Programele de animatie clinica pentru copii cu perioada lunga de spitalizare- Maria, Constantin si Dumitru se redefinesc

Sunt Valentina Ical, una dintre cele mai noi membre a echipei A.C.T.O.R., fost voluntar al Serviciului European de Voluntariat in Spania. Una dintre sarcinile mele este coordonarea activitatilor de animatie clinica in spitalele in care desfasuram trei programe de animatie clinica pentru copii cu perioada lunga de spitalizare- Maria, Constantin si Dumitru. Spitalele partnere sunt Lacul Bucura-Sectia de pediatrie a Institutului de pneumoftiziologie Marius Nasta, Spitalul de Urgenta pentru Copii-Marie Curie si Spitalul Grigore Alexandrescu sustinute de sponsorul nostru United Way. Spitale carora li se alatura spitalul de Recuperare Nicolae Robanescu si Centru de zi Sfantul Vasile din Sectorul 4. Aceste activitati in spitale sunt desfasurate de voluntari europeni din toate colturile lumii, a caror prezenta in Romania este sustinuta de programul Tineret in Actiune al Comisiei Europene.

Vizitand fiecare spital si participand la sesiunile de animatie clinica a voluntarilor europeni din proiectul precedent “Here There Everywhere”, am constientizat din nou nevoia atat a personalului medical cat si a beneficiarilor sau a familiilor acestora a unor voluntari locali, vorbitori de limba romana, care sa vina in sprijinul celor straini si care sa faciliteze comunicarea, facand mai usoara intelegerea culturii lor.  Pornind de la aceasta nevoie, am hotarat impreuna cu colegele mele, formarea unei echipe stranse si puternice de voluntari romani, care sa-i sustina pe cei straini nu doar in probleme de comunicare ci si sa parcurga impreuna  un proces de dezvoltare si invatare mutual. Asadar, participand la prezentarea Student Consulting, am lansat apelul nostru de inscriere in programul de spitale a cator mai multi tineri din liceele bucurestene. In urma acelei prezentari, am reusit sa alcatuim o echipa de tineri entuziasti care isi doreau sa colaboreze cu voluntarii straini, dar si sa participe la un stagiu de voluntariat in spitalele romanesti. Alaturi de acestia au venit si voluntari ai Muzeului Literaturii Romane sau chiar prieteni ai prietenilor lor.

Inainte de a intra in spitale, voluntarii au participat la un training de spitale, in care au aflat tot felul de informatii menite sa-i ajute in activitatile lor. De asemenea, voluntarii au participat si la traininguri de origami si baloane, sustinute de colegele mele Andreea Vasilescu si Alina Vatavu. Astfel, echipa de voluntari romani a devenit  foarte pregatita si motivata sa intre in spitale si sa impartaseasca pacientilor si familiile lor atat experienta lor in origami cat si clipe de bucurie pentru cei aflati intr-un moment dificil al vietii. In prezent in marea echipa de voluntari A.C.T.O.R sunt elevi din licee precum George Cosbuc, Mihai Viteazu, Tudor Vianu, Hristov Botev, Scoala Centrala sau I.L. Caragiale, dar si studenti sau fosti voluntari europeni care au vrut sa continue experienta avuta in strainatate.

 

I am Valentina Ical , one of the newest member of the A.C.T.O.R. team former volunteer of European Voluntary Service in Spain. One of my tasks is to coordinate the activities of our three programs of the clinic animation in hospitals for children – Maria and Dumitru Constantin . Our hospital partners are Lacul Bucura Department of Pediatrics Pneumology of Marius Nasta Institute, Emergency Hospital for Children , Marie Curie and Grigore Alexandrescu Hospital supported by our sponsor United Way . Hospitals that joined our programs are Nicolae Robanescu Rehabilitation Hospital and Sfantul Vasile Day Centre. These activities are carried out in hospitals by European volunteers from all around the world , whose presence in Romania is supported by the Youth in Action program of the European Commission .

Visiting each participating hospital and the clinic animation sessions of the  volunteers in the previous project ” Here There Everywhere “, I realized the need of both medical staff and beneficiaries or their families of local volunteers, Romanian speakers that come in support of foreign and facilitate communication , making it easier to understand their culture. Based on this need, we decided forming a strong team of Romanian volunteers, who could support the others not only in communication problems but also to travel together through a development process and mutual learning. Therefore, participating in Student Consulting presentation, we launched our appeal enrollment in program hospitals for young people from high schools in Bucharest. Following that presentation, we managed to compile a team of enthusiastic young people who wanted to work with foreign volunteers, and to participate in our activities in hospitals. Along with them came and Romanian Literature Museum volunteers or friends of their friends.
Before entering the program, the volunteers participated in trainings about hospital, where they found all sorts of information meant to help them in their activities. Also, the volunteers participated in origami and balloon trainings supported by my colleagues Alina Vatavu and Andreea Vasilescu. The Romanian volunteer team became very prepared and motivated to enter in hospitals and to meet the patients and their families in order to share their origami experience and to offer moments of joy for those in a difficult time of life. Currently the A.C.T.O.R.team of volunteers are high school students from George Cosbuc , Mihai Viteazul, Tudor Vianu , Hristov Botev Scoala Centrala or IL Caragiale , and students or former European volunteers who wanted to continue the experience they had abroad.

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