Road to education – August 2022

Shall we buy a school bus together?

School starts soon. When this happens, there a lot of changes occurring, children seeing their peers again, smiles and joy. No matter what are the mixed emotions one feels, school is a natural step in a soon-to-be adult’s life, one that should be carried in a normal fashion, with care towards each child’s physical integrity and spiritual evolution. But many times, unfortunately, in Romania normal stages are not normal for everybody and children are frequently affected by all sorts of inequalities.


pastel Association’s August project focuses on the children at the Șerban Vodă Highschool in Slănic who would want to go to school but can’t get there. Literally.


The students’ transportation from and to school is a recurring issue and a pressing one also for parents and educators alike as the children are set to walk 3-4 kilometers per day, on the main road with no sidewalk, with an intense car traffic. And the burden of finding appropriate transportation means is not suitable for a child’s shoulders. The bad weather, rain, snow, or hot days are a major difficulty, and they play a definite role in the students’ arrival on time at the school. Moreover, it’s a worrying issue on all parts as well: children, parents, and educators. A private bus wouldn’t do much either as parents can’t pay for the passes due to their low income.


What can be done to prevent the imminent school abandonment?

Buy a school bus which would provide the students’ transportation. It is an efficient and safe method and thus, the children at Șerban Vodă Highschool would have equal chances and rights to education, they won’t be tired when arriving at school and at home and no parent will ever be worried and always checking the children on the phone.


127 students will benefit from this means of transportation and from access to education. Many of these children have received numerous school accolades and without school, their aspirations for the future would shrink, their decisive nature would decay, and construction of a future would fall in the shadow. Education IS their fundamental right, and we want to give them the opportunity to wield it.


We would very much enjoy if we would partner up in this project, whether you donate any amount of money by pressing the button below or talking to your friends about our initiative.



Thank you for standing by these kids, that don’t want to be late for school anymore, who could use the time they use walking with homework or eating and who never want to be frozen, wet or sweating again. We finally thank you for giving them the chance to have a future with lots of options.


pastel Association believes in the power of recurrent good deeds, done month by month. If our mission fits and you wish to leave a mark on the world, donate for this project, and spread the news of this fundraising with your colleagues and friends. Let’s make it count and let’s not leave a month pass without doing a good deed!

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