Finis Community After School & Homework Club in Suncuis.
No running water in houses
The villagers have no running water in their houses, so have to fetch it from community wells.
We met up with a young lady, Lidia Anker, she is 23 years old and of gypsy descent from the village of Ioanis. She went to college and is now a teacher in Ioanis.
Children in Ioanis only go to school up to 4th grade, age about 11 years. After this there is no schooling locally as the next grade school is in the town of Beius and they are unable to get there due to costs and distance.
The Village of Suncuis
The people of the village of Suncuis were very friendly, and after speaking to the village leader and pastor Bogdan, they expressed a need for the 200 children to be educated to progress in life.
They wish to have an after-school club where the children can do their homework, supported by Lidia, and could receive a hot meal.
Lidia has offered her time free of charge as she believes education is key. The kids have no help at home because the parents are uneducated, but they also support the desire for an after-school facility for their children.
Who is Bogdan?
Bogdan has started to build a facility for the kids with the aid of the men of the village. The foundations have been started adjacent to the church where they can upgrade and extend the existing heating system.