Growing forests, terraforming communities!
Padurea copiilor is an environmental program with a strong educational component, which aims to develop rural communities in south of Romania. Our mission is to grow forests on degraded public fields so that we can protect the communities and the infield from the devastating impact of climate change. We focus on the southern part of Romania because here the effects of lack of forestation are most visible and the danger of desertification is most prominent. Up until now we managed to cover 38h of land with forests (the equivalent of 52 soccer fields ) in Calarasi and Teleorman counties. Moreover, 13 000 people coming from rural areas are the direct beneficiaries of the forests advantages. Through all its endeavors Padurea Copiilor aims to develop and strengthen the local communities self-support capacities.