Comber Romainian Orphanage Appeal


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Our Mission is to build better futures for children and adults with disabilities

our work in Romania

Comber is an Irish NGO which has worked with children in orphanages in Romania since 1990. Comber is now working with the Romanian Government to drive the closure of institutions for children and young adults with disabilities.

We do this by:

- Providing homes in the community for adults with disabilities still living in institutions

- Helping families to keep children with disabilities at home

- Education & Training with our Romanian partners


Jenel's Story   

Jenel Mocanu (34) was abandoned at birth and has lived in institutions all his life. As a result of severe neglect, Jenel spent his entire childhood in a cot and has contracted, ‘cot legs’ as a result. He now walks with the aid of a frame. Comber volunteers first got to know Jenel while he lived in Gradinari orphanage in the 1990s. He was later transferred to the adult institution in Bolintin Vale when he turned 18. Jenel moved into one of Comber's supported living groups homes on Feb 15th 2007. This is his first experience of having a permanent home.


Thanks to our supporters

Comber’s work is made possible by the support and generosity    of its donors and supporters.

We were also supported in 2006 and 2007 by Irish Aid.

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- Support our Golf Classic by buying a Raffle ticket - €5 only! Draw taking place 2nd Sept.


- Listen to interview with Daniel Ryan on the Marian Finucane Show (RTE PLayer) and learn more about his story and work with Comber


- Meet our 2011 volunteers!



- Recent training in Giurgiu for staff with Dr Barry Coughlan from University of Limerick



- New Day Services Centre opens in Giurgiu City for residents of Comber homes


Comber involved in EASTERN EUROPE CONFERENCE and book launch on 25th-26th Feb


- Tabara Summer Camp 2010 a huge success



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