The Verita Foundation is a non-profit organization that was founded out of the belief that education can significantly contribute to improving the quality of life of children from disadvantaged backgrounds.
Using our experience in education, knowledge about the harmonious development of children and the science behind the learning process, we aim to develop training programs for educators and teachers from state schools in Romania.
Our goal is to inspire and support the educational communities that support the learning process in rural state schools. We contribute through our projects to a greater awareness of the stressors in this field but also to the existence of individual, group or system tools that allow the creation of a space of physical, mental and emotional safety for both educators and students.
STRESS AND PHYSICAL IMPACT ON SCHOOL TEACHERS
In Romania, every year, more than 500 teachers abandon their teaching positions due to stress, behavioral, psychological or physical symptoms due to their work The percentage is far higher in rural areas than in urban areas.
IMPACT OF POVERTY ON
Many underprivileged rural and state school children who live with abuse and neglect in homes with extreme poverty, time spent with teachers represents the only time they can thrive in a safe and nourishing environment.
LACK OF SOCIAL EMOTIONAL EDUCATION
Lack of social emotional awareness inhibits teachers and students ability to form human connections, develop resilience, navigate stress and successfully face the challenges necessary to achieve academic education and excellence.
We wholeheartedly believe in positively impacting the quality of education in public schools by empowering
and giving sustainable support to those who are closely associated with the education ecosystem.
Incorporating teacher well-being training and skills, community programs and workshops introducing
mindfulness and social emotional awareness and funding events, retreats and education for disadvantaged and underserved children are ways that Verita Foundation can have its most effective impact.
Everyday the Verita Foundation accomplishes a small success. Every success creates a ripple of change.
Together we are turning problems into prosperity, scarcity into abundance and ripples of change into waves of opportunity. We know that together we have the power to change the world.
See the difference we have made in our community
Children in foster homes, state schools and remote, poor villages in Romania have been impacted.
Funds that have been raised to support education and resources that benefit teachers and students.
Community workshops, programs and events that have been hosted by Verita Foundation.
Lead speaker: Nipun Mehta
Nourishing the Personal – Community – System synergy for educating the heart and mind.
Nipun Mehta is the founder of ServiceSpace.org - an incubator of projects that support a gift culture. In his mid-twenties, Nipun quit his job to become a "full time volunteer" and over the last 15 years, his work has reached millions, attracted more than 500 thousand volunteers, and mushroomed into numerous projects like DailyGood, Awakin Circles, and Karma Kitchen. Among his many prestigious accolades, President Obama appointed him on a council for social change, Dalai Lama recognized him as an “Unsung Hero of Compassion”, and Germany’s OOOM magazine named him Top 100 Most Inspiring People of 2018.
Why compassion in education?
Educational systems around the world are increasingly becoming outdated. The traditional “ download” of education not only leaves many children bored and uninterested, its overemphasis on tests and grades rewards passive memorization over innovation and creativity, and leaves fresh graduates completely unprepared for the modern workplace. Moreover, children are more plugged into devices and more disconnected than ever before, as bullying rates continue to sky rocket.
Many innovators are now suggesting a shift from content to relationship. In the world of Google, content is cheap, automated and freely available. Everything humans can do with content, machines can do better. Amid such a backdrop, a growing body of research suggests that the most valuable commodities for the future are teamwork, collaboration and empathy.
While you can always purchase a traditional ticket as a donation to help renovate a state school classroom in a poor Romania village, we believe there are many other forms of capital that can be equally valuable and meaningful. Click HERE to learn more about the four ways that you contribute and join this amazing event...
Together we have the power to make a difference. Your support can help change a life in so many positive ways. By participating in the efforts of Verita Foundation you are helping make the world a better place for everyone.
Meet our team of highly dedicated professionals. They are committed to creating the change they want to see in the world. Through their tireless efforts, the Verita Foundation is bringing joy to thousand of children throughout Romania.
Trainer and Psychopedagogue