luni, 28 mai 2012


Mrs. Aurica has been in charge of the courtyard space and will be in charge of it when I leave. She has worked side by side with me and the students since we've started. 

For more information on these great students and the work that they do, see their blog:

Hello, my name is Georgiana Adochitei.  
Club IMPACT teaches me how  to have fun, treat people with respect 
and it shows me how I can help others. I'm a happy and normal girl,
 and like to help people, listen to music and play 
my darling  Rose, the guitar.
Hi name is Andrei  and I’m 17 years old.  
I like to walk a lot and I am a sociable and  funny person. 
I love to put all my things in order and I can't stand when something goes wrong. 
I hate to do something from obligation and
 I work to be successful in everything I do. 
My motto in life is: The future is not a gift, it is an achievement.

Hi, I am Bianca. I am 19 years old and 
 I am a student. 
I am a sensitive person and I love helping people. 
I love to travel and also meet new people.  

 My name is Elena Guţă, I'm almost 18 and I love to help people. 
I love school and I can't understand children who hate it. 
I sing in a religious choir and I paint icons on glass. Another passion for me is to read, especially religious books and novels. I've never been to a club and I don't want that. We have a beautiful country which deserves to be visited but it isn't promoted enough abroad.

                                     My name is Nastase Florentina, I am 18 years old and 
I  am student at Liceul Teoretic Ioan Slavici Panciu. I am a nice person and 
have been a member of Club IMPACT Perfect LIS Panciu for 2 years.

                           GEORGE CHIRITA, a kind soul and a student passionate
                     about photography.

Hello... My name is Carmen, but all my friends call me Cami and I like that. I’m 18 years old. I am a sociable, ambitious and proud person. I trust myself and I’m very optimistic that everything I do is a success. I make decisions at the last moment and often they are the best decisions.

marți, 22 mai 2012

(May 21, 2012)
  • This week, we will again hoe the land, start planting seeds for the turf (so kids can walk and hang out on the grass), and install the benches with cement....if the rain doesn't come!


(April 30 - May 16, 2012)

  • Herbicide was placed over the space in order to kill the dry grass and weeds and start anew. We will allow at least two weeks for the herbicide to work its magic.
  • In the meantime, Mr. Cociorba or Nelu, will buy the materials for the benches and construct them at his house.

Digging out the earth to install the irrigation system.
-April 25 - April 30, 2012
Installing the system.
-April 25 - April 30, 2012

Drilling a hole in the wall to start installing the irrigation system.
-April 25 - April 30, 2012

Loading the boulders.
-April 30, 2012

Unloading the boulders.
-April 30, 2012

Storing the boulders.
-April 30, 2012


(April 25 - April 30, 2012)

  • Bought the materials for the irrigation system with my colleague, Luminita Cociorba (the second leader of the project and main colleague with whom I collaborate) and her husband, Nelu Cociorba. Luminita is a history teacher and was the educational counselor and project leader in school until a month ago. She has supported me and my projects since I arrived. 
  • She is the Romanian leader of the project and her husband will be donating his time to buying materials with us, installing the irrigation system and constructing the benches.
  • Over spring break, not only did Nelu install the irrigation system under the land, but he and a couple of kids went and gathered large stones and boulders near the river for the courtyard.

luni, 21 mai 2012

Pulling out weeds!
-Saptamana Altfel

Help from a horse to hoe the land!
-Saptmana Altfel

Using a hoe on the land!
-Saptamana Altfel

"SAPTMANA ALTFEL"...a week like no other in which schools across the country try something new. A week full of extracurricular activities such as workshops, dance class, contests, etc. 
(Monday, April 2 - Friday, April 6, 2012)

  • 30 to 40 volunteers joined myself, Mrs. Aurica (adiministrator at the school and one of the leader's of the project), and Petrica, a friendly groundskeeper, to begin "A GREEN NICHE for LIS". Mrs. Aurica has been in charge of taking care of the courtyard since I've been at school and will be in charge of keeping up the renovations after I leave.
  • We dug up already planted flowers in order to replant them when the ground is healthier. 
  • We went through the whole courtyard with a hoe thus digging up and mixing the soil in order to give the land a new start.   
  • Pulled weeds.
  • Help from a horse! A horse came on Thursday to help us. It had an instrument attached to it that helped hoe and rake the land better.
  • Towards the end of the week, we made a circle around the middle of the courtyard and marked where we would be planting the previously pulled flowers.
  • A new class just added to the high school, an advanced class of 5th graders, helped us replant the flowers in that space.