Yellow Bus wants to become the friend of Ukrainians and of all people who leave the path of war and try to find a refuge in Romania and Europe. As they cross the border, they will meet this character and receive support, help and guidance from him.
In Ukrainian folklore there is even a story that has become a symbol for the project and it is called the Yellow Bus. He was everyone’s friend, he took children to school, kindergarten, adults to work and always managed to be where there was a need. All the inhabitants of the city were delighted with him, greeted him and shared their best with him, until one day. A black and gloomy February day, when the enemy invaded the town and behaved violently with the locals. Such, a few months passed, until Yellow Bus found the solution and brought peace back to the city, and its inhabitants became free again.
Beautiful things start from a good intention and people who want peace in the world, and the Yellow Bus project is no exception. It is financed by Care – a global confederation that has been fighting for over 75 years against poverty and social injustice and it is coordinated and implemented at a national level by the SERA Romania Foundation (a non-governmental, non-profit, private organization that has been active for 26 years in the field of child protection and the promotion of children’s rights in Romania) with the support of Care France and FONPC (Federation of Non-Governmental Organizations for Children). With the support of partners and volunteers, we created this mobile office that operates on Romania’s border with Ukraine and offers emotional, psychological and logistical support for anyone who requests or needs it.
Meeting with Yellow Bus you will find out:
– how you can find a place to live in Romania
– how to move around Romania and Europe
– how to find a job
– what types of services you can call on (legal services, psychological counseling, medical services, translation services, social services, safety and protection)
– how to find services and activities for your child
– how to spend your free time in Romania.
Thus, the story is written daily, with your help, at the border and in the refugee centers. War is not normal, so we must not get used to it, but let us continue to stand by Ukraine and its people who love their country and have amply proved this in recent months. Remember that Yellow Bus can’t do it alone, so you can support it with a donation or lend a hand as a volunteer. Peace comes from unity!