We have news regarding the Dr. Michael and Varuni Janson legacy project. Information about this was first published in our news section in the article How legacies change lives. Their legacy is going to help children living in poverty in the rural communities of Arges County with their education through a competition for scholarships.
The scholarship project has already attracted the attention of the local press and we have gathered some articles on the subject for you. Below you will see two links to articles published by the local media and a radio-interview will follow.
If you would like to know more about the start of the competition and the candidates, please see the video below. They come from 90 rural schools and will compete for 10 scholarships worth £800 a year for three years.
We were surprised at how well the project has been received by the local community. The candidates know that it could make a big difference to their present situation, and could fundamentally change their lives for the better.
Everybody is keen to be among the first ten who will get a scholarship which is more than three times the minimum net wage in force in Romania.
Dr. Michael Janson and his wife Varuni Roberts both had bright, enquiring minds and shared their love of knowledge, art and music. They were, in fact, two very special, selfless people.
Through the projects that we have initiated from their legacy, we hope that their memory will live on and that they will continue to help people as Dr. Michael Janson did during his life. He ran a very successful complimentary-alternative medical centre in Cambridge Massachusetts, near Harvard University.
Look out for our next story for an update on the competition and who might win.
Here are interviews with staff and students at schools in Arges County about the new scholarships.