How legacies change lives







For good deeds there are no frontiers

Dr. Michael Janson and his wife Varuni have left this world, but their charitable work continues. The couple dedicated their whole lives to helping people.

The President of Children in Distress Romania had a chance meeting with the Jansons while on a flight, and used the opportunity to talk about our projects for distressed children in Romania. Read more about it here. As a result we were made a beneficiary of his legacy – a decision which we appreciate greatly.

Immediately after receiving their generous legacy donation, earlier this year, we considered ways to continue their charitable work. It is important that we honour their memory and to keep them in people’s minds as long as possible. We want to show how legacies, handled professionally, can really change lives.

The first project implemented in Arges County is underway. It will address the issues of poor children at rural schools and will support their education.


10 scholarships to be awarded

Over the next three years, we will grant 10 scholarships for £800 each every year to rural children in Arges County. In Romania 50% of children are in rural areas where there are high levels of poverty.

A partnership contract has already been signed with the Argeș County Educational Department. From 7 of October 2019, all the rural schools involved in the project received the application forms and rules – applicants to comply with the rules in order to qualify for the scholarship.

We’ll be keeping you informed about this project with news directly from the beneficiaries and  from the children competing for the scholarships. We’ll be interviewing them and including the interviews in our updates.

It’s important to us let as many people as possible know how our projects honour the memory of Dr. Michael and Varuni Janson and how we can make sure legacies change lives.


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