Award Silver Level participant

My name is Ludo and I’m doing the Silver Award. This programme has made a major change in my life. Before I did not like to speak with people outside my residential care home because I thought that anybody who discovered my origins would have a negative impression about me.

Feeling alone

I was born into a poor family from Brasov. When I was three years old, I was sent to a residential home called a placement centre, because my mother died and my father had alcohol problems.

All my childhood I have lived with the feeling that I am alone in the entire world. The other children from the placement centre were my family. We ate from the same dish under the same roof. We were treated like thieves and told that our future would be in prison or on the streets.

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