This is Father Nicolae Tanase. He is the man who set up the Children’s Camp in Valea Screzii, as ONEITEM is supporting.
A few words come to my mind when I think about how to describe him .
The first thing is the last thing he said to us when we left in February : Parle la langue de l’amour. Speak the language of love.
He is a man with a heart of gold. In addition : intellectual, humouristic, down-to-earth and above all caring & humane.
He named the place a “children’s camp” rather than an orphanage , as the word “orphanage” had bad connotations. Just a detail like this says something about him.
What he is doing for the children and the other people living in the small village is amazing. He set it up some twenty years ago, after the Revolution in Romania.
We had a lunch with him in February and he is definitely one of those people I could have sat and listen to and talk to for a whole day. – And come back the next day .
Hope we will see him again in June.
Parle la langue de l’amour.