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Banca Transilvania joins the Carpathia Conservation Foundation. First step: building a day center for children from rural areas

Comunicat de presa 2021-09-03
Banca Transilvania joins the Carpathia Conservation Foundation. First step: building a day center for children from rural areas

Banca Transilvania, Carpathia Conservation Foundation and Casa Buna Association are building a day center in Nucsoara (Arges County), Casa Buna, to give a chance for a better future to the children in the area. It will be a place where, annually, about 200 children from rural areas will have the chance of getting a better education.

By supporting the community and the environmentally friendly initiatives, the project partners want to contribute to improving the lives of the inhabitants and preserving the ecosystem in the Fagaras Mountains area.

At Casa Buna, children will be able to study, have a hot meal and internet access, will be able to do sports and learn about the nature and history of the place. They will also benefit from both school tutoring and medical check-ups.


  • Barbara Promberger, Executive Manager, Conservation Carpathia Foundation:"We strongly believe that in order to build sustainable communities we need partners with the same values, who want to be part of those projects that are created for the benefit of the people and of the environment. We are one of the most important nature conservation organizations in Romania and all our efforts have been constantly made to protect the Fagaras Mountains. But, for a sustainable future of this unique massif in Europe, we need generations of educated young people, with access to quality education, people who can build with us the communities of the future".

  • Ömer Tetik, CEO, Banca Transilvania:"What we are doing now in Nucsoara is a first step and we are glad to help a group of kind people, who make the world around them better. The trust with which the Romanians granted us, makes us do everything we possibly can so that Romania is the place we want, namely a country where we take care of the vulnerable ones and where the respect for nature and economic development go hand in hand . Congratulations, Carphatia Conservation Foundation, for everything you have accomplished so far, you are an example of sustainable development!”

  • Valeriu Nicolae, Founder, Casa Buna Association: „Casa Buna from Nucsoara will help thousands of children from rural areas. By building the headquarters, we want to be closer to the community we are part of, to help where it is needed. Nucsoara is a wonder place, of a beauty that conquers you, but unfortunately it suffers from the same problems as most of the small rural localities in the mountains. Hundreds of hectares of forest have been destroyed in the past. The rapid aging of the population, the lack of infrastructure, the quality of education, especially during the pandemic, the lack of jobs, the access to quality medical services are all serious problems ".


Banca Transilvania, Casa Buna Association and Conservation Carpahia Foundation 

About Banca Transilvania: Banca Transilvania is the largest bank in Romania. For 27 years on the market, BT has over 18% market share, 3.2 million customers, 3 business lines, over 9,000 people in the team, modern online banking solutions and 500 agencies in 180 cities. It is one of the most valuable Romanian brands, with a value of 376 million EUR, according to Brand Finance (2021). Beyond banking, Banca Transilvania wants to have a positive impact in Romania - for the people, the business and the environment.

About the Carpathia Conservation Foundation: The project of the Carpathia Conservation Foundation started primarily with the protection of alpine forests in the east side of the Fagaras Mountains, and in 2012 the foundation began to get involved in restoring the affected areas. From 2009 until today, the project has saved from exploitation over 25,400 hectares of alpine forests and pastures in the southeast area of the Carpathian Mountains, where it initiated ecological reconstruction works and established protection measures for both the forest and the wild animals, all for the benefit of the local communities. The FCC project is unique in Romania and represents one of the most important European conservation initiatives.

About Casa Buna Association: For over 12 years, Valeriu Nicolae, together with a group of volunteers, has been working with children from the most vulnerable areas in Bucharest, Ferentari. The results of their work have shown that it is possible to change the lives of children by contributing to the development of their educational, creative, sports and vocational skills. The association's dream is to build a network of Casa Buna Homes throughout the country, to help thousands of children.