The Prefect`s Institution of Brasov initiated and supported several projects of public interest, including: the Anti-Drug Campaign initiated in schools, the pilot Videoconference System, the Job Shadowing Day and the Campaign on Awareness, Social Responsibility and Selective Collection of Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE), entitled the ?WEEE Recycling Week?. In December, the Prefect`s Institution shall involve in supporting several social projects for deprived persons.
The Anti-Drug Campaign
?Together with the Board for Education we have created two projects: the Anti-Drug Campaign in schools and the Job Shadowing Day. The Anti-Drug Campaign was organized as a contest. Thanks to the sponsors? support, 20,000 flyers have been made with messages against violence and drug use. The flyers were distributed to every locality and school in Brasov County. All the children participated in this contest and three winners were nominated after drawing of lots. It brings us a lot of joy knowing that these flyers were not wasted and that this campaign reached its purpose?, said Mr. Romer Ambrus Sandor Mihaly, Prefect of Brasov.
The Job Shadowing Day
Students from the High Schools in Brasov participated in the National Project Contest of the County Students Committees, for which 40 counties signed up. 46 projects were presented for four educational categories: health, environment, civism and interculturality. The County Students Council from Brasov entered the competition with the project Job Shadowing Day, which was developed in partnership with the Prefect`s Institution and the Board of Education in Brasov County. The representatives of our county were awarded the 2nd prize. The project will be in progress for the entire school year and will be continued the next school year, too.
The pilot Videoconference System
Another project was the implementation of a videoconference network between the Prefect`s Institution, the County Council and the city halls from the County of Brasov. The system featured hardware server, webcams, microphones, loudspeakers, plasma flat screens, cables, connectors, consumables and others. The costs went up to ?5,000, the money being allocated from the budget of the County Council Brasov. The system was set up using Open Source software packages, and the users were trained by the Special Telecommunication Service staff, on the basis of a collaboration protocol.