"Petroasa Mare" - Social center Wetschehaus

Wetschehaus, Romania

The Petroasa Mare social center, better known under the Swabian village name of “Wetschehaus”, was founded upon the initiative of Elfriede Schweifer from Eisenstadt in 1993. Ever since its beginnings, the facility that takes care of social orphans has provided a home to more than 70 children. In the more than 20 years of the facility's existence, many citizens of Burgenland have made a contribution both financially and through volunteer work. Currently, the generation center offers room for some 20 kids in need, who, apart from receiving shelter and regular meals, are also treated to some pedagogical values.