Since 2012 we have been working in Transilvania to support neglected Roma children and their families and founded the Rumanian Association “Asociatia ELIJAH Initiativa Sociala Ruth Zenkert”. After the start in Hosman, thirty kilometres east of Sibiu, we have extended our activities to four more villages – Nou, Ţichindeal, Nocrich and Marpod. There we run social projects, education and training programmes and live with Roma in the ELIJAH community.

To support the organisation of Ruth Zenkert in Transilvania the Austrian Association „ELIJAH. Pater Georg Sporschill SJ. Soziale Werke”, located in Vienna, was found 2013. Responsible herefore are Dr. Herbert Sausgruber (Obmann), Dr. Pater Georg Sporschill (Stellvertreter), Dr. Alfred Fogarassy, Dr. Karl Schleinzer and Dr. Konstantin Rhomberg.