The poverty of children is one of the main causes of social exclusion. Children are one of the most underprivileged categories of the Moldovan society; they represent 27 % of the poor people and 30 % of the extreme poor. Education is the most efficient way to reduce poverty and is crucial for boosting the country’s economy.
Charity Foundation Caritas Moldova raises awareness on the importance of prevention of school dropout among underprivileged children; in this meaning in the period August 18-29 we organized the school supplies fundraising campaign “Help me to prepare my school bagpack”. This period of the campaign was chosen as the new school year in Moldova starts at September 1.
“By this campaign we want to raise awareness regarding the problem of school dropout and that is why we invited donors to be solidary with those who need it.”
On August 29, the last day of the campaign, Caritas Moldova, with the support of donors and people with generous hearts, managed to organize a charity event for these children. The main objective of the event is to motivate and stimulate children to go to school and raise funds for the support of underprivileged children.
The agenda of the event included educational and entertainment activities for children: Healthy Nutrition workshop, handmade workshop and sport competitions conducted by teachers and volunteers of Caritas Moldova.
At the end of the event every child received a school bag with school supplies.
We are grateful to all our partners and donors who understood the importance to get involved in this campaign: Birovits S.R.L., Sandriliona S.R.L., GELIBERT S.R.L., II Ines Morosan, Leogrand Hotel S.R.L., C.I.E. “Moldexpo” S.A, SC “SEOLA – LUX” S.R.L.
Charity Foundation Caritas Moldova is a humanitarian and charity organization which contributes to poverty eradication and creation of social fair systems by promoting the values of tolerance and Christian mercy. Caritas Moldova gives support to children and youth from underprivileged families by offering opportunities and alternatives of personal development through projects of social integration and through implemented educational programs. Yearly, within the “Education, Prevention and Youth” department of Caritas Moldova, approx.… 1000 children beneficiate of support and consultancy at our Day Centers for Children.