- Who We Are
- What We Do
- Community for All
- Bridge Funding During the Global Economic Crisis
- Sustainable social services for people with intellectual disabilities within the decentralization context
- Collaboration at the local level for social inclusion of persons with disabilities in Anenii-Noi and Ialoveni Districts
- Piloting inclusive education models for preschool children in Moldova
- Get involved through advocacy and self-advocacy
- Access of persons with disabilities to election
- Media and communication for an inclusive society
- People with Disabilities - Actors in Preventing and Combating Discrimination
- Prevention of Stigma and Discrimination Against Persons with Disabilities in Schools on Both Banks of the Nistru River
- Economic Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities and/or their Families Through Selling Hand-made Bags and Handbags for Women from Recyclable Materials
- Micro-enterprise Incubator
- Public-Private Partnership for the Sustainable Development of Locally Governed Disability Services: Supporting Decentralization Reform
- Past Projects
- News and Events
- Publications and Resources
- Ways to Help
- Social Entrepreneurship
Who We Are
Keystone Moldova supports children, young people, and families with disabilities or living in difficult social situations to lead full, active lives in the community. As a nongovernmental organization, Keystone Moldova has developed a system of community-based services and supports to assist individuals to leave residential institutions, rejoin the community, and gain access to equal education opportunities.
What We Do
Keystone Moldova is developing and providing community-based services for persons with intellectual disabilities, including Family Support Services, Community Homes, Supported Living Services, Foster Care Service, Shared Living Service, Respite Service, Mobile Team, Resource Centers for Inclusive Education, Support Services for Labor Inclusion, and more. Keystone Moldova also participates in drafting and promoting legislative and normative acts in the field of the social protection system to ensure quality community-based services can be sustained in the future.
“When I saw him with such a great mood and desire to go to school [after his first day], from that moment we did not have any doubt anymore whether our child should go to school or not,” said Iulian’s mother.
After spending his early years in the residential institution in Orhei, Iulian has returned home to his family and is now attending a local school with his peers. Although his mother and teacher initially had doubts about sending him to school, they no longer question whether school is the right path for him. “Each success made us aim higher, thinking, ‘Let’s try, maybe he will be able to do that, too? Let’s try this, let’s try that,’” said Iulian’s mother. Iulian has continued to exceed expectations and has thrived in an inclusive classroom.
Keystone Moldova is working to provide equal access to education for all children. Not only are children with disabilities receiving support to attend their local community schools with their peers, but teachers and other educators are receiving training and education in inclusive classrooms and the provision of individual educational plans. Additionally, the Inclusive Education service is raising awareness in the community and encouraging people to take a more positive attitude toward children with disabilities and inclusive education.
For her part, Iulian’s mother sees a bright future for her son. “I wish he could develop as many abilities that would enable him to perform a job,” she said. “So much courage and optimism I have in my soul that I think anything is possible.”