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The results of a sociological study show life improvement of Keystone Moldova beneficiaries

The quality of life of children and adults deinstitutionalized from the Orhei Residential Institution for children (boys) with mental disabilities, with the support of the "Community for All - Moldova" Program, has improved essentially, compared with the period prior to project implementation. These data are revealed by the Sociological Study "…

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12 persons with disabilities got the opportunity to live in the community

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December is the time when people have some pleasant surprises. Last week was a totally special one, in the case of 12 persons with disabilities: they left the Residential Institution from Orhei and started a new life in a Community Home. Six young men went to Falesti and six children - …

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Right to health discussed at the last meeting of GPID

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Saturday, December 7, the \"Group of People with Intellectual Disabilities, deprived of the right to live in the community\" (GPID) met to continue to learn about their rights and obligations. The discussion centered on disability this time. People with intellectual disabilities, GPID members, find it hard to understand and accept that …

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Mobile teams from Anenii Noi, Dubasari, Falesti, Singerei and Ungheni have developed activity plans for 2014

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During the period 14-28 November, 2013, the specialists of Social Assistance and Family Protection Departments from Anenii Noi, Dubasari, Singerei and Ungheni participated in workshops, organized by Keystone Moldova, on updating the database of persons with disabilities and the development of the activity plan for 2014 of the "Mobile Team" social service. <…

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Five "Mobile Team" social services have received cars from EU funds

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Today, in Chisinau, five cars for "Mobile Team" social services from the rayons of Anenii Noi, Ungheni, Singerei, Dubasari and Falesti were brought into service for representatives of these rayons. The cars, worth a total of EUR 36630, were purchased from European Union funds, in order to support the work of …

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Other 6 young people left the Orhei Residential Institution

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The 3rd of December 2013 is not just a day with special significance in the calendar for six young people with disabilities, when, traditionally, they are visited by high state officials and public servants or, when they watch broadcasts and reports on television, dedicated to the International Day of Persons with …

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Simple and beautiful moments in the life of a man, captured in photos

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Today, December, 3, seven young people exhibit their photographs in the exhibition "The world, the way I see it", in the lobby of the Ministry of Labor, Social Protection and Family. The exhibition, in its 5th edition, is organized by Keystone Moldova with the purpose to emphasize the abilities of persons …

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Support of school inclusion of children from the village of Tudora, Stefan Voda rayon

Today, there is a double celebration in the village of Tudora, Stefan Voda rayon - the Resource Centre for Inclusive Education is launched at the village gymnasium and the Community Center "Unitate" celebrates 10 years of activity.

The Resource Centre for Inclusive Education (RCIE) was created by Keystone Moldova, …

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Representatives from the Eastern Partnership countries will learn from the experience of Keystone Moldova in the field of deinstitutionalization

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In the period of 18-21 November, 12 experts in the field of social protection, representatives of decision makers and civil society from Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Armenia and Ukraine are on a study visit in the Republic of Moldova, in order to learn from the experience of our country in the field of …

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Helping Hand Moldova provides donations to people in difficulty

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Traditionally, for the fourth consecutive year, the Foundation Helping Hand Moldova provides donations for people in difficulty, including Keystone Moldova beneficiaries.

This year's donation includes selected things, according to the individual needs of beneficiaries: clothes, footwear, wheelchairs, shower chairs, tables, tools, kitchen utensils, chairs, blankets etc. Many …

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UN Convention on the rights of persons with disabilities - transposed into a Guide for local public authorities

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It is time for the local public authorities in Moldova to assume responsibilities with regard to the social inclusion of persons with disabilities. A new, recently-published guide comes to help local public authorities (LPAs) to understand the provisions of the UN Convention on the rights of persons with disabilities and …

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"It is not good to live in institutions. Boarding schools must be closed!"

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This is the unanimous declaration made yesterday by the members of the "Group of Persons with Intellectual Disabilities, deprived of the right to live in the community," during the meeting of the Group formation. 14 people, who lived in residential institutions for more than 10 years, have decided to form this group, …

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Young men from Bacioi "test" the profession they desire

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Ten young men from the village of Bacioi, Chisinau municipality, participate in the second round of the "Internship" Program, launched by the Community Center "VIS" and Romy Alexandra Solomon, volunteer of the Peace Corps in Moldova. Within this program, from October till December, young people have the opportunity to gain …

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Mobile Teams in 5 districts started to provide services to children with disabilities

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In September Children with disabilities living in the districts of Anenii Noi, Dubasari, Falesti, Singerei and Ungheni started receiving assistance and personalized services through Mobile Team social services. With the support of Mobile Teams, these children will be able to stay with their families and live in the community rather …

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NEA professionals will be trained to help people with disabilities to find employment

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On August 30, 2013, the Ministry of Labor, Social Protection and Family (MLSPF) approved the Curriculum and Seminar Material for the training of professionals from the National Employment Agency (NEA) and its territorial structures that were hired to provide support to people with disabilities in their employment.

The documents were …

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About 100 children with disabilities in 5 districts admitted to Mobile Team social service

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About 100 children with marked and severe disabilities in the districts of Anenii Noi, Dubasari, Falesti, Singerei and Ungheni were selected as beneficiaries of the Mobile Team social service. Decisions on the admission of beneficiaries were made at multidisciplinary team meetings held in August in all five districts.

Multidisciplinary …

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Parents of Susleni school pupils opt for an inclusive school

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About 30 parents of children, who are going to the first grade this year, to "Vasile Lupu" Lyceum from Susleni village, Orhei, and teachers from this institution, discussed the school inclusion of children with special educational needs, within the framework of a round table discussion entitled "The right to education of …

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Initial training for the employees of three new social services

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In the period of 12-16 August, the employees of the newly-created social services "Community Home" in the rayons of Falesti, Anenii Noi and Nisporeni have benefited from initial training on the work of the service.

The participants were informed about the responsibilities of employees, the needs of people …

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Handbags, designed by Hungarian designers will be produced in Moldova

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Ten parents of children with disabilities and social service workers have refined their skills of producing handbags and purses out of recyclable materials, within a workshop, which took place in the period of 13-15 August, in Chisinau. The workshop was organized by Keystone Moldova, within the project \"Economic Empowerment\", with …

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A new guide in promoting inclusive education

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Keystone Moldova announces today, August 14, the launch of the publication "Inclusive education. Methodological guide for primary and secondary general school". The Guide addresses the educational community and aims to support the efforts of …

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Certitudine Donated 900 Euros for Hansca Quail Farm

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The Public Association "Certitudine" donated EUR 900 for the quail farm started by the young men living in the Hansca Community Home. The micro grant was offered as part of the Rural Youth Social Entrepreneurship Project, funded by the Embassy of the Netherlands in Kiev.

"The Project announced …

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Orhei and Calarasi Districts Approved their Disability Inclusion Strategies

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For the first time in Moldova, two districts-Orhei and Calarasi-developed and approved strategies to ensure social inclusion of persons with disabilities through the prism of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.

The strategies are regionally oriented, focused on local capacities and resources and …

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Keystone Beneficiaries Celebrate the Peace Corps' 20th Anniversary in Moldova

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On Sunday, June 30, Keystone Moldova joined other NGOs at a volunteer recruitment fair. The fair was part of the celebration events to mark the 20th anniversary of the Peace Corps' activity in Moldova. On this occasion, Peace Corps volunteers walked from northern Moldova toward the south. The procession ended …

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The Operational Manual of the Mobile Team Social service was approved

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The Ministry of Labor, Social Protection and Family has recently approved the Operational Manual of the "Mobile Team" Social service by its Order No. 107 of June 19, 2013.

The Operational Manual was developed with the technical support of Keystone Moldova under the "Public-Private Partnership for the Sustainable Development of …

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Initial Training for the Specialists of the "Mobile Team" Social Service

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In the period 24-28 June Keystone Moldova organized an initial training for the specialists of the "Mobile Team" social service. The goal of the training was to strengthen the capacities and develop the practical skills of the "Mobile Team" specialists from five rayons: Sangerei, Falesti, Ungheni, Anenii Noi and Dubasari. …

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An Important Event in Hansca Community Home

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A major event took place - the hallowing of Community Home in Hansca, Ialoveni. Even though it happened on the same day as the Town Day, the Community Home's hallowing was the first event to be held by the Town Hall that day. Among the event guests were employees of …

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Young Entrepreneurs Support Businesses Started by Persons with Disabilities

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Thursday, June 13, a group of Moldovan entrepreneurs donated MDL 8,000 for small businesses to be developed by two human services: Hansca Community Home and Orhei Supported Living. The donations were made during the Summer Entrepreneurship School organized by Rural Investment and Services Project II (RISP II), funded by the World Bank …

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Project to support decentralization of human services in Moldova launched in Chisinau

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A project entitled "Public-private partnership consolidation for a sustainable development of community-based services for persons with disabilities" was recently launched in Chisinau. The project worth EUR 273,436 is funded by the European Union and implemented by Keystone Moldova jointly with the Ministry of Labor, Social Protection and Family. EUR 241,401 of the …

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Community Home Opened in Ialoveni District

A Community Home - a social service for persons with disabilities - opened in the village of Hansca, Ialoveni today. The service was established within the district Directorate for Social Assistance and Family Protection, supported by Keystone Human Services International Moldova Association (KHSIMA) through its Community for All - Moldova …

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