June – September 2019

Funded by Ministry of Education, Culture and Research of Republic of Moldova (external website)

The project goal is to achieve social inclusion through promotion of regional culture and cultural involvement of young people. The project has two objectives: to promote non-formal artistic education and change of experience at local level, including among persons from vulnerable groups; to promote youth involvement in cultural actions, with a positive impact on the quality of life of persons from vulnerable groups.

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December 2018 – April 2019

Funded by USAID (external website), A.O. Promo – LEX (external website)

The goal of the project is that people with disabilities from the Republic of Moldova participate in the parliamentary elections of 24 February 2019. The project has two objectives: at least 2000 people with disabilities and 400 support persons involved in information and electoral education during the project implementation period; the general population of the Republic of Moldova sensitized about the electoral participation of people with disabilities.

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April 2016 – April 2019

Funded by European Union (external website)

The project goal is to empower people in neuro-psychiatric residential institutions and local CSOs to defend and monitor the rights of people with mental disabilities in Moldova.

People with mental disabilities are becoming self-advocates and gaining a greater awareness of their rights. In addition, CSOs are building their capacity to enhance and monitor the implementation of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) in neuro-psychiatric residential institutions. These activities lessen and prevent discrimination against people with mental disabilities who live in neuro-psychiatric residential institutions, and promote community for all people. 

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November 2016 – March 2019

Funded by European Union (external website) and IM Swedish Development Partner (external website)

Through the development of a social protection system for people with disabilities, this project aims to increase trust between both banks of the Nistru River and TAU Găgăuzia.

Community-based organizations from both banks of the Nistru River and TAU Găgăuzia support the rights of people with disabilities to live in the community. By developing mobile teams and a day center, the delivery of social services for children with disabilities and their families from five districts on both banks of the Nistru River will be improved. In addition, to address the stigma and discrimination of people with disabilities, Keystone Moldova is using the Social Theater Forum and providing training to journalists from both banks.

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April – December 2017

Funded by Soros Foundation-Moldova (external website)

To reform the system of social services, Keystone Moldova supported public authorities to promote the rights of persons with disabilities to live in the community and access alternative social services. In addition to supporting public authorities to reform deinstitutionalization practices, Keystone Moldova supported the central government to develop policies for implementing the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD), and increased the transparency and responsibility of local public authorities for budgeting social services.

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February 2017 – June 2018

Funded by Open Society Foundations/ Early Childhood Program (external website)

Keystone Moldova worked to strengthen and introduce the inclusive education model in kindergartens and primary schools. This child-centered approach eases children’s transition to school and optimizes competent collaboration between relevant educational services and other community resources.

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May – November 2017

Funded by People in Need (external website)

This project aims to increase the social inclusion of people with intellectual disabilities in Moldova.

Keystone Moldova provided consultation to develop four Supported Living Services for people with mental disabilities from Balti, Badiceni, Brinzeni, and Cocieri.

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2014 – 2017

Funded by IM Swedish Development Partner (external website)

Advocacy plays a powerful role in ensuring inclusive participation in society for people with disabilities. Through this project, people with disabilities have been empowered to become self-advocates. Organizations and groups of parents have also been encouraged to advocate for and with people with disabilities.

The project had three major areas of activity:

  • Developing a national network of self-advocacy (persons with disabilities);
  • Developing a national platform of organizations and groups of parents;
  • Support CSOs active in the field of disability in promoting the rights of people with disabilities locally and nationally.

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October 2010 - present

Funded by the Soros Foundation – Moldova (external website)

The Community for All-Moldova program is developing community-based services and supports for children with disabilities who have been institutionalized or who are at risk of institutionalization. Since its inception, the strong commitments of the local and national government to partner in this program have made it possible to develop high quality services for children with disabilities. With bridge funding from the Soros Foundation-Moldova, Keystone Moldova is ensuring the sustainability and expansion of the Community for All-Moldova achievements through economically difficult times. Not only will existing community-based services be preserved, but the development of new planned services will continue and 200-225 new jobs will be created.

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August 2016 – December 2017

Funded by The Hans Foundation (external website) / Keystone Human Services International (external website)

Project aimes to provide institutional consultancy to Keystone Institute India on delivering the training on social role valorization and facilitate the follow up meetings for Indian CSOs, service providers and authorities.

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2015 - 2017

Funded by USA Agency for International Development (external website) (USAID) within „Partnerships for a Sustainable Civil Society in Moldova” Project FHI360 (external website)

The Project aims to ensure participation of persons with disabilities and civil society in the development of public policy for people with disabilities. Throughout the Project the local Strategies on social inclusion of people with disabilities are participatory developed in Anenii Noi and Ialoveni Districts. Keystone Moldova develops capacity building of CSOs and LPA from Ialoveni and Anenii Noi in implementing local strategy activities on social inclusion of people with disabilities.

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July 1 – September 30, 2016

Contracting organization: Association Motivation – Moldova (external website) within the project financed by “IM Swedish Development Partner”.

Projects goal is to conduct an in-depth mapping and analysis of the state and non-state organizations’ experiences on employment of persons with disabilities related to supported employment methodology promoted by EU. Based on the results of the study, the Methodological Guide for implementation of the supported employment methodology was developed and discussed with key stakeholders.

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November 10, 2015 – January 31, 2016

Funded by SwissTPH (SDC) (external website)

Project Goal is to conduct an in-depth mapping and analysis of the role of various sectors (social services, education, NGOs/CBOs etc.) in health care and health promotion at community level in Moldova, particularly related to NCDs. This exercise provided an overview on the current (or recently past) experience in community health promotion in Moldova, their strengths, they weaknesses, the challenges faced, the good practices. The idea is to have the state-of-the art information on community health promotion, so that the project interventions can draw from the experience.

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October, 2015 – December, 2016

Funded by Centre for Mental Health Care Development/ Czech Development Agency (external website)

Project aims to support the transformation process of care for people with mental disorders and people with learning difficulties in Moldova.

The project objectives are: evaluation of three psycho-neurological institutions; consultancy to carry out the analysis of care reform transformation with regards to the local situation; consultation of the Transformation plans of Balti, Brinzeni, Cocieri and Badiceni institutions; training of stakeholders in the process of deinstitutionalization.

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February 1, 2015 – April 30, 2015

Funded by Soros Foundation Moldova (external website)

Project goal is to reduce discrimination and promoting equality through promotion of personal stories.

The projects objectives are: to support organizations involved in promoting the rights of discriminated groups to expand their support by using storytelling; to empower NGOs to use personal stories of beneficiaries for advocacy purposes.

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October 2015 - December 2016

Funded by Soros Foundation - Moldova (external website)

Project goal is to ensure the sustainability of services and reforms started in the field of deinstitutionalization and social inclusion of persons with intellectual disabilities.

Project objectives are: support the local public authorities (LPA) from 12 rayons in the process of continuing the reform of deinstitutionalization and ensuring the quality of social services developed within the Community for All – Moldova Program; support to the Government of the Republic of Moldova in development of the National Program on social inclusion of persons with disabilities (2017-2022).

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January 2015 – December 2016

Funded by Open Society Foundations/Early Childhood Program (external website)

The Project lies in complex and multidimensional approaching of the issue of inclusion of children with special educational needs, by mobilizing and empowering relevant stakeholders in the implementation of the Inclusive Education Development Program in Moldova for 2011-2020. The project focuses on ensuring the access of children with special educational needs in pre-school institutions.

The target group of the Project is formed of 15 pre-school educational institutions from 14 communities of the Republic of Moldova.

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December 2014 - December 2015

Funded by UNICEF Kazakhstan (external website)

Project goal is to support the Ministry of Health and Social Development of the Republic of Kazakhstan in the development of the national strategic and evidence-based roadmap for the development of the community-based services for children of 0-7 age in risk of being abandoned or without parental care, based on the tested approach in selected regions.

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June 2014 – December 2015

Funded by Open Society Foundation / Health Media Initiative (external website) and Soros-Moldova Foundation (external website)

The Project goal is to develop an inclusive community environment through media advocacy activities. The Project objectives are: Adults with disabilities know their rights and fight for them, through the media means too; Community services for people with disabilities are promoted both in the society and media; People with disabilities are able to speak for themselves and can undertake advocacy activities. Through its activities, the project aims to raise community awareness and increase the knowledge of persons with disabilities.

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July 2014 – February 2015

Funded by East European Foundation (external website)

The Project aims to ensure access for all persons with disabilities in political life and electoral processes. In this context the project objectives include: providing support to the Central Electoral Commission to develop and promote the Regulation on the access of persons with disabilities to electoral processes; informing and sensitizing political parties on the issues of persons with disabilities and mobilization of the parties in problems solving; informing the media about communication with people with disabilities and approaching disability in valorization way.

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December 2013 – October 2015

Funded by East Europe Foundation (external website)

The project consists of providing support to people with disabilities and their families, in order to reduce poverty, improve quality of life, and increase their social inclusion. In this context, Keystone Moldova supports the employment of people with intellectual disabilities and supports people in income-generating activities at home or within social services (Supported Living and Community Home).

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November 2013 – November 2014

Funded by European Union (external website)/United Nations Development Program (external website)

This project aims to reduce discriminatory attitudes toward people with disabilities in schools and community. Project activities include social theater performances in ten schools and socializing events between pupils and students from both banks of the Nistru River. Dissemination of public information materials bout people with disabilities and how to communicate with and about them is expected during these activities.

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September 2013 – August 2014

Funded by Soros Foundation-Moldova (external website)

This project aims to ensure the participation of people with intellectual disabilities in preventing and combating discrimination on the grounds of disability. A group of people with intellectual disabilities who have been deprived of the right to live in the community have been empowered to recognize discriminatory situations and exercise the rights stipulated in the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.

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August 2012 – July 2014

Funded by Open Society Foundations/Mental Health Initiative (external website)

Keystone Moldova supports the deinstitutionalization and the prevention of institutionalization of children and young adults with disabilities. To ameliorate their difficult economic situation and enhance their vocational skills and training, Keystone Moldova is implementing the Micro-enterprise Incubator project. Developed in partnership with Winrock Moldova, the Incubator is facilitating and enhancing the formation and growth of micro-enterprises managed by or employing people with disabilities and their families.

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December 2012 – November 2014

Funded by the Delegation of the European Union to the Republic of Moldova (external website)

This project promotes an inclusive and empowered society through public-private partnerships in five rayons to improve the delivery of services to people with disabilities and the efficient transfer of competencies to local authorities. Not only will children and families gain access to services through Mobile Teams, but local authorities, journalists, students, and others will be trained and educated in creating an inclusive environment where the rights of all people with disabilities are respected.

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September 2013 – February 2014

Funded by the Open Society Foundations – Health Media Initiative (external website)

Through the Media Promotion of the Social Inclusion of Persons with Disabilities project, Keystone Moldova continued its work on increasing the population's awareness regarding disability issues, on promoting the rights of persons with disabilities, on fighting stigma and discrimination, and on supporting the involvement of people with disabilities in self-advocacy. This project was focused on addressing the attitudinal barriers in society toward people with disabilities through working with the media (print, radio, TV, and new media) and using personal storytelling. The goal of the project was to support self-empowerment and societal inclusion for people with disabilities in Moldova.

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July 2012 – October 2013

Funded by the Soros Foundation – Moldova (external website)

Through the project UN Convention as a Guarantee of Nondiscrimination of Persons with Disabilities, Keystone Moldova is providing support to local public administrations in Calarasi and Orhei rayons to develop and implement the Strategy on the Implementation of the UN Convention. Not only will local public administrations receive training in Social Role Valorization and disability rights, but two actions from the Strategy will be implemented. Keystone Moldova will share its experiences so these ideas can be implemented nationally.

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2010 – 2013

Funded by the Open Society Early Childhood Program (external website)

In keeping with our vision of a world where all people are accepted and included in the community, Keystone Moldova is working to increase inclusive education opportunities for all children. Through the Equal Access to Education project, children with disabilities will receive support to be included in their local community schools. The project will develop best-practice models of inclusive school programs, as well as the regulations and standards needed to sustain these programs. In addition, the project aims to increase the schools' capacities to provide the necessary support and to encourage communities to accept children with disabilities in the schools.

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2009 – 2013

Funded by the Open Society Foundations – Health Media Initiative (external website)

As a part of a coordinated effort with the Community for All-Moldova program, Keystone Moldova and four other nongovernmental organizations developed a Joint Media Strategy Group to promote social inclusion in the community, increase the community's awareness of disability issues and encourage acceptance of people with disabilities. The Joint Media Strategy Group seeks to empower people with disabilities and their parents to document their own stories for publication in the media, as well as educate journalists and other members of both traditional and social media about the positive portrayal of people with disabilities and disability issues.

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