Nu aud , nu vad, nu vorbesc

Iulie 21, 2006

Astazi am avut ocazia sa stau de vorba cu reprezentantii unui minister cat si cu reprezentantii unei organizatii internationale care implementeaza proiecte de reforma a copilor care sunt plasati in scolile internat. Avand o atitudine nu prea buna despre cum este admimistrat sistemul scolilor internat, nu am cantat difirambe celor ce ma ascultau.

Este bineinteles ca cei de la minister nu au putut suporta cele spuse de mine, deoarece ei sperau la „ne vynositi sor iz izby”. Acest fapt deloc nu poate sa fie transparent, ceea ce duce la multe probleme ale acestul sistem. Am mentionat acest lucru, la care ei m-au rugat sa expun ceva pozitiv la care eu am raspuns ca noi discutam aici probleme care necesita solutii (in gandul meu – si nu ne aratam cat de buni suntem aici, ei, cei din stainatate, stiu prea bine acest lucru si deci nu e nevoie sa ne laudam).

Pe de alta parte am fost ascultat cu atentie de international representatives, desi sper ca discursul meu va fi un argument forte independent pentru aceasta schimbare, transformare stridenta a sistemului scolilor internat.

Le-am spus, precum am si mai scris, ca toti copii trebuie impartiti in 2 grule, acei care-s orfani si acei care nu sunt. Cei care nu sunt orfani trebuie sa fie intorsi in familiile sale pe cat se poate de curand posibil, sigur daca este posibil asa ceva, caci nu intotdeauna poti sa gasesti parintii plecati prin Italia la munci grele? Cei orfani trebuie sa aiba niste conditii de viata decente, caci ceia ce este acum nu poate fi numit decent. Experienta mea din Elvetia o dovedeste. Cei de la minister cred ca ceea ce exista acuma este suficient, adica in ceea ce priveste intretinerea copiilor. Eu gandesc ca ceea ce exista acuma este doar o sursa minima ce asigura supravietuirea si nicidecum un mod de trai normal. Unii vor spune ca standardele pe care le expun eu sunt prea inalte, eu as spune ca ele sunt cele minime. Sigur ca daca un saritor in inaltime isi va pune bara la un metru si va sari peste ea, fiind mandru de rezultat, ceilalti vor surade doar, stiind ca el poate mai mult.

De aici pot deduce ca nu prea exista transparenta la minister deoarece nu doresc sa ridice standardele deoarece, in acest caz, vor fi nevoiti sa foreze o dare de seama in care se vor expune lipsa rezultatelor.

In opinia mea sunt patru probleme acute ce trebuie sa fie rezolvate imediat (adica pe parcursul a 2-3 ani).

Prima tsine de formarea de life skills a celor care sunt in aceste institutii si care degraba vor pleca in viata doar cu valiza in mana. Ei pot fi usor traficati, intimidati, facuti robi caci ei sunt naivi.

A doua consta in anticiparea trimiterii copiilor la orfelinat prin lucrul intens al asistentilor sociali care trebuie sa fie platiti bine si instruiti. Presedintele tarii, d-nul Voronin a semnat un decret cu privire la formarea pozitiei de asistent social in toate comunitatile tsarii, dar din vorbele mele cu primarii, nu prea sunt fonduri pentru a face acest lucru. Deci salariul acestor asistenti sociali trebuie platit din resursele „centrului”.

A treia problema este in reintoarcerea acasa copiilor ce au parinti din scolile internat.

A patra problema o vad in ridicarea nivelului de viata a copiilor aflati acolo. De ce trebuie ei sa traiasca cate 20 intr-o camera sau chiar cate 10, ar trebui sa fie nu mai mult de 2-3. Ce vacanta au ei? Unde se spala si ce fel de WC folosesc ei? Cu ce linguri si din ce farfurii de la „zona” mananca ei?

La general, scolile internat sunt asemenea unei maladii a societatii, mai ales ca raspunzator este statul. Deci daca noi nu vindecam maladia ci o ascundem de altii, atunci ea poate duce la probleme mari pentru o parte din societatea noastra si care numaidecat va afecta societatea in general.


REFORM OF RESIDENTIAL SYSTEM

Iulie 17, 2006

GEN2032W* REFORM OF RESIDENTIAL SYSTEM TO START IN SIX PILOT DISTRICTS OF MOLDOVA

Chisinau-14.07.2006/15:19:40/(BASA-general) The reform of residential system and placement of institutionalised children in families will start soon in six selected regions in Moldova, Deputy Minister of Education and Youth Valentin Crudu has announced.

Crudu told Friday a conference held to launch the TACIS II project Development of Integrated Social Services for Vulnerable Families and Children Facing Risk that innovative models of services will be tested in residential institutions in the Balti municipality and districts of Hancesti, Telenesti, Straseni, Floresti and Falesti. „It is important to reintegrate our children from boarding schools into families or within other alternative forms of care for children such as the professional parent assistance, family-type orphanages or placement centres,” Crudu said.

The deputy minister noted that families who will accept to look after children from residential institutions will benefit of social and financial assistance.

Ray Virgilio Torres, representative of UNICEF-Moldova, told the conference that only children whose situation cannot be solved must be placed in residential institutions. „However, children cannot be withdrawn from institutions if another sure environment is not available to them in other place and that�s why individual plans must be drafted for every minor and the reintegration into family and community must be their final goal,” Torres added.

The TACIS II project Development of Integrated Social Services for Vulnerable Families and Children Facing Risk is financed by the European Union, which has released two million dollars. The project is being implemented by UNICEF in cooperation with the Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Health and it will be completed in late 2007. Also on Friday, the six selected districts received by a car Niva from UNICEF to optimise the reform in residential institutions.

According to data of the Ministry of Education and Youth, there are 68 residential institutions in Moldova and they hold more than 12,000 children while about 90 percent of them have parents.

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Un pdf referitor la orfelinatul din Cazanesti

Iulie 10, 2006

http://pdf.dec.org/pdf_docs/PDABY210.pdf


Soros Foundation Moldova helps the Cazanesti orphanage – 1996

Iulie 10, 2006

Soros Foundation Moldova helps the Cazanesti orphanage – 1996

„COLLECTIONS FOR ORPHANAGES
Soros Foundation shouldered the expenditures for
the Saint Patrikís Holiday, when representatives of
foreign organisations have made donations for
orphans. Collected funds (over $4000) were used for
buying clothes and footwear, offered to the children
from Cazanesti, Telenesti district orphanage.

Expenditures: $ 740.41

Total expenditures: $ 8,989.29″

http://www.soros.md/docs/rep96en.pdf


Forum of Organizations of Women … Cazanesti Orphanage

Iulie 10, 2006

Forum of Organizations of Women from the Republic of
Moldova helps the orphans from Cazanesti

„the Forum of Organizations of Women from the Republic of
Moldova has organized lectures, seminars, trainings and has carried out charity
activities: rendering assistance to women, orphans and children from vulnerable
families, as well as to elderly. Cloths, shoes, underwear, books, food, toys, money
were given to children from:

Orphanage “Isus”, the Children’s hostel from Chisinau;

Special schools from Ialoveni, Straseni; orphanage from the village of
Cazanesti;

Children’s hostel from the village of Ghiliceni, the tuberculosis health unit
from Chisinau;

Boarding school from the village of Congaz;

6 kindergartens of family type from Stefan Voda, Cahul and Causeni;

Kindergarten no. 167 for children with hearing deficiencies from Chisinau.”

http://www.contact.md/upload/white_book_II/write_book_women.PDF


BOTNAR helps Cazanesti orphanage

Iulie 10, 2006

BOTNAR helps Cazanesti orphanage

Taken from http://www.bothar.org/bovine2006summer7.htm

A helping hand for orphans in Orhei, Moldova

The poorest nation in Europe, Moldova is fighting difficult social, economic and political times. Formerly part of Romania, it got incorporated into the Soviet Union at the close of World War II. After its independence from the USSR (1991), Russian forces have remained on Moldovan territory supporting the Slavic population, mostly Ukrainians and Russians, who have proclaimed a „Transnistria” republic in the East.

In a country where social and political instability is at home, a healthy economy cannot blossom. The majority of Moldovans live severely below the poverty level. The lack of jobs and economic opportunities, widespread corruption, human and drug trafficking, high numbers of orphans living in institutions with poor conditions, mass migration are just some of the problems that Moldova is currently trying to fight.

The Gymnasium Orphanage of Cazanesti is situated in Orhei county, in the eastern part of Moldova. It is an institution with limited resources that hosts and provides education to 262 orphaned and abandoned children. The government allocates about 0,70$/child/day for food. No funds are provided for clothes, shoes, furniture or school supplies, which are sometimes financed by charity organizations.

Livestock for Orphans in Orhei was a project that made an important difference for the inhabitants of the orphanage. The project, financed by Bothar Ireland, provided six high-quality cows and twelve rabbits to the orphanage. The youth and children received the animals with much joy, more than happy to have new four-legged playmates. Play and learning went hand in hand, as they slowly acquired very useful animal breeding skills.

The high-quality cows and rabbits have provided meat, milk and dairy products that have started the first steps towards improving children’s nutrition. The pure breed cows received are slowly replacing the unproductive local breed the orphanage had before the project started. Pure breed animals mean better genes, increased production and a higher quality of products.

The needs of the orphanage are high, as it hosts a large number of children and youth, therefore the project partners agreed for the institution to keep the first passing-on animals in order to increase the orphanage livestock numbers. To date, there are 9 female pure-breed cows and heifers and more than one hundred rabbits at the orphanage. The livestock numbers are increasing each year, especially rabbit numbers, who are reproducing very fast, as a female rabbit gives birth to an average of 5 offspring about twice a year.

The purpose of this project was to improve children’s nutrition by providing livestock to the orphanage and to train children in livestock breeding in order to prepare them for the future. Children and youth have quickly grown accustomed to taking care of animals. Children take care of rabbits, while youth are in charge with cows and heifers. They are benefiting of agricultural training, thus increasing their chances of getting work on a farm after they leave the institution.