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The Joint Media Strategy Group

The Joint Media Strategy Group (JMSG) is a voluntary union of five NGOs which work with persons with disabilities. The Group was created in September 2009 with the support of the Open Society Institute / Health Media Initiative having as goal to develop some common approaches and principles on promotion of social inclusion of persons with mental disabilities in the Republic of Moldova.       
 
prieteniThe members of this group are:
- Keystone Human Services International Moldova Association, the “Community for All-Moldova” Project  
- The Public Association “Woman and Child – Protection and Support”
- The „SOMATO” Association
- Day Center “Speranţa” 
- The Voinicel” Center of early intervention.
 
The JMSG’ mission is to elaborate and implement common actions for the social inclusion of persons with intellectual disabilities in the Republic of Moldova.

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Instruire inițială pentru angajații din trei servicii sociale noi

Instruire inițială pentru angajații din trei servicii sociale noi

Un nou ghid în promovarea educației incluzive

Un nou ghid în promovarea educației incluzive

O nouă viață la 33 de ani

O nouă viață la 33 de ani

18 specialiști din cadrul Echipelor mobile au participat la un training de formare inițială

18 specialiști din cadrul Echipelor mobile au participat la un training de formare inițială

AO „Certitudine” a oferit 900 Euro pentru afacerea de creștere a prepelițelor din Hansca

AO „Certitudine” a oferit 900 Euro pentru afacerea de creștere a prepelițelor din Hansca

The Ministry of Labor, Social Protection and Family approved the Operational Manual of the „Mobile Team” Social service

/16.07.2013/ 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.

Raioanele Orhei și Călărași au aprobat Strategii de incluziune socială a persoanelor cu dizabilități

Raioanele Orhei și Călărași au aprobat Strategii de incluziune socială a persoanelor cu dizabilități

Beneficiarii Keystone celebrează Finala Turului Moldovei

Beneficiarii Keystone celebrează Finala Turului Moldovei

Initial Training for the Specialists of the “Mobile Team” Social Service

/01.07.2013/ Last week 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.

Tineri antreprenori susțin afaceri inițiate de persoanele cu dizabilități

Tineri antreprenori susțin afaceri inițiate de persoanele cu dizabilități

Keystone Moldova angajează Consultant pentru elaborarea standardelor tehnice pentru noile servicii comunitare

Keystone Moldova angajează Consultant pentru elaborarea standardelor tehnice pentru noile servicii comunitare

Un eveniment important în Casa comunitară de la Hansca

Un eveniment important în Casa comunitară de la Hansca

Keystone Moldova și CNP cer șanse egale pentru accederea la educația de calitate a tinerilor cu cerințe educaționale speciale

Keystone Moldova și CNP cer șanse egale pentru accederea la educația de calitate a tinerilor cu cerințe educaționale speciale

Voluntarii invită jurnaliștii la teatru

Voluntarii invită jurnaliștii la teatru

Five districts signed grant agreements to develop Mobile Teams

/22.04.2013/ On Friday, April 19, Keystone Moldova signed grant agreements with Social Assistance and Family Protection Departments (SAFPD) in the districts of Singerei, Falesti, Anenii Noi, Dubasari and Ungheni to enable the creation and development of Mobile Team social services.

„Copilul meu e la fel ca și copilul tău!” – Campanie lansată de un grup de părinți

„Copilul meu e la fel ca și copilul tău!” – Campanie lansată de un grup de părinți

Concurs de selectare a unui machetator

Concurs de selectare a unui machetator

Echipa Mobilă din raionul Soroca a făcut totalurile a doi ani de activitate

Echipa Mobilă din raionul Soroca a făcut totalurile a doi ani de activitate

Viața persoanelor cu dizabilități din raionul Edineț s-a îmbunătățit datorită asistenței Echipei Mobile

Viața persoanelor cu dizabilități din raionul Edineț s-a îmbunătățit datorită asistenței Echipei Mobile

The project on developing the social service “Mobile Team” was officially launched in five districts

/08.04.2013/ During March 21 – April 3, in five districts of Moldova: Falesti, Singerei, Dubasari, Anenii Noi and Ungheni the project “Strengthening public-private partnerships for sustainable development of community services for people with disabilities” was officially launched. This Project is funded by the EU with a total budget of 273,436 Euros and is implemented by the Keystone Association in Moldova.

Centre de Resurse pentru Educație Incluzivă vor fi lansate în nouă școli-pilot din Moldova

Centre de Resurse pentru Educație Incluzivă vor fi lansate în nouă școli-pilot din Moldova

Vizită de studiu la Liceul Teoretic ”Vasile Lupu” din s. Susleni, r. Orhei

Vizită de studiu la Liceul Teoretic ”Vasile Lupu” din s. Susleni, r. Orhei

Teatru Social pentru adulți

Teatru Social pentru adulți

Helping Hand Moldova helps families of persons with disabilities start businesses

/04.02.2013/ Busy as a bee, Efimia, a lady from the village of Ciocilteni, Orhei manages to keep a cow, a goat, a pig and different fowl, all by herself. Above that, she is bringing up a boy with an intellectual disability who has returned home from the Boarding house for children (boys) with intellectual difficulties of Orhei. With a large household and about 2 ha of land, she is still often short of money because of too small of a benefit and lack of a steady job.

Crossroads donates goods for persons in challenging situations in Moldova

/04.02.2013/ “No one has ever asked me if I needed anything. You are the only ones who know what we need and care for us!”, exclaimed a father of two children with disabilities living in the village of Bacioi when VIS Community Center representatives came to their house with a donation from the Crossroads organization. They received clothing and hygiene products, but the double bed for the two children was the greatest joy for them.

Oamenii care inspiră

Oamenii care inspiră

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

The project “Public-Private Partnership for the Sustainable Development of Locally Governed Disability Services: Supporting Decentralization Reform” was launched in Chisinau. The project worth EUR 273,436 is funded by the European Union and implemented by Keystone Moldova.

Happy New Year!

Keystone Moldova wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Business ideas presented in public by persons with disabilities and their families

/19.12.2012/ 13 business ideas, all of them developed by persons with intellectual disabilities and their family members within the Small Business Incubator organized by Keystone Moldova with the support of Open Society Foundation / Mental Health Initiative, were presented publicly in early December.

With Helping Hand Moldova, dreams can come true

/18.12.2012/ Traditionally, Helping Hand Moldova provides donations for the beneficiaries of Community for All – Moldova Program implemented by Keystone Moldova. This winter persons with disabilities, their families and inhabitants of Community Homes and Supported Living Services created with Keystone Moldova support are getting gifts for the cold season for the third year in a row.

Ion Radu from Mitoc Community Home produced a 1 minute video

14.12.2012 Ion Radu from Mitoc Community Home, Orhei district, produced a 1 minute video. He submitted this video to the "It's About Ability!" contest organized by UNICEF. The production of the video was supported by Keystone Moldova.

Paradigm shift in Moldova – implementing the UN Convention on the rights of persons with disabilities

06.12.2012 A regional roundtable was held in Chisinau today, dedicated to identifying and solving the issues of social inclusion of persons with disabilities in Moldova. The conference entitled “Paradigm shift in Moldova – Implementing the UN Convention on the rights of persons with disabilities” was organized by the State Chancellery of the Republic of Moldova jointly with Keystone Human Services International Moldova Association (KHSIMA), the Embassy of France in Moldova and UNICEF country office in Moldova.

Semnează și tu petiția!

Semnează și tu petiția!

Respite Service launched in Orhei district

05.12.2012 A new social service for persons with disabilities – Respite – was launched in the district of Orhei today. The service is located in the village of Peresecina, Orhei and was established within the district Directorate for Social Assistance and Family Protection with the support of Keystone Human Services International Moldova Association (KHSIMA) as part of its Community for All – Moldova program.

Community Home Opened in Ialoveni District

04.12.2012 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 program.

Photography – an activity explored by persons with intellectual disabilities

30.11.2012. The fourth photo exhibition “The World As I See IT” started today in the hall of the Ministry of Labor, Social Protection and Family (MLSPF). The pictures displayed at the exhibition were taken by children and young people with intellectual disabilities.

We Are The Ones Who Can Stop Discrimination!

28.11.2012 The last forum theater performance of this season will take place Friday, December, 7 in the Gymnasium of Sirma, Leova. Are you coming?

Waste can become works of art in Moldova

26.11.2012 A late fall afternoon. In a room filled with humming, two hands are working assiduously on a colorful package. They keep encouraging one another, running over, fixing, folding and caressing the package, trying to tame it… In vain – the stubborn material refuses to take the shape the hands are trying to give it. But wait, two other hands – the neighbor’s – come to help. Finally the package gives in, folds the way it should and is quietly put down beside other packages that all share the same fate. On the table, in front of the two hands, there are many multicolor packages folded in various shapes, all to become clutches in the end.

Cum poți să schimbi realitatea

Cum poți să schimbi realitatea

O zi colorată cu emoţii şi realizări la Tîrgul ONG-urilor

O zi colorată cu emoţii şi realizări la Tîrgul ONG-urilor

The Government of the Republic of Moldova promotes the implementation of the UN Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities

28.09.2012 A Regional Round Table meeting on “Changes Paradigm in the Republic of Moldova - implementing the UN Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities" took place on Tuesday, September 25 in Balti.

KHSIMA develops a Long-lasting Partnership with the Ministry of Labor, Social Protection, and Family

18.09.2012 Keystone Human Services International Moldova Association (KHSIMA) won the title of a reliable partner. On behalf of the Ministry of Labor, Social Protection, and Family of the Republic of Moldova the Cup was handed by the Minister Mrs. Valentina Buliga, on Friday, within the ceremony of celebrating the „ Social Protection Worker’s Day in the Republic of Moldova.”

Premiul Fundației ERSTE pentru Integrare Socială revine pentru a doua oară în Republica Moldova

Premiul Fundației ERSTE pentru Integrare Socială revine pentru a doua oară în Republica Moldova

Casa Comunitară de la Mitoc – la un an de activitate

Casa Comunitară de la Mitoc – la un an de activitate

MOLDOVAN GOVERNMENT TAKES HISTORIC STEP TO MOVE PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES OUT OF INSTITUTIONS

14.06.2012 The Open Society Foundations today welcomed a new regulation approved by the Moldovan government that will reform the system of care for children and adults with disabilities. Regulation HG 351, jointly approved on June 8 by the Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Labor, Social Protection and Family, will redirect financial resources from long-stay institutions towards community-based programs and services.

Un Vis împlinit la Băcioi

Un Vis împlinit la Băcioi

Serviciul social Respiro – șansa de a beneficia de un repaos pentru familiile persoanelor cu dizabilităţi severe

Serviciul social Respiro – șansa de a beneficia de un repaos pentru familiile persoanelor cu dizabilităţi severe

Începînd din 2013, persoanele cu dizabilităţi severe vor putea avea asistenţi personali

Începînd din 2013, persoanele cu dizabilităţi severe vor putea avea asistenţi personali

Un altfel de spectacol pentru persoanele cu altfel de abilităţi

Un altfel de spectacol pentru persoanele cu altfel de abilităţi

Dna Ministru Buliga a vizitat Casa Comunitară din Mitoc

Dna Ministru Buliga a vizitat Casa Comunitară din Mitoc

Competiţie la bowling

Competiţie la bowling

Lansarea serviciului social Locuinta protejata la Calarasi

Lansarea serviciului social Locuinta protejata la Calarasi

„Punte către înţelegere. Educaţie pentru incluziune, toleranţă, acceptare”

„Punte către înţelegere. Educaţie pentru incluziune, toleranţă, acceptare”

KHSIMA a editat un Ghid pentru jurnalişti privind comunicarea cu și despre persoanele cu dizabilități intelectuale

KHSIMA a editat un Ghid pentru jurnalişti privind comunicarea cu și despre persoanele cu dizabilități intelectuale

The World Can Be Changed Through Simple Things

/February 17, 2012/ The scene is set for conflict and exclusion in a school classroom. The characters – an aggressive teacher, a student with behavioral challenges, a concerned parent, two children who use wheelchairs and a few classmates with discriminatory attitudes – take their places on the stage.

Ce ştiu elevii şi profesorii din Republica Moldova despre sănătatea mintală

Ce ştiu elevii şi profesorii din Republica Moldova despre sănătatea mintală

Centrul de Resurse pentru Educaţia Incluzivă a fost lansat la Susleni

Centrul de Resurse pentru Educaţia Incluzivă a fost lansat la Susleni

A new collaboration agreement regarding the reform of the system of social protection of persons with disabilities has been signed in Chisinau

16.12.2011 The Ministry of Labor, Social Protection and Family, together with the Open Society Mental Health Initiative (OSMHI), Soros Foundation-Moldova (SFM), Keystone Human Services International USA (KHSI) and Keystone Human Services International Moldova Association (KHSIMA) have signed a new Collaboration Agreement in Chisinau for the period of 2012-2016.

Persoanele cu dizabilităţi din Soroca învaţă să trăiască în societate

Persoanele cu dizabilităţi din Soroca învaţă să trăiască în societate

Trei servicii de suport pentru persoanele cu dizabilități lansate la Orhei

Trei servicii de suport pentru persoanele cu dizabilități lansate la Orhei

În raionul Leova a fost lansat serviciul de asistență socială Echipa Mobilă

În raionul Leova a fost lansat serviciul de asistență socială Echipa Mobilă

Suport în integrarea socială pentru persoanele cu dizabilități din raionul Edineț

Suport în integrarea socială pentru persoanele cu dizabilități din raionul Edineț

Acces egal la educaţie pentru toţi copiii din Anenii Noi

Acces egal la educaţie pentru toţi copiii din Anenii Noi

The world seen through the lens

28.11.2011 Today, in Chisinau, the third edition of the photo-exhibition “The world as I see it”, which included a selection of photographs taken by children and young men with intellectual disabilities, was launched.

Invitație pentru mass-media

Invitație pentru mass-media

Două servicii de asistenţă socială pentru persoane cu dizabilităţi sînt lansate la Teleneşti

Două servicii de asistenţă socială pentru persoane cu dizabilităţi sînt lansate la Teleneşti

25 walnut and maple trees for the „Community Home” in Hansca

01.10.2011 25 trees were planted on Saturday at the „Community Home” in the village Hansca, Ialoveni, on the occasion of the "National Day of Greening the Native Land." Walnut and maple trees, with a value of about 2,500 lei were provided to the „Community Home” service by the local autority for being planted on the 30 acres of land belonging to the service.

Autumn gifts from Helping Hand Moldova

28.10.2011. The second year, consecutively, the Dutch Foundation Helping Hand Moldova comes with donations for the beneficiaries of "Community for all-Moldova" Program.

Community Mental Health Services will be developed

26.10.2011. The project of “National Strategy for Development of Community-based Mental Health Services” and Action Plan to implement this document were elaborated by a group of national experts during a workshop conducted in Chisinau on October 20-21, 2011.

Four adults from the Home for children in Orhei have their own house

12.10.2011 "Goodbye, bed! Goodbye, cupboard! Goodbye bathroom! Goodbye, boys! "- this is the way that Constantin was saying goodbye, being eager to go home. For him, as well as for the other three young men from the Home for children (boys) with severe mental disabilities in Orhei, "home" means "Supported living" service, where the four boys were transferred last week.

The “Mobile Teams” have provided assistance to 125 people in the last 3 months

/October 3, 2011/ On Friday, 30th of September, entered into force the Framework Regulation and quality standards of the social service "Mobile Team", approved by the Government on 22 September, 2011.

The Mara Foundation made a donation that insures the treatment of 24 kids for a year

/September 7, 2011/ At the end of July, the Mara Foundation in Holland made a donation of medication, totaling 1800 Euro, which covers the necessary medical expenses for 24 kids with health problems for a year.

Four boys from Orhei Boarding School moved into their own home

/August 19, 2011/ “I cried today when they took me from the boarding school… not because I was sorry, but because I was glad to leave that place”, says Ion, one of the four children taken from Orhei boarding school for children (boys) with severe mental disorders, transferred on Thursday into the first Community Home Social Service in Moldova created in Mitoc village, Orhei rayon.

The Ministry of Education approved the piloting of the inclusive education model elaborated by KHSIMA in 15 schools

/August 17, 2011/ On August 15th, 2011, the Ministry of Education approved the piloting, starting September 1st, in 15 schools, of the model of inclusive education for children with special education needs (SEN), including mental disabilities, elaborated by Keystone Human Services International Moldova Association (KHSIMA) in the framework of the project “Equal Access to Education”.

25 children and young adults with intellectual disabilities, as well as their parents, will spend a few relaxing days at Holercani

/August 17, 2011/ From August 22nd to August 26th, the third session of the summer school for kids, young adults, and their families will take place at Holercani.

Master class for the preparation of instructors of the concept of Social Role Valorization

/August 5, 2011/ The first 8 instructors of the innovative concept, Social Role Valorization (SRV), the scope of which is to improve society’s value of disadvantaged persons in the Republic of Moldova, were trained in the format of a master class, which lasted from August 1st to August 4th in Chisinau.

The new support service in diagnosing children with intellectual disabilities was launched

/July 27.07.2011/ A Ludotherapy Service for children hospitalized in the Pediatric Neuropsychiatry Department was launched within the Scientific Research Institute of Mother and Child Health Care (ICSOSM and C).

Government approves program for the development of inclusive education in the Republic of Moldova for 2011-2010

/July 20, 2011/ On July 6th, 2011, the Government approved a program for the development of inclusive education in the Republic of Moldova for 2011-2020.

Medals for athletes with mental disabilities from Moldova

/18.07.2011/ Athletes with mental disabilities from the Republic of Moldova have won five gold medals at Paralympic Games held in Athens (Greece). These are two gold medals, two silver medals and one bronze medal.

She has no access to justice, because she is a schizophrenic

01.07.2011 Victoria Cotiujan, a 49-year old resident of village Mihalaşa, Teleneşti district, claims that the law-enforcement officials have limited her access to justice, the reason being that she suffers a mental illness – schizophrenia.

Second sheltered living was launched in Balti

/May 27, 2011/ The second sheltered living for people with mental health problems was launched by the Association SOMATO on Friday, 27 of May, in Balti municipality.

Self-filming workshop in Chisinau

/May 10, 2011/ In the period from April 26 to April 29 and 2nd to 4th of May a video filming and editing workshop took place in Chisinau with the financial support of Health Media Initiative / Open Society Foundations and Soros Moldova Foundation.

Campaign to support people with mental health problems

/May 3, 2011/ Association SOMATO, Balti, announces the start of campaign to support people with mental health problems. The campaign is entitled „Let’s stay close to people with mental health problems” and will be promoted throughout the month of May.

National Mental Health Center was opened in Chisinau

/March 30, 2011/ National Mental Health Center (NMHC) was opened in the Republic of Moldova. The new institution will offer assistance necessary for people with mental health problems from Chisinau and regions and will coordinate the activity of those five mental health centers from the country.

The Helping Hand Moldova Foundation offered a donation to the disadvantaged families from the “Community for all – Moldova” Program

/March 3, 2011/ At the end of 2010, the Dutch foundation – Helping Hand Moldova – donated to the disadvantaged families that are beneficiaries of the “Community for all – Moldova” Program, a number of essential items (e.g. clothes, shoes) as well as rolling chairs.

First sheltered living was opened in Moldova

/February 18, 2011/ The first sheltered living for people with mental health problems was launched in the Republic of Moldova. The event took place on February 17, in Balti.

The Rotary Club has offered the Goncear family financial support worth 500 Euros

/February 10, 2011/ On February 2nd, Rotary Club Chisinau offered Anastasia Goncear, student at the Lyceum of Plastic Art in Chisinau, the Rotary Scholarship 2010 for talented children, worth 500 Euros.

Gifts from Moldovan mothers in Italy to children in Moldova

/February 2, 2011/ At the beginning of January, 23 families that are part of the assistance program “Community For All – Moldova” received a material donation from a group of Moldovan women from the city of Monselice, Italy.

“Community for All-Moldova-Bridge funding during the global economic crisis” launched!

/February 1, 2011/ On 1 February 2011, Keystone Human Services International Moldova Association (KHSIMA), in partnership with the Ministry of Labor, Social Protection and Family (MLSPF), and with the financial support from the Soros-Moldova Foundation launched the “Community for All-Moldova-Bridge funding during the global economic crisis.” This initiative aims to support the reform of the care system for people with mental disabilities and their social inclusion through the development of community-based services.

Christmas fairytale

January 3, 2011 There is a saying stating that on Christmas miracles happen and fairytales become reality. But miracles can become reality only with the help and contribution of each of us. An extraordinarily beautiful thing happened on Christmas Eve to a family beneficiary of the Community for All-Moldova project thanks to some people with good hearts.

Happy New Year!

The Joint Media Strategy Group has the honour to send you the warmest and most sincere greetings for the holy winter holidays and wish you a Happy New Year!

Sărbătoare de Crăciun pentru adolescenţii cu dizabilităţi

Sărbătoare de Crăciun pentru adolescenţii cu dizabilităţi

Miracol de Crăciun

Miracol de Crăciun

Christmas Party for teenagers with dissabilities

Christmas Party for teenagers with dissabilities

Servicii de incluziune socială a persoanelor cu dizabilităţi

Servicii de incluziune socială a persoanelor cu dizabilităţi

In the municipality of Balti was launched the social service "Mobile Team"

/December 2, 2010/ Today in the municipality of Balti was launched the social welfare service for persons with disabilities called Mobile Team that will operate at municipality level. This service was established within the “Somato” NGO in partnership with the town hall of the Balti municipality and with the support of the "Community for All - Moldova" project.

Access to education for all children in the village Hlinaia rayon Edinet

/December 2, 2010/ Today, at the general secondary school of the village Hlinaia, rayon Edinet was launched the Resource Center for Inclusive Education. The Center was created within a partnership between the local public authorities and the administration of the educational institution, with the support of the "Community for All – Moldova” project.

Resource Center for Inclusive Education in the village Magdacesti will ensure the access to education for all children

/December 1, 2010/ Today, within the lyceum of the village Magdacesti, rayon Criuleni was launched the Resource Center for Inclusive Education. The Center was created within a partnership between the local public authorities and the administration of the educational institution, with the support of the "Community for All – Moldova” project.

The second edition of the exhibition "The world, the way I see it"

/November 29, 2010/ Today, in the hall of the Ministry of Labor, Social Protection and Family opened the second edition of the exhibition "The World the way I see it," which includes photographs taken by children and young people with intellectual disabilities. Some of them have lived for many years in the residential institution (home) for children (boys) with mental disabilities from Orhei.

Self-documenting life stories of people with disabilities

/November 23, 2010/ In the period of November 24-25, in Chisinau, persons with disabilities and parents of children with disabilities from Romania and Moldova are attending a seminar entitled “Self-documenting life stories of people with disabilities".

The social welfare service "Mobile Team" was launched today in Hancesti

/October 20, 2010/ Mobile team - an alternative social welfare service for people with disabilities was launched today in the rayon Hincesti. This service was created within the Rayon Social Assistance and Family Protection Department with the support of the "Community for All - Moldova" project, implemented by Keystone Human Services International.

The Government of Moldova approved the regulatory framework of the social service "Community Home"

/September 8, 2010/ On 6 October 2010, the Government approved the Framework Regulation on organization and operation of the social service "Community Home" and its quality standards. The social service “Community Home” is a service alternative to the residential one for people with mental disabilities (psycho-neurological boarding houses and homes for children with mental disabilities).

Media Training for parents and people with disabilities

/October 4, 2010/ Twenty adolescents with disabilities and parents of children with disabilities have learned to photograph and to film within a training held recently in Chisinau. The training was organized by the Joint Media Strategy Group (GMSG) with the Open Society Institute / Health Media Initiative`s financial support having as goal to develop the skills of persons with disabilities and their parents to develop media materials with the purpose of self-representation (self-advocacy).

There was created a new home care service for people with disabilities

/September 23,2010/ Today, within the Ialoveni Rayon Council was launched a new social welfare service for persons with disabilities - Mobile Team. This service was established under the Rayon Social Assistance and Family Protection Unit with the support of the "Community for All - Moldova" project, implemented by Keystone Human Services International.

The first spark, as a result of the ratification of the Convention on the Rights o Persons with Disabilities

/September 6, 2010/ On July 9, 2010 the Parliament of the Republic of Moldova ratified this international document, so long awaited by people with disabilities, which comes with a new concept of approaching people with disabilities such as: addressing people with disabilities not only through the prism of social protection and health, but primarily through the prism of human rights and social inclusion.

The first school bell ring at the school-kindergarten No. 120 from the capital

/September 2, 2010/ It became a tradition for children with disabilities on the 1st of September to go the to the school-kindergarten no.120 from the capital. For the 9th year already the school doors are open to ALL children.

22 children and youth with disabilities and their parents have rested and have had fun within a summer camp, at Holercani

/September 1, 2010/ The second edition of the summer camp for children with disabilities and their parents, organized by the "Community for All- Moldova" project took place on August, 16-20 at Holercani.

The Government of the Republic of Moldova approved the framework legal regulation of the "Protected Living" community service

/August 9, 2010 /On August 4th, 2010 at 10.30 a.m., the Government of the Republic of Moldova approved the Regulations and Quality Standards of the “Supported Living” service. This is the first community based service for people with developmental disabilities in Moldova regulated by a normative Act.

„Social service map” to be developed in Balti

/August 4, 2010/ A „social service map” will be developed in Balti. This is going to be guidelines for social service providers and beneficiaries. The announcement was made by the leader of SOMATO Association, Jana Chihai, during a round table where the goals and objectives of a project based on social service provision in Balti, implemented for the first time in Republic of Moldova.

Mara Foundation from Netherlands donated medicines for 21 disadvantaged families

/August 3, 2010/ Children with disabilities from 21 disadvantaged families have received a donation in form of drugs from the Mara Foundation from Netherlands. The medicines in value of 11,853 lei were offered directly to families by a group of students – the Mara Foundation’s volunteers from the Rotterdam University of Medicine.

Specialists in the protection of families with children at risk - trained to implement the case management in social care

/August 2, 2010/ The experts in protecting families with children at risk in all raions of the Northern region of Moldova were trained, within a seminar which took place in the July 29-30 period in Balti, how to apply the case management in the social assistance of people with disabilities. This is the second seminar in a series of three regional seminars organized by the “Community for All-Moldova project, in partnership with the Ministry of Social Protection, Family and Child in all three socio-economic regions of the country – the North, the Center and the South.

Social Inclusion Services for people with disabilities

/July 23, 2010/ A seminar on this topic was organized on July 21-22, 2010 in the town Telenesti by the "Community for All-Moldova” project. The seminar had as objective the prevention of institutionalization of persons with disabilities and promotion of their social inclusion in order to eliminate the practice of institutionalization, a practice that involves a strong segregation character.

At Verejeni was held a seminar on social inclusion of persons with disabilities

/July 10, 2010/ On July 8, 2010 the " Community for All – Moldova” project’s team held a seminar in the village Verejeni, Telenesti rayon, a community seminar on social inclusion of persons with disabilities. This training activity was attended by 21 people: representatives of local government, mayor, local councilors, teachers / educators, librarians, the kindergarten director, social worker and nurse from the community, parents who take care about persons with disabilities.

The role of Educational Support Centers in school inclusion of children with disabilities

/July 1, 2010/ 14 members of the service teams created within the "Community for All- Moldova” project participated on 29-30 June, in Chisinau, at the seminar "Educational Inclusion Service – The Role of Educational Support Centers.

The world, the way I see it

/December 2, 2009/ Today, with the same name, in the hall of Ministry of Labor, Social Protection and Family, was opened an exhibition of photographs, realized by seven children and young persons who were recovered from the Home for Children (boys) with Mental Disabilities in Orhei and reintegrated in their family with the support of the Community for All – Moldova Project.