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MESAGER, Informative program in Russian, 02.12.2009
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Photo exhibition “World, the way I see it” - http://www.trm.md/index.php?module=stiri_int&news_id=13327 (Rom)
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02.12.2009, „World, the way I see it” - http://www.mpsfc.gov.md/md/newslst/1211/1/3798/
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02.12.2009, "World,the way I see it", an exhibition of photograps realized by the children with mental health’s problems - http://www.civic.md/stiri/lumea-asa-cum-o-vad-eu-expozitie-de-fotografii-realizate-de-copii-cu-probleme-de-sanatate-mintal.html
- Info-Prim Neo (www.ipn.md)
2009-12-02, Children and young persons with disabilities on theirs’ day present an exhibition of photographs - http://www.info-prim.md/?a=10&nD=2009/12/02
Chisinau (IPN) Eight children and young persons with disabilities, deinstitutionalized from the boarding house for children with mental disabilities from Orhei and integrated in families, on the International Day of Persons with Disabilities realized an exhibition of photographs under the name “World, the way I see it”, transmits Info-Prim Neo.
The object of this action is to promote the positive image of persons with intellectual disabilities by marking out theirs’ abilities.
„Our mission, of the whole society, is to change our attitude about these persons, by helping them to know their rights. Photographs present different aspects of their life, family, friends, school, school colleagues, animals. Together we have to make their life better, happier, full of big hopes and dreams”, said Valentina Buliga, the minister of labour, social protection and family, during the vernisage.
Exhibition was organized by the project “Community for All Moldova”, implemented by Keystone Human Services International Moldova Association, in the partnership with the Ministry of Labour, Social Protection and Family with the supporting of the Institute for an Opened Society / Initiatives in Mental Health, in the partnership with Soros Foundation – Moldova, and has the point to reformate the system of social protection and care of persons with disabilities for theirs’ social inclusion.
Until now, 38 children and young persons, and also their families, beneficiated from the assistance and care, in the frame of the project. 17 of them lived in the Boarding house for children with difficulties in Orhei, now they are reintegrated in their families; in other 21 cases was prevented children’s and young persons’ abandon in institutions.
- DECA-press (www.deca.md)
02.12.2009, „World, the way I see it”, exhibition of photographs realized by children with mental health’s problems
Seven deinstitutionalized children and young persons, ex-members of the Boarding house for boys with mental difficulties from Orhei, are the authors of the exhibition “World, the way I see it”, which was opened on Wednesday in the hall of the Ministry of Labour, Social Protection and Family, informs DECA-press.
In the frame of the exhibition, which can be visited till the end of the month, children and persons who took the photographs received diplomas from the organizers. Then, they were invited to visit and photograph minister’s offers, where they received sweets.
This event is a part of the Decade of social inclusion of persons with disabilities, which is held between 22 November and 3 December.
It is mentioned that ex-members of the Boarding house from Orhei were reintegrated in families with the support of the project “Community for All Moldova”.
Exhibition is organized by the project „Community for All Moldova”, implemented by Keystone Human Services International Moldova Association in the partnership with authorities. Until now, 38 children and young persons and their families beneficiated from assistance and care in the frame of the project „Community for All Moldova”. 17 of them lived in the Boarding house for children with difficulties in Orhei, now they are reintegrated in their families; in other 21 cases was prevented children’s and young persons’ abandon in institutions. *** end –02.12.2009 - [DECA-press]
- Portal www.ong.md
02.12.2009, Come to see the „World,the way I see it” - http://www.ong.md/index.php?mod=home&hmod=postbyid&id=3191
With the support of the project “Community for All Moldova”, on 2 December, at 09.00 o’clock, in the hall of the Ministry of Labour, Social Protection and Family (str. Vasile Alecsandri Nr.1) was inaugurated an exhibition of photographs realized by deinstitutionalized from the Boarding house for children with mental difficulties (boys) from Orhei and reintegrated in families children and young persons. The name of the exhibition is: „World, the way I see it”.
The point of this action is to promote positive image of persons with intellectual disabilities, by taking in evidence their abilities.
At the inauguration of the exhibition participated: Mrs. Valentina Buliga, Minister of Labour, Social Protection and Family, representatives of the project „Community for All Moldova”, children and young persons who realized the photographs and theirs’ parents/relatives.
Exhibition is organized by the Project “Community for All Moldova”, implemented by Keystone Human Services International Moldova Association in the partnership with the Ministry of Labour, Social Protection and Family and it is a part of the Decade of social inclusion of persons with disabilities, which is held by ministry between 22 November – 3 December 2009.
- Radio Moldova International (www.trm.md)
PRES: More than 20 families in the Republic of Moldova refused the idea to place their children in Boarding house for boys with mental difficulties in Orhei. In other 17 cases, children returned to their families. These are only first examples of this kind, but they can multiply in the future, thanks to the assistance of the project „Community for All Moldova”. During the 2009, specialists of the project offered assistance to scores of young persons and their families. How it is prevented the abandon of children with disabilities in the Republic of Moldova and why they leave residential institutions you can find out from Veronica Castraveţ.
PRES: Natalia is the mother of a child with the first invalidity level. She tells that for many years she couldn’t work, because she had to care about her boy. They lived in insupportable conditions in Berezovca village, in the north of the country, so she had to take the toughest decision in her life: to place her own child in a boarding house for children with mental difficulties. Meeting with the specialists from the domain of child’s protection drastically changed her life.
NATALIA: all the documents were prepared, and when I came to discuss with the members of republican committee, I received all necessary help. Now I have a new life. I live in Chisinau with my son. I study and Alexandru goes to day care center. I am really satisfied, because till now I didn’t have the possibility even to work.
PRES: This year, in Alexandru’s situation were other 20 children. In all these cases were prevented abandon and children’s placement in boarding house for children with mental difficulties, says Ludmila Malcoci, director of the project „Community for All Moldova”, implemented by Keystone Human Services International Moldova Association in the partnership with the Ministry of Labour, Social Protection and Family.
LUDMILA MALCOCI: All these 21 children remained in community. Sometimes parents don’t need financial support, but they need information about how to comport with these children, because a big part of them have autism, and the communication with this kind of children is very difficult. With the support of the project „Community for All Moldova”, this year 17 children were de-institutionalized from the boarding house in Orhei and integrated in their families. Majority of the children beneficiate from the support of social assistant, psychologist, the specialist in the behavioral changes, because a big part of them, after returning from institutions, don’t have an adequate for a community life behavior and need a change.
PRES: For a promotion of the positive image of persons with intellectual disabilities by putting in evidence theirs’ abilities, recently, in Chisinau was held first exhibition of photographs, realized by seven children and young persons reintegrated in families. They learned to use photo cameras and encouraged to take pictures of people, moments, places and relevant things. It is the first grandiose activity where participated these persons with special needs. Victor Chiriac is 21 years old and lives in Hincesti r-n. He tells us how much he cares about his photographs.
VICTOR: I photographed sky, garage. I like to take pictures of cats. I learn at school. Teacher comes and I learn many things. I want to learn more letters and numerals. /SF. BANDĂ/
PRES: According to Ludmilei Malcoci, one of the biggest problems of children with disability is a loss of adequate services, the fact which makes more difficult theirs’ integration in community.
LUDMILA MALCOCI: This year we worked with children who have parents. They didn’t abandon their children, but placed him into boarding house in Orhei, because they didn’t know what to do with them. We have many abandoned children, 30% of children in Orhei are young, who had to leave the boarding house long ago, but they don’t have a place to go. A lot of them are able to live an independent life in community, if they would have a house, a support for maintenance etc.
PRES: Valentina Buliga, minister of Labour, Social Protection and Family, asserts that now is felt a changing in parents’ attitude about their children with special needs.
VALENTINA BULIGA: A lot of parents don’t want to place their children in institutions and try to find other solutions with NGOs, with local authorities, to offer to these children in difficult situations a new set of services, which they need. For example, if mother goes to work and doesn’t have a person to leave the child with, community service of home assistance is getting involved. Our principal object is to decrease the number of children who go to the institutions, because the practice show that the children who leaves these institutions have absolutely different vision of life, different behavior, they are unsociable, can’t express their wishes.
PRES: Representatives of associative sector sustain that there is a necessity of an efficient politic of administration of the financial resources for children with disabilities. According to Elizavetei Iurcu, principal specialist in the problems of children and families in difficult situation from Orhei r-n, state money for children’s maintenance in a residential system should be given to the parents. (Veronica Castravet)