02 February 2018

The second social creche, launched today, 30th of January 2018, in Bălți

The service is dedicated to young children from families being in different risk situations and its aim is to prevent their abandonment by the parents.

The social creche which is located within the Nursery #13 in Bălți, with the capacity for 12 young children, has officially opened its doors. This service is free and was created by CCF/HHC Moldova along with Bălți Town Hall, within a project implemented in partnership with UNICEF and the Ministry of Health, Labour and Social Protection. The opening of the creche group was made possible thanks to the support offered by HHC United Kingdom, EBRD (European Bank for Reconstruction and Development) and to all supporters of the ROSTUL POSTULUI campaign, started in 2017.

This daycare service was designed for children aged between 4 months to 3 years from vulnerable families and of risk of separation from parents because of poverty or other social difficulties. The children will be well looked after, while their parents, especially single mothers or fathers, will have the chance to find a job.

The creche is well equipped, according to the standards, and functions like an ordinary nursery. Children receive early childhood care: walks, changing nappies, good food, sleep, playtime. This is the second social creche opened by CCF/HHC Moldova in Bălți, the first one is located within the Institution for Babies from Bălți municipality.

From the 1st of January, the service is financed from the state budget.

 

The initiative is part of the project Young children – understanding needs, developing services, reforming the system, implemented by CCF/HHC Moldova in partnership with UNICEF.

The total amount spent on renovation and equipment is 17 220 euros. During the Rostul Postului campaign, we managed to raise (on the official web-site http://rostulpostului.md/, and also on CCF Moldova web-site) – 6473 euros, this amount was doubled by EBRD (European Bank for Reconstruction and Development). Hope and Homes for Children UK’s contribution was 4272 euros.

We want to thank all our supporters and partners!

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With over 14 years of experience in the child protection field, CCF/HHC Moldova has helped more than 1000 children to stay with their families by offering them direct support or by creating new alternative child care services.

Seven years ago, a single mother, with no help and no support, told us: “… Or we die together, or I need to abandon my child”. That was the moment when CCF/HHC Moldova proposed to the local authorities to create a new alternative child care service, in order to avoid child abandonment and to support the parents.