For the first time, the Chairman of Hope and Homes for Children UK Trustee Board, Richard Greenhalgh, is visiting Republic of Moldova
A HIGH-LEVEL VISIT OF THE CHAIRMAN AND TWO MEMBERS OF THE HHC UK BOARD OF TRUSTEES
• For the first time, the Chairman of Hope and Homes for Children UK (HHC) Trustee Board, Richard Greenhalgh, is visiting Republic of Moldova, being accompanied by other two members of the Board, Mark Grinonneau and Mark Shadrack.
• HHC is a global Foundation which, from 2005, is represented in Moldova by CCF Moldova -Child Community Family. The foundation is aiming, at the global level, to transform the child protection systems, so that the world become a better place for children’s growth and development, in family based environments, surrounded by warmth and love.
• Until now, HHC UK has invested in the child protection reform in Moldova 2,5 millions euros.
On 26th and 27th of October, for the first time, the Chairman of Hope and Homes for Children UK Trustee Board, Richard Greenhalgh, visited Republic of Moldova. He saw the social services developed with the support of HHC/CCF Moldova, he also met the children who were prevented to not end up in the orphanages or were reintegrated in their families with the organisation support. At the same time, Richard Greenhalgh and the members of the the delegation had Advocacy high-level meetings with the representatives of the State Chancellery, Governement of R. of Moldova, of the EU Delegation and UNICEF in order to reiterate the support offered to the country in the implementation of the child protection reform and the transition from institutions to community and family based services for children’s better development. With the HHC UK support and other donors, CCF Moldova – Child Community Family organisation has helped nearly 4 500 children and closed down 10 institutions, but also developed dozens of alternative services and assisted hundreds of families from 28 districts of the country.
Richard Greenhalgh is the former director of Unilever. He spent more than 30 years with this company. At the moment, he is chairing a couple of charity and volunteer foundations and is supporting the British Youth Opera. Richard Greenhalgh is an important patron in the United Kingdom and is putting a lot of effort and resources into making this world a better place. The organisation which is run by Richard Greenhalgh and where other members of the Board are orientating their resources – HHC United Kingdom – is operating direct programs in 7 countries from Central, Southern and Eastern Europe and Africa. At the same time, HHC is carrying out pilot-projects in Southern Africa, India and Uganda and is present in other 21 countries from Latin America, Carribean, Africa and Europe, where is working in partnership with local NGOs. The HHC mission is to be the catalyst for the global elimination of institutional care for children and the vision – a world in which children no longer suffer institutional care.