Building a common approach to children

Sector: Social

Implemented by: Terre des Hommes Lausanne, Representative Office in Moldova in partnership with Care and attention to the childhood NGO from Tiraspol

Duration: April 2013 – April 2014

Budget: 67,005 €

Short description: 40 professionals (all women) have been trained as animators using psychosocial approach, non-violent communication in children education preventing abuse, neglect and exploitation of 3480 children (on left bank 932 – girls and 704 – boys; on right bank 899 – girls, 945 – boys);

  • Games and sports activities have been organized via 20 ludotecas (toy libraries) from 20 rural communities on both banks, thus improving personal and social competences to empower children and professionals with personal and social competences to overcome communication barriers and to enhance resilience to stress;
  • 20 ludotecas on both banks were supported by using games, child literature, and toys to build trustful relationships between children and adults and improve communication between the school, family, and child;
  • A research on the situation of children was carried out with a special attention to the potential and impact of psycho-social activities on child development and behaviour;
  • A common web forum has been launched to share the results and the activities of the project serving as a free space for information and opinion exchange;
  • This project results led the development of other projects for children which received financial support directly from the EU Delegation.