Altogether 17 employees from 6 residential institutions for people with disabilities targeted in the project (Orhei, Hâncești, Cocieri, Bălţi, Bădiceni, Brânzeni) participated in the Training of Trainers Programme organized by Keystone Moldova within the EU-funded project “Ensuring safety and human rights of persons with intellectual and psychosocial disabilities in 6 residential institutions during the COVID-19 pandemic” in several stages:

  • Employees consulted the Institutional Programme on measures to prevent and control Coronavirus Infection (COVID-19) and developed skills as trainer.
  • Each team simulated training sessions to prepare for training the employees of the institutions they represent.
  • Mentoring meetings were held as a result of the information sessions delivered by the training teams.

Additionally, 40 mobile phones were donated to ensure the access of people with disabilities to Hotline Service for people with disabilities 0 8001 0808. Previously, people with disabilities were trained in the field of Self-Advocacy on rights, peer-to-peer support and how to use the above-mentioned Service.

At the same time, 60 employees from 6 institutions participated in the trainings on burnout syndrome prevention and stress management to meet the challenges related to people with intellectual and psychosocial disabilities behaviours in crisis time.

In addition, a monitor was installed in each institution, which provides information on measures to prevent and control Coronavirus infection in easy -to- understand language.

These activities were organised within the project “Ensuring safety and human rights of persons with intellectual and psychosocial disabilities in 6 residential institutions during the COVID-19 pandemic”, implemented by Keystone Moldova and funded by the European Union from the EU Rapid Response Mechanism to urgent needs of civil society in the Eastern Partnership.