In August this year, with the support of the European Union, a football match was held between the young people from Cinișeuți village, Rezina rayon. The “Friendship Match” was organized within the project “Diversification of socio-educational, sports and cultural services for children and young people from vulnerable and / or vulnerable groups”, implemented by AO Speranța, from Cinișeuți village.

“The teams played according to all the rules and criteria of a professional football match, having a coach and an experienced referee,” says Ana Maznic, the project manager. “The supporters – children, young people, parents, grandparents and the mayor of the village were delighted by such an event, the smallest of the spectators chanting that they will also play football when they will grow up!”, added Ana Maznic.

Also in August, the campaign “Access to decent work for YOUTH” started for young people from three rayons: Ungheni, Calarasi and Nisporeni. Young people who are not in the field of work and do not follow a form of training or vocational training have the opportunity to find a job to ensure their existence thanks to the Labor Club established with the support of the European Union within the project “Socio-professional integration for NEET young people”, implemented by the Public Association for Children and Youth ”FĂCLIA” from Ungheni city.

“National statistics show that 57% of graduates cannot find a job, and 17.7% are forced to emigrate”, says Angela Ciocîrlan, the project manager. “To reduce these figures, we aim to provide mentoring services for future employees, so as to increase their chances of building a successful career. Thus, we published several informative materials explaining to young people that decent work does not only mean a good salary, but also safe working conditions, access to medical services, as well as compensatory payments in case of illness or accident at work.”, concluded Angela Ciocîrlan.

The project “Diversification of socio-educational, sports and cultural services for children and young people from vulnerable and / or vulnerable groups” and the project “Socio-professional integration for young people NEET” are implemented from the resources offered by the European Union within the project “Services social partners through a sustainable partnership between civil society and government ”co-financed and implemented by the Soros-Moldova Foundation in partnership with Keystone Human Services International Moldova, the Alliance of NGOs active in the field Social Protection of Children and Family, Alliance of Organizations for Persons with Disabilities in the Republic of Moldova.

Contacts:

Victoria Neagă, project manager, Delegation of the European Union to the Republic of Moldova, Victoria.NEAGA@eeas.europa.eu 

Ana Prasolov, project manager, Soros-Moldova Foundation, aprasolov@soros.md