FHI 360 Moldova


1. Keystone Human Services International Moldova Association
Project title: Collaboration at the local level for social inclusion of persons with disabilities in Anenii-Noi and Falesti Districts
Project summary: Kyestone ensures participation of people with disabilities and civil society in developing public policies for people with disabilities in the Anenii Noi and Ialoveni districts, supporting development of local Strategies on inclusion of people with disabilities. The CSO organizes a roundtable and two trainings to mobilize and empower people with disabilities, CSOs and LPA on participatory planning, monitoring and evaluation of the rights of people with disabilities. Keystone ensures a participatory development and approval of local Strategies for social inclusion of people with disabilities, by establishing a participatory group on Strategy development, 20 focus groups, organizing a workshop for Strategy development and a roundtable for its consultation. As well, the CSO increases the capacities of CSOs and LPAs from Anenii Noi and Ialoveni to implement actions according to the developed Strategy, by training them on project writing and management, and offering them on-going mentoring.
Duration: April 1, 2015 - March 31, 2017
Project title: Social integration of children and youth with autism from Moldova
Project summary: SOS Autism increases chances for social integration of people diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and facilitates their access to services and rehabilitation programs, by developing a National Strategy on social integration of people with ASD. The CSO collects the needs of people with ASD and their families through five focus-groups organized in different regions of Moldova. To facilitate development and approval of the Strategy, SOS Autism invites national and international experts, coordinates six meetings of the inter-ministerial working group and six meetings of the technical working group, and organizes one advocacy campaign. As well, SOS Autism increases awareness regarding the importance of social integration of people with autism, by developing a social spot, printing 300 calendars and 1,000 brochures, organizing one concert and publishing at least 10 media articles.
Duration: May 1, 2015 - April 30, 2017
3. ”Speranța” Center
Project title: Easy-to-read, easy to understand, easy to act
Project summary: Speranța develops the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and Law on Social Inclusion of Persons with Disabilities in an innovative "easy-to-read" format, offering to people with intellectual and learning disabilities accessible information about their rights. Speranta involves one international and five local experts to prepare the "easy-to-read" materials, which are tested by 15 youth with disabilities, within 10 activates. The CSO develops guidelines on how to use easy-to-read materials and promotes the products within a roundtable. Additionally, Speranta organizes 10 trainings and 15 informative sessions to ensure the promotion, and use of the materials, and to increase the capacities of people with disabilities to defend their rights.
Duration: May 15, 2015 - May 14, 2017
                                 4. Association of Parents who have children with mental disabilities “Speranță și Sănătate”
Project title: Legal protection for parents/guardians of people with mental disabilities and assistance in maintaining the fundamental rights of persons with intellectual and psychiatric disabilities 
Project summary: Speranță și Sănătate raises the level of legal knowledge among people with mental disabilities and their guardians and provide legal help to at least 50 families. The CSO organizes 16 educational trainings for parents/guardians (8-10 trainings/year) of people with mental disabilities, offers 25 legal consultations per year to people with mental disabilities and their guardians, develops and disseminates 500 copies of a brochure and one video spot about people with mental disabilities. Additionally, Speranta și Sanatate conducts an analysis of the existing legislation regarding housing and labor market and carries out a roundtable to debate with representatives of public authorities, other CSOs and CSO beneficiaries, the existing legal issues and to find solutions for its improvement.
Duration: June 1, 2015 - May 31, 2017
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           5. Resource Center OSORC

Project title: Equal rights despite unequal opportunities

Project summary: OSORC raises awareness and informs the public about the rights of people with disabilities, and increases social activity of people with disabilities and their families through workshops, consultations, discussions, and participation in local and national events. The CSO organizes three master classes on needlework for people with disabilities, and the works are shown within two editions of Talent Fair in Tiraspol and Ribnita. OSORC together with its partners carries out two Open Door events and publishes news articles and video reports on local TV. Additionally, the CSO conducts Leadership Summer School for 35 young people, four workshops for 25 young people with disabilities, and one seminar for 30 active parents. The needs and recommendations collected during the project are presented within four roundtables and one conference.

Duration: July 15, 2015 - July 14, 2017


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