Day Care Centre for children with disabilities in Dubasari
Dubasari is a small town close to the border of Transnistria. There are altogether 150 children with disabilities in the neighbourhood, who receive no support and education whatsoever. When the parents do not come in terms with the children, the latter are threatened to be institutionalized in a care home - a place where children are more stored than taken care of.
Three years ago, a woman, who was abandoned by her husband after she had delivered two disabled babies, in despair, brought her both children to the Small Group Home in Chisinau. The two children were being taken care of and supported, and the mother was included in a [then beginning] training program for parents who have brought their children to care homes.
On the one hand, the reintegration of both children was achieved through effective care; on the other hand, the mother could see new perspectives in her life: In two years she was in the position not only to take back her children, but also to initiate a day care centre in her own town. The building was made available by the community.
The aim of the project is
Through support and further training, the initiative of a day care centre in Dubasari should be consolidated, completed, and professionalized in order to cover the day care needs in the area.
- Physical renovation of the existing building, connection to gas pipeline, canalization, water and heating
- Provision of equipment for rehabilitation, schooling and therapeutical needs
- Training of the staff of the centre in modern pedagogics
- Capacity building and institution building
- 50 children shall be able to profit from the centre (20 in day care and 30 in individual treatments).
Budget: Euro 120.000
Project Duration: September 2005 – ongoing
Project Partner: Rotary, ADA