The breakdown of moral values, the disregard of traditions, the relativization of truth about bad and good, as well as the regression of the social-economic situation lead to the family break-up as a primary institution in creating the child’s personality.
The day-care centre for children provides social assistance and protection, medical care, school education 5 days a week, from 12:00 till 17:30, a meal and a snack per day for 25 children aged 7 to 14, selected from socially vulnerable families from Chişinău. The aim of this project is to provide assistance to children during their school education, as well as providing support to pupils who have difficulties in adapting to the educational requirements.
There is a team of volunteers working within the Centre on short terms. Children are supported and guided by a social worker in preparing their homework. By means of a personalized school support the volunteers accomplish the human and spiritual formation of children. The day-care centre offers recreational and socialization activities for children, in order to create a balance between the teaching and leisure activities.
A usual day in the Day-Care Centre looks like this:
- 12:00 – children arrive at the centre, recreational activities are carried out;
- 14:30 – lunch;
- 15:00 – preparing the homework;
- 17:15 – the evening snack;
- 17:30 – children leave.
Every week has its topic, such as: family, communication, friendship, etc., which are discussed and analysed a little every day, children are encouraged to express their opinions about the topic of the week. Fridays have a recreational mood, various creative workshops are carried out or small sketches are played, having a direct link with the topic discussed during the week. Among the most anticipated and desired activities for the children are the trips, by means of which they can interact with the reality they hear about only in classes.
Thus, by means of this project children have a friendly environment for education and spending their time after school, being protected in the most vulnerable period of time fromthe risks of street “attractions”, of the subculture from the blocks, of poor-taste invasion, of the lack of culture and intellectual laziness, which would later give birth to an adult unwilling to work and dependent of the social assistance and State protection.