On the 1st of June a memorable celebration of the International Children Day was organized by the International Organization for Migration (IOM), Mission to Moldova, together with the Chisinau Municipal Directorate for Protection of Child Rights (MDPCR) and the “Mary Kay” Company in Moldova. The event gathered over 800 children residing in boarding schools and social care centers, and about 300 children with their parents from Chisinau. A wide variety of festivities were held, aimed both at bringing joy and fun to children and parents, as well as promoting child rights. Representatives from Government and Municipal Institutions, International Organizations, and different NGOs active in the field of child protection were present at the event. read more...
“All children should have a happy childhood, full of joy, colors and adventures. This is why it is our duty to bring more happiness into the lives of those children, who are in need of our support and assistance. But what is even more important, is the involvement of everyone of us, so that these children are be able to say: " I have a happy childhood”, - said Mrs. Irina Todorova, the IOM Prevention and Protection Programme Coordinator in her welcoming speech.
For more than three hours the Central Cathedral Square was enchanted by songs, dances and fashion shows performed by children from different artistic clubs and organizations. Many interesting and amusing contests, including face and hair art, dynamic games, drawing competitions were carried out for all the participants. 1000 children received specially designed tickets that allowed them to get free of charge prizes, ice-cream, chocolate bars, juice, caps, etc.
Alongside the main celebration, more than 125 families with children with disabilities from Chisinau municipality received sweets and food, an initiative organized by IOM and the MDPCR
It is worth mentioning that this action is part of a larger IOM Moldova effort and commitment to effectively respond to the needs of vulnerable people, such as those affected by the negative consequences of migration, including trafficking, children from residential institutions and boarding schools, as well as social orphans. In this way, IOM is dedicated to ensuring the protection of children rights and responding to the specific needs and challenges vulnerable children face.