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Archive for February, 2013

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Come and see my spring!

The 27th of February, during the last breath of the winter, PO “Filocalia” was invited to participate at a special event. We were invited by our new friends and partners: “The Center of Business Support for Blind people” and together we tried to show the spring seen by the children with special needs.

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A fairy tale for children form Cosnita village, Dubasari region

On 24 February 2013, PO “Filocalia” team along with 10 dedicated volunteers went across the Dniester river to our dear friends – children from socially vulnerable families from Cosnita village, Dubasari.
21 little ones expected us at the Social center “House of Hope”. From the beginning we knew this is going to be a special fairy tale day for all of us…

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Launch of the campaign “Help a grandparent to smile”

During the period from 20 February to 20 March 2013, PO “Filocalia” will conduct a campaign for collecting any material aid (food products, hygiene products, clothes etc.) for solitary and disabled elderly, entitled “Help a grandparent to smile “.

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Therapy through games at the Boarding school no.5

For some years PO “Filocalia” has a special friendship with the Boarding school no.5 from Chisinau. In November 2011, at the second floor of the institutions a playing room was equipped. Here children of different age with mental disabilities have the possibility to participate at ludotherapy lessons (therapy through games), developing their basic abilities. In the same period, a team of volunteers was created and instructed to spend time with children involving them in different ludic activities.

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Preparing for the spring holidays with children from Harbovat boarding school

On February 6 we, the “Filocalia” team, with our dear volunteers, have spent an unforgettable day with pupils form Boarding school for deaf children from Harbovat village, Calarasi region. First impression is that the school is at the end of the world, forgotten by all, at crossroads, in the middle of the woods. But when we approached the entrance of the institution, we have seen many joyful and smiling faces at the windows. We met children and teachers who do not seem to be too often spoiled by guests. Over 40 children came together into the technological education room, and were divided into groups and trained in several master-classes by the volunteers. The more mature boys made manual cards and learned new forms of hand made gifts. The smaller participants made decorative bracelets with roses from special paper and cards on quelling technology.
For culinary workshop from the boarding school we brought food supplies and, being on the path to the Spring holidays, we brought materials for pupils, who, inspired by the master-classes, would prepare small decorative gifts for their parents.
Although the children from this institution have a hearing and speech disability, contrary to our expectations – to find ourselves in a world of peace and silence, they were very excited and tried to communicate with us with different sounds. We were very inspired by this particular trip. We all had to learn something from each other. We learned a few general words used in sign language. When we said goodbye, each of us has “shown” in sign his own name, making a great contact with the curious children who were also studying us. We look forward to future meetings with these wonderful children, to socialize with them and also to learn the art of communication through smiles…