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Archive for March, 2013


The soul visit to elderly from Costesti village, Ialoveni region

At 18th of March we have decided to bring some goods to the elderly from Costesti village, Ialoveni region. 12 empty houses with only one pair of eyes in each have met us that day. Like everyone we have visited so far, grandparents from this village were lonely and sad. Our volunteers tried to ease their pain with a word of encouragement, a smile and some gifts collected within the campaign “Help a grandparent to smile”.

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Let’s learn another language – the language of silence

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Smiles for the elderly from Draguseni village, Straseni region

Friday, March 15, along with several volunteers, we have made a surprise to some people in need. The visit to helpless elders was my first experience of this kind. To be honest, I had a lot of emotions, which are hard to explain in words. Being prepared to see some unpleasant things, however the reality was much more painful and difficult than I assumed.

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The church choir from Costesti village as a guest at „LINELLA”

National network of shops “Linella” has become a trusted partner of PO “Filocalia”. On 14th of March, “Linella’s” director – Mr. Nicholae Pojoga, turned 35 years old and the team of employees, knowing his selfless nature and knowing him to be a true Christian, decided to prepare for him a special gift. They have invited (helped by PO “Filocalia”) 18 children from socially vulnerable families singing in the village Costesti’s church choir, to sing “Happy Birthday”.

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The week before the Lent at the boarding school no. 5

This week, in a sunny day of March 13, we decided to visit children from auxiliary school no. 5 from the capital. We went to them with a fun program, but also with interesting information – Lent habits from 3 countries: Russia, Germany and Moldova.


Help an elderly to smile! (visit to Cotiujenii Mari village)

On the International Women’s Day, PO “Filocalia” team and several volunteers – Ursachi Alexei and Mihaela brothers, Bejan Doina and me – Moloman Cristina, within the campaign “Help a grandfather smile”, decided to make a small celebration and bring sunshine into the houses of some vulnerable people from Cotiujenii Mari village, Soldanesti region. We thank for the financial support of Corneliu Calancea – a person with a big heart, which, although left Moldova, do not forget the hard life faced by our elders.

A smile for the elderly from Cosnita village

PO “Filocalia” team is always going to Cosnita village, Dubasari region with great pleasure. First of all because here we have our good, old friends from the social center “House of hope”. On March 7th, before the International Women’s day, we have decided, along with five loyal volunteers to go to that place with many activities. We prepared a gift for the social center – 2 panels with photographs of the Center’s activity collected over the years.


PO “Filocalia” has recruited new volunteers

After 2 weeks of recruitment, PO “Filocalia” has chosen candidates for a two-day training entitled “Aspects of involving volunteers in a social service”. The training for volunteers took place on 2nd and 3rd of March 2013. President of the organization, Mrs. Larisa Ciobanu, greeted everyone and gave each one a “martisor” – the symbol of spring and of a new beginning and PR manager of the organization, Corina Ersov, made an overview of the activities undertaken by “Filocalia”.