310 Children from Social Vulnerable Families Benefited from “I Want to Go to School Too” Campaign
October, 17 2014
Recently, the Access Microscholarship Program Moldova has ended "I Want to Go to School Too" donation campaign in 10 regions of the country; the idea inspired from the success story of the previous campaign the program ran in spring "Give Your Toy a New Life". The main goal of this social action was to collect as many school supplies as possiblefor almost 310 children living in orphanages or socially vulnerable families; thus promoting the importance of education among them and encouraging them to study.
In addition to these presents, 125 Access students and alumni prepared for orphan kids original and nice handmade bookmarks and friendship bracelets, as symbols of kindness and mutual help. Also, each group has involved them into entertaining activities connected to education, human values, tolerance, equality, and US culture.
This way, in partnership with the local social assistance services, public administration and other educational institutions, the campaign was hosted by the boarding houses from Popenschi village, Ribnita; Bolohan village, Orhei, and Orphanage nr.6 from Chisinau. Moreover, the participants brought the spirit of happiness and planted seeds of hope in kids' souls from the Multifunctional Community Center "ASCLEPIO" from Bender, Maternal Center " Speranta" from Cahul, the Center for Rehabilitation and Social Inclusion of Children "Cultum" from Stauceni, Chisinau, and visited 16 social-vulnerable families from Causeni and Grigoripol.
All in all, " I Want to Go to School Too" campaign broke the stereotype of an indifferent and mean new generation, showing power of compassion, kindness, and generosity, things which are absolutely necessary in a healthy society. It helped the children to stay focused on their studies and not on their health or social problems.
On behalf of the Access program, we would like to express our gratitude for all active and kind people from all around Moldova involved in this campaign. We are very thankful to all those who have supported our initiative and have made their donations!!!
Photo gallery of the event