May, 30 2013
On May 30th American Councils Moldova collaborated with Orhei Youth Council and two alumni : Vitalie Colun, Orhei City Mayor (Open World) and Alina Zestrea (FLEX) to implement a community development project to involve the newly formed regional youth council. The motto of the event was „The BEST moment to take action is NOW" and its beneficiary „Miorita" Summer Camp which hosts over 1000 children from various corners of Moldova every summer.
The project aimed to encourage the spirit of volunteering among Orhei youth and to initiate partnerships with local public organisations in order to implement various community development projects targeting children and yound adults in the district. The special guests of the event were Mr Colun Vitalie, Orhei City Mayor, Open World alumnus and Alexandru Ivanov, Deputy Mayor. Over 100 total participants involved in the project were coordinated by FLEX alumna Alina Zestrea and Corina Erhan, Youth Center Orhei Director. The activities included in the project combined trainings on community development, workshops on civic engagement moderated by local experts from the Youth Center Orhei and practical activities, mainly redecoration of the „Miorita" summer camp recreational areas. Over 1000 children will be hosted by the camp this summer, so the participants made sure the camp looks fresh and colorful!
Orhei Youth Council Director Corina Erhan is also one of the participants of the Inspir-O National Mentorship Project initiated by Open World alumna Olga Melniciuc.
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