Developing and empowering vulnerable people in Moldova with the aim of preventing sexual exploitation, abuse or trafficking. Building self-worth through spiritual and healthy moral education.
Psychological Art Studio
Combining art and psychological care, taking advantage of the best discoveries in these areas. Providing art therapy to victims of human trafficking and sexual exploitation as well as people who suffer from loneliness, depression or domestic abuse. Learning new skills as well as participating in Arts festivals, exhibitions and fairs bring additional incentives to improve people’s self-esteem and hope for the future.
Early Learning Centre / Family Garden
Providing a safe and supportive environment for single mums and their children. To help the mums who often come from broken, abusive homes or are divorced or abandoned to learn how to relate to and look after their children.
Urban Centre / Place of Change
Empowering young people and families for a better future. Tackling issues such as exploitation, trafficking, drug abuse. Safe space for teenagers in the youth club. A subset of this work is work in schools, mainly with high-school students, teaching them how to avoid or deal with exploitation, trafficking or drug abuse. The Urban Centre seeks to influence and shape a new generation of young and passionate citizens, who will be capable of taking responsibility for making a real difference to the situation in Moldova.
Humanitarian Aid Centre
The centre distributes food, clothing and hygiene items. Recognising the desperate situations faced by vulnerable groups of Moldovan society, Beginning of Life opened a humanitarian aid centre with the aim of providing assistance to the most vulnerable and needy.
Studio of Innovative Leadership
Training and equipping leaders from Beginning of Life’s programmes, but also for training leaders from other organisations in (and outside) Moldova.
Beginning of Life’s 2020 impact…
People heard the Gospel
People received medical care
Food/relief parcels distributed
Population: 2.6 million
Emigration: 1.5 million people have left Moldova since the early 1990s
Economy: The poorest country in Europe
Average monthly salary: ~£200
From its independence in 1991, Moldova has faced political deceptions, economic crises, high unemployment and numerous social problems. Decades later, many of these issues remain.