From 16th to 30th of March, 2015 the IRI team has organized several visits to the children, members of the Democracy Schools from Gribova village, Drochia rayon; Mingir village, Hincesti rayon and Zirnesti village, Cahul, supported by the Institute for Rural Initiatives within the “Social Inclusion Program” in 2014-2015.
Zirnesti village, Cahul rayon
Members of the Democracy School from Zirnesti village have decided to bring spring closer by planting flowers: tulips, violets and daffodils in the “Ion Creanga” Lyceum’s court yard. Children enjoyed being one more time agents of change in their community.
Mingir village, Hincesti town
Children from Mingir village have demonstrated to IRI how they can peacefully solve a problem or a conflict that occurs in school, family or society. Each member of the Friendship School has been actively involved in the activities, which is the best reward for the IRI entire team.
Gribova village, Drochia rayon
It was a pleasure for the Institute for Rural Initiatives to meet again with friends from Gribova village, Drochia rayon. With joy and perseverance children have shown that at the Democracy School workshops they relax in a useful way and develop the areas that they do not learn at school.
“The Democracy School has multiple effects and benefits for our children: educates team spirit, children become more united and active, full of ideas and more confident. Being a school principal I deeply appreciate the children’s involvement and I am glad to see positive and good results,” said Ms. Nadejda Dobinda, director at “Ion Creangă” lyceum from Zirnesti village, Cahul rayon.
The project aims to continue further education of a mixed group of children (120 children), who will act as promoters of democracy with capacities of cultural sensitivity, tolerance, acceptance and respect for one another.
The initiative is implemented by the Institute for Rural Initiatives with generous support from Global Fund for Children, Washington, D.C. and local partners.