WMF Moldova, locally known as LA VIA Community Center, creates a space of healing, integrity and action where children discover hope for a bright future.
Located between Romania and Ukraine, Moldova is one of the smallest of the former Soviet Union’s republics. Despite its picturesque landscapes and a rich cultural heritage, Moldova is a country whose people are seeking to understand who they are and where they stand in the world after being tossed unrelentingly among the hands of multiple powers in recent history until gaining independence in 1991. LA VIA Community Center focuses its relief efforts toward providing a safe space with holistic programming for vulnerable children and families. This includes educational programming, spiritual formation, and more recent relief response for Ukrainian refugees.
WMF Moldova builds community among the vulnerable and the marginalized: children and their families. We create a space of respect and hope offering equal chances of holistic healing through practical activities that contribute to their rehabilitation and integration into society.
About our Programming
WMF Moldova is a nongovernmental organization that builds community among the vulnerable children and their families. This Community Center creates a space of respect and hope, offering equal chances of holistic healing and recovery through practical activities such as art, music, moral-spiritual education, homework help and counseling that all contribute to the children’s and families’ rehabilitation and integration into society.
Since March 2010, we have been carrying out our activity in partnership with a school in Chisinau through a special program of extracurricular activities for approximately 60 socially-vulnerable children. These educational programming includes literacy education, art, music and play therapy, activities that promote the socialization of the children (life skills, moral-spiritual education, outings in the city, positive discipline, nature discovery), development and encouragement of creativity, supplementary homework help and individual assistance for children who have difficulty reading and writing.
On February 24th, Russia invaded Ukrainian territory, which made peaceful citizens flee to nearest countries of Eastern Europe. The Republic of Moldova is one of them. 450,000 refugees have entered Moldova and approximately 100,000 have stayed in the country. Statistics show that currently 1 out of 8 children now in Moldova are Ukrainian. Almost immediately,…
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