On 28th August 2017, Charity Centre for Refugees (CCR), partner of UNHCR Moldova, and Bureau of Migration and Asylum (BMA) held and event to celebrate the ending of the Summer School for refugee and asylum seeking children and women that CCR has organized every Tuesday and Thursday during July and August. CCR also wanted to celebrate the Independence Day of Moldova that is celebrated on 27th of August, and the day of the “Limba Noastra” (Our Language), that will be on 31st of August.

Besides CCR staff and volunteers, Ms. Ludmila Butunari and Mr. Ruslan Mazur from the Directorate of Asylum and Integration (DAI) from the Bureau of Migration and Asylum (BMA), came to participate in this event together with more than 40 refugees and asylum seekers, adults and children.

To start the activities, Djavid Paknehad, the Director of CCR thanked everyone for coming to this special day. Then a presentation about Moldova took place, giving the most important facts about the country. The event had the goal to inform refugees and asylum seekers about the Moldovan culture, including its customs. In such a way refugees can feel more safe in our country and this grow their capacity to integrate themselves into the communities as they have enough knowledge about local traditions. After this, the children performed some songs, poetries and they sang the National Anthem of Moldova.

CCR rewarded the children who participated in the Summer School with some presents like notebooks, pens and backpacks that they will use in the scholar year that is coming.

Miriam Lorenzo Prieto, EVS volunteer from Spain

Doina Craciun, art teacher