People in Need Moldova strengthens collaboration efforts with central and municipal authorities by signing memorandums of understanding

Published: Apr 19, 2024 Reading time: 3 minutes
People in Need Moldova strengthens collaboration efforts with central and municipal authorities by signing memorandums of understanding
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Chisinau, April, 2024 - People in Need Moldova (PIN Moldova) proudly announces the signing of several Memoranda of Understanding (MoU) with several central and municipal authorities, marking a significant progress in our mission to provide rapid and easily accessible assistance to those in need, as well as to promote social inclusion and strengthen local civil society.

The signing of the MoU with the Ministry of Education and Research (MER) will allow for investments of over €2 million for energy efficiency in three schools, the publication of textbooks for the study of the Romanian language and the inclusion of disadvantaged children.

Minister Dan Perciun expressed his satisfaction with the signing of the memorandum of cooperation with Czech partners from People in Need in strategic areas for MER.

In the current context, people in difficulty often need quick and easily accessible financial support. PIN Moldova recognizes this pressing need and is committed to helping through the MoU with the Ministry of Labour and Social Protection, we aim to strengthen social protection systems, increase staff capacities and support vulnerable populations through mobile clinics. 

Together, we strive to bring about meaningful local change that improves the lives of vulnerable people and communities. Thus, together with the Chisinau City Hall, PIN Moldova has signed a Collaboration Agreement for development in various areas, including education, economic projects and support for children and youth. One of our common goals is to provide long-term support to Ukrainian refugees and their host families. We will also distribute winter clothes, school lunches and tuition money to 1500 refugee children in Ukraine to cover education-related expenses. There are currently around 21,000 Ukrainian refugees in Moldova, of which 5,000 are children.

Also in the north, the MoU signed with the Balti City Hall regulates the development of project activities aimed at improving the level of education, social welfare, economic development and community involvement in Balti municipality during 2024-2028. The MoU was approved by the Council of the Municipality of Balti by Decision No. 2/9 of 28.03.2024 and is valid until 31 December 2028.

These MoUs signify our commitment to collaboration and partnership as we work side-by-side with both central and municipal authorities to address pressing societal challenges. Support is therefore at the heart of our efforts. This involves not only supporting a cause, but also actively advocating and promoting it. By building partnerships, we can amplify the impact of our advocacy efforts, bringing about positive changes in policy, practice and public opinion.

PIN Moldova is honored to embark on this collaborative journey with our partners, that together, we are committed to making a tangible difference in the lives of those in need, driving positive change and building a brighter future for all.

Autor: Irina Draguțanu, Communications and Advocacy Manager

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