Friday, May 10, 2013

Easter celebration as a step forward for understanding the culture of Moldova

Easter is a very important religious holiday for Moldova as an orthodox country. In the framework of the collaboration with the Metropolis of Moldova, the Charity Centre for Refugees (CCR) organized an event of Easter celebration for refugees and asylum seekers living in Moldova. the refugees and asylum seekers themselves were answering different questions about Easter as part of a quiz made by CCR. The right answers were rewarded with small gifts and many children were very active and eager to take part in it. In fact, the children were a special part of the event as they enjoyed themselves by drawing on real and paper eggs which were later exposed in the same hall room for all the people to admire. Meanwhile, the refugee women have actively participated in the celebration by colouring the eggs, this being one of the most important Easter traditions. 

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Visit of the Ambassador of Sweden in Moldova to the Charity Center for Refugees

The Charity Centre for Refugees (CCR) received a special visit from the Ambassador of Sweden in Moldova, H. E. Mrs. Ingrid Tersman, and the second secretary of the Embassy of Sweden, Ms. Månstråle Dahlström, in the end of April. They had the opportunity to see CCR office and to know more about the services CCR is providing, as well as about the activities carried out by the Center on its premises and not only. The ambassador was very curious to understand which challenges and problems are the most important for the refugees and asylum seekers residing in the Republic of Moldova. The head of the UNHCR National Office, Mr. Octavian Mohorea, together with the CCR coordinator answered her multiple questions and discussed various issues concerning the refugees and asylum seekers. At the end of the discussion, CCR coordinator expressed his gratefulness for the interest of the Ambassador in the CCR’s activities and in the refugees’ and asylum seekers’ lives in Moldova.