CERI Kids Moldova

Welcome - This blog is about helping teenagers and young adults in the country of Moldova who have been discharged from government operated orphanages. They need help learning to live safely on their own, mentoring, getting more education (above the 9th grade), finding jobs and making good decisions. For more information go to http://www.cerikids.org/

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Meet Olga C. who is 19 1/2 years old. She was in the CERI Transitional Program after she left the orphanage. Olga has just completed her schooling to become a beautician. However, for now she is working at a clothing store to earn enough money to buy the tools she needs to go to work in a beauty shop. Her work schedule is 3 to 4 days a week, and each day is for 12 hours and for that she is paid about $250 per month. Most of that will go for living expenses like food, rent in a shared appartment, utilities and other essentials. Olga is a very nice young lady who works hard and make a good life for herself and family.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

On this trip to Moldova I spent some time and had a meal with some of the young people who have been volunteering in the CERI Transitional Program as mentors and tutors. This is not only helpful but is a critical step in building relationships with our youth and local churches. This picture includes Adella, who teaches English classes, Vitalik tutors in math, Natasha works with youth at the church and Mariana does dance and exercise classes. They are all from Resurrection Church (Invierea Biserica). Pay no attention to the old guy, he is no body.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Monday, February 8, 2010

Growing up in an orphanage, than at 16 years old you have to figure out how you are going to make it on your own. That is a very scary time for about 500 Moldovan teenagers every year.