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/

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

We have completed day two of the camp and all has gone well. The youth are fully engaged in the program of activities, presentations, discussion groups, skits, games and hanging out. At the right is a pictured captured from day one. Sandy, a first time visitor to Moldova, has a one on one with Maria who is at the camp for the first time. The translator helps bridge the languate gap. Group activities for 90 youth are important, but here is where it really happens. We all look for these moments.

The small groups for discussions and activities are organized arround cabins (casa) and have student and team leaders. each day one or two of the groups prepare skits which combine entertainment and reflect the message for the day from the speakers. I am always amazed at the creativity of the youth as they plan the skit, make costumes and props and then present it. There are some real fun moments, however, I am not sure pictures would do them justice.

One the first night each group had to introduce itself and make a small presentation. This included the Moldovan and American team members. The American team came to the moment armed with 7 cans of silly string totally


  1. Silly string communicates universally, I imagine! Reminds me of my summers as a camp counselor here; there's nothing like camp. Praying for moments that'll make a life difference and for memories that'll last students the rest of their lives.

  2. How did you get silly string through customs? Perhaps you bought it in Moldova? Give my love to Kim Crisp. Is Petru Nagit at camp?