On December 6-7, APSCF’s member organizations met for two days in Chisinau for the General Assembly. At the meeting was presented the network’s activities in 2018, was elected a new composition for the Coordinating Council and the APSCF Censor, and was discussed the activity plan for 2019.
The event began with the presentation of the Alliance’s activities in 2018 made by Carolina Buzdugan, Secretary General APSCF. Next, the members elected by direct vote the new composition of the Coordinating Council for the 2019-2020 mandate and the APSCF Censor, namely:
- Association for Child and Family Empowerment “AVE Copiii”
- National Center for Prevention of Child Abuse
- Concordia. Social Projects
- The Children’s Rights Information and Documentation Center in Moldova (CIDDC)
- International Center for Protection and Promotion of Women’s Rights “La Strada”
- The Social Mission “Diaconia” of the Metropolitan Church of Bessarabia
- Cornelia Cincilei, Executive Director of the Step by Step Educational Program, as APSCF Censor
This year, the meeting’s agenda included the session “Presenting children’s recommendations for the ones in charge of empowering and protecting children as human rights defenders”, moderated by Iosif Moldovanu, CIDDC executive director. The content is the result of a participatory process with adolescents, beneficiaries of APSCF members, which started in July 2018.
The second day of the meeting began with the presentation of the APSCF members’ satisfaction assessment results. The General Assembly ended with an open space session when APSCF members shared their own experiences and details of the activities and projects implemented during this year. With this occasion, Viorica Matas, vice-executive director of “Concordia. Social Projects “, presenting the social services for orphans and parents without parental care, created and implemented by Concordia; Rodica Ivtodi, DARE Regional Coordinator, presented details on the involvement of the “Diaconia” Social Mission within the program and the alternative methods for involving children and young people from vulnerable backgrounds in the process of social learning and integration; Cornelia Cincilei, Executive Director of the Step by Step Learning Program, talked about the fundamental aspects of understanding inclusive quality education from the Step by Step experience; Olga Guzun, SOS Autism communication manager, shared the organization’s good practices and reported on the activities in the Resource and Competence Center and the Little Prince’s Inclusive Kindergarten, the courses and materials developed for teacher training and autistic parents.