Esther House in rural Moldova is a day centre for children aged 5-15 who are at risk. They are from poor families, often left with relatives or neighbours when parents work abroad; are in single parent families; or from families where there is alcohol abuse and violence.
The Centre is open five days a week and children arrive after school from 1pm onwards. It is also open during school holidays. It supports 70 children – with 20-25 typically attending each day.
The activities are varied and effective:
Practical: The children love being at the Centre and are proud of it, so take it in turns to clean and maintain it.
Cooking: A whole range of skills are taught together with an understanding of food and where it comes from. It’s fun, therapeutic and a great bonding activity.
Personal Hygiene: Most of the children receiving little parental guidance, so these youngsters are taught the importance of everyday hygiene. Attention is given to hair, skin, teeth, hands, nails, feet and menstrual hygiene.
Well-being: The staff seek to ensure that the child’s well-being is paramount. A positive environment helps support the physical, social, intellectual and emotional development of every child. There is mutual trust and respect and strong links are built with the school and community.
All of these courses aim to make the children more responsible and prepare them for life ahead in a more positive and developed way.
Esther House uses drama and dance to help build fitness and self-confidence.
Thanks to your kind donations children have a place they feel like home, they gain confidence, can flourish and be open and free
Your caring support will ensure that this amazing Centre will continue to help children at risk. Donations will be sued to fully fund the running or the Centre.