Without parents or guardians to teach them basic life skills, youth often fall victim to homelessness, substance abuse and human trafficking. CERI's Transitional Care program equips youth aging out of government-run orphanages with the knowledge and resources needed to make it on their own. Youth age out of orphanages upon completion of the ninth grade or at age sixteen.
The orphans coming out of the Moldovan orphanages do not know the life skills needed to live on their own. This lack of education leads the orphans to a life of poverty, crime and prostitution. In some cases, these orphans are preyed upon to be sold in human trafficking.
CERI's transitional living program in Moldova teaches the youth to become competent and responsible adults. The life skills training offered to young adults is based on a comprehensive, ten-part curriculum, which is grounded in Christian values and includes practical and interactive activities.
Instead of these orphans looking for dishonest or distasteful means of income, they will be taught how to take care of themselves in positive and Godly ways. The youth that go through CERI's Transitional Care Program will be trained lead productive lives.
Total Funding Received to Date: $1,450
Remaining Goal to be Funded: $48,550
Total Funding Goal: $50,000
Director of Development