CERI Transitional Care (Moldova)

 
$1,525
$8,475
Raised
Remaining
Sep 12, 2011

An Ending Brings a New Beginning

A Girl from CERI
A Girl from CERI's Transitional Care Program

As 23 youth in Moldova graduated from our
Transitional Care Program at the end of August to pursue a completely
independent and productive life, CERI received 43 more youth to take their
places in the program. These new youth have graduated from the 9th
grade and must now leave the orphanages, as they are aging out of the country’s
institutional system.  If it were not for
programs like ours, they would be completely on their own to support themselves
at just sixteen or seventeen years of age, as without help, continued education
is not an option for them—they must struggle to find housing and a job in order
to meet their basic needs. Thankfully for these 43 youth, they will have the
opportunity to continue their education and receive mentoring and life-skills
training to increase the likelihood that they can find gainful employment in
the future and become productive members of society.  These new young adults aspire to become
carpenters, seamstresses, beauticians, chefs, make-up artists, police officers,
and other kinds of professions. CERI wants to see these aspirations realized.
Since the Transitional Care Program has become so successful in helping youth
transition into adult life, the sponsors of some of the youth that graduated
out of the program have decided to sponsor new kids just entering the program.
With this being said, we are still looking for more sponsors for these bright
children.

Please contact Dianna Jonns at djonns@cerikids.org for more information
about sponsoring a child in CERI’s Transitional Care Program.

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Project Leader

Gretchen Lange Baumgarten

Director of Development
Kingwood, Texas United States

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