Disability therapies for 1,300 children in Moldova

by ChildAid to Eastern Europe Vetted since 2013 Top Ranked Effective Nonprofit


This project will provide 1,300 bespoke therapy sessions for disabled children at The Tony Hawks Centre. This is the foremost pediatric healthcare centre in Moldova, giving free therapy, education and social care to over 600 children from vulnerable families.

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In Moldova, Europe's poorest country, the Soviet Union's legacy lingers on in the mind-set of the State. Children with disabilities are stigmatised by government and community. The USSR's collapse and political corruption have left the state health care system financially unable to meet the population's needs. For parents of disabled children, treatment is virtually impossible to access. At the Tony Hawks Centre we provide children free medical treatment, emotional support and lasting change.


The Tony Hawks Centre provides free, comprehensive and holistic care to children with disabilities (physiotherapy, hydrotherapy, massage, a sensory room, and speech and music therapy). Trained therapists ensure a child receives the treatment they require, whilst educating parents on the skills needed to extend this care to their homes.

Long-Term Impact

This project will fund a fully trained physiotherapist to give 1,300 sessions a year to children in need. By providing rehabilitation and parental education, disabled children will reach their physical potential and be enabled to integrate into society. This vital support will also help promote a shift in families, away from the old state mentality, to prevent children being abandoned to institutions. The Tony Hawks Centre provides bespoke care to 600 children a year, each receiving ~20 sessions

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).


The website of the Tony Hawks Centru, Moldova

Organization Information

ChildAid to Eastern Europe

Location: London - United Kingdom
Website: https:/​/​www.childaidee.org.uk
Facebook: Facebook Page
Twitter: @childaidrr
Project Leader:
Martin Wilcox
Charity Manager
London, London United Kingdom
$743 raised of $4,250 goal
4 donations
$3,507 to go
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