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In the 2003 year in the Vorniceni village, Straseni District, Republic of Moldova, an exceptional state was declared, because 75 children got sick with viral hepatitis A. The local authorities said that the cause of the disease was the bad quality of the water. At the same time the doctors are afraid that the disease can erupt again, one of the reasons being the problem of centralized water supplying in the „Ion Incule?” Lyceum.
The idea of water supplying an educational institution is innovative and unique because until this moment no one could solve it – nor the actual people from the government, nor the LPA, etc. But without centralized water supply there is no social-economic development in none of the localities, at least there are no canalization networks. The result of this absence suffers the environment, and the number of the sick people (source the bad quality of the water) increases, etc.
Excluding the danger of the viral hepatitis A; a higher sanitation culture, because the children will finally have a odern WC; permanent information – Adevarul (attached)- on the quality of the consumed water, registration of the Drinking Water Users Association etc. Beneficiaries – 1.200 pupils and teachers of the Ion Inculet Lyceum. Then – 6.000 citizens of the Vorniceni village, and also some from other villages from RM. The impact of the results will be measured via a survey (special questionnaires are prepared), meetings with the readers of the Adev?rul publication.
The solution of the water supply problem of the Ion Incule? Lyceum will serve as a hint and model for other regions of our locality, especially for our neighbors from other villages. The water supply networks and those of canalization will become the priority of the Drinking Water Users Association that will hire experts in order to maintain the equipment and in order to gather the financial resources from the Town Hall for the current water consume. This is the reason the Local Public Administration is not interested in solving this problem, it has to allocate money, although the budget already includes the due expenses.
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1978 - 1983 Moldovan State University, Chisinau, Moldova
NGO Terra-1530 Executive Director; publication Adevarul (Truth) Editor.
TRAINING AND SEMINARS etc
- 24 June – 5 July 2002; seminar “Investigation Journalism” organized by the Mass Media Centre of the Journalism department of Sankt-Petersburg State University Russia
- European Youth Water Parliament, Stara Zagora – Bulgaria, 1-7 September 2003 www.earthforever.org/parliament.moldova.html
- November 7-18, 2005; Polish – Czech – Slovak Solidarity Foundation, Independent Media 6, and Warszawa, Poland.