What impact have you had?
The intellectual disabilities of the affected young people lead to a marginalization of such individuals, as they face permanent discrimination. They exist outside the realms of society, incapable of living a self-dependent life and cannot exist without the permanent help of their guardians. The problem arises especially when these people become older. After a certain age, usually after the age of 16, they have no chances to find their place as a productive member in society. Moldova unofficially counts at least 15.000 persons with various mental disabilities. Almost none of them are able to find jobs.
The rehabilitation centre is created and works for people classified as mentally disabled (disability category 1 and 2) with diagnoses such as: intellectual backlog, schizophrenia, epilepsy, Down-syndrome…etc. here they are trained to do house work (cleaning, washing dishes, etc.), they learn some basic school curricula (grammar, mathematics, geography, etc.); they socialize and spend their free time. At the rehabilitation centre they are being taught to work with wood, paper and other natural materials. The center also includes a garden where the beneficiaries could grow their own vegetables and fruit and care for pets.
• develop vital skills of self-service and maintenance in a daily family and public life;
• train mentally ill people in professional skills according to their development and abilities;
• a feeling of the beneficiaries of being a productive member of society;
• moral and financial support to their guardians.
What will it take for your project to be successful over the next three years? Please address each year separately, if possible.
1 year - a) to repair the fence around the garden, b) enrich the soil, с) to buy tools for cultivation, d) to buy seeds, seedlings, e)to work in the garden - plant trees, sow a vegetable garden, cultivated land, watered.
2 year - a) to buy seeds, seedlings, b)to work in the garden - plant trees, sow a vegetable garden, cultivated land, watered, harvest
3 year - a)to buy tools for cultivation, b) to buy seeds, seedlings, c)to work in the garden - plant trees, sow a vegetable garden, cultivated land, watered, harvest
What would prevent your project from being a success?
Not all of these people can or want to work.