The Urban Center seeks to influence and shape a new generation of young and passionate leaders, who will be capable of taking responsibility for making a real difference to the situation in Moldova.
Meeting face to face with victims of human trafficking, BOL realized that the nightmare these people have faced in their lives could happen again if someone will not give them a helping hand. That’s why, in March 2009, BOL established a center for victims of trafficking and sexual exploitation. The name ‘House of Change’ reflects the alternatives provided for women in need of healing:
The purpose of this center is primarily to protect young girls from violence, exploitation and trafficking networks, along with help in developing a consistent and holistic character.
The target groups are victims of domestic violence and sexual exploitation, as well as people who suffer from loneliness and depression. At the same time, BOL aims to identify and develop the skills of gifted children. Arts festivals, exhibitions and fairs bring additional incentives to improve people’s self-esteem and hope for the future.
Recognizing the desperate situations faced by vulnerable groups of Moldovan society, BOL opened a humanitarian aid center with the aim of providing assistance to the most vulnerable and needy.

Five Dimensions of Real Life

Category: News
Created on 23 May 2016

5D program has been designed within the last year to reduce teenagers' negative behavior and streets influence that often times ends with criminal involvement or makes them victims of violence, abuse and oppression. We decided to help teens find practical ways of avoiding the dangers and develop life skills in all the dimensions of their lives.

 

Opened doors and hearts for Christmas

Category: News
Created on 11 January 2016

This year during Christmas time Comrat Center has opened wide its door for more than 300 teenagers who participated at the special holiday events. Starting with 16th of December till 21st, the Urban team, along with volunteers from Way to Success courses enjoyed the kids with plenty of interactives, competitions, games and beautiful explanation of the Christmas holiday’s real meaning, with special gifts at the end for everyone.

 

By changing today, we improve Tomorrow

Category: News
Created on 17 February 2016

This February we were thrilled by the idea of organizing a special meeting for our Way to Success graduates, a meeting that will assist and train their experience as consumers within society and especially their fresh steps in the field of employment. Over 45 graduates said yes to our invitation and came excited to participate at the training.

 

Growing compassion for the needy

Category: News
Created on 06 January 2016

Once someone said: “If you wish to leave footsteps behind you don’t stay in one place.” We believe all people, from a young age, should learn real compassion and give a helping hand to others. We motivate teenagers to achieve these values by stepping out of their comfort zone and learning how to help people in need. Only in serving others can we break the consumer and victim mind set and make people more responsible and resilient.

 

Love - more than just Words

Category: News
Created on 15 February 2016

This year our team of volunteers and leaders from Balti decided to celebrate love outside of their close circles of friends or family. They went in the center of the city to reach couples of various ages through a special social action dedicated to LOVE.

 

Christmas is close to us

Category: News
Created on 06 January 2016

Since Christmas is one of the few times of year when people consider family the most – gathering round the table, sharing gifts, interacting with each other and enjoying good moments – Beginning of Life tries each year to take a few more steps towards reaching out to people who lack the joy of celebration.

 

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OUR STORIES

They need courage to live differently…

During the last five years of House of Change’s existence, there have been several girls who decided to run away from our rehabilitation center. And we understand why they did that. Working for many y

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Rescued from captivity...

A news headline at the end of 2013 reported how a man who exploited the children of one Moldavian family for more than 10 years was detained at last by the police. This story developed a direct link t

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A miracle of reconciliation…

In 2013 I had to carry out training for 10th grade students from one of the lyceums of the capital. Around 30 students were learning to oppose the manipulation and new kinds of traps set by traffickin

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OUR RESEARCH AND PUBLICATIONS

Since 2008, BOL regularly conducts research on current social issues and problems within Moldovan society, seeking to fully understand them and find relevant answers. All the results of these studies are published in books, manuals and articles.

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