At Urban Center, located in the heart of the country, in Chisinau, we invite children and young people to receive alternative education, building self-identity, resilient character and life-skills in the ‘Way to Success’ training program and the ‘5D’ multi-dimensional program. Through that we seek 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.


‘Way to Success’ is a two-year training program designed to equip and empower young people aged 16-21 to become self-sustainable and resistant to manipulation and risky behavior. They learn how to build critical thinking, how to take advantage of their ability and talent, following professional orientation and development here in the country.


‘5D’ Program addresses the vulnerability and life difficulties of children and adolescents who are deprived of parental care, facing heavy psychological and emotional instability, and find themselves at higher risk of exclusion, victimization or criminalization. Here children from 8 to 15 years old can find good role models, learn new life skills and improve their intellectual and social abilities while receiving the practical and material support they need.


Every year at Urban Center when the academic year is over we celebrate the successful graduation of about 300 students, both from Way to Success and 5D programs, and also we continue to have new students coming to trainings every year.  

Moreover, we continue to elaborate and publish teaching materials, manuals for both students, teachers and trainers, used not only in Moldova, but outside the country in Ukraine, Russia, Asia and Belarus.



Video Newsletter 2018 (video)

Here is our Video Newsletter for 2018! A great year of amazing achievements, changes and powerful stories of transformation! From Beginning of Life Moldova, together with the entire team we thank to all those friends and partners who were close to us, visited and suported the ministry throughout this amazing year. We wish you a Happy New Year and b


Best Practices

We were honored to welcome leaders from Eastern Europe and Central Asia for special training, here at Beginning of Life, in partnership with Peace and Reconciliation Network. Our team was able to share experience, best practices and materials on holistic restoration and reintegration of vulnerable children and youth and at risk families. Participan


Appeal, we are not used to…

Dear partners and friends of Beginning of Life We are not used to this kind of appeals, but the situation we find ourselves in now, forces us to do that...   As you know, during the years our team through Educational Program was reaching thousands of children and young people, serving them in schools and in Urban Center, offering awareness and new