258 children, including refugees from Ukraine, participated in the competition. The members of the committee for judging the entries selected 48 best essays.
At the ceremony, which took place in an informal setting at a venue in the capital, diplomas and valuable gifts (smartphone, smart watch, portable speaker) were awarded to the first, second and third place winners who were able to attend the event.
The other holders of the winning places, as well as 10 participants who were awarded special prizes will have their gifts delivered to their schools when the children return from their winter break.
Certificates of gratitude were also presented to the teachers who guided the children and encouraged them to participate in the CDA competition.
CDA Programme Director Svetlana Jioară and Oxfam representative congratulated the winners and praised their good performance in the essay competition.
The essay contest was launched in the framework of the CDA-Oxfam project “Decentralized support for Ukrainian refugees” for students of grades VII-IX from secondary schools in the districts of Causeni, Stefan-Voda, Basarabeasca, Cahul, Ungheni, Soroca, Comrat, Orhei, Anenii Noi, Balti municipality.