More than 70 social workers and representatives of guardianship authorities from 3 districts – Straseni, Orhei, Dondușeni were trained on how to ensure respect for the rights of children displaced from Ukraine.
The trainings took place in the framework of the Project “Promoting adequate, dignified and safe living conditions in Ukraine and Moldova among the victims of the armed conflict from Ukraine” implemented by HEKS/EPER Moldova, with the financial support of the Austrian Development Agency (ADA), NACHBAR IN NOT(NiN) Foundation and Diakonie Katastrophenhilfe.
The training sessions were moderated by CDA trainers Olga Ojog and Raisa Morozan and included topics on forms of protection and principles of assistance to refugee children; the role of social welfare staff and local guardianship authorities in providing protection to displaced children from Ukraine. Practical aspects of assistance and protection of displaced children from Ukraine were discussed.
The training that took place on 4 July this year interested the participants so much that the local authorities invited the CDA trainers to hold another training session in Orhei already on 20 July.
When asked by the moderators to evaluate the training course, the majority of the participants said that “they gained a lot of new knowledge”, that “the training on this topic is very topical and necessary taking into account that social workers are the first persons to whom refugees turn to with various questions”. According to the opinions expressed, “the information received will help us to inform refugees correctly” and „to intervene effectively in unpredictable situations”.
Many participants find the information obtained on documenting refugees and granting temporary protection most useful.
The CDA trainers will also conduct 4 trainings on the protection of the rights of children displaced from Ukraine for social workers and representatives of guardianship authorities.
Another group of CDA trainers, in the framework of the same project, are providing training for employees of the General Inspectorate for Migration on “Asylum procedures in the Republic of Moldova”.