Thursday, 08 September 2016 00:00

Commemoration meal within the advocacy campaign “Meals on wheels”

On August 28th, 2016 the volunteers of the project “Strengthening advocacy capacities of the local CSOs to support vulnerable elderly in rural areas of Moldova” in Varatic village together with the priest Ghenadie Dascal organized a meal of commemoration of the deceased local teachers and doctors. The aim of the meal was to raise the prestige of the professions of the doctor and teacher by remembering the biography and devoted work of those who spent their lives serving the community needs.

The event took place using the social canteen facilities and was attended by 200 people from the community. Among the participants there was the local school director together with other teachers as well as the director of the kindergarden with the colleagues who addressed to the villagers with the speech about the deceased teachers –their life and professional achievements. The local doctor with other health workers present also told the villagers about their deceased colleagues and the importance of their work for the community.

Overall, the event managed to raise the people’s awareness of the importance of social oriented professions such as doctors and teachers as well as showed the potential of the social canteen to become the platform for uniting people for the common good.

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