So, I don’t think I talk enough about what we actually do here. As a community development volunteer, my job is capacity building. I don’t really help people; I teach them ways that they can help themselves. One of the ways I am trying to do this is through a community playground build in Orhei. This is hard to believe, but there are nine schools in a city of 26,000 people and there isn’t a single playground. There are parks and open spaces, but there is no equipment for the kids to play on. Tim and I are working with the mayor’s office to have a playground built from local materials. In our experience with adopt a park projects, if the community builds it and puts their heart into it, they will take care of it.
So, we developed a Peace Corps Partnership Project where people can donate money to the playground. If we collect all the money we asked for, Peace Corps will give us that amount and we will use it to buy local materials. Then we will do safety seminars on building playground equipment, and we will build the playground. The playground will have three swing sets, three see-saws, a fort with two slides, a sandbox, five benches, and two picnic tables.
So, this is where you come in. Donate through the link below! Help us build it! Merry Christmas and much love from Moldova. 🙂
We are really excited about the prospect of this project, and I am told it was very well written. Usually Peace Corps sends the project back with questions or concerns before they approve it, but they didn’t send ours back. They just approved it. Yay! Please help.