Who We Are

OUR MISSION IS:

To restore God's original intent for holistic and harmonious development of a person and to bring back social justice, reaching community transformation.

 

 

OUR VALUES
Professionalism and dedication
BOL pays great attention to the continuous development and improvement of the professional skills of its employees in order to enhance their dedication to society.

Transparency and accountability
BOL supports open partnerships and provides regular and transparent reports on its activities.

Cultural relevance
BOL stands up for true faith in God and its relevant expression in the language of contemporary culture.

 

The history of BOL

The ‘Beginning of Life’ was founded in 2000. BOL’s first responses to the acute problems of society were individual consultations with women in the abortion unit of the municipal hospital; and abortion prevention education for teens in schools, as the number of aborted children in Moldova during the year exceeded 50% of the number of children who were born.

The organisation was registered as a foundation helping pregnant women to save their babies. This aim dominated the organisation’s efforts over the next five years, even though it faced an acute shortage of human resources and facilities. In 2005, a turning point came for the organisation as BOL formed agreements with its first partners and received its first grant. From this point on, BOL provided lectures in schools, meetings and seminars with teachers and parents, as well as the consultations with women in hospital.

In 2006, BOL was reorganized to gain an extended official status and opportunities as a public association. In 2007, BOL began to develop a new program to combat human trafficking and sexual violence in Moldova. In February 2009, “House of Change” was established as a rehabilitation center for victims of human trafficking and sexual exploitation. In subsequent years, the team and the range of BOL projects expanded greatly.

As of 2013, BOL runs another four centers: the Urban Center; the Psychological Art Studio; the ‘Dream House’ Prevention Center for girls at risk; and a Humanitarian Aid Center.

 



LATEST NEWS

Fruitful Hope in 'Dry Lands' of Moldova

The most affected, vulnerable groups of Moldovan society are found in rural communities, where people suffer from unemployment, low quality healthcare, poor education, or high out-of-pocket spending which drives them further into poverty. In the long term they may desire to go abroad and leave behind children and families. Usually, the children are

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No Giant Is Too Big for Great Leaders

Over the years, we have increasingly come to realize that Moldova needs young, strong leaders to respond with compassion and transparency to the acute needs and problems of our society. To that end, the act of training and growing such leaders within our Child and Youth Development Program has always been the main concern, giving special attention

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Closer to a Passionate Stronger Generation

Every year our joy, here at BOL reaches new heights with the large number of students, teachers and schools opening their doors and hearts to be equipped and motivated how to treat personal and social issues boldly and successfully. Being part of their lives and helping them build strong characters and set proper priorities in life has brought so m

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OUR STORIES

They need courage to live differently…

During the last five years of House of Change’s existence, there have been several girls who decided to run away from our rehabilitation center. And we understand why they did that. Working for many y

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Rescued from captivity...

A news headline at the end of 2013 reported how a man who exploited the children of one Moldavian family for more than 10 years was detained at last by the police. This story developed a direct link t

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A miracle of reconciliation…

In 2013 I had to carry out training for 10th grade students from one of the lyceums of the capital. Around 30 students were learning to oppose the manipulation and new kinds of traps set by traffickin

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OUR RESEARCH AND PUBLICATIONS

Since 2008, BOL regularly conducts research on current social issues and problems within Moldovan society, seeking to fully understand them and find relevant answers. All the results of these studies are published in books, manuals and articles.

"New Face Of Human Trafficking"