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.
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.
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.