How it all Begin - 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.
Today Beginning of Life continues to focus attention on reaching holistic transformation through 3 main programs: 'Metamorphosis Program', 'Children and Youth Development Program' and 'Studio of Innovative Leadership.' (please look for more detailed information about the programs in the ''WHAT WE DO'' menu)