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Together for Active Citizenship
November 21st, 2016

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Together for Active Citizenship
September 7, 2010
In Moldova, civic education is obligatory for students in the 5th through 12th grades. Despite this fact, studies done have shown that civic education that is not participative has a limited impact on the development of democratic attitudes and behaviors. Alongside bookwork, students must be given opportunities to work together and be engaged in solving real community problems.

Local public administrations and civil society organizations in Moldova, have the mission to educate and engage youth in civic action—the very mission of the civic education curriculum. Therefore, a recognized relationship should exist between formal classroom study and the goals of the local public administration and the NGO community. Civil society organizations have the opportunity to be working together with schools to enable students to learn in their domain of expertise while accomplishing the civic education curriculum goals.

Speranţa, in partnership with the Educational Society for Malopolska (MTO), and Peace Corp Moldova, is introducing two successful participative civic education programs in 18 to 24 communities in Moldova. These civic programs (Village and PA) will be evaluated in partnership with SIEDO and The Ministry of Education to explore an official relationship between civil society organizations and the public schools in order to achieve their many common goals for adolescent civic development.

How can you help?

The majority of the Public Achievement part of the project has been funded, but there is still a way to go to complete funding for The Village and administration costs. If interested in helping, write to the Peace Corp volunteer Vincent Noth (vfnoth@gmail.com) who is assisting the project manager, for a more detailed explanation of the rationale for the project.

Refer to the Programmes section on this site for background information on Public Achievement and The Village.

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