MSIF Executive Director, Mircea Esanu, together with the State Secretary of the Ministry of Education, Culture and Research of the Republic of Moldova, Angela Cutasevici, and the Romanian Ambassador to the Republic of Moldova, Daniel Ioniţă, inaugurated the kindergarten in Mateuţi village, Rezina rayon. Parents, grandparents and representatives of local public authorities took part in the ceremony together with children.
The "Steluta" kindergarten in Mateuţi village, Rezina rayon has been renovated within the Program of technical and financial assistance granted by the Government of Romania to preschool institutions in the Republic of Moldova administered by the Moldova Social Investment Fund (MSIF).
"This kindergarten is one of 845 pre-school institutions renovated for money provided by the Romanian Government, which decided to continue the Program by allocating an additional amount of 3 million euros. Through concrete programs that we have in place in the Republic of Moldova, we want to support the goal of your country's integration into the European Union. I encourage you to take full advantage of special relations that Romania has with the Republic of Moldova, the community of language, history and traditions, so that we could create together beautiful projects and multiply them in future," declared the Ambassador of Romania to the Republic of Moldova, Daniel Ioniţă.
In her address, State Secretary, Angela Cutasevici, thanked the Romanian Government for the constant support offered to the Republic of Moldova in ensuring the good working conditions of the early education institutions, noting that all children have the right to a quality education. "I am happy to be with you today, to see happiness on faces of these wonderful children, who will have better conditions from today on for their activities, their development and, implicitly, the development of the community," the official said.
The Mateuţi Primaria (Village Hall), Rezina rayon, in 2016 submitted to MSIF a request for reconstruction of the kindergarten in the locality. The facility was built in 1967 and since then has not benefited from any major repairs. A single room was functioning in the institution, with a maximum capacity of 25 children. Thank to the financial support provided by the Romanian Government, the kindergarten was rebuilt.
3 017 774 MDL were allocated for the repair and equipping of the kindergarten in Mateuţi village, 2 779 909 MDL of which was the contribution of the Romanian Government, and 237 865 MDL was local contribution.
Following the implementation of the sub-project, the following general construction works were carried out in the kindergarten: the premis of the kindergarten has been reconstructed, a new roof has been arranged, the interior and exterior works have been carried out, new doors and windows have been installed, new floors have been installed, new heating and ventilation systems have been installed, electricity, water supply, and sewage systems have been repared, landscaping works have been carried aut (pavement has been arranged, the playground has been installed). The kindergarten has been equipped with furniture for provided means", MSIF Executive Director, Mircea Esanu, said.
At present, the institution consists of 3 educational modules, which include an activity/rest room, a bathroom unit for children, cloakrooms, a medical cabinet, a kitchen, an office for kitchen staff, a boiler house, a laundry and a linen storeroom, an office for teachers and managers. At present, the kindergarten is attended by 75 children. The project implementation period: 2017-2018
Information about the Project
The Government of Romania has allocated 26 million euros through the "Program of Technical and Financial Assistance granted by the Romanian Government for the renovation of preschool institutions in the Republic of Moldova" for the renovation and equipping of kindergartens in the Republic of Moldova. 845 kindergartens in our country have been renovated for these funds (945 sub-projects in total).
The Moldova Social Investment Fund (MSIF) is the institution selected for implementing and managing the Program.
MSIF is an institution created 20 years ago with the support of the World Bank and donor countries in order to contribute to the development of the Republic of Moldova by managing external assistance.