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SUPPORT CHILDREN FROM MOLDOVA BE CREATIVE!

Odyssey of the Mind (OotM) is an international creative problem-solving program that engages students in their learning by allowing their knowledge and ideas to come to life in an exciting, productive environment. Participants build self-confidence, develop life skills, create new friendships, and are able to recognize and explore their true potential. OotM proves that students can have fun while they learn. (source: odysseyofthemind.com)

In Moldova, the program has been implemented since 1997, being brought by Peace Corp Volunteers. The program is offering Moldovan school students space to develop communication, problem solving, team-working skills. Now, the program is implemented on a volunteer bases by the Creative Development Association (CDA). Each year, our country is represented by the most creative young Moldovans in different European countries, at Eurofest, and in the USA. Within the program were educated hundreds of Moldovan children that are now successful and open minded professionals.

Through creativity and problem-solving using imagination and science, children learn skills that provide them with the ability to solve big and small problems throughout their lives. They are encouraged to think outside the box, to express freely their ideas and suggestions, and to have a divergent and critical thinking.

Yearly, students from different regions of Moldova are preparing, together with their teams, a solution for a “long-term problem”, in order to present it in front of the public and in front of judges at the National Competition. The teams work hard during the year to create their own costumes made of recycling materials, and their decorations that put an emphasis on their scenery.
The National Competition is also the space where the most creative teams are selected to represent Moldova to the Eurofest — European tournament.
The event represents an explosion of creativity joy and fun that gathers more than 200 people, the Odyssey of the Mind Moldova Family in one place for one purpose — to celebrate the generation of bright young people. Find more about Odyssey of the Mind Moldova on Facebook.

What we want to achieve with this fundraiser?

CDA, as the implementing association, hosts the program on voluntary bases, having till recent times, a small financial support that helped us to cover the logistical expenses while running the program. Unfortunately, these funds are no longer available and now we have to fundraise. So, we decided to set an online crowdfunding campaign in order to make the National Competition possible this year.

The Odyssey of the Mind Moldova National Competition 2018 will take place on the 10th of March in Chișinău. The Competition starts in the morning and ends in the evening and includes lots of logistics for 200 people: lunch for volunteer staff during events, refreshments, handouts, T-shirts, stationary and also awards for teams. Creative Development Association is paying to Creative Competitions Inc. an annual license fee that gives the right to implement the program in Moldova, by using the problems and the program guide.

In 2020, Moldova will organize the European Competition, inviting teams from 11 different countries, it is really important for the CDA team to attend the Eurofest this year in order to see how our colleagues from Germany are handling such a big event.

You can donate on the platform youcaring.com, click HERE


Donating for this campaign, you will help us also build on the present and on future of the Program in Moldova.
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Aplică pentru GLOW TOBE 2017

Corpul Păcii Moldova în parteneriat cu organizațiile EuMiscMoldova, Asociația pentru Dezvoltare Creativă (ADC) și MilleniuM invită tinerii din Republica Moldova cu vârstă cuprinsă între 14-18 ani să participe la Tabăra GLOW TOBE (acest acronim înseamnă — fetele conduc lumea noastră, și dezvoltarea excelenței la băieți). Toți invitații vor participa la activități distractive și lecții provocatoare cu subiecte importante, cum ar fi abilitate de lider, stilul de viață sănătos, egalitatea de genuri, și altele. Tabăra este o ocazie excelentă de a practica și de a îmbunătăți abilitățile de comunicare în limba engleză, de a interacționa cu voluntarii americani, și de a face cunoștință cu alți tineri din toată Moldova.

Ce este Tabăra GLOW TOBE? Tabăra GLOW TOBE este dedicată dezvoltării abilităților de liderism pentru tineri. Tinerii cu vârsta cuprinsă între 14-18 ani vor participa la activitățile de grup cu accent pe egalitate de gen, respectul de sine, stabilirea obiectivelor și dezvoltarea carierei. Această tabără de asemenea va ajuta elevii să afle mai multe despre liderism, un mod de viaţă sănătos şi luarea deciziilor, precum şi despre implicarea în activităţile de voluntariat şi comunitate. Această tabără oferă oportunitatea pentru tineri de a discuta deschis opiniile lor cu privire la ei însăși și unde se vor vedea în viitor. În plus, ei vor mai participa la o varietate de jocuri de echipa, sport, cântece și rug de tabără!

Locație: Tabăra Romanița, Or. Călărași Când: 3-9 iulie 2017

Contribuție personală: Achiți doar costul drumului și 500 de lei pentru o săptămâna. Este oferit un număr limitat de burse. Vă rugăm să completați FORMULARUL și înmânați-l voluntarului Corpului Păcii din localitate sau expediați-l scanat prin email glowtobe.moldova@gmail.com. Termenul de aplicare este 31 mai 2017, însă vom accepta formularul taberei până vom încheia numărul de locuri. Până la 5 iunie 2017 veți fi anunțat, dacă sunteți acceptat. Pentru a beneficia de bursă completați acest FORMULAR BURSE.

Limba de comunicare: Deşi tabăra “GLOW TOBE” va avea activităţi în limba engleză pentru unele activităţi în grupuri mici, majoritatea activităţilor în tabără vor avea loc în limba română. Vor fi de asemenea nişte grupe, care vor lucra totalmente în limba română. Solicitanţii vor indica dacă doresc să fie în grup cu limba engleză ori română. Toți tinerii interesaţi vor fi luaţi în considerare.

Viitorul Taberei GLOW TOBE: În acest an, directorii taberei GLOW TOBE vor continua programul tabăra la clubul, care va dota participanţii cu totul de ce ei au nevoie să ia cu ei acasă pentru a împărtăşi cu şcolile şi comunităţile lor, transformând astfel elevii în nişte lideri comunitari şi răspândind misiunea şi distracţia de la tabără prin toată Moldova.

Dacă aveți alte întrebări, vă rugăm să ne contactați prin e-mail glowtobe.moldova@gmail.com
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CDA promotes the leader

The promotion of volunteer and active citizenship values is one of the Creative Development Association's priorities. So, in the frame of this goal, we are implementing leadership programs, at the local and national level, as Wave Week Moldova and Fii Schimbarea, in which young generation are getting skills and knowledge about leadership and creative problem solutions, these are Followed Up by local Projects in which young people are developing their own volunteering projects.

So far, CDA is creating opportunities for youth to attend international projects as well by setting partnerships with international organizations, such as DRONI from Georgia. Due to this partnership, 8 volunteers from Moldova spent in Georgia good time, attending tow training courses on Social Media an PR „Rule Information, Be Powerful” and Leadership „Future Leaders Laboratory”.



The volunteers had to represent their country, being true ambassadors of Moldova and good examples of social involved people. Both projects were supported by European Commission, in the frame of ERASMUS + Program.



Here you will find some useful links, were you can find some interesting opportunities: www.facebook.com/YOUSARDINIA?pnref=lhc
www.facebook.com/droniorg?fref=ts

ec.europa.eu/programmes/erasmus-plus/index_en.htm
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United by being alumni - reception at the ambassador's house

#CDA is thankful for all the support that US Government, represented by H.E. Ambassador William H. MOSER, offered to Moldovan people!!!
The alumni network is a good exemple of active citizenship and bright ideas. This time too, H.E. William H. MOSER, Ambassador of the United States of America to the Republic of Moldova, gave the opportunity to alumni, by inviting them in his house, to consolidate their relationships and to make them to feel a power!!!
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WAVE WEEK MOLDOVA 2014

Be the WAVE of change in your community! Creative Development Association (CDA) invites you to participate at Wave Week Moldova 2014, together with other 50 teenagers ( age 14-17) from throughout Moldova, American volunteers and motivated CDA staff members. Wave Week Moldova is a leadership and volunteering program which consists of a summer schoolin English, community service projects developed and implemented by the participants, a self-development platform and experience shared between the alumni of the program. Wave Week Moldova program is organized by the Creative Development Association and supported by Spark the Wave USA and the Ministry of Youth and Sports. What do you benefit by participating in the program? — develop leadership and teamwork abilities; — acquire skills in effective interpersonal and intercultural communication, conflict resolution, planning and implementing volunteering projects; — gain knowledge and experience in implementing service projects contributing for the wellbeing of your community. The Alumni volunteering projects will be implemented in July-October 2014. Contact Person: Gîlca Alina, Wave Week Moldova Coordinator, Creative Development Association waveweek.moldova@usalumni.md, 069 067 308 Creative Development Association str. Varlaam 65, et. 4, of.413, MD-2012 mun.Chişinău, Republica Moldova www.usalumni.md Tel: +373.22.276.506