Stiftung Die Brücke zum Leben

Children’s Home in Voinescu

Voinescu is a village of about 3,000 citizens that is only a few miles east of the river Prutj, which marks the boarder between Moldova and Romania, and about 50 miles south-west of the national capital Chisinau. In this village the economic crisis has also left a mark. Next to complete orphans there are also those children whose parents have disappeared abroad. They are called social orphans.
A young family decided to face this misery, and to take in such children in. Every child dreams about growing up in a home with caring parents. This dream now came true for 12 children, because upon request a Children’s Home was built by the Foundation in their village.
On September 26, 2018 we celebrated the opening ceremony. The first children already moved into the newly constructed home with their foster parents. Now these parents will take on the responsibility to provide for the children a warm and loving family environment.

Many visitors participated in the opening ceremony. An elder villager was visibly moved and approached the Chair of the Foundation with these words: „During the war from 1941 to 1945 many German soldiers came to exactly this spot and shot many parents. Their children then became orphans. Now, 70 years later, another German comes, and without knowing that history, is building a Children’s Home at exactly the same spot. I cannot comprehend this, and my heart is deeply moved.“

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