Some of our girls from Stella's Houses in Moldova spent the weekend at the orphanage in Cupcui treating the children there to a whole load of Christmas fun, crafts and games. Notice in the group photo they have stickers on their foreheads. They improvised with what they had and are playing the game Headbandz
Winter in Moldova is beautiful. Snow is regular and welcome in Eastern Europe, and for a season, the landscape is blanketed with a serenity and purity otherwise lost amid the worn and tired remains of a former Soviet-dominated state.
Ten. It's the first milestone in counting, isn't it?! Ten fingers, ten toes. It's almost as if we're built to count to ten! It's also one of the first things we try when we're learning new languages . . . one, two, three . . . uno, dos, tres . . .
This is a bittersweet time of year in Moldova. With the end of the school year comes celebration as the mature girls and boys from Stella’s Voice near graduation. For some, we’ll help find employment and housing as they begin independent lives, and others will launch out to pursue other plans.