The Renato Usatîi Foundation allocated 100,000 lei to save the kindergarten-school in village Fegedeu

On Friday, April 7, representatives of the Renato Usatîi Foundation handed over a certificate for 100,000 lei as a gift to the kindergarten-school of village Fegedeu of commune Cholaku Nou in Falesti district, on the occasion of the coming Easter holiday.

The Renato Usatîi Foundation saved the kindergarten-school of village Fegedeu of commune Cholaku Nou in Falesti district from closure. On Friday, April 7, representatives of the charitable foundation handed over a certificate for 100,000 lei as a gift to the educational institution on the occasion of the coming Easter holiday. Funds allocated by the foundation will be used to cover the budget deficit of the educational institution for 2017-2018. A critical situation arose around the kindergarten-school in Fegedeu due to the threat of its liquidation by the main education department of Falesti.

The director of the kindergarten-school Alla Chakhur was happy that now children can stay in the village, they will not have to be transported for several kilometers. “There are no words to say how grateful we are to Mr. Usatîi for this help,” said one of the parents of the school’s students, Olga Nyamtsu. “The most important thing is that our children will study hear, near us, they will not have to travel anywhere, and they will be safe.”

As of 2007, when the first projects to “optimize” the number of educational institutions were launched, there were 1,444 schools in Moldova. Large-scale “reform” began in 2011. After several years of consecutive liquidation of schools, by order of the government, there were 1,268 of them left by 2015. In the last academic year, 24 more educational institutions were closed.

Government officials explain the need for programs to eliminate schools by depopulation of the population and the reluctance to spend budget funds on “small” schools, where it is impossible to form classes with a regular number of students. Most often, rural schools are subject to optimization, in this case children are transported by bus to neighboring villages. If the bus goes out of order (which happens quite often, judging by the complaints of the parents), children get to the lessons themselves, often going several kilometers on foot.

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