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Dumitriţa's journey as a Lumos Young Advocate


Dumitriţa is an 18-year-old Lumos Self Advocate from the Republic of Moldova. She has a passion for listening to music, likes computers and technology, and ...

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Lumos self-advocate Dumitriţa on the rights of persons with disabilities to inclusive education


Dumitriţa's speech for Leaving No-One Behind - best practices for transitioning from institutions to community care.

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In Our Lifetime: How Donors Can End The Institutionalisation Of Children


A report highlighting how donors can end the institutionalisation of children.

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Universal Periodic Review - Republic of Moldova Stakeholder report by Lumos


Lumos’ submission for the Universal Periodic Review of the Republic of Moldova for consideration by the Human Rights Council (HRC), at its 26th session, October-November ...

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Conference report for 'In Our Lifetime: Global Conference to End Institutionalisation of children'


Report of the conference, hosted by Lumos, which brought together bilateral and multilateral donors, NGOs, Foundations and Experts, to discuss how to end the institutionalisation ...

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Lumos’ Inclusive Education Unit in Ialoveni, Moldova


Twenty-two children with severe and complex disabilities from the Ialoveni region of Moldova will now learn alongside their peers in a mainstream school. Fifteen of ...

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Ensuring the right to a family for every child in Moldova


The Republic of Moldova had reduced the number of children separated from families in institutional care by more than 80% since the country began an ...

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Viorica, Dana & Daniel’s Story: The benefits of Inclusive Education


Viorica’s son, Daniel, is 12 years old. He is severely disabled with epilepsy and needs a high level of care. Viorica has made many sacrifices ...

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Veliko and Mihaela reflect on the Zero Project in Vienna


Veliko and Mihaela, self-advocates from Bulgaria, attended the Zero Project conference in Vienna with Lumos at the end of February 2015.

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Moldovan children to be guaranteed a life without fear of violence or neglect


Moldova’s Child Protection Strategy for 2014-2020 will ensure that its children grow up in a safe and protected environment, both in their homes and within ...

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Inclusive Education: From Aspiration to Reality


Children in Moldova have celebrated the success of educational reforms which mean thousands of pupils with disabilities and special needs are now taught in mainstream ...

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Ground-breaking Agreement Will Strengthen Moldova’s Future


Moldova’s children in adversity have received a major boost with the signing of an agreement between the Moldovan Government and the Global Alliance for Children, ...

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Ensuring the Right to a Family for Every Child


In May 2016, self-advocates from both Lumos and Partnerships for Every Child child-participation groups devised and delivered an address to an international conference, celebrating 10 ...

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Building personalities through education


Education is essential to child development, not only filling young minds with knowledge of the world and the opportunities it offers but also helping to ...

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Safeguarding Children By Monitoring And Improving Standards Of Social Care


Replacing residential children’s institutions with community-based services, enabling children to live in families with appropriate support, is a fundamental principle underpinning Lumos’ work. However, as ...

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Ion's Story


Ion was nine years old when his mother died. His father moved away and was unable to be traced and his older sister was married ...

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They Won't Be Invisible Any More - Inclusive Education


Galina Bulat, Former Deputy Minister of Education in Moldova and now Lumos’ Moldovan Inclusive Education Project Manager, talks about her work.

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Warwick Davis visits Lumos Programmes in Moldova


"There are still far too many children in orphanages around the world and, we need to change that." Join Warwick Davis on his journey through ...

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Inclusive Education in Moldova


A tour of an inclusive education school in Moldova.

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My experience of visiting institutions in Moldova


I’m married to JK Rowling (Jo), who founded Lumos in 2005. Over the past 12 years I’ve been fortunate to meet some of the phenomenal ...

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