“Families without Borders” at Chisinau International Airport

“Families without Borders” at Chisinau International Airport

On February 28, 2017, more than 200 paper planes with emotive messages for parents who go abroad have been launched by a group of children and youth in the departure hall of Chisinau International Airport.

The flash mob was organized by Terre des hommes Moldova, in partnership with the General Police Department and Border Police of the Republic of Moldova, with the support of the Embassy of the Netherlands, aiming to inform parents who go abroad about the actions they can take to protect their children left behind and raise awareness about the effects of migration on children.

The event is part of the information campaign “Family without Borders” which provides useful and practical advice on how to maintain and develop a sound relationship between parents and children, in the context of migration.

After launching the paper planes, the brochure “Families without Borders: 20 Questions and Answers about Children for the Parents Who Leave the Country” was distributed among parents that were going abroad. The flash mob organizers have encouraged parents to communicate with their children as often as possible. A qualitative and regular communication with the child, despite the distance, helps parents and children to be present in each others life, reinforcing the sense of safety in tomorrow. A good, wise and encouraging word, coming from parents, is the foundation of a emotionally and physically healthy personality.

See more photos from the event HERE.