Written by Thomas Gassler Sunday, 30 January 2011 08:54(PHOTO UPDATE) The City of the Children is the home for 300 needy children. Father Sporschill and his project Concordia found the ideal conditions for their plans in Pirita, a small village in the north of the country.
With the financial aid of the Moldovan government, Austrian companies and private sponsors, a fallow children's village had been renovated for three years. Next to innumerable homes, there is a kindergarten, a school, a hospital, a sports hall and a soup kitchen. Teenagers learn mechanical skills in training workshops. "With the City of the Children we developed a model for social centres in Moldova," explains Father Sporschill. Today Concordia runs 15 social centres with soup kitchens all over the country.