United For Ukraine / United For Peace making changes during difficult times

Mad Aid founded by Victoria Dunford based on the isle of wight sent their 1st truck of aid within the 1st days of the Crisis starting in Ukraine, and now at 14 trucks of aid sent with an estimated value of 700,000 Pounds in donations with over 30 drop off points across the island and a network of 60 volonteers. 

Recently Victoria Joined the board team of the British Chamber of Commerce Moldova, Since then the Britcham was able to secure a £500,000 funding to Mad Aid from Lund Trust that will be broken down to support small NGOs working with Ukrainian refugees via the Britcham & Mad Aid grants program.

The grant program can be found on the Britcham website https://britcham.md/grant-application/ Grant approvals are decided by 2 board members of the Britcham Team and 3 trustees of the Mad Aid. Grants will be provided in totals of £3,000 upto £20,000 Per Grant

The 1st Grant for £20,000 has been awarded to NGO EzzyLink who will be providing counselling, sports and educational activities and catering equipment  for those staying in Moldova in the long term, Ontop of this Beds, bedding and Clothing is being provided by Mad Aid to Ezzylink on top of the £20,000 Awarded Grant bringing the total aid to £23,700 awarded. 

The Grant awarded to EzzyLink will enable support for 192 women and children in Vadul lui Voda and at least 400 more people in Causeni region for two months.

The British Chamber of Commerce and Mad-Aid are implementing 10 days training period to train 30 volunteers per day who work with refugees in regards to human trafficking of vunrable refugees, the Britcham is organising this program and being delivered by former british police officers from the Law enforcement training organisation of counter trafficking network.

Training will be delivered from the 16th of May till the 27th of May, The aim of the project is to provide human trafficking awareness training to frontline NGO staff and volunteers operating in Moldova to improve the protection of refugees displaced by the crisis in Ukraine. This crisis is happening now and while there must always be short, medium and long term aims. This training addresses short term needs only. This is to raise awareness of human trafficking to frontline NGOs, workers and volunteers in order to better prepare them in helping manage risks to refugees. 

To register for the training follow the link https://forms.gle/4aaT8H4reFJRmYaF6 trainings will be provided in English, Romanian and Russian

About British Chamber of Commerce for Moldova, the Britcham was officially created on the 4th of February 2022 London UK due to the timing of the Crisis the Britcham has been focusing on humanitarian aid for Refugees in Moldova

Since the start of the Crisis there has been numerous enquiries to the Britcham for UK companies looking to trade with Moldova, Co CEO Nick Grove will be in Moldova from the 10th of May till the 28th of May to book a meeting contact info@britcham.md