The general mayor of Chisinau, Dorin Chirtoaca, welcomed 20 orphans and children with no parental care in the World of Knowledge, helping them to attend school for the first time on September 1. He encouraged them to become students in the first grade, saying that the school years are extremely beautiful, a time when strong friendships are established, while studies are a chance to obtain significant things in life. Children received a little bell as a gift from the City Hall and 1 500 lei to buy all the necessary things for school. The municipal department for child data protection says that of approximately 1 151 children with no parental care, 723 benefit from a monthly allowance to the value of 200 lei. The children who are in need of social assistance, those under guardianship and those who are members of socially vulnerable families also receive support. The money is allotted from the municipal social assistance fund and from other resources accumulated in partnership with several state organisations, economic agents and NGOs. The action was organised by the municipal department for the protection of children’s rights and aims to render the public tolerant towards the situation of orphans and children with no significant parental care.