Many social facilities in the Republic of Moldova have to survive without any financial support from the government or local authorities and have to fight for their very existence every single day. Facility managers are therefore forced to concentrate on the essentials, neglecting special needs of their customers or long-term strategies. They welcome any additional help. Three organisations, namely HOPE’87, “ZF hilft” (the charity organisation of the ZF Friedrichshafen Group) and the Foundation UNESCO – Education for Children in Need, worked together in organising the delivery of school furniture to educational facilities in the Republic of Moldova. In October 2013, a 40-ton truck began its 11-day journey from Germany via Vienna to Orhei, Moldova, loaded with about 500 school desks and chairs for a local children’s home for the mentally disabled. The delivery allowed management to equip additional classrooms and therefore ameliorate their long-term support for the children’s development.

Project Type

Development Project, Transport and storage

Project Duration

01/10/2013 to 12/10/2013








ZF Friedrichshafen (Germany); Foundation UNESCO – Education for Children in Need, HOPE'87