Victoria ISAC, Moldova
PROJECT: Stop Bullying/Cyberbullying in Schools

Driven by the enthusiasm to bring behavioral and social change, Victoria is a School Psychologist and English Teacher with 15 years of professional experience. As a founder of the Center for Training and Educational Development, she creates the platform for the local community to acquire and enhance soft skills. In 2018 she acted as the Project Manager and Trainer for the project: Promoting Interethnic Communication and Tolerance Among Pupils from Cantemir District funded by the US Embassy in Moldova. The latter three-month project delivered training for approximately 300 young people, aged between 10-16, from 12 schools of the Cantemir district. Victoria is a member of the various highly prestigious Alumni Networks, including the Open World Leadership Program, which enabled her to visit the USA as a teachers’ representative from Moldova.

Victoria holds a Master’s degree in Educational Management from the Tiraspol Pedagogical State University, Chisinau, Moldova.

“I have always dreamed of life seen in movies, especially in terms of the living conditions, professional development, and happiness in families, schools, and societies. However, despite the chances to build a career abroad, I stayed here in Moldova and decided to contribute to my community. I developed a professional interest in supporting my region, protecting human rights, and creating better educational conditions for all. The EaP Civil Society Fellowship is one of the greatest moments of my career. This fellowship offered me the opportunity to bring a sustainable change in my community and made me part of the EaP Civil Society Fellowship family with great mentors and colleagues. This project gave me impulse and encouragement that makes me honest in admitting that this fellowship changed my life and offered me the best professional possibilities.” – Victoria ISAC

Stop Bullying/Cyberbullying in Schools

The action aimed to tackle bullying/cyberbullying in schools of Cantemir district. To raise the issue on top of the agenda, Victoria undertook a special course in Italy specifically tailored to bullying and then, delivered training for teachers and school management in her region. More precisely, she trained the Principals, Vice-Principals, and the Presidents of the Student Council from all the gymnasiums of Cantemir district on the phenomenon of bullying and its mitigation measures. To minimize the violence at schools, Victoria engaged the local District Board of Education in the project. On top of that, the action held the anti-bullying and anti-violence campaign at 3+2 schools with the highest rate of bullying cases in Cantemir district. 

The project raised awareness of approximately 100 School Managers (School Principals, Vice-Principals and Presidents of the Student Council) and more than 1,200 pupils on bullying and its prevention. The workshops facilitated discussions and dialogue between teachers and students. Therefore, the recommendations sent to the local District Board of Education brought the government bodies into the discourse of tackling violence at the middle educational institutions. Thus, as a result of the anti-bullying campaign, five schools exhibited 20 motivational posters promoting kindness and respect for each other. The action built the capacity of Victoria since she had an opportunity to travel to Italy and raise her qualification in the issue.

Project in media:

Fenomenul “Bullying-ului în școli” studiat în raionul Cantemir

Fellowship Programs 2019
Country Moldova
Areas of Interest Awareness raising
Capacity development
Topics Human rights
Youth empowerment
Project duration May 2019 - November 2019