War in Ukraine leaves millions displaced

Irina Rotaru

National Director, CERI Moldova

Irina Rotaru’s passion and dedication for bettering children lives, stems from her volunteer days at CERI. Driven by her commitment to making an impact, Irina leads the CERI team in Moldova, with compassion, advocacy work, and providing a light to children’s lives.

How It Started:

Irina is a dynamic and compassionate individual whose career journey has been driven by an unshakable passion for working with nonprofits dedicated to improving the lives of children. Her work is a testament to the extraordinary impact a person can have when fueled by a deep commitment to change the world for the better.


Irina previously volunteered with CERI and served as a translator, which developed her dedication to making a positive impact in the lives of vulnerable children through CERI.

Behind The Scenes:

In her free time, Irina enjoyes spending time with the people she loves. She also likes reading and listening to books.

What Protecting Childhood Means:

“Protecting childhood means letting children freely and fully enjoy the time when they should act their age, surrounded by people who truly care about them.”

Favorite Childhood Memory:

“The times when I was laughing with my mother and brother. During the most difficult times for us, we had moments when we remembered some movies we watched together, especially comedy, and had a great time sharing and laughing about our favorite scenes.”

“Working at CERI provides opportunities for learning and sharing knowledge and experience I’ve gathered. I hope to be able to give as much as I receive, and more… for sharing is gaining of sorts.”


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