STATUTE

1. GENERAL

1.1. Public Association "Speranță și Sănătate" (NGO Hope and Health - name used in international relations), is a public, nongovernmental, nonpolitical, noncommercial organization, created by the free will of associated people in order to achieve joint goals determined by this Statute.
1.2. Public Association "Speranță și Sănătate" was established and operates in accordance with the Constitution, Law No. 837-XIII of 17 May 1996 "On public associations", legislation and the present Statute.
1.3. The organization was founded in legal organizational form "public association".
1.4. Public Association "Speranță și Sănătate" acquires its legal status upon registration at the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Moldova.
1.5. Public Association "Speranță și Sănătate" has all the rights and obligations conferred by law for such categories of legal entities. Public Association "Speranță și Sănătate" has a seal, emblem, own financial balance, bank account in lei and foreign currency, Fiscal Code, and other attributes of legal entities.
1.6. Public Association "Speranță și Sănătate" is a republican organization and operates throughout the Republic of Moldova. The duration of organization activity is unlimited.
1.7. Legal address of the organization: Moldova, Chisinau, 53Dacia Blvd, ap. 179.

2. PRINCIPLES OF ACTIVITY

2.1. Public Association "Speranță și Sănătate" was established and operates under the principles of freedom of association, legality, publicity and transparency, equality of all members, free expression of opinion by all members and their access to any information related to organization work, self-management and financial administration.
2.2. Public Association "Speranță și Sănătate" is free to choose its own activities, forms and methods of work and to establish internal organizational structure. It is prohibited the public authorities involvement in the organization activity as well as the Hope and Health involvement in public authorities activity.
2.3. Public Association activity has a transparent character, information on founding and programming documents is accessible to all.

3. GOALS AND METHODS OF ACHIEVEMENT

3.1. Public Association "Speranță și Sănătate" objectives are:
- to provide social services for people with intellectual disabilities, mental disorders and socially deprived; provision of moral and psychological support to their families, counseling for parents (guardians) on disabled care;
- implementation and defense of civil and social rights, other legitimate rights and freedoms of persons with intellectual disability and psychiatric disorders;
- supporting and carrying out charitable activities for people with mental disabilities and other disadvantaged people;
- contributing to the promotion of moral values;
- performing other activities permitted by law.
3.2. Implementation methods:
- organizing and participating in various seminars, conferences, meetings, etc., aimed to achieve statutory goals by attracting and involving qualified professionals in priority areas of the organization;
- providing services for persons with reduced functionality through day care center;
- offering support to socially deprived: social, material, humanitarian, legal, consultative assistance;
- Development, implementation and monitoring of various projects at local / national level for development of social sector in Moldova and achieving goals of the Organization.
3.3. In order to achieve its objectives the Public Association has the right:
- to represent the interests of its members to public authorities and other bodies;
- to protect the rights and interests of its members;
- to found their own information channels;
- to carry out editorial activities;
- freely disseminate information about its activity;
- to obtain from public authorities information necessary for carrying out statutory activities;
- to sign contract in its name, to procure and produce goods in accordance with the statutory purposes;
- to participate in national and international competitions, to obtain social orders and subsidies from the state and to obtain grants and scholarships from other countries, from national, foreign and international foundations;
- to sign bilateral and multilateral cooperation agreements with individuals and legal entities in order to achieve statutory goals and objectives;
- to create businesses and other organizations with the legal entity rights;
- to purchase buildings, movable and immovable property necessary for the activity and ensure the proper functioning of the organization;
- to enjoy other rights guaranteed by legislation.

4. ADMINISTRATIVE AND MONITORING BODIES

4.1. The organizational structure of these bodies includes:
- General Assembly - the supreme governing body;
- Administrative Council - elected governing body, acting between General Assemblies;
- Public Association President - President of the Administrative Council;
- Audit Committee - control and audit body elected by the General Assembly.
4.2. The supreme governing body is the General Assembly of Public Association members or their delegates, which is held ordinary or extraordinary by the Administrative Council;
4.3. The General Assembly has the base obligations:
- Defining directions of organization activity;
- Approval of the Statute, additions or changes in Statute;
- Election of Administrative Council members, Administrative Council President (hereinafter President), members of the Auditing Committee;
- Approval of the Administrative Board and Audit Committee reports;
- Making decisions on reorganization or liquidation of the organization, appointment and confirmation of liquidation committee members, liquidation balance sheet;
- Decisions making relating to the activities of the organization.
4.4. The General Assembly is convened by the Administrative Council if necessary at least once a year.
4.5. The Extraordinary General Assembly is convened by the Administrative Council at the request of the President, Auditing Committee or at least 2/3 of Organization members.
4.6. The General Assembly is eligible only when it is attended by 50% plus one vote. Each member is entitled to one vote. Decisions are taken by majority vote of those present.
4.7. Conducting of the General Assembly is documented by a protocol signed by the Secretary and the legalized by the President.
4.8. In the period between General Assemblies, the Administrative Council, composed of three members, one of whom is President of the Administrative Council, coordinates activities’ organization.
4.9. The Administrative Council is elected by the General Assembly for a term of 5 years and has the following powers:
- to call Ordinary and Extraordinary General Assemblies in accordance with the Statute;
- to develop action strategy and to identify the main activity directions of the organization, presenting them for adoption to the General Assembly;
- to ensure the execution of General Assembly decisions and to report on activity to the General Assembly;
- determining human resources policy;
- to adopt internal regulations and establish the organizational structure of the Public Association;
- to approve the stamp, seal, logo and letterhead of the organization;
- to determine the use and distribution of collected donations;
- to receive and exclude members of the Public Association;
- to take decisions on all matters that are not the exclusive competence of other organs of the Organization.
4.10. Membership of the Administrative Council terminates in the following cases:
- on their own initiative or inability to perform their duties;
- in case of death;
- by exclusion through voting at the General Assembly.
4.11. In the case prescribed in p. 4.10., Administrative Council shall appoint another member.
4.12. The president is elected by the General Assembly for 5 years and directly manages the Public Association in periods between meetings of the Administrative Council and have the following powers:
- to represent Public Association locally and internationally;
- to issue orders, directions, instructions; conclude cooperation agreements;
- to appoint and dismiss staff members, to set the level of remuneration;
- to convene and manage the meetings of the Administrative Council;
- to manage the organization means, to conclude transactions and sign contracts, procure releases, to open bank accounts, to sign other financial documents;
- to decide on the forms and methods of work.
4.13. Control of financial-economic activity of the Public Association is performed by the Auditing Committee, elected by the General Assembly for 5 years and has the following bonds:
- To monitor the Statute execution;
- to monitor the execution of General Assembly and the Administrative Council decisions and to the the conclusions to the General Assembly;
- to monitor the feasibility and legality of the use of funds.
4.14. Auditing Committee is entitled to request and get familiar with all the documents that reflect the work of the Public Association for a certain period.
4.15. Results of monitoring conducted by the Auditing Committee are presented in a report to the Administrative Council and the General Assembly.

5. PUBLIC ASSOCIATION MEMBERS. RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES.

5.1. Any citizen of Moldova who wishes to contribute to the development of the Public Association and/or contribute in achieving the organization's objectives, specified in this Statute can become Member of the organization. The organization is not liable for the obligations of its members and members are not liable of the organization's obligations.
5.2. Prospective members’ applications are discussed at Administrative Council meeting, mandatory in the presence of a candidate. The Administrative Council based on a written request takes new member reception decision and then declare it to the General Assembly.
5.3. Public Association members have the following rights and obligations:
- the right to participate in organization activities, to elect and to be elected in any eligible position, to participate in all projects of the organization, to withdraw from the Public Association, presenting reasons or not;
- are obliged to respect the provisions of this Statute, decisions of the General Assembly and the Administrative Council, decisions of the President, to actively participate in achieving the statutory goals.
5.4. Members who do not participate in the work of the organization more than 90 days, breaking connection with the organization on its own initiative; and those members who violate the provisions of this Statute, damaging the image of the organization, are excluded automatically from the Public Association members by The Administrative Council, declaring decision to the General Assembly.

6. ASSETS AND FUNDING SOURCES

6.1. Public Association Patrimony is formed from:
- Annual membership fees in the amount of 100 lei;
- sponsorships and voluntary donations made by individuals and legal entities in the country and abroad;
- State grants, revenues from securities and financial investments;
- revenues from its own economic activity;
- revenues of companies founded with participation of public association;
- revenues during the exploitation and alienation of the property;
- other sources not prohibited by law.
6.2. Public Association can own buildings, constructions, equipment, vehicles and other property necessary for its activity and achieving the goals set out in this Statute.
6.3. Donations to Public Association can be in the form of movable and immovable property, copyrights, actions, etc.
6.4. Public Association may invest its financial available resources in movable and immovable property, bank deposits in order to obtain suitable interest or property rights, to perform other transactions within the provisions of this Statute and legislation.
7. TRANSPARENCY OF THE ACTIVITY AND FINANCIAL REPORT

7.1. Report on key indicators of Public Association shall be in accordance with law. At the end of each year, the President presents to the Administrative Council a report on the financial situation of the organization, which must be confirmed by the Auditing Committee.
7.2. The report draws on the results of the year and contains:
- brief exposure of results in the reporting period;
- cash balance at the beginning of the reporting period;
- total income from each source indicated in paragraph 6.1. of this Statute;
- expenditures made on the directions of activity, indicating expenditures for wages, deductions, taxes and other administrative expenses;
- cash balance at the end of the reporting period.
7.3. The financial report is presented to all members of the Public Association at the General Assembly meeting.
7.4. The financial report is kept in the organization office and it is accessible to all Public Association members.

8. ADOPTION, AMENDMENT AND COMPLETION OF THE STATUTE

8.1. This Statute is adopted by the General Assembly.
8.2. Public Association members proposals regarding amendments to this Statute are submitted to the Administrative Council and discussed at the next meeting of the General Assembly.
8.3. Statute changes and additions are approved by decision of the General Assembly, whether not less than two thirds of the members present at the meeting voted it.
8.4. Statute amendments and additions enter into force upon registration to the Ministry of Justice of the Statute in new edition.

9. REORGANIZATION AND LIQUIDATION PROCESS

9.1. Public Association ceases its activity through reorganization or self-dissolution based on General Assembly decision in terms of this Statute.
9.2. Reorganization of the Public Association shall be done in accordance with acting legislation.
9.3. Self-dissolution can occur if the statutory goals can not be achieved.
9.4. In case of Public Association liquidation, common heritage and financial resources remaining after repayment of debt will be distributed for charitable purposes.