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From November 5 to 8, an international conference on “Deinstitutionalization of childcare: How do we invest in change?” Was held in the National Palace of Culture – Sofia, attended by over 250 representatives of universities, institutions and non-governmental organizations from Europe, Australia, Central Asia and the United States.

On the first day of the Equilibrium Conference, we presented our successful care model  (one of the hottest topics) – caring for chilren and youth in family-style centres. Galina Bisset – Executive Director of the…

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A colorful autumn carnival was created by the social services team at Sunny, managed by Equilibrium.

The Veseliats Animation Center, our friends, created a unique event yesterday – October 31, 2019 – for the children from the Day Care Center for Children with Disabilities and the Center where we look after children in need of permanent medical care. Fun games, colorful autumn decorations, and lots of smiles that brightened the faces of the children, filled with silence and cheerful cries the hall of…

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As of 31.10.2019 in the Complex for Social Services for Children and Families to banish the evil, all kinds of fearsome and terrifying creatures were invited,- spiders, skulls, skeletons, vampires, witches, spirits, black cats …

The organizer of the Halloween party was the witch, who got acquainted with party guests by wrapping them is a spider web. As a good host, she told the story of the pumpkin lantern and involved everyone in “scary games”. The expulsion of bad spirits involved all the…

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Equilibrium Association and For Our Children Foundation held a workshop on “Early Childhood Development Tracking Tools”. The event was held on October 17 from 9:30 to 13:30 at the Complex for Social Services for Children and Families..

The workshop was of great interest to representatives of social services in Ruse, as well as pedagogical specialists from the nurseries and kindergartens in the city and representatives of the health and social services directorates.

There has been a heated debate about adequate ways to…

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On 3rd and 4th October, David Bisset attended a conference organized by UNICEF and the National Network for Children. The conference enabled participants drawn from a number of disciplines to reflect on the challenges involved in building a system for Early Childhood Intervention (ECI) in Bulgaria that provides effective screening for signs of delayed development, disability, learning difficulty or familial risk and mobilizes groups of professionals to support the family.

Presiding over the event was Emily Vargas-Baron, a…

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Experts from Equilibrium shared the organization’s experience at a roundtable on “Accommodation and support for women and children migrants and refugees in social services”, The event was held  in Stara Zagora on Wednesday, 2nd October. The event took place within a project of the International Organization for Migration and UNICEF. Svetla Mezhri presented good practices and challenges with these target groups in the Emergency Reception Unit at the Center for Public Support, and Milena Nedelcheva presented a case study from the practice…

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On 17th September, teams from Equilibrium and Ruse’s regional history museum launched a joint initiative – the first tactile exhibition of the city’s most emblematic cultural and historical artefacts. The event has social functions and is part of the project Tactile Workshop for Equal Opportunities in the Community, funded by Vivacom.

The event was attended by media, representatives of the Municipality of Ruse, the Ministry of Education and Science, social services, colleagues and like-minded people. The executive director and author of…

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On September 11, 2019, children who attend EQ’s centre for street children embarked on a day-long programme in the vicinity of Ruse. They could barely contain their excitement. 

First stop was St. Dimitar Basarbovski rock monastery where the children learned about the history of the monastery and the life of the monk Dimitar Basarbovski. In the chapel, the children prayed for their secret desires to be fulfilled before setting off to explore the beautiful landscape in this part of the Rusenski Lom natural…

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If the sea could talk, it would tell you that it loves these children and young people with disabilities. And if they could talk – no one would believe such happiness was possible!

For the second year, on the first of September, a group of young people from CNSTMU “Nadezhda” and “Love” left for their long-awaited seaside holiday in the village of Tyulenovo.

Their encounter with the sea filled them with joy and smiles. Touching the sand and the water…

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It’s summer! Sunny days full of games and walks.

We woke up to the song of the birds and started walking through the forest. Squirrels were jumping on tree branches, and we watched them with interest. We also came to the lake with water lilies and visited a zoo where we saw interesting animals. We were swinging on the swings. There were many laughs and songs.  We all walked together holding hands like real friends.

The young men and women from…

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