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Our ‘’Sustainable Families 2” project was funded by the Iris programme that supports projects of civil society, community centres and initiative groups to help vulnerable children and their families whose lives are made worse by COVID 19.

The programme was established on the initiative of a Bulgarian donor forum, a National Children’s Network and the Workshop for Civic Initiatives and is managed by the Workshop for Civic Initiatives Foundation.

The EQ project is a continuation of…

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After participating in the “School without Walls” on “Outdoor Training”, under the Erasmus + programme, Gabriela Ivanova, a human rights student and Gabriela Stoyanova, a student of business administration, applied the acquired knowledge by organizing an outdoor session for the children from the centre for street children. 

Games drawn from the course manual and played in a local park helped the exploration of different themes. They also acquired new valuable knowledge on various topics related to environmental and environmental…

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A day spent in dramatic natural surroundings close to Kapinovski Monastery provoked positive emotions during an improvised teambuilding for the teams from the centres for social support and street children from the Ruse complex.

Here are some of the responses shared by team members:

“Complete way of exploring the team and exchanging experience.” – Bedina

“A fruitful time, filled with many positive emotions. Teamwork, bringing together the two teams and maintaining physical activity. “- Mariana

“Fruitful.…

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Denitsa and her husband-to-be, Lulcho asked their guests for money instead of flowers for their wedding day so that they could buy books and toys for EQ’s young clients from the centre for street children and other services.

They delivered the donations personally and many contained uplifting messages for the children.

As is our tradition, we provided the couple with a certificate as an expression of our gratitude and admiration. Thank you Mr & Mrs Georgiev.

 

After the forced break caused by the COVID pandemic, the children and young people from the Pink House, our small-group home have spent a week holidaying on the Black Sea coast.

Our facility in the old fishing village of Tyulenevo provides direct access to a relatively unspoiled stretch of the coast where wonderful beaches (Bolata is conserved) are easily accessed. On those days that were cloudy, there is the opportunity to explore – Shabla, Shabla Tuzla, the historic relics…

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We present you designers of the the future! These are children from the centre for street children at the Ruse complex. During the summer vacation, they take part in programmes of their choice.

 The club – ‘Fashion & Jewelry’ – asks young participants to design their own jewelry and fashion accessories meaning that they have the change to use their imagination, develop fine motor skills and develop a sense of aesthetic appreciation. Once they have been shown the…

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Newlywed Sofia and Atanas are pictured making a donation towards the running costs towards our centre where we look after children in need of permanent medical care.

They asked their wedding guests to donate to Equilibrium and here they are handing 600 leva to Milena Nedelcheva who leads the team at the centre.

We are hugely grateful to the couple, their family and friends.

On May 29, 2021, for the third consecutive year, the Ruse complex organised “Stork Day” – the day when adopted children are welcomed into the home and hearts of their parents. The celebration was attended by specialists from the centre of social support –  social workers and psychologists – adoptive parents and their adopted children, as well as prospective adoptive parents who are eagerly waiting for their own “Stork Day”.…

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Fifi is a diminutive from Feydan. It is how our little hurricane is generally named because her disposition so easily provokes affection.

Everyone wants to hug Fifi.

Fifi, the Hurricane.

When she came to us from Shumen the prognosis was anything but encouraging. It was 2014 and she was eight years old and inclined towards self-harm. In fact, she is now almost blind because of the harm she has inflicted on herself when isolated and starved of stimulation.

Today, aged…

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In their book, ‘Creative Schools’, Ken Robinson and Lou Aronica graphically reveal that great things in education unfold from the bottom up. You can’t generate creative magic by decree.

The image below shows an encounter between the directors of Creative Kindergartens (the two on the right).

 

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