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An Equilibrium gratitude certificate and an icon of the Holy Virgin were presented to the director of the Julia Vrevska clinic in Byala, Dimitar Dimitrov and medics from the local hospital. They were presented on behalf of the local centre for social rehabilitation and reintegration and the small-group home both managed by Equilibrium.

Equilibrium personnel thanked Pavlina Georgieva who heads the Julia Vrevska clinic for the care and treatment provided to the youngsters from the small-group home.

The hospital director…

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Families and local businesses made the Christmas and New Year holidays for the three services of the Social Services for Children and Families even more complete and joyful!

Clients received gifts thanks to “Operation: Teddy Bear” and from their peers from two Russian schools – Suse “Konstantin Kiril Philosoph” and Supridh “Friedrich Schiller “. Through the National Children’s Network, the Magic campaign has been implemented. Give a book to a child, “and every child received a book…

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To aid the brightest of Christmas celebrations, Santa Claus dropped in to the Ruse centre for working with street children. It soon became apparent that he needed the help of parents and children because Rudolf had got himself stuck in the snow. Guitar music helped him stay calm while two teams set about the rescue mission. Father Christmas and his three helpers – Snow White, Snowflake and Jujanka were welcomed by the children and the service team although there were…

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Angels of Bulgaria, a charity, founded by Bulgarians living in the UK, donated 8300 BGN to Equilibrium. The purpose of the donation is to help needy families especially in the days before the bright Christmas holidays.

We distributed the money after analyzing the needs of each family. Many were users of the organization’s social services in Ruse and Byala but some families were simply seeking support. With 3000 BGN, food products were purchased for 50…

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Link: https://www.epaper.dk/velux01/mscw_deinstitutio_wp2021/?fbclid=IwAR0t7DcPtXveHiqvrcrTb-qSkBKoj3ZxdPbI1GqyvPBOEXmp35dZhYZ49m0

The Velux Foundations (Denmark) have invested generously in Bulgaria in the context of their programme ‘Social Initiatives – International’. In the winter of 2020, EQ’s David Bisset was invited to contribute to the organization’s series of publications on the subject of systemic change. The book – Deinstitutionalization in Bulgaria: Making Systemic Change Work – is the result of the Danish / Bulgarian cooperation. Reference is also made to parallel undertakings in Romania and Moldova.

It was a daunting…

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In August 2021, Ruse Municipality launched the Project “Integrated Measures for Social and Educational Inclusion of Vulnerable Groups on the territory of Ruse Municipality” in partnership with Equalibrium Association, Kindergartens, University Hospital, Center Dynamics Association, Association “Development of Social Capital” and others. The project develops the so-called soft measures complementary to the functioning of the first component of the development of new social housi in the municipality of Ruse.

Equilibrium is a long-established local organization that…

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On 11.11.2021, volunteers from the Youth Parliament to the Municipal Youth House – Ruse and their leaders performed a cheerful ceremony in  the courtyard of the Social Services Complex. They had all devoted time and effort to obtain and deliver winter clothes and shoes for their less fortunate peers who are clients of social services.

The conditions created by the pandemic make this gesture all the more necessary and invaluable, especially for children who live in poverty.

As a…

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The major Bulgarian holiday – St. Dimitrov’s Day – brought the children and young people from the “Pink House” great news. They received a donation from people who understand their needs and want to make their lives better. @Evelina Petkova from the town of Byala gave them specially prepared bedroom sets, blankets, towels, hats and scarves, washing powder and various consumables, fruits and treats, which she prepared together with her friends. Evelina is a third-year student …

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For the second year, students from  Friedrich Schiller School give us a lesson in empathy and generosity. On the occasion of the World Hunger Day, the student parliament organized a collection of food products for the disadvantaged children who are clients of the Ruse complex. The Equilibrium team expresses great gratitude to the children, their parents and teachers, who can be proud of what the children do for others! Thank you for your sensitivity,…

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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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