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During the autumn months, an Equilibrium team will continue to support the working relationship between VIA University College in Denmark and “Brothers Grimm” kindergarten in Sofia.

We are half-way through the programme and progress has depended on refining the way all participants operate from remote locations using Zoom technology. This is no easy task when you consider that VIA personnel and EQ interpreters need to link up with as many as nine teams from the kindergarten during the working day…

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Following the belief that people with special needs can learn, grow and to
be accepted as valuable members of our society, despite the difficulties and severe
disabilities they have, we at Equilibrium are looking for various alternative methods for
facilitating lifestyles and improving the quality of care for our young people in
the two facilities.

At the end of 2019, the centres were visited by representatives of the Foundation “ASSIST – Assisting technologies”. Assoc. Prof. Dr. Maurice Greenberg introduced us…

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Despite all challenges, summer is blue for the children from the Family-type accommodation centre for children in Byala.

They gathered a lot of sun, many emotions and salty memories from the seaside. The camp organized by Equilibrium became, once again, an unforgettable experience.

 

 

The team of the Center for Street Children (CRDU) at the Complex for Social Services for

Children and Families joined the national campaign “To be a father”, accepting the challenge

of the Parents Association titled “The connection is important”, celebrating on 21.06. 2020

International Father’s Day.

In compliance with the anti-epidemic measures, a special holiday dedicated to fatherhood and

parental care was prepared for the users of the social service – children, mothers and fathers.

From the very beginning, the…

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We are drawing Love and Hope on the first of June with the youngsters who grew up in our care in the family-type homes for young people with disabilities.

An online, group session was held for the children from the Centre for Street Children which turned into a mini celebration. The participants greeted each other with songs, poems and good wishes, together solved an interesting crossword puzzle and enjoyed a variety of games..

A drawing competition was also organized on the topic: “My childhood”. Each child received gifts for the holiday – treats, colouring  pads and reading books as well as balloons. And…

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Following the introduction of the state of emergency on March 13, our primary concern was to provide the 6 residential services (family-type accommodation) with food and disinfectants while ensuring they remained properly staffed. All caregivers and our drivers are over 60 years old and especially vulnerable.

There were no masks, the cost of disinfectant and gloves tripled and they were difficult to find. There was a danger that staff could become infected while using public transport or while queueing for…

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The educational, cultural and ideological values within the Nordic tradition of early years’ care and education show a pronounced “social pedagogical” emphasis as opposed to a focus on “early education”. This means that preschool care in Denmark applies a social learning approach that emphasizes play, relationships and outdoor life and presumes that learning takes place through the participation of children in social interaction and everyday processes like walking to the park, traveling in the car and sharing a meal (including…

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The “Do Good for Strangers” Foundation has provided food for vulnerable families who are clients of the Centre for Social Support, one of the designated services within the Ruse complex.

They provided packaged essentials, treats for the children and, most importantly, a selection of special formula milk and diapers for babies and toddlers. Some of the milk is for children with disabilities who Equilibrium cares for.

The Equilibrium team is tremendously grateful to the foundation for all the support…

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February was especially sunny for the children at the family-type homes for young adults with special needs. We celebrated two birthdays – Masha and Bobo.

On 01.02. 2020 we celebrated Masha’s 8th birthday and on February 17, 2020 – Bobo’s 8th birthday. The guests of the celebrations were, of course, the other children from the Permanent Care Center, mothers and infants from the Mother and Baby Unit and users of the Day Care Center…

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