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On the 20th of December, children and parents, clients of the Social Complex in Ruse, were eagerly waiting for an old man to arrive. But he was delaying, which brought some doubts amongst the children – did he had some troubles? Or did he decide not to come this year? … The GPS tracked his sled and it became clear that he was approaching and would soon be with us. Our host offered the kids to play while waiting…

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For another year, Santa Claus and the Snow White did not miss to visit the youngsters from the two centers “Love” and “Hope”. On December the 18th, they greeted Santa Claus and the Snow White and together they danced, sang and reciting poems … they took part in a real Christmas story. The catering for the holiday was prepared by the staff of the two centers. As a real big family we created a warm, cozy and exciting…

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Unified Children’s Services “Slancho” – Ruse expresses its deep gratitude for the generosity, the loving attitude and the sense of charity of the family of Desislava and Teodor Penevi, as well as their friends and acquaintances who donated gifts and Christmas spirit to the children with special needs. The children are hosted at the Family-type Placement Center for Children with Disabilities Requiring Permanent Medical Care. You did not just give a special day to them, you gave them hope. You…

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On 15.11.2018, by invitation of the National Alliance for Social Responsibility and Targovishte Municipality, Galya Bisset and Nadya Petrova took part in a national conference ‘’Innovations in community-based social work: modern therapeutic and capacity building methods and approaches.”

The event was aimed at creating space and opportunities for transfer of knowledge and innovation in social practice in Bulgaria. The conference was attended by almost 100 people from 17 municipalities throughout the country: managers and specialists from social services, social work…

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Under the banner “Guaranteeing a Happy Childhood”, the State Agency for Child Protection ran a competition by asking municipal authorities to nominate organisations that work with children for the outstanding quality of their work.

Nominations could be made under three categories – Innovation, Successful Change and Sustainable Development. To make matters confusing, Equilibrium was nominated twice. Ruse municipality applauded our work at the new early years’ centre while the local authority in Byala felt those services managed by Equilibrium in…

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On November 13th, 2018 in Hall 2 of hotel Rila in Sofia, “International Social Service – Bulgaria” and 5 other NGO`s – “Concordia – Bulgaria” Foundation, “Cedar” Foundation, Association “SOS Children’s Homes – Bulgaria”, “Children and Space” Association and “Equilibrium” Association organized and held a seminar on “Models /pedagogical concepts of residential care implemented in the Center for Children with and without Disabilities managed by NGOs”.

The event was carried out in partnership with the Operational Program “Human Resources Development”…

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On November 14th, experts from “Equilibrium” presented the project “Kids voice”, funded by the OP “Human Resources Development”, Priority Axis “Transnational Cooperation” in Veliko Tarnovo.

Representatives from the Child Protection department, from the Social Assistance department and experts from non-governmental organizations in the city, all took part in the round table discussions. The project presents the experience, good practices and the transfer of social innovations for enhancing the capacity of children at their early childhood, their parents and informal leaders…

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The Day of National Leaders was celebrated at the “Children from the Street” Center at the Social Services Complex. A series of educational activities were prepared for the children.

Through a multimedia presentation and a following discussion, they recalled and learned new things about the National Leaders of Bulgaria. Everyone was eager to learn and had interesting following questions. With lots of desire, the children prepared theme boards in groups – “Revolutionary Leaders” and “Leaders – Book writers”. There were…

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On October 31st, experts from “Equilibrium” reported on the progress of the “Kids voice” project, funded by the OP “Human Resources Development”, Priority Axis “Transnational Cooperation”.

The round table was attended by representatives of the Administration office of “Health and Social Activities” of the Municipality of Ruse and experts from non-governmental organizations in the city. The project is related to experience, good practices and the transfer of social innovations for enhancing the capacity of children in their early childhood years,…

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The children using the social services at the Children’s Street Center and the Children’s Rights Center at the Social Complex of Ruse, celebrated Halloween, also known as “The Night Before All Saints.”

The date and time of the ward was clear and the children transformed into terrible creatures were expecting the party impatiently. At first they all became entangled in a spider’s web and introducing themselves, explaining what creatures are they and what powers they possess. In an interesting and…

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