On 30th November, Ani Popova from Ruse University ‘Angel Kunchev’ visited the social services complex accompanied by two representatives of the Polytechnic University of Bucharest – University Centre, Pitešti, Romania – Doctors Diana Radu and Lucia Neagoe. The visit was hosted by Galina and David Bisset.
Prior to touring the facility together, the group chatted extensively about the provision of services for children and families in both Bulgaria and Romania. It was noteworthy that the Romanian visitors had… Continue reading
On 12.10.2023 at a special ceremony “Equilibrium” won the third prize from the NGO portal for the most read article in 2022, namely the article about the opening of the innovative playground in the “Brothers Grimm” kindergarten in Sofia. The playground was designed by Equilibrium in cooperation with Via College – , Aaarhus, Denmark. We initiated the modernization of Bulgarian early childhood education “Reform of Early Childhood Education in Eastern Europe – Bulgaria”. Two kindergartens – “Snezhanka” – Ruse and… Continue reading
At the invitation of the Minister of Labour and Social Policy, Mrs. Ivanka Shalapatova, Equilibrium is a member of the central expert advisory unit to the newly established Council to support the process of removal of the children placed in the last 4 homes for medical and social care in the country (in Stara Zagora, Kardzhali, Pleven and Varna) and ending the entrance to them. The main objective of the Council is to identify the difficulties in completing the process… Continue reading
Rumi is already the proud owner of a number of certificates and diplomas from various competitions and events in Ruse.
It is a transformation that makes us proud of her and the team at ‘Love’ House, where she was placed after her removal from for a home for children and young adults with intellectual disabilities back in 2014.
These successes were impossible for Rumi then because she had been a regular patient in psychiatry for most of the… Continue reading
The donation was made possible through the organization’s registration on the NGO Infobanka platform, created by the Bulgarian Donors’ Forum.
The food products were distributed proportionally to eight social services.
We express our sincere gratitude for the charitable gesture of the Vivacom team!
On 8th June, Galya and David Bisset hosted a short ceremony at “Brothers Grimm” kindergarten in Sofia.
The relationship with the kindergarten has developed over a period of almost 4 years and involved the exploration of Danish early years’ teaching practice presented by a team from VIA University College.
At our short ceremony, we presented an Equilibrium award to Petya Yosifova, the director showing our pleasure at the creation of a teaching environment in which free play is valued… Continue reading
Equilibrium Association is a member of the newly formed Permanent Expert Working Group (PEWG) by order of the MLSP RD-02-55/12.04.2023, which held its first meeting on 16.05.2023. The Working Group is tasked with developing the first two-year operational plan for the implementation of the Action Plan, in line with Council Recommendation (EU) 2021/2024 on the establishment of a European Child Guarantee, as well as developing bi-annual reports on the progress and results of the implementation of the planned measures and… Continue reading
On 11th May, Equilibrium with the assistance of the Municipality of Ruse and Anne Todorov organized a training on “Parenting children with developmental trauma, physical disabilities, cognitive delays and confusing behavior” with lecturer Darren Gagnon from the USA.
The training was attended by 40 people – foster parents, adoptive parents for whom this topic is extremely important, as well as social workers and psychologists from social services and institutions from Ruse and Byala.
The topic is always… Continue reading
On February 28, 2023, Equilibrium received recognition for its efforts to support children even in the most testing situations – the award “Ambassador of Good” 2022 from the State Agency for Child Protection.
This is the fourth consecutive year the award has been presented and 12 Ambassadors of Good – individuals and organizations – were honoured.
Five hearts beat as one for the return of a little girl from Ukraine to her homeland. Ambassadors, government institutions… Continue reading
On December 1st and 2nd, a workshop was held in Sofia on the topic “Opportunities and barriers to parental activism in Bulgaria”. The meeting was initiated by Tanya’s Dreams Fund and organized by the Civic Initiatives Workshop Foundation(CIWF). The donor has shown interest in supporting a long-term national programme to increase the capacity and build a movement of organizations and individuals practicing parent activism. CIWF currently facilitates a process of consultation and joint planning of the programme … Continue reading