The funds will be used to provide specialized support to children with disabilities who need constant medical care, which our organization provides at the integrated services – Sunny.
Under the project “Educational and Social Platform for Knowledge, Creativity, Growth and Development”, implemented by the Club of the Social Worker at the University of Ruse “Angel Kanchev” in partnership with the Municipality of Ruse and funded by the Foundation “Ruse – City of Freedom” today – 04.12 .2019 the final Christmas concert took place. The concert was attended by all users of social services and students in the specialty “Social sciences” of the University of Ruse.
The report of the Disability Rights International, presented on 11/21/2019, raises the important question about the quality of care at the Family-type placement centers (SGHs) and how the reform to ensure the well-being of children and families in Bulgaria is happening.
We, as organisations that are facing the challenges of the unfinished deinstitutionalization reform every day, have been insisting for years that it cannot be exhausted and limited only by building premises with the lack of…
Disabled children and young in the care of Equilibrium in several small-grouphomes were given a special chance to communicate and make social contact.
This is made possible by the use of assistive vision control technologies – a modern, high-tech method for complementary and alternative communication, which, through eye movements and gaze guidance, can use specialized software for communication, synthesized speech, training, development of cognitive skills .
Several fruit trees and beautiful rose bushes donated by local people were planted in the yard by the teenagers from the centre in his yard under the watchful guidance of the house manager, Ivaylo Minkov.
Another charitable gesture of charity – new air conditioners at the small-group home in Byala from Networx – leads Equilibrium to publicly acknowledge the generosity.
We express our sincere thanks for the confidence these friends of Equilibrium have in our work. Victoria Marinova has been a huge influence in mobilizing a response in the community that allows us to meaningfully support dozens of children at risk.
The ten-year effort of the Equilibrium team to provide home comfort, human warmth and learning and development opportunities for the children of Mogilino was appreciated by the State Agency of Child Protection, which awarded the Special Person of the Year Award to Nadezhda Petrova – long-time manager , a psychologist and mentor at The Pink House (Awards “I guaranee a Happy Childhood”, 2019). The difficulties, the quests, the experiences, the successes in caring for children and young people with…
On its 10th birthday, November 15, 2019, the National Foster Care Association (NFCA) awarded foster parents, organizations, social workers, physicians, school, investors and journalists for their contributions to foster care. In the category “Children’s organization” Equilibrium received a special award “Child Saviour”. Mrs. Eva Zhecheva spoke about Equilibrium’s contribution to deinstitutionalization and work with children and families at risk. The excitement and tears of the leaders of “Mother dear” and those attending the event proved that foster carers…
Equilibrium believes that quality early care and education is crucial for children’s development into independent and competent adults. Having created in 2017 the first Early Childhood Development Resources Centre in Ruse in support of parents, educators and social workers, we have initiated the modernization of nursery and pre-school education in Bulgaria through our recent project: Reform of Early Childhood Education in Eastern Europe – Bulgaria.
Implementation period: January, 2019 to December, 2021
Source of funding: Villum Foundation, Denmark
Today, the Equilibrium Family Centre hosted the launch of the latest Equilibrium publication dedicated to the children of Mogilino, housed just over 10 years ago in the first family-type centre in the country.
The author of the book – Nadezhda Petrova, long-time leader of the so-called. Pink House related its history. It’s home to 12 severely disabled children and Nadia reported tremendous progress, and above all the gentle care provided by the…