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Two psychologists from Equilibrium, Nadejda Petrova and Ivaylo Minkov, started the programme for positive parenting with three consecutive training sessions for parents of children from 4th grade in “Stadiona” kindergarten in Byala.

The parents that took part in the interactive sessions worked hard and were involved in different practical exercises and work-groups. They discussed topics related to the improvement of their understanding of early childhood development and the reasons for children’s reactions and behavior. The parents were presented with…


My name is Stoyana Cekova, I`m 45 year old and I live in a small town near Ruse. Since the birth of my two boys Ivaylo(26) and Miroslav(15) I have spent a great deal of time in hospitals.    

Ivaylo was born at a time when there was no modern technology for monitoring the pregnancy. At the time of his birth nobody told me that he had disabilities. But my father heard from his close friends from the…


My daughter Nadya is 16 years old. She was born a healthy child.

I have never had any serious problems with her health. There were only the common colds, tonsillitis. But two years ago she had a convulsion. The ambulance came and the doctors gave her an injection with diazepam and they said that she will be alright. But in the next two hours her condition got worse and she stopped talking. She was taken to the hospital of Ruse…


Toni was born like a true gift between the days of Christmas and New Year. Her first two even three years went so fast for us. We didn`t notice any problems.

When she turned three years old, our little girl learned a lot of new words and she started making longer and more complex sentences. It was then that we noticed that Toni couldn`t pronounce words with the sounds „ш, ч, щ, ж“in them. She was growing up and learning,…


On 10th April, Equilibrium hosted an event in the conference hall of Byala municipality.

It was an ideal venue where we could talk to a local audience about the work we do in Byala, explain the support provided from our Ruse headquarters and set everything in the context of Equilibrium’s mission to empower families and create stronger communities.

Members of the local team gave short presentations explaining the work done in the centre for social rehabilitation and teenagers from…


The children from the Byala small-group home and young clients of the centre for social rehabilitation and integration made martenichki and helped run a charity bazaar in the town square..

The result is more than great – 1078 leva was raised to support Equilibrium’s work with children and families.

Some of the money will be given to help fund the care of a little girl who is currently in a coma. The team at the centre for social rehabilitation and…


1-3Rasim from the family-type home for children in Byala and Raya – a volunteer, accompanied by Aleksandar Panayotov, took part in the autumn children’s rights school in Sofia from 16th to 21st September. This was the first of a series of initiatives which are pursued for young children throughout the country under Megaphone programme in which Equilibrium is participating.

Megaphone is a two-year programme that aims at children and young people who are volunteers or clients of organisations that are…


1-1Six teenagers from the family-type group home in Byala took part in a sports-adventure team building together with members of Equilibrium.

The children, who are between 13 and 16 years old, were removed from residential institutions last year. Since July 1st, 2016 the service and the new Centre for Social Rehabilitation and Integration in Byala has been managed by Equilibrium.

The aim of the camp was for children and adults to get to know each other, and to…