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Ruse Complex News

1 (2)The children, with whom Equilibrium works, are looking forward to the summer camps and the summer activities at the Complex for Social Services.

Some of the kids from CSC (Centre for Street Children) are already at the seaside in Tyulenovo for a week. Right after they are back, refreshed and recharged with positive emotions, the rest of the children from CSC will go there.

The North Black Sea coast awaits the children with disabilities from the Pink house, too. Some…

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1Great fun!

Deep cold rivers, big dark forests, swirling whirling snowstorms… It sounds dangerous and scary but in fact it is exciting and joyous. What is it all about?

We were going on a bear hunt.

The mums and kids from the mixed-ability playgroup for babies and young children shared this adventure on 11 May. The idea is based on Michael Rosen’s prize-winning book “We’re Going on a Bear Hunt” – one of the most influential books for young children…

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DSC08959On Saturday, a meeting was held at the Ruse complex open to all those with a sincere interest in adoption

Our special guests were representatives of the Bulgarian Association of Adopted Children and Adopters and Ms. Kristina Georgieva – Director of the Regional Directorate ofSocial Assistance in Ruse.

Gerry Bogdanova and Dora Prangadzhiyska of BAOO told their stories about adoption that deeply moved all participants in the meeting. The pair created the parent group “Friends support” that travels around Bulgaria…

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Youngsters from the centre for street children have been learning about the species of birds that inhabit the banks of the River Danube as part of a project dedicated to the sustainable development of the region.

The children studied bird behavior through binoculars and learned how different species flock together and fly in migratory groups that form different patterns.

The children also spent time in the natural history museum looking at exhibits that show the habitats of aquatic creatures.

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12900189_1325230510838803_675610770_nThe project focuses on Positive Parenting and prevention of aggression among or directed towards very young children. To celebrate completion of the second phase we brought together children, kindergarten staff, mums and dads in the two facilities in which we piloted the project – Pinocchio and Mermaid,

The campaign has been positively received in a further four kindergartens and feedback is highly encouraging because it reveals the extent to which parents and childcare professionals share the feeling that improvement in…

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This is not a fairy tale – it’s the true story of everything that has happened to me in my short life. It will help you to know why I’m a happy seven-year-old although my life didn’t start very well.

I was my mum and dad’s only child and I was very tiny when I was born. When I was still a tiny baby, my dad went to work in another country and I was left with my mum, grandma…

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12347753_984405704965897_1025085101105994914_nThe information centre Europe Direct has had a long association with EQ and during 2015 this partnership provided a number of opportunities for our personnel and the children we work with.

The summer programme for the young clients from the cente for street children included a project called “Young Europeans” that involved collaboration with Europe Direct. Children took part in a number of competitions and we are grateful for the gifts of child-oriented literature on European integration and textbooks.

During…

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EQ has strong links with Moldova and during 2015 we hosted a visit by a group from the country’s capital, Chisinau. The visit was facilities by colleagues and friends from the organisation CCF-Moldova and representatives were drawn from the city’s child protection system.

During the course of the three-day working visit, the delegates visited an innovative new facility in Gabrovo offering integrated social and healthcare services for mothers and babies. The process of deinstitutionalization is in progress in both Moldova…

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IMG_2859Our young clients in the centre for street children have made new friends from the Prista outdoor club. Club members like to get children involved in simple tasks that show respect for the natural world and help protect the flora and fauna. The task on this occasion involved making bird feeders.

But it isn’t just a matter of knocking together a feeder from bits and pieces of material. It’s important to understand the habits of the birds they are designed…

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OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAChristmas parties are a tradition at the Ruse complex. Why do we bother writing about something we have done repeatedly?

Well, the 2015 party was a record-breaking event in terms of the numbers of children who attended (more than sixty).  The  Christmas celebration is something we take very seriously because it touches the lives of a large number of families. It draws together young clients from the centre for street children and the centre of social support, foster…

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