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unnamed-5A group from the Ruse centre for street children visited the regional training centre for civil protection to learn what to do if a natural disaster strikes.

They watched a multimedia presentation that covered a broad variety of natural hazards and provided the basic rules for protection and survival. The youngsters learned simple but vital steps about the smart ways to act in electrical storms, floods, earthquakes and fires. More exotic hazards were also featured – tsunamis and earthquakes –…


12294922_10207574887150813_5646462560359841036_nThis is the second season of the culinary competition “On the tip of a knife” and Valeria Nikolova, a social worker from the Ruse complex was a competitor on Saturday at The Balkan folk restaurant.

Valeria was invited to participate by the event organizers – the vocational school for tourism and catering, the Chef’s Club and the proprietor of the Balkan restaurant.

Eight amateur chefs from Ruse and Veliko Tarnevo were paired with students from the school and, together with…


plakat_ekvalibrium_001A press conference was hosted recently to publicize the campaign in local kindergartens. Participants provided a highly positive appraisal of the venture.

We were especially happy to invite the directors of the Rusalka and Pinocchio kindergartens to take part in the press conference as these were the facilities where we piloted the initiative. They reported significant and unexpected changes in the attitudes of parents and teachers and this transformation was corroborated by other guests and working partners who commented on…


12025424_965801926826275_1121267554_nAt the invitation of the event organizer, Information and Nature, EQ participated in the event “200 herbs – two million jobs” at the Agricultural University in Plovdiv. Our team ran a charity booth under the banner of “Herbs with a mission.” Especially important was the participation, albeit remote, of young clients of the Ruse complex. They contributed to a decorative banner dedicated to the topic “Herbs – Source of Life” which was exhibited among posters from more than 30 children…


OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAVibrant, scary, spooky but great fun.

We have a tradition of hosting Halloween events that extends back over a decade. The children absolutely love them and put a great deal of effort into their preparations.

Participants were drawn from among the young clients of the complex, from the family-type homes for children with disabilities Love and Hope. Additionally, a group traveled from Byala where EQ managers are involved in the DI project that involves the creation of a new family-type…


_VBP7579EQ presents an effective model for comprehensive support of foster children and families

At the invitation of the national organisation, EQ psychologist Yana Deleva attended the Sofia event and shared the extensive experience and successful practice of EQ dedicated to supporting the development of foster care in Ruse district.

There were over 100 participants from throughout Bulgaria and Yana placed particular emphasis on the extensive support EQ provides to foster families caring for children with disabilities or chronic illness. At…


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Seeing as our young clients had been especially invited to the concert, they prepared gifts for members of the dance club – charm bracelets with dolphin and butterfly symbols. Additionally, the dancers and their parents were presented with our certificates honoring their generosity – they are officially Bold Volunteers.

The event was a par-excellence example of one group of children doing something wonderful for the benefit of other children. EQ applauds and supports efforts by children and young people to…


DSC08459Representatives of 10 member organizations of Bulgaria’s National Network for Children (NNC)and from three partner organizations in Macedonia have been working together for a period of 2 months looking at ways to successfully enter Roma communities to work with young children and parents.

Our operations director from the Ruse complex – Milena Vlahova – attended a seminar in Sofia during September to present our broad range of experience in the field of early childhood development. Spheres of work covered included…


Today an EQ team was present among over 200 occupational therapists who had come together at Ruse University for the annual conference of the European Network of Occupational Therapy and Higher Education.

Practitioners, academics and students showed considerable interest in our work in providing community-based services for children at risk and their families. Of course, EQ has a valuable working relationship with the OT department at the university that extends back to 2010.

Many were astonished by the range and…



12143273_796540643801551_2872784270237471549_nA celebration of play and adventure for those of all shapes and sizes took place in Mall Ruse to help celebrate the 10th birthday of the complex. For two consecutive days, members of the EQ team entertained the public.

In a “Hyde Park” improvisation centre adults and children sang, danced and gave recitals and we are pleased that among the number were youngsters from the small group home in Byala. This was linked to a presentation by representatives…


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