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Heartfelt thanks to the whole team of Vitte Automotive who have provided the young clents of the Ruse complex with a fantastic punching bag and ball pump for the gymnasium and handset, microphone, camera and stationery that helps with our distance learning programme and creative workshops.

Best wishes from the whole EQ team!

 

 

We offer our sincere thanks to the Ruse artist Ognyan Balkandzhiev who coached a young client from the social services context. Under his tutelage, her talent has emerged.

While working with our team it had become clear that Nadia’s love of art could develop into something special if she was given the right encouragement and gently pushed to do her best.

Ognian has kindly provided professional standard paint brushes and paper to help Nadia on her creative journey.

We are…

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It has become a tradition for the young clients of those services in Byala managed by Equilibrium to provide friends and supporters with martenitsi. Among the recipients were mayor, Mr. Slavov and head of child protection, Violeta Yordanova. Representatives of the police, local businesses and the general public also received tokens for March 1st, Baba Marta from Reni and Sevi from the small-group home.

Well done girls and Happy Baba Marta!

 

An Equilibrium gratitude certificate and an icon of the Holy Virgin were presented to the director of the Julia Vrevska clinic in Byala, Dimitar Dimitrov and medics from the local hospital. They were presented on behalf of the local centre for social rehabilitation and reintegration and the small-group home both managed by Equilibrium.

Equilibrium personnel thanked Pavlina Georgieva who heads the Julia Vrevska clinic for the care and treatment provided to the youngsters from the small-group home.

The hospital director…

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Families and local businesses made the Christmas and New Year holidays for the three services of the Social Services for Children and Families even more complete and joyful!

Clients received gifts thanks to “Operation: Teddy Bear” and from their peers from two Russian schools – Suse “Konstantin Kiril Philosoph” and Supridh “Friedrich Schiller “. Through the National Children’s Network, the Magic campaign has been implemented. Give a book to a child, “and every child received a book…

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To aid the brightest of Christmas celebrations, Santa Claus dropped in to the Ruse centre for working with street children. It soon became apparent that he needed the help of parents and children because Rudolf had got himself stuck in the snow. Guitar music helped him stay calm while two teams set about the rescue mission. Father Christmas and his three helpers – Snow White, Snowflake and Jujanka were welcomed by the children and the service team although there were…

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Angels of Bulgaria, a charity, founded by Bulgarians living in the UK, donated 8300 BGN to Equilibrium. The purpose of the donation is to help needy families especially in the days before the bright Christmas holidays.

We distributed the money after analyzing the needs of each family. Many were users of the organization’s social services in Ruse and Byala but some families were simply seeking support. With 3000 BGN, food products were purchased for 50…

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Link: https://www.epaper.dk/velux01/mscw_deinstitutio_wp2021/?fbclid=IwAR0t7DcPtXveHiqvrcrTb-qSkBKoj3ZxdPbI1GqyvPBOEXmp35dZhYZ49m0

The Velux Foundations (Denmark) have invested generously in Bulgaria in the context of their programme ‘Social Initiatives – International’. In the winter of 2020, EQ’s David Bisset was invited to contribute to the organization’s series of publications on the subject of systemic change. The book – Deinstitutionalization in Bulgaria: Making Systemic Change Work – is the result of the Danish / Bulgarian cooperation. Reference is also made to parallel undertakings in Romania and Moldova.

It was a daunting…

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In August 2021, Ruse Municipality launched the Project “Integrated Measures for Social and Educational Inclusion of Vulnerable Groups on the territory of Ruse Municipality” in partnership with Equalibrium Association, Kindergartens, University Hospital, Center Dynamics Association, Association “Development of Social Capital” and others. The project develops the so-called soft measures complementary to the functioning of the first component of the development of new social housi in the municipality of Ruse.

Equilibrium is a long-established local organization that…

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On 11.11.2021, volunteers from the Youth Parliament to the Municipal Youth House – Ruse and their leaders performed a cheerful ceremony in  the courtyard of the Social Services Complex. They had all devoted time and effort to obtain and deliver winter clothes and shoes for their less fortunate peers who are clients of social services.

The conditions created by the pandemic make this gesture all the more necessary and invaluable, especially for children who live in poverty.

As a…

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