At the end of the summer, just before the school year, 18 disadvantaged young people from Bulgaria took part in a youth exchange held in the Predeal area, Romania. The exchange took place under a project of the Concordia Bulgaria Foundation, with which Equilibrium has been a partner for years.
On September 13, 2020, the yard of the Complex for social services for children and families was transformed in an arena for talented children who use social services at the centre for street children (at the complex for social services). The occasion was announced in advance – farewell to the strangest and most different summer!
To start, the participants – the children and their parents, greeted each other and shared their favourite activities.
We are half-way through the programme and progress has depended on refining the way all participants operate from remote locations using Zoom technology. This is no easy task when you consider that VIA personnel and EQ interpreters need to link up with as many as nine teams from the kindergarten during the working day…
Following the belief that people with special needs can learn, grow and to
be accepted as valuable members of our society, despite the difficulties and severe
disabilities they have, we at Equilibrium are looking for various alternative methods for
facilitating lifestyles and improving the quality of care for our young people in
the two facilities.
Children and Families joined the national campaign “To be a father”, accepting the challenge
of the Parents Association titled “The connection is important”, celebrating on 21.06. 2020
International Father’s Day.
In compliance with the anti-epidemic measures, a special holiday dedicated to fatherhood and
parental care was prepared for the users of the social service – children, mothers and fathers.
We are drawing Love and Hope on the first of June with the youngsters who grew up in our care in the family-type homes for young people with disabilities.
An online, group session was held for the children from the Centre for Street Children which turned into a mini celebration. The participants greeted each other with songs, poems and good wishes, together solved an interesting crossword puzzle and enjoyed a variety of games..
Following the introduction of the state of emergency on March 13, our primary concern was to provide the 6 residential services (family-type accommodation) with food and disinfectants while ensuring they remained properly staffed. All caregivers and our drivers are over 60 years old and especially vulnerable.
There were no masks, the cost of disinfectant and gloves tripled and they were difficult to find. There was a danger that staff could become infected while using public transport or while queueing for…
The educational, cultural and ideological values within the Nordic tradition of early years’ care and education show a pronounced “social pedagogical” emphasis as opposed to a focus on “early education”. This means that preschool care in Denmark applies a social learning approach that emphasizes play, relationships and outdoor life and presumes that learning takes place through the participation of children in social interaction and everyday processes like walking to the park, traveling in the car and sharing a meal (including…