On the basis of an invitation from David Bisset, Mr. Jeffrey Keating made an informal visit to the social welfare centre on the 8 April, 2008.
Together with Dessi Encheva, the director of the complex, David and Galina Bisset guided his Excellency on a tour of the centre, explained their work with children and families in the community, talked about the club activities and the resources needed to allow the children to spend their free time in the complex.
Over coffee, Mr. Keating revealed a keen interest in the type of work being undertaken by the complex among underprivileged children and complimented Dessi on the dedication and humanity that had been revealed to him in the course of his short visit.
Children from the arts club had prepared a small gift – a hand made pen holder – to remind the ambassador of his visit.
Mr. Keating declined the offer of a go on the climbing wall. Maybe next time.