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If the young residents of the two small-group homes could talk for on their own behalf and on the part of the care teams, they would tell you a 10-year story filled with many difficulties, but also much love; many challenges, but also many successes; many changes that stressed them, but also much care that calmed them, many crises, but also much hope and concerted efforts to make them happy.

Ten years ago, to the day, on 14.05.2014, they stepped… Continue reading

David Bisset participated in a conference held at the University of Bucharest on 22nd & 23rd April, 2024. Indeed, he gave a short presentation showcasing aspects of Equilibrium’s work and, specifically, the way that the methods and techniques used during the project ‘The Voice of Adversity’ represented the creative adaptation of a variety of models encountered over a period of almost 15 years. The Ruse family centre acted as an “incubator” for the development of ideas.

The Bucharest conference was… Continue reading

The beginning of the spring break – 01.04.2024 – for the children started with fitness – challenges, outdoor games, and lunch in a restaurant.

 In the afternoon, they visited one of the major symbols of the city – the Fleet Tower. A long-time employee showed the children around the hydrometeorological station, introducing them to its history and the instruments for meteorological observations – barometer, rain gauge, thermometer, wind gauge, etc. The children also had the opportunity to see the… Continue reading

EQ in 2020

There is ability in every disability. 

What happens when you close your eyes and rely only on your sense of touch?

We asked this question in the context of a film produced in July, 2020 (Link: https://eq-bg.org/en/to-feel-the-bridge-over-the-danube/)

The film shows activities from a series of “tactile workshops” hosted by EQ and Ruse’s regional history museum.

What is a tactile workshop?

We invited participants to explore a variety of objects through the medium of touch while… Continue reading

On 30th November, Ani Popova from Ruse University ‘Angel Kunchev’ visited the social services complex accompanied by two representatives of the Polytechnic University of Bucharest – University Centre, Pitešti, Romania – Doctors Diana Radu and Lucia Neagoe. The visit was hosted by Galina and David Bisset.

Prior to touring the facility together, the group chatted extensively about the provision of services for children and families in both Bulgaria and Romania. It was noteworthy that the Romanian visitors had… Continue reading

On the Day of the Christian Family, Protopriest Iskren Kazakov performed a water blessing for health at the “Pink House”, our small-group home for Children and Youth.

The celebration was also attended by  guests – students from the University of Ruse, specialty “Preschool and Primary School Pedagogy”, led by their English teacher Milena Popova. Mrs. Popova is a friend of the children from the “Pink House” and is the president of Soroptimist International Union Bulgaria.

After the celebration in… Continue reading

The ninth of November was a special day for the disabled young people from the Family Type Accommodation Centre for Children and Young People with Disabilities “The Pink House” run by Equilibrium. Everyone had been preparing for this day for a long time.

Nine young people from the house received God’s blessing at their holy baptism from His Eminence, Metropolitan Bishop of Ruse and Iconoslav Georgiev.

Their godparents Plamen Velikov, Svetlana Velikova, Iskren Veselinov, Galina Valcheva, Rumyana Vassileva, Maria Indzheva,… Continue reading

On 12.10.2023 at a special ceremony “Equilibrium” won the third prize from the NGO portal for the most read article in 2022, namely the article about the opening of the innovative playground in the “Brothers Grimm” kindergarten in Sofia. The playground was designed by Equilibrium in cooperation with Via College – , Aaarhus, Denmark. We initiated the modernization of Bulgarian early childhood education “Reform of Early Childhood Education in Eastern Europe – Bulgaria”. Two kindergartens – “Snezhanka” – Ruse and… Continue reading

Today in “The Pink House” we were visited by Mrs. Elena Petkova, deputy director and art teacher at “Ivan Vazov” Primary School, Ruse. On her initiative, the 4th grade pupils have painted pictures, which they give to our children and young people to decorate their rooms and bring more warmth and coziness in the whole house.

Thank you to the students of the 4th a class of “Ivan Vazov” for their commitment and desire to do… Continue reading

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