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According to Finnish professor Mirjam Kalland a child “demands continuity, stability and recurring routines”. Kelland provides a recipe for the professional support by claiming that “we can support the health of individual children and families with very ordinary things, with the ‘magic of the ordinary’”. (Source: ‘Family centre in the Nordic countries – a meeting point for children and families’, Nordic Council of Ministers, Copenhagen 2012).

As the volume of Equilibrium’s encounters with Ukrainian mothers with young children increases,…

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On 18th March, A forum was held in Ruse as an undertaking of the municipal authority – “Social Policies – New Opportunities, New Responsibilities for Development of the Regional Potential for Economic Social Social Services and Social Innovation”.

Official guests included the Minister of Labour and Social Policy Mr. Goekov, Deputy Secret Ministry Minister Mr. Krastev, Mr. Milkov – Mayor of Ruse Municipality, representatives of the Agency for Social Assistance and the Agency for the Quality…

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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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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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For the second year, students from  Friedrich Schiller School give us a lesson in empathy and generosity. On the occasion of the World Hunger Day, the student parliament organized a collection of food products for the disadvantaged children who are clients of the Ruse complex. The Equilibrium team expresses great gratitude to the children, their parents and teachers, who can be proud of what the children do for others! Thank you for your sensitivity,…

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Our ‘’Sustainable Families 2” project was funded by the Iris programme that supports projects of civil society, community centres and initiative groups to help vulnerable children and their families whose lives are made worse by COVID 19.

The programme was established on the initiative of a Bulgarian donor forum, a National Children’s Network and the Workshop for Civic Initiatives and is managed by the Workshop for Civic Initiatives Foundation.

The EQ project is a continuation of…

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In their book, ‘Creative Schools’, Ken Robinson and Lou Aronica graphically reveal that great things in education unfold from the bottom up. You can’t generate creative magic by decree.

The image below shows an encounter between the directors of Creative Kindergartens (the two on the right).

 

In the world of early childhood

Equilibrium was awarded the “I Guarantee a Happy Childhood” award by the State Agency for Child Protection (SACP). The award was presented personally to the Executive Director Galina Bisset. This became clear at today’s 45th meeting of the National Council for Child Protection of the SACP (Equilibrium is a member of the council).

This year the SACP celebrates 20 years since its creation and, to celebrate, it has established these awards to recognize the contribution of organizations, individuals and…

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The teams of Equilibrium included in the campaign the mayors of Byala and Ruse municipalities as well as their administrative teams. Bracelets and the Equiibrium – “Guide to the Domain of Good Parenting” -were also given to the children and teachers from PR “Slaveykov” National University, Sofia University “P. Volov”, DG “Stadiona” and National University “St. St. Cyril and Metodiy “in the town of Byala, as well as the representatives of the Child Protection Department Ruse and Byala, the Local…

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