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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

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 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

At the invitation of the Minister of Labour and Social Policy, Mrs. Ivanka Shalapatova, Equilibrium is a member of the central expert advisory unit to the newly established Council to support the process of removal of the children placed in the last 4 homes for medical and social care in the country (in Stara Zagora, Kardzhali, Pleven and Varna) and ending the entrance to them. The main objective of the Council is to identify the difficulties in completing the process… Continue reading

Rumi is already the proud owner of a number of certificates and diplomas from various competitions and events in Ruse.

It is a transformation that makes us proud of her and the team at ‘Love’ House, where she was placed after her removal from for a home for children and young adults with intellectual disabilities back in 2014. 

These successes were impossible for Rumi then because she had been a regular patient in psychiatry for most of the… Continue reading

Foodstuffs worth 1500 BGN was provided to the social services managed by Equilibrium.

The donation was made possible through the organization’s registration on the NGO Infobanka platform, created by the Bulgarian Donors’ Forum.

The food products were distributed proportionally to eight social services.

We express our sincere gratitude for the charitable gesture of the Vivacom team!

On 8th June, Galya and David Bisset hosted a short ceremony at “Brothers Grimm” kindergarten in Sofia.

The relationship with the kindergarten has developed over a period of almost 4 years and involved the exploration of Danish early years’ teaching practice presented by a team from  VIA University College.

At our short ceremony, we presented an Equilibrium award to Petya Yosifova, the director showing our pleasure at the creation of a teaching environment in which free play is valued… Continue reading

Equilibrium Association is a member of the newly formed Permanent Expert Working Group (PEWG) by order of the MLSP RD-02-55/12.04.2023, which held its first meeting on 16.05.2023. The Working Group is tasked with developing the first two-year operational plan for the implementation of the Action Plan, in line with Council Recommendation (EU) 2021/2024 on the establishment of a European Child Guarantee, as well as developing bi-annual reports on the progress and results of the implementation of the planned measures and… Continue reading

On 11th May, Equilibrium with the assistance of the Municipality of Ruse and Anne Todorov organized a training on “Parenting children with developmental trauma, physical disabilities, cognitive delays and confusing behavior” with lecturer Darren Gagnon from the USA.

The training was attended by 40 people – foster parents, adoptive parents for whom this topic is extremely important, as well as social workers and psychologists from social services and institutions from Ruse and Byala.

The topic is always… Continue reading

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