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During the autumn months, an Equilibrium team will continue to support the working relationship between VIA University College in Denmark and “Brothers Grimm” kindergarten in Sofia.

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 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…


The “Do Good for Strangers” Foundation has provided food for vulnerable families who are clients of the Centre for Social Support, one of the designated services within the Ruse complex.

They provided packaged essentials, treats for the children and, most importantly, a selection of special formula milk and diapers for babies and toddlers. Some of the milk is for children with disabilities who Equilibrium cares for.

The Equilibrium team is tremendously grateful to the foundation for all the support…


The bell was heard and Santa arrived for the children in the various social services run by Equilibrium.

We share with you their emotional moments. The most joy and excitement accompanied the gift given to those who have behaved during the year. It turned out to include everybody.

We would like to express our special thanks to everyone who provided the wonderful gifts: NSC “Operation Teddy Bear”, the Danube Radiance Association, the DZI Office in Rousse, Mrs. Biliana…


Our traditional charity bazaar in the Mall of Rousse raised BGN 2500 in just three days.

The funds will be used to provide specialized support to children with disabilities who need  constant medical care, which our organization provides at the integrated services – Sunny.

We express our huge gratitude to all the participants in the bazaar for their support and the wonderful products that make the bazaar so colourful and attractive. We thank all the Russians who…


Under the project “Educational and Social Platform for Knowledge, Creativity, Growth and Development”, implemented by the Club of the Social Worker at the University of Ruse “Angel Kanchev” in partnership with the Municipality of Ruse and funded by the Foundation “Ruse – City of Freedom” today – 04.12 .2019 the final Christmas concert took place. The concert was attended by all users of social services and students in the specialty “Social sciences” of the University of Ruse.

Song, dance and…


The report of the Disability Rights International, presented on 11/21/2019, raises the important question about the quality of care at the Family-type placement centers (SGHs) and how the reform to ensure the well-being of children and families in Bulgaria is happening.

We, as organisations that are facing the challenges of the unfinished deinstitutionalization reform every day, have been insisting for years that it cannot be exhausted and limited only by building premises with the lack of…


Disabled children and young  in the care of Equilibrium in several small-grouphomes were given a special chance to communicate and make social contact.

This is made possible by the use of assistive vision control technologies – a modern, high-tech method for complementary and alternative communication, which, through eye movements and gaze guidance, can use specialized software for communication, synthesized speech, training, development of cognitive skills .

This method and technology were presented at the second international conference…


A new orchard and rose garden was created by the children of the small-group home in Byala.

Several fruit trees and beautiful rose bushes donated by local people were planted  in the yard by the teenagers from the centre in his yard under the watchful guidance of the house manager, Ivaylo Minkov.

This time next year, everything should be in bloom creating a place of peace and tranquility  next to the building that the teenagers see as home.…