Another charitable gesture of charity – new air conditioners at the small-group home in Byala from Networx – leads Equilibrium to publicly acknowledge the generosity.
We express our sincere thanks for the confidence these friends of Equilibrium have in our work. Victoria Marinova has been a huge influence in mobilizing a response in the community that allows us to meaningfully support dozens of children at risk.
The ten-year effort of the Equilibrium team to provide home comfort, human warmth and learning and development opportunities for the children of Mogilino was appreciated by the State Agency of Child Protection, which awarded the Special Person of the Year Award to Nadezhda Petrova – long-time manager , a psychologist and mentor at The Pink House (Awards “I guaranee a Happy Childhood”, 2019). The difficulties, the quests, the experiences, the successes in caring for children and young people with…
On its 10th birthday, November 15, 2019, the National Foster Care Association (NFCA) awarded foster parents, organizations, social workers, physicians, school, investors and journalists for their contributions to foster care. In the category “Children’s organization” Equilibrium received a special award “Child Saviour”. Mrs. Eva Zhecheva spoke about Equilibrium’s contribution to deinstitutionalization and work with children and families at risk. The excitement and tears of the leaders of “Mother dear” and those attending the event proved that foster carers…
Equilibrium believes that quality early care and education is crucial for children’s development into independent and competent adults. Having created in 2017 the first Early Childhood Development Resources Centre in Ruse in support of parents, educators and social workers, we have initiated the modernization of nursery and pre-school education in Bulgaria through our recent project: Reform of Early Childhood Education in Eastern Europe – Bulgaria.
Implementation period: January, 2019 to December, 2021
Source of funding: Villum Foundation, Denmark
Today, the Equilibrium Family Centre hosted the launch of the latest Equilibrium publication dedicated to the children of Mogilino, housed just over 10 years ago in the first family-type centre in the country.
The author of the book – Nadezhda Petrova, long-time leader of the so-called. Pink House related its history. It’s home to 12 severely disabled children and Nadia reported tremendous progress, and above all the gentle care provided by the…
From November 5 to 8, an international conference on “Deinstitutionalization of childcare: How do we invest in change?” Was held in the National Palace of Culture – Sofia, attended by over 250 representatives of universities, institutions and non-governmental organizations from Europe, Australia, Central Asia and the United States.
Equilibrium Association and For Our Children Foundation held a workshop on “Early Childhood Development Tracking Tools”. The event was held on October 17 from 9:30 to 13:30 at the Complex for Social Services for Children and Families..
The workshop was of great interest to representatives of social services in Ruse, as well as pedagogical specialists from the nurseries and kindergartens in the city and representatives of the health and social services directorates.
On 3rd and 4th October, David Bisset attended a conference organized by UNICEF and the National Network for Children. The conference enabled participants drawn from a number of disciplines to reflect on the challenges involved in building a system for Early Childhood Intervention (ECI) in Bulgaria that provides effective screening for signs of delayed development, disability, learning difficulty or familial risk and mobilizes groups of professionals to support the family.
Experts from Equilibrium shared the organization’s experience at a roundtable on “Accommodation and support for women and children migrants and refugees in social services”, The event was held in Stara Zagora on Wednesday, 2nd October. The event took place within a project of the International Organization for Migration and UNICEF. Svetla Mezhri presented good practices and challenges with these target groups in the Emergency Reception Unit at the Center for Public Support, and Milena…
On 17th September, teams from Equilibrium and Ruse’s regional history museum launched a joint initiative – the first tactile exhibition of the city’s most emblematic cultural and historical artefacts. The event has social functions and is part of the project Tactile Workshop for Equal Opportunities in the Community, funded by Vivacom.