“Lumos” foundation held a workshop for people working with children and young adults with challenging behavior. It took place in Sofia on the 23th and 24th of March 2017.
Leader of the workshop was Brian McDonald, a psychologist at Ability West, Northern Ireland.
Ability West is an organization that provides high quality services and help to more than 500 children and adults with intellectual problems. Equilibrium was represented by the manager and the physiotherapist of the group…
Silvia is 21 years old, with schizophrenia, severe mental disability and behavioural difficulties. She was born prematurely and the prognosis was bad. She has never been raised in a family environment.
In 1998 the mother signed a declaration of refusal in the presence of a notary and agreed for her child to be entered in the Register for Adoption. From her birth till the age of five Silvia was in the Mogilino institution in the Ruse region. After that she…
Successful and funny was the participation of the children with disabilities from “Love” and “Hope” at the festival “The world is for everyone”!
We thank the organizers! The event marked the upcoming International Day of Persons with Disabilities – 3rd December.
The Governor of Ruse Region, PhD Stefko Burdjiev, greeted the participants and said: “The festival “The world is for everyone” is a proof that we are all equal before Art and creativity“. Our youngsters proved this statement…
The boys and girls from the two small-group homes became sea explorers for two weeks during summer camp in Tyulenovo.
The children discovered new sensations and experiences on the welcoming beach between Tyulenovo and Shabla.
The hot sand, the waves, the grass, the smell and taste of the salty water created a whole new world, full of new sensory stimuli, emotions, and challenges for the kids.
They had the chance to enjoy the silence, serenity and fresh air of the forest park. The youngsters conquered the paths as real tourists and played freely. Such experiences have a great influence on their overall condition – physical, psychological and emotional. The activities in the open positively affect the children’s sleep, appetite and tone, and they come back home, smiling and recharged with lots…
10 young adults from “Hope” attended a summer camp in Lipnik park in Nikolovo village from 02 to 09 July, 2016. This was accomplished thanks to the charity bazaars, organized by Equilibrium this year.
The holiday camp was organized with the support of Ruse Municipality which provided the housing in Nikolovo.
ADRA Bulgaria’s project “Children Helping Children” provided the basis for the provision of Easter gifts to the young adults in our care in our family-type accommodation. Marian Dimitrov, the foundation’s director explained that children had put a great deal of thought and effort into choosing toys, books and other treats.
The first day of March is the day of Baba Marta (Grandmother March) and, traditionally, Bulgarians exchange tokens – martenitsi – as a way of wishing one another good fortune in the year to come.
Thanks to the generous efforts of friends and volunteers, our family-type homes for young adults with special needs were suitably decorated to celebrate the advent of spring.
Santa Claus and his faithful assistant Snow White brought more than parcels for the youngsters in our small-group homes, Love and Hope. They brought wonder and joy.
Christmas celebrations took place on 14th and 15th December and some of the young adults helped prepare the party fare and lay the tables before the singing, dancing and games began. Not every child likes the boisterous games but none is excluded from the celebration. There are many ways to spread the…