This beautiful winter image, created by young adults with special needs and their teachers, can be seen on both the EQ wrapping paper and as the background on the front of the EQ Christmas card.
The card has a 3-D effect and the composition and lay-out was created by students from the school of fashion and design
We encourage you to keep the binder that comes with the paper and attach it to the parcel you wrap. It contains a special message that we’d like you to help us share.
To design the wrapping paper we asked young people that EQ cares for to create a Christmas picture. These youngsters have significant special needs and this explains why we care for them in small-group homes known as “Love” and “Hope”. However, a large part of the support…
Imagine you have never seen the sea – you have never smelled the salt-tang or felt the coastal breeze on your face.
Young adults from the Ruse small group homes “Love” and “ Hope” have just returned to the city having spent a few days at the seaside in the village of Tyulenevo. Despite being in their late teens or early twenties, it was a new experience. They have significant special needs and have spent their childhoods in institutional care…
Under a municipal project, Pavlikeni has created a family-type accommodation centre (small-group home) and centre for social rehabilitation. Personnel and children representing these new facilities traveled to Ruse where an event had been organized to mark the successful completion of the Pavlikeni project.
Why Ruse? A speaker from Pavlikeni explains:
Three young adults from the small group homes “Love” and “Hope” managed by EQ have completed 8th –grade in the school for students with special needs and will start the new academic year as students in the school of fashion and design “Nedka Ivan Lazarova”.
A specialized programme will enable students with special needs to develop vocational skills.
In April 2015, EQ took over management of two small group homes for young adults with significant special needs.
Our care approach draws on many influences but the American approach to behavioural modification known as IMPACT is of central importance. IMPACT is innovative, multidisciplinary, tailored to each individual, active, continuous and capable of encouraging transformation.