Christmas party

Dear friends,

2014 is now coming to an end. For us it was filled with a lot of emotions – successes, challenges and new hope!

We devoted the last group meeting of the year to the upcoming holidays and organized a Christmas party for youngsters and volunteers from our Mentoring Program. There were lots of dancing, games and prizes, and the most wonderful is that new friendships were created!

Our team thanks to all our volunteers, partners and donors who supported our cause this year.

Christmas_party-14.12.2014
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Seminar Invitation

Dear friends and colleagues,

Our team invites you to the official opening of our project.
We will be glad if you share this event with us!
You can register your participation here:

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Trainings for volunteers

This weekend the trainings for volunteers of  “Step for Bulgaria” Foundation start within the project “Establishing Volunteers Network in support of Underprivileged Youth”, funded by the NGO Progremme in Bulgaria under the European Economic Area Financial Mechanism 2009-2014 (www.ngogrants.bg).

The trainings are the first activity planned in the project aiming at building the volunteers’ capacity. Two types of trainings will be realized: initial and on-going. Six two-day trainings with 20 participants and one two-day out-of-office training with 45 participants will be held over the next 12 months. Topics for each specific training will be selected by the team of the foundation (for the initial module) and the requests of the volunteers, based on an analysis of their work with the youths and identified problem areas (for the on-going trainings).

Since September 2013 till present the Foundation managed to develop a network of 54 volunteer with different intensity of activity and forms of engagement in the activities of the Foundation, and requests from new candidates have been constantly received. All new candidate-volunteers will pass an initial training. Such training will be organized for the volunteers that joined the Foundation over the past two months (about 20 volunteers). On-going trainings are planned for the active volunteers who provide individual support to young people, who have grown up without parental care, within our Mentoring Program. The out-of-office training will also be a sort of a teambuilding, which will contribute to enhancing the feeling of belonging of the volunteers to the Foundation, our mission and values and strengthen the sustainability of their motivation for long-term commitment to our projects and programs.

This document is created with the  financial support of the NGO Programme in Bulgaria under the European Economic Area Financial Mechanism. The entire responsibility for the content of the document rests with “Step for Bulgaria” Foundation and under no circumstances can be assumed that this document reflects the official opinion of the European Economic Area Financial Mechanism and the Operatorof the NGO Programme in Bulgaria.

“Establishing Volunteers Network in support of Underprivileged Youth” Project

“Step for Bulgaria” Foundation launched the project “Establishing Volunteers Network in support of Underprivileged Youth”, funded by the NGO Progremme in Bulgaria under the European Economic Area Financial Mechanism 2009-2014, (www. ngogrants.bg). The project is implemented in the thematic area “Capacity Building for NGOs” priority “Developed networks and coalitions of NGOs working in partnership” with the specific objective “Development and implementation of formats for engaging citizens in the work of NGOs “. The total budjet of the project is 15  915.20 €, 14 115.20 € of which are financial aid.
The project aims at building a network of active volunteers in support of disadvantaged youth. Since its establishment “Step for Bulgaria” is actively working with volunteers to support young people who have grown up without parental care. The successful implementation of the project in 12 months will minimize turnover among volunteers and improve the quality of support rovided to young people. As a result we will have a network of volunteers and increased capacity to provide support to young people. In a broader sense, the project is aimed at promoting citizen participation in solving various social problems and promoting volunteering in general.

This document is created with the  financial support of the NGO Programme in Bulgaria under the European Economic Area Financial Mechanism. The entire responsibility for the content of the document rests with “Step for Bulgaria” Foundation and under no circumstances can be assumed that this document reflects the official opinion of the European Economic Area Financial Mechanism and the Operatorof the NGO Programme in Bulgaria.

Youth-volunteers meeting

Dear friends,

we want to share with you the wonderful emotions that we experienced with our youths and volunteers at our first group meeting of the season. The event involved 30 participants in total. We talked about communication and how to be more effective in communicating with others. The young people, with the support of volunteers had the opportunity to test their skills in specially selected game with strong communication rules.

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Our team is very grateful to our friends from betahaus, for providing the necessary space for this event for free.

betahaus

 

Our project “Movie Perspective” continues

Hello friends!

After a short break in August, our project “Movie Perspective” continues.

This Saturday in Gabrovo was the premiere of the film “The Experiment” that the young people, participating in the project, created. The work of the youngsters was inspired by the young director Ivan Moskov, volunteer in “Step for Bulgaria” Foundation, who in a number of cinema-meetings catched the cinema fire at young people and helped them to create their first scenario. Warm thanks to the mayor of Gabrovo – Tanya Hristova for providing a place for the screening.

The project “Movie Perspective” is entirely based on the film art as a mean to influence positively the development of children and young people who have grown up without parental care.

New volunteers

„Step for Bulgaria“ Foundation welcomes new volunteers in our network who have successfully passed initial training. This month we have 10 more followers who will take the responsibility to be mentors to underprivileged youths.

Thank you for being with and supporting us!

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Mentoring Program

Dear Friends,
now is the moment to support our project “Mentoring Program for Underprivileged Youth” on GlobalGiving. An anonymous donor will match all new monthly recurring donations if you have an initial donation as well as at least three automatic recurring donations. Even the smallest amounts count!
Donating now, you’ll actually double the resources invested in the support of underprivileged youth in our Mentoring program. Do not hesitate to follow the link:

 https://www.globalgiving.org/projects/mentoring-program-for-underprivileged-youth/

 

Gratitude

“Step for Bulgaria” Foundation appreciates and is thankful to our friends from “Musala Soft” software company, for giving the opportunity of six of our young people, participating in the Mentoring Program, to develop their computer skills. Each of them will receive a PC, as a donation, to be used in their training. Supported by their mentors, young people prepared cover letters in which they justified their desire to learn, improve their skills and discover new worlds and friends.

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Movie Perspective

Hello friends,

Our latest project “Movie Perspective” started this Saturday in Gallery “Orlovska”, Gabrovo. More than 20 children from different forms of care in Gabrovo took part in the first of series of screenings of inspiring movies.

This project is an idea of ​​our volunteer Ivan Moskov, a film director. His desire is to show young people their potential throughout the energy of the movie in a series of screenings, which will be followed by writing their own scenario and shooting it by the young people themselves.
We started with the beautiful and conceptual film “The Fall”, which was established on the script of Valery Petrov for the Bulgarian film “Yo Ho Ho”. Young people accepted the movie with interest, and learned something very practical: the dervishes dancers in the film are not ballerinas.

Youth-volunteers meeting

Dear friends,
We are happy to announce that on March 15th  our first group meeting for young people and volunteers, participating in the Mentoring Program of “Step for Bulgaria” Foundation, was held. Since the beginning of 2014 till now 16 boys and girls in care have been supported by their Mentors-volunteers. This meeting gave the opportunity youths and volunteers to гет то know each other and to share their dreams for the future, which can be the basis for the future individual work of mentors with the young boys and girls.
We want to thank to the wonderful young people and our dedicated volunteers for the active participation and sincerity in sharing!

Anyone who wants to support us to realize more young people’s dreams can do it here:

http://www.globalgiving.co.uk/projects/mentoring-program-for-underprivileged-youth/

Mentors_15.03.2014

 

Our team is very grateful to our friends from SOHO, for providing the necessary space for this meeting for free.

Soho



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