Training for mentors: We are already a community!

Last week we conducted our long awaited training for volunteers- mentors of youngsters with fewer opportunities, which took place in the surroundings of Sofia. Its aim was for the team of volunteers of “Step for Bulgaria” Foundation to talk about again and in deeper details with professionals about the specifics of the youngsters raised without parents’ cares. In addition- all of us to feel ourselves as part of one team, one big community having a charity cause in common. Now we are ready to accept the needs of the youngsters more adequately, knowing that we are not alone in the fulfillment of this task.

The training is part of the project “Building up of a volunteer network supporting youngsters with fewer opportunities”, financed within The Program for support of NGOs in Bulgaria by Financial mechanism of the European Economic Area 2009- 2014.

*On the image you can see a family picture through the eyes of a child.

Let’s go to the theater!

Do you remember our project from the beginning of the summer in Yatoto- “Going to the theater with children (without parents)”?

Well, the theater season started already and we chose the performance “Vecherya za tapatsi” in the Satirical Theater, which is brisk, funny and fits our audience.

Last week we visited the theater again with the youngsters from SOS ACFs “Priyateli”, “Mechtateli” and some other kids. The comedy was marvelous, our group was quite big and we are already being asked when we are going to do this again. We would like to express our deep gratitude for the support to all involved!

Walls become alive

We are extremely happy when we see the amazing results from our efforts!

On 3rd and 4th of October our youngsters found a beautiful way to transform a grey and boring substation in Sofia. During the first day, together with the painter Johan Tsenkov, they prepared the scheme of their painting. On Sunday, with their sleeves rolled up above the elbows and ready to get down and grimy, our youngsters gave life of a tiger with shiny mane (which symbolizes an animal with super power), a colorful snake, and an amiable bear with big heart.

The painting is located in Sofia, Razvigor Str No 2 (close to 4th RPD).

The whole initiative was financed by Park Hotel Inn by Radisson, with the kind participation of youngsters from Accommodation Centers for Families “Priyateli” and “Mechtateli” and “Agapediya” Foundation.

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