Our young people and volunteers will participate in the the first camp – adventurous journey taking place in Bulgaria under the “Award for all” project, which will be carried out from the 20th untill the 26th of August, 2016 at the National training centre of the Bulgarian red cross in the village of Lozen. The adventurous journey fostering the adventurous and discovering spirit of the participants represents one of the four main directions of the Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award – Bulgaria – one of the leading youth programmes for personal development and achievements. The skills and qualities that the adventurous journey aims to develop in the participants are coping in unfamiliar environment, teamwork, planning and setting of goals. We wish them inspiration and to conquer their own personal heights!
Recently, one late afternoon in July, our group of young people and volunteers gathered eagerly round the manege of circus “Ivanov” in Mladost residential quarter in Sofia. What unfolded before our eyes, in the unanimous opinion, was spectacular and surpassed most of our expectations. It is not every day that you see Batman, Superman, Spiderman and other “Marvel” characters dance ratchenitsa under the expert instructions of a native Balkan character such as Bay Ganyo. I doubt that Aleko Konstantinov himself has ever expected such thing…Apart from classical circus acts with dogs, cats, ponies, ostriches and snakes, we also saw many animals you don’t expect to see in our latitudes and that do not fit into our notion of circus artist – an African porcupine, a kangaroo and a bison. Moreover, I think that not many people can talk big about having caressed a python or a skunk. Of course, we didn’t miss the opportunity to take some pictures of us in front of the party-coloured circus wagon.