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A foster mom: I became wiser after raising 5 children

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Galina Angelova is a teacher by education, happily married, mother of two teenage daughters and works at a big trading company. Her life is obviously successful. This is why everyone was amazed when she left her well-paid job to stay at home and take care of a baby. Furthermore, a child that is not hers but “foreign” – she become a foster…

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For Our Children Foundation with a research on the support services for children with developmental issues in Plovdiv

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“For our children Foundation” and the Institute for – Bulgarian Academy of Science, as part of the project “Let it shine”, with the financial support of the “Trust for social achievement” Foundation, organized a poll amongst parents regarding the support to children with difficulties in growth and disabilities, aged up to 3, in…

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“This Christmas you make the miracles” raised 50 000 lv. in support of happy childhood in families

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Yesterday on a thanksgiving meeting with the participants in the “This Christmas you make the miracles” 2018, “For Our Children” Foundation announced the results from the charity campaign.   The initiative’s sixth edition inspired employees of 53 small and large socially responsible companies, schools, preschools, educational centers, a media group, dance schools, a health lifestyle club, a circle of friends and even a retirement club to give a chance for happy childhood to hundreds of children. Together we imperceptibly managed to raise the record-breaking amount of 50 000 leva which the Foundation will utilize to support children and families at risk, will address the specific requirements of  children with developmental issues and will help them realize their full potential.   “We couldn’t manage what we do without your support. 60% of the financial provision come from donations. You give us the stability and certainty that help us follow our mission for 26 years already. Thanks to you we supported 1300 children and families last year”, pointed out in front of the guests Galq Gecova, director of the department “Corporate and individual partnerships and Communications” at “For Our Children” Foundation.   During the last few weeks the teams in the office organized with great excitement and a strong Christmas spirit a variety of initiatives supporting the foundation’s causes – some of them danced, others spent the day wearing pajamas, or competing in a race with chairs on wheels and in arm wrestling with ski gloves. The most favorite amongst the initiatives were the Christmas lunch and Christmas bazaar.   “Dear friends, I would like to tell you that the kids we supported might never meet us, might never tell us how we changed their lives, but thanks to us they will always believe in the good in people. Thank you for reaching out and helping us so that we can make sure more kids grow up in a secure family environment”, shared her thoughts Snezhanka Marinkova, one of the people, “guilty” of accomplishing the campaign this year – senior expert “Organizing campaigns and communications” at the Foundation. Touched by her words all the participants shared the initiative has brought them together as a team and as people united in a significant and excited cause. Some of the teams expressed their opinion regarding the event describing it as the brightest and the most fun one for the past year and they can’t wait to take part in other campaigns, organized by the Foundation. They really got to know the people whom they work with and discovered newfound creative abilities in themselves. An occasion for jokes and unforgettable common memories the campaign is still a topic of conversation in the teams.   For yet another year the “This Christmas you make the miracles” campaign united colleagues and friends, woke up their Christmas mode, bound them with a cause and proved that doing good is not only easy but can also be a lot of fun. And most importantly, it made it possible for dozens of children to feel the magic of spending their holidays in a family…

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For our children” Foundation donated equipment to “St. Petka” Complex for social-health services in Plovdiv

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31 children and adolescents with severe and multiple disabilities, patients of the social-health comlex “St.Petka” in Plovdiv now enjoy the new and innovative equipment – hydromassage bathtub, bath column and massage bed. It was bought by “For Our Children” Foundation with the financial support from the “I play and dream” project and it’s entirely free for the patients of the…

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For Our Children foundation organized a “How to cope with stress” training for fifth graders from Rogosh village

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Our team from the Community Support Center “For Children and Parents” organized a training for coping with stress for fifth graders from primary school “Vasil Levski” in Rogosh. The aim was the kids to learn to recognize everyday stress and along with us to find a way to build skills to overcome it   The training was organized in the form of a game activity and all students participated in a series of challenges. The most important task for them was to form into groups and create collages, picturing anxiety and concern, and present them in front of their peers.   The students got acquainted with the types of stress and symptoms but the topic was mostly dedicated to the everyday stress and all those little things that keep us awake and accompany us during our daily lives. The head teachers took part in the session contributing to an active participation during the tasks. Kids pointed out a lot of different reasons for increasing the stress levels. They managed to define some of their suggestions as more serious and some as easier to cope with and not so stressful. The kids came to the conclusion that different thing that happen to us may have a different impact on each one of us. Amongst the described stress sources are things like exams at school, unresolved tasks, loneliness, accident, loss of a close relative, penalties and even house work.   Our team encouraged the kids to think about what could help them at times when they are tense and anxious. For most of the children riding a bike, listening to music, a friendly hug, walks in the park, books, movies and games, and also conversations with friends, are ways in which they deal with stress.   In the feedback participants shared the event was really interesting and will eagerly await our next activity, which we will dedicate to conversations about friendship.     We thank the management and staff of the school “Vasil Levski” for the trust and the active participation. We will be working with other students from grade 2 to 7 and with our combined effort we would like to encourage kid’s activity and participation in the work process and in sharing topics important for our daily…

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“GDPR Training Organized For Us By Our Friends From “Penkov-Markov & Partners”

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Today, the Foundation’s team were pleased to expand their knowledge of the General Data Protection Regulation, proper data storage and destruction, thanks to the specially organized training provided by the Penkov-Markov and Partners Law Firm. This knowledge is important to us because it will guarantee the data security of both our donors and the children and families we…

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For Our Children Foundation is one of the organizations participating in the initiative “Ambassador for a day”

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The initiative “Ambassador for a day” organized for the second year in a row to celebrate March 8th, the international woman’s day, has been presented on a press conference today by the British Ambassador H.E. Emma Hopkins, the Vice President of the Republic of Bulgaria Iliana Yotova and the CEO of the For Our Children…

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Children from Fusion Academy in support of their peers

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For many years one of the leading academies in the sphere of education and art, Fusion Academy and “For Our Children” foundation work together in the name of the right of every child to grow safe, loved, and happy. The team of Fusion Academy believes that there is no such thing as a talentless child but in order to spark that talent, we need to provide the child with opportunities to express themselves and to develop – an understanding, which we also share. They share that art is not fixed value. Art is an impact, a change for the better, love, family. To be an artist you have to be a human most of all. To carry kindness in you, to look for the beauty in the world, to recreate it, to give and gift it to the people. To be an artist, you have to be able to work in a group, to be tolerant, to feel your partner, to be synchronized with the ensemble. They create together and change people, who know their…

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