National Alliance for Volunteer Action

The mission of NAVA is to revive the tradition of volunteerism in Bulgaria and improve public perception of volunteerism, as well as to provide support and services for vulnerable groups through volunteer actions.
Nov 10, 2016

New season with new ideas started!

Nadya and Anelia
Nadya and Anelia

 

New group of girls started their education in our social enterprise. Ivanka, Nadya, Anelia and Katya are curious, frightened and determined at the same time.

The girls recognized they have changed a lot since they started the training. Nadya says “I am now more confident. So far I’ve never confronted home with my family but now I feel the strength to raise my voice and stand behind my opinion!”

For less than 2 months they started producing small orders for baby’s sleeping bags. And an idea for creating fancy textile bags is coming.

We just started our preparation for the new idea – designing models, exploring our capacity and looking for the right materials. Stay tuned for upcoming exciting  news!

Aug 11, 2016

Our tailoring workshop ready for expanding

From September 2016 our social enterprise will launch new program dividing the working day on 2 shifts. The first will be the training for new girls who want to acquire professional skills in tailoring. The second will be our trained students who will produce products. 

This step will allow the social enterprise to increase the number of women from vulneravle groups and to become a training center for the tailoring and textile companies in the region.

A visit from the local Labour agency established the close collaboration in Plovdiv town in order to solve social issues. The authorities were impressed by the individual approach towards every young girl and the effort for integration of these social exluded group.

May 12, 2016

5 new girls making their first steps in sewing.

New girls
New girls

5 new girls making their first steps!

The last 3 months are exciting for the 5 new girls in our enterprise. They started their professional training – frightened, but curious. They want to learn something new and to have the chance to raise their children by giving them good example – that when you want to achieve something you have to work for it every single day.

Stanka, Penka, Lili, Ivanka and Nadya can now sew some little napkins, now hot the sewing machine is constructed and wear proudly their self-made working uniforms. They have already started their professional training few months ago and we are very happy to see their improvement in sewing.

We are glad to see them motivated to continue their education and to overcome the obstacles on their way to becoming professionals.We wish them luck and promise them that will support them in making their way to successful and independent life.

 
   

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