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Jan 22, 2014

Our 15 men already create beautiful products from corn husks

Behind the scenes
Behind the scenes

More than 3 months our 15 men with intellectual disabilities make variety of products from corn husks. All this would not be possible without the support of you – our donors all over the world. The therapy workshops help these 15 men to increase their craft skills and to communicate more intensively through workshop activities and common chats with volunteers.  

We created products of Christmas theme in order to sell them on different charity bazaars. Some of them, especially the picture-like panels were welcomed and well received by people. Currently we prepare products for another big holiday in Bulgaria – Easter. We will make little baskets and egg holders, as well as greeting cards and wreaths. Of course, work doesn’t go fast because we want to involve men in every step of the craft-making process – that’s the idea!

We were invited to participate in Institution’s Christmas party. Our volunteers were dressed as Santa, Snow White and dwarfs. They prepared appropriate games and gave presents to all participants. The party was full of joy, hugs and smiles and many pictures with Santa and his helpers.

We would like to thank again to our supporters and donors for their help. Stay tuned for more news about our 15 adorable skilled men! 

Our products
Our products
Our products
Our products
our products - toys for Christmas tree
our products - toys for Christmas tree
Santa always makes people happy
Santa always makes people happy
And so do Snow White
And so do Snow White

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Oct 24, 2013

Our first workshop already brought the Christmas spirit in Bulgaria

8 volunteers from National Alliance for Volunteer Action took part in the first therapy workshop last Saturday in St. Vrach -Home for Adults with Intellectual Disabilities in Plovdiv, Bulgaria. Our 15 men were very happy to see young people who wanted to play and create in the same time beautiful crafts from corn husks. There were moments when you couldn’t say who was more excited to make corn crafts – men or youngsters.

The workshop continued more than two hours and everybody made bracelets and flowers. Who said it was easy? But it was certainly fun! These 15 men were greeting everyone and wanted to hug and touch the volunteers. The atmosphere was so friendly and many crafts were made for that short time.

The teacher Margarita suggested making items related to Christmas theme – like stars, flowers, Christmas tree toys, wreaths and gift cards. So, the Christmas spirit is already in Bulgaria!

Most of our young volunteers are experienced in work with intellectual disabilities individuals in the past but with children. They realized that these 15 men are also like kids, just possessing older bodies. 

Margarita Momchilova is well-known as one of the experts in making dolls from corn husks and they are part of UNESCO non-material cultural heritage. So, we’ve got one real professional working with us.

The workshops happen every Saturday and end with small treat as encouragement for our common well-done job. 

We would like to thank again to our supporters and donors for their help. Stay tuned for more news about our 15 adorable skilled men!

Very soon – video from our workshop!

Jul 31, 2013

We are starting to create art in less than a month!




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