Happy New year! Let it be heartful and community-inspired!
You haven't heard from us for a while.
Our organisation has been through some tough changes and challenges - most of them financially related. Most probably, our core team will have to become even smaller, but we'll keep supporting each other in more flexible ways.
It won't be an easy-going year, but we'll make BABA RESIDENCE 2019 happen no matter what!
This autumn we'll make Baba Residence it in the region of Vidin - one of the most problematic and depopulating regions of Bulgaria. We can't reveal the names of the villages yet, but, please, stay in touch.
We're aiming to connect young urban people with elderly in villages that are in even deeper need of communication and economic support.
We'll need you help this year too to make the initiative alive.
Stay tuned for more information and the renewed version of our crowdfunding page.
And enjoy a little bit of the simple pancake joy that granny Steffka and Radka share with us in the video. They're showing the residents in Voynyagovo village how to make "bidi" during Baba Residence 2018 in Karlovo region of Bulgaria.
our initiative is getting into its forth year of existence, connecting urban youth and elderly - this time from Karlovo municipality of Bulgaria. The villages are Voinyagovo, Karavelovo and Kliment and 12 residents will live in local households for a month.
The region is rich in diverse crafts and its a priority for the local authority and villagers to support their flourishment. That's why they were open to welcome our residents.
Without your support for the previous edition of Baba Residence, we wouldn\t be able to reach those villages this year, because people already have more trust in what we do, based on the experience from the previous year.
We will keep you informed about the 2018 edition of Baba Residence and how the meeting between youth and elderly creates new value of human relations and story sharing.
Now, as promised, the residents work on their very specific cultural and social entrepreneurial ideas to answer needs of the local community they observed and lived with. They include a social enterprise, promoting the local craft of knitting"tsedilki" (a traditional baby sling women use in the village) and a photo exhibition on the topic of religious tolerance.
Thank you for trusting our efforts and stay tuned!
Soon we'll renew the description of our project to fit the needs of Baba Residence 2018!
Let us know if you have any questions, recommendations or ideas!