Dobrina and Svetoslava walking in the park
We would like to share with you some news related to our mentoring program! Recently, we managed to form three new mentoring pairs (between mentors and youths). The first youth, that we connected with a mentor is the 23-year-old Andrey. Until recently, he was unemployed and was looking for a job. Actually, it was harder than usual for him to find a job, because he had lost some of the documents that he needed in order to get started. With the help of his new mentor Plamena, he managed to issue the necessary documents and started working in a warehouse. Andrey has interest in the field of journalism and, apart from Plamena, we also linked him with another volunteer who works as a television broadcaster. Now he would receive some professional guidance and advice.
Svetoslava is another youth with whom we have been working for several months. She is 17 years old and is deprived of parental care. She is in a strained relationship with her grandmother with whom she lived until recently. At the moment, Svetoslava lives alone, pays a rent and works in a supermarket. Recently, the Foundation’s team and our mentor, Dobrina, we have joined forces to persuade Svetoslava to continue going to school and return to live with her grandmother. Unfortunately, she did not agree to continue her education for the moment, but preferred to stay on her own. We continue to work on Svetoslava's case and hope that she will return to school next year, as she assured us in the course of our last conversation.
Yordan is the third youth that we would like to tell you about. He is a 16 years old school student who loves to draw and is very talented! Yordan is the eldest of three children in his family and is in a difficult family environment because of his father’s illness, who is suffering from multiple sclerosis. We met Yordan with a mentor named Alexander who works as an architect. Alexander linked him to a friend of his who will give him free lessons in some sort of drawing software. We are so happy for Yordan and that he receives this wonderful opportunity to further develop his talent!
We will continue supporting underprivileged youths in their daily needs. We will also continue our search for new youths in need of our assistance, as well as with the forming of new mentoring pairs. Thank you so much for your support! We will continue to inform you of our progress!
The Step for Bulgaria Foundation