Bridge generations, building resilient communities

by Ideas Factory Association
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Bridge generations, building resilient communities
Bridge generations, building resilient communities
Bridge generations, building resilient communities
Bridge generations, building resilient communities
Bridge generations, building resilient communities
Bridge generations, building resilient communities
Bridge generations, building resilient communities
Bridge generations, building resilient communities
Bridge generations, building resilient communities
Bridge generations, building resilient communities
Bridge generations, building resilient communities

Summary

Baba Residence: 9 years of bridging generations, building resilient communities, fostering meaningful connections between urban youth and the elderly in villages across Bulgaria! Our approach is rooted in design thinking, ethnological practices, and sincere, heartful communication. With your support, we can continue expanding our reach, touching the lives of more elderly individuals and revitalizing communities. Join us in creating a ripple effect of positive change - one village at a time!

$10,000
total goal
$6,427
remaining
59
donors
0
monthly donors
5
months

Challenge

Lonely elderly people in Bulgarian villages experience economic difficulties, lack access to medical care, and miss the cultural vibrancy of city life. On the other hand, many public buildings and spaces in villages have been abandoned and left collapsing, waiting to be revitalized into community hubs.

Solution

Baba Residence bridges the gap by allowing young professionals and artists to: Live for a month with elderly households creating bonds, exchanging stories, learning traditional crafts and supporting daily life challenges. Volunteer Actions: Renovating shared spaces, organizing cultural events, and fostering intergenerational connections. Social Entrepreneurship: Collaborating with the community to generate ideas that bring in resources, attention, and revitalization.

Long-Term Impact

It creates a lasting network of solidarity and an intergenerational community. It's not just about preserving traditions; it's about building resilient communities that cherish the gifts, knowledge, and presence of each member. Join us in cultivating a sustainable way of enhancing our basic rights and improving the quality of life for all. Baba Residence has now been in 19 villages with 1-month residency and in more than 36 villages with volunteer actions and charity campaigns.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).

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Organization Information

Ideas Factory Association

Location: Sofia - Bulgaria
Website:
Facebook: Facebook Page
Project Leader:
Yoana Stoyanova
Sofia , Bulgaria

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