This project is competing for bonus prizes *
 Health  Bulgaria Project #35464

Help Bulgarians have a healthy work-life balance

by Career with a Cause Association

Summary

The forum Career with a Cause is the only one of its kind in Bulgaria. This is a free one-day event, organized yearly since 2013, which provides a variety of opportunities for networking, volunteering and employment in the non-profit sector. Every year the event gives opportunity to more than 35 NGOs to present their work and find new supporters, like-minded individuals and potential employees. The 5th edition of the event reached over 2500 people live and via live-streaming panel discussions.

$5,000
total goal
$3,906
remaining
9
days

Challenge

The situation in Bulgaria is quite alarming in terms of work-life imbalance and the lack of recognition of the importance of healthy lifestyle. Bulgaria has the highest absenteeism percentage in Europe and the highest standardized death rates from diseases of the circulatory system, which are related mostly to unhealthy lifestyle. The country is in the forefront of people experiencing depressive symptoms as apathy, and disturbingly low share of Bulgarians who are engaged in physical activities.

Solution

In this rapidly growing negative spiral, what we really need is an active civic society, engaged with fulfilling career paths. We show that professional fulfillment doesn't have to come at the expense of one's health and that a balance between work and taking care of oneself is the basic component of a healthy lifestyle. Healthy lifestyle means effective and more motivated to add value professionals, and this contributes to nurturing a responsible business environment and a strong civic society.

Long-Term Impact

Our community grows every year. Over the years, we've successfully supported different causes, such as the participation of the Bulgarian Paralympic Team at the Special Olympics (L.A., 2015); education for refugee children (2016),etc. We've helped dozens of NGOs to find new employees and volunteers. We plan on doing the same on a national level, as we see this is a way to change the mindset from the belief that "the state does nothing" to becoming aware that we are the state and we can do a lot.

Additional Documentation

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

Resources

http:/​/​karieraskauza.eu/​
Site
Facebook page

Organization Information

Career with a Cause Association

Location: Sofia - Bulgaria
Website: http:/​/​karieraskauza.eu/​
Facebook: Facebook Page
Twitter: @karieraskauza
Project Leader:
Teodora Angelova
Sofia, Bulgaria
Donations: $1,094 raised ($5,000 needed)
 
Donors: 25 (40 needed)
 
Time left to give
Donate Now Add Project to Favorites

Help raise money for this important cause by creating a personalized fundraising page for this project.

Start a Fundraiser
* This project is competing for bonus prizes
through the September 2018 Accelerator. Terms and conditions apply.

Learn more about GlobalGiving

Teenage Science Students
Vetting +
Due Diligence

Snorkeler
Our
Impact

Woman Holding a Gift Card
Give
Gift Cards

Young Girl with a Bicycle
GlobalGiving
Guarantee

Sign up for the GlobalGiving Newsletter

WARNING: Javascript is currently disabled or is not available in your browser. GlobalGiving makes extensive use of Javascript and will not function properly with Javascript disabled. Please enable Javascript and refresh this page.