We hope this message finds you and your loved ones save. The last few months were a challenge for us all. But also gave us the opportunity to slow down the pace and rethink our priorities. The Global Pandemic one again reminded us about how connected we are and emphasized on how we should strive for good relationships and build strong communities, and be conscious about the repercussion of our actions. This situation made us realize once more the need for a place where children can learn and find their own path, become aware of their place in the world, and understand how every choice and action of theirs has an impact on others. For us, this place will be the Green Educational Centre ELA – a magic, cosy and hospitable study place for children and adults, which will invite them to connect to themselves, blend in with nature and the surrounding world.
Over the last months we had to postpone some of the repair and renovation activities in the Centre due to the global safety restrictions. While we were finishing our architecture and design plans, we focused on building a community around the Green Centre. We developed a stronger bond with the local community and a small, but dedicated group of volunteers who are willing to join us in building the Centre in the months to come.
We already changed the joinery and started the renovation of what will be the main hall in the Educational Centre. A small hearth was built in the yard and the trees we planted in the fall are flourishing.
Everyone willing to volunteer in the creation of the Green Centre will be warmly welcomed by our team, just get in touch with us on www.ela-bg.eu! In the meanwhile, we continue our fundraising efforts and are actively searching for donors who can support us by donating construction materials, solar panels and sports facilities.
You are all invited to our GlobalGiving profile and Facebook account for more information!