Sport  Bulgaria Project #20732

Health & social care for 300 disadvantaged youths

by National movement Union for development of sport and sports culture Footura Vetted since 2015 Effective Nonprofit


Providing opportunities for social inclusion of 300 disadvantaged youths through sport - seminar, informational and competitive events with care for their health, social and personal progress. We help them to form community, team-work and motivational culture; it is even chance to grow on personal and professional level. By sports linking of theoretical, practical and role-model experience, participants are able to build the much needed sports and healthy culture lacking in their daily live.

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Many youths in Sofia are in real danger of health problems, social exclusion, addictions, criminal acts... They don't have society and family support, information and opportunity to build their own culture in a healthy environment. Family, school, internet - where they spend the majority of their time, are very often incapable of building adequate health and social behavioral models. Therefore different approaches to influence these individuals and to motivate them are desperately needed.


Sport is not only a healthy necessity but also a social alternative to preventing many risks - social exclusion, health problems, aggression, lack of tolerance; sport is a social and well-being opportunity. Through our sport-social activities and care we contribute to solving these individual and public problems. To train, play, teach and socialize through 5 various sports - this is our gift for the youths; adults and youths play together in charity events in support of personal causes.

Long-Term Impact

Particpants have completely new social life alternative and chances to express themselves and develop their health, personal and sport potentials. Considering that sport is the best tool to fight a wide variety of important social problems, the project certainly has the potential to improve participants' health status, social inclusion options, physical culture, mental stability, self-esteem, capabilities for teamwork, anti-discrimination practices, social behaviour, etc.

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Project Leader:
Emiliyan Metodiev
Sofia, Sofia Bulgaria

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Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.

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