Summer School for Children without Parents

by Step for Bulgaria Foundation Vetted since 2010 Top Ranked Effective Nonprofit Project of the Month Site Visit Verified

Summary

The Summer School aims to help the social integration of young people in the world outside of school and the foster care, to develop their abilities to adapt and to face new situations, as well as to improve their academic results. The duration of the summer school is 3 weeks and there will be classes in the main subjects, taught at school, as well as experiential learning activities in the afternoon.

$3,751.40
total raised
85
donors
0
monthly donors
8
years

Challenge

Due to shortage of staff as well as staff incompetence in the institutions, Bulgarian children without parental care get limited opportunity to discuss their life aspirations, career directions and the steps to attain them. Thus they are little prepared to face the challenges of life outside of the institution at age 18. We will help them prepare for this crucial moment, so they can take the right steps to pursue successfully the career of their dreams and avoid falling prey to criminals.

Solution

The duration of the summer school is 3 weeks and there will be classes in the main subjects, taught at school, as well as experiential learning activities in the afternoon. There are field trips and fun activities, planned during the weekends. The adventures and challenges will help the group to become a team and to function effectively. The program includes many discussions on topics such as teamwork, common problems, tolerance, positive communication,leadership and empathy.

Long-Term Impact

Stimulate, inspire and train with relevant skills the youth without parental care, so that they can confidently go to university or get a job when they leave the orphanage. Expected benefits for the participants: Training and support for young people to enter life through the development of personal potential and tolerance for diversity; Developing their creativity, their ability to build trust and concern for people and nature; etc.

Additional Documentation

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

Resources

http:/​/​www.stepforbulgaria.org
Step for Bulgaria home page
Facebook fan page

Organization Information

Step for Bulgaria Foundation

Location: Sofia - Bulgaria
Website: http:/​/​www.stepforbulgaria.org
Project Leader:
Step Bulgaria
Sofia, Sofia Bulgaria

Funded Project!

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

Still want to help?

Support another project run by Step for Bulgaria Foundation that needs your help, such as:

Find a Project

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.