Teach life skills to children without parents

by Step for Bulgaria Foundation
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Summary

Throughout the year, our volunteers teach 40+ Bulgarian children without parental care to communicate, protect their personal health and rights, work in team, and present through interactive games.
$60,000
total goal
$7,079
remaining
599
donors
3
monthly donors
6
years active

Challenge

Thousands of children in Bulgaria live in institutions without parental care. In these institutions, they don't learn basic skills such as cooking, how to clean their clothes, how to buy groceries, communication skills, etc. When they are forced to leave the orphanage at age 18, they don't have any skills or capabilities to lead a normal life, and the majority goes in to a life of prostitution, crime and drugs (and many also enter this life before leaving the institution).

Solution

Our training equips the children with the necessary skills to become fully capable of leading a secure, independent life as they enter adulthood. We target youth living in Bulgarian cities with high risk of criminal influence on the youth.

Long-Term Impact

The project will provide 40 insitutionalized children with the skills necessary to integrate successfully in society at age 18, so they can find an appropriate job and develop personally and professionally on equal terms with other Bulgarian youth

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
Video of our mentoring program
Updated website

Organization Information

Step for Bulgaria Foundation

Location: Sofia - Bulgaria
Website: http:/​/​www.stepforbulgaria.org
Project Leader:
Evgenia Peeva
Sofia, Sofia Bulgaria
$52,921 raised of $60,000 goal
 
930 donations
$7,079 to go
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