Teach life skills to children without parents

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


Our volunteers provide assistance to more than forty Bulgarian children without parental care. They teach them how to protect their personal rights, take care of their health and finances, help them express themselves and communicate freely through interactive games and train them in teamwork.

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Thousands of children in Bulgaria, deprived of parental care, live in institutions. Lacking in capacity, these institutions often fail to assure their proper development. They may not have acquired some basic skills and that may present a difficulty for them leading a normal life. When forced to drop out of institutional care at the age of 18, these youths experience difficulties in adjusting. Incapable of doing so, the majority of them develops a risky behavior (prostitution, crime, drugs etc.)


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 children and young people from Bulgaria, living under institutional care, from socially disadvantaged families, remote settlements, providing fewer opportunities for work and education, or subjected to some sort of risky environment.

Long-Term Impact

The project will provide more than forty children, living under institutional care, with the skills necessary to integrate successfully into the society, giving them opportunities for personal and career development, so that they can prosper on equal footing with other Bulgarian youths.

Additional Documentation

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


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Organization Information

Step for Bulgaria Foundation

Location: Sofia - Bulgaria
Website: http:/​/​www.stepforbulgaria.org
Project Leader:
Step Bulgaria
Sofia, Sofia Bulgaria
$62,043 raised of $65,000 goal
1,125 donations
$2,957 to go
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