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