Towards the end of 2012, Step for Bulgaria is closing the year with new thoughts and approaches to helping youth from foster care homes.
Most of the participants in the program are growing older and becoming more focused in their career and life aspirations. Thus, we have been trying to help them the specific skills each one of them needs to be successful in the chosen are of development.
For example, one participant from Plovdiv wants to earn an Engineering Degree and we secured him individual lessons in specific subject areas that will prepare him for the entrance exams of his chosen university. Another couple of participants from Sofia will focus on preparing for the Bulgarian Language and Literature. Several participants have started their driving license courses – a skill required for many careers here in Bulgaria.
Furthermore, we are realizing the power of mentorship and have been working on creating stronger relationships between participants and volunteers.
Our Gabrovo participants are preparing a Christmas celebration to celebrate the year and all that we have done together.
We are also starting to prepare for a Leadership Skills retreat that will happen in Spring 2013. The goal of the retreat will be for the participants to develop leadership skills in the context of outdoor activities. We will update you with further plans.
Thank you again for supporting us! We welcome any suggestions and feedback.
We will continue to keep you updated on our progress and exciting new developments.
The Step for Bulgaria Team