We want to reconstrunct, build and open a new youth center in Sofia, where we will use proven methods from Sweden and Save the Children to start a creative place for youths at risk. We will use music, arts, hand made activities and group sessions to inspire the children, to unlock their minds and to include them into the society. All access will be FREE of charge for the young people coming to the center. We already have a place in the same center of the city with 330 m2 of size.
Bulgaria is the EU's poorest member with an average income of 800lev (400 Euro) per month. Corruption is far-reaching. And so is apathy. So are depression, alcohol, aggression, drugs and promiscuity. Educational standards are falling, there is wide-spread racism and social exclusion. The result is a dysfunctional society and many wasted lives.
4 halls for inspiration, work, creativity, inclusion and communication. For music, arts, dances, hand-made activities, bicycles workshop and environmental activities. Focusing on creativity and personal empowerment, our pedagogical approach can help raise a new generation with the ambition to set challenging goals in life. By helping children obtain new abilities and knowledge, complementary to what is taught at school, we can foster self-esteem and a belief in one's own abilities.
T.R.A.P. (Trotoara Room for Angry People) is the place where development will never stops. We are looking to establish a system allowing for a two-way exchange between youth and mentors thus enhancing the effect of the project over time. Ideally, our students - once they have accumulated confidence and knowledge - will come back as mentors, inspiring other young people and helping them realize their potential. One of our goal is to train mentors too so we have sustainable teachers resource