26.07.2018Trust for Social Achievement Foundation is launching a call for scholarship applications in support of Roma students enrolled in medical studies for the 2018-2019 academic year

The Trust for Social Achievement Foundation is launching a call for scholarship applications in support of Roma students enrolled in medical studies for the 2018-2019 academic year. The call is organized within the framework of the Active Citizens Fund Bulgaria under the European Economic Area Financial Mechanism 2014-2021. Funding is provided by the donor states Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway. The objective of the Active Citizens Fund Bulgaria is: “Civil society and active citizenship strengthened and vulnerable groups empowered”. The scholarship program aims...

24.07.2018Blagoevgrad and Gabrovo - The Two Faces of Desegregation or Whether Sisyphus Could Turn the Stone from a Burden into a Leverage

We do not enrol children from Roma ethnicity! This post on the facebook page of the Ninth Primary School "Peyo Yavorov" - Blagoevgrad is not written by mistake, nor is an accidental idea of the principal V. Velichkova. It is a diagnosis of one of the most serious problems the Bulgarian school and our society as a whole face: (educational) segregation! It is also a diagnosis of lack of an appropriate solutions or rather the courage to deal with this problem throughout the system. Does the so-called "secondary segregation" exist in Blagoevgrad only? Do we see the range of the...

20.07.2018School at the sea 2018 adventure or the emotions of the first summer camp,held within theTogether we find solutions Project

  During the sunny June 2018, "Amalipe" Center managed to make come true the dreams of nearly 100 children, part of the students included in the Together we find solutions Project. Some of the students have never been to the sea side before. Within five unforgettable days, the participants gained enthusiasm and emotions, saw a botanical garden for the first time, the Queen Maria's palace, dolphins and of course the sea and the fine sand of the beaches of Kranevo. In the early dawn of June 20, a group of 100 students, together with their teachers from 12 schools involved...

02.07.2018STOP EDUCATIONAL SEGREGATION: Declaration on refusal of Roma students admission in the 9th Primary School in Blagoevgrad

On 29th of June, a post on the facebook page of the Nineth Peyo Yavorov Primary School in Blagoevgrad was published, containing the sentence "We do not admit children of Roma ethnicity". Without declaring it outloud, dozens of school principals across the country follow the same "policy." As a result, the so called "elite" schools, where are taught only children of Bulgarian ethnic group, were formed in the big cities and small towns, turning more than a hundred schools in the same settlements into secondary-segregated. Although the schools are located in Bulgarian neighborhoods...

27.06.2018Annual Meeting of the National Network for Children

From June 14th to June 16th, in the town of Tryavna was held the Annual Meeting for  2018 of the National Network for Children, which brought together more than 70 organizations working for the well-being and prosperity of children. The first panel of the program was on the subject "Values that unite us" and reviewed and assessed the common values and shared understanding of the 150 organizations that are part of the Children's Network. Within the program, thematic working groups of the representatives organizations in the fields of Education, Health and Early Childhood...
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