How We Work
Based on research and evidence of the needs of the children, parents and teachers.
The Children's Society Foundation has initiated a Child Advocacy Program in Bulgaria. It is based on research and evidence on the needs of children, parents and teachers. In the past years, more than 10% of the children have dropped out of school for various social reasons. According to the National Statistical Institute, the number of children over the past 10 years not attending school is over 300,000. Over 2000 babies were abandoned by their parents in 2019, the main causes being poverty and lack of education. The stress that causes poverty, malnutrition and lack of community support represents a real risk for many families, leaving them to abandon their children. As a result of the increased needs of children in Bulgaria and in response to the process of deindustrialization, the Children's Society Foundation has initiated an Advocacy Program, providing mentoring and advocacy services, to prevent family separation and strengthen community services.
The program is based on years of research into the attachment of a child to parents and the negative effects of insecure attachment. The target group of children in the program is:
Children at risk of abandonment Encountering problems with school performance Demonstrating behavioral abnormalities Bullying other children Emotionally unstable, including illicit substance users Retarded in development.
The advocacy program of the Children's Society Foundation provides a professional psychological assessment of each child involved and prepares a plan for the future. Families and school guidance are also supported in this process.
Information sessions for children and parents on the Advocacy program of the project "Mobile Center for Work with Children" will be held online
from March 20, 2020, until the official end of the state of emergency in the country.
In connection with the declared state of emergency in the Republic of Bulgaria, as well as with the instructions from 18.03.2020, we inform you that the information sessions for children and parents, implemented as per a license for social work with children "Mobile Center", will be held on a schedule in an online environment. The meetings are completely free and will be led by an expert every Tuesday from 4 pm to 6 pm and every Thursday from 4 pm to 6 pm.
All you need to do is pre-register at firstname.lastname@example.org. Instructions for online consultation will be given additionally by e-mail in accordance with GDPR.
By participating in the sessions, children, young people, and parents from all over the country will be able to learn more about how conflict affects their child, learn additional techniques for overcoming differences and provide the most appropriate support in the interests of the child. The information sessions were developed within the project "Mobile Center for Work with Children" licensed by the SACP and ASA / 2015-2018 / and are the result of joint efforts of experts from the Children's Society Foundation and partners.
We expect you, your relatives and acquaintances, in the information sessions in the name of the best interests of the children.
The Gift of Knowledge
With a small gesture of kindness, you can provide for a better future to many children.
Children’s Society Foundation is conducting the initiative “Every child has the right to education and development".
Children’s Society Foundation enables more children in Bulgaria to have access to knowledge and develop their potential. Education is the fundamental basis which allows children to develop their potential to enhance their success in life and to build active citizenship and an economically strong society.
The campaign “Give knowledge to develop the children of Bulgaria” aims to raise funds to support the programs of the Children’s Society Foundation-Bulgaria to address the reasons for dropping out and non-enrollment of Bulgarian children in school.
The programs include various components such as main focus in advocacy through work in the field of early childhood development, working with parents, working with the most vulnerable communities. The programs are aimed at developing early learning, inclusion of children in pre-school preparation and education, building a relationship with parents and positive parenting, support for retention in school for boys and girls.
Europe on the Internet
"Europe on the Internet” will be useful for all citizens interested in European institutions and integration processes.
The "Europe on the Internet" directory with authors Maria Gerganova and Georgi Filipov is the latest publication of the Children's Society Foundation. We have joined the efforts of specialists with many years of experience to provide the knowledge about the European programs and institutions in Bulgaria.
After the accession of Bulgaria to the European Union (EU) on January 1, 2007, significantly increased the need for information on European integration processes. Its provision and facilitation of access strongly influences the participation of Bulgarian citizens in European initiatives.
The main purpose of the Internet guide “Europe on the Internet” for the period 2014-2020 is to provide easily accessible information to citizens about many and varied activities of the European institutions, bodies and agencies, European programs and legislation. “Europe as the Internet” has reference and does not claim scientific contributions or uniqueness. The edition includes links leading to web portals related to European legislation, education and policies. All citizens can find answers to their questions on the official sites of the EU.
The publication is divided into eight main sections. The first section includes Internet sites of all institutions and bodies of the EU, including financial, advisory and interinstitutional. The second part is dedicated to EU policies on regional development, security, law and education.
The third section provides links to all active EU programs and investment funds for the period 2014-2020. The following two sections are based on general information related to the different requirements and obligations on the Member States and candidate countries for membership.
The last three sections of the directory include links to international bodies of the European Union – governmental and non-governmental organizations in Bulgaria and abroad, as well as additional sources of information – documents, data and analysis related to the EU.
We believe that “Europe on the Internet” will be useful for all citizens interested in European institutions and integration processes.