OUR PROJECTS

Holding out Hope aims to send volunteers into these homes in order to help improve the lives of those who have been institutionalised. By providing care, stimulation, attention and organising activities, volunteers are able to make an unbelivable difference.

SMALL ACTIONS WHICH HAVE A BIG IMPACT

As many Bulgarian institutions are understaffed and have a limited budget, the children and adults who are residents in these institutions often do not receive the care they need. Holding out Hope aims to send volunteers into these homes in order to help improve the lives of those who have been institutionalised. By providing care, stimulation, attention and organising activities, volunteers are able to make an unbelievable difference.

Each institution is a unique and different experience, so we meet with all volunteers to ensure that the right placement is allocated for them

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SOFIA HOME

  • Unicef Small group home
  • Max of 8 children/teenagers
  • Children from variety of institutions including Mogilino and a few from their family homes.
  • High percentage disabled including blindness and other physical disabilities.
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SAMUIL INSTITUTION

  • Government run institution and nearby small group home
  • 86 adults in the large institution and 15 adults in the small group home nearby
  • Many brought up within institutions
  • Mixture of mental and physical disabilities in addition to institutional behaviours.
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RUSE HOME

  • Opened with the help of local community, NGOs, UNICEF and Ruse municipality
  • 9 children/teenagers
  • From a variety of institutions including Mogilino and the old institution located next to the small group home
  • All with physical disabilities, sensory disabilities or development delays

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