Bulgaria

Sponsor a child in Bulgaria

If you wish to sponsor a child in Bulgaria you could chose either our Children's Village in Trjavna, in central Bulgaria about 150 miles from Sofia, the capital or at our Village in Dren in the district of Radomir, about 28 miles south of Sofia. If you wish to support our other programmes detailed below please either make a regular donation or sponsor one of the Villages.

Sponsor a Village in Bulgaria

SOS Children in Bulgaria works with other local organisations to help prevent child abandonment and to strengthen the family. This includes practical help for parents to enable their children to go to school and working with state-run nursery schools. SOS Children also gives support to young, single mothers working with a local community association and the local government department. The joint project runs a support centre that gives short-term help and counselling to young mothers.

SOS Children has been working in Bulgaria since the early 1990s, when the first children’s village was established in Trjavna in 1993. Trjavna, with a population of 12500, is a pretty little town of historic interest in the Stara Planina mountains in central Bulgaria, about 150 miles from Sofia, the capital. The village has twelve family houses which are home to over 80 children and a kindergarten providing pre-school facilities for local children.

A second village was built in Dren in 1995, in the district of Radomir, about 28 miles south of Sofia. As well as the twelve family houses, SOS Children’s Village Dren also has a kindergarten used by children and families in the neighbourhood. The children from the SOS Children’s Village attend local schools in Dren and Radomir. Before the village was fully operational. SOS Children’s Villages organised a relief programme around Dren distributing baby food, clothing and medicines to children and families affected by the economic crisis in the country.

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