Places & faces

Trip Start Dec 06, 2013
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Trip End Dec 20, 2013


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Tuesday, December 17, 2013

We have had a very busy start to our week. 

After a day spent at the warehouse on Saturday we visited Doganovo orphanage on Sunday and had a great time as the children opened their presents. Sadly, like many of the child institutions in Bulgaria now, we were not able to capture any pics or video from the visit. The authorities are tightening their approach to child protection which makes it more difficult to get the pictures that we know mean so much to your, our supporters. We'll do our best to work out how we can meet this particular challenge in the future. Of course a cynic might say that if no pics are allowed then it gets harder for outside agencies to hold the authorities to account...

We had a great day on Monday, visiting some places that we have been distributing presents to for many years including the orphanages at Vidrare, Razliv and Gurkovo. We also had a very enjoyable time with the folk at the senior citizens home in Botevgrad. Some of the ladies were heard to say "it's the young man from last year.." It's nice to be remembered...

Video here.


On Tuesday we headed north, with visits to a mother & baby unit and a day centre in Vratsa, Berkovitsa oprhanage and the youth prison at Boychinovtsi. We finished the day in Vidin with our friend Mick at Phoenix Cafe. More on this exciting project tomorrow.
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