Children’s Center Sofia
The Children’s Center Sofia takes in and cares for children from public children’s homes or difficult family situations who have been abused mentally or physically. It is a family-like institution. Children and teenagers aged six through 18 live together and are cared for by our loving staff. Our staff’s greatest challenge is to carefully restore these children’s trust in adults and, all too often, to give the children hope for their own futures.
Homework assistance and remedial teaching is only one part of our involvement. We also shop, cook and clean together. These aspects are crucial for the children’s later lives, because many of them have not learned to care for themselves in the public institutions. Our work instills in them a sense of self-confidence and trust in their own skills and abilities. This new trust is strengthened by joint activities such as swimming, dancing, creative workshops and computer courses.