Baba Residence has been strongly recognized at both national and international level for 5 years now. Its model of interaction between urban youths and elderly villagers is already refined and is going to be applied by fellow-thinkers in Armenia and Hungary.
Some of the participants in the 2015-2019 initiatives have carried out their socially enterprising or culturally targeted projects.
Sixty-five young people from whole Bulgaria, who have been living in 14 different villages in the regions of Laki, Vratsa, Gotse Delchev, Karlovo and Vidin, have taken part so far.
Herе is part of the visible outcome achieved thanks to residents:
a studio disc recording of songs from the Rhodopi village of Dryanovo, a cleared and blazed ecopath in Dryanovo, a new bell to replace the stolen one over Holy Mother of God chapel in Manastir, trainings on computer programming for children from the town of
Laki, a children’s game named IgralO with Bulgarian embroidery patterns, restoration of the church roof in Yugovo and of a bakery in Dzhurkovo, newly painted bus stops in Pavolche, working-bees organization in Kostalevo and Pavolche, cleared tourist spots in Chelopek.
Suknitsa is another treasure, created by a resident, Denitsa – an educational platform inspired by the skills of women at Dzhurkovo for knitting jewelry and protective decorations made of beads.
If your company would like to contribute to a better future for Bulgarian villages through holding of Baba Residence or to support a specific participants’ project, you may share your suggestions here or donate directly to our bank account:
PROCREDIT BANK (BULGARIA) AD
SOFIA, TODOR ALEKSANDROV 26
IBAN: BG31PRCB92301037654814 BGN
IBAN: BG34PRCB92301437654824 EUR
We are grateful!