Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Visiting Vratsa

Volunteers with Corawill, Inc. (see tab above) in the US had another wonderful week with the children of Vratsa Social Home in Bulgaria. The home has 61 children aged 7 to 17, many with physical or mental disabilities. The children are so much fun and eager to teach us a few things as well as participate in our planned activities.

This year, two Bulgarian volunteers, Melani and Ive, traveled from their homes south of Sofia to join us too. Our volunteers conducted socialization and educational games with the children, art projects and planned a few surprises like a pizza party and a fresh-fruit-and-whipped-cream snack. The entire dining hall was painted by two of very hard-working and focused volunteers, Mat and David. Erica painted times-table "monsters," while everyone did the easy part of painting in the numbers! We think the overall result was very beautiful!

Many thanks to Tabitha Foundation for organizing our trip logistics - see you next year!

Get a 'wish' and a stuffed animal too!

The children wrote cards to American school children who will return a card this Fall.

Each card was decorated as well.

Volunteers helping with 'ABC' books.

Our painters with a little helper.

Fruit salad and whipped cream for 75!

Hard at work on the 'monster mural.'
Who knew UNO and the matching game could be so much fun?

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