My most unforgettable holiday was when mommy, daddy and me went to Nesebar for a week. We had a new car and the journey there was a real pleasure. We arrived in the afternoon at a nice hotel with a pool. We went straight to the beach and I was wearing my new swimsuit. They let me eat ice cream whenever I wanted and mommy and me collected seashells for my friends…
This is how Nicky’s class assignment begins. However, Nicky has never been on a seaside holiday. His story is different. His mother is diagnosed with mental illness, his father is unknown. A year ago, the judiciary powers decide to assign him to the SOS foster family of Joro and Vanya, after Nicky had spent some time in different temporary homes. Communicating with him was a difficult task in the beginning but the tranquil family environment, the patience of his foster parents, and playing with his new brothers and sisters gradually helped him to start feeling at home.
Nicky’s story still does not have a happy ending. The adaptation process to a new environment, habits, and family is not an easy one. We know how important purposeful individual help, tackling specific psychological issues and traumas, is. Moreover, this help is not enough and in order to start recovering a child has to experience positive emotions, collect beautiful memories and learn how to be happy.
We turn to you to help us make kids’ dreams, like the one from Nicky’s assignment, come true.
We need your help in providing the kids we care for with the opportunity for a happy summer holiday: excursions and summer camps for the kids in our foster homes at Sofia, Pernik and Tryavna and for our kids at the SOS youth facilities in Sofia and Veliko Tarnovo; summer activities for children and parents, which we help at our SOS Centers in Sofia, Pernik, Veliko Tarnovo and Gabrovo.
THANK YOU FOR BEING OUR FRIENDS!
SOS CHILDREN’S VILLAGES BULGARIA