Date: 17-05-2022

DiversityPlus project meeting, Leiden

As a partner of the DiversityPlus project, ISSA hosted a two-day transnational meeting in its Leiden office on Thursday, 12 and Friday 13 May.

Date: 13-04-2022

Bulgarian advocates raise awareness about the importance of ECD amid refugee wave

For Our Children Foundation and Trust for Social Achievement are adapting their work to respond to the needs of families and children fleeing Ukraine.

Date: 08-11-2021

For Our Children has Published “Bulgaria Grows with its Children” Study

Recent European studies show that quality of education and care in the early childhood depends on the presence of a professional and competent workforce.

Bulgaria grows with its children: Building professional competences of the early childhood workforce



The topic of people working directly with children and families in the health, education and social work stands out when looking for sustainable solutions to challenges faced in early childhood care and education. This topic is even more important in Bulgaria given the

Emergency Family Support for Families Affected by COVID-19



Our social services are providing food material support to children and their families who have been affected by the global pandemic and its mitigation measures. Such an event, like the pandemic, may disrupt parenting practices and family routines and thus affect child health and development. By supporting the economic stability and reducing the material hardship of dozens of families who use our services we enhance parents' capacity to deal with or avoid the instability caused by the crisis.

Distribution of emergency educational kits for children in remote locations, enrolled in our alternative access to quality early education services, which were interrupted due to the pandemic



The Trust for Social Achievement Foundation – Bulgaria has been engaged since the onset of the pandemic in Bulgaria in searching for appropriate mechanisms to support the learning process for disadvantaged children, particularly those who face challenges to participate in the online distance learning, as well as those in remote or underserved locations for whom early learning and care programs were interrupted.

We have partnered with several business and with our network of partners from the local communities to provide equipment (laptops, PCs) for children in need. 

Emerging Needs of Parents of Children in Early Age under Uncertainty



The COVID crisis and its effect has put families with children under a lot of stress. This is especially true for those families that were already experiencing difficulties or were at risk.

Element of Play® at Home activities manual



Worldwide Orphans (WWO) created a learning at home activity manual with 20 activities to do in 20 minutes, targeted for children from 6 months-8 years of age with focus on supporting parent capacity to play with and support their child’s ongoing learning.

Guidelines for a Secure Family Environment



The Guidelines for a Secure Family Environment are a tool directed at parents, professionals working directly with children and policy makers in the area of child protection.

Early Childhood Development in Bulgaria: A Study on Systems Supporting Early Childhood Development



This research study from Bulgaria documents how healthcare, social, and education systems in the country organize and encourage early childhood development.