The IWC supports projects that 1) implement deinstitutionalisation through provision of alternative care services; and 2) prepare teenage orphans for life after the institution and help their integration into society.
â€¢ Project Gorna Koznitsa. This is a project for the development of a sustainable model of alternative residential care services for the disabled children and young people living in the institution of Gorna Koznitsa, implemented by the Cedar Foundation in partnership with UNICEF, the Ministry of Labour and Social Policy, the Agency for Social Assistance, the State Agency for Child Protection, the Municipality of Kyustendil, and the Municipality of Bobov Dol. The IWC is contributing funds towards the salaries and training of additional caregivers for the institution and the future family-type homes.
â€¢ Tabitha Integration Programs. This project, implemented by Tabitha Foundation, provides professional training in sewing skills and vocational courses in massage and beauty care to girls from Roman and Vratza institutions. The girls get a professional diploma at the end of their training.
â€¢ Star of Hope Social Integration Program. This project, implemented by Star of Hope Foundation, consists of two programs: preparing the young people of Roman social home and Kniaz Boris Vocational School for life after the institution; providing a transition home and assistance for five teenage girls after they have left the institution. The IWC funds the training workshops and the social worker of both programs.
â€¢ Agapedia â€œFamily-Type Homeâ€. The IWC contributes to the running cost of the family-type home in Ovcha Kupel where 5 orphan children aged between 12 and 15 live in a family environment.
â€¢ Amici dei Bambini Social Integration Program. This project seeks to develop opportunities for the social, professional and family integration of the children and young people living in the institution Malden Antonov, near Totleben.