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This list provides information which could be useful to anyone interested in finding out more about the plight of disabled children in Bulgaria and in helping to improve their lives. If you need any further information, please do not hesitate to contact us and we will do our best to assist you.

 

1.    Adoption

2.    Donations

3.    Bulgarian legislation and current policies on the issue

4.    What the media say - Bulgarian / International

5.    Human rights monitoring organizations' reports

6.    Support the independent advocacy for disabled children and the observation of human rights

 

 

1.  Adoption

 

The best one could possibly do to help is to adopt a child.

 

To find out how to do this if you are a foreigner, please contact the adoption agency AMOR :

http://amor-bg.com/index.html

 

Bulgarian and foreign citizens can also find adoption information in English and Bulgarian on:

http://www.mjeli.government.bg/structure.aspx?cc=en&page=17

 

 

2.  Making  a donation

 

To help the deinstitutionalisation of disabled children from Mogilino and from other social care homes and to help improve conditions in those homes, you could make donations to Friends of Bulgaria (click HERE) or to some of these charitable organizations:

 

The trust set up by Kate Blewett (the director of  the film about Mogilino), UK-based

www.abandonedchildren.org.uk

 

“For Our Children”, the organization which is in Mogilino at the moment, Bulgarian

http://forourchildren-bg.org/

 

UNICEF Bulgaria 

http://www.unicef.bg/page.php?key=help

 

 

3.  Bulgarian Legislation and Current Policies

 

Bulgarian Agency for Child Protection

http://www.sacp.government.bg/index_en.htm

 

Bulgarian Ministry of Labour and Social Policy

http://www.mlsp.government.bg/bg/news/news.asp?newsid=9858&catid=1

http://www.mlsp.government.bg/bg/news/news.asp?newsid=9802&catid=1

http://www.mlsp.government.bg/bg/news/news.asp?newsid=9805&catid=1

http://www.mlsp.government.bg/bg/news/news.asp?newsid=9821&catid=1

http://www.mlsp.government.bg/bg/news/news.asp?newsid=9768&catid=1

 

Bulgarian EU Affairs Minister, personal blog in Bulgarian

http://www.gerganagrancharova.eu/Comments.aspx?ArticleId=14&comment=

 

 

4. What the media say

 

In Bulgaria

 

http://www.mediapool.bg/show/?storyid=132520&srcpos=2

Daniela Gorcheva, 4 Oct. 2007

 

http://www.mediapool.bg/show/?storyid=132608&srcpos=1

Daniela Gorcheva, 8 Oct. 2007

 

http://opinions.bpost.bg/story-read-14692.php

Iana Domuschieva, Bulgarian Post, 9 Oct. 2007

 

http://mogilino.wordpress.com/

Bulgarian mothers, 9 Oct. 2007

 

http://www.mediapool.bg/show/?storyid=132673

Bulgarian mothers, 9 Oct. 2007

 

http://www.mediapool.bg/show/?storyid=133774&srcpos=6

Julian Popov, 15 Nov. 2007

 

http://www.capital.bg/show.php?storyid=391172

First British helpers in Bulgaria, 26 Oct. 2007

 

www.capital.bg/show.php?storyid=388944

Interview with Kate Blewett

 

http://www.capital.bg/show.php?storyid=391487&show=1

Cooperation of NGOs and Government, 26 Oct. 2007

 

http://www.capital.bg/show.php?storyid=391462

Government reaction to British offer of help, 26 Oct. 2007

 

http://capital.bg/show.php?storyid=398481

EU institutions and Mogilino – Analysis, 17 Nov 2007

 

http://www.mediapool.bg/show/?storyid=133853&srcpos=2#msgs

Interview with a German doctor about children's condition, 19 Nov 2007

 

 

International

 

http://www.sky.com/skynews/video/videoplayer/0,,31200-kids_p11850,00.html

Pictures from social care homes shown on Sky news, Apr. 2006

 

http://www.sky.com/skynews/video/videoplayer/0,,31200-bulgaria_p11148,00.html

Pictures from Mogilino shown on Sky news, Apr. 2006

 

http://comment.independent.co.uk/commentators/dominic_lawson/article3166395.ece

Mogilino in Independent UK, 14 Nov 2007

 

 

5. Human rights monitoring agencies reports

 

http://web.amnesty.org/library/index/ENGEUR150052002

Report – Amnesty International, Oct 2002  

 

http://www.bghelsinki.org/

Report – Amnesty International, 2000, 2001 and 2002  (Bulgarian)

 

http://www.bghelsinki.org/index.php?module=resources&lg=en&id=0&cat_id=18

Assessment Report On the Conditions and Perspectives of the Institutions for Children in Bulgaria and of the progress made in implementing the government obligations under the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, Nov. 2006

 

http://www.bghelsinki.org/index.php?module=resources&lg=bg&id=18 

Report about all homes and children with special needs, 2002 (Bulgarian)

 

http://www.bghelsinki.org/index.php?module=resources&lg=en&id=0&cat_id=18#2002

The Institutions for Children with Special Needs in Bulgaria August 2002

 

 

6.  Support the independent advocacy for disabled children and the observation of human rights

 

Donate to:

 

Bulgarian Helsinki Committee (donation for Mogilino children)

BG35 UNCR 7630 1405 0868 05,

UniCredit Bulbank,

Sofia 1000,

7 Sveta Nedelya Sq.

BIC: UNCRBGSF