Project Partners Project Partners
Oxab / zov Oxab / zov
Star of Hope Foundation Star of Hope Foundation
Current Projects Current Projects
How You Can Help How You Can Help

Friends of Bulgaria MISSION:

To respond to local initiatives in Bulgaria to advance the welfare of disadvantaged children with medical, physical and social disability.   


Friends of Bulgaria METHOD:

To provide financial support for projects delivered by partner NGO charities in Bulgaria designed to promote:

  • Remedial therapy for physical, mental and behavioural disability

  • Communication  and social skills with practice in creative arts

  • Life Support Skills with instruction in literacy and personal care

  • Care in the community


Friends of Bulgaria CHALLENGE:

To cultivate new project partnerships


In practical terms, Friends of Bulgaria funding is distributed to

  • individual projects delivered throughout the year in urban-located centres

  • summer camps in rural locations


Friends of Bulgaria’s principle Project Providers:  

OXAB: Oxford Aid to the Balkans -     

ZOV: 'appeal' in Bulgarian -      

Star of Hope Foundation


Friends of Bulgaria Project Sites



Veliko Turnovo       


Troyan, Dalbok Dol




Stara Zagora          



Star of Hope – supported accommodation HalfwayHouse

Penyo and Maria centres, Crisis Centre

Paraskeva Neikova Dom residential Centre

Centre for Rehabilitation and Integration     

Ivan Hadjiskii School – Parallelka unit for children with disabilities (to 2009)

Karin Dom Foundation for Mental and Physical disability

Municipal Community Centre: distributed Christmas gifts to Club, National Association for Nydrocephaly and Spina Bifida 2015

Nezabravka Children’s Home 44 music therapy

Plovdiv hospital: library and playroom


Previous Activities

At present, we are focusing our efforts mainly on introducing art and music activities in Bulgarian orphanages and on supporting the development of day centres for children with special needs. Here are some of the projects supported by Friends of Bulgaria.


Recent Projects


  • Stara Zagora, music project (teacher and equipment)
  • Stara Zagora, Home 44, physiotherapy
  • Plovdiv hospital, library and playroom
  • Troyan School Project
  • Karin Dom
  • Sofia Street Children Project (FSDB)



Star of Hope Projects


For some four years now Friends of Bulgaria has been supporting various projects run by Star of Hope, a local Bulgarian charity. Some of the recent projects include:


  • Funding speech therapy for Temenujka (a six-month course)
  • Renewed November 2007 - April 2008
  • Staff development camp at Baba Stana, near Troyan


You can read more about our past support of Start of Hope here.