Homeless Children Creative Trip

 Initiated by “Free and Democratic Bulgaria” and Foundation &Cultural Centre “Soros”

 

Where?

“Vyara, Nadejda i Lyubov” Center for work with homeless children – Sofia and

“Ran Bossilek” home for children and adolescents, deprived of parental care – Sofia

 

When?

November 1997/ May 1998

 

What?

Theatrical work based on topics that are close to the participants’ life experience. Building up positive stereotypes of behavior and social everyday life

 

 “Vyara, Nadejda i Lyubov” Center for Homeless Children – Sofia :

WORK WITH CHILDREN WHO NEVER MET THE HUMANITY IN PEOPLE, WHO KNEW HOW TO SURVIVE AND NEVER LEARNED HOW TO BUILD UP.

Games and exercises for attention and trust.

Positive communication

Important vital skills

 

Puppet sketches from “Buratino”, songs and dances. Alice the Fox and Basilio – the Tomcat – symbols of danger in the lives of young roamers.

 

“Ran Bossilek” Home for children and adolescents – Sofia:

It is easier for children to express their feelings by using puppets instead of words

Creating a puppet performance, based on participants’ memories

The constructive joint work is a way to solve many interpersonal problems.

 

 

 

 DIARY:

 

  • THE POLICE BROUGHT KOTZE; HE DOESN’T KNOW HOW OLD HE IS, ANYWAY OLDER THAN EMO BECAUSE HE COULD BEAT HIM.
  •  WHAT HUNGER FOR LOVE – TOO MUCH KISSING, NO TIME FOR WORK! WHERE’S MY NECKLACE?
  •  TWO CHILDREN – HAIR CROPPED TO THE SCULL – ARE ROLLING ON THE GROUND. ONE OF THEM IS SCREAMING.
  •  THERE IS A FUNERAL IN THE HOME. YESTERDAY SKINHEADS BEAT ASSEN TO DEATH.   IF YOU DON’T KNOW THEM, YOU MIGHT THINK THAT THIS WOULD KEEP THEM INSIDE THE HOUSE.
  • THE THEATER MAGIC RESTRAINS EVEN THE GALLOPING ATTENTION OF THE YOUNG WANDERERS. THEIR SUCCESSFUL PERFORMANCE ON THE STAGE OF “ NADEJDA” HOUSE OF CULTURE WAS A BIG SURPRISE FOR EVERYONE!