The National Network for Children bestowed on May 29th, 2013, its annual “Golden Apple” awards for contribution to life and prosperity of Bulgarian children. The persons and organizations who received deed and chocolate statue were nominated by the Network’s members.
The Golden Apple in the category “Fairy-tale hero” was given to Darin Madjarov, creator of the website usha.se with more than 1200 video lessons, which facilitates pupils preparation for school. The website has more than 2 mln. visits.
The award for entire contribution received Eva Borisova, member of the management board of Parents Association for her active work for protection of children and families rights. The prize for intercession was given to Deyana Kostadinova – former Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Labor and Social Policy for her consistent professional and social activity during the years to approve children policy on national level.
The mobile telecommunication company Mobiltel was honored with special prize for its contribution to the foster care in Bulgaria and its project “Foster a child. Create future”.
In the category “Buisness”was awarded Societe Generale Expressbank for the realization of its program “Support a family”, which helps children with special needs and their parents.
Zornitsa Stoilova from “Capital” newspaper was pronounced journalist of the year. In her articles, she writes about some of the major questions regarding the work of the NNC’s members – the roma integration, the challenges before the Bulgarian social care workers, the need of change in children and families policy and many more.
The Etropole municipality received the Golden Apple for its consistent and supportive children and families policy by providing free crèches and children garden and free lunch in the schools.
The deputy mayor of Gotse Delchev municipality – Bogdan Botsev was awarded for its active support of many initiatives for children and young people.
The MBAL Hospital Targovishte was distinguished for its activity for prevention of early child abandon and children from risk communities neglect.
And last but not least was awarded the Primary School “Nikola Yonkov Vaptsarov”, Selanovtsi village, Oriahovo municipality for its interactive classes on common themes for parents and teachers.