Ivan Ivanov is an Executive Director of Agapedia – Bulgaria Foundation, which has been working since 2001 with disadvantaged children and young people to improve their socialization, communication and quality of life. Since 2005, the foundation has been licensed to accommodate children and young people aged 7 to 18 in Protected Houses. The Foundation manages a Center for social integration, non-formal learning and counseling for parents and children from socially poor families. Since 2007, the organization has been developing a Family Type Placement Center. Since 2008, the foundation has a branch in Plovdiv, where there is a Center for information, counseling, training and support for children deprived of parental care and children from disadvantaged social groups.