On the Christmas Eve Bulgarian company “Borika – Bankservice” JSC donated 15,000 leva to the National Network for Children for the House of Children project. The company, which is the foundation of the IT infrastructure of the Bulgarian bank system with 28 shareholders – all leading commercial banks in the country, supported the ambitious project of the Network for Children – a union of 137 civic organizations from across the country working for and with children and families.
The project to build a House of Children started in 2016. It aims the creation of a new, modern and contemporary House for Children from across the country – a place for events and training center which will work to develop these important skills that will be needed TOMORROW to our children to be successful people and leaders. The House will be a place for work and exchange of ideas of all 137 civil society organizations, members of the Network, working for the welfare of Bulgarian children.
The House of Children will provide an active and growing environment for children of different groups, ages, family background and interests. It will be open to children from all over the country and will be continuously available place where children and adults will be able to train and work together in building and protecting children’s rights.
After being built, the House will be managed as a social enterprise and it would give sustainability in time and opportunity for young people coming out of institutions or foster care to work and train in labor skills.
In the autumn of 2016 National Network for Children bought the land where the House will be built with the financial support from two international foundations – OAK and Velux. The place is located on the boulevard “Hristo Botev” and the street “Sofronii Vrachanski” close to the 46th Primary School “Konstantin Fotinov”. In the next weeks the National Network for Children will announce a public competition for conceptual architectural project to build the House. It is expected that the first sod will be made in the summer of 2017, and construction works and equipment will be completed in about two years.
National Network for Children is grateful for the trust and generous support of “Boryka – Bankservice” JSC. The project to build the House of Children is now with 15,000 bricks closer to its construction.
We in the National Network for Children believe that every Bulgarian child deserves support to realize its full potential and investing in capable and confident children is the best investment in the future active citizens of Bulgaria. Because the change in a child changes Bulgaria!
If you are willing to support the House of Children project, you can donate via the web site of National Network for Children or become part of the campaign in the international platform Global Giving.
“BORICA – BANKSERVICE” develops, maintains and operates up-to-date payment and infrastructure systems, software products, services and technologies. The products and services of the company are designed primarily for the banking system in Bulgaria, as well as administrative structures, companies and individual clients. The development and offering of the company’s products and services are in conformity with the market requirements and in consideration of the challenges posed by the integration to the European Union.