Masked ball for the children and youths from Don Bosco center was organized on April 19th. The costumes were made on the previous day by the children themselves.
With a mask procession we walked through half of the city to go to the place where our masked ball took place.
The Czech volunteers Lenka and Helena had prepared lots of games in which we participated with the costumes. At the end, there was an ice cream for everybody.
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During the summer holiday Don Bosko Bulgaria Foundation organized several educational visits for the children and youths from Don Bosko Center. On April 7th with some of them we visited the regional fire department.
Several firefighters explained us what to do in a case of fire and showed us their equipment. The children had the possibility to hold in their hands some of the equipment and to spray with a fire hose, like in a real case of fire.
The purpose of this event was the children to know more about one useful profession.
On February 20th-22nd we had a winter camp for girls in the coastal city of Burgas. We were in the base of the fathers Capuchins. The topic of the camp wаs „Moses“.
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On February 6th-8th we had a camp for boys in Burgas. The topic of the camp was “Moses”. Our animator Isus Krasimirov from Stara Zagora was is the role of Moses during the games.
There was one moment when the boys had to go to the sea on the pier. There they found Moses who told them his story. The sea itself helped a lot in representing the story about the parting of the Red Sea. The waves were enormously big. Their heights were dozens of meters height when reached the beach. No one of us has ever seen such a thing.
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For the coming holidays, on February 28th we went with the Roma children form the Don Bosco Center to the zoo in Stara Zagora. Knowing animals better was a good wаy for iмprovеment of the general knowledge of the kids and a good possibility to have a pleasant time together outdoors.
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On September 13th the children and youths form the Don Bosko Center in the Roma district of Stara Zagora had the possibility to buy different things with the collected points during the year. Those who were more present and diligent in the activities earned more points. The points are a good method for motivation which we have successfully applied for several years.
The children could buy different things that they need for school – notebooks, sketchbooks etc., also plush toys and some yummy things.
Every year we give special rewards to the 10 students who earned most points during the year.
Our main method for motivation and punishment is points. The students in the Don Bosko Center earn them for participation and efforts in the study-room and the workshops, but they can also lose some points for bad behaviour. These points also work as credits. With them the students “buy” some privileges. They are significant discount for the price of the summer and winter camps, they may be enough for paying travel costs for excursions.
Here are the first names of the first 7 winners for this year:
- Amdie A.
- Toni Zh..
- Mariya Zh.
- Slavcho F.
- Iliya K.
- Zyubyulka E.
- Veselin G.
Configurations to the winners!
From July 28th to August August 2nd was the summer camp for boys from the Roma districts of Stara Zagora and Kazanlak. The place was the town of Hisar. The participants were 8 boys – 4 boys from Stara Zagora and 4 from Kazanlak. The topic of the camp was the story of Noah.
During three of the days we were on a swimming pool. We visited the museum house of the Bulgarian national hero Vasil Levski and the waterfall “Suchurum” near the town of Karlovo.
There was also a tournament with “swords”.
The stage game about Noah finished during the last night with a night game.
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The participants in the camp were twelve. The topics were connected with the family and the stage games – with the Bible story of Noah.
One of our activities was to collect plants and to make herbaria. They were used for creating greeting cards. We also made doves from clay.
During another days we had an excursion to the town of Karlovo where we visited the house of Vasil Levski, a national hero. We also went to the waterfall near Karlovo “Suchurum”. We also had time to browse Hisar itself. We went to a swimming pool three times.
The last fun evening was titled “Noah seeks talent”. Then the girls were singing, playing some musical instruments and dancing.
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