ZOV has been awarded the highest recognition by the Bulgarian Ministry of Social Support for our innovative approach to social service and working with children, our outstanding results, our use of volunteers and efficiency as an organisation. The award is given annually and is the highest award in Bulgaria for innovation. We were nominated for this award by the Veliko Turnovo municipality who recently acknowledged ZOV as their best partner for the provision of care and support for children in need.
11 children this year won a Communitas Award as part of the 1000 Stipendii program. This is the best result to date for the competition which ZOV helps administer every year.
Eight children participated in paid work experience placements, which include working in cafes, offices and in hairdressers. Four of the children were offered part time jobs as a result of this project.