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Center “Chovekolubie” visited Kostenski waterfall near Kostenets village in Rila Mountain on July 30, 2019. The event is part of the Healthy Living program, which aims to develop organized sports activities and improve the health of participants. Representatives of the social service, their relatives and friends were present, as well as an intern from the New Bulgarian University.
The group left in the morning from the courtyard of the Center “Chovekolubie”. Those in attendance were impressed by Kostenski waterfall, enjoying its beauty and coolness while taking pictures for the memory.
After a walk to the natural landmark, the group made a hike to Gurgulitsa Chalet. There was a lunch with products from the Club “Tasty” – a program for the rehabilitation of daily skills. Part of the group visited to the chapel “St. Virgin Mary” and the balneohotel “Constance”. The trip ended with a walk in Kostenets town. The travel was filled with many positive emotions.
On June 5, 2019 representatives of the Center “Chovekolubie” attend a final conference in Sofia on the international project “The martial arts as tool towardst inclusion”, co-funded under the Erasmus + program of the European Union. The Initiative is by the Marie Curie Association – MCA / Plovdiv, Bulgaria / – a non-governmental organization working for social integration and professional realization of people with disabilities.
Participants have been the opportunity to get acquainted with the results of the project, realized in partnership with organizations from Belgium, Turkey, Greece and Bulgaria. An emphasis was placed on the application of martial arts as a means of education and social inclusion of children and adults with disabilities. Good practices and innovations have been shared – introducing martial arts into a school with pupils in unequal social status, training people with special needs, online training, etc. The participants were impressed by the demonstrations of adapted martial arts techniques.
Representatives of the Center “Chovekolubie” exchanged experience with the organizers of the project and discussed opportunities for the future partnerships.
On April 18, 2019, the Center “Chovekolubie” celebrated the Easter with on a solemn lunch. The members of Club “Vkusno” prepared a festive lunch with products donated by the Bulgarian Red Cross, cozunacies and painted Easter eggs.
Guest of the celebration was Victoria Kuzermanova – a lecturer in literature and an associate, who delivered a poetic recital dedicated to the April uprising. With her author’s poems, she awakened in the participants of a spirit of patriotism and respect to the feat of our ancestors.