Project - Engaged in social causes



Overall CSR policy of SME

Project description

Project Aim

Overcoming the high level of stigma that children and adults with intellectual disabilities in Bulgaria often still face. Shifting attitudes towards acceptance of people with disabilities as active, participating members of society and achieving greater visibility and voice for them through volunteering, mentoring and professional knowledge.

Project Target Group

Children and young adults with intellectual disabilities and their families, and people with intellectual disabilities. The company supports young people with intellectual disabilities by providing internships and employment in protected work environment.

Project Duration

Project activities are developed annually throughout the last 10 years. They are part of the long term strategy and commitment of the company to invest in children and young adults with intellectual disabilities in order to ensure opportunities for personal development and independent living.

Project Activities

With Maria’s World Foundation and together with professional mentors – work in an office environment, psychological and emotional support for people with intellectual disabilities - 36 clients of the Day Center “Svetove” trainings in life and labor skills, office skills, creative workshops, cooking courses, gardening , arts - poetry and music as means of expression and beautiful communication. 23 main Organizational activities and coordination of 128 volunteers for the 7th Pleven Friendship Marathon, FunRunKids children's cross to promote a healthy active lifestyle and the inclusion of people with disabilities, Park + outdoor games. The Interlang team attracted a large number of sponsors, without whom the events would not have taken place, and fully ensured the provision of the prizes, translated into English the website of the events and all official invitations and letters to embassies, institutions, sponsors, official guests as well as official correspondence in Romanian with the Romanian Embassy and Elite Running Club.

Project Results

For 36 people with intellectual disabilities - 14 trainings, 53 days in an office environment; 530 participants from 16 countries in the 7th Pleven Friendship Marathon, rich cultural program, participation of more than 220 children in the PARK+ and Fun Run Kids games, children with disabilities gave awards and medals, volunteers diplomats , promoting outdoor sports, we have shown that sports are accessible to all, children and adults with disabilities to live their lives "without limits"