Representatives of different classes of the Bulgarian School of Politics “Dimitry Panitza” discussed the opportunities for development of young people coming out of institutionalized care during the fourth meeting of the Philanthropist Club, which took place on the 27th of September at the School’s office.
The work of the “Protected Home TOGETHER” project was presented at the meeting. This is a unique social enterprise for children and young people who are just leaving state institutions. It was founded by A.D.A (Architectural & Design Agency Ltd.) and the Foundation “Bulgarian Mothers’ Movement”.
Its founder architect Ivo Panteleev and the director of Protected Homes Dimitar Cvetkov introduced the audience to the history and the challenges of constructing a building in the Bozhurishte municipality and its transformation into a home for young people who left the institutions due to coming of age. The building has been in operation since November, 2008. Young people live there for a period of one year. During the time they are given the opportunity to attain professional and social skills.
The participants in the meeting discussed how businesses decide to work towards social causes and how they can attain their goals.
The Philanthropist Club is an initiative by alumni of the BSoP’s National Program who are actively working on different charity and volunteer causes. Its goal is to unite young philanthropists, to give them “space”, including virtual space, to meet and to discuss common topics and enterprises, to exchange ideas and enrich their own charitable activities, as well as to look for associates and to inspire people to take part in their causes and initiatives. It is a part of the “Inspiring Others, Generating Change and Transforming Society – Philanthropy as a Core Value of Leaders” project, financed by the Charles Steward Mott Foundation.