In our world, a person is burdened with responsibilities and duties, from childhood – at school and home. He should listen to his parents and elders because they are more experienced and know best what is good and what is bad for him. However, we often forget that a child is still a separate person, although not quite mature enough to deal with life independently, every child should have the freedom to make their own choices and express their opinions in their own way. As adults, we should not burden our children with our wishes and expectations, but learn to listen to what they tell us. It may be crazy, illogical, and even funny, but it is the beginning of a future idea that just needs to mature to get more realistic features. Let us help by guiding the child in his interests and desires! (Samuel, 23)
Why it matters to us
We, the children from the children’s program of “Hope and Homes for Children – Bulgaria branch”, strive to stop every single institution for children from 0 to 3. This has been our concern for more than 5 years, and this means that there are so many of them. more than ourselves. These children are our generation and it is unacceptable to leave them without love and family. Their only hope is us with our kind hearts, with which we take care of our loved ones every day, now to make sure that every single child in our country has a home. (Boyan, 13)
What we get
I want to participate because it motivates me for something better. At the same time, this is how we help children in need and we ourselves get to know new people and find new acquaintances (Gergana, 12 years old).
It is valuable to me because of the opportunity it gives me to be an active participant and not just an observer. Because of the experience that I could gain and which would be useful in my further personal development and because I would be able to feel part of a community defending a valuable cause, because that is one of the most important things (Elena, 17 years).
At the request of the Children’s Participation Programme of Hope and homes for children – Bulgaria a meeting was held on 7 November at the
On April 1, 2023, children and youth from the Children’s Participation Program gathered to continue the already started conversation about the Child Guarantee. A responsible