Over 900 refugee children have received support under Caritas Sofia's project, more than half of them are unaccompanied
Unaccompanied minors are among the most vulnerable groups seeking asylum and international protection. They bring with them the trauma of war and an unfulfilled childhood, as well as the responsibility of taking care of their family despite their fragile years. What they need is understanding, support and specialized care. According to statistics, the number of unaccompanied minors is increasing, and their age is steadily decreasing.
Taking care of them, a year ago, Caritas Sofia has launched the project "Support for the Future" in cooperation with the Council of Refugee Women in Bulgaria, funded by Home Affairs Programme of the Norwegian Financial Mechanism. Over 900 children from the refugee centers in Sofia and Harmanli have so far received specialized care focusing on personal needs. Games, fun, painting and group activities heal the soul and stimulate children's development and education, say experts. The Wall of Dreams exhibition proves this and shows children's deepest wishes - to be with their family and in their own home.
More information about the project: https://www.caritas-sofia.org/en/foundations-for-the-future-about-the-project