Nadya is genuinely proud of her colleagues, the office and the tasks she is assigned to do—cleaning and arranging desks and cupboards, maintaining the coffee corner in an immaculate state, stock up and clean utility areas and restrooms. She is particularly happy when making coffee for her colleagues at the office first thing in the morning and she already knows who likes which glass and how they prefer their hot morning drink.
Between 9 and 11 June 2014 the clients of our Day Care Centre took part in tennis practice for coaches and athletes for the Special Olympics. The event took place at the National Tennis Centre and was attended by Dan James, a tennis coach for wheelchair users with the US Tennis Federation since 1998, and the tennis player and coach Karin Korb. The event was part of the Sports Envoy programme of the US Embassy to Bulgaria. We wholeheartedly thank Special Olympics for the opportunity.
Today, along with our friends from Caritas, we painted the lake with the ducks in Sofia's South Park. We focused on trying to create a composition, including a park animal. The art event kicked off with a discussion about the animals we typically encounter in the park. The topic proved greatly inspirational for our young artists who, while painting in the park, realized that it is not just a place for recreation for all of us but the home of many animals.
The strong shower did not deter our small enthusiastic group from painting in the open in Sofia's South Park today. Today's art event was dedicated to portrait painting. Our professional artist, Gergana Tabakova, revealed intriguing intricacies of portrait painting and all joined in exploring portraits of the great French artist Henry Matisse.
It was a wonderful day when Nadya turned 30 surrounded by her friends and the team of the Day Care Centre, receiving heartfelt wishes for love, good health, luck, her own house, many friends and merry trips. However, most wished her success in her new job- her greatest pride and joy at the moment. She is the second client of the Day Care Centre who has been hired full time by Event Design, which has opened up a world of opportunities and brought new responsibilities that will increase her life satisfaction, self-esteem and pride with a job well done, contacts with new people and novel experiences.
Using oil and dry crayons at one of the children's playgrounds in the park, today we painted compositions with a figure. The group from the Worlds Day Care Centre (Iva, Victor, Simeon, Bianca, Monika, Martin, Gergana and Todor) was joined by Hasan and Adlan from the Annunciation Day Care Centre.
The plein air drew in visitors of the park and a group of high school graduates who were happy to learn more about what we do.
The light summer shower and overcast morning sky did not dampen the spirit of our enthusiastic group, which set off to Sofia's South Park to paint in the open. Today's event was dedicated to creating compositions with a figure and the plein air took place at one of the children's playgrounds in the park.
In recent weeks, we have welcomed a group of Austrian students of Social Work from the Joanneum University of Applied Sciences. We have also had visits from two groups of students from the Department of Human Resources and Social Protection of the UWNE. The visit was initiated by the students' tutor Emilia Maslarova, PhD. We have also exchanged experience with our colleagues from the Community Mental and Health Care Unit in Targovishte.
We have the pleasure to announce that on 5 May Violeta Parvanova, a client of the Day Care Centre, signed her first employment contract. Initially, she will be working on part-time basis. This has been the first work contract— for the Day Care Centre and Violeta alike— who on 11 May will start as junior dish washer at the kitchen of the NOVOTEL SOFIA HOTEL.
On Maundy Thursday we painted colourful eggs and baked fragrant, mouth-watering Easter cakes. We spent some time chatting about the most beloved Christian holiday- Easter and recalled the miracle of the Resurrection, reminding ourselves of the most cherished Christian values and the traditional feast we are all looking forward to on Sunday. We wish all our friends and relatives a wonderful spring and much warm sunshine!