Ambassadors of hope
Ambassadors of hope
Solidarnost Program leads addicted people to their recovery and rehabilitation. “Ambassadors of Hope” is one of our initiatives, which mission is to support the rehabilitation of addicts. Our desire is to make this initiative a broad social movement in favor of the rehabilitation and social re-integration of the addicted people.
We want to objectively inform the public about our Program and the available forms of treatment and rehabilitation for addicts. We wish to encourage the involvement of more people who can donate money and resources toward the rehabilitation of addicts.
Our prospective donors become “Ambassadors of Hope”, not only because they have chosen to allocate some of their funds to a good cause, but also because they initiate a social change, through their public demonstration that there are people out there who are actively concerned with what happens to our society’s children.
One of the founding principles of most effective modern treatments for addiction is that of mutual aid. We believe that it is possible to derive this principle from the closed environment of therapeutic communities and to offer it to the living fiber of our society. The more sponsors show their commitment, responsibility and maturity to society at large, the more hopeful will be the families of addicts and society at large. To quote an Eastern parable, “Not a single leaf can turn without the tacit consent of the whole tree.”
Therefore, „Ambassadors of Hope“ is a shared initiative – it allows for open dialogue and action among various social strata.
The “Ambassadors of Hope” initiative is aimed at:
- Businesses – through supporting a socially-meaningful idea, they can add value to their brands;
- Artists who wish to support us and demonstrate that their works can be an alternative to addictive behavior and thus support our drug treatment therapies and help improve our society;
- Donors (donor organizations) from the NGO sector, which are close to our philosophy and mission;
- Bulgarian mothers and fathers, because the family is a big part of the solution to the problem of addiction. By supporting us, they support their children`s fight against addiction;
- Young people in Bulgaria who, joining the initiative, would express commitment to help their peers and friends and would form the basis of a future in which drugs, alcohol and gambling are of less and less importance.
As an expression of gratitude, our donors will receive a symbol of the ”Ambassadors of Hope” – a white silver swallow. Everyone knows the story by patriotic Bulgarian author Yordan Yovkov, “Over the wire”. We believe that Bulgarian hearts harbor enough warmth and compassion to open up to the hope for a cure for people with addictions. As an “Ambassador of Hope” you would give young people who are in our center a lot more confidence and strength to find the road to autonomy and self-realization.
Under the “Ambassadors of Hope” initiative, we foresee more:
- Media publications and discussions on the problems related to the addictions;
- Participation in interviews, radio and television broadcasts that are intended to inform the public about what constitutes addiction, what are the ways to treat addicted people and what is the current situation in Bulgaria;
- Charity concerts, theater, exhibitions, happenings, jam sessions, the proceeds of which will go to fund Operation “Solidarnost Program”.
Previously on “Ambassadors of Hope”:
- Charity photographic exhibition “Together on the road” organized to support the National Drugs, Alcohol and Gambling Helpline, Sofia, 24 September 2020.
- Charity photographic exhibition “Focus Inside” organized to support „FotoFozzie“ workshop, Sofia, 09 July 2018.
- Charity photographic exhibition “Help us to Grow” organized to support the activities of “Posoka” House, Sofia, 04 July 2017.
- Photographic exhibition-bazaar “26 steps in my direction” organized to support the activities of “Posoka” House, Sofia, 24 June 2016.
- Charity Christmas concert at the Catholic Cathedral in Sofia on 28 December 2012.
- Open Doors Day of Solidarnost Program, November 2012.
- Open Doors Day of Solidarnost Program, May 2012.
- Charity initiative with gratuitously provided to us reproductions of the Belgian painter Hélène Schennen, 2011-2012.
- Charity concert at the Catholic Cathedral in Sofia on 12 June 2011.
- Media reports and interviews in “Arka” newspaper, “Standard” newspaper, “Health for All” newspaper, “Horizont” and “Hristo Botev” radio stations, Sofia Radio, radio RFI, bTV, Channel 1, BBT, PRObg TV channel, www.teenproblem.net and others.
- Open Doors Day of Solidarnost in June 2010.
- Participation in techno party with DJ Balthazar, Plovdiv 2009.
- Capoeira in South Park in partnership with Xuangui Club, Sofia 2009.
- Initiative “Knowledge Saves Ahead of the Lessons of the Street”, in partnership with Huts JWT, ABC Design and Communication, Metroreklama, Remotiv, Dir.bg, Mail.bg, Sofia, 2008.
- Debate and installation with works of the participants in the Rehabilitation Program Solidarnost at The Red House, Sofia, 2007.
- One-man charity painting exhibition of Nikolay Roussev in the city of Charleroi, Belgium, Gallery “David Hocquet” – with the support of Therapeutic community Trempoline – November-December 2006.
- One-man charity painting exhibition of Nikolay Roussev in the city of Charleroi-Belgium, Gallery Espace Wallonie. With the support of the Region of Wallonne and Therapeutic community Trempoline – May-June 2006.
- One-man Christmas charity painting exhibition of Nikolay Roussev at gallery “Natalie” – Sofia, with the support of The International Women’s Club – Sofia – December 2005.
- Joint exhibition with the participation of PlamenVassilev, Nikolay Roussev, Michael Kotcheff and others – October 2004 – in collaboration with the Ministry of Culture.
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