NGO Partner For Our Children Foundation in Bulgaria scales up its early childhood support

Thanks to the Scale-Up Impact initiative, parenting activities will expand to 127 locations in nine municipalities

The Human Safety Net NGO partner of the Families programme in Bulgaria, For Our Children Foundation, will expand the scope of its activity and allow more integrated social services and support to children and parents in 127 locations in Sofia and Plovdiv regions.

Thanks to the Scale-Up Impact initiative of The Human Safety Net, For Our Children Foundation will replicate its flagship early childhood model, ‘Holistic support for early child development’, to 127 locations across nine additional municipalities. 
Working in partnership with the public sector, The Human Safety Net partner will transfer their know-how and build local capacity for cross-sectoral cooperation. Over the three years of the project, the NGO plans to train 1,800 professionals who will work with parents and children in these municipalities.

Within the new program, children living in vulnerable conditions and with developmental difficulties will access vital services with the NGO’s specialized mobile services, not only in the centres of For Our Children Foundation in Sofia and Plovdiv. Thanks to the Scale-Up Impact initiative, The Human Safety Net is expected to reach 8,500 children and 7,000 parents by 2025 in Bulgaria.

‘Our mission is to secure the future of the children in Bulgaria, and to succeed, we have to combine the efforts of the public, private, and non-profit sectors,’ said Nikolay Stanchev, CEO of Generali Bulgaria.

The Human Safety Net in Bulgaria and For Our Children Foundation started their partnership at the end of 2019 with the first project, “Open the Way to Early Childhood Development”, and has supported over 1,800 children and 2,600 parents so far.

Scale Up Impact provides NGO projects with additional funding and capacity development support, significantly enlarging their ability to support families with young children and refugee entrepreneurs. This support also allows social innovations to be more widely implemented across geographies and target groups by encouraging government adoption, commercialization or knowledge transfer to other organizations. Since the first edition in 2000, twelve Ngo partners of The Human Safety Net have received support.