The Bulgaria CRED Team Trip is an opportunity to travel to Stara Zagora in Bulgaria and spend a week delivering 5 days of high-quality educational activities, fun and games to Roma children at one of the schools in the community.
Facilitated by FSCI, a partner of CRED Foundation, the children we will be working with live in chronic poverty, and are marginalised within their community; this week will be the closest they come to getting a holiday.
Stara Zagora is home to the largest community of Roma people in Bulgaria, and the living standard for most of them is one of extreme poverty. They are also very ostracised by the local Bulgarians and experience a lot of stigma against them.
Access to education is hard, and unemployment is very high. Their prospects of getting out of poverty are very low.
By getting involved in one of the local primary schools that many of the poorer families go to, we will be providing not just a week of lessonsand activities, but also much-needed resources, and the knowledge that these people are not forgotten.
Either late July/August or October half term. This includes travel via, plus a day in Sofia (capital city).