Come On Inside - A Safe Place

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Come On Inside - A Safe Place
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Country: Bulgaria
Volunteer(s) Name: M Corrigan
Volunteer(s) Homestate: Alaska
Funds community contributed: $2, 598.09
Percentage community contributed: 28%
Funds needed were: $3, 046.00
Funds requested were: $6, 721.00
PPCP #: 313-056
Year of project approval: 2005
Projects started in Bulgaria 2005 (9).
2005 Camp GLOW, Borino Community Education Center, Bring a Buddy Volunteer Campaign, Children with Different Destinies - Common Dreams and Ambitions, Come On Inside - A Safe Place, English Resource Library, Interactive Language Resource Room, Isperih Children's Sports Clubs, Language Resource Room - Bulgaria
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Other Projects in Bulgaria (33).
"Together We Can Do More" 2009 Summer Camp, 2005 Camp GLOW, A Healthier Future for Children, A Stage for Everyone, After-School Learning Center, Borino Community Education Center, Bring a Buddy Volunteer Campaign, Building Hope Through Basketball, Camp GLOW - Bulgaria 2004, Camp GLOW - Veliko Turnovo, Center for Education and Upbringing, Children with Different Destinies - Common Dreams and Ambitions, Come On Inside - A Safe Place, Community Fitness Center, Community Youth Center … further results
State Flag of Alaska.svgOther Projects by Volunteers from Alaska (5).
Bridge of Hope Computer Education Center, David Bryson, Come On Inside - A Safe Place, Ijevan Bridge of Hope, Rural Water Committee Training, School Kitchen Renovation, Eli Waite
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Info about the Come On Inside - A Safe Place

The 130 developmentally disabled students of Elhovo¿s Vaptsarov Residential Special Needs School do not have a comfortable place to spend their free time. The project will turn the cafeteria into a safe student haven and provide safety training. The need is especially timely, since the border with Turkey is scheduled to open in 2004 just 20 Km south of Elhovo, which will increase the traffic through the town and the dangers to students when they leave the school grounds, as they often do. Trafficking in persons is a problem in Bulgaria, and these students, who trust and approach anyone in town will be highly vulnerable. In 2003 two students were involved in fatal accidents when they were in town and sixty students suffered acute respiratory illnesses due to the lack of heat at the facility. The student haven will be a comfortable, welcoming place for the students to spend their free time. The school is donating a television, stereo, and computer for the student¿s recreation, as well as all the labor. Partnership support is needed to purchase renovation supplies, climate control units, chairs, cloth for curtains, and to replace broken windows. Students will sew the curtains in their vocational sewing class. The local Department of Juvenile Justice, and the Elhovo Child Welfare Bureau will send specialists to train the students in personal safety. The results will be that students will have a safe and comfortable place to spend their leisure time, and knowledge and skills about personal safety and crime prevention.

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