Charity campaign for constructing a therapeutic centre for children with developmental and communicative issues, because every child deserves a story with future.
A few words about autism
We are going to tell you a story about autism in everyday life. Not about the diagnosis and not as specialists, but rather as people who live through it every day with the children and their parents.
Building and equipping a centre with parameters for therapeutic activities should meet certain requirements.
That is why the amount we have targeted in the campaign is BGN 500,000.
Who is going to work
A team of speech pathology therapists, psychologists and occupational therapists will be working at this therapeutic centre. They have more than 20 years of experience working with children with communicative impairments of development.
Campaign Initiator and Organiser
Hristo Yanev was a football player in the Bulgarian national team. He became a Bulgarian national champion in 2003 and 2005 and CSKA football player number one for 2005. He had 11 games and 3 goals for the Bulgarian national football team. His sports career went through the teams of Beroe, CSKA, Grenoble, Litex. With the latter he became a champion of Bulgaria twice and a winner of the Super Cup in 2010. In 2015-2016 Hristo Yanev was the Head Coach of CSKA Sofia and led the team to 38 wins and a draw in 39 official games. In 2016 he won the Cup of Bulgaria and South-West “V” division with the team of CSKA Sofia.
- Collected BGN 19,000 out of 500,000 3.8% 3.8%
In the media
Hristo Yanev with Svetoslav Ivanov
Hristo Yanev is positive:
The way I have conquered my fears to climb that peak, as well as I have always done both in life and on the football pitch, I have proven that I fight till the very end for the things I want and I’ll do my best to fulfil the cause successfully.
CloudCart – partner of Seven Stories NGO
They donated 50% of their orders within the period 1-15 May 2021.
Because we believe we need to leave a meaningful mark.
the Founder and CEO, Nikolay Iliev said.
About the need for a campaign
Sadly, more and more children need therapy these days. Both neighbours and homeowners expressly show intolerance or outright verbal aggression towards therapists.
Why you should trust us
All orgnisers and participants in the NGO are volunteers, and do not get paid as such.
Price Waterhouse Coopers (PwC) is engaged in conducting external audit of the activities and the donated amounts.
Face of the Campaign
A respectable public figure is standing behind the campaign with his name, reputation and values.
Svetlana Kartounova has an MA in Speech Therapy and Typhlopedagogy. She has been working in the field of early intervention, sensory integration and processing, feeding and interactions for over 20 years now. She has specialised as a Breastfeeding Consultant for the National Association for Breastfeeding Support and has been certified as an International Board-Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC). She has founded “Children’s Stories”, an integrated therapeutic practice which has been functioning since 2008.
"In fact, the only reason why we haven't emigrated to a normal country yet is our belief that we are hardly likely to find other therapists, who will do their best so that our child can progress."
"It's amazing to observe how the therapists at "Children's Stories" fully devote themselves to their work with these families."
We are addressing your questions
Why has Hristo Yanev decided to help “Children’s Stories” among other therapeutic practices?
Hristo Yanev has been witness to the development of the “Children’s Stories” therapeutic practice through the years. His sympathy for the children and families has been the primary motive for his will to build a centre and sustainability of the Practice.
How can I be sure that my money is really contributing to the cause?
For the current campaign we have appointed an external expert audit in order to guarantee the proper management and use of the funding.
What amount would be needed in total for building and equipping this therapeutic centre?
To build and equip a centre with parameters for therapeutic activities requires high quality standards – architectural, interior and technical equipment. That’s why the target amount is BGN 500 000.
Can my child attend the practice with the state-funded health insurance paper provided by the GP?
At this point it is only in hospitals that you can use a state-funded health insurance paper which includes sessions for speech therapy, psychologist etc.
Will the therapeutic centre only admit children with autistic spectrum disorder?
The therapeutic centre, as well as the currently functioning practice are orientated to all children with developmental and communicative problems.
Are you going to offer therapy for parents of children with developmental and communicative issues?
All parents who want will be able to get a consult. At their will they will be capable of getting the maximum of the Practice’s capacity.