CHANGING A LIFE
We view every life as important. Therefore, we focus on identifying and meeting the individual needs of orphans, underprivileged children, and their families. Through personal relationships, educational programs, food, clothing, and other necessities we bring positive impact to each life.
INFLUENCING A COMMUNITY
We believe that a healthy community creates a safe place where children become filled with purpose and where people are able to rise above their obstacles.
We focus our efforts in contributing to the educational development of underprivileged families, with the ultimate goal of creating self-sustainability.
TRANSFORMING A NATION
We are dreamers with a vision, who believe in action and commitment. Our goal is to create societal transforma- tion through mindset change that empowers individuals to see them-selves as overcomers and problem-solvers. We pioneer new uncharted territories with urgency, tenacity, passion and dedication.
WE BELIEVE IN THE PURSUIT OF A NOBLE CAUSE WITH THE RIGHT SPIRIT OF INTENT, WHICH GIVES US THE RIGHT TO GO AND TO DO GOOD TO ALL PEOPLE OF ALL NATIONS.
ADOPT A NEIGHBORHOOD BULGARIA
Adopt a Neighborhood Bulgaria Campaign was started in 2018, shortly after we began our partnership and children's curriculum implementation with Metro World Child out of New York City, NY. MWC is an organization with over 50 years of experience in reaching children and youth globally with innovative programs and faith-based principles.
Since then, in April 2021, Changing a Generation-Bulgaria was officially registered as a branch nonprofit organization to our Changing a Generation - USA. We developed our own curricula in 2022 called "The 16 Worlds of Christian" based on the Pilgrim's Progress animated film and book by John Banyan. We released the Bulgarian dubbed animated film in Bulgaria nationwide in April 2022. The film reached over 40,000 people through cinemas and 250 partnering Evangelical churches.
Our Bulgarian branch has five local partnering churches and non-profits in the regions of Sofia, Veliko Turnovo, Ruse, Pleven and Burgas. We have 22 location where we conduct weekly/monthly outreaches. We have 12 (part and full time) staff and program and teacher volunteers, as well as additional seasonal volunteers, who work with us and our children's programs.
We offer individuals, churches and business companies the opportunity to partner with us in practical ways as we meet the needs of the people living in some of the most deprived areas of Bulgaria.
WAYS TO GET INVOLVED:
Become a monthly sponsor
Raise funds or come and build with us
Remodeling 5-6 kindergartens within these neighborhoods (fresh paint, carpet, roofing, furniture and new toys for the kids)
Building 5 more playgrounds in 2023
Providing PJ's and shoes for children
Education is an important tool in reducing the poverty, hopelessness and vulnerability of children and their parents. By offering educational opportunities, we reduce the risk of children being trafficked and exploited, and increase their chance of living with fulfilled dreams.
OUR CURRENT INITIATIVES INCLUDE:
We utilize MWC's Biblically-based curriculum, as well as our "16 Worlds" curriculum during our outreaches and weekly programs. Our focus is to create a safe
environment where children feel loved and are being taught life-skills in interactive and fun ways.
Our implementational organization Metro World Child-Bulgaria was established in 2018, and officially registered in April 2021 as Changing a Generation-Bulgaria. It is solely supported by friends and partners of our umbrella organization, Changing a Generation - USA (established in 1995).
In partnership with Hope for Uganda out of Seattle, WA we provide scholarships for children and young adults who are orphaned or come from extremely poor families.
We have a private school in Lwamasanga where the children live, play, and focus on their studies in a safe environment.
Meeting both the spiritual and physical needs of children and families we work with in Bulgaria and Uganda.
Providing the basic needs integral to a child's growth and development: school supplies and uniforms, shoes, clean drinking water, food, and warm clothing
in the winter.
OUR HUMANITARIAN PROJECTS INCLUDE:
Back to School Campaign (providing school tuition, uniforms, school supplies, bus passes)
Christmas Presents Campaign (providing a Christmas present for each child in our programs)
Summer Camp Campaign (taking the children and young adults to a 7-day camp)
Warm Hands & Feet (providing winter coast, boots, gloves, hats and scarfs)
Mosquito nets for our African students
After-school feeding programs throughout the year for our sponsored children in Bulgaria
Food coupons and bus passes for orphans and children who attend our programs.
Pay the dance classes fees for our Bulgarian children interested in ballet and creative dance.
Distributing our newest film "Butterfly Circus" dubbed into Bulgarian in September 2022, along with an anti-bullying curriculum for the students and schools in the nation.
Distributing our new curriculum "The 16 Worlds of Christian" based on the animated film "The Pilgrim's Progress" and the original book by John Banyan. The curriculum offers lessons, visual media interactive and innovative teaching, practical games and hands-on experience for children from ages 6-14 yrs.
We believe in restoring people's dignity by empowering them to become self-sufficient. This in turn produces change in their society as a whole.
OUR CURRENT INITIATIVES INCLUDE:
By purchasing hand-painted silk scarfs, paintings, hand-made cards, and jewelry from our local partners, we create job opportunities. We sell the items throughout the year during our events (some are available at our online store). Money obtained from the sales go to our non-profit for our weekly visitations and outreaches.
By using their creativity and skills, women are creating beautiful jewelry that we purchase from them and sell to raise funds for educational scholarships. The money goes back into the country through the monthly children sponsorships. This allows our local friends to participate in giving back to their nation.
100% of designated donations go directly to the initiatives and/or child sponsorship programs.
Ceitci Demirkova Ministries DBA Changing a Generation pays all admin expenses from our product sales and the speaking fees/undesignated offerings Ceitci (our Founder and CEO) receives during her weekly speaking engagements.