BULGARIA – The Inter Campus delegation returned to Bulgaria for the second annual visit intended for monitoring activities. After landing in Sofia the group immediately departed for Trojan, a city of 30,000 inhabitants located 160 km east of the capital in the heart of the Balkans.

Joining the 45 children from the Trojan group were two delegations of 15 children from the Inter Campus cells of Sapareva Bania and Bania, with their respective instructors. There were a further 20 children (including 10 girls) from Vradevo. The latter group has officially become part of the Inter Campus Bulgaria family; they boast a school with an adjoining dormitory that houses children who, for various reasons, cannot go home to their families during the school week. They happily and enthusiastically joined up with the children from the other groups and together participated in four days of play and training sessions on the pitches in Trojan under the guidance of our coaches, Paola Balconi and Juri Monzani.

In addition to the integration work carried out by Inter Campus in recent years (9% of the Bulgarian population is made up of ethnic Roma), a support programme is now underway for children who come from dysfunctional families.

We send our best wishes to Mr. Venteslav Panchev, the new director of Inter Campus Bulgaria ‘Stefan Noykov Foundation’.