Within a small and marginalised community in Chirpan, Door of Hope supports a small education centre run by Michael and Boyana Kirov. Children are taught early stage lessons as well as support with the Bulgarian language, hygiene and simple moral issues. The long term objective is to prepare them for eventual higher education and the intention of future employment. The centre also supports children from extremely poor backgrounds who can’t attend school through no fault of their own.
Teaching sessions are conducted on such topics as: Discovering your Potential, Basic Literacy (Maths, Reading and Writing) Music, Sports, Health Issues and practical subjects like Plumbing, Carpentry and Computers. Door of Hope is concerned about the long-term prospects of deprived children, not only in satisfying their immediate feeding needs. Our developing literacy and numeracy programmes are helping these children not only to learn how to play, how to read and write, but to give them a sense of worth and a code of Christian moral values. Financial support is needed to continue to build an educational programme within the centre that will help these children finally become responsible citizens and develop a new era of change within their community.