There are over 150 children attending the kindergarten and school that Door of Hope has set up. Teachers receive regular training and the children themselves are taught the Bulgarian language, hygiene and simple moral issues. The long term objective is to prepare them for eventual employment and constructive relationships.
To this end a Life Academy for teenagers has been established in the town of Chirpan. Teaching sessions are conducted on such topics as: Discovering your Potential, Needlework, Music, Photography 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 that will help these children to finally become responsible citizens in their community.