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Olga Skobeleva Orphanage

Number of Children: 86
Ages: 8 – 18

Special Projects Available

This large orphanage is well known in Plovdiv, Bulgaria’s second-largest city. It was built in 1940 as a home for the orphans of the Rhodopi Mountain region, one of the poorest areas of the Balkans. The orphanage has developed and implemented different programs for orphan socialization and integration and has also developed a program to care for street children. They are very excited to partner with One Heart Bulgaria to bring about good changes in the lives of “their” children.

DSCF0190a_modThis orphanage was chosen to be the base of our September 2007 dental clinic where 500 children from 10 orphanages received dental care and instructions on dental hygiene from One Heart Bulgaria. Each child was given a bag containing toothbrush, toothpaste, floss, and small gifts.

We purchased a commercial size refrigerator, 3 stoves/ovens plus 3 sets of cookware, oven trays and cooking utensils for this facility in the fall of 2007.

Olga Skobeleva Projects

Furniture for the crisis center: $2,800
Detergents and hygiene supplies: $1,000

To sponsor this orphanage, or to help out with a special project, contact our Sponsorship Director, Donna Dushku (