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~ ~ ~ ~ ~ This building was home for 40 children with profound disabilities. ~ It was the saddest place I had ever been in my life. There was a lot of pain and suffering concentrated in this place. This room is where nine to ten children would live. I remember meeting one boy here whom I will never forget. At feeding time - when he heard the noise of the spoon and metal bowls… He would lie down and wait to be fed. He was 17 years old and living in a cot with bars. The only thing that kept me going was the belief that one day Krushari would be closed. This is a very significant achievement because in previous years no one believed it would be possible. It was said that if the Krushari institution could be closed then anything is possible. ~ We worked with partners at a local municipality level, and with government authorities like the State Agency for Child Protection. Lumos provided the expertise and good care practices, especially with preparing the children to leave and make a smooth transition to their new homes. All the children and young people who lived here have moved to locations closer to their families. They are now living in sheltered housing or small group homes. Where the environment is much better compared with the life they had in Krushari. ~ The new services provide proper lives for children. There is enough time to pay attention to each child individually. The individual needs of all the children are respected. Here they go to other services and day centres. They are meeting and socialising with people. Our doors are open, and they are no longer locked away. ~ My plans for the future are to work. Then I would like to rent somewhere to live, and to one day start a family. ~ ~ The input of Lumos in the closure of Krushari not only changed the lives of the children – they have provided us with a new environment, a new and better way of working. Lumos has become a magic word for us, spreading light in the darkness. It is a fairy tale that has come true in our Bulgarian society, in helping the children in institutions. ~ ~ ~ ~

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Posted by: lumos on Jun 17, 2016

Krushari Film NO SUBTITLES

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