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Implemented projects
Successfully implemented projects

Implemented projectsSince 1995 we implemented successfully more than 70 macroprojects – in the country and in the region!!! Below are presented some of BFPA's more significant projects, successfully finalized by the end of 2017:

DonorProject name and duration
British Know How fundImproving reproductive health in Bulgaria 1995 – 1997
Program EU-PHARE  PHARE Family Planning Program of Ministry of Health 1996 - 1998
IPPF, BBC World ServiceBBC Sexwise 1998 - 1999
EU-PHARE LienReproductive health, health and sexuality education for the Roma minority in Bulgaria 1998 – 2000
Cooperating Netherlands FoundationsHealth And Sexuality education. Peer education for young people, including those with special needs 1999 - 2001
EU PHARE LienBoychinovtsi penitentiary: the reform (with 7 other NGOs) 2000 - 2002
Vision 2000 Fund of IPPF (International Planned Parenthood Federation)Contraceptive Social Marketing 1998 - 2003
Open Society Foundation – SofiaTV program “Bridges” 2002, focused on different ethnicities in Bulgaria
Open Society Foundation – SofiaSupporting the BFPA Roma FP centers in Fakulteta, Stolipinovo and Dolna Mitropolia 2002-2004
EU PHARE ACCESS ProgramHealth care and health and sexuality education for young people in penitentiary institutions 2001 - 2002
GTZ (German Agency for International Development)Consultancy and expertise of International youth project for young people from the Balkan countries 2001 – 2003
Vision 2000 Fund of IPPFImplementation, monitoring and evaluation of Roma sub-regional project in Hungary, Moldova and Slovakia 2002 - 2007
CIDA (Canadian International Development Agency)Anti-AIDS educational campaigns in the University centers out of Sofia 2002 - 2003
Co-operating Netherlands FoundationsYouth friendly tri-component resource center with sexual and reproductive health clinic for the needs of young people in Sofia  2002-2003
UNFPA/PSIGeneric informational campaign „What’s your excuse“ 2003-2004
Bill and Melinda Gates FoundationQuality of care of the services in BFPA clinics in the field of SRH 2002 - 2005
Co-operating Netherlands FoundationsYouth informational network „Play it safe“ 2003-2005
Ministry of finances, Ministry of health, EU PHARE 2001Ensuring minorities access to health care 2003-2004
Ministry of Health, GFATM„HIV/AIDS prevention and control“, component 7 – decreasing the risky sexual behavior adolescents and young people in and out of school 2004-2008
IPPFYouth and governance 2004
SOCRATES program of EUItinerant workshops and informational products for rural women in Spain, Cyprus, Lithuania, Portugal, Romania, 2004 - 2006
Bulgarian government budget 2005Health care and sexuality education for young people in boarding schools (without parental care and with criminal record)
EU Public Health program, IPPF, WHO, Lund UniversitySAFE project – sexual health of young people in EU – sexual debut of adolescents’ youth radio program on SRH and trafficking, 2005 - 2007
Cooperative Netherlands foundationsSexual health Minivan 2005
Innovations fund of IPPFThe ROSE project: Mobile info and services provision and trafficking prevention for women from rural areas 2007 - 2010
ARK foundationDeinstitutionalization of services for children, 2007 - 2008
Ministry of finances, DEDI, Ministry of health, EU PHARE 2004TA for the implementation of the Health Promotion       & Preventive Maternal and Child Health Care, (EuropeAid/122909/D/SER/BG 2004/016 - 711.01.03.0001), 2007 - 2008
IPPFRegional advocacy initiative, political mapping and advocacy strategy of BFPA, 2007-2009
EU Public Health programThe  SUNFLOWERS – HIV/AIDS prevention for  young people in Europe (in partnership with 10 partners from 8 EU member states) 2008 - 2010
Anlaids LombardiaPeer education initiatives for young people in Sofia and other big cities in Bulgaria, 2009
EU Public Health programThe  H-CUBE – HIV, HBV and HCV prevention for  young people in Europe (in partnership with 14 partners from 11EU member states), 2009 - 2011
EURONGOS small grants fundThe  SRH – priority of the Bulgarian ODA platform, 2009-2010
GFATM, AFEWOrganizing of the international conference “Meaningful Participation” on the NGO role in implementing GFATM programs in eastern Europe and Central Asia, 2009
Ministry of Health, GFATM

„HIV/AIDS prevention and control“, component 7 –decreasing the risky sexual behavior of adolescents and young people in and out of school: 

Campaign for includingsexed in the mandatory curriculum; 2010-2011
ASTRA networkWAC in Vienna – national outcomes and Eastern women and HIV, 2010
IPPF, SALIN program of the Dutch governmentMENENGAGE - Men as partners in SRHR, 2010 - 2011
OSI MacedoniaStudy tour of Macedonian officials and NGOs for introducing the Roma Health Mediator position in Macedonia, TA in country 2010 
UNFPAPrevention of early pregnancies and deliveries for vulnerable groups, 2010-2011
UNFPA; IPPF Survey and FGD on contraceptive usage;  2011-2012
CARE SerbiaStudy tour to BFPA and Bulgaria for NGOS and institutions from Southern Serbia, 2011
IPPF TA on Roma Health mediation to Serbian MA 2011-2012
UNICEF, UNFPAPrevention of abandonment of children in Shumen Region with SDRH program in municipalities Shumen, Novi Pazar and Varbitza - in partnership with EMHPF, 2011-2013
EU Public Health programThe  AURORA – prevention of HPV (in partnership with 14 institutions from 11 EU member states 2010 - 2013
BAYER pharmaceuticalsSurvey and advocacy campaign for contraceptive usage and SRH improvement in selected EU countries 2012-2013
WHO, Ministry of HealthElaborating, sharing and developing the draft of a National SRH strategy 2013
 Comic Relief “Two little girls” Trafficking prevention
  campaign  2011-2013

 Rutgers Nisso group,
 the Netherlands

 Access to health and sexuality education for young
 people with physical disabilities  2013-2014
  French Embassy (French  government)    Prevention of trafficking of children from vulnerable groups  with focus on Roma in Varna region – in partnership with National commission against trafficking and National Network of Health Mediators, 2012-2015
 DAPHNE program of EU  Access to health and sexuality education and SRH services for young people with disabilities in selected EU countries 2013-2015
 Ministry of Health, GFATM „HIV/AIDS prevention and control“, component 3 – voluntary counseling and testing for HIV/AIDS – 2005 - 2015
 Norway Grants, Ministry of Justice Prisons without risk – pilot initiative to prevent STI and blood transmitted infections in three selected prisons in Bulgaria 2015 - 2016
 UNICEF Technical Assistance to the work of UNICEF supported advisory nurses in the regions of Sliven and Shumen 2015-2016
 IPPF  ResMob – resource mobilization and diversification of funds of BFPA 2015-2016
 IPPF Continuation of the work with institutions for YPLD in the field of SRHR, 2016
 TELUS International Learn and play! Health education for young people from vulnerable groups and groups at risk and ways to overcome health inequalities 2016-2017 
 IPPF, BAYER Creation and dissemination of a short video on contraception and girls choices, I decide campaign, 2017
 Norwegian financial mechanism, Ministry of health  Mission possible: better sexual and reproductive health for young people from vulnerable communities  - ways of overcoming health inequalities, in partnership with the National Network of Health Mediators 2015-2017
 Norwegian financial mechanism, Ministry of health  Affordable health services for pregnant women, mothers and children up to 3 years, in partnership with “Sveta Sofia” Hospital 2015-2017
 OAK foundation The art to inform and change: a network for reducing vulnerability of children with regard to sexual exploitation and abusive practices 2013 - 2018

 Ministry of Education,     Erasmus +

 Practices in BFPA, mentorship of students,  2017 - 2018

 

 

 

 



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Premiere of BFPA’s short video on puberty at a peer ToT training

Plovdiv, October 29-30, 2018

One of the main modules of the two-day training of young peer educators in Plovdiv was on puberty and growing up, during which for the first time  was presented BFPA’s short film on puberty, made as a part of the project “The Challenges of Growing Up”, funded in the frame of Lidl Bulgaria’s “You and Lidl for a Better Life” initiative. After watching it, the young participants in the training who were from three Plovdiv and three Sofia schools, plus the young volunteers of Red Cross Youth in Plovdiv, Haskovo and Pazardjik shared their impressions and recommendations, as part of an open discussion and filling a prepared in advance questionnaire. Among the main recommendation was the film to also be shown to parents and to start showing with younger children around 5th grade. They see the video as a good starting point for an educational discussion and thus will be good for a start. The rest of the training modules included contraception, hygiene, STI and HIV prevention, family planning, communicational skills and team-building, and there were a lot of questions, comments and discussions. The BYRC volunteers who attended the training supported with up-to-date statistical data about hygiene, HIV statistics in Bulgaria, health messages and campaigns.

 
LISTENING AND STORYTELLING TRAINING FOR CREATING CHANGE

Sofia, October 16-18, 2018

How to exit from our comfort zone and the coziness of the circle of people we are working with and know well; how to learn ourselves to patience; how to overcome obstacles that everyone of us is having, when listening someone...
Paul Browde, psychiatrist, storyteller and couples’ guide, graduate of the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London, and Murray Nossel, clinical psychologist, Academy Award® nominated for documentary, founder and director of Narativ – both teaching narrative medicine in Columbian University – were facilitators of a listening and storytelling training for creating change, organized by the Bulgarian Family Planning and Sexual Health Association (BFPA). Health specialists and health mediators, psychologists, professionals working on the field with vulnerable communities (Roma, PLHIV, young people with learning disabilities and at risk etc.) from Blagoevgrad, Kazanlak, Lovech, Montana, Pleven, Pernik, Plovdiv, Ruse, Sliven, Sofia, and Sungurlare took part.

 
The benefits of having a young intern for a week

Sofia, October 1-5, 2018

During the week from October 1st to October 5th Lina Fadl, a 15 year old schoolgirl from the Victor Hugo French Lycee in Sofia took her internship with us at BFPA’s Sofia office. In the photo Lina is with her back to the camera, since she doesn’t like to be photographed, but her Biology teacher, who visited us to see how things are happening, can be seen well. It was a great joy for our team to be reinforced by someone with a fresh outlook and thinking. As always in such cases, the benefits were mutual – Lina learned from us how is functioning of a non-government organization, how to elaborate project proposals,  how to budget and report them, how to go on when your project proposal isn’t approved, why a Pap-smear is important, why besides HIV testing, counseling and support for people coming in for VCT is especially important, how and why to use educational playing cards, which other organizations are working in the field of education and healthcare, what socially responsible business means, and much more.

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