The discussion forum on “Early Support and Early Childhood Intervention for Children 0-3 and Their Parents” was held today in Varna and aimed to present the benefits of early support and to promote policies for support of young parents at the national level.
In support of early childhood development, Karin Dom and the Kahane Foundation have implemented the Baby Box project, inspired by the Finnish model, where every newborn family receives the most important things for the first months.
Karin Dom prepared 1000 sets, which were given to parents of newborn babies in the hospitals that are partners of the campaign: AG-Varna, District Hospital and Mother’s Home – Varna. The sets were given upon discharge from the maternity ward. BabyBox is free and the contents of all boxes is: baby clothes, blanket, soft toy, baby cosmetics set, diapers, wooden comb, wooden toy, cotton baby wipes, Game cards for babies from 0 to 6 months, created by the specialists of Karin Dom, as well as a voucher for a free consultation with our team.
Thanks to all our partners who made this possible!
The aim of the project is to prevent and reduce the risk of social isolation and poverty, as well as to support families in these first important months for child development. In addition to the three maternity wards in Varna, the gift boxes reached families from Shumen, Haskovo, Veliko Tarnovo and several other Bulgarian cities. A presentation on the results of the project was held by Zhenislava Sapundzhieva – Director of Services for Children and Families at Karin Dom.
The meeting was attended by the Executive Director of Karin Dom – Borislava Cherkezova, early childhood development specialists from the Early Intervention Center of Karin Dom, representatives of the Municipality of Varna, Social Affairs Directorate – Yanislava Shopova; AG Varna – Silvia Dimova; Child Protection Department – Maria Genova; Dr. Marinova – pediatrician, breastfeeding consultant – Simoneta Popova; media.
The participants in the forum welcomed the opportunity for qualified assistance provided through the free voucher for consultation with specialists in early childhood development of Karin Dom. 33 families benefited from the consultation voucher, some of them families with premature babies. In addition, the benefits of receiving the products included in the box was well received, as well as the accessible information about the interaction with the child through games and activities at home.
Строим новия терапевтичен и образователен комплекс във Варна