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Implemented projects
Successfully implemented projects

Implemented projectsSince 1995 we implemented successfully 78 macroprojects – in the country and in the region!!! Below are presented some of BFPA's more significant projects, successfully finalized by the end of 2021:

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
  LIDL Bulgaria "The challenges of growing up":
Elaboration and dissemination of a
short video on puberty, 2017-2018
 Pleven and Dolna Mitropolya municipality Trafficking prevention and SRH mobile services provision in Pleven and Dolna Mitropolya district 2011-2018
  OSI, Regional office for Europe „The story tellers” – trainings, play and satellite cultural events on changing the narrative on Roma, PLHIV, women, youth at risk and people in need of support, 2018 - 2020
Sofia Municipality, Youth directorateSofia academy for peer health education,
2019 -2020
 
  BCNL, Sexwell Condom with a cause, marketing fundraising campaign, 2016 - 2020
 Active Citizens fund, Small Grant scheme  Capacity building for the team, partners and supporters of BFPA in the field of advocacy for SRHR, 2020 – 2021
 MSD for Mothers "My body, my rights" – local resources mobilization, sustainable partnerships and family planning for young women from marginalized communities in Bulgaria, Serbia and Romania 2018 – 2021
 ViiV Healthcare "I WANT TO KNOW" – User friendly access to HIV and STI counseling and testing for Roma youth from vulnerable communities, 2019 - 2022

 

 

 

 



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BFPA supports parents' and teachers’ communities in Pasarel in their search for the right communication channels with children and adolescents

Pasarel, June 11, 2022

The primary school in the village of Pasarel hosted a meeting between parents, teachers and representatives of the Bulgarian Family Planning and Sexual Health Association (BFPA) Dr. Rada Stamenkova and Ralitsa Zgalevska on Saturday, June 11, 2022. The director Ivaylo Kiskinov and the school psychologist Nadezhda Dedova, on whose initiative the event took place, were also at the vivid discussion, planned as a two-hour but prolonged three-hours without break - there were many questions, long answers, shared opinions, personal stories, observations and experience exchanged. It was about how to talk with children for growing up before they reach puberty, how to prepare them for the changes ahead, how to stay calm and confident as they go through the challenges of this specific and difficult age; how to stay in touch with them without avoiding awkward questions and at the same time not manipulating the information they receive, together with enhancing the ability to identify fake news on Internet.

 
The information campaign on our project "Migration - Myths and Reality" has started

Sofia, May 20, Trun, May 25, Breznik, May 26, 2022

Friday, May 20, Filipovtsi neighborhood. The consortium of the three well-known in the public space organizations NNHM-BFPA-EMHPF. or as we call each other "our extended team" - a network of mediators, family planning and health problems of minorities, launched the information campaign of the project of the International Organization for Migration (IOM). The introductory event was accompanied by the exhibition "Opening the Door", which also visited the Parliament on April 8. Pavlina Filipova from the BFPA team introduced the participants to the topic of human trafficking. In addition to people from the community, the meeting was attended by representatives of the municipality of Lyulin, MLSP and other institutions. Then we continued - Wednesday in Trun, Thursday in Breznik.
May 25, 2022, Wednesday, Trun. The meeting took place at the Giurgia Pinjurova Community Centre with the assistance of health mediators Anton Anachkov and Dimitar Milanov. The consortium was represented by expert trainers Ventsislav Kirkov, Pavlina Filiopva and Radosveta Stamenkova, and IOM - by Teodora Nikolova and Yavor Lilov. Apart from representatives of the community, this first meeting for the settlement was attended by representatives of the municipality, the CPD, educational institutions, the police and other partners - 4 men and 32 women participated, a total of 36 people. The main topics covered were: Migration and Reality - a field study presented by Ventsislav Kirkov, Communication Strategy and Information Campaign presented by Radosveta Stamenkova, and Trafficking in Human Beings for Labor Exploitation, presented by Pavlina Filipova. An interesting discussion took place, and the representatives of the Consortium and IOM provoked it further with the shown short animated and documentary films. The main countries of interest in Trun are Spain and the Czech Republic, although during the discussion it became clear that the mother of one of the participants was a victim of labor exploitation in Sweden in the scandal surrounding blueberry pickers left to starve for weeks in the wilderness. The idea for the next meeting is on August 1 - until then the people from the neighborhood are in the woods picking herbs and mushrooms. Materials on the project were distributed.

 
Celebrating the tenth anniversary of the MSD for Mothers program

Sofia, May 19, 2022

May 19, 2022, Thursday. A very important and good day for BFPA - we celebrate the tenth anniversary of the program "MSD for mothers" - an example of a truly socially responsible business. As our partners and supporters know, we are working on two projects from this program - the recently successfully completed and focused at the Roma community "My body, my rights", implemented in Bulgaria, Serbia and Romania, and the currently gaining speed "Youth voices, youth choices", implemented in Bulgaria, Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo and Northern Macedonia and focuses on young people, Covid and access to health services.
The day started in the Fakulteta neighborhood - there representatives of the global and Bulgarian office of MSD met with project coordinators from Montana, Sofia, Yambol, with health mediators from around the country and people from the Roma community in the neighborhood. There was a great discussion about the benefits of fieldwork, vaccine prophylaxis, cervical cancer prevention, self-help groups and community capacity building. The afternoon was in a completely different world - in the East Hall in the Parliament, together with key people from the communities we work for, we presented to the institutions the results and philosophy of the programs we implement.

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