Art for children in need!

Charity initiative on the occasion of the International Children's Book Day - Closing

For the fifth year in a row, St. St. Constantine and Helena Foundation celebrated in an untraditional way April 2, the International Children's Book Day and birthday of Hans Christian Andersen, with a charity initiative “Donate a Children's Book – Create Magic”.

This campaign is essential to us since we would like to contribute to the development of talents, creative imagination and uniqueness of children, as well as to help socially disadvantaged youngsters not only by improving the living conditions of institutions they live in but also by providing books and materials developing their creativity.

This year round, the campaign took place along three main lines:

Pan-urban campaign for collecting old children's books – from April 2 to May 8 anyone could donate new or used children's books. As at campaign closure, more than 450 books were showcased in  St. St. Constantine and Helena resort for charity sale.  The funds collected are intended for the three children's institutions which St. St. Constantine and Helena Foundation traditionally supports – homes for children deprived of parental care Drugarche and Knyaginya Nadezhda in the town of Varna as well as special boarding school St. St. Cyril and Methodius in the village of Krivnya.  The editions which were not sold will be handed over to the library funds of the homes.

Fairy Tale Contest “I have a dream”
Having thoroughly reviewed all fairy tale texts presented by little authors and having evaluated their ideational-emotional intent and concept, plot, graphic layout and linguistic culture, a jury of Regional Educational Inspectorate – Varna determined:

Second Award – Hristian Trifonov, for “Trip on a Board and How Joe Made His Dream Come True”.

First and third award are not to be conferred.

Inducement prize – Stela Siromahova , Elementary School Dr. Petar Beron, village of Priseltsi, for “A Dream Coming True”.

A drawing contest on topic:  “I Have a Dream” – 45 drawn children's dreams! Full of hope, expectations, impetus!

Inducement prize

Reni Ognyanova Paskaleva, 7 years, Elementary School Tsar Simeon I


III - Nora Ognyanova Paskaleva, ES Tsar Simeon І

II - Mikael Terteren, Secondary Comprehensive School Kliment Ohridski

I - Maria Georgieva, 9 years, Educational Creative Centre Plamuk (Flame)

Grand Prize

Darina Tihomirova, 9 years, ES Dobri Chintulov

The children's celebration was accompanied by an asphalt drawing contest which is part of the VII May Flower Festival VII programme which took place in St. St. Constantine and Elena resort. This year, children opted to draw on the topic “Dream House”.  44 fantastic dream house asphalt drawings were reviewed and evaluated by a competent artistic jury which featured its winners:

3rd place: Bozhidara Popova

2nd place: Daniel Marinov

1st place: joint drawing of a group of friends: Simona, Malena, Rado and Yoan.

The festivities had a wonderful rich festive programme prepared by Municipal Children's Complex – Varna:

Folklore choir with director Dobrinka Koeva 

Folklore ensemble Bulgarche with director Irena Staneva   

Ballet School with director Tania Kostova

Ballet Studio with director Bistra Buchvarova 

Vocal group Sreburni Zvuncheta (Silver Bells) with directors Angelina Mileva and Julia Nedeva

Vocal group Zvezdni Struni (Star Strings) with manager Teodora Sotirova.