“Children (not) like others” is a photo exhibition with a mission. The organizer of the exhibition is Anna Yoncheva, thanks to whose efforts there are swings for disabled children in some of the parks.
The exhibition focuses on the collaborative efforts of the project The “Different” Children of Bulgaria” and the We Can Together Foundation, whose main idea is to acquaint society with people with special needstelling their stories. Opening night is tonight on “Saborna” street #3 in the capital. Will have charity bazaar.
“Many people in society continue to accept children with special needs as different children. These are children like normal children, with their own little peculiaritieswhich, however, children normally have,” said Adelina Banakieva in an interview with BNR.
The exhibition consists of photographs taken by Anna and volunteer photographers from all over Bulgaria.
“These pictures are beautiful. These pictures are not of sick and miserable children, they are pictures of smiling children, to their smiling parents. The purpose of the exhibition is to introduce people to these children. The other goal is provision of medical food for people in need of such foods. “Bulgaria is one of the few countries in the world and the only one in Europe that does not provide food for people with special nutritional needs through the health insurance fund,” comments Adelina Banakieva, who leads the “Food for Life” campaign and she has already met with several health ministers on this topic, so far to no avail.
Banakieva explained that these meals are not reimbursedand the parents of these children are “forced to begbecause providing them costs over BGN 1,000 per month“.
There was workgroup on the issue, but its activity has been suspended, without it being clear what has been achieved so far, she specified.
On the eve of the election campaign, Adelina Banakieva appealed to all politicians who are about to govern, to help the causewhich in her words “is not impossible”.
Hear more about the cause of the exhibition in the sound file.
Worked on the publication: Yana Boyanova