The Green Heart of “HOPE”





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Project Description

Region: Eastern Europe

Country: Bulgaria

Location: Sofia

Total Budget: $35,879

Area of Focus: The environment

The objective of the project is to frame strategy and tactics in order to establish a sustainable environmental

behaviors approach in children studying in 2 public schools and 1 public kindergarden, their families, community

members by reforestoration of public park Nadejda in Sofia, Bulgaria, Europe.

The project may serve as game changer approach for other communities. Challenges identified through research

executed by Sofia municipality "Nadejda" and Rotary Community Corps "Nadejda" revealed that

- the awareness between children (from the schools/ kindergarten), their families and park visitors on sustainable

environment approaches, circular economies (recycling, upcycling and repurposing) is low

- the utilization of public park "Nadejda" from children from the nearby situated 2 schools, 1 kindergarden and

park visitors is low due to low level of preservance, low level of afforestation and poor infrastructure;

RC Sofia Vitosha in partnership with Sofia city Municipality, Municipality Nadejda, RCC "Nadejda" and the

Management boards of 2 public schools (High School 15 "Adam Mickiewicz", High School 54 St. Ivan Rilski)

and 1 kindergarden (6-th kindergarden "Valsheben sviat") situated near park "Nadejda" identified a need for

consolidated strategy and tactics to facilitate sustainable mindset change towards improving environment by

involving teachers, children, their parents and citizens living in the area. The targeted group for the project will

be around 10 000 people: 105 Kids (5-18 years old), 8 school teachers, 210 Kid's family members, 250 Park

Nadejda current users per day and 9622 citizens living next to the park (Data from Municipality registers).

Within the next years the project is planned to be expanded within the 2 public schools by utilizing key learning's

and including more students, thus increasing the number of park activities and utilization.

Primary Host Partner

District: 2482

Rotary Club of: Sofia-Vitosha

Primary Contact: Misc Rotarians

Email: test@test.com

Primary International Partner

District: 5340

Rotary Club of: Carlsbad

Primary Contact: Ava Payne

Email: avapayne@me.com

Project Status

Your project is "Fully Pledged". This means the amount of the pledges is equal to the total budget of the project. Now the project needs to be finalized and go through the approval process with The Rotary Foundation. This process gets started on the administration page.

Project listed for the 2021-22 Rotary Year.

The TRF Grant application number is #2235595.

Proposed Financing

Existing Contributions Towards This Project





Sofia-Vitosha (2482)





Carlsbad (5340)





Bar (2483)





Amount Requested from The Rotary Foundation






Note: as of July 1, 2015 there is a 5% additional support fee for cash contributions. This fee does not appear in the financials above because it does not apply if the funds are sent directly to the project account (without going through TRF, and therefore without Paul Harris credit). Clubs sending their cash contribution to TRF must be aware they will have to send an additional 5%.

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History Log Entries


by Janice Kurth

System Entry: Creation of project page.


by Janice Kurth

System Entry: Pledge of $4,912 by Georgi Stefanov of the Rotary Club of Bar, District 2483.

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