What Do Children in Bulgaria Dream About?

24 March 2018
Centre for Inclusive Education unveiled n Sofia the Portrait Photography Exhibition “I wish for my world” by the famous British photographer Paul Cliff
The Portrait Photography Exhibition “I wish for my world” presents fifty photographs, taken then and now of twenty-five children, answering the same question “What do you wish for your world?”. Its author is the famous British photographer Paul Cliff. It could be seen from Macrh 24 to April 10, 2018 at Ancient Complex Serdika, Largo zone.

 “I want everyone to be alive and healthy and to know all languages”, “To go to the beach“, „To go around the world”, „To look around the whole cosmos, to read the whole library“, „That the ISIS does not exist. That there are no crimes“, „Teleportation to be invented”, “А A world without homophobia, racism, sexism, for us all to love each other and to accept jokes better” are some of their answers.

During the opening ceremony Iva Boneva, Executive Director of Centre for Inclusive Education, Paul Cliff, Exhibition’s Author and Blagovesta Borcheva, State Expert at Inclusive Education Directorate at the Ministry ot Education and Science congratulated event’s guests.

 “We invited in 2009, Paul Cliff to come in Bulgaria and to make photographs of children from our partner schools in Teteven and Sofia and to share their dreams. In 2017 he came back and together we managed to find twenty-fove of them. We asked them the same question. The dreams of one part of the children have become bigger and bolder and unfortunately another one have become smaller. Dreams define horizons, opportunities and roads and make the spirits free. It is very important to encourage children to dream bravely and with confidence.”, Iva Boneva, Executive Director of Centre for Inclusive Education shared.

During the opening there were also a corner for making of funny pictures, a board, on which event’s guests shared their dreams and a workshop for young photographers. Maria Pashalyiska, participant at this year’s season of the Voice of Bulgaria and the guitarist Ivan Blaginov made a special music greeting to event’s guests.

The exhibition is part of School Makes Sense programme of Centre for Inclusive Education aiming at opening the school to community and linking teachers and representatives of different professionals in teams, which are working all the year to increase the motivation of children to go to school.

In order to increase the number of schools woth sense to children, Centre for Inclusive Education launches a fundraising campaign. You can support it by donation at the organization’s website,  or by telling your friends and partners about the Programme, or by giving us ideas.
This exhibition is a touring one, so it can be visited at numerous venues in Bulgaria.
From April 15 to 30, it will be in Teteven and from the beginning of May at Muzeiko. We will inform you for the upcoming cities and dates.Media partnersJCDecauxDarik radioDetski DnevnikMama Nindja, New ParentsNational Network for ChildrenNGO Portal, FLGRAz chetaFirst 7Bebok.euUchilishta.bg, HighViewArt.

School Makes Sense

School Makes Sense is our most ambitious cause. We are aiming at 100 schools to join it in 2025, because this is a cause which makes the school to revive again in children hearts and to become special for them.

School Makes Sense creates a bridge which connects the school, the local community and the supportive business environment. By crossing it every day, children integrate knowledge, inspiration and challenges and find their place and contribution to the world.

School Makes Sense motivates children to find themselves, to dream about where they want to be, and we, the people around them – teachers, professionals, mentors and parents to help them to trace their path to achieve their dreams.