Cultural Tour 2008 part 2 – Visit to Berkovitsa Orphanage

Today we had our longest excursion – to Berkovitsa Orphanage for children with learning disabilities. Sofia Baptists have been supporting the children and staff for over a decade with food, clothing, and gifts, and last year even put on a Christmas puppet show which the kids loved.

With funding from a UK church they have constructed a new classroom and dormitory, and a toilet block to replace a squalid unheated original ‘Turkish toilet’.

The youngsters welcomed us warmly and each was delighted to receive a small hand-made teddy-bear. We all wished we could have spent longer with these lovely kids.