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Social Enterprises

Helping vulnerable young people develop key skills and find employment

Securing their futures

Lack of basic education and interpersonal skills are a major barrier to young state care leavers finding employment. We believe that with training and support these young people will have a greatly improved chance of finding a job. We develop social enterprises to equip vulnerable young people for employment and the ability to provide for themselves and, one day, their families.

HOPe Restaurant  – Sofia

This initiative provided training and employment for young residents of the Sofia-based Houses of Opportunity and other vulnerable people who struggled to secure work. Closed in Spring 2020.

Centar  Zvezda – Belgrade

Young people in the House of Opportunity in Belgrade work together to design, produce and market all kinds of souvenirs and gifts to order from corporate sponsors and for seasonal markets and campaigns.

HOPe Soap

“HOPe SOAP” engages House of Opportunity Programme residents in productive activity, providing a sense that their contribution matters and develops communication, relationship and basic business and personal skills. The soaps they produce are sold to wedding parties, corporate events and through shops in Sofia.