Construction of the building was completed towards the end of 2014. It includes rooms and common areas for the residents, a family kitchen, computing equipment, and grounds.
During 2015 Our Kids Foundation recruited employees and volunteers to run the facility, and we completed the lengthy and bureaucratic process of legal registration.
The first 7 residents have now moved in. Several of them already have jobs and we're working hard to make it a welcoming home for them.
We have also signed a partnership with the Foundation for Social Change and Inclusion (FSCI) who have a lot of experience in running projects such as this within their House of Opportunity program in Bulgaria. They are providing training, advice and other resources.
Below are some pictures of the finished building and accommodation as it stands today, as well as some photographs during construction.
The pictures below were taken during construction in 2014.