Activity continues at a very fast pace thanks to a collaboration between the ever-efficient medical staff and Angel, who makes the orthotics. Apart from the medical and orthopaedic side of things, this week has been marked by an essential step in the Foundation’s mission. One of the first goals, set at the beginning of our commitment in Bulgaria, was to set up an orthopaedic workshop of our own where staff training and equipment production could take place. We are delighted to say that this goal has been reached! The President of the Foundation, François Fragnière and Manuela Maleeva have together signed the notary documents for the purchase of a building in the city of Stara Zagora.
We thank our generous sponsors, especially the BCV and Kamata, without whom our dream would not have been realised.
Two architects, Stéphanie Link and Jean-Pierre Dind from Link SA , have also come on board to assess the work required and plan the renovation work of the building. They also established a good relationship with the people who will be mandated to work on this project. The next step is to submit detailed renovation and construction plans and obtain all the necessary permits required for these works, before the end of December.
This trip was hugely satisfying for the whole team. We return enriched and more motivated to continue our commitment in Bulgaria. Next visit in January 2013 will see surgery procedures planned, many more examinations carried out and, as usual, lots of new children taken into our care.