In May, the painting of bins started in several schools in Sofia:
12 May – 35 High School “Dobri Voynikov”
May 18th – 105th “Atanas Dalchev” Secondary School
May 22 – 96 School “Lev N.Tolstoy”
Sheaves from different parts of Bulgaria are already being studied by students in Sofia schools. Young people choose which ones to be painted on the baskets in their yards. Our goal is to make the environment more attractive, young people to commit to transforming it and, in a non-standard way, to create a positive attitude towards the disposal of waste at the right places.
If you want your school to participate, contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org or call us on 0876 692 753.
From 2014, together with recruited volunteers, local people and students, we started a renovation of benches in public spaces in Sofia. We have presented books and their authors on 95 benches in Sofia. In 2015 we also included graffiti artists, and we also carried our efforts on the scratched, ugly walls of transformer substations in the neighborhoods of Sofia. In the framework of our work we not only create a pleasant “island” in Sofia for communication and cultural interaction, but also make local people feel happy, smile on their way to work or home. But the most valuable thing we achieve is that by turning them into objects of art, even vandals refrain from repeated raids. But not only respect for graffiti masters and artists has been observed in recent years. Book drawings appeared on other benches, anonymous and sympathetic to our idea.
Our work will continue this year. We will restore the inscriptions and drawings on the benches. We will continue with new objects: decorating garbage bins and stairs to school buildings. What our environment looks like depends on ourselves: starting from whether the waste is in the right place and ending with the color of our buildings, stops and even our doors.
Our work is supported by program “Culture” 2018 of Sofia Municipality. 50 bins will be redecoreted in May and June