New TV show in Bulgaria improves plight of children in institutions
Twelve musicians and celebrities sing to raise funds for the move of children from institutions into family care
Bulgaria, January 2008- Musicians will sing with celebrities on a new Bulgarian TV show “The Magnificent Six”, in order to raise funds to improve the lives of children in an institutional care home. The aim of the programme is to raise money for the children who are presently in the Mogilino institution; a home in the north of Bulgaria for children with physical and mental disabilities.
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The concept of the format “The Magnificent Six” comes from Andres Ekis, a well known director and film maker from Latvia. The broadcasting of the BBC movie “Bulgaria’s Abandoned Children” triggered bTV to decide that Ekis` format for a fundraising TV show would be the best format to involve the whole Bulgarian community in supporting the children of Mogilino.
Through this show, bTV is supporting the action plan, developed by The Agency for Social Assistance, for the step-by-step closure of Mogilino institution. This involves finding a proper new place to live for the children. The plan is part of the large-scale project that wants to make sure that children in Bulgarian institutions are placed in a family-type living environment.