House of Opportunity Sofia


Stoian Stoianov

Manager “House of Opportunity” Sofia 

I was born in 1972, married with three children.
The utilization of the profession of a musician got me through many places, I have met many people, and I had many life experiences.
For years I have been watching how every generation looks anxiously at the next one. I have a strong desire to help the young people we at FSCI are working with.
Nothing can replace the family environment, but I hope that we as a team will be useful in developing the potential and capabilities of these young people.

Nataliya Gradinarova

Social educator “House of Opportunity” Sofia – Druzhba and Lyulin district

I have bachelor’s degree in Social Education and master’s degree in Print Media from the University of Sofia “St. Kliment Ohridski”. In the beginning of my professional experience, I was not sure this is the right field for me. I was paying more attention to the field of journalism, rather than to the social one. But then something happened and my life changed. Out of interest, I applied for the position of Clinical night social worker in the Crisis Center for women and children victims of violence. To my surprise, despite the lack of experience, I was among the shortlisted candidates. This is how I became a member of the team – team, which I have been a part of since then. To achive a good balance, I decided to apply for a job that can bring positive emotions and fate in my life. This is how I found out about FSCI and House of Opportunity. I decided that this is the perfect place for me. I came across a great team of enthusiasts and people with strong will, flexibility and ingenuity. I met wonderful young people and it is a pleasure to work with them. After a little more than two years of work in the first observed home in Sofia, I joined the the team of the new “House of Opportunity” in Druzhba district and I am currently on duty at both places. I will do my best to contribute to the Foundation for social change and inclusion and I truly believe the best is yet to come.

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Social worker “House of Opportunity” Sofia – Druzhba and Lyulin district

I like working with people and I appreciate the importance of the “House of Opportunity” network of observed homes and the support that the foundation is providing to people at risk. I have experience in working with people with different addictions and I hope to be useful to the young people at “House of Opportunity”. Currently I’m studying “Rehabilitation” at Medical College.


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Social worker “House of Opportunity” Sofia – Druzhba and Lyulin district

I have bachelor’s degree in Social Work. Since 2004 I have been working with people in risk under the programme for Prevention of HIV and STI. I work mainly with young people. At “House of Opportunity” I found a way to work with the young people so that they don’t get in the risky environment. It is wonderful to be able to see how a new, better and more persistent generation is growing before your eyes.



Svetlin Azmanov

Social worker “House of Opportunity” Sofia – Druzhba and Lyulin districtt

I have many different interests related to sports, nature, literature and history.

I graduated from Bachelor “Social Pedagogy” at Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski “in 2014. Over the years, I have been involved in many volunteer initiatives and I continue to do so. My professional experience as a social worker is mostly with children and adults suffered from various forms of violence. I continue to build on both my professional and life skills so that I can be as useful as possible to myself and to the people whom I work with. I hope that my experience will also be useful to the youngsters from the “House of Opportunity”.