DIFFERENT, BUT TOGETHER

DIFFERENT, BUT TOGETHER

  • For the past 8 years, Art Center “Karnolsky” has been organizing the initiative “Different, but Together.
  • The main idea of the project is to foster empathy by giving an opportunity to children and youth from different social, ethnic, and religious groups, as well as disadvantaged children, to sing and dance together on stage. It is a proof of the power of art to unite people.
  • The event is under the patronage of the Sofia Municipality Mayor – Mrs. Yordanka Fandakova, who is also the first winner of “The Heart of Sofia” honorary award.

Since 2008 Art Center Karnolsky has been organizing the social initiative "Different but together".

The main idea of ​​the project is empathy – to gather on same stage children and young people from different social strata and ethnic groups, different religions and cultural traditions, some of them in a disadvantaged position, singing and dancing.

The event is under patronage of the Mayor of Sofia Municipality - Mrs. Yordanka Fandakova, who is also the first winner of the honorary sign "Heart of Sofia".

The "Different But Together" initiative runs in close cooperation with the Bulgarian Teachers' Syndicate and personally by its Chairperson - Mrs. Yanka Takeva, and received the support of a number of state and municipal structures such as the Ministry of Education and Science, Sofia Municipality, the Regional Inspectorate Education - Sofia, Education Directorate of the Sofia Municipality, Oborishte District Municipality - Sofia, City Organization of the Bulgarian Red Cross.

"Different but Together" is one of the initiatives of Art Center Karnolsky, through which the non-governmental organization works to promote art among children and young people as a way to deal with problems and difficulties they encounter in everyday life, as well as to form attitude towards tolerance and acceptance of the others.

Within the framework of the concert, the organizers present the annual award "Heart of Sofia" and "Heart of Bulgaria" for contribution to development of art, culture, education and sport for children. Prizes are given to individuals, non-governmental organizations and companies deserving recognition for their creative and social activities for the benefit of children, being a personal example to adolescents.

Among the holders of the honorary signs "Heart of Sofia" and "Heart of Bulgaria" are the Sofia Municipality Mayor - Mrs. Yordanka Fandakova, the famous Bulgaria composer Haigashod Agassyan and others.