Program for prevention of AIDS and restriction of drug distribution
Among the greatest challenges our contemporary society is facing are the problems related to AIDS, the use of narcotic substances and the ever growing violence rate. The Future for Bulgaria Foundation together with its partners implemented a number of projects with the purpose of understanding the problems of the children and young people and helping them to solve these problems. It was in 1997 that we started our activities on the prevention of AIDS in cooperation with the Ministry of Health. We organized many concerts throughout the country, we supported Edita production house in creating films against AIDS and drugs, we financed the printing of Anti-drug notebooks in three parts for students of different age groups together with methodological instructions for their use and a brochure for the parents on request of the Regional Directorate of the Ministry of Interior, together with the Museum of the MoI and the National Forum “Bulgarka”we enabled the issuing of the Drug newspaper, we organized a permanent, and then a travelling exhibition “Together Against Drugs”, which went around tens of cities throughout the country. The exhibition presented samples of the different types of drugs, their various ways of distribution, the work of the police and the Customs Agency to restrict this distribution, confessions of addicts and notes written by addicts before they died. We also financed the theater performance by Kiril Ampov “Electrocution” in the Satiric Theater which presents the problem of drugs to the young people.