Archar is a lively village of 2,400 inhabitants. It lies on the bank of the Danube River in Bulgaria’s least developed North-West Region, 25 kilometers away from the district center of Vidin. Archar’s 400 children enjoy a kindergarten and two schools.
The village of Belogradets is situated in northeast Bulgaria, 60 km from Varna and the Bulgarian Black Sea coast. The village is inhabited by 1,374 people. Almost half of them are children and school goers, pensioners and unemployed people. The other half is the working people.
The village of Trud, Maritsa municipality, Plovdiv district, is situated in Thrace Valley, 8 km north of Plovdiv, on the Plovdiv – Karlovo road. Its population is 4,200 people, of whom 517 children aged up to 14 years. There is one school – Sts.
The village of Nova Cherna is situated in northeast Bulgaria, on the Danube River, 40 km from Ruse in the direction of Silistra. Its population is 1,745 people. There is a school and a kindergarten in the village.
Tundzha municipality is situated in the southeast part of the Thracian valley and is centrally located in Yambol District. Its vast area (1,218.9 sq. km) makes it the largest municipality in the district and one of the biggest territories in the country.
Roman has 3,600 inhabitants and lies in Northwest Bulgaria. There are three schools and one local culture club (“Chitalishte”). Since its establishment in 1907, the Chitalishte has housed a public library.
According to the 2011 Annual Report of the Bulgarian Helsinki Committee, the adequate community based care for people with mental disabilities continues to be one of the challenges facing Bulgaria where these people are still isolated in closed-type institutions.