November 1, 2011
Lieutenant Col. David Galles (third from right), Bulgaria Office of Defense Cooperation Chief, and Ms. Veska Maradzhieva (fourth from left), director, Day Center for Children with Disabilities and Day Center for Adults with Disabilities, mark the inauguration of a U.S. European Command-funded renovation of the center in Kazanlak by cutting a ribbon at the entrance March 24, 2014. The U.S. Government invested a total of $132,300 in this project under the Department of Defense's Humanitarian Assistance program. The completely renovated Center for Adults, collocated with a kindergarten for disabled children, accommodates a therapy room, psychological and social counseling spaces, a kitchen for developing useful culinary skills and a playground with specialized equipment. The facility will provide an environment to improve the lives of adults suffering from mental and physical impediments by aiding them in the development of various social skills for independent life.