ZAEDNO - Communication for Support and Development Foundation

We work to inspire the positive youth and community change.

“ZAEDNO – Communication for Support and Development” Foundation (ZAEDNO) is a Bulgarian youth non-governmental, non-commercial and non-political organization, registered in 2005, and working in public benefit.

ZAEDNO is a Bulgarian word meaning: coming TOGETHER; towards one goal.

Our VISION: We do believe that there are no great deals that can change the world, but only small actions fulfilled with great love, understanding and compassion – when a single smile on the kids face is the greatest victory.

Our MISSON: To work for the harmonious development and positive life change of young people and their communities through educational, voluntary and social programmes and risk-prevention activities.

Organizational structure: ZAEDNO Foundation has the following bodies and staff structure:
1. Managing board consisting of 3 members;
2. Assembly of the Foundation consisting of 4 members.
3. General Secretary – full time staff – 1 person
4. Trainers and team leaders – working on project bases
5. Volunteers team – up to 20 people

We are professionals in the field of youth development, sociology, social services, and ICT. Each of us have about 10 years of voluntary work and trainers' experience and qualification gained in the University, as well as YMCA, Red Cross, EU Youth Directorate, EVS, YouAct and Scouts movements.

ZAEDNO supports: Children, young people and their communities with special focus on those who are underprivileged and growing in risky environment. Girls, young mothers and families from remote geographical regions and those who live in a highly urban areas.

ZAEDNO Methods

  • Non-formal life skills education - including peer-to-peer, leadership and risk prevention trainings, interactive art and social activities.
  • Internet skills trainings and e-networking for youth teams andl organizations
  • Community assests building activities & Voluntary campaigns

ZAEDNO main projects & activities



  • Vision Du Monde, France
  • Bulgarian Swiss Cooperation Program (2013 / 2014)
  • America For Bulgaria Foundation (2012)
  • Sofia Municipality (2009)
  • EU program Youth in Action 2008
  • National Agency of Youth and Sport (2007-2008)
  • Youth Info Centers Network (2007-2008)
  • Vision Du Monde, France (2007-2009 - 2010 - 2015 - 2016)
  • British Council, Bulgaria (2006-2007)
  • Vibrant Planet Ltd., New Zealand (2005)
  • Global Youth Action Network – GYAN, USA (2006)
  • Private donors



GLOBAL CAMPAIGNS & coordination



ZAEDNO - Communication for Support and Development Foundation, Bulgaria
Maria Dimitrova - General Secretary
Mobile: +359.889.429.165
E-mail: [email protected]

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