“We cannot overcome anger and hatred simply by suppressing them. We need to actively cultivate the antidotes to hatred: patience and tolerance.”
For us, the youth, speech is the main weapon. We still do not have money and power to change the world but we have ideas that we would like to share. We want to speak and to be heard because we create stories of beauty and humanity. Boundaries, ethnic groups and religions do not exist for us because art unites us. We love creating and this love can heal the wounds in people’s souls – as long as we have the opportunity.
"Speech of the Young" is a project of "The Fire of Orpheus" and "Stoil Kutsev – the Schoolmaster" foundations, that aims at supporting Bulgarian youths to develop their talent and obtain courage to manifest it in general society. With the current initiative, we would like to give future writers, musicians, artists and photographers a helping hand, because, unfortunately, very few organizations in Bulgaria see the meaning in their work. A young author must be self financing in order to publish their own works, which is often impossible. Thus, a paradox appears since the works of talented young people can not be brought to light. Just think about how many authors under the age of 25 or authors from minority groups you know. Probably not many if anything at all comes to mind. We would like to change this trend – we would like you tohave valuable works of young Bulgarians on the shelvesof your bookcases.
Here you will find information about our project and its activities. You could also visitour Facebook page where we publish news regularly on our “Speech oft he Young” initiative!
Translation: Kornelia Spasova