Do We Want History To Repeat Itself?
On June 6, 1922 a boy with the unusual
name Proletsin (Son of Spring in Bulgarian) is born in Sofia. The family is extremely poor. The father rarely can find a job
to support it. Due to the miserable conditions in Proletsin’s home and the scarcity of food the little boy falls victim
to tuberculosis at the age of six. The family cannot afford to care of him and Proletsin is sent far from home to the City
of Varna on the Black Sea coast, in a children’s sanatorium. The sanatorium is the place where Proletsin would learn
to read and write. There, he would write his first poems, draw his first pictures.
After the publication of Proletsin’s first poems the boy attracts
the attention of Mrs. Konstanza Lyapcheva, the Chair of the Bulgarian Society for Children’s
Protection, and Queen Giovanna of Bulgaria. They try to help the family with food and money but it is too
late. Proletsin’s disease is in an advanced stage and even the most prominent
Bulgarian doctors cannot help. Proletsin dies on May 19, 1933 in a room in Alexandrovska
Hospital in Sofia leaving behind his beautiful poetry. Dobri Hristov, a famous Bulgarian composer,
composes music to Proletsin’s poems which preserve the memory of the young artist and celebrate his
talent decades after his premature death.
There are thousands of gifted Bulgarian children who live below the poverty
line with a family income of less than 600 Bulgarian leva per month (approximately US
$400). Most of them will remain unnoticed due to their unfortunate circumstances. Like Proletsin’s,
their talents will fade away before blooming. DO WE WANT HISTORY TO REPEAT ITSELF!?
Mithra International Foundation’s mission
is to empower talented underprivileged children in Bulgaria through access to art forums
and opportunities for quality education. Mithra International Foundation is a 501 (c)(3) charitable organization.
We kindly invite you to make a donation during this Giving Season. It will bring a child closer
to their dream of conquering the world with their talent!
Foundation is a non-profit corporation with two principal goals :
1. Promoting and popularizing Bulgarian and European cultural traditions within the local communities.
2. Providing underprivileged children with opportunities
for quality education.
life chances for underprivileged children by empowering them through education, art and culture as well as social integration.