Dear FAR, I am writing this to you to express my most sincere gratitude for the most professional representation on my behalf. You have stuck by me through the years in dealing with this very stressful case of mine. I admire your composure, work ethic and most of all excellent representation anytime I have court hearing.When I was arrested in December middle of winter, six years ago. I was held ingetot time to read all but I saw your contacs so I reached up to you tbecomeme your client. Because of you, I gained a safhaven,; through your efforts, you gave me much hope and I appreciate it! Thank you from the deepest recesses of my heart for detention camp almost twelve (12) months. My active mind went dormant, and my existence became meaningless. Self-loathing, self-pity, and self-destructive because I was running away from the problems of my own home country and I'm into another problem; something remarkable happened, when I found your book in the pantry one morning, I did not have time to read all, but i saw your contact and reached out to you to become your client. Because of you, I gained a safe haven, a voice, a coat of armour, and hope. As time ran, you gave me inspiration and determination to believe in myself. And that wasn't all; through your efforts, you gave me a lot of hope, and I appreciate it! Thank you from the deepest recesses of my heart and the epicentre of my soul- for all you have done for me and will continue to do for other refugees. I am just almost in disbelief that it is finally over soon, and don't want to wait till that time, to say thank you.I feel I will win my life back because of you (FAR) despite the circumstances.Thank you!
Hello! I wanted to say thank you once again for your help. With Peter*, things have more or less settled down, he is working on a construction site now. We do not have a decision on his case yet, we are waiting. I want to give thanks to the organization you work in. It is so important to be able to call and talk in your native language and in a language they understand ,when your loved ones are a thousand km away. I will not stop thanking you because you were the only connecting thread. Thank you very much.”
*names have been changed to protect their identity
Good Morning Ma'am, trust everyone is doing great.
Today Mark exactly 6yrs I've been in Bulgaria, and I'm using this meduim to say thank you for being there for me anytime there is in need to. To all the crew I say thank you, peace and more good health.
The training was conducted at an extremely good level.
Everything is great!
The material was presented clearly and understandably.
The training was organized and conducted on a high professional level, the lecturers were very good, well-prepared and well-versed on the topics presented. The wide range of organizational representatives aided the formation of interesting topics of discussion, and the different points of view put forward. This is very beneficial to all participants!
I am grateful for the opportunity to participate! This is an exceptionally good organization with a high quality of presentations. The discussions were very interesting and the lecturers highly professional!
I am delighted by the expertise of the lecturers and the manner of presenting!
I want to thank you for this internship. For me, these 2 months were very useful. I spent a lot of time with Ukrainian refugees and got the opportunity to help them. I am extremely happy about the fact that it was in your organization that I did my internship. Thank you very much for choosing me as an intern! I wish everyone in your organization all the best for the future! But the most important thing now is, of course, peace and victory for Ukraine! I really hope to meet you in the future!
- Very useful, I learned a lot of new things.
- The information received was important for the general understanding of the system of preschool and school education.
- Useful information explained step by step.
- Very useful meeting.
- The information was interesting and useful.
- Thank you, very helpful.
Thank you for giving me the opportunity to participate in the training you organized, which was extremely useful. I congratulate you for the perfect оrganization and the lecturers at a very high level!
Thank you for the comprehensive training. You have given us a base to stand on.
Very good presentation of knowledge (practical part) - short , clear and accurate!
Thank you, the training was very well organized and comprehensive!
Thanks for the comprehensive training! Good luck!
Thank you for the knowledge!
Thanks for the training, it is very helpful!
Thank you!!! You are very kind and gave us a lot of useful information!
Thank you very much! Things seem considerably more understandable now! :)
I hope you are well, yourself and your family.
I haven't said anything to answer this email, because every time I open it, words crowd up in my head and I can't pick and choose.
Do I thank you! Do I celebrate in joy!
So I have decided to fully open the faucet.
I am overjoyed, but not just because of the court's decision, but for the whole past 3 years, I'd thank you but.. I can hear your voice in my head, saying "don't thank me, thank god", and believe me, I do thank god, because I was blessed with having known you.
During the last meeting, you said that you have two roles to play concerning me, which is perhaps a hard task, I understand, but .. your absolute role to me is being someone I look up to, learn from, and ...fully respect.
Some people pay for a teacher, others climb mountains to find one, but thank god I was simply blessed with a great one.
I shared with a dear friend, the transition, during those 1st days of "meeting a lawyer named Valeria",.... to my eyes getting wide open to the reality, and I think it's worth being written and published! And I will tell you my side of the story one day, maybe you'll enjoy it.
Yet still, we say "He who thanks not the people, thanks not God", so ..
"Hello, D. writes to you. First, I would like to congratulate you on the World Refugee Day and give you a poem of mine, inspired by the days spent together, as well as a photo that reminded me of you, to which I would put the following title: "No human is illegal. And we are all human!"! Be healthy and all that inspiring! "- DD, participant in the training program of FAR in 2021.
„Hello, Mrs. Valeria. I hope that the arrival of this humble letter finds you in good health and harmony with your dear family, I also wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year with your family and your work team. You deserve great respect and recognition from everyone because you do a lot for others. Thank you very much, God bless you. Yours, H.E.“
“Priviet/hello! I discovered your work and read your advice/guide in excellent French for refugees/asylum seekers in Bulgaria. Thank you for your work, for the hope you give to people.(…)” - message via Facebook, 2016
“We do not feel isolated. We are often in the same situation and the info is really useful in order to not miss our procedure and to have our rights.” participant in a FAR information session for asylum seekers, 2015.
„It is during this session that I realize that I have so many rights and advantages that can make my life better. I am grateful. I hope that more such sessions could be organized.”- participant in a FAR information session, 2015.
“The course has been wonderful and comprehensive. The topics were definitely very interesting, presented in the best way, and helped me a lot to understand the subject. Of all the topics that were presented, there were none that did not arouse my interest and desire to prepare. I am extremely excited about our upcoming practical work and the chance to develop the knowledge gained so far. I owe a big THANK YOU to the whole team!” – D.D, participant in the DEFEND training, 2020
“The Foundation for Access to Rights (FAR) does not only provide a helping hand, but it is often the last hope for many vulnerable persons who are in need of effective protection of their rights. As an intern in FAR I am deeply inspired by both the cause to which the Foundation is dedicated, namely the promotion of social justice, and by the team itself as it consists of extremely dedicated and highly qualified specialists and it is more than a pleasure to work with them!” – Boyanka, intern at FAR, 2020
"Good afternoon ... I have asylum thanks to you. And I would like to thank Mrs Valeria. And I wish her health and wellness. Because she is the highest class and a great human being. (...) Thank you!"- message from a refugee, 2015.
"Thank you very much for the whole course of training, for me everything was useful, accurate, clearly stated, without unnecessary information." - participant in a training for lawyers, 2018.
“I should have written to you a long time ago to express my infinite gratitude for your attention and the time you have taken for me and for the great humanity that I felt in your work. I am really glad that I met you. ”- T.D., 2016
"The course is interesting, the lectures are presented in an accessible way and predispose us to ask questions. Each piece of information is supported by examples from the professional experience of the lecturers, as well as by interesting facts or explanatory situations. The organizers of the course are friendly and amicable, ready to answer any question. I am extremely glad that I was among the approved candidates and that during the summer I managed to learn so many new, interesting and useful things.”- participant in the DEFEND training, 2020.
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