Building Bonds With Refugees In Bulgaria Using 'Speed Dating'
Published on October 20, 2017
Instead of seeking romance, refugees in Bulgaria are using "speed dating" to build friendships with locals.
Organized by a social center in the country’s capital, the 30-second meet-ups are a unique opportunity to break the ice. Bulgarian citizens chat with refugees, building relationships and helping the newcomers develop their language skills.
Many in Bulgaria are concerned about the influx of refugees who have traveled from Syria, Afghanistan, and other war-torn countries. This gathering hopes to promote understanding, and bridge cultural gaps.