This is a series of videos from a Bulgarian institution, Mogilino, put together in 2007. Thankfully, I think this facility is now closed (if not, the number of residents has been dramatically reduced), and conditions for Bulgarian children with disabilities are changing. But change is a slow process, and it has only been 4 years since the making of this video series. These videos are not for the faint of heart. Do not watch them with young children.
Sadly, these very same conditions still exist in many institutions around Eastern and central Europe. It is this very fate that Reece's Rainbow is working hard to prevent for the waiting children. When you see "transfer imminent" listed next to a waiting child's name, these are the kind of conditions many are headed for.
Please watch the videos. Don't walk away. The children trapped in these facilities cannot walk away, and they are depending on you, me, and everyone else to get them out. We have to be their voice. Grab a cup of coffee, turn off your facebook notifications, and watch. (if you watch to the end, you'll see the good things that happened to those who were featured.)