The Teahouse EN

The Social Teahouse?

How to brew tea with a cause?

At first sight, the Social Teahouse might seem as a place like any other – we offer different types of tea, homemade lemonade, coffee and other beverages. Our cozy tea lounge, interesting customers, who have chosen to spend their time with us and the jazz
music that we play for them just add to the pleasant atmosphere in our venue.

Anyone who spends a little more time on Preslav Street 53 may notice the young people who work with us. They are boys and girls who have grown up without parents in social institutions and are now making efforts to leave the cycle of disappointment, deprivation, and lack of perspective behind them. Here, in the Teahouse we offer them a protected job to start their work path and give them an opportunity to stand on their feet before they enter the thorny reality of adulthood.

We do not hire people to brew tea, we brew tea to hire people!

Our Mentorship Program

Nowadays, basic competencies, such as social and communication skills, emotional intelligence and basic work habits, are imperative if one wants to develop in this world. That is why the young people who work in the Teahouse are taking part in our 3-year mentoring program. The goal is to help them catch up with everything they have missed out in the social institutions over the years, to work on their personal development and to build important professional habits and competences in order to bring them closer to the dream of an honest and happy life. The mentors themselves come from a variety of backgrounds (education, medicine, design, engineering, hospitality, etc.) and each has his/her own unique approach and contribution to the team and the mentoring program.

“Give a man a fish, and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish, and you feed him for a lifetime. “

Social Entrepreneurship

The Social Teahouse Project was created in 2014 by Maya Doneva and Stoyana Stoeva in Varna. In 2015, with the help of many volunteers and partners, the Social Teahouse officially opened its doors as an alternative social space where young people with limited access to the labor market get their first job. One of the main challenges faced by our team is the sustainable functioning of the Teahouse. Thanks to our loyal supporters, the active people who organize and attend events here, and the lovers of our teas and lemonades we have managed to maintain our cause and to develop the cultural and social life in Varna. Besides serving delicious tea and lemonade on our first-floor lounge, we have an events and presentations space on the second floor and a co-working space on the third floor. Learn more about what we can offer.

Community and Events

In the Social Teahouse, we believe that the path to a better society goes through people gathering, communicating, sharing ideas, and helping each other. That is why we strive to provide as many facilities as possible for meaningful and constructive events with curious, active and motivated participants.

Since its opening, the Social Teahouse in Varna has become a center for many cultural, charity, youth and alternative events in Varna.

Reports

The media about us

На чай с кауза | в. Капитал

Бизнес с кауза – Мисята възможна | в. ТРУД

Социалната Чайна във Варна празнува своя Първи рожден ден | Vesti.bg

ПРОМЯНАТА създаде пространство за интеграция на младежи от социални домове във Варна | Нова телевизия

Пет идеи получиха финансиране в конкурса за най-добър бизнес план на неправителствена организация | Нова телевизия

Три проекта от ПРОМЯНАТА отличени с Годишни награди за социална иновация | Нова телевизия

Тайните кътчета на Варна: Социална чайна | Uspelite.bg

Социална чайна в България? Защо не?! | Uspelite.bg

Социалната чайна отваря през май | Varnautre.bg

На гости на Социалната чайна – кътче уют и (с)мисъл | Podmosta.bg

Стояна Стоева и проектът за социална чайна във Варна | БНТ

Социална чайна във Варна дава шанс на младежи от домовете за сираци | bTV

Как се прави лимонада? С много любов! | БНР

Лицата на Промяната: Социалната чайна на Мая и Стояна | chronicle.bg

Чайна с мисия – младежи от домове навлизат в трудностите на живота | Dnes.bg

Социалната Чайна във Варна празнува своя първи рожден ден | Дарик

Най-добрите пекари и творци на Варна подкрепят Чайната | Sputnik.bg

Мая Донева: Не се отказвайте, не спирайте, докато не успеете | Karieri.bg

Mладежи от домове започват първа работа в социална чайна | Монитор

Първата у нас социална чайна отваря врати на ул. “Преслав” | телевизия Черно море

Лицата на Промяната: Социалната чайна на Мая и Стояна | Нова телевизия

Пътят на една социална чайна | Vesti.bg

Социална чайна ще помага на младежи в нужда | БНТ

Митко Петков | Дневниците на Черно море 

Различен свят | “Темата на Nova”