ABOUT THE CREATORS
Welcome! We are Nadezhda and Stefan Grigorovi, a family and the creators of the Bakers Without Borders game. HedgeHope is our good-spirited, adventurous, traveling hedgehog! His name means “to hop with hope over any hedge/difficulty” in life, and he is, indeed, a hedgehog with soft spines and a soft heart. HedgeHope teaches the children how to become good adults, and teaches the adults how to become good children again.
HedgeHope is the name of our family company, which we founded in 2014, and it is the name of our social enterprise bakery “Bread House” in the capital of Bulgaria, Sofia. With our mascot HedgeHope, we develop all educational and game materials. Our creations support the social programs of the Bread Houses Network (www.breadhousesnetwork.org), which Nadezhda initiated in 2009 and now connects more than a hundred people in about 20 countries on 5 continents. Nadezhda developed innovative art therapy methods involving bread-making, called “BREAD THERAPY®”, and have been globally recognized by social workers, psychologists, and social organizations.
For her travels with a social cause across more than 70 countries, in 2012 National Geographic awarded Nadezhda with the global recognition “Traveler with a mission of the year”. As you read her stories and adventures in the game, we hope that you will also become inspired to imagine ways to catalyze social change, to explore the beauty of the world, to respect its different cultures and also to love and preserve your own values and cultural traditions.