Support every child’s equal access to quality education in Bulgaria!
We believe that every child in Bulgaria should have access to quality education, regardless of where they live, which school they attend, or how much money their parents make. We work towards this cause by developing new teachers, supporting schools, and building partnerships in order to introduce best practices into the education system.
“A New Way to Teaching” Program
All participants in Teach For Bulgaria’s leadership and professional development program receive professional training and support to become teachers to students from vulnerable communities for a period of two years. This experience allows them to get a deep, first-hand understanding of the challenges and areas of improvement in our complex education system. After the successful completion of the program, our alumni remain committed to our mission by contributing towards a positive change in Bulgarian education through the perspective of any career path they choose to pursue. Some of the professional areas our alumni choose to focus on include effective teaching, school leadership, social entrepreneurship, public policy, etc.
“Model Schools” Program
“Model Schools” is Teach For Bulgaria’s two-year program for the professional development of school staff. It supports teachers and principals who work at the same school in the development and implementation of sustainable best practices for effective teaching and school management in order to meet the needs of every student and help them grow personally and academically.
The program consists of two integral parts: Instructional Leadership and elective courses about various teaching methods, based on the specific needs of the school.
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There are two main factors which have played a major role in my personal and professional life: my parents’ unwavering support and the pure luck to have had access to wonderful education from my primary school (“Vasil Levski” in Stara Zagora) to my high school (National High School for Ancient Languages and Cultures in Sofia). Teach For Bulgaria is working very hard to provide an equal start and opportunity for success to every child in Bulgaria.
I support Teach For Bulgaria because its main focus is on the most painful and fundamental problems in Bulgaria - education and social inequality. I firmly believe in Teach For Bulgaria’s strategy to support children from disadvantaged communities and help them reach their full potential by providing them with quality education. Our country needs responsible citizens and critical thinkers who are able to spark positive change.
Education is a fundamental value and mutual responsibility - to all of us as individuals and in our social roles as citizens, business people, or government officials. The America for Bulgaria Foundation works in partnership with Bulgarian organizations in an effort to support the private sector and democratic institutions in the country, as well as to improve the quality of education in Bulgaria and the prestige of the teaching professions. To us, this means supporting teachers in their efforts to prepare young people for the job market of the future. Since our establishment back in 2009, the America for Bulgaria Foundation has invested over 110 million dollars in support of Bulgarian education. We are very glad that Teach For Bulgaria has turned into a symbol of the mission to provide every Bulgarian child with equal access to quality education, regardless of which school they attend, where they live, or how much money their parents make.