Neli Kocheva

Head of Fundraising and Development

Neli has been the Head of Fundraising and Development at Teach For Bulgaria since 2022. Prior to that, she was the long-lasting Head of Admissions at Teach for Bulgaria. Her team was responsible for the recruitment and selection of thousands of candidates who wanted to join A New To Teaching program and become effective teachers across Bulgaria.

She joined the team of Teach For Bulgaria in 2011 because she believes in the organization’s mission, which she considers her own. According to her, every child deserves a chance in life and access to quality education, and as a responsible society and nation, our obligation is to provide it to them. The best way to make that happen is to involve young and qualified people in the educational system and work for positive change.

Before joining Teach for Bulgaria, Neli worked as Deputy Team Leader – Training and Support in the Customer Service Department of one of the biggest telecommunication operators in the country. Neli has BA in Geography and biology from Sofia University, where she also enrolled an MBA program.

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