OVER TWO THOUSAND APPLY FOR TEACHERS UNDER TEACH FOR BULGARIA PROGRAM
CANDIDATES EXCEED 2,200 FOR SECOND YEAR IN A ROW
More than 2,200 applications by people willing to teach over a minimum of two years in schools partnering with Teach for Bulgaria have been received for a second year in a row. The number of applicants has doubled against the previous years, indicating that the interest in teaching has not only increased but has sustainably remained high.
This year, besides candidates from Sofia, where most of them traditionally come from, there is a large number of people coming from Plovdiv, Pleven, Veliko Tarnovo and Stara Zagora, and their average age is 35 years. Of all the applicants, 490 are men and 1760 women, with a total of 270 graduating from university this year.
Teach for Bulgaria believes that this is positive news for the country, as it shows that interest in the teaching profession is starting to rise. An increasing number of people from different professional backgrounds become aware of the importance of education for the social and economic development of the state and of their ability to contribute to it.
Teach for Bulgaria has been operating for more than seven years and shares the vision that children in Bulgaria will receive better education if more and more socially active people unite around the cause of improving the education system. The Foundation works to achieve this goal, along with its network of institutional, corporate, non-governmental and individual partners, thanks to whom its reach grows. This year Teach for Bulgaria plans to be present in 13 regions of the country — Veliko Tarnovo, Vratsa, Lovech, Montana, Pazardzhik, Pernik, Pleven, Plovdiv, Razgrad, Sliven, Sofia Municipality, Sofia Region and Stara Zagora.
The Program is long-term and attracts new people for its cause every year. The application procedure for participation in Teach for Bulgaria’s Program for the school years 2018/2020 will be open in September 2017. If you want to receive news about Teach for Bulgaria, you can follow our Facebook page or subscribe to our monthly newsletter here.