*Teach for Bulgaria is the lead partner in this project.
Teach For Bulgaria is a leading non-profit organization in education, voted for NGO of the Year in 2014 at the annual business awards of Forbes Bulgaria. It was founded and receives generous support by the America for Bulgaria Foundation, an institution devoted to helping the country to realize its full potential as a successful, modern European nation. Teach For Bulgaria’s mission is to provide high-quality education to every child in Bulgaria, regardless of his/her socio-economic background, by recruiting, training and supporting successful and talented young people to become teachers in public schools serving vulnerable communities. Since its foundation in 2010, the organization has brought more than 400 new teachers to the education system and impacted more than 17 000 students from disadvantaged families in 10 regions in Bulgaria. Teach For Bulgaria’s alumni network of 119 former program participants is rapidly growing and includes people who have taken leadership roles not only in education but in various other fields such as social entrepreneurship and the non-profit sector. Teach For Bulgaria’s program is recognized as effective and impactful in bringing high quality education to students by the Ministry of Education and Science in Bulgaria, the business and NGO sector, labour unions in education, parents, school principals, and students as a successful pathway to bringing motivated and high-quality people to teaching.