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Center for young talents

The major project for the “Chance for the Children and the Nature of Bulgaria” Foundation for 2011 is opening a Center for Young Talents in Bourgas. The Center’s lofty aim is to implement creative projects of respected teachers with acclaimed and talented students for supplementing their school education and to invest in advanced tuition and intellectual development in accordance with the European requirements and the students’ personal interests and gifts in all fields of science, technology and art.

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The 7th Regional Olympiad in Informatics will be held on March 26, 2022 at 9:00 AM. Due to the epidemic situation in the country, this year it will be held online. The competition is organized for the seventh time in a row on the initiative of the Chance for Children and Nature of Bulgaria Foundation and is implemented with the support of the Center for Young Talents, Burgas, and Informatics and Computer Science division at the Center for Informatics and Technical Sciences of Burgas Free University.

What is new for this year is that as a partner in the organization of the Olympiad is included one of the most elite high schools in the city - AEG "Geo Milev". A team of enthusiastic teachers of informatics and IT, combined with the curiosity of its graduates, as well as modern technological equipment are a prerequisite for the smooth conduct of the Olympiad in informatics.

"The aim of the Olympiad is to stimulate the interest of young people in Burgas and the region to new technologies, to highlight their importance in modern education and to unite the efforts of schools, training centers, universities and institutions dealing with advanced development and improvement of young talents. ", commented the event Liliana Slavova, President of the " Chance for Children and Nature of Bulgaria" Foundation.

Participation will be in three age groups: 4-6th grade, 7-9th grade and 10-12th grade and is free, and the organizers invite all children and youth from 4th to 12th grade from Burgas and the region with interests in the field of IT technologies to get involved in the event and show their knowledge.

Registrations for participation are accepted until March 22, 2022 electronically HERE.

For the eleventh consecutive year, the Chance for Children and Nature of Bulgaria Foundation announces its national program "Awards, Scholarships and Distinctions". The project aims to support the training and support of national and international performances of talented children and youth in the field of science and humanities, arts and new technologies.

Since 2011, the Chance for Children and Nature of Bulgaria Foundation has set itself the noble task of supporting the development of talented children and capable young people aged 6 to 20, providing them with a chance that depends exclusively on their qualities and skills, efforts and perseverance. The team aims to provide Bulgarian talented children and youth with support in important stages of their education, vocational training and creative development. Since then, more than 75 gifted children from all over the country have been awarded under the Awards, Scholarships and Distinctions program, and 10 of them have received the Grand Prize for Talent, which has given them the opportunity to participate and achieve great success in Europe. and world championships.

This year, our talented Bulgarian children will be able to apply for two cash prizes of up to BGN 600 for talented children / youth with limited financial resources, who have achieved special success in the field of science or art in the academic year 2021/2022. The Foundation also awards two individual cash prizes of up to BGN 550 for excellent performance at national or international Olympiads, competitions, contests, etc. in the academic year 2021/2022, as well as the Chance for Young Talents Prize for 2022. The prize is awarded once per calendar year for particularly high achievements in the field of science and / or art in the academic year 2021/2022.

"We are happy that for eleven years we have had the opportunity to support and develop the gifts of Bulgarian children and to upgrade their knowledge and skills through these scholarships. We know that no matter how talented a person is without support and enough room for expression, the talent could not develop enough. Talent, work, performances, achievements, sustainable development and compliance with the rules are our main evaluation criteria in our project "Awards, scholarships and distinctions!", says Liliana Slavova, President of the Chance for Children and the nature of Bulgaria".

The deadline for applying for the program is May 2, 2022, and the full conditions for applying can be found HERE.

Experts from the municipal administration took part in a training to prevent plastic water pollution. The best Norwegian practices included in the activities of the project of the Municipality of Burgas "Implementation of measures to reduce marine litter in the Burgas Bay" were presented.

Divers, fishermen, students and experts are involved in the implementation of the project activities.

Eng. Pavlin Mihov, Director of the Environmental Protection Directorate, traced the path of Burgas waste by presenting the various implemented garbage collection systems in the city.

"Proper separation of household waste and the use of colored containers for separate collection will significantly reduce the volume of landfilled waste and will contribute to the conservation of nature," he said.

Eng. Mariela Garkova, Chief Expert of the Strategic Development Directorate, emphasized that by 2035 only one tenth of the waste collected from households will be able to be disposed of in the general collection container and that we must soon learn to dispose of food waste separately too, due to the forthcoming commissioning of an anaerobic plant in the city.

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Svetla Dalakchieva presented shocking data on the scale and damage of plastic pollution.

A plan for limiting the use of disposable plastic products in the buildings and premises of the Municipal Council and the Municipal Administration of Burgas was presented.

Director of the Strategic Development Directorate Maya Ruseva stressed the importance of everyone taking responsibility for the cleanliness of the environment and stressed that great change will happen with the participation of all of us, because pollution harms not only marine life, but the health of people of our and of future generations as well.

The training is part of the Project "Implementation of measures to reduce marine litter in the Burgas Bay" is implemented in partnership with the Foundation "Chance for Children and Nature of Bulgaria" and the NGO "The Blue Army", Iceland. Its financing is under the Program "Environmental Protection and Climate Change" of the EEA FM 2014-2021.

A jury chaired by Nedyalko Yordanov and members poetess Yana Valcheva and pedagogue Keti Papasheva awarded the best poems in the III regional competition for children's poetry "I - the child of the sea" on "My city".

In the first age group in the first place is the work of Nikol Sigmyanova, 8 years old, "St. Knyaz Boris I" primary school, Burgas, the second place is for Kaloyan Karamitev, 8 years, "Anton Strashimirov" primary school, Burgas, and the third was won by Kristiana Valcheva, 8 years old, St. Kliment Ohridski Primary School, Burgas.

First place in the second age group was won by Daria Dimitrova, 9 years old, Lyuben Karavelov Primary School, Burgas, the second place was awarded to Ivana Filcheva, 9 years old, Lyuben Karavelov Primary School, Burgas, and third place went to ranked Bogomil Rusev, 10, Elin Pelin Primary School, Burgas.

A special prize of the jury in the third age group was awarded to Nikolay Hadzhistoychev at the age of 12, and the first place was won by Elisaveta Mileva, 11 years old, St. St. Cyril and Methodius" secondary school, Karnobat, the second place was awarded to Lea Nedelcheva, 11, Hristo Botev" secondary school, Karnobat and third place went to Vlad Nikiforov, 11, "St. St. Cyril and Methodius" secondary school, Karnobat.

Adriana Zlateva, 7 years old, PR Slaveykov Primary School, Burgas, Teodora Todorova, 8, Anton Strashimirov Primary School, Burgas and Petya Ivanova, 9, received special incentive certificates for excellent performance. , St. Kliment Ohridski Primary School, Burgas.

This year too, the interest in the third edition of the competition was great, and the choice of the jury was extremely difficult. More than seventy children took part in the challenge and shared their love for their hometown in verse.

"I love the Burgas sun"; "Amidst the humid air with the breath of algae I find happiness"; "Oh, I love this Burgas and I secretly pray that wherever I fly, in Burgas I will land again." are a small part of the most intimate feelings and emotions towards the hometown of talented young writers.

The winners will receive not only well-deserved recognition, but also the opportunity to continue to develop their writing talents for free in the pilot project for creative writing "My first stories" led by Yana Valcheva at the Center for Young Talents in Burgas.

For the eighth time in a row, the Chance for Children and Nature of Bulgaria Foundation is organizing the National Literary Competition "And Children Conquer Worlds. Show That You Can!". The theme of this year's competition is "When tomorrow is today" and through it the organizers challenge all young writers in Bulgaria between 15 and 20 to share their views, dreams, desires and aspirations related to a better "tomorrow". Those wishing to get involved can do so by submitting their own story or poetry, unpublished until now.

The winners will be chosen by a five-member jury chaired by the young Bulgarian writer Milen Khalov. Milen studied at the National School of Arts "Prof. Veselin Stoyanov '' in Ruse, later graduated in animation directing at NATFA. His love of storytelling prompted him to create the beloved children's and youth series "Kalo Zmeya", which is included in the lists of recommended summer literature of many schools in the country; has a number of awards and nominations: from the Sofia Library, Sliven Children's Book Festival, "Magic Pearl'' category Dreamers; "Eurocon" annual festival of fiction in Europe, and literary circle "Peroto".

The jury also includes Nadezhda Dineva, a writer and journalist. Debuted on the literary scene in 2019. with the novel The Order of the Scorpions, and The Mystery of Joan is the second novel she is currently working on. In May 2021 she organized the National Campaign "Green Reading", she was a jury in the competitions "I, the child of the sea", "ReadToMe" and the VII national literary competition "And children conquer worlds! Show that you can ".

The third member of the jury is Nikolay Kolev, screenwriter and casting director of the famous Bulgarian films "11A" and "12A", Master of Bulgarian Language and History. With the script for "XI-A" in 2014 he won "Pegasus" from Haskovo's "Southern Spring".

Part of the jury is also Stanislava Pircheva-Ava, a graduate of journalism at Sofia University "St. Kliment Ohridski'', a longtime reporter for the BNR's Horizon Program and now host of the Night Horizon program. Her report is among the ten finalists in the 2011 Grand Prix, Union Radiophonique et Televisuelle International (URTI) radio program competition, the world's first radio and television institution based in Paris. Winner of a number of journalistic awards; laureate of the National Poetry Competition "Konstantin Pavlov'' 2015; winner of the Special Award of the Slavic Academy in the National Competition for Poets "Dora Gabe" 2016.

Nevi Bodjukova, a university lecturer, psychologist and author of the book "Fear of Love", also joined the jury.

"What is new in this year's competition is that young people can participate not only in storytelling but also in poetry. We believe that genre freedom will bring them more inspiration and greater breadth of expression. We are happy to discover, support and develop for ten years the greatest potential of our country is the talents of our children. There are no obstacles and barriers for the field of talent and despite the difficult times we live in, we expect exciting works," said Liliana Slavova, President of the Chance for Children and Nature of Bulgaria Foundation.

The deadline for submitting works is January 9, 2022. The finalists will be announced on January 26, 2022 on the organizers' website:

The full terms of the competition can be found HERE.