How we Help

The driving force, the basis of the Foundation philosophy is the clear knowledge of the need for establishing intellectual potential by providing opportunities for performance and development of talented and capable young Bulgarians.

The aim of our support is:

  • for young talents in the field of art to be taught effectively in small groups by experts (a class in drawing and fine arts, musical ensembles, a class in theatre, modern ballet and others)
  • to provide specialized individual support to young people with achievements in the field of the humanities and to give them a chance to receive highly qualified support in the foreign languages study
  • to provide opportunities to children with achievements in the field of natural and mathematical sciences to be guided and supported by specialists in the relevant disciplines so they can receive dedicated and advanced tuition
  • to make it possible for young talents to take part in international forums, contests, Olympiads and others
  • to cooperate with organizations, institutions and natural persons in the country and abroad, as well as with the local authorities in connection with programs related to the Foundation aims
  • to initiate charity funding campaigns

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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"Think green" is a common phrase nowadays. How to save the world from an ecological catastrophe, how to properly protect the environment, how to be more socially aware and how to live more environmentally friendly excites not only scientists around the world and in our country.

More and more young people are not indifferent about the future of the planet. On the eve of the tenth anniversary of its establishment, the Center for Talented Children in Burgas, founded by the Chance for Children and Nature of Bulgaria Foundation, presents all green-minded children and young people aged 7 to 16 the unique opportunity to participate in the pilot project free of charge - EcoClub "Green Explorers".

"We live on the same planet and its problems affect us all. With the implementation of this modular project, we set ourselves the responsible task of preparing young people for sustainable development and environmental protection. Our goal is to encourage a conscious change in children's behavior and to show the possibilities for effective action to stimulate the development of new values and patterns of environmental behavior. We are happy that the famous Bulgarian ornithologist and biologist with many years of experience in scientific work Assoc. Prof. Dr. Svetla Dalakchieva responded to our invitation to lead the project. We believe that with her help we will be able to ignite in the participants a love for the land and encourage them for greener actions and thinking" said Liliana Slavova, President of the Chance for Children and Nature of Bulgaria Foundation - founder of the Center for Young Talents.

More information about the free training in the project can be found at, as well as on 0887 201033 and 0882 723760.

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Svetla Dalakchieva graduated from the Faculty of Biology at Sofia University "St. Kliment Ohridski", majoring in biology. At the same time she graduated from the School of Ornithology and Nature Protection at the Bulgarian Ornithological Center at the Institute of Zoology of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences. She worked at the Bulgarian Ornithological Center at the Institute of Zoology of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences. In 2002 received the award for the youngest scientist of BAS in the section of biological sciences. After 4 years of research on the nesting biology of rainbird-like birds, she successfully defended her dissertation for the educational and scientific degree Doctor. She has over 40 scientific papers, 21 of them published in Bulgaria and 19 in foreign scientific journals. She has participated with reports in 13 national and international scientific conferences. She has worked on 20 research projects and 2 educational projects. She is the author and co-author of 8 screenplays for popular science films made by BNT.

In 2010 she started working as a chief curator in the Natural History Exposition of the Regional History Museum, town of Burgas, and since 2016 she has been a lecturer in the Department of Ecology and Environmental Protection at the University "Prof. Dr. Asen Zlatarov". Assoc. Prof. Dr. Svetla Dalakchieva is a member of the Management Board of the Nature Conservation Association and a member of the editorial board of the publication "Journal of Museums in Southeastern Bulgaria".

The successful first edition of the regional competition for children's poetry "I am the child of the sea" with chairman of the jury Nedyalko Yordanov provoked the Center for Talents in Burgas to include in its new curriculum - a children's poetry workshop.

To increase the literacy of children, to create rhyming texts, to ignite children's interest in literature, to teach them to present themselves to an audience are some of the goals of the new creative project.

"The great interest in our competition for children's poetry persuaded us not to stop there, but to continue to develop the potential and talent of young people in Burgas in writing poetry. We found so many talented young artists and so spontaneously the idea to create a workshop for poetry was born. We are happy that the young poet Yana Valcheva accepted the invitation to join our team. We are convinced that with her help we will be able to inspire and support children from an early age to the successful path of creative writing," said Liliana Slavova, Chairwoman of the Chance for Children and Nature of Bulgaria Foundation and founder of the Center for Talents in Burgas.

"Poetic talent is above all a special worldview and love for words. In a creative atmosphere we will open a door to an emotional world. Children's talent needs only an opportunity for development and a pinch of love," said the Burgas poet and head of. the workshop - Yana Valcheva.

Children between 8 and 12 years of age can join the verse workshop, as the only condition is to love the Bulgarian language and literature. There are also many opportunities for the expression of young poetic talents.

More information can be found at, as well as on 0887 201033 and 0882 723760.

Yana Valcheva is 39 years old, lives and works in her favorite Burgas. She is the author of three collections of poems and two children's books. She is a member of the Burgas Writers' Community. She is the initiator of the project "With the Voice of Burgas" at the Municipality of Burgas - videos of poems by favorite Burgas poets, performed by popular and beloved citizens of Burgas. Co-founder, together with Elka Stoyanova of "Stage for books and people". She was in the jury in the author's poetry "ReadMe" and in the competition for children's creativity "Create a book with BNR Burgas". Songs based on her verses were performed by Galya Icherenska, Silvia Koleva, Jean Sheitanov.

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What is an animated film and what is its role among adolescents? The answer to this increasingly frequently asked question is given by the new author's project of the talented illustrator and animator Melina-Elina Bondokova.

"Animation nowadays covers a wide range of applications, cinema, advertising, mobile applications, games, etc. As it is perceived quickly and is now available to everyone, animation is becoming one of the preferred professions of the future and interesting hobby and activity among teenagers. In the constant search for new challenges for finding and developing different talents, the idea arose to invite the best professional in the field of animation in Burgas and to offer children a unique cinematic experience. ", commented Liliana Slavova , Chairwoman of the Chance for Children and Nature of Bulgaria Foundation and founder of the Center for Young Talents.

"With great pleasure I accepted the invitation of the Center for Young Talents, Burgas to implement its modular project "Animation Cinema. Introduction to the creation of animation" intended for children and young people over 10 years with an interest in the fine arts. Animation is very rich in means of expression. In our program we will look at its various techniques. We will watch and comment on classical, festival and mass cinema, on elements and complete productions. Attention is paid to the detail and metaphors in the frames, the meaning of the suggestion they carry. Lack and need for color in the production and symbols in the color ranges. We will learn to think in pictures, to tell a story without the help of a narrator and a voice-over. We will make a script and a storyboard, characters, sets and elements, and with them we will shoot individual and group videos" says Melina-Elina.

This is a pilot project for our city and will start in October, and places are limited. More information can be found at, as well as on 0887 201033 and 0882 723760.

Melina-Elina Bondokova lives and works in Burgas. She graduated from high school with a humanitarian and aesthetic profile "St. St. Cyril and Methodius", and then continued her education at the New Bulgarian University with a major "Animation Cinema and Directing". Over the years she has worked in the field of short animations and promotional videos, as well as illustrating children's literature. She is one of the people behind Pavilion Animation Studio. She has many awards, some of which are: "Golden Kuker" Animation Festival, Bulgaria for best advertising video; Golden Kuker Animation Festival, Bulgaria for best ECO film; Alter-native Film Festival, Romania; Jameson Empire Done in 60 Seconds Competition, Bulgaria; Jameson Empire Done in 60 Seconds Competition, London; Malescorto Film Festival, Italy and others.

On the occasion of the 10th anniversary of its establishment, the center for development and support of talented children in the city of Burgas is proud to present its latest project in acting "Homo ludens The Playing Man".

The head of the school will be the prominent Bulgarian director, poet, playwright and pedagogue Simeon Dimitrov.

The casting will take place on September 19 from 10:00 am and it is open to children and young people from 6 to 20 years of age. Applicants must prepare one work of their choice, a poem, a fable, an excerpt from a fairy tale or a short story. It is necessary to register for the audition by calling 0887201033 or 0882723760 by September 18.

For the success of an endeavor, the most important ingredient is an excellent team. It is an honor and a privilege for us to welcome in the big family of the Center for Young Talents the famous director, poet, playwright and honorary citizen of Burgas Simeon Dimitrov. We are extremely happy that Mr. Dimitrov responded to our special invitation for cooperation on the eve of our anniversary. We are impressed not only by his contribution to the development of Burgas cultural life and his brilliant productions, but also by his excellent pedagogical approach and achievements in working with young people. Training in the project has many benefits for the participants, even when they have not decided to engage in theater in the future. The activities expand the general knowledge of children and young people, develop creative thinking, stimulate interest in reading and literature, reduce tension in public speaking, develop communication and leadership skills, learn to work in a team and many other benefits, make sense of free time.", shared Liliana Slavova, chairwoman of the Chance for Children and Nature of Bulgaria Foundation, founder of the Center for Young Talents.

Simeon Dimitrov graduated in Bulgarian philology and philosophy at the prestigious Sofia University "St. Kliment Ohridski". Followed by directing and acting at VITIZ "Krastyo Sarafov". After graduation he was invited to work as a director at the Adriana Budevska Drama Theater in Burgas. Subsequently he was a director in the theaters of Varna, Plovdiv, Sofia. He was a lecturer at VITIZ Sofia, the Music Academy Plovdiv, the National School of Arts Burgas. He has won an award from the Bulgarian Union of Artists, an award from the Ministry of Culture and a number of other national awards for directing, including chamber music and performances with children. He has a nomination for Askeer. Printed poetry in literary editions. He has published several books of poetry. He has been awarded for dramaturgy and is the winner of the Golden Danube Pen Literary Prize for Poetry. Simeon Dimitrov is a member of the Union of Bulgarian Writers and is an honorary citizen of the city of Burgas.

The project is designed to work with talented and curious children who are interested in the field of theater, cinema and media arts and is a unique opportunity for all Burgas children to touch the great talent of Simeon Dimitrov.

During the training, various events, competitions, specializations, theater holidays and festivals are planned.

More information can be obtained at:, or by phone 0887 201033.

On the occasion of its tenth anniversary, the Center for Young Talents and the Chance for Children and Nature of Bulgaria Foundation announced a campaign for the discovery of talented children. The main goal is to support the development of talented children and capable young people aged 6 to 20 by investing in creative initiatives for advanced education and training in science, technology and the arts. The finalists will be provided with free year-round training in the following areas: music, theater, creative writing, Bulgarian language and literature, fine and applied arts, fashion design, mathematics, computer science and new technologies, ecology. The campaign is for all children and young people, with outstanding gifts, from Burgas and the region aged from 6 to 20 years.

The full application requirements can be found HERE.