Dec 5, 2019

Start new academic year 2019/2020

Start of the new school year 2019/2020

It has been a dynamic start of the new school year here at Telerik Academy School. Again, we’d like to take the time to extend our upmost gratitude to you, our donors, who are making this journey for all our kids possible. Even though it has been just 3 months since our last report, we managed to get a lot done!

Overview

We’ve put together a summary of our progress, illustrating how much we have accomplished with your help:

  • We started the academic 2018/19 with 65 groups for 1-12 graders. For 2019/20, thanks to you, we have 102 groups across Bulgaria
  • We started 2018/19 with a little over 1600 kids. This year our students are above 2000;
  • In the end of 2018, Telerik Academy School covered 15 cities in Bulgaria. Now we have cohorts in 25 cities.

Another successful marketing campaign

Originally, we planned to start the 2019/2020 school year with 80 cohorts in 20 cities. The good news is that with your support, we have managed to expand our impact and surpass our initial goals by launching 102 cohorts in 25 cities in Bulgaria. Working with 50 teachers around the country we enrolled over 2,000 kids during our admission. We had more than 3,700+ candidates and 123,000+ website visits during the admission.

Improvements, program updates, growing network

We entered partnership with 44 partners that provide venues for our regional programs.

We have managed to double the scale of our new Digital Science and Game Development programs for 4-7 and 8-12 grades in Bulgaria. Currently Digital Science is held in 16 cities and Game Development in 12 cities.

We commissioned 17 new teachers for the current academic year, which increases the total number to 50 contractors.

Also, we developed a brand-new program in Web Development for 8-12 graders, and
kick-started a pilot cohort in Sofia to test and update the program materials and content.

First retreat with contractors

To make our trainer community even stronger and more engaged with our mission, we have organized for the first time ever a 3-day retreat with all our contractors for 2019/2020.

What's Next

Telerik Academy School has trained more than 12,000 students in 9 years, equipping them with the key skills for the digital economy and fostering their logical thinking, creativity and problem-solving skills. Trainings are currently held in 102 cohorts in 25 cities in Bulgaria.

We have even more ambitious plans for the upcoming years. By the end of 2024, we aim to teach another 12,000 students, reaching 35+ Bulgarian cities, further develop our programs and train more teachers to be the movers and shakers of the education that prepares students for the professions of the future.

We wouldn’t have gotten this far without your support and we have a lot more planned next! 

Thank you for supporting us!


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Sep 9, 2019

Achievements Report Summer 2019

What we have done together

It has been an intensive summer here at Telerik Academy School. Again, we’d like to take the time to extend our upmost gratitude to the people that are making this journey for all our kids possible – you, our donors.Even though it has been just 3 months, we managed to get a lot done!

We organized the graduation of all our 67 groups all over Bulgaria and it was an incredible experience!

In July and August 2019, we have organized 14 summer camps in 6 cities in Bulgaria with over 300 students, enrolled in our training programs.

With your support, we had plans for the upcoming school year 2019/2020 to start 80 cohorts in 20 cities. The good news is that we have managed to expand our impact and to start the astonishing number of 90+ cohorts in 25 cities in Bulgaria. Working with 57 teachers around the country we expect to enroll over 2,000 kids during our admission.

All of this is huge success, which wouldn’t have been possible without your help!

Thank you for supporting us!

Map of all our locations - new ones are in blue
Map of all our locations - new ones are in blue
Jun 7, 2019

Achievements report for 2018/2019

Radoslav from Plovdiv
Radoslav from Plovdiv

Dear supporters, 

Concluding another school year here, at Telerik Academy School, we’d like to take the time to extend our utmost gratitude to the people that are making this journey for all our kids possible – you, our donors 

We’d also love to share with you a story about one of our alumni – Radoslav from Plovdiv. Radoslav is one of the first ever participants in Telerik Academy School (previously Telerik Academy Kids) who has been admitted in one of the world's leading educational institutions - The University of Oxford. The competition – around 20 000 applicants per year – has only motivated him further towards achieving his goal – getting successfully admitted to study Computer Science.  

Radoslav’s journey in the world of programming began when he was in 5th grade. He joined one of our cohorts in High School in Mathematics and Natural Sciences “Acad. K. Popov” in Plovdiv. Throughout the years he has successfully passed several of our programs focusing on competitive development and application development and has won dozens of medals from regional, national and international tournaments. More about his preparation, challenges and success could be found in this interview

In 2018-2019 academic year we: 

  • launched 65 cohorts in Bulgaria for 1-12 grade students. In 2017 we started with 54;  
  • opened cohorts in 15 cities . In 2017 they were only 11; 
  • enrolled more than 1,600 students in our educational programs. In 2017 the number was 1400;
  • increased the number of teachers in our network to 32. In 2017 they were 21; 
  • conducted 4 Online Competitions in Competitive Development with over 300 participants joining each contest; 
  • organized our 2nd Annual Game Development Competition in Sofia with over 100 participants from 4 cities. 

What's Next

Our plans for 2019-2020 are even more ambitious! We aim to run 80 groups and reach over 2000 kids from 20 Bulgarian cities, further develop our programs and train more teachers to be the carriers of education for the professions of the future.

Thanks to your support, we have already managed to increase the number of groups for next academic year with 5. We could never get this far without your help and we’re hoping to be able to rely on it in the future! 

Thank you for your continuous support! Your engagement allows more people, like Radoslav, to become the next digital ninjas, innovators and leaders.

 

Game Development Competition in Sofia
Game Development Competition in Sofia
Game Development Competition - awarded students
Game Development Competition - awarded students
 
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