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Educate Bulgarian Children with Khan Academy
Educate Bulgarian Children with Khan Academy
Educate Bulgarian Children with Khan Academy
Educate Bulgarian Children with Khan Academy
Educate Bulgarian Children with Khan Academy
Educate Bulgarian Children with Khan Academy
Educate Bulgarian Children with Khan Academy
Educate Bulgarian Children with Khan Academy
Educate Bulgarian Children with Khan Academy
Educate Bulgarian Children with Khan Academy
Educate Bulgarian Children with Khan Academy
Educate Bulgarian Children with Khan Academy
Educate Bulgarian Children with Khan Academy
Educate Bulgarian Children with Khan Academy
Educate Bulgarian Children with Khan Academy
Educate Bulgarian Children with Khan Academy
Educate Bulgarian Children with Khan Academy
Educate Bulgarian Children with Khan Academy
Educate Bulgarian Children with Khan Academy
Educate Bulgarian Children with Khan Academy
Educate Bulgarian Children with Khan Academy
Educate Bulgarian Children with Khan Academy
Educate Bulgarian Children with Khan Academy
Educate Bulgarian Children with Khan Academy
Educate Bulgarian Children with Khan Academy
Educate Bulgarian Children with Khan Academy
Educate Bulgarian Children with Khan Academy
Educate Bulgarian Children with Khan Academy
Free webinars for teachers and school principals
Free webinars for teachers and school principals

Dear Friends,

The Covid-19 pandemic is changing the world we live in and force us rearrange our priorities. Bulgarian education is no exception! In just two days it completely changed its model of work and our team worked overtime to help all participants in the process - students, teachers, parents and government institutions.

Have a look at what we have achieved together for the past four months: 

 

Adviser to the Ministry of Education and Science

Our team was part of the working group which consulted the Ministry of Education and Science regarding the readiness and opportunities for the introduction of distance learning in Bulgaria. Other participants were representatives of all leading digital platforms, the teachers' unions, school principals, teachers, universities. We are also happy that the Ministry of Education and Science accepted the proposal initiated by us and other experts to analyze and evaluate the process of distance learning due to Covid-19. Following the request by the Minister of Education Krasimir Valchev, we are supporting the Institute for Research in Education in coordinating and implementing this research.

 

Materials for a global switch to home-schooling  

We know how important it is to have assistance when you start something new. So when emergency situation and distance learning were introduced in Bulgaria in March 2020 with no preparation possible beforehand,we stood up to support Bulgarian teachers, students and their families as much as possible. For this purpose we have compiled various lists of useful tips and materials on topics such as online security of students' personal data, quality educational platforms and variety of good practices for teaching and learning online. All of these materials we share for free!

 

Free webinars for teachers and parents

In support of teachers and parents, we organized over 10 free webinars on various important topics related to quality digital tools and platforms for education, online safety, gamification of the learning process, developing children's skills for safe use of the Internet, and the life of teenagers offline and online. We are happy that many of our partners, experts in various fields, took part in these webinars and we believe that they are really useful. The positive feedback from teachers and students proved that.

 

State of the translation effort today

We announced our brand new Philosophy and Music Courses, with the support of Nedelya Cake Company. Soon we will be ready with the translation of the World History Course thanks to the support of the US Embassy. Have a look at what is already available online  (links below).

Localization results for the period 22.02.2020 – 01.06.2020:

  • Translation: 74,2 K words and 65 videos (418 minutes) - 33 History; 13 Computer science; 8 Economics; 6 Growth mindset; 5 Chemistry;
  • Proofreading: 21,6 K words (Resources, Helpdesk, Math, History) and 84 videos  (792 minutes) - 73 Health and medicine;  5 Growth mindset; 5 Chemistry; 1 Physics 

 

Khan Academy and Shkolo.bg - A really great collaboration!

Shkolo.bg is one of the leading platforms in Bulgaria for school communication with parents and students and further school administration processes. It has 580576 registered users.

Nearly 4500 video lessons in Mathematics, Chemistry, Physics, Astronomy, Biology, Medicine, Philosophy, Music, History from Khan Academy are now easily accessible from Shkolo.bg! Thus, even more students, teachers and parents will learn about the Khan Academy . From the beginning of April till mid June 2020 there are over 16000 Khan video lessons views on Shkolo.bg!

 

Khan Academy usage growth 

Khan Academy usage growth for the past 4 months: 23.02.2020- 17.06.2020

  • Sessions: 356% growth (compared to same period last year)
  • Users: 215%  growth (compared to same period last year)

 

Helpdesk of Khan Academy fully translated!

Our team completed the translation of all materials from Khan Academy`s Helpdesk for the benefit of Bulgarian users! And we turned out to be the first team globally to completely translate this really valuable resource, thanks to our colleagues Meli Popova and Sevdalina Peeva! You can find there detailed answers to hundreds of questions about the platform. We are happy we have accomplished that exactly  when many students, teachers and parents needed more support and are successfully working towards finishing the school year.

 

Maths Mastery competition

Schools are closed and there are no competitions, but we wanted to motivate students even when they are at home by giving them the opportunity to challenge themselves. So we launched a national  Math competition on Khan Academy. Every student can take part in it. We really believe that everyone can learn anything! In addition to the knowledge gain, the most engaged students and teachers will receive great prizes provided by our partners from Ozone.bg (one of the most popular online game stores in Bulgaria)!

 

They believe in our cause - Deloitte Foundation in Bulgaria

Deloitte Foundation in Bulgaria supported our cause and Khan Academy in Bulgarian! We want to thank them for the financial support and for the promised pro bono support for the localisation of the Finance and Capital Markets,  Micro- and Macroeconomics courses at Khan Academy.

 

Education is everything! 

Bulgarian education took a very big step in just a few days and impressed the whole Bulgarian society. Teachers were often called heroes for their great efforts to lead their students, our children, into the world of online education.  We are happy we are helping education in Bulgaria to be modern, effective and useful!

You can help us keep helping if you become a monthly donor  or at least tell your friends about us. Because education is everything!

Thank you! 

Fully translated helpdesk
Fully translated helpdesk
Math competition
Math competition
Khan Academy and Shkolo
Khan Academy and Shkolo

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Part of our team and European Commissioner Gabriel
Part of our team and European Commissioner Gabriel

Dear Friends,

Thinking back and reflecting is very important because it shows the path you walked to get to where you are and allows to easily identify new goals that are waiting to be achieved.

So let's throwback to the past three months:

Meeting with European Commissioner Mariya Gabriel

Earlier in February we had a first meeting with the European Commissioner for Innovation, Research, Culture, Education and Youth, Mariya Gabriel! We are glad to share a common vision for the potential of digital educational resources for the benefit of every student - especially in smaller towns, both in Bulgaria and in other EU countries, as well as in developing countries. We are happy that the European Commission will increasingly work towards preparing teachers for the 21st century classroom, and that our work supporting teachers and schools has been appreciated by the European Commissioner.

Not learning can lead to success?!

Ivan Gospodinov, the chairman of Education Without Backpacks, first language advocate for Khan Academy in Bulgarian, active teacher and a PhD aspirant in Philosophy of Education, was part of the World Education Fair on 22th February in Sofia. He was one of the speakers in the Success Stories panel and inspired many young people talking about people's’ not-learning experiences along the way to success.

Helping parents and teachers

Our children grow up with technology. Our mission is to assist parents and teachers in supporting children how to use technologies in the smartest way while considering existing risks. Recently we shared different techniques and guidelines for using technology in a safer and meaningful way which we summarized from different reports by the American Academy of Pediatrics. It is also important for us to raise awareness to the learning process itself and  the “learning to learn” key competence. In our teachers’ trainings as well as on social media, we talk about different learning models, growth mindset, lifelong learning and more.

State of the translation effort today

We are really excited to finally be ready with the translations of Khan Academy’s Philosophy and Music Courses, with the support of Nedelya Cake Company. Soon we will be officially announcing them and we hope that learners will like them and benefit from these first humanitarian courses on Khan’s Bulgarian version! Have a look on the Wireless Philosophy course, already available online (link below).

Localization results for the past 3 months (27.11.2019 – 21.02.2020):

  • Translation: 51 K words and 45 videos (25 Music; 11 History; 8 Economics; 1 Biology);
  • Proofreading: 147,5 K words (Philosophy, Physics, Math, History) and 156 videos (91 music; 61 Biology; 4 Philosophy)

New records for website usage!

Another record for the Bulgarian Khan Academy website in numbers of users: January 2020 showed 13% increase compared to our last former record (October 2019) and 50% above the same month last year (January 2019). The New Year has started promisingly for us! Thank you for trusting and using Khan Academy!

Khan Academy usage growth for the past 3 months:

  • Sessions: 45% growth (compared to same period last year)
  • Users: 38% growth (compared to same period last year)

A meaningful Christmas 2019

Together with our friends from Samodiva's Treasures we created our first gifts with a cause! These handmade items (see below) were inspired by and named after the cute avatars of Khan Academy. Buying these meaningful and useful gifts helped us continue to work for a better education in Bulgaria.

Sharing is caring!  

We provide the best education resource for free! We conduct trainings for teachers, inspire them with practices from around the world and provide them with a range of free digital tools for teaching and managing the learning process.

We are trying to give a lot to the educational community but we cannot do it without support from the whole community. Please become a monthly donor, if you aren’t yet, and help us continue! Even a small monthly donation of $10 makes a difference for the regularity of our work! More helps us do even more. And, every donation helps a big change become real!

Thank you!

Gifts with a cause!
Gifts with a cause!
Our special Christmas Thank you!
Our special Christmas Thank you!
Ivan Gospodinov at World Education Fair
Ivan Gospodinov at World Education Fair
We remind: Growth mindset vs. fixed mindset
We remind: Growth mindset vs. fixed mindset
Wireless Philoshopy on bg.khanacademy.org
Wireless Philoshopy on bg.khanacademy.org

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Rozalina at Khan Academy HQ taking selfie with Sal
Rozalina at Khan Academy HQ taking selfie with Sal

Dear Friends,

The Little Prince says: "What is essential is invisible to the eye." So as autumn is almost gone and winter holidays are just around the corner, let's celebrate – with a cause. Causes like ours – for a better education for all children in Bulgaria – are more than essential, even if the small steps towards their success are often invisible to the eye. So please consider celebrating Giving Tuesday on December 3 with a donation to our project for Khan Academy in Bulgarian and keep supporting us during the Year-End Fundraising campaign (4-31 Dec). Your donations go a long way making our common cause happen and we wholeheartedly believe that together we can make a real change in our community!

What better proof than a look at what we have achieved together for the past three months:

Khan on the news, Khan on the subway, Khan everywhere

The release of Khan Academy’s mobile application in Bulgarian has reached the news! We are very glad that even before officially launching it, we were contacted by various popular media representatives to talk about the app, and also to share our vision for the future of Bulgarian education as a whole (see the link below). 

But that's not all! Noble Graphics, the most awarded advertising agency in Bulgaria, made for us an amazing poster campaign. This, as well as the support of partners like Sofia Municipality, Metropolitan and Vivacom, has allowed Education Without Backpacks and Khan Academy to have visible presence in several subway stations in Sofia and reach thousands of people! You can find a photo of one of our campaign visions below.

Khan Academy Annual International Convention in California

From November 17th to November 19th, for a second year Khan Academy’s Headquarters hosted the annual international convention in California, gathering all organizations that work for the localization of the site into different languages. The atmosphere was very supportive and friendly and language advocates had the opportunity to mingle among Khan employees or discuss with other advocates different strategies and ideas for improvement. There was a special session with Khan’s founder Salman Khan where he shared Khan Academy’s top priorities and his gratitude to the teams behind the localization and popularization of the site in so many different countries around the world.

This year, our executive director, Rozalina Laskova, was able to attend this important meeting. Rozalina was very active during the whole three days and never missed the chance to ask questions, share our team’s vision and raise awareness about our needs. She also managed to have an inspiring talk with Salman Khan himself, shared ideas about possible common projects, and even caught him for a selfie!

Work with children

At the beginning of the school year, together with OMO Bulgaria and Radio N-Joy, we organized some fun outdoor activities for children! In one of Sofia’s beautiful parks, we solved math problems in the sandbox and did "running dictation". As always – working with children is extremely energizing and reminds us not to forget to experiment!

And just a few days ago, we announced the National Competition “Learn with Khan Academy” in partnership with CORPlus foundation. We look forward to seeing the results of the students. Meanwhile, you can share the news about the competition with your family and colleagues. More information is available on our website obr.education (in the Events section).

Teachers' trainings and feedback

Since the start of the new school year, we have continued our inspirational work with teachers from all over the country and we are glad that our trainings are getting really popular! 

We held two successful trainings: “Workshop for Innovative Educational Practices” with Nedelya Cake Company’s support; and also a “Digital Tools for Attractive Education” event, where we trained the whole team of Sofia Vocational School of Electronics “John Atanasoff” how to work with Khan Academy and other educational platforms and apps. In the very last days of November, we will train even more teachers on how to use digital tools more efficiently, and the group is already full with enthusiastic and motivated teachers!

Here is what Velina Pencheva, a teacher from 48th Primary School in Sofia, thinks about our trainings: “I was really impressed by this training. Besides, your enthusiasm and desire to do useful and systemic things about education, despite the difficulties, fills me with joy and optimism." 

We are proud of our growing network of educators and we are thankful for their dedication and also for their support in promoting our trainings. See how in our promotional video (link below).

We never miss important events!

We are delighted to have been part of the International Inclusive Education Conference 2019, organized by the Association for Shared Learning ELA, in Pomorie. In addition to presenting Khan Academy to professionals and practitioners in all areas of inclusive education, we have once again reaffirmed our belief that a systematic approach is needed in the development of social and emotional skills during school activities. Working with Khan Academy helps with this – it allows for group work and a differentiated approach so that each student can work at their own pace and be satisfied and happy from every small step towards the success. It also allows teachers to save time from assigning and checking students’ individual work and to spend more time on developing their soft skills. 

During another event – a roundtable organized by Education Bulgaria 2030, in the presence of a Vice-President of the European Commission and the Bulgarian Minister of Education and Science, our executive director Rozalina Laskova emphasized on the changing role of the teacher – from lecturer to inspirer and mentor, and on the ways how Khan Academy helps teachers with this new role. She also shared our desire for established and effective platforms, such as Khan Academy, to be recognized and validated by the Bulgarian institutions in a similar way as regular textbooks are. 

We were also part of the event “Sofia tomorrow”, organised by “Vision Sofia”, a Sofia Municipality initiative for a long-term development strategy for the city and the region. We had the opportunity to share our views on the role of the teacher, to talk about our work with teachers and schools, and how the tools of Khan Academy platform can change the education in a better way and thus supporting the sustainable development of a city like Sofia.

Our main partner, America For Bulgaria Foundation, invited us to take part in the Annual Meeting of their Professional Educational Community in Plovdiv. We had our own booth where we talked about Khan and we also held two workshops for teachers and principals. And we are proud to announce an exclusive interest in our workshops – more than 100 of the participants chose to attend it! 

Our CEO Rozalina is one of the 30 people who change Bulgaria!

“Bulgaria’s Changemakers” by Daniel Penev is a collection of the inspirational stories of 30 people who work to improve Bulgaria. We are honoured that our executive director, Rozalina Laskova, is also recognized as one of the people who change Bulgaria.
“Whatever I do, I need to feel that it’s a cause, I need to work for something more than mine or my family’s well-being. There are many opportunities and needs in Bulgaria. If I'm going to work for a social cause, why not do it in my home country?”, Rozalina says with a smile.

If you want to know more about Rozalina’s path, read her story in the book!

State of the translation effort today

We are really excited to finally be able to offer our users some arts and humanities content, besides STEM! In the past 3 months, we have been actively working on Khan Academy’s Philosophy and Music Courses, with the support of Nedelya Cake Company, as well as on our World History Course, thanks to the US Embassy in Sofia. You can check for yourself some of the work we’ve done – Wireless Philosophy’s first unit, Critical Thinking, is already available for Bulgarian learners (link below).

Results for the past 3 months (29.08.2019 – 26.11.2019):

  • Translation: 200,000 words and 335 videos (World History, Wireless Philosophy, Music, Economics and more)
  • Proofreading: 70,000 words and 109 videos (Wireless Philosophy, Music, Physics)
  • Newly recreated/dubbed: 121 videos (Physics and Math)

Khan Academy usage growth 

As our content grows, so does our userbase! We are pleased to inform you that at this point we have around 30,000 registered users, who have studied Khan Academy content in Bulgaria on bg.khanacademy.org!

Results for the past 3 months

  • Sessions: 81% growth (compared to same period last year)
  • Users: 69% growth (compared to same period last year)

Our work would not be possible without you! So during this festive time of the year, we really want to humbly thank you for your participation in these efforts and to encourage you to consider supporting our future endeavours in improving education in Bulgaria with innovative tools and comprehensive approach! Every single donation is vital for us as our budget is formed mainly from grants and donations. So make a donation of an amount of your choice, devote your donation to a person you love or make it a gift! You really do make an essential contribution to change, and it is visible to us!

Thank you!

One of the Khan ads you can see on Sofia subway!
One of the Khan ads you can see on Sofia subway!
Our CEO is one of the changemakers in Bulgaria!
Our CEO is one of the changemakers in Bulgaria!
Working with children can be fun and energizing
Working with children can be fun and energizing
The new stickers that we give away during events
The new stickers that we give away during events

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Sweet Khan prizes for Khan learning competitions
Sweet Khan prizes for Khan learning competitions

Dear Friends,

In summer people slow down, but we don’t! A whole series of great emotions flooded us like a wave! We have formed new partnerships with companies believing in the power of education. We met active young people who embraced our ideas. And, we have launched the mobile application of  Khan Academy in Bulgarian!

Mobile app of  Khan Academy in Bulgarian

We are so excited! Knowledge is already not just online, it’s in your pockets! It’s easier than ever to learn, with this first of its kind application in Bulgaria. Of course, totally for free. We believe that Khan’s new Bulgarian mobile app will become students’ “best friend”  in the upcoming school year. Below you can see how it looks like, and dowload it at the offered links.

Khan Academy quiz at the Bridge Festival in Vidin

The Bridge Festival is one of Bulgaria’s biggest youth festivals, held in Vidin every summer. It features over 100 talented young people 14 to 21 years old, over 10 workshops on visual arts, music and dances, craft and entrepreneurship workshops and various other events. Education Without Backpacks presented Khan Academy at its tenth edition in July 2019. We organized a funny quiz game for teenage freaks and geeks, with various interesting questions from the world of knowledge and science, as offered by Khan Academy. We also presented Khan Academy and the new app in front of 100 young people.

7 teams participated in our first-ever quiz, and all of them achieved highest scores! They even managed to fulfil our special challenge - to draw a snowman with Javascript on Khan Academy! 

We can’t wait for next summer festival - be ready for even greater quiz challenges!

Physics courses according to Bulgarian state curriculum

It’s a fact! Now anyone can come to Physics classes prepared exactly as the teacher wants. Our Khan Physics content is already curated - according to Bulgarian state curriculum. Isn't it great?

Coming soon on Khan in Bulgarian: World History, Music and Wireless Philosophy

We are happy to announce that we have already started translations of the World History and Wireless Philosophy content! The Music section is next. This is possible thanks to the support of the US Embassy in Sofia and Nedelya Cake Company! Stay tuned.

State of the translation effort today

 Results from the past 3 months (01.06.2019-28.08.2019):

  • Translation: 330 K words and 77 videos (Math, Physics, Health and Medicine, World History, Wireless Philosophy)

  • Proofreading: 190 K words and 368 videos (Math, Physics, Wireless Philosophy, World History)

  • Newly dubbed/recreated: 396 video lessons (Math, Physics)

Khan Academy usage growth

 Results for the past 3 months: 

  • Sessions: 98% growth year over year
  • Users: 89%  growth year over year

New team member on board

Venesa Madzharova began her internship with us as a “Translator-Editor”. Her contract is funded through the Youth Employment Initiative and the European Social Fund through the 2014-2020 Human Resources Development Operational Program. As a philologist with interests in pedagogy, she is a great addition to our team. Welcome!

Teachers' training

Our last two teacher trainings before the summer vacation went great. Besides training teachers in  Khan Academy and other digital tools, we broadened our community. Long-time practicing teachers retiring this year shared experiences and ideas with colleagues who’ll be entering classrooms for the first time this fall. Everyone went home so excited and happy! There is nothing more valuable in our work with teachers, than that!

Sweet surprise! Literally!

Maybe you remember our  school visits earlier this year? At one of them, our team was really surprised.  Mrs. Iveta Manolova, a teacher from Pravets, demonstrated us that education is not just important; it can be also very tasty! Mrs. Manolova organizes learning competitions with Khan Academy and she personally prepares all great sweet prizes for successful students! Just have a look at the headline picture again. Thank you, Mrs. Manolova, for all your dedication!

For more great news and achievements - please support us again! Or ask your friends to do so. We hope your summer was as exciting as ours!

A snowman with Javascript in Khan's mobile app
A snowman with Javascript in Khan's mobile app
During a quiz with questions from Khan Academy
During a quiz with questions from Khan Academy
A memory from our teachers` training
A memory from our teachers` training
Physics according to Bulgarian state curricula
Physics according to Bulgarian state curricula
Watch a lessons in Khan Academy mobile app
Watch a lessons in Khan Academy mobile app

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New fans of Khan after school visits this spring
New fans of Khan after school visits this spring

Dear Friends,

 
Each 24th of May is special day in Bulgaria - this is when we celebrate the power of knowledge and culture as well as the Cyrillic script. We hope you have celebrated on 24th of May, as you have a specific reason to do so - you contribute to more knowledge for all Bulgarian children, in their own script and language!  Have a look what we have achieved together for the past three months - and continue celebrating:

 

Newly translated STEM subjects: Physics and Cosmology and Astronomy

The number of courses available in Bulgarian is constantly growing! In the past months, we have been focusing on our Science content, so check out our two new courses available in Bulgarian – Physics and Cosmology & Astronomy, with the support of our main partner, the America for Bulgaria Foundation!

 

Math and Physics courses according to Bulgarian state curricula

We really want that more and more Bulgarian students are able to profit as much as possible from Khan Academy. For most of them, learning according to Bulgarian state curricula is very important. But until very recently, it wasn’t possible for us to custom the site to meet these needs. Not anymore! Just go to our Math section, and see for yourself – the top math courses correspond to the Bulgarian 1st to 8th grades! We are not stopping there and continue working on the Physics section: 7th grade is already available – stay tuned for more Bulgarian courses coming soon.

 

Our “Math voices and hands” -  meet our new team of video recreaters

Recently we started a new approach of localizing video lessons from Khan Academy - we do not just translate them, we “recreate” them. This works perfect, and it is so much fun! We selected 4 highly motivated people for recreating the athematics videos in Bulgarian language and handwriting. Our Math recreators team consist of 4 highly motivated people: Gergana Paneva, Rositsa Stoyneva, Maria Tsoncheva and Miroslav Ivanov. They managed to recreate 300+ videos for 2,5 months, adapting some exercises and examples to be closer to Bulgarian everyday life and our educational system. If you are curious how it sounds and looks like - check out the link below!

 

Science festival with Khan Academy!

For a third year we participated at the Sofia Science Festival, organised by British Council and Sofia Municipality (May 2019). This is the biggest science event for children and families in Bulgaria and we had our own stand there. We met many kids, parents, teachers and students eager to tell us that they already know Khan Academy and they are used to watching the videos. A student in the 12th grade confessed that he would have never passed his biology exam if it wasn’t the Khan Academy biology course! Some teachers came to thank us for the tremendous efforts of translating and dubbing the videos! And, on our side, we want to thank YOU for supporting this!

New teachers' training launched

Together with our partners from the Center for Creative Training we developed a „Workshop on innovative educational practices”. It gives teachers the space to share their challenges with students, and afterwards we look together for ways to deal with them, by sharing and assessing examples from all around the world. In April and May 2019 we organized the first 2-day training sessions, thus empowering more teachers to innovate and bring their students forward.

 We also continued with our trainings on Khan Academy and other digital tools for Math and primary teachers - with one held in Sofia in May and one in Plovdiv, in April.

 

State of the translation effort today

Results from the past 3 months (01.03.2019-31.05.2019):

  • Translation: 162 K words and 140 videos (Math, Physics)
  • Proofreading: 369 K words and 294 videos (Math, Physics)
  • Newly dubbed/recreated: 363 video lessons (Math, Physics).

Khan Academy usage growth  

Results for the past 3 months:

  • Sessions: almost 99 % growth year over year
  • Users: almost 88 % growth year over year

 

Happy 24th of May :)

You remember how we started this report? Exactly - with the significance of 24th of May for Bulgarian society. In order to celebrate it online, together with Viber and Linbots we launched a new thematic category in our Khan Academy chatbot. Check out the Happy 24th May :) section and find interesting facts and fun challenging questions about this national holiday and its symbolic power.

 

School visits and smiley faces

We are always happy to meet our users in person and understand how important our work is for them. Thanks to our main partner America for Bulgaria, we were able to visit schools in different places in Bulgaria - in Pravets, Lovech, Milkovitsa, and the Regional Library in Lovech city and to meet many more new friends!

Their feedback and smiley faces are priceless to us!

 
In the near future:

Meanwhile some of our fans are helping us to test the long awaited Khan Academy mobile application in Bulgarian language. We hope to be live soon. Stay tuned!

 

To make it really happen:

Please become a monthly donor, if you aren’t yet, and help us bring such and more advancements quicker to Bulgarian children! Or at least tell your friends about us.  Every little donation helps a big change become real!

 

Thank you!

Happy 24th May :) on Viber
Happy 24th May :) on Viber
"My dream school" session during teacher training
"My dream school" session during teacher training
Khan Academy on Sofia Science Festival
Khan Academy on Sofia Science Festival

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