Language for a better future

by International Association EducArt
Language for a better future

Summary

EducArt develops teaching materials for Bulgarian language to help students with a different mother tongue in acquiring the language skills necessary for success in school. In Bulgaria, there is still a shortage of specialized teaching materials for Bulgarian as a second/foreign language for children, based on a communicative and action-oriented approach. The project addresses this specific need and will support about 30% of all students in Bulgarian schools, as well as their teachers.

$15,731
total goal
$15,489
remaining
2
donors
0
monthly donors
6
months

Challenge

Bulgaria is one of the EU countries with the highest share of students whose mother tongue is different than the language of instruction. The largest group of these students are children from the Roma community. Additionally, there is a growing number of refugee and migrant children in the country. Bulgaria has one of the highest dropout rates in the educational system, with 12% of students dropping out in 2021. One of the primary reasons for this is their insufficient proficiency in Bulgarian.

Solution

The EducArt team will create specialized educational materials for children with a different mother tongue to train vocabulary and grammar, which are necessary for everyday communication and the acquisition of subject knowledge. Thus, teachers will have modern and effective materials motivating children to speak and learn in Bulgarian. The materials will also be useful for all children who need to expand their vocabulary in Bulgarian, including Bulgarian children living abroad.

Long-Term Impact

The availability of the teaching materials created in the project will enable thousands of teachers across the country to work effectively with students whose mother tongue is not Bulgarian. The students will be able to improve their language skills, which will help them successfully navigate both their daily lives and the school curriculum. This, in turn, will offer children from ethnic minorities and children of migrant and refugee backgrounds better opportunities for the future.

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Organization Information

International Association EducArt

Location: Ruse, Bulgaria - Bulgaria
Website:
Facebook: Facebook Page
Project Leader:
Vyara Michailova
Ruse , Bulgaria
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