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Engage 1000 Bulgarian students in public speaking

by Bulgarian English Speech and Debate Tournaments Foundation
Engage 1000 Bulgarian students in public speaking
Engage 1000 Bulgarian students in public speaking
Engage 1000 Bulgarian students in public speaking
Engage 1000 Bulgarian students in public speaking
Engage 1000 Bulgarian students in public speaking
Engage 1000 Bulgarian students in public speaking
Engage 1000 Bulgarian students in public speaking
Engage 1000 Bulgarian students in public speaking
Engage 1000 Bulgarian students in public speaking
Engage 1000 Bulgarian students in public speaking
Engage 1000 Bulgarian students in public speaking
Engage 1000 Bulgarian students in public speaking
Engage 1000 Bulgarian students in public speaking
Engage 1000 Bulgarian students in public speaking
Engage 1000 Bulgarian students in public speaking
Engage 1000 Bulgarian students in public speaking
Engage 1000 Bulgarian students in public speaking
Engage 1000 Bulgarian students in public speaking
Engage 1000 Bulgarian students in public speaking
Engage 1000 Bulgarian students in public speaking
Mar 5, 2020

BEST Foundation Fall 2019 Report

Northeastern Student Leaders working on a project
Northeastern Student Leaders working on a project

The beginning of the 2019-2020 school year was exciting for both BEST Foundation and our entire community. We worked for Bulgarian students by holding a Student Leader Training in Blagoevgrad, as well as two Regional tournaments in Sofia and Burgas respectively.

A summer of reimagining and improving our Student Leader program culminated in the middle of September 2019, when we held the Student Leader Training. A group of over 50 talented and motivated students from all over the country gathered in Blagoevgrad to take part in an intense two-day project management curriculum. Almost all of them reported that they felt fully equipped to take on community projects in their home towns and cities at the end of the event, and we're looking forward to seeing what they can accomplish!

In the middle of November 2019, BEST Foundation hosted its first regional tournament of the academic year at Acad. Mihail Arnaudov 119th School in Sofia. Just under 300 students from all over the west half of Bulgaria participated in the tournament, making it the largest Fall West Regional tournament yet. This is the school’s second time hosting a BEST tournament. Nineteen teams attended the event, with students competing in each of BEST’s five events: Original Oratory, Duo Interpretation, Prose Interpretation, Poetry Interpretation, and World Schools Debate. The team representing Ekzarh Yosif I FLHS in Lovech won the large team award, while the small team award was received by Tsar Simeon Veliki Secondary School in Vidin.

At the end of November 2019, we had our second regional tournament of the academic year at Goethe German Language School in Burgas. Just under 300 students from all over the east half of Bulgaria participated in the tournament, making it the second-largest Fall East Regional tournament yet. This is the school’s first time hosting a BEST tournament. Twenty teams attended the event, with students competing in each of BEST’s five events: Original Oratory, Duo Interpretation, Prose Interpretation, Poetry Interpretation, and World Schools Debate. The team representing Zahariy Stoyanov FLHS in Sliven won the large team award, while the small team award was received by Nancho Popovich School of Maths and Science in Shumen. 

Thank you for all your support,

The team at BEST Foundation

Our 2019-2020 Student Leader cohort
Our 2019-2020 Student Leader cohort
Student about to deliver her Prose in Sofia
Student about to deliver her Prose in Sofia
Opening ceremony crowd at the Sofia tournament
Opening ceremony crowd at the Sofia tournament
Former BEST participant judging Prose in Burgas
Former BEST participant judging Prose in Burgas
Students at Burgas liking BEST on Social Media
Students at Burgas liking BEST on Social Media

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Bulgarian English Speech and Debate Tournaments Foundation

Location: Sofia - Bulgaria
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Project Leader:
Lina Jarad
Sofia, Bulgaria
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