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Prepare Bulgarian Kids for the Jobs of the Future

by Telerik Academy Foundation
Prepare Bulgarian Kids for the Jobs of the Future
Prepare Bulgarian Kids for the Jobs of the Future
Prepare Bulgarian Kids for the Jobs of the Future
Prepare Bulgarian Kids for the Jobs of the Future
Prepare Bulgarian Kids for the Jobs of the Future
Prepare Bulgarian Kids for the Jobs of the Future
Prepare Bulgarian Kids for the Jobs of the Future
Prepare Bulgarian Kids for the Jobs of the Future
Prepare Bulgarian Kids for the Jobs of the Future
Prepare Bulgarian Kids for the Jobs of the Future
Prepare Bulgarian Kids for the Jobs of the Future
Prepare Bulgarian Kids for the Jobs of the Future
Prepare Bulgarian Kids for the Jobs of the Future
Prepare Bulgarian Kids for the Jobs of the Future
Prepare Bulgarian Kids for the Jobs of the Future
Prepare Bulgarian Kids for the Jobs of the Future
Prepare Bulgarian Kids for the Jobs of the Future
Prepare Bulgarian Kids for the Jobs of the Future
Prepare Bulgarian Kids for the Jobs of the Future
Prepare Bulgarian Kids for the Jobs of the Future
Prepare Bulgarian Kids for the Jobs of the Future
Prepare Bulgarian Kids for the Jobs of the Future
Prepare Bulgarian Kids for the Jobs of the Future
Prepare Bulgarian Kids for the Jobs of the Future
Prepare Bulgarian Kids for the Jobs of the Future
Prepare Bulgarian Kids for the Jobs of the Future
Prepare Bulgarian Kids for the Jobs of the Future
Prepare Bulgarian Kids for the Jobs of the Future
Prepare Bulgarian Kids for the Jobs of the Future
Prepare Bulgarian Kids for the Jobs of the Future
Prepare Bulgarian Kids for the Jobs of the Future
Prepare Bulgarian Kids for the Jobs of the Future
Prepare Bulgarian Kids for the Jobs of the Future
Prepare Bulgarian Kids for the Jobs of the Future
Prepare Bulgarian Kids for the Jobs of the Future
Prepare Bulgarian Kids for the Jobs of the Future
Prepare Bulgarian Kids for the Jobs of the Future
Prepare Bulgarian Kids for the Jobs of the Future

Summary

Telerik Academy School provides free education in programming and digital science, helping students ages 7-18 develop key digital competencies and knowledge and become bold inventors, digital leaders and sought-after professionals. We aim not to turn all kids into programmers, but to teach them creative thinking and problem-solving skills and prepare them for the jobs of the future. Our goal is to have a total of 12,000 BG kids trained in programming and digital technologies by 2021.

$25,000
total goal
$2,103
remaining
168
donors
8
monthly donors
2
fundraisers
6
months

Challenge

By 2020, 95% of all jobs will require digital literacy. However, only 31% of Bulgarians currently have digital skills. There is a looming gap in education programs that could prepare today's youth for the jobs of the future. In addition, 90% of tech companies are concentrated in Sofia and Bulgaria's economic power is centered in few major cities. The migration to these regions and abroad is stripping off ~2/3 of the country of its young population and deteriorating the local economies.

Solution

Telerik Academy School provides free tech education to students ages 7-18, in 65 cohorts in 15 cities in Bulgaria. We spark youth's curiosity and interest in studying and transform them from passive digital consumers into growth-minded creators. By arming the next generations with digital and programing skills and laying the foundation for a promising career in digital technologies, our programs aim to keep young people not only in Bulgaria, but also in their home towns.

Long-Term Impact

The language of business is English, but innovations are written in code. If we want to set Bulgaria on a successful innovating trajectory, investing in the digital skills of the next generations is our only option. Over 10,000 kids in Bulgaria have participated in Telerik Academy School's free programs to date. Within the 2018-2019 school year alone, 1,700+ students from 15 cities joined our trainings. By the end of 2019, we aim to reach another 2,000 students in 78 cohorts in 20 BG cities.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).

Resources

https:/​/​www.telerikacademy.com/​school
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Organization Information

Telerik Academy Foundation

Location: Sofia - Bulgaria
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Project Leader:
Telerik Academy
Sofia, Bulgaria

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