| Feb 20, 2024
Empowering Bulgaria Through Digital Education
Dear donors and supporters,
As we reflect on the achievements of the past year, we are thrilled to share the strides made at Telerik Academy School in 2024. Guided by our unwavering commitment to transformative education, we are proud to continue our expansion and enhance our impact with your generous support.
Expanding Access, Empowering Minds
Thanks to your contributions, including the steadfast support of our donors, partners, municipalities, and educators, we are poised to extend the reach of our programs across Bulgaria. Our vision of seamlessly integrating digital education into the national curriculum is steadily becoming a reality.
Currently serving 100 cohorts nationwide, we are actively exploring innovative models to ensure that our programs are accessible to all Bulgarian schools. Our ongoing efforts are geared towards making it easier for schools to integrate our programs into their curricula, thus fostering a generation of digitally literate students poised for success in the modern world.
In recent months, our focus has been on:
- Collecting valuable feedback from our early adopters regarding the new platform, program effectiveness, integration methods, and the specific needs of educators.
- Advancing the development of an informative website slated for release in March 2024, aimed at enhancing accessibility and transparency.
- Initiating the development process for 15 distinct programs within our platform, scheduled for implementation in the forthcoming school year.
- Strategizing and preparing comprehensive marketing and PR campaigns to broaden our reach and encourage more schools to utilize our platform's programs.
- Formulating plans to secure essential financial support from donors to sustain and expand our initiatives in the upcoming year.
These endeavors are pivotal in our mission to continuously improve and expand our offerings, ensuring greater accessibility and impact in digital education.
In retrospect, highlights from 2023 include:
- A record number of students, exceeding 3,000, received digital literacy training across 140 schools in 47 municipalities in the 2022-2023 school year.
- The inaugural End-of-Year Festival, attended by over 700 visitors, showcased the digital prowess of 250 children from 23 cities, presenting over 150 original digital projects.
- We commenced the new academic year (2023-2024) with 2,000 students across 100 schools in 40 cities.
- Efforts to integrate quality digital literacy programs into the educational system saw significant progress, particularly in Burgas, Stara Zagora, and Yambol, with 48 schools and over 2,700 students engaged in extracurricular activities.
With immense gratitude for your unwavering support, we anticipate a year of continued growth and achievement in 2024. Our ambitious plans aim to provide quality education and digital literacy to nearly 10,000 students nationwide. Together, we are shaping a brighter future for Bulgaria's youth.
Your steadfast support is pivotal as we embark on this journey to empower the next generation for success in an increasingly digital world.
Thank you once again for your invaluable contributions to Telerik Academy School. Together, we continue to make a profound difference in the lives of our students, equipping them with the skills and knowledge for a prosperous future.