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The hidden Talents of Bulgaria

The new year-round mentoring program for developing the skills of talented children from unprivileged backgrounds.
The Talents for 2017-2018

On 12.05.2016 "Operation Teddy Bear" officially changed its status from a "civil volunteer initiative" to a nonprofit association and in the summer of 2017 we received a license for “Mobile center for work with unprivileged children” from the State Agency for Child Protection in Bulgaria. The aim of our registration as an NGO is to gain access and possibility for close personal work with disadvantaged children throughout the whole year. We believe that these kids need us, their society, all year round. Thus, we are proud to announce the start of our new mentoring program "The Hidden Talents of Bulgaria." The project goal is to select and support talented children from unprivileged backgrounds each year by providing them with personal mentors, individual program and private tutoring, access to seminars, workshops, educational programs, competitions and materials needed to develop their abilities. If you wish to learn more about the project, contact us.

You can support our year-round mentoring program “The Hidden Talents of Bulgaria” or our Christmas Gift Campaign by donating here:
Operation Teddy Bear
Bank: UniCredit Bulbank
IBAN: BG15UNCR70001522802121
via PayPal

Every donation counts!

About us

10 years ago Operation Teddy Bear started as a civil volunteer initiative with the main goal of making unprivileged children’s Christmas wishes in Bulgaria come true.

For the past 3 years our team has been operating on national level, visiting 7000 beneficiaries from 330 institutions and spreading love and joy in all 28 regions of the country – thus this makes us the biggest grass root Christmas Campaign in Bulgaria.

The Christmas Gift Campaign works only with NEW, individual, personal presents corresponding to exact wish lists, which comprises of the wishes of: children deprived of parental care, children at risk, children with disabilities and adults with mental disabilities. With the help of more than 20 000 donors our teams around the country manages to supply all these institutions where our beneficiaries reside or use services with much needed materials, supplies, specialized and everyday equipment. In the last 9 years our team of 28 regional managers and 130 volunteers has visited more than 17 000 children and has gifted numerous gifts.

However, as time went buy we grew up and so did our dreams for a better future of the unprivileged Bulgarian children. That is why we decided to register as an NGO and start a year-round mentoring program called “The Hidden Talents of Bulgaria” which will create an accelerator and an incubator for young gifted minds and give them the chance to pursue their dreams and realize their goals. In the first year of the program we will work with 8 youngsters and we will develop their skills and abilities in the spheres of: music (violin and Bulgarian traditional singing), Bulgarian traditional dancing, art (3D animation and design and fashion design) and sports (canoeing).

If you believe in the future of our children and you want to support them and push them to the finish line donate through our website or on our bank account or contact us: info@plushenomeche.org

More about the program and who the talents for the first year are you can find here.


Michelle Stoykova

Founder of Operation Teddy Bear

Tanya Decheva

Management board member
Online manager

Kristina Hristova

National coordinator of the Christmas campaign

Tatyana Ganeva

Manager of Sofia region

Diana Vangelova

Management board member

Nick Spirov


Nedka Petrova

Psychologist – Social psychology
Personal development and improvement

Slavina Georgieva

Blagoevgrad Regional Manager

Antonia Kireva Boneva

Burgas Regional Manager


Burgas Regional Manager

Ivan Dyankov, Nikolina Zarkova

Varna Regional Managers

Tanya Trifonova

Veliko Tarnovo Regional Manager

Maria Raikova

Vidin Regional Manager

Svetlana Borisova

Vratsa Regional Manager

Stanislava Spasova

Gabrovo Regional Manager

Genoveva Georgieva

Dobrich Regional Manager

Pavlina Boeva

Kardzhali Regional Manager

Irena Georgieva

Kyustendil Regional Manager

Stefani Bozhkova

Kyustendil Regional Manager

Maria Kisyova

Lovech Regional Manager

Paolina Makaveeva

Lom Regional Manager

Lilia Angelova

Montana Regional Manager

Ivan Milenkov

Pazardzhik Regional Manager

Kristina Hristova

Pernik Regional Manager

Tsveti Ivanova

Pleven Regional Manager

Monika Vasileva-Hristeva

Plovdiv Regional Manager

Polina Hristova

Ruse Regional Manager

Miglena Slavova

Silistra Regional Manager

Ivelina Staneva

Sliven Regional Manager

Maria Noncheva

Regional Manager – Sofia-city

Margarita Todorinska

Regional Manager – Sofia-region

Petia Barabolova

Regional Manager – Sofia-region

Petia Stancheva

Stara Zagora Regional Manager

Tsvetelina Mireva

Targovishte Regional Manager

Zlatka Toleva

Haskovo Regional Manager

Borislava Borisova

Shumen Regional Manager

Dentsa Ivanova

Yambol Regional Manager


Sponsors, Partners, Friends

General Sponsor of the "The Hidden Talents of Bulgaria” Mentorship Program

Sponsor of the "The Hidden Talents of Bulgaria” Mentorship Program

Sponsor of the "The Hidden Talents of Bulgaria” Mentorship Program

Partner of the "The Hidden Talents of Bulgaria” Mentorship Program


Partner of the Christmas Campaign
Partner of the "The Hidden Talents of Bulgaria” Mentorship Program
Partner of the Christmas Campaign

Sponsor of the "The Hidden Talents of Bulgaria” Mentorship Program
Sponsor of the "The Hidden Talents of Bulgaria” Mentorship Program
Partner of the Christmas Campaign


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