We are fighting for a better future for disadvantaged talents!

The year-round Mentoring Program “The Hidden Talents of Bulgaria” gives talented young people deprived of parental care and talents from socially disadvantaged families a chance to apply to university and find work.

The program provides access to private lessons, seminars, workshops, camps and competitions, work with an individual mentors, scholarships, textbooks, equipment and everything necessary for the success of each talented young person in the Program.


1st-yr Student – Graphic Design & Photography
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Astea Conference

1st-yr Student – Graphic Design
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Chaos Group and Henkel

1st-yr Student in Nursing
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1st-yr Student in Psychology
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Polina / Veterinary Medicine
3rd-yr Student in Trakiа University
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Coca-Cola and  foodpanda

Sonny / Computer Sciences
2nd-yr in the Techical University
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Chaos Group

Yordanka / Currently working
Accepted in Uni with Fashion Design
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Steven / Graphic Design
2nd-yr Student in University
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Alex, Lazar & Ilya / Currently working
Accepted in the Military Academy
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Chris / Currently working
3 years in University with Choreography
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Marian / Guitar and Drums
Applying to University in 2024
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Konica Minolta

Stoyan / Track & Field
Dreams of becoming a Paraolympist
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Valeria / Tennis
Dreams of winning the World Championship
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Rumiana / Math
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Asen / Soldier
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Veselin / Art
Dreams of becoming a Tattoo Artist
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Iv / Interior Design
Applying to University in 2024
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Raya / Medicine
Dreams of becoming a Pediatritian like her grandad
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UniCredit Bulbank

Galin / Art
Dreams of becoming an Artist
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Vesela Nikolova

Bogomila / Art
Dreams of becoming an Artist
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Groupama Insurance

Todor / Horseback Riding
Dreams of becoming a Pro Jockey
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 Ana / Coiffeur
Finishing her Pro Course end of 2022
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N. / Robotics
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Kremak EOOD

The 3 Footballers
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Ekaterina / Psychology
Applying to University in 2023
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The Little Artist
Dreams of becoming a Fashion Designer
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Krassy / Drawing
Photo: Gabriela Ilieva
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Di / Art
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Reneta / Medicine
Dreams of becoming an Ophthalmologist
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UniCredit Bulbank

Mel / Football
Wants to study Japanese in University
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Tonny / Violin
Two years of violin lessons
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ITF Group

Zlatko / Culinary
Full Year Internship in UnoPiu

Asen / Traditional Singing
One of Binka Dobreva’s Students

Jennifer / Pharmacy
Currently working and studying abroad

Petya* / Psychology
1 Year of Bulgarian language lessons

George / Art and Sculpture
One year of art lessons
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foodpanda & Coca-Cola

Severina / Traditional Dancing
Year and a half of dancing lessons
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Coca-Cola & foodpanda 

Daniel / Illustration
Two years of professional art lessons
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Poker Stars

Radoslav / Football
Currently working
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foodpanda & Coca-Cola

“The Hidden Talents of Bulgaria” provides full access to:

• individual development program for the whole school year with short and long-term goals;
• weekly private lessons;
• individual work with a trained mentor;
• participation in seminars, workshops, contests, competitions, trainings, camps, etc .;

• the necessary materials;
• psychological support;
• motivational meetings with famous and successful individuals;
• preparation for applying to University;
• applying for an internship or a job.

Bank account:

“Operation Teddy Bear” Association
Bank: UniCredit Bulbank
IBAN: BG15UNCR70001522802121


The Program started with 8 talented participants in 2017. In the past five years we have worked with a total of 32 underprivileged children. Galin and Danny successfully created their first solo exhibitions, Monny published a Poety Book in partnership with Orange Center and 8 talents got accepted to university. We are hoping to work with more and more talented kids each year.

We strive to give a chance for a professional realization to talented children in the smallest villages in cities in the country. We support kids in all sorts of fields:  art, football, poetry, mathematics, IT, dancing, culinary, music, medicine, etc. In 2022 around 14 new talents will enter our Program!

Currently we have three active students: Polly stydying Vetirany Medicine, Steven studying Graphic Design and Sonny studying Computer Sciences. In 2022 we are preparing another 4 to enter university in their desired field! Wish us good luck!

In Мау-August 2023 we will be looking for mentors for the new talents in the Program, who will start their participation end of September 2023. Follow us on Facebook and apply for a Mentor if you want to change the life of a talented kid for the better!(Applicable only for Bulgarian-Speaking Volunteers above the age of 23!)


Why a MENTORIG Program? Because the talented participants in the Program have the need for support and mentoring by a more experienced person. This will help them realize their talents and skills that will help their development in a professional, emotional and social aspect.

To be a Mentor to one of our talented participants you do NOT need to have experience in the creative sphere of that participant.

The role of the Mentor requires:• positive example for the child/teenager;
• guidance for the realization of the participants interests and goals;
• guidance on his / her social and relationship with others;
• support for building a positive self-esteem;
• motivating and encouraging growth in the chosen field of development;
• regular weekly meetings between the mentor and the child / young person.
This is possible through:• the gradual establishment of trust relationships;
• organizing or involving the participants in various events for personal and professional development (eg seminars, workshops, cultural events);
• emotional support and personal example.
The responsibilities of the Mentor are:• to explore the individual capabilities and interests of the participant;
• to target and recommend appropriate activities and events to the participant;
• to help him / her choose a university, internship, profession, etc.
Become a mantor
In May 2019 our team will start recruiting new Mentors for the new school year – September 2019 and May 2020. If you want to be one of them you can send us a CV and a motivational letter in writing to galina.dicheva@plushenomeche.org
The best sign of success for a teacher is when you can safely say, ‘The children are now working as if I did not exist.’ – Maria Montessori


Mentoring in the “Hidden Talents of Bulgaria” Program is a voluntary, unpaid form of mentor and mentor relationship with clearly established rules, goals and principles of interaction within the Mentoring Program. Mentors in our program undergo specialized training to prepare them for work with the program participants.


The mentoring program includes an entire team who works in line with both the objectives of the Program and the individual goals set by and for each participant. For optimal results and compliance with the general rules of the Mentoring Program, the goals and action plan for achieving them are actively discussed with the team and participants in the Program.