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.
Jennifer / Pharmacy
Left to work abroad
Petya* / Psychology
Applying to University in 2021
• 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 .;
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Bank: UniCredit Bulbank
The Program started with 8 talented participants in 2017. In the past three years we have worked with a total of 28 underprivileged children. Two of them successfully created their first solo exhibitions, others won medals and competitions, 6 of them got accepted to university. We continue working with 11 of them and we are also accepting new talenst for the school year 2021-2022.
Currently we have talented children part of the Program in Stara Zagora, Vidin, Elhovo, Gabrovo, Veliko Tarnovo, Plovdiv and Biala Slatina and the talents we are supporting are in the fields of: art, football, poetry, mathematics and medicine.
In June and July 2021 we will be looking for mentors for the new talents in the Program, who will start their participation in September.
WHAT IS A MENTOR AND HOW CAN YOU BECOME ONE?
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.
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.