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The Hidden Talents of Bulgaria

“THE HIDDEN TALENTS OF BULGARIA“

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.

OUR UNIVERSITY STUDENTS

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

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

Nadezhda
1st-yr Student in Nursing
Corporate Angel
Walltopia

Monny
1st-yr Student in Psychology
Corporate Angel
Takeda

Polina / Veterinary Medicine
3rd-yr Student in Trakiа University
Corporate Angels
Coca-Cola and  foodpanda

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

Yordanka / Currently working
Accepted in Uni with Fashion Design
Corporate Angel
CARGILL

Steven / Graphic Design
2nd-yr Student in University
Corporate Angel
Needed!

Alex, Lazar & Ilya / Currently working
Accepted in the Military Academy
Corporate Angel
CARGILL

Chris / Currently working
3 years in University with Choreography
Corporate Angel
WEDASCHULE

THIS YEAR’S TALENTS

Marian / Guitar and Drums
Applying to University in 2024
Corporate Angel
Konica Minolta

Stoyan / Track & Field
Dreams of becoming a Paraolympist
Corporate Angel
Fitnesinstructor.com

Radomir / Entrepreneurship
Dreams of becoming a Businessman
We are looking for a Corporate Angel!
Contact us at info@plushenomeche.org

Rumiana / Math
Corporate Angels
PostScriptum

Asen / Soldier
We are looking for a Corporate Angel!
Contact us at info@plushenomeche.org

Veselin / Art
Dreams of becoming a Tattoo Artist
We are looking for a Corporate Angel!
Contact us at info@plushenomeche.org

Iv / Interior Design
Applying to University in 2024
Corporate Angel
MobiSystems

Valeria / Tennis
Dreams of winning the World Championship
We are looking for a Corporate Angel!
Contact us at info@plushenomeche.org

Galin / Art
Dreams of becoming an Artist
Educational Angel
Vesela Nikolova

Bogomila / Art
Dreams of becoming an Artist
We are looking for a Corporate Angel!
Contact us at info@plushenomeche.org

Todor / Horseback Riding
Dreams of becoming a Pro Jockey
Corporate Angel
Takeda

Raya / Medicine
Dreams of becoming a Pediatritian like her grandad
Corporate Angel NEEDED!

N. / Robotics
Corporate Angel
Kremak EOOD

The 3 Footballers
We are looking for 3 Corporate Angels!
Contact us at info@plushenomeche.org

 Ana / Coiffeur
Finishing her Pro Course end of 2022
Corporate Angel
Henkel

The Little Artist
Dreams of becoming a Fashion Designer
We are looking for a Corporate Angel!
Contact us at info@plushenomeche.org

The Artist / Drawing
Corporate Angel
MentorMate

Di / Art
Corporate Angels
BBD

Reneta / Medicine
Dreams of becoming an Ophthalmologist
Corporate Angel
UniCredit Bulbank

Ekaterina / Psychology
Applying to University in 2023
Corporate Angel
ERA Gallery

Mario / Art
We are looking for a Corporate Angel!
Contact us at info@plushenomeche.org

Em / Art
Corporate Angel
CEO Angels Club

Mel / Football
Dreams of becoming a Football Coach
We are looking for a Corporate Angel!
Contact us at info@plushenomeche.org

PREVIOUS TALENTS

Tonny / Violin
Two years of violin lessons
Corporate Angel
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
Corporate Angels
foodpanda & Coca-Cola

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

Daniel / Illustration
Two years of professional art lessons
Corporate Angel
Poker Stars

Radoslav / Football
Currently working
Corporate Angels
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.
Donate

Bank account:

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

WHO ARE THE “HIDDEN TALENTS OF BULGARIA”?

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!)

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.
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

Mission

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.

Goals

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.