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America for Bulgaria Institutes Work from Home Policy

Our office will be closed until further notice, but our work continues. Please do not hesitate to discuss with your respective program officer at the Foundation any uncertainties regarding ongoing grants or new grant requests. But please understand that as we adapt to the new realities, you may experience a delay in receiving a response. 

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If Instagram Had Been around on March 3, 1878

We live at a time when we take camera-equipped phones and instant communication for granted, so it is hard for anyone in 2020 to imagine that week-old copy would count as “breaking news” and that, to convey the horrors of war, journalists would have to draw them, literally.

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Food, Music, Science. What Brings You Here?

On January 16–18, Fulbright scholars and English Teaching Assistants came together to present their work, discuss progress and challenges, and share snapshots of their lives in Bulgaria. Meet some of the Americans advancing their academic or professional goals right here and, by doing so, promoting Bulgaria’s cultural and culinary heritage around the world.

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Required: Teacher Learning 101, Bulgarian Style

Professional learning for educators has been a cornerstone of educational programs developed by the America for Bulgaria Foundation. The focus on professional learning recognizes that challenges in the classroom are dynamic, and in order to prepare students for the jobs of the future, education professionals need to examine and improve their practice continually.

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Pervasive Integrity Is the Best Antidote to Corruption

Major corruption can only be curbed through investigations by strong, independent media and institutions, says Philip Gounev, board chairman of the Anti-Corruption Fund and former deputy interior minister. But we can all fight everyday corruption by being honest and demanding honesty from others.

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When School Is a Place for All (Yes, Parents, Too!)

The One School for All model also received a Zero Project award for innovative practice in the field of inclusive education. In 2020, Zero Project, an initiative of the Austria-based Essl Foundation, recognized 86 innovative practices and policies worldwide supporting social entrepreneurship and people with disabilities; the top ten will receive support and training to enhance their capacity and promote their activities across the globe.

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