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28.08.2018Free transportation for high school students

In our daily work Amalipe Center often receives reports concerning problems with free transportation of high school students, who live in small settlements and need to travel to the near towns, where they study. In which cases does the state budget allocate free transportation to secondary school students and how can students benefit from it? Article 283, para. 2 of the Preschool and School Education Act stipulates that "students from settlements where there is no kindergarten or school should receive funds from the state budget for transport to the nearest kindergarten or...

22.08.2018Additional means to those working with children and students from vulnerable groups: how to use them?

In 2018, for the first time, the Ministry of Education allocated nearly BGN 25 million for schools and kindergartens to work with children and students from vulnerable groups. The budget forecast shows a promise that this commitment will continue in the coming years. The funds have already been received in the accounts of the municipalities, and from there -  transferred to schools and kindergartens. How are they determined and what can be used for? The allocation of additional resources to work with children and students from vulnerable groups is regulated in Art. 52...

22.08.2018The scholars of the "Equal Chance" Program finish the academic year with very good success

105 young people from all over the country, were supported by the Amalipe Center for Interethnic Dialogue and Tolerance during the academic year 2017-2018 in completing their secondary education, by providing them textbooks, and covering their transport costs. It is a long-term program, which started in 2011, and is funded by the Trust for Social Achievement Foundation. Scholars are from poor families, live in villages and small towns and study in secondary and vocational schools in big towns. To keep youths at school, Amalipe Center helps them not only by covering transport...

26.07.2018Trust for Social Achievement Foundation is launching a call for scholarship applications in support of Roma students enrolled in medical studies for the 2018-2019 academic year

The Trust for Social Achievement Foundation is launching a call for scholarship applications in support of Roma students enrolled in medical studies for the 2018-2019 academic year. The call is organized within the framework of the Active Citizens Fund Bulgaria under the European Economic Area Financial Mechanism 2014-2021. Funding is provided by the donor states Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway. The objective of the Active Citizens Fund Bulgaria is: “Civil society and active citizenship strengthened and vulnerable groups empowered”. The scholarship program aims...

24.07.2018Blagoevgrad and Gabrovo - The Two Faces of Desegregation or Whether Sisyphus Could Turn the Stone from a Burden into a Leverage

We do not enrol children from Roma ethnicity! This post on the facebook page of the Ninth Primary School "Peyo Yavorov" - Blagoevgrad is not written by mistake, nor is an accidental idea of the principal V. Velichkova. It is a diagnosis of one of the most serious problems the Bulgarian school and our society as a whole face: (educational) segregation! It is also a diagnosis of lack of an appropriate solutions or rather the courage to deal with this problem throughout the system. Does the so-called "secondary segregation" exist in Blagoevgrad only? Do we see the range of the...
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