The development and support of public and quality education in Bulgaria is a key priority for the Foundation. Our aim is to implement learning models, to develop students’ knowledge and skills that will support their socio-emotional development and prepare them for the professions of the future. We support the introduction of new programs which increase the pedagogical capacity of teachers, corresponding to social problems and technological needs of the 21st century. An integral part securing a positive learning environment for all students, and the foundation will provide support, through materials and equipment, especially for schools in need or those attended by students with special educational needs. Our efforts towards quality education for all, also include supporting disadvantaged families in order to reduce the drop-out rate. The Foundation provides assistance for projects in the field of higher education by providing materials, equipment, funding for teacher training at home or abroad and other initiatives.
The Foundation considers the support for culture and preservation of the national heritage as its leading vocation and direct continuation of the work of its patron Prof. Lachezar Tsotsorkov, repeatedly awarded as the largest donor in the field of Bulgarian culture and art by the Ministry of Culture. The implementation of various projects and initiatives in this field has been underway since the establishment of the Foundation. Our goal is to continue to support the implementation of valuable projects both independently and jointly with partner organizations to strengthen the scope, impact and sustainability of Bulgarian culture. We will provide assistance for holding cultural events and promoting the achievements of native artists in different fields. Our priority is to provide access to cultural events for disadvantaged children and young people and their families. Stimulating the development of culture also means caring for and paying attention to the young generation of artists, and to that end we support talented students and young artists by providing scholarships.
The main focus of the foundation in the field of healthcare is increasing in public awareness about the need for prevention and early diagnosis of oncological diseases, and in particular the prevention and treatment of colorectal cancer (colon cancer). To this end, partnerships will be established with institutions and non-governmental organizations in Bulgaria working in this field, in order to meet the need for relevant high-tech equipment. Part of the resources of the foundation will be directed towards supporting the professional development of doctors and experts in this field by providing financial support for their specializations and participation in international conferences. Targeted scholarships will be awarded to medical students whose ambition is to specialize and work in this field.
Children with special needs and their families are among the most vulnerable groups in society and in need of continuous support at the individual and institutional level. We recognize this need as critical and will support projects and programs aimed at dignified and quality care for them and their families. The Foundation aims to provide resources for materials, consumables and equipment to centers that care for children with special needs, will assist in conducting specialized training courses for social workers and volunteers involved in this type of work. We believe that the criterion for adequate public attitude towards children with special needs is to ensure the availability of a wide range of services and benefits for them and their families, especially for those who have limited financial and material resources.