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America for Bulgaria  Foundation Establishes the First American Language Center in the Plovdiv Language School

America for Bulgaria Foundation Establishes the First American Language Center in the Plovdiv Language School

9/18/2009 11:41:45 AM

On September 16, 2009, the first American Language Center established with the support of the America for Bulgaria Foundation (ABF) opened doors at the Plovdiv Language School. At the official ceremony, Mr. Frank Bauer, ABF President, called the new establishment “the first center of excellence” launched at a Bulgarian school and expressed his belief that it will be followed by many similar entities throughout the country, thus bringing up the educational environment in Bulgarian schools to international standards. Principal Mariyana Gencheva very emotionally confessed that the project gave her “the biggest professional satisfaction”.

The center offers the use of contemporary English language teaching tools and promotes the American culture. The six classrooms of the center are entirely refurbished and equipped with modern furniture, laptops and multimedia projectors, and thematically decorated with nice posters related to the U.S. history, nature, arts, and culture. Over 1,000 students at the top-ranked school in the Plovdiv region and one of the top 10 in the country have the opportunity to study the language in a stimulating and motivating environment, benefit from the achievements of present-day technologies, prepare themselves for international exams, and realize their full potential.

The project was implemented by ABF in partnership with the school and several other private donors. It has demonstrated the opportunity to encourage and develop philanthropy in Bulgaria once an appealing goal has been defined and pursued.

Source: America for Bulgaria Foudation

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