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Give a smile, Make a difference!

March 7, 2014    Bulgaria, YES
By Dilyana "Didi" Nikolova , YES Bulgaria '11,  and Lili Valtcheva, Alumni Coordinator for Bulgaria Hello friends, We are Didi and Lili, alumni from the YES program in Bulgaria, and we want to share a project we did in Sofia. We think you will find it interesting. Didi's Story One ...

Habitat for Humanity in Bulgaria

December 5, 2013    Bulgaria, Habitat for Humanity, volunteering
Lili Valtcheva, YES Alumni Coordinator for Bulgaria Lili and other Habitat volunteers on site. This is the third month I’ve volunteered with Habitat for Humanity in Bulgaria. I really feel like they are my family now because even though we are small group of volunteers, we always have fun helping ...

Volunteering in Sofia

October 16, 2013    Bulgaria, orphanage, volunteering
By Lili Valtcheva, YES Bulgaria ‘11 Last December, two of my friends and I decided to apply to be volunteers at an orphanage in Sofia.  In April, the orphanage contacted us about when we could begin.  It was a hard process, which is one reason that it is not a ...

Keeping Green in Sofia

October 10, 2013    Alumni, Bulgaria, YES
Gabriela Antova and  Lili Valtcheva, '11’, and Toma Pavlov, '12, at the annual Green Days event in Sofia, Bulgaria.

My Romani Channel

October 10, 2013    Alumni, Bulgaria, YES
By Reneta Krivonozova, YES Bulgaria, ‘12 The idea for creating a YouTube account came from all the videos I watch daily.  Some of them are related to beauty, some to lifestyle, and some to health.  I noticed that posting videos on there is a great way to spread a message—to ...

Educational Sports and Clubs Event in a Local School

October 9, 2013    Bulgaria, sports, volunteering, YES
 By Lili Valtcheva, YES Alumni Coordinator for BulgariaOn the 8th on June in one of the local schools in Sofia, a local school and local sponsors organized a yearly event about education and sports clubs in school.  Usually, most students from the school come, as do their parents.The school was ...

Meeting the Next Generation...

July 31, 2013    Bulgaria, YES
Written by Toma Pavlov, YES Bulgaria '12YES Bulgaria alumni (back row, left to right) Peter Ivanov, '13, Toma Pavlov, '12, and Gabriella Veleva, ’11, served as Alumni Panel Members at the PDO in Macedonia.On July 8 four generations of YES students met in Sofia, Bulgaria, prior to the Pre-Departure Orientation ...

Bringing Holiday Happiness to Children in Need

April 16, 2013    Bulgaria
By Dilyana Nikolova, YES Bulgaria, ‘11 Christmas is a special time of the year. Everybody gathers with their family, gives each other presents and enjoys family time. Unfortunately, not every child is lucky enough to have both of their parents, get their dream Christmas present or enjoy a special dinner.So, ...

YES Alumni hold Thanksgiving Celebration in Sofia

March 27, 2013    Alumni, Bulgaria
By Lili Valtcheva, Alumni Coordinator for Bulgaria The 2012 Thanksgiving event was held on Saturday, November 25 at the American Corner in Sofia. Nine children that ranged in age from 4 to12 attended the two-hour event. Some of the children’s mothers attended and participated in the event, too.Children make Trees ...

Spirit Week Celebrated in Bulgaria

March 11, 2013    Bulgaria
By Reneta Krivonozova, YES Bulgaria ’12 One day in school, during the break between classes, my classmates and I were discussing ways that American schools motivate their students and make school a fun place for them. I told them that at my American high school in Iowa, we had Spirit ...