October 13 saw the formal launch of “10 Days of Volunteering” a project marking 10 years of Volunteer Days in Bulgaria, a partnership between the Bulgarian Charities Aid Foundation (BCAF) and the American Chamber of Commerce in Bulgaria.
The launch took place outside the City Library in Sofia’s Slaveikov Square, at a ceremony attended by BCAF executive director Elitsa Barakova, AmCham executive director Valentin Georgiev, Roman Vasilev of Johnson Controls and US embassy public affairs counsellor Elizabeth Fitzsimmons.
Events that are part of the 10 Days of Volunteering are taking place from October 13 to 20, in Sofia, Plovdiv, Rousse, Blagoevgrad, Rousse, Varna, Pleven, Stara Zagora, Pernik, Sliven and other towns.
The main theme of the 10 Days is education. Those volunteering share their knowledge and time with pupils at various Bulgarian schools. Participants this year include Cabinet ministers Tomislav Donchev (EU funds), Sergei Ignatov (education), Nikolai Mladenov (foreign affairs) and Totyu Mladenov (labour and social policy).
(Photo: Clive Leviev-Sawyer)