Reading Foundation

Every Bulgarian child has the right to unlock their full potential.

We support children by developing their literacy through reading!

About Us

About Us

We are dedicated to transforming lives through literacy and positive environmental change.

Currently, in Bulgaria, a newborn child can only access a mere 61% of their true potential. This figure can only be reached if they are granted the opportunity to complete the full cycle of top education and receive the best healthcare.
Is this a concerning statistic? Absolutely, but we have a solution.

We firmly believe that reading is the cornerstone of functional literacy, and that literacy serves as the bedrock for the development of thriving, democratic societies.

Every child has the fundamental right to the best possible chance for personal growth, to thrive in nurturing conditions, and to realize their full potential in life.

The development of functional literacy through the act of reading is of paramount significance in our mission.

Let’s change the current situation TOGETHER!

Mission

Promoting Literacy through Reading

Have you ever heard the phrase, ‘The child doesn’t have time to read because they have to study’? It’s a common sentiment among adults raising children in Bulgaria.

Our team has been deeply involved in the literacy field for years, and we understand that without the ability to read well one cannot study effectively. Without strong reading skills, one cannot extract and analyze information from various sources, process it, and make objective decisions.

The Reading Foundation Bulgaria is dedicated to building upon the work of the Children’s Books Foundation, with a particular focus on supporting adults who are caregivers or educators for children.

Our mission is to empower children to think critically, compare and analyze information, identify trustworthy sources, and make informed decisions, free from manipulation and disinformation.

We are committed to nurturing a new generation of knowledgeable and capable adults who can confidently and creatively address challenges they encounter throughout their lives.

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Initiative

Day of Reading 2023

Включете се в Деня на четенето, който организираме за пръв път през 2023 г.!

Под мотото “Четенето дава възможности!” приканваме всички деца и възрастни да отделят поне 15 минути за четене на 17 ноември 2023 г.

Независимо дали ще организирате публично събитие, ще посетите класна стая, детска градина, ще почетете на колегите си в офиса или ще изберете да четете наум, включете се и заявете, че сте посланик на четенето!

Организатори и партньори
Our work

Programs and Campaigns

The promotion of reading extends far beyond the confines of a classroom. It’s a multifaceted endeavor that demands a holistic approach.

Aiming to break the vicious circle of functional illiteracy, we focus our efforts on a few streams. Our activities are based on scientific results and adapted to Bulgarian conditions.

Who do we work for?

  • Families with children from 0 to 7 years old
  • Kinder gardens and schools
  • School and public libraries
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We foster family bonding

Reading is about building connections. It nurtures critical and creative thinking while enhancing emotional intelligence. We are dedicated to assisting families in making the best investments in their children’s future. This involves providing access to the right books and offering science-based guidance to support their child’s growth.

In collaboration with kindergartens, schools, and libraries, we work to cultivate a culture of reading. We contribute by donating books that span the spectrum of science, art, emotional intelligence, and functional literacy. These resources are carefully chosen to aid in children’s development, ensuring a well-rounded education. Through these initiatives, we aim to strengthen the family unit, empower caregivers, and create an environment where children can flourish intellectually, emotionally, and socially.

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WE WANT TO CHANGE THE ENVIRONMENT

Your donation to our projects and initiatives provides books and support in promoting reading for children in Bulgaria.

With the funds, we purchase books and provide specially developed materials to adults, working and raising children.

We donate books to kindergartens, schools and libraries. We want every Bulgarian family to receive a first book for their child right from birth.

Why? Because children need to have access to reading materials that help them develop their knowledge and skills.

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