Regional Fund - IGA, Pazardjik won an international award! Personally Her Royal Highness the Princess Royal presented the International Community Justice Awards!


Regional Fund - IGA was the only non-government organization that won the prestigiousInternational Community Justice Award 2004.

Award for Fund – IGA, handed from the mayor of Madison, Mr. Jerry Gist /USA/, for “demonstrated outstanding ability in your chosen field of endeavor, and have worked for the welfare and progress of Bulgaria” 2007

Award for Fund – IGA by Sofia municipality for “development of an effective model for inter-agency cooperation during the implementation of European projects in partnership with Sofia municipality” 2007.
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Project “Code “Success” – English for youngsters at a disadvantage”
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Funding source:
Foundation “Trust for Social Achievement” (TSA), with the support of “America for Bulgaria” Foundation and the U.S. Embassy in Bulgaria

Period of implementation:
Preparatory phase: 4 months (October 2016 – January 2017)
Implementation phase: 24 months (January 2017 – January 2019)

Leading organization: Trust for Social Achievement. Crime Prevention Fund – IGA is a project partner for Pazardzhik city.

Brief summary:
Programme Code “Success” gives an opportunity to 200 youngsters at a disadvantage, at the age of 13-20 and from the whole country, to do training in English as an addition to the provided obligatory education in the country. The programme makes use of the platform of language teaching in order to help youngsters from remote and isolated communities to accumulate and enrich their knowledge about the world and the democratic values and culture, as well as form civic engagement through volunteering and civic activities.
The training in English under the programme Code “Success” includes:
-         traditional training,
-         online training,
-         mixed training.
Youngsters from Pazardzhik city – 75 young people from Iztok neighbourhood and 25 people from the populated areas in Pazardzhik region, will take part in the traditional training. There is a special focus on boys.
All participants will be grouped at two language levels – beginners’ level and elementary level. The training consists of 360 study hours through the period of January 2017 – December 2018. Each group will have one teacher and one teaching assistant.
Apart from the training in English, Code “Success” also consists of sessions for personal growth and social engagement as well as camps for the youngsters participating in the training.

Expected results:
The goal of the project is to encourage the democratic and economic development in the country by motivating youngsters at a disadvantage to continue their education at junior secondary school and secondary school. Through the platform of foreign language teaching the youngsters from remote and isolated communities will be helped to accumulate and enrich their knowledge about the world, the democratic values and culture, as well as form their civic self-awareness by means of volunteering and civic activities.