From January 14 until midnight on February 3, you can support the Tinusaur – programming, math, and physics education platform, at the finals of the Social Entrepreneurship Competition “THE CHANGE” 2019. With just one click, you can promote the project to be among the three finalists, of which the experts, the Children’s Jury, and users will determine the winner of the race.
Tinusaur is an opportunity for a qualitative change in the educational environment. It is crucial to make the studying of programming, mathematics, and physics exciting and fun for every child. We want to reach as many students as possible, especially in smaller cities, where technology and innovation are getting much harder. “We believe that a better future is in the hands of educated children, so we strive for everyone to receive quality extracurricular education,” says Neven Boyanov, one of the founders of Tinusaur. He presents the Tinusaur with his colleague Ivaylo Nikolov.
“Tinusaur” (from “tiny” – small, in English, and “saur”) is an educational platform aimed at students and teachers, and a set of tools for programming, mathematics, and physics – all open-source. It was started in 2013 and offered the hardware, software, and methodology necessary to learn these sciences in a fun and practical way. The Tinusaur is already used by universities and schools in Bulgaria, Western Europe, and North America.
Five projects are competing for the public vote from January 14 until February 3, 2020. The three finalists who collect the most votes during online voting will continue to the next stage of the competition – a meeting with THE CHANGE jury as well as the children’s jury. They will determine who will be the grand winner of the competition. The winner will receive funding of BGN 30,000, while the other two finalists will receive BGN 15,000 each. The winner and the other four finalists will receive media attention, mentoring support, training, and access to THE CHANGE international network for a period of one to five years.
THE CHANGE is the largest socially responsible initiative of Nova Broadcasting Group, which is part of a partnership with Reach for Change Bulgaria for the sixth consecutive year. It aims to permanently improve the lives of children and young people in Bulgaria by finding motivated social entrepreneurs and helping them to sustainably accomplish their ideas for a better and secure future for Bulgarian children. Since 2014, THE CHANGE has helped over 96,000 children and young people across the country.