On March 21, the fifth electronics workshop was held in the town of Kilifarevo, which is part of the initiative of the Tinusaur Foundation and is implemented with the support of the Vivacom Regional Grant.
The creator of Tinusaur – Neven Boyanov, visited “Neofit Rilski” Elementary School, Kilifarevo, and showed the children how to assemble circuit boards, how to work with a soldering iron, and how to create their first program.
The event took place in one of the specially equipped classrooms in the school after classes. Thus, there was an opportunity for not only students to attend but also their parents and the other teachers from the school.
Each child received an individual Tinusaur Kids.Micro set with the necessary boards and electronic components with a total value of about BGN 50, and the symbolic fee for participation in the workshop was BGN 5.
The founder of the Tinusaur Foundation – Mr. Neven Boyanov, and his team personally showed and taught the children how to assemble, how to work with a soldering iron, and finally, even how to program. The students enjoyed an exciting experience in the world of electronics and robotics, and they didn’t realize when almost four astronomical hours had passed. They gave free rein to their creativity, combining knowledge from different disciplines, and managed to create their own miniature computers, which they kept afterward.
The school in the town of Kilifarevo, although relatively small – with 81 students, is still innovative, and the school team, together with the principal, Mrs. Katya Saralieva, try to combine traditional academic disciplines with modern teaching methods and approaches to prepare better the students for the challenges of the modern world.
With their visit to the town of Kilifarevo, the Tinusaur team once again gave the children an unforgettable experience in the world of electronics, giving them motivation to develop their creativity and immerse themselves in the world of science.
This is also the goal of the joint initiative with the Vivacom Regional Grant – to focus our attention on these small schools and help the children to be better prepared for the challenges of the future.