Education without backpacks

For the success of every child,
because everyone can learn anything

Our mission is to uplift the academic performance of children across Bulgaria in mathematics and science through intelligent digitalization, irrespective of their birthplace or financial background.

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The clock is ticking, we must act

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is the average result of Bulgarian students on the mathematics exam after the 7th grade.

За учителите по математика с любов

of Bulgarian students are below the critical minimum in mathematics according to PISA 2022

За учителите по математика с любов

of students choose STEM matriculation in 2022 compared to 25% in 2019.

Let’s reverse the negative trend

“Khan Academy is a miracle for me. It helps me to understand mathematics in an easy way.””

Bora Niyazi

a student at the "Vasil Levski" elementary school, city of Razgrad

We guarantee success with the world's best free educational resources

We are adapting the scientifically proven Khan Academy online resources for Bulgarian children. 30 minutes per week with the Khan Academy online courses guarantee better results in mathematics.

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"For me, Khan Academy is a fun and interesting game."

Emanoela Georgieva

a student at the "Hristo Botev" elementary school, Bozhurica village

Creating growth mindset

Studies show: using Khan Academy makes children more confident in their abilities to cope with learning. It also increases their behavioral, emotional and cognitive engagement. Learning can be easy and motivating.

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"For me, Khan Academy is the number one learning platform. The lessons are comprehensible and there are exercises for filling the gaps as well”

Gergana Atanasova

mathematics teacher at "Hristo Botev" elementary school, Enina village,
"Teach For Bulgaria" class of 2020

Supporting teachers

With our materials, we support teachers and schools in achieving high educational success in mathematics and natural sciences.

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minutes learning at Khan Academy

12 billion

translated words in Khan Academy

8900+

trained teachers and principals since 2017

5000+

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How we help bulgarian teachers, schools and institutions

In ‘Education without backpacks,’ we actively support teachers, schools, and institutions, including the Bulgarian Ministry of Education and Science, in implementing digital educational technologies and practices.

In addition to creating and sharing free resources for teachers, such as webinars, manuals, and more, we also support teachers and schools through the following programs:

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A 13-year journey

It all started with Ivan Gospodinov - now a philosophy and civics education teacher, teacher trainer and chairman of the "Education without backpacks" association. While studying in Germany, he had difficulties with statistics. He stumbled upon the Khan Academy platform and the soft-spoken Sal Khan guided him through the complex mathematical concepts. When Ivan learned that it is possible to translate the content of Khan Academy into the main world languages, he immediately wrote to them to unlock this possibility for Bulgarian as well. Thus, in 2011, the long process of localization of Khan Academy in Bulgarian began - and it never stops. Today, students can study mathematics, chemistry, physics, biology, informatics, history, philosophy, music, economics, etc. in Bulgarian language. In order to advance the product faster and to start its more active implementation in the educational system, at the end of 2014 we created the association "Education without backpacks".

Better education for a better future

700,000 students

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About "Education without backpacks" association

We in the association "Education without backpacks" believe that in order to have a modern education in Bulgaria, the ways of learning should be updated constantly, that technologies should be used in the classrooms, that the students' curiosity and potential should be developed in a balanced manner to reach their full capacity. The role of technology is to support and facilitate the learning process. To make this possible should be used the best quality and proven online platforms. With their help, teachers could even more easily fulfill their main task, which is to inspire students to learn and help them progress at their own pace, so that absolutely everyone receives a world-class quality education.

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  • Students “Ambassadors” of Khan

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Rozalina Laskova
Executive director
r.laskova@ obr.education
(+359) 885 226012

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