Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony for Fully Renovated Math and Science Classrooms in Sofia’s #18 High School

Ambassador Eric Rubin joined Bulgarian Minister of Education Krasimir Valchev, America for Bulgaria (ABF) President Nancy Schiller, and other ABF representatives during a ribbon-cutting ceremony for fully renovated math and science classrooms in Sofia’s William Gladstone #18 High School. Jointly financed by America for Bulgaria Foundation and the school’s state-delegated budget, the project includes five digitally equipped classrooms in chemistry, biology, robotics, computer programming and math. “Science, technology, engineering and math – what we call STEM in America –is the key to the future. Tomorrow’s jobs – some of which haven’t even been invented yet – will require today’s students to be fluent in the language of STEM. Because Bulgaria has a history of strong performance in the sciences – particularly computer science, I am proud that the Embassy supports a variety of STEM education programs, from teaching robotics to children at libraries throughout Bulgaria to sending Bulgarian students and teachers to Space Camp in the United States.”- Ambassador Rubin