On Wednesday, August 24, Brigadier General Don Johnson, Assistant to the Adjutant General for the Tennessee (TN) Air National Guard and Tundzha Mayor Mr. Georgi Georgiev will inaugurate the renovated Izvorche Kindergarten.
The project was completed jointly by airmen of the 164th Civil Engineer Squadron, part of the TN Air National guard, and service members from the 2nd Mechanized Brigade, Yambol Unit, from the Bulgarian Land Force. The total cost of the project is around $50,000 (US). The remodeled kindergarten will provide a safer and modern environment for 40 children who attend the only kindergarten in the village of Kabile.
Humanitarian and Civic Assistance enhance interoperability between allies while addressing community needs and improving the quality of life of the Bulgarians.
In the last five years, the U.S. government has invested more than $4 million in Humanitarian Assistance Program projects in Bulgaria. These projects often bring together American and Bulgarian military troops to work together on significant projects. Also under this program, the U.S. government partners with non-governmental organizations and local Bulgarian firms to carry out these projects in accordance with Bulgaria’s social and economic development strategy.
Media are invited to cover the inauguration ceremony, which will take place at Izvorche Kindergarten, 9, Panayot Hitov Street, from 1100 a.m. until 1230 p.m. on Wednesday, August 24.