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Software company Sirma Group Holding gave two of the awards to the winners in national competition “Young talents” 2011. The contest was attended by 24 teams and the awarding ceremony was held on 27 May. On behalf of the company the awards were handed by Yavor Dzhonev, chairman of Sirma Group board.
The company has strong traditions in supporting education, which is among the most important priorities since the establishment of Sirma. In recent years, the company participated in several educational initiatives in cooperation with state institutions, NGOs and business organizations. Sirma Media division is the first Bulgarian publisher of multimedia textbooks, encyclopedias and other books and their team is the creator of the “Classroom of the Future” that will completely change the way students perceive knowledge.
Sirma Media participated in the “Action Plan for ICT – support for lifelong learning”, which is funded by the European Commission through a program of lifelong learning. The company is a leading partner in the sixth working group under the project “Information and communication technologies for lifelong learning.”
“The national competition “Young talents” is particularly valuable for us because it shows young people in Bulgaria that success can be achieved through knowledge and creativity. This fully corresponds to the values of Sirma Group as a company doing business based on knowledge and it was natural for us to support it “- said Yavor Dzhonev after the ceremony.
He himself has repeatedly participated in discussions and delivered lectures devoted to the need for changes in the educational system and how these changes can be implemented.
The projects awarded by Sirma are “Interactive physicists movies” in the scientific field of natural science, developed by Daniel Tsvetkov and Alexander Lalev from NPMG “Academic L. Chakalov”, Sofia, and “ARISTOTELUS” – a web application for managing network space” in the scientific field of communication and information technologies developed by Alexander Avramov and Bozhimir Marinov from PMG “Academician Ivan Gyuzelev”, Gabrovo.
Both teams received respectively Bulgarian Encyclopedia A-Z – second edition, electronic encyclopedia “History of Bulgaria” and Oxford-Duden electronic dictionary for the first project, and a six-month unlimited subscription to Safari Books Online and a camera – for the second project. Participants in the first three positions in the national competition will take part in the European competition “Young talents”. All prizes are provided by Sirma Media.