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Bulgaria Community Board in action


The TELUS International Bulgaria Community Board has donated $800,000 since 2015 to 149 grassroots projects, charities and organizations.

Ivanka Shalapatova

Ivanka Shalapatova (Chair)

Executive Director of ‘For Our Children’ Foundation

Ivanka Shalapatova, PhD is the Executive Director of

. She is the first Bulgarian executive director of the British organization "The European Children's Trust" in 2000.

Shalapatova has participated in the management of three networks – in SEECRAN – Southeast Europe, in the global IFCO – specializing in foster care, and NGO Group for the CRC, which brings together organizations from around the world working on the implementation of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. In these networks, she has developed an understanding of managing the complex processes of lobbying and advocacy for children’s rights in an international and intercultural context, as well as ensuring publicity and quality financial management and sustainability.

The former Deputy Minister of Labor and Social Policy in 2013, she has a Master of English and Bulgarian philology with specializations in Great Britain, Germany and Hungary. Shalapatova has defended a doctorate in social sciences with a dissertation on "EU policies for education and care for young children and their implementation in Bulgaria."

Kristina Ivanova

Kristina Ivanova

Vice Chair, Regional Vice President of Operations for Europe and General Manager
TELUS International

Elitsa Barakova

Elitsa Barakova

Director, BCause Foundation Bulgaria

Veselin Dimitrov

Veselin Dimitrov

Editor-in-Chief, Forbes Bulgaria

Henrieta Ilieva

Henrieta Ilieva

Psychologist, clinical and consultative psychology

Grigor Ivanov

Grigor Ivanov

Basketball player, Basketball in wheelchairs club ‘Sofia-Balkan’

Vladimir Kerelezov

Vladimir Kerelezov

Community Board prime, TELUS International Bulgaria

Desislava Danova

Desislava Danova

HR Strategic Initiatives Manager

Petar Dimov

Petar Dimov

Director of Global Learning Excellence

Nia Toshkova

Nia Toshkova

PhD Student, Institute of Biodiversity and Ecosystems, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences

Yordanka Georgieva

Yordanka Georgieva

Director Procurement and Internal Controls

2023 application deadlines

Please note the application deadline time on the dates listed is midnight in the local time zone.

  • February 17

  • October 22