I'm sick! I'm sick of this system! So, screw it - it needs a change!! Especially here in Bulgaria .. it's a total disaster!!! If you want to skip my whole emotional casting below and just want to know what's all about it, I've sum it up into those bullet points:
What? An alternative school with tutors where children choose on their own how to learn and in which field they want to develop themselves The idea is to develop the potential of every child by individual, practical lessons without losing the vital social component.
is An Alternative School that gives you everything that ordinary school
education doesn't. A school that let's you express yourself. Whenever
and however you want. A school that doesn't cut your wings and lets you develop your talent. A school that encourages you to think. A space where you're free and you feel home. A home. A home that gives you everything you need and everything you love.
How are you going to do that?! We want every kid after quitting the school to have found itself, what he/she wants and why. So, here I share the basics of the method:
Firstly, when we gather a group we take individual care of every kid - we open them to each other. After that we are starting to build a good synergy into the group - so afterwards this group can focus into it's development and into learning new things in an interesting to it way. After achieving all this, we try to find the potential of every kid in this group, so the child can implement it in the best way for it. If the kid already knows in what field it wants to be good at just tells us. After that, the activities the teenager does daily are being split into two categorizations:
1. Education (group) activities: where the teenagers learn everything practically - from how to solder RC car wires through what is cortisol and adrenaline to who is Mark Rhotko, Ted Bundy,, what and why is there an Electra complex.
2. Individual lessons and training: Depending on its choice and our observations, the teenager starts practical training and lessons with its mentor on the same location, if possible. If the chosen training program requires additional space, they arrange that with their tutors.
When? In the nearest future possible! I can work with individuals even at this minute, but I don't have the space, money and networking needed.
an area, close to nature with a large space for doing all our
activities, but also close to civilization in Bulgaria. I really wanted to implement the project in another country in Europe, but prices and taxes are just HUGE.
Who? Everybody. For the very beginning the school
will welcome only children, above the age of 14.
We'll do the same method-like group (including the
Montessori model) for much younger children, but later. Note: tutors
will be young, passionate and loving human beings who will be instructed
specially. If you want to become a mentor - let me know.
What we'll do with the money? Find and buy a place where all this will happen. The other option is to build the building on ourselves, using wood, stone and other materials. So it would be cheaper. We buy furniture, we find mentors
and everything needed for our home. Apart from that, advertising
campaign, expanding networking, money for finding and paying the first
salaries to mentors.
In its core, what we want to achieve with the kids: It's to raise awareness in the children about the surrounding world and
at the same time to preserve and keep their souls safe. We want to keep
their purity. So that way they combine their knowledge of the world
around them with the unique potential inside them. We want them to feel free to express themselves ...
And here is the story I've initially written and updated afterwards ...
Hi! Now I'm 18 years old and I was trying to change the school
system for 3 years in my country until I realised what school system
does currently is just to prepare the young people for the BIG system in
The problem is ... not every kid deserves to be "melted" in this system, right? They say that school is boring. Of course it is, when EVERYTHING is theoretical. Apart from that, nowadays ANY diploma is practically unnecessary when you have the good skills needed in a certain field.
I hated school. I was treated so bad! Nobody cared. Everybody just told me that I don't have permission to do this and that I MUST do this. WHAT? ARE YOU CRAZY?!?! FUCK YOU, I DON'T WANT TO THIS. I HATE THIS. WHY ARE YOU FORCING ME TO DO THIS?!? WHY CAN'T I GO TO THE UPPER FLOOR, WHY CAN'T I RUN OR WALK FAST, WHY DO I HAVE TO SIT ON A TABLE?!?
I went through so many shits. I remember how in 3rd grade my teacher told me that I HAVE to manage to everything on my own. Occasionally, he shared by bad exam results to other teachers and kids. And do you know what? Instead of helping me, other teachers made fun of it! My classmates, too! This "teacher" didn't do anything so that I feel okay.* I also remember how in 12th grade (my last year at school) the teacher told how I shouldn't dream during classes (I was just deeply into some thoughts). So, wait, what? I can't dream?! Isn't this the main thing I'm supposed to do when I'm a teenager? I was suppressed from literally EVERYTHING. I can share a lot of experiences that really prove that bureaucracy has no place in school and doesn't have to do anything with teenagers or little children.
*By this I don't mean that people shouldn't learn some day to do everything on
their own, I'm saying that these "teachers" are not doing anything to
push or at least help in any way the kid and aren't doing anything about harassment in school.
So, now I'm here - on this level of mind with the real chance to do a change for a better future.
What I'm planning is to implement my method I've came up for
these years in an area close to nature. It will be like an educational
community, which learns every day something new, but it would be
practical and in an interesting way to the kids.
The main goal of this community is to find the potential in every kid and develop it to maximum through physical activities and synergy in the group + after finding the strengths - individual lessons and care in the certain field the kid is interested and has potential.
We can call this an Art school, a lounge, a Montessori school, a Sugestopedia method-like school, a striving for non-polluting with minimum carbon footprint to nature society, marginal community for expressing feelings and all the other categorizations we can come up with. But that's not the thing. I'll actually combine all this methods and use them. I'll gather specialist from all these fields, so the kids have the option to decide which method is best for them.
So, what do I want?
To gather those delicate souls, connect them with themself, find what they really LOVE, develop this thing, so that they become great human beings. I want to build a community that is opened to every other member of the group. I want the group to be great. I want this group to work for the developing process of itself. I want these kids to express whatever they want and do whatever they love - at the same time they learn every day as our mentors at this school take care of them. I want mentors and kids speak the same "language", I don't want to put barriers between mentor and kid. I want kid and mentor to have one world.
Currently they split the world of the kid and this of the teacher and categorize it. I don't want this. I want mentor and kid to be in one world. To have it and to play in it. That's how mentor finds out what the kid has potential in. I want to have a group that expresses absolutely everything that it needs. No barriers, no teachers, no rules, no harassment... I want them to find their complexes and struggle with them ... I can continue writing this text till tomorrow evening what I want to achieve with this group - I've actlly already done it! I took notes of everything that I didn't like and hated when I was in school, so I know what I want to do with this group, the only thing I need is place and networking.
This "school" will maintain and survive financially (food, water, needed materials, salary of mentors and so on) by the kids/their parents. They'll have to pay some 200$ monthly. And now, look! I really, really don't want this thing to be paid. If I was a millionaire I would have done this TOTALLY for free and do all the activities all day with them without wanting anything in return. Because I love human beings that are both opened to each other and aware of the world surrounding them. Human beings that have potential. That would become great. That's why I want to work with kids.
I find mentors that want to volunteer, I'll be very happy, but I can't
rely on that. Actually, I would be happy to build a community without bothering with any taxes and money, but the world we live in just won't let me do such thing, taking into
account my networking. Maybe, one day I'll find the right people who
want to work with me for such a cause - a community that is off the
system, doesn't bother with any money, paper, electricity and so on, but
you know - if you want to change the system, you have to be in it for
some time, so that you find its weaknesses and the reasons beyond these weaknesses and then you can change
the mindset slowly, but surely .... to something new, that makes people
So, with the money I'll buy a house with a big ward, close to sea or mountain (both, if possible) somewhere in Europe. It could be in my home country, but I don't feel like people in Bulgaria are really ready for such a project. I'll make a huge online advertising campaign and I'll buy everything that's needed (such as some furniture, materials, bikes and so on).If someone is resonating with my idea and has to offer a place for doing this, so that we don't have to buy and give so much money to someone who really doesn't care about this and is not resonating with such an idea - would be great. But it's hard to find a person who would give such a big space for free, only because he loves the idea ... that's why I'm on this site.
If you have any questions, offers, wonderings - you can just text me - I'm opened to almost everything.