COMENIUS – Biography
George Plamenov Atanasov

          Bulgaria
 Language School “Frederic
    Joliot-Curie”, Varna
    ...
Family
• My name is George Atanasov.
I was born in 1983 in Varna.
• My parents and all relatives
have Roma origin.
• My el...
Family
• My Grandmother was born in Tolbuhin. In the
  1930’s she trekked to Varna where she became
  a textile factory wo...
CV
•Kindergarten - in Vladislavovo district where the
family lived. My father volunteered for
kindergarten furnishing and ...
CV
•Primary school – “Aleko Konstantinov” school
in the same district. I had to repeat my first class,
my first schoolmist...
CV
• Grammar – school – in Draganovo village
My father was unemployed, our life became very
difficult and we had to move f...
CV
• Agriculture Vocational School in Valchi dol
   My family moved to the little town Valchi dol,
where we bought a house...
CV
University
• In 2001 I was admitted to study law at the
  Varna Technical University, but because of the
  high fees I ...
CV
• 2002-2006 I studied Social pedagogic at the
  Shumen University . (the fees there were not
  so high and I paid them ...
CV
•Now I am a pedagogical advisor at First Primary
School, Varna. I consult teachers, the headmaster,
parents about the s...
AMALIPE
Friends and interests
•I am not married yet.
•My religion is Protestantism and I go to the
Evangelical Methodist Church in...
The reasons for my successful integration and
      realization in the Bulgarian society


• The family support and care.
...
Project: “Mind the Gap – Migration Needs
                            Integration”
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  1. 1. COMENIUS – Biography George Plamenov Atanasov Bulgaria Language School “Frederic Joliot-Curie”, Varna April 2009
  2. 2. Family • My name is George Atanasov. I was born in 1983 in Varna. • My parents and all relatives have Roma origin. • My elder sister Teodora and I had been separated after the divorce of our parents when I was 7. Teodora had been brought up by our mother and I- by our father and our Grandmother.
  3. 3. Family • My Grandmother was born in Tolbuhin. In the 1930’s she trekked to Varna where she became a textile factory worker. She is of the protestant religion. • My father had a job in a factory designated for employing disabled people. • My father and my grandmother spoke only Bulgarian at home. I didn’t know Romany until I was 16.
  4. 4. CV •Kindergarten - in Vladislavovo district where the family lived. My father volunteered for kindergarten furnishing and thanks to that I have been registered at the garden. My memories about this period are not cheerful. We were 2 Roma children in the group. I had been reproached for all nuisances because of my Roma ethnos. The kindergartener was often beating me.
  5. 5. CV •Primary school – “Aleko Konstantinov” school in the same district. I had to repeat my first class, my first schoolmistress didn’t like me - I had learning problems because of dyslexia. Because of that she hit my head on the blackboard … •I lost my willingness to continue school, but my father urged me to repeat first class with another teacher.
  6. 6. CV • Grammar – school – in Draganovo village My father was unemployed, our life became very difficult and we had to move from the village to survive. There I completed at the Draganovo grammar – school.
  7. 7. CV • Agriculture Vocational School in Valchi dol My family moved to the little town Valchi dol, where we bought a house in Roma district. Most of our relatives lived there. We farmed in Valchi dol. At 16 I had to experience new stress - because I did not speak Romany the Roma people did not accept me. They surnamed me “the Bulgarian”.
  8. 8. CV University • In 2001 I was admitted to study law at the Varna Technical University, but because of the high fees I couldn’t begin. • I finished a course of ethno pedagogic in Veliko Tarnovo and worked as a resource teacher in an intercultural school.
  9. 9. CV • 2002-2006 I studied Social pedagogic at the Shumen University . (the fees there were not so high and I paid them by working) • After my graduation I worked for 2 years at Social Welfare – in the Keeping Children Safe Department.
  10. 10. CV •Now I am a pedagogical advisor at First Primary School, Varna. I consult teachers, the headmaster, parents about the school’s integration of minority students. •I am a president of a nongovernmental organization – Balkan Association AMALIPE (www.amalipe.hit.bg ) We deal with intercultural education and prevention of drug- addiction.
  11. 11. AMALIPE
  12. 12. Friends and interests •I am not married yet. •My religion is Protestantism and I go to the Evangelical Methodist Church in Varna. Maybe I profess this religion because my grandmother and my father were protestants. •I have many friends from different ethnics – Roma, Bulgarians, Turks, Armenians, Greeks. •I play the piano in a Rock Style Gospel band.
  13. 13. The reasons for my successful integration and realization in the Bulgarian society • The family support and care. • Early involving in educational System. • The role of the religion. • Growing among Bulgarian surroundings. George Atanasov, 27 April 2009
  14. 14. Project: “Mind the Gap – Migration Needs Integration”

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