Today we present you another important participant in the CSCD project - Raise Youth - in support of youth in Pernik District.

Alexander Todorov is from Breznik. He studied law at Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski ”. Over the years he has been involved in many activities in all fields, but his work as an associate in a law firm is among the most interesting.

How did you find out about the Raise Youth project?

From Internet.

What horizons has the project opened up for you so far?

We are still at the very beginning of a great future.

How did he inspire you?

I will paraphrase my motto that there is hope for anyone who wants something and naturally acts to achieve it.

Why do you think some young people who neither work nor study are reluctant to take advantage of the opportunities that Raise Youth provides?

In general, there are young people who do not want to have personal development at all. They believe that they can live on the backs of others, whether they are parents, friends or so. The lack of desire to develop a person is among most young people, who, on the one hand, are waiting for things "ready". On the other hand, they think that they will not be lucky and a person's lack of self-confidence and motivation leads him to the bottom of the ocean.

What could be done better than the CSCD to develop Raise Youth? What initiatives do you think should be emphasized?

Flexibility, motivation, details, advertising.

Why should young people join Raise Youth?

Because this is a small chance for some and a great chance for others to succeed in their personal or career growth.

What are the biggest advantages of your hometown and its population? What about the biggest cons?

The beautiful nature is the best thing a small town can have, and the proximity to the capital gives even more interest to the city. Each city has disadvantages and one of them is clear to most people in small towns, namely envy, but rather the lack of investors in the city is the biggest disadvantage.

What is your favorite dish?

Pork with baked potatoes (healthy), pizza (unhealthy).

The RAISE Youth project, implemented by the Center for Development of Sustainable Communities, covers over 500 young people aged between 18 and 29, living in the municipalities of Pernik, Breznik, Trun, Radomir, Zemen and Kovachevtsi, who are not currently involved. Within its framework, various trainings for career and personal development are passed, and the most active 20 participants will be provided with additional training and mentoring assistance to start their own business.

The RAISE Youth project is funded by Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway through the EEA and Norway Grants Fund for Youth Employment.


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