The joint project of the Sofia Platform Foundation and Street Law, Inc., supported by the U.S. Embassy in Bulgaria, ‘Lawyers Helping Civics Teachers’ has come to an end. The goal of the initiative is to assist civic education (CE) teachers in Bulgaria in teaching topics with a legal focus by including the participation of lawyers in the classroom.
DXC Technologies lawyers participated in four training sessions to prepare themselves for the civic education classes. Subsequently, five teams of teachers and lawyers were formed.
Together with the teams, we visited four schools in the country during the second term of the 2021/2022 school year. The first joint lesson on Contracts was hosted by the local school in Chelopech. At the we worked on ‘European Law and Institutions’. We discussed the rule of law with teachers and students from the ‘Petar Beron’ Secondary School of Foreign Languages in Montana. The tour ended in Petrich, where we had a block of classes on ‘Fundamental Constitutional Rights of the Human Being’ at the ‘Prof. Asen Zlatarov’ School.
On all topics, the teams of teachers and lawyers worked together with the Evelina Ivanova-Vardzhijska and the team of the Sofia Platform Foundation. Different interactive methods were used, aiming to promote collaborative work and encourage discussions on topics related to law and democratic governance.