2019: Media Literacy starts at the library

glbflogoIn 2019, Global Libraries – Bulgaria Foundation for the second time will be the national partner for the ALL DIGITAL Week.

Global Libraries – Bulgaria Foundation (GLBF) is a non-profit organization established in 2013 as a successor of the BMGF’s programme Bulgarian Libraries – Access Points to Information and Communication for All. GLBF goal is to enhance information literacy, life-long learning, local communities’ development and civil society participation by providing favorable conditions for equal access to information.

Global Libraries – Bulgaria Foundation will coordinate the campaign and will facilitate communication between partners on the national and local level.  GLBF will work with 25 regional libraries. They will organize events in partnership with schools, local universities, NGOs, Regional Labor Offices. Also on the national level GLBF will work with universities, State Agency for National Security, NGOs.

Public libraries will be responsible for the organization of the local activities and will disseminate information and promotional materials to the local communities. Regional libraries and their partners /schools, NGO’s, regional offices responsible for the cybersecurity/ will organize 2 or 3 events during the week. They will use presentation, lectures, workshops. The target groups will be young people 14-18 years old. They will invite between 15 to 20 people. The main focus will be Media Literacy but also cybersecurity.

In addition, GLBF is implementing a project “Generation Code“. The aim of the project is to provide digital skills training and coding for Bulgaria’s youth, especially those from a small town and rural areas. Through this project GLBF reaches out to thousands of children in fun coding workshops to develop the skills of young people in computational thinking training. During March in 20 schools and libraries, 200 students from 3-4 and 5-6 grade will have classes in coding with Finch and Scratch.

During the campaign GLBF plans to engage at least 1,000 participants in events.

Contact: Svilen Tozev