Still under construction, the new recreation area at the German Language High School “Goethe” in Burgas enjoys tremendous interest from the students. The project is not only an idea coming from the students, but its implementation is also managed by them. Sutherland donated five PCs that will serve for presentations, document preparation and printing, internet access and other student needs. We spoke with the main initiators of the project, Martin and Ivan, who contacted us about this idea, in order to give us a bit more details about their initiative:
How did the idea for this project originate and what does it represent?
The idea was born out of a similar project in another school, so we decided that we could do something similar here and make it even better. This is the first such recreation area in a school in Burgas. At this stage, the project includes a computer area with multimedia for presentations and a printer for printing documents, a relaxation area with bean bags, small and large reels serving as tables and chairs, a hammock, a library and a green area with plants. Of course, we have more ideas to implement in the future.
- How did you decide to contact Sutherland?
To fully implement the project, our goal is to connect with companies and organizations operating in different industries, to present our idea and in one way or another to request their support depending on their capabilities. As a company that constantly launches various initiatives in our high school, we are familiar with Sutherland’s services and know that the main processes are conducted with computers. That’s why we decided to contact you about this part of the project. We needed several PCs for the computer zone, and we are grateful that you responded to our request and gave us five PCs.
- How is the project running at this stage?
We first contacted the Director of the school Mrs. Radeva, who was kind enough to support the idea and provide us with a place in the high school building. Later-on, we began planning the project. An architect designed the space completely free. We got the reels and boards from companies involved in this type of activity, the bean bags were hand-made and donated by the parent of one of our classmates, the computers are already here thanks to Sutherland, and for the rest we continue to actively communicate with other companies, and we believe that we will be able to implement the project with more support and very little financial resources.
For over a year, the German Language High School is collaborating with Sutherland. Among our common projects are the scholarship program run in the form of Essay contest in German language and the “One day at the office” project when students visit our office and get practical advice on how to develop their teamwork skills and learn key competencies that are a priority in the company.