What exactly is connecting the Award?
Five countries involved – Bulgaria, the Netherlands, the Czech Republic, Lithuania and
Jordan. From each one seven participants will join (25 from Bulgaria) who we will connect. And they will begin their journey together!
The chosen participants will have the opportunity to be a part of a whole new community. For four weeks he/she will communicate with a participant from one of the other countries and will have to do one of his/her partner’s Activity from the Award. That way you can try fun things that you haven’t even imagined that you will be doing while also getting to know an interesting young person who lives on the other side of the planet. Cool right? Then we suggest you do not miss this awesome
What is your role in connecting the award?
You will be paired up with another participant, who will be from a different country and who will have inspiring hobbies and interests, just like you do. Let's say that we might call you two “twins”, but honestly feel free to choose your nickname.
Before doing anything life changing, you will get to know each other better. You might gossip about the new Netflix shows or just share some motivating stories.
Here the Bulgarian Award Ambassadors throw some more complicated details at you: Your team will have two options on how to proceed with this challenge. You might become encapsulated in what your teammate has been doing in the Award, so you can try their activity for four weeks or you can continue doing your hobby for two weeks and then attempt your “twin’s” activity for the leftover time.
At the end of each week, you should take a picture doing the activity. Let us remind you that each week you have to do the activity at least one time. We don't stop you from doing it every day. You should also look out for your teammate’s picture. You might roast him a little bit!
After the 4 weeks have passed, you have to send the pictures to the Bulgarian Ambassadors, so we can have the last laugh. Cheers!
Don’t worry, we will all hop on a call with you and we will explain in detail everything, so it can be easy peasy lemon squeezy.
Why is it important?
We want to give all of the Participants the greate opportunity to try a new activity and
to feel “challenged”, which is the core purpose of the Award. We want to connect you with your peers, who have diverse ways of life and perspectives. You might get motivated on which activities to choose for your next level. Don't forget that you might be the sole inspiration for somebody else, too. Heroes don't always wear capes!
Why you should take part?
Connecting the Award is a unique chance to broaden your horizons, meet new people, and form
friendships that will last for a lifetime! We can’t promise it will be easy, but we can promise it will be
worth it! We dare you to be brave. We dare you to step out of your comfort zone. So take the first step, put yourself in a new environment, do what you’re afraid of. It takes courage to begin something new, and it takes great effort to face your fears, but we will support you every step of the way, helping in more ways than one. Do not let fear hold you back, embrace the opportunity that has come forth. You never know what you can do until you try!
Please fill registration form until 21st of August: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1VpDvDj3E_pjS1wryqYzURhzj_09Kj8dIzlnk9aB-qD4/viewform?edit_requested=true