RockSchool named big winner in the fifth edition of PROMYANATA
Boyan Simeonov and Vasil Spassov from RockSchool are creating a programme for music education adapted for the needs of visually impaired children and youth. The programme allows children to develop, be happy and confident by joining a supporting community. It will include a music room equipped with software and hardware necessary for the needs of visually impaired children, work with trained experts, who will teach singing, guitar, piano, drums, saxophone and many other instruments, as well as a scholarship fund for the kids who don't have the funds to pay for their lessons.
RockSchool won in the competition of 134 applicants in the fifth edition of PROMYANATA after eight selection stages. In the penultimate stage – the online vote that took place between January 15 and February 4 – the audience was able to support their favourite participant among the five finalists in the competition– RockSchool, Carrot, Knigovishte, About Food, Technokrati. The vote ended with the record 80,868 votes, ranking RockSchool, About Food, and Knigovishte into the final. On February 13, the three finalists were assessed by a jury of grownups and kids, who worked together to reach the final decision to name RockSchool as the big winner in PROMYANATA 2018/2019.
RockSchool will get a grant of BGN 30,000, while For the Food and Knigovishte will receive grants of BGN 15,000 each. Apart from financial support, all five finalists – RockSchool, Carrot, Knigovishte, About Food, and Technokrati, will join the Incubator of PROMYANATA for a period of one to five years. They will be able to take advantage of trainings, consultancy by business mentors, access to Reach for Change's international network of social entrepreneurs, and media support thanks to Nova Broadcasting Group.