Free Saturday running will combat sedentary lifestyles among children

According to the European Association for the Study of Obesity, Bulgaria is one of the countries with common overweight problems in childhood. To support ‘5 km Park BG’ in their fight against the lack of physical activity among children, TELUS International Community Board in Bulgaria will fund the organization for their free 2-kilometer kids runs. They are the only kind of all-year-round running events for children in the country and will be held every Saturday for 52 weeks. The ultimate goal of the project is to build a sport culture, lasting habits and discipline among children from the earliest age.

“It is of the utmost importance for us to directly support society through the work of NGOs and their projects. Since the beginning of 2019, the Community Board of TELUS International in Bulgaria has reviewed over 160 projects that have applied for funding. This year, BGN 170,000 will be distributed among the various projects,” commented the Board members.

In the field of education, after its second meeting, the Community Board of TELUS International in Bulgaria will support three more projects – the establishment of a program to enhance digital literacy for parents and children and an online platform to protect the rights of young people undergoing legal proceedings. In addition, the Board will support sessions for intercultural understanding through mutual baking and lectures with the participation of children from refugee families at the ‘Bread House Sofia’.


The supported projects after the second meeting of the Community Board of TELUS International in Bulgaria in 2019 are as follows:

  • Conducting mutual baking sessions and lectures with the participation of children from refugee families in the ‘Bread House Sofia’ with BGN 7,493.
  • Organizing free outdoor 2-kilometres runs for children every Saturday with a grant of BGN 4,400.
  • Establishment of an online platform for the protection of rights of young people undergoing legal proceedings, with BGN 6,750.
  • Creation of a digital literacy kit for parents and children, funded with BGN 7,500.

During the meeting, over BGN 26,000 was distributed, and by the end of the year another BGN 60,000 will be allocated to projects of various non-governmental organizations. Since its establishment in 2015, the board has financially supported 98 projects and has distributed more than BGN 700,000 in favor of socially significant and sustainable solutions.

More information about the Community board can be found here. The Board will accept new applications for funding again during the period August-September 2019. Follow the website for more updated information.


About TELUS International Europe Community Board

In Bulgaria, the Board was founded in 2015 by TELUS International Europe. The company is a leading provider of BPO and ITO services, which has been providing high-quality outsourcing of business processes since 2004. The company employs more than 5,500 employees on the territory of Sofia, Plovdiv (Bulgaria), Bucharest and Craiova (Romania), Cork and Dublin (Ireland). The company provides innovative customer service around the world in more than 40 languages. TELUS International Europe is a proud member of the TELUS International family. For more information about the company:


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Zaharina Vetseva, Senior Corporate Communications and CSR Manager

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