Prof. DSc. Eng. Tzolo Voutov is Аwarded with the Honor Badge of Hristo Yasenov Secondary School for Meritorious Services to the Local Community

On the occasion of 24 May – the Day of Bulgarian Alphabet, Education and Culture and Slavonic Literature, the Mayor of Etropole Dimitar Dimitrov and Mrs Mila Mancheva, Headmistress of one of the largest schools in Sofia region Hristo Yasenov Secondary School, awarded Prof. DSc. Eng. Tzolo Voutov with the school’s highest recognition – Badge of Honour. The President of Geotechmin OOD was revered for his consistent charitable services and for the successful completion of the school renovation project creating an improved learning environment for 730 students.

The repair works were executed in accordance with a Framework Agreement signed between the companies Geotechmin OOD, Ellatzite-Med AD, Geostroy AD, Geotrading AD and Etropole Municipality in 2020. The contract was implemented under the Bulgarian Virtues Charity Programme launched by GEOTECHMIN GROUP. The project scope includes complete replacement of the school’s oil-fired steam installation with a modern gas heating system, construction of a new central heating system including new radiators with thermostatic valves in all school premises and the dormitory, as well as numerous improvements in the school gym and in the indoor swimming pool. This is the first one of the social impact projects assigned by the municipality and supported by donations from the companies.

As tokens of appreciation, donation certificates were presented to the benefactors providing the project’s donations: M.Eng. Dragomir Draganov – Executive Director of Ellatzite-Med AD, PhD Eng. Ivan Vutov – Chairman of the Board of Directors of Geotrading AD, and PhD Eng. Vladimir Vutov – Executive Director of Geostroy AD.

‘With this investment, GEOTECHMIN GROUP has made the most precious gift to the school on the occasion of 24 May. I am deeply convinced that when the teachers caring for children’s spiritual growth, the Bulgarian business and the municipality join their efforts, the results are already visible,’ said the Mayor of Etropole Dimitar Dimitrov at a special event on presenting the Badge of Honour and donation certificates.

The Headmistress of Hristo Yasenov Secondary School Mrs Mila Mancheva compared the donation with the support given to Bulgarian education during the National Revival.

‘Today the Bulgarian Virtues Charity Programme is an inspiring example not only for the companies that are willing to donate, but also for each and every one of us,’ she added.

Prof. DSc. Eng. Tzolo Voutov thanked for the high honour with the words, ‘We from GEOTECHMIN GROUP have always responded to any request for help where and when needed. The decision to renovate the school, which we took jointly with the municipality, aims to create better conditions for a more productive learning environment. For us, supporting education and young people has been a major cause. We work here, we create jobs, the children of our employees, workers and managers who are growing up in Etropole study in these schools and we would like to provide the best possible learning conditions for them.’