BackgroundTSA was established in 2012 with support from the America for Bulgaria Foundation with the goal to achieve better outcomes for Bulgaria’s most impoverished citizens. TSA support programs that, with integrity, scalability, and transparency, boost the long- term achievement of Bulgaria’s poorest, with a focus on the Roma, who comprise a large segment of the poor.
MissionTheir aim is for Bulgaria’s disadvantaged to achieve educational and economic success and to thereby break the poverty cycle, so that all of society can develop and prosper.
Programme areasThey support programs that, with integrity, scalability, and transparency, boost the long-term achievement of Bulgaria’s poorest, with a focus on the Roma, who comprise a large segment of the poor. This is achieved by supporting three key areas:
•Early childhood development, with an emphasis on healthy parenting and increased participation in preschool
•Educational achievement and drop-out prevention for at-risk pupils, with a focus on improving school participation/learning and increasing graduation from high school
•Access to income opportunities for at-risk groups, specifically job connection, entrepreneurship, and home ownership
In addition they are interested in capacity building for local organizations, with an emphasis on financial accountability and data-based performance evaluation.