BFW supports Ambassador for a Day initiative
The team of the Bulgarian Fund for Women welcomed one of the winners in the contest “Ambassador for a Day 2020” – Maria Toneva, 16, from the town of Kardzhali. Maria visited the BFW office as an Ambassador of Switzerland for a day. She was accompanied by representatives of the Swiss Embassy in Bulgaria.
Our team was impressed with Maria’s enthusiasm and ideas for changing the world. Our conversation was about empowering women and girls. Her ideas in this direction showed that Maria was well aware of human rights topics. She is committed to a cause related to changing negative attitudes towards people who are considered “different”, such as people with disabilities or people from ethnic minorities.
We are happy that the “Ambassador for a Day” initiative gives young girls a chance to make their dreams come true and believe that they can be the positive change, no matter where in the world they live!
The goal of the initiative is to provide an incentive for girls’ careers in diplomacy, to provoke them to be ambitious and to think broadly. The other important message is that it doesn’t matter in which part of the world you are living and whether you are from a small or big country, because opinion leaders and girls who are critical and open minded thinkers can solve international problems and become leaders.
Photo: Swiss Embassy in Bulgaria