Centre for Democratic Learning/ Community for democratic education
Centre for Democratic Learning is the first (and still the only one) democratic school in Bulgaria, founded in 2014. We were inspired by Yaacov Hecht's book "Democratic education" and of course by Summerhill and Neill's book “Education through Freedom” and others. We have created this environment for children that, we hope, is similar to the one in Summerhill, at least at its core. We are struggling to sustain our school (primarily from a financial point of view), including by gaining inspiration and motivation from you. Our principal and one of our teachers have visited Summerhill and we are looking forward to come to the Festival of childhood.