Director-General meets the Deputy Minister of Education and Science of Bulgaria


On 9th November, UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova met with Atanaska Teneva, Deputy Minister of Education and Science of the Republic of Bulgaria in the margins of the 37th session of the General Conference.

Mrs Teneva handed to the Director-General a Memorandum signed by three Ikuo Hirayama schools in Bulgaria, which are also UNESCO ASP-net schools and the institutions supporting them – two Ikuo Hirayma Museums and Foundations in Japan, the Ikuo Hirayama Volunteering Centre at the University of Waseda, the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences and the Ikuo Hirayama Centre in Sofia.

An intercontinental educational project has been developed as a kickoff for educational cooperation between Bulgaria and the Silk Road countries, which builds on the humanistic messages conveyed by Prof. Ikuo Hirayama’s canvases.

The project is conceived as a live book and the first live-page event will be the forthcoming Bulgarian-Japanese children’s exhibition on 28th November in Sofia dedicated to the 60th Anniversary of the UNESCO ASP-net schools.