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Our Story

The idea about JAMBA was born more than 3 years ago when Iva and Joana met in the non-government sector while working with people with hearing impairment. While communicating actively with people with diverse abilities they acknowledged the problem associated with the job market inclusion as one of the biggest challenges for the people with disabilities as well as the solution to this problem as a prerequisite for the increase of the economic welfare of the people and the increase in actively working Bulgarians. The entire experience and work in this field have showed them how much exceptional are the people with diverse abilities (that’s how Joana and Iva call the people with disabilities), how much potential they have and that the biggest challenges to their integration are the equal opportunity access to quality education, adapted professional training and inclusion in the job market, which are essential for every person. All of this let to the idea for the creation of JAMBA, whose mission is in first place to support the HEROES in their attainment of key skills and competencies in different professional fields through trainings and internships. As a next step the organization helps with their inclusion in the job market and even in their career advancement.

Team

Joana Koleva Creator of miracles
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Joana Koleva

Creator of miracles

Iva Tsolova Dreamer
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Iva Tsolova

Dreamer

Yanka Trachuk Peacemaker
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Yanka Trachuk

Peacemaker

Kiril Slavov The Eternal Smile
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Kiril Slavov

The Eternal Smile

Petar Neftelimov The creative and poetic soul
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Petar Neftelimov

The creative and poetic soul

Community Board

Sasha Bezuhanova Chair of the Community Board
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Sasha Bezuhanova

Chair of the Community Board

Sasha Bezuhanova is the founder and chairperson of MOVE.BG. She is a senior executive, angel investor and philanthropist with a 20-years executive business career in HP and a multi-dimensional track record of service to society. Her long list of business achievements and social development engagements throughout the years involve positioning Bulgaria as an ICT center of global significance, boosting the entrepreneurial culture and women empowerment in her home country Bulgaria and at European level. In 2013 she left her business career and devoted herself to supporting social prosperity trough innovation, education and collaboration.

Sasha is the initiator of EDIT.BG – open network initiative for digital innovation and the founder of the yearly Entrepregirl Award for supporting young women to develop their entrepreneurial ideas into business.

Sasha is Chair of the Boards of Bulgarian Center of Women in Technologies, Technical University, co-founder and board member of the Initiative for Social Empowerment and Honorary Board member of Junior Achievement Bulgaria  where she served as Board Chair for fifteen years.   

Sasha was named Digital woman of Europe for 2013 and one of the Top 100 Challengers in New Europe 100  for 2015.

Sasha Bezuhanova holds an Executive Master’s Degree in International Negotiations and Policy Making from the Graduate Institute in Geneva, Master’s Degree in Electronics from the Technical University of Sofia, and Executive qualifications from INSEAD, Stanford and others.

Tatyana Naydenova Member of the Community Board
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Tatyana Naydenova

Member of the Community Board

Nadya Vasileva Member of the Community Board
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Nadya Vasileva

Member of the Community Board

Nadia Vassileva is Managing Director of ManpowerGroup for Bulgaria, Serbia and Croatia. Before she
become a part of the company, in 2006 she is the head of department “Purchasing” in the international
chain of wholesale “Metro Cash & Carry Bulgaria” and she is appointed manager “Sales and Marketing”
in the American Company 3M, as she is expanding the business activities of the company’s consumer and
office products in the country. From 1993 to 1996 she is Director of “Marketing and Sales” in the telecom
company “Mobikom” and “Mobiltel”. Nadia Vassileva has a master degree in economics from the
University of National and World Economy (UNWE) and a master degree in business administration
from City University of Seattle, USA.

Miryana Zaharieva Member of the Community Board
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Miryana Zaharieva

Member of the Community Board

Vladislav Simov Member of the Community Board
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Vladislav Simov

Member of the Community Board

Antoaneta Simova
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Antoaneta Simova

Volunteers

Angela Ivanova
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Angela Ivanova

Robert Zhelyazkov
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Robert Zhelyazkov

Christo Chtistov
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Christo Chtistov

Boyana Buchbarova
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Boyana Buchbarova

Diana Savova
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Diana Savova

Gabriela Penkova
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Gabriela Penkova

Pancho Karamanski
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Pancho Karamanski

Rossie Dimova
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Rossie Dimova

Stanislava Bratovanova
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Stanislava Bratovanova

Vyara Savova
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Vyara Savova

Ventsislav Ivanov
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Ventsislav Ivanov

Andrey Petrov
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Andrey Petrov

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