Nursery "Rainbow"

Nursery Rainbow has a sunny and spacious building, it was renovated in 2012 and corresponds to modern requirements. The Nursery is surrounded by a beautiful and well maintained yard.

How many children are there ?

There are 25 children altogether who are divided into the same age and ethnic groups.

Why should parents choose this nursery for their children?

The nursery has employed highly capable teachers and staff with experience in working with children. The purpose of all staff in the nursery is to provide a good start for children, and to develop their talents and abilities. "We aim to increasingly penetrate our work with technical and innovative technologies," said the Headmaster. It also offers a variety of balanced meals 4 times a day and one of the lowest fees for nurserys in the country.

How many people care for their children ?

There are two teachers and the entire nursery staff consists of four people "who do a great job", added the Mayor.

What can we expect in the future ?

"The nursery's second floor can be built if there is a tendency for an increased number of children.The future holds many opportunities," said The Mayor of Stefanovo.

"Peyo Yavorov" School

How many children attend "Peyo Yavorov" School in village Stefanovo ?

The school has a total of 122 children. Not all children are from the village, there are 52 children from village Stefanovo, 2 from village Branishte, 13 children from village Slaveevo, 25 children from village Pchelino and 30 children from Dobrich. "We are an attractive school even for children from Dobrich," said the Headmaster.

How many teachers work at "Peyo Yavorov" school ?

The school employs 11 teachers. Four teachers, including the headmaster with PCCs (Professional Qualification Degree), second, third and fourth PCCs have.

Currently the school is working on two projects, one is a full-day training organization, other-qualification of teaching staff.

What's Next?

With the support and cooperation of Dobrich Municipality the school has applied for a project called Beautiful Bulgaria for repair work on the school roof and gym.

History - Who, what, when, where and why?

Village Stefanovo (Ayorman), district Dobrich dates back to antiquity. Before and after the liberation of Bulgaria in 1878, the village had only one Bulgarian family - Baltadjiev. Later Stefan Dimov settled with his brother from Kotel, along with Rusi Stoyanov from Russia and Todor Ivanov from Yambol.

Around 1882 the first municipality was established by Mayor Baltadjiev. The municipality comprises the villages: Opanets, Bogdanovo, Vedrina, Draganovo, Stozher, Pchelino Slaveevo, Odurtsi, Plachi Dol, Branishte and Stefanovo.

The gradual increase in the number of Bulgarian children resulted in a growing need for a school. So in 1905 at the initiative of the Bulgarian waking, Matthew Stefanov, Stoyan Ivanov, Stoyan Rusev and others, the first private Bulgarian school was opened in village Stefanovo. The school is housed in a farmhouse.

The first teacher was Zlateva from Dobrich. After the occupation of Southern Dobrudja, in 1913 the Bulgarian school was closed and replaced by a Romanian school. In 1921 - 1922 a new school building was built.

After the accession of Southern Dobrudja to Bulgaria in 1940, the building built in 1921-1922 was used to re-open the Bulgarian school. Up until 1944 the school was only primary, however in 1944 it became a high school. The first teachers were Todor T. Toshev, Todorova Dimitrichka Tosheva, Evgenia At. Ilieva, Anka Dimitrova Neicheva, Michael St. Gaidarov and others. The school building soon became too small for all students so areas of old shops and reading rooms from the library were used.

After 1944, a Turkish school was also opened and housed in a Mosque.

With the closure of schools in village Pchelino in 1967, village Odartsi in 1968 and village Slaveevo in 1970, the need for a new school building that meets the requirements and able to accommodate students from the closed schools grows.

On 18.09.1968, a construction of a new modern school with 12 classrooms began. Initially, the construction is done by means of Labour agricultural cooperative, then with resources from self-taxation (self-taxation is a vote of the residents giving a percentage of their income for local urban planning and development) and limit granted by the District Council, Tolbuhin (Dobrich).

On 15.09.1972, the school s.Stefanovo was completed and officially opened. There needed modern rooms and textbooks. Food for students is also thought to have the school canteen.
In 1972, Rosica Danova Dragolinova was appointed as Headmaster of the school "Peyo K. Yavorov" in village Stefanovo.

In 1977 began the construction of a gymnasium in the school yard. Today, it is equipped with the necessary sports equipment to conduct physical education classes.

Community centre/Library

Nikolinka Nikolova Radusheva is the Community Centre's Secretary and has been for 2 years. "This is the person who contributes to cultural development and maintains the traditions of the village," said the Mayor. Before her appointment to the post Community Centre Secretary, the position was occupied by Plamen Dimitrov who is now deceased, whose merit is the preservation of culture in the community center, the organisation of many holidays, and the creation of authentic folklore group consisting of 16 retired women. The group has attended many competitions and have won many awards.

Every holiday in the village is celebrated together with the Town Hall, nursery and school. Every year celebrations are organised with the help of the nursery, whereby various rituals are recreated. One of the rituals is called 'Lazarki'. The people in the village are very happy.

There is a library with 15,000 volumes - which are mainly used by students, adults and foreigners. Unfortunately there are not many young people who are willing to work or learn about the culture.

"Without the help of sponsors we wouldn't be able to succeed, we appreciate their help" said Ms. Radusheva.


The community centre "Nikola Vaptsarov" was founded in 1941.