Foundation „SolidarityWorks“ is a Bulgarian-registered nonprofit that is financed through donations and project funding. The foundation is a voluntary, self-governed, community-based organisation without political or religious affiliation.
We promote, encourage, and support the sustainable development of individuals and communities through solidarity and collective action for social change.
What do we do?
- We empower individuals, marginalized groups, and other collectives
- We support the equal access to education and opportunities for development, and work to overcome the impact of inequality, as well as reduce it
- We encourage and support solidarity and cooperation between individuals and communities
- We develop the capacity for collective action toward social change
- We conduct advanced sociological research
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Maggie Nazer began her „career“ as a social entrepreneur when she was only nine years old, and organized charity campaigns for a sick boy from her neighborhood. In the ninth grade, she founded a youth-led nonprofit to promote volunteering and to empower her peers through multicultural exchange. This, and other first experiences of solidarity, convinced her that it is never too early and you are never too young to make a difference.
Maggie has been in charge of many international projects, and has represented Bulgaria as a youth delegate at many world forums (incl. the World Bank Youth Summit, UN Global Youth Forum, etc.) In 2017, Maggie graduated Magna Cum Laude from Middlebury College (VT, USA) with a degree in sociology after receiving a full-ride scholarship and countless merit awards.
During her studies, Maggie organized educational and research projects in Palestine, Jordan, Sierra Leone, and interned with UNDP Jordan and a consulting firm in NYC. She has experience in marketing and sales, but her true passions are education and social change.
Aziz Fatnassi, PhD
Director of International Partnerships
Aziz Fatnassi, Ph.D is Professor of Anthropology at Champlain College, USA. Their research focuses on youth culture, digital identities and human rights activism, transnationalism, migration, cosmopolitan and alternative education, and social justice.
In 2017 Dr. Fatnassi was responsible for conducting institutional studies and impact assessments of the Immersion Academies organized by the Foundation, as well as training our faculty.
Dr. Fatnassi is currently responsible for establishing long-term partnerships between the Solidarity in Action Foundation and educational institutions in the United States.
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