Yavor Kiryakov ('12), AUBG MultiTalent Quest Judge, on Social Change and the Power of Education

Teacher, volunteer, leader – it is hard to imagine anyone more fitting to head the SOCIAL CHALLENGE Hack of the AUBG MultiTalent Quest than alumnus Yavor Kiryakov ('12). Founder of University for Kids, an NGO that inspires youngsters to discover the world of arts, science and technology, Yavor has always been passionate about social change. Back at AUBG, he was the President of the Better Community Club and a regular volunteer at the home for kids deprived of parental care in Blagoevgrad. He studied Economics and Political Science at AUBG and holds a Master of Science in Economics from the London School of Economics and a Master in Educational Technology from Sofia University. 


The AUBG MultiTalent Quest is a one-of-a-kind competition that challenges high school juniors in a variety of disciplines ranging from English to mathematics and debating. The SOCIAL CHALLENGE Hack discipline, headed by Yavor, aims to empower the region's socially conscious youth to find solutions to a variety of social problems. We reached out to Yavor to hear more about his reasons to join the AUBG MultiTalent Quest, his advice to the high school students who wish to participate in the competition, and his connection to AUBG.