Ambassador for a Day: Anna Komandareva’s Reflections
ACS 11th grader Anna Komandareva was among the winners in the British Embassy’s essay contest Ambassador for a Day. The topic this year was: “If you were Ambassador for a day, how would you help Bulgaria recover after the COVID-19 pandemic, and what would be your top three priority areas?” Thanks to her stellar answer, Anna has the opportunity to work closely with the Hungarian Embassy and the Amalipe Center for Interethnic Dialogue and Tolerance. “It has been a great honor, not only to meet and work with so many professionals, but with young, motivated people as well. It was an empowering experience that made me much more confident and hopeful for the future.” – Anna shared.
In Anna’s words, besides the unfortunate circumstance of most events taking place online, she was able to visit the Hungarian Embassy and meet with H.E. Tekla Harangozó. As part of her work in the initiative, Anna hosted an exhibition of artworks sent from kids from all over Bulgaria.
The Concluding Event was quite exquisite, with many respectable public figures attending: Vice-President of Bulgaria Ms. Iliana Iotova, Wendy Morton MP, H.E. Rob Dixon and others. The recording also features two appearances by Anna - one that shows how each girl worked with an ambassador and another one presenting speeches by all participants.
“I have decided to continue my work with Amalipe and participate in their activities - the people I met there really inspire me - they work for a beautiful cause that I want to support.” – Anna concluded.