Monbat actively participates in and supports various Corporate Social Responsibility Programs.
Zografski Monastery Donation
Monbat actively supports Bulgaria’s cultural heritage as part of the group’s cultural identity. Traditional local values such as respectful treatment of all peoples, religions and faiths, as well as an acceptance of our responsibility to promote honorable intentions and actions, are all recognized as underlying pillars of modern business at Monbat.
Monbat has, among other projects designed to uphold Bulgaria’s cultural identity, lent its moral and financial support to the Christian center for underprivileged citizens at Uspenie Bogorodichno Monastery in Kurdzhali. Our group has also supported the monument to the Saints Cyril and Methodius, and donated to the Bulgarian community in Odessa, Ukraine, as well as the Bulgarian church in the town of Vidin, and the Vsiah Svetih (All Saints) church in Rousse.
In 2017 Monbat decided to reconstruct the heating installation at Zograf Monastery. It was founded in the late 9th or early 10th century and remains the only Bulgarian monastery on Mount Athos (the "Holy Mountain") in Greece.
Wonderful Northwest Program
Monbat’s program "Wonderful Northwest" supports various cultural and scientific initiatives, promoting the traditions and achievements of Northwestern Bulgaria. All Monbat initiatives, included in the “Wonderful Northwest” program, aim to continue uniting those young Bulgarians who love their national culture, so enabling them to reach their full potential.
This program has also supported publication of the first “Bibliography” of the famous Bulgarian author Yordan Radichkov, as well as his works and interviews. It has also helped to fund the publication of a book of essay winners throughout the years.
This dates back to 2008 when Monbat launched its annual essay competition for schoolchildren in Radichkov’s memory. Schoolchildren are required to write essays on various themes present in Radichkov’s work. Its 2008 theme is entitled “Better to drown in the ocean, than on the shore”.
The competition is open to all schoolchildren, aged 15-19, from all over Bulgaria. The best essays are selected by a jury, consisting of prominent Bulgarian academics, journalists and public figures. The winners are honored at a special ceremony at Sofia University. The CEO of Monbat, Mr. Atanas Bobokov, attends all editions of the competition and personally congratulates the winners.
Aim High Program
MagnifiA – this is a contemporary performance of the Cirque School in the National Palace of Children, which is blending the circus and performing arts into one. This show was created for the 20th Anniversary of the Cirque School and was also the first project under the initiated programme “Aim High”.
The programme aims to bring on board project-based talented Bulgarian art professionals, who work together with the children to create a strong artistic product. MagnifiA was recognized as a breakthrough format and won the national IKAR award 2015 in the category "Cirque Art".
Dama Pika - Queen of Spades
In 2016, Monbat lent its financial support to the “Queen of Spades” theatrical production, directed by Bulgarian award-winning artist Veselka Kuncheva. The play was inspired by Alexander Pushkin’s famous novel “Queen of Spades”, written in 1834, and one of its main themes – the love of gambling.
The first performance was staged by the National Puppet Theater in Plovdiv.
In 2017, the play won Ms. Kuncheva the most prestigious art award in Bulgaria - “Askeer” for best direction. Monbat lent its full financial support to the production, underlining its commitment to supporting innovative art projects.
Festival “Art is ..." Montana
In 2012, Monbat started supporting the festival “Art is…” which was first presented in the town of Montana by Art E Foundation and Nelian Nikolova. Its purpose is to support the development of cultural life and provide talented youngsters with the opportunity to encounter various artistic spheres. It is also designed to educate young people in basic human values and cultivate their appreciation of the arts.
So far, the event has convened various Bulgarian artists and performers.
These include classical music orchestras, jazz formations and celebrated Bulgarian pop and rock singers, as well as a number of international guests. Attendees at previous festivals have included internationally renowned artists and groups such as Johe Lynn Turner (ex- Deep Purple), Johhny Gioeli (Axel Rudi Pell and Hardline) and Eridan, etc.
Health and Sport
The Bulgarian Tennis Federation Programme
Monbat partners with the Bulgarian Tennis Federation for the development of the professional sport in Bulgaria. Special events and training sessions are organised to improve players’ skills and raise standards in the sport, one that has proved highly successful in Bulgaria.
Donation of Equipment to the Theoretical Electrotechnics Laboratory
In 2015, Monbat donated equipment to the newly reconstructed laboratory of theoretical electro-technics at Rousse University. The laboratory is part of the department of Theoretical and Measuring Electrical Engineering at the Faculty of Electronics and Automation. Monbat reconstructed the laboratory and also provided new equipment.
The official ceremony marking the opening of the new facility took place on May 11, 2017 at Rousse University. It was attended by Monbat’s official representatives, as well as academic and faculty staff.
Support for the Bulgarian mission in the Antarctic
In 2011, Monbat donated batteries to facilitate the operation of four wind generators that power the Bulgarian Antarctic base "St. Kliment Ohridski" on Livingston Island.
The laboratory and communication equipment at the base require power in order for Bulgarian scientists to carry out their research projects, measuring, storing and transmitting data. Monbat was able to support Bulgaria’s scientific sphere in its key competence – to provide a reliable and outperforming source of power.