Iskra Stoykova

Iskra Stoykova supports the development of the Trust’s approach toward maternal and infant and well being for Bulgaria’s most impoverished citizens. Her responsibilities include outreach and identification of relevant local actors and similar programs of other donors, design and management of projects, and analysis and evaluation of the Trust’s initiatives and the applicability to Bulgarian context of successful models in the field.

Prior joining the TSA, Iskra acquired more than 10 years experience in design, management and evaluation of Roma community development programs implemented in Sofia’s largest Roma neighborhood – Fakulteta. For four years she was responsible for projects that aimed to improve access and quality of education for Roma children at the pre-school and primary level. Throughout the next six years, she managed the Early Childhood Development Program of the Health and Social Development Foundation and focused on the design, piloting and evaluation of integrated model of community-based services for pre-school education, parenting skills training, family planning for adolescents and individual case management for families at risk.

Iskra graduated from the American University in Bulgaria with BA degrees in Business Administration and Journalism and Mass Communication. She also holds a master’s degree in human rights from the University of Sarajevo and the University of Bologna.