30 students from the H.S.”D.Cantemir” from the d. Edinet on October 27, 2015, were involved in the seventh of ten economic discussion club organized by Junior Achievement Moldova with the generic “Democracy and Entrepreneurship” and with support of USA Embassy in Moldova.
Pupils, 18 girls and 12 boys, talked about general concepts of Democracy and Entrepreneurship in the special activities like:”Dacă aș fi…aș fi…”, making a portrait of an entrepreneur, description of the person with democratic view, character features of an entrepreneur, teamwork and common discussion.
Participants had interesting discussion with the local entrepreneur Mrs. Svetlana Panciuc who managed to motivate some of them to know more about principles of healthy competition in order to start own business.In the debate students have addressed various questions that havehad referred directly to the entrepreneur:”What are the risks in business development? ”, “What are special features which each entrepreneur should develop?”, “What is the meaning of the entrepreneurs implication in community development?”, ”How did she create a team and does she trust each member of this?” and “What are the steps that each young man should follow to be able to create own business?”.
“Entrepreneur is always informed because he has special purpose and big wish to make it come true by considerable efforts. At the same time entrepreneur can’t exist without creativity and innovativeness – features that distinguish him from ordinary business”, said pupils.
“We are so glad that such activities are held in our locality because pupils have possibility to learn new interesting and useful things through certain activities like discussions with local entrepreneurs, thematic debate, teamwork, etc.”, mentioned participants at the final.
On October 2nd, 20 young people from the d. Leova participated in the sixth in the project with the same generic, organized by A.O. Junior Achievement, with financial support of the US Embassy in Moldova and in partnership with the AGEPI.
The pupils, aged between 15 and 18 years, 15 girls and 5 boys talked in detail about the concept of democracy and entrepreneurship, about the image of successful entrepreneurs, about the image of the person who promotes democratic values, about stereotypes, symbols and democratic principles and about entrepreneurship education.
“I learned new things about opening a new business, especially by young people, and where can we find support projects in this area”, said one of those present, Maxim Saulenco. “The steps to become a successful leader - that impressed me most at today’ debates. Are the innate qualities enough for that? We should be responsible and creative also, we should be braver and always go forward”, said another participant, Gabriela Badareu.
At the final, organizers and participants mentioned that such kind of activity is very useful because there are discussed different subjects in their complexity, not only theoretically but also practically, by diverse interactive didactic methods: brainstorming, work in group, overall work, games etc.
“We are expecting for more of those activities at the moment with involvement of young people from all Moldavian regions because efficient collaboration leads to success”, summed up participations.
30 pupils, aged between 15 and 18 years old, 24 girls and 6 boys from H.S. "B. Cazacu ", d. Nisporeni , were gathered at the fifth economic discussion club, entitled "Democracy and Entrepreneurship", held on September, 24.
Participants were familiarized about general concepts, about democracy and entrepreneurship underlying principles, about opportunities and challenges in developing these concepts. The facilitator has proposed some certain themed games, group work, so students have based their knowledge in these areas. Throughout the activity, the students focused on the idea that entrepreneurship is one of the fundamental pillars of democracy, and being an entrepreneur requires a range of knowledge and skills: innovative ideas, hard work, partnerships and collaboration, team spirit, etc. Young people had not only theoretical information, but also certain useful advice offered during a discussion with the local entrepreneur, Valeriu Abajeru, who has business in the construction area in Nisporeni district. He has told young people about how he started his own business, where he started, what are the benefits, opportunities and risks of creating and maintaining a business. Entrepreneur urged young people to be brave, to enter in the business world as soon as it’s possible because any difficulties are good experience, to risk because in other way they won’t achieve success, and the most important phrase was: "The biggest obstacle is human life is human himself when he is afraid of difficulties and he isn’t able to overcome some stereotypes. Work over yourself and your fears and you will achieve success.”
Participants were interested in the proposed theme in the discussion club, they met their expectations to find out more facts about the proposed topics and discussion with Mr. Valeriu Abajeru motivated them even more to know much more about entrepreneurship area.
P.S. Club is being organized in the project with the same generic, organized by A.O. Junior Achievement, with financial support of the US Embassy in Moldova and in partnership with the AGEPI.
Junior Achievement (JA) this year celebrates 20 years from its foundation. JA is a public association of whose mission is to motivate and prepare young generation to assert themselves successfully in economy. From the organization's registration in Moldova JA entrepreneurial training, attended by over 195 000 students and about 1800 teachers. In collaboration with the Ministry of Education of the Republic of Moldova and the financial support of donors, JA Moldova are offered many pre-university institutions across the country, one of them being optional subjects - economic and entrepreneurial education, which has developed a curriculum.
JA economic-education programs and cultivates entrepreneurial thinking applied to reality, a positive attitude towards life, the spirit of initiative and involvement in community activities. Through computer simulations or in the classroom, role play scenarios, analysis and case studies, students learn real-life experimenting roles: consumer, employee, entre. JA Moldova can be implemented in one way: hour optional extracurricular, adjunct to mandatory courses or in the form classes basic skills all levels of education and approved by the National Council for Curriculum.
Junior Achievement Moldova provides:
• Free training Annual (training and further training) involved in the programs
economic and entrepreneurial education or those who want to get involved in the programs;
• Support free teaching (curriculum, textbook, notebook student, teacher's guide, envelope Professor, games, posters).
• Ability to participate in national and international events.
• Opportunity to participate in international competitions under programs (online simulation -
TITAN, European Company of the Year competition, etc.)
• Membership in a global network of educational and professional;
• Students develop essential skills for life, unique experiences;
• Opportunity to participate in national events for young people in the program (Competition National Company of the Year Olympics in Economy, Job Shadow Day, Innovation Camp, meetings with business representatives ).
We invite media at the event celebrating the 20th anniversary of the founding AO Moldova Junior Achievement (JA Moldova) to be held on May 19, 2015 in the Academy of Economic Studies of Moldova, str. Bănulescu Bodoni 59, Chisinau, auditorium 203, Block F, starting at 11.00. For more information or confirmation, please call the phone number + (373) 22 22 7605 or e-mail: email@example.com
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