Within the ,,Supporting Entrepreneurial Education in Eastern Europe” Program financed by agency of the U.S.Agency for International Development implemented in the Republic of Moldova by Junior Achievement Moldova, was unfolded tarining for two days during 12-13 august for 70 teachers which make one is option for teaching program School Company or School Minifirm begining with the  2017-2018 school year which are two of the programs from optional Curriculum Economic and Entrepreneurial Education.

The School Company is a laboratory of economic and entrepreneurial activity that expresses the practical meaning of many theoretical principles. Students work together to apply these principles to solving real business issues.

The company's mission is to support entrepreneurship education in the Republic of Moldova and to provide an additional opportunity for students to strengthen their entrepreneurial skills.

Within the Company, there is a business idea that involves choosing a product or service and testing the product or service on the market for which it is intended by going through several stages.

At the opening training event we had Ms.Corina Lungu, senior consultant at the Ministry of Education, Culture and Research, Ms. Beth Brownson, USAID Program Officer in Moldova, Rodina Miron, USAID Project Manager in Moldova and Ms. Laurentia Filipschi, Executive Director of Junior Achievement Moldova.

In quality of teachers trainers was Ms Eugenia Ciutac, Ms. Natalia Iacob and Ms. Galina Bugenko. And our colleagues from Junior Achievement Romania - Dorin Calin and Victor Dumitrache - also participated in the exchange of good practices in training.

 

On May 6th, 2017, Junior Achievement Moldova, in partnership with METRO Cash & Carry Moldova, StarNet Concern and Moldova Agroindbank, was unfolded the National Fair of School Companies and Micro firms, where participated 6 companies and 12 micro firms from schools which attended economic education.

The event is an opportunity for pupils aged from 12 to 19 years who have entrepreneurial experience, to activate in a real business environment, to promote and commercialize the schools companies and micro firm’s products, its own image and the image of educational institution where from they are. The event is also an opportunity for pupils to familiarize themselves with the experience and ideas of other young people in the field of entrepreneurship.

Within the Fair, the jury evaluated products, taking into account two things: INNOVATION and SUSTAINABILITY, in order to identify and encourage the best teams in pre-university institutions.

During the day the active, ingenious young people, future successful entrepreneurs exposed their own manually created products. It is worth mentioning that the participants at the event were trained in the School Education program. It is an economic and business "lab" that helps students understand, by practice, the theoretical principles of business and market economy mechanisms.

On February 18th, took place the 2017 edition of Olympiad Contest of  Economy, which was unfolded  at the Academy of  Economic Studies of Moldova. The Olympiad was organized by the National Agency for Curriculum and Evaluation in partnership with AESM (Academy of Economic Studies of Moldova) and NGO Junior Achievement Moldova  with the financial support of  " Familia Sturza"  Foundation, StarNet Company, BC Moldova Agroindbank  SA and Metro Cash and Carry Moldova.

At the event participated 134 pupils from the 10th to 12th grade high schools and colleges from the country, which attended the program "Applied Economics". Through competitors were: 49 boys and 85 girls (out of them: 10th grade - 21 boys and 35 girls, 11th grade - 17 boys and 35 girls, 12th grade - 11 boys and 15 girls). From the total number of participants, 62 pupils are from Chisinau, 72 – outside of  the municipality, 98 are Romanian speakers and 36 are Russian speakers.

From the territorial point of view, there were pupils from 10 administrative-territorial units of Republic Of  Moldova, as follows: Chişinău, Glodeni, Drochia, Anenii Noi, Ialoveni, Orhei, Leova, Ungheni, Briceni, Nisporeni.

The Olympic Lot was prepared by 26 teachers (21 women, 5 men): 11 teachers from Chisinau, 4 teachers from Anenii Noi, 3 teachers from Glodeni, 2 teachers from Drochia and one teacher each: Nisporeni, Briceni, Leova, Ungheni, Ialoveni and Orhei.