EU4Youth: teachers and students in Belarus learning new techniques with EU support

Photo: European Union
Photo: European Union

During the autumn and winter of 2019-2020 experts of the EU4Youth project have been actively working on the creation and testing of new training programmes in Belarus. Today the first programmes are ready to be rolled out and serve as a basis for teachers participating in the project, in their work with schools and youth from rural areas.

Training programmes on eight subjects are being developed in the framework of the EU4Youth: ‘School Garden’ for Agricultural Entrepreneurship” project. These are:

  • Organic agriculture
  • Storing and processing of organic products
  • Agritourism
  • Crafts
  • Business and economy
  • Entrepreneurship and leadership
  • Marketing and promotion
  • Information technologies for agriculture industry and entrepreneurship  

Each expert chose their own approach to the training course development, taking into account the target group – rural school teachers who may never have dealt with such subjects or have quite a stereotyped image of them.

At the same time, the project rolled out practical workshops on two subjects as part of the ‘Crafts’ programme – the use of stencil techniques at classes in rural schools and working with birch bark. Pilot teacher groups took part in the workshops. Besides the training itself, everything that was shown by the craftsmen during the workshops was recorded in detail and used as a basis for manuals. One of them – “Birch bark. Craftsman’s secrets” – is ready to be printed and will be issued soon.

The printed version will be sent to all the schools participating in the project and will serve as a basis for extracurricular activities included in the Craft” programme.

The project EU4Youth: ‘School Garden’ for Agricultural Entrepreneurship” aims to foster the employability and active participation of young people residing in disadvantaged rural areas of Belarus, Ukraine and Moldova in society and economy by developing modern labour, leader and entrepreneur skills, and promoting new professional opportunities among them.

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Press release in Russian

“Birch bark. Craftsman’s secrets” manual

EU4Youth: ‘School Garden’ for Agricultural Entrepreneurship