Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Future Entrepreneurs...

The BEST business training gives people an idea of what it takes to run their own business and shows them some basic skills they will need to have in order to succeed. I ran another 4 module workshop in Prijedor (a town about 45min from Banja Luka) last week Monday/Tuesday (the first two modules) and this Monday/Tuesday (the last two). In between they got a small loan of 10KM (R50/$6) to try and see what they could do with the money... 

The training was for our partner "Hljeb Zivota" (Bread of Life) there and they decided to train teenagers from the agricultural high school, and then they (with their parents) can take out loans to start  their own small farming business. Some of them will be applying to their "plastenik" (plastic greenhouse) project where they will be able to get a loan specifically to make a small plastic greenhouse.

It was an interesting group of kids - well-behaved and polite and very quick. They finished the game in no time at all! (I think they are programmed to do as I say without arguing, whereas adults are a little bit slower in reacting!!) And they definitely all learnt a LOT!

I took photos of the groups yesterday when 4 of the kids were not there,  but the last two are from today when all 15 were around... 



All important negotiations!!!
It was raining, and so we had to have an inside group photo with our certificates:
I look forward to hearing what this group of future entrepreneurs do with what they learnt!

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