Liebental village of Odessa region held an official opening of the pilot study courses “Modern agricultural business for youth of Odessa”.
The courses is being implemented by the Way Home Odessa Charity Foundation. The activity made possible through support provided by the U. S. Agency for International Development (USAID) through the USAID’s Agriculture Growing Rural Opportunities Activity (AGRO) implemented by Chemonics International.
Tatiana Pilipenko, the manager of the project, noted that the project is aiming to support the children in need from the four regional areas, who will learn agricultural business and new technologies in farming, as well as they all receive psychological and social support of the project.
The project results will be the real business projects of the students. The mentors of the project will help the children, graduated from the project, to find the jobs in the firsl and start developing their own business.
Sergey Kalabin, the regional coordinator of the USAID agriculture and farming department noted that the studies will be taking place at the different establishments of the field, the ones that demonstrate the modern technologies and methods of business development. All this wil motivate the youth to implement themselves in this field.
Emma Andreasyan, the deputy director of the regional social services center expressed the importance to support the children difficult life situation in their professional and social life as well as to give them psychological support and highly supported the project.
This year the four courses will be able to take place, involving altogether young boys and girls. First group has already moved into a Liebental center of the Way Home Odessa Charity Foundation. This enterprise together with a social dormitory for children and youth was established and has been operating in the Odessa region with the support of the Ursula Zindel-Hilti Foundation from 2016. The experience of teaching children and adolescents of vulnerable categories on its basis demonstrates the benefits and prospects of developing skills in the agricultural sector.