Highlights

On December 16, Minsk School for Orphans with Special Developmental Needs No.7 received a visit from a large group of volunteers who wished to organize an interactive New Year’s celebration for children. When the volunteers were finalizing the preparations, the children assembled at the entrance to the assembly hall, eagerly waiting for the call to go in. The event was organized by the Katsiaryna Kaurova Family Centre, a public organization "Healthy Choice", project "Heta Belarus, Dzietka!" (It's Belarus, baby!) and ODB Brussels.


On November 17, 2016, Minsk hosted a round table to discuss global migration trends and international experience of diaspora representatives participating in the development of their own home countries. Participants of the discussion - representatives of CSOs, business, education, international organizations – analyzed the "waves" of Belarusian migration and prospects of the national diaspora participating in economic and cultural development of Belarus, as well as modern approaches to promoting “Belarusian identity” in various countries of the world.


On November 16, 2016, ODB Brussels in partnership with the Support Programme of Belarus of the Federal Government of Germany hosted a seminar "Social Entrepreneurship in Belarus and the World". The event was organized within the framework of Global Entrepreneurship Week in Belarus with a view of exchanging experiences and establishing professional contacts between Belarusian social entrepreneurship. Participants of the seminar in Minsk were presented with examples of environmental, catering, trade, education, transport, sports and leisure social enterprises from the Netherlands.


After Yulya and Lena Stefnyak, twin eighth-graders participated this summer in the first Belarusian school of social entrepreneurship for teenagers «SEI Youth: My First Business», organized by ODB Brussels and  Belarusian Youth Public Union "New Faces", their behaviour in interviews resembles that of real business ladies, not of ordinary schoolgirls. These are open-hearted, sincere girls with a twinkle in the eye, who really want to improve accessibility for people with disability.


November 16, 2016 Minsk will host a seminar "Social Entrepreneurship in Belarus and the World" within the framework of  Global Entrepreneurship Week in Belarus. Who's invited: active entrepreneurs and businessmen, students majoring in economics-related fields, aspiring entrepreneurs. The seminar will introduce you to Belarusian and international social entrepreneurs and volunteering projects, as well as to ways how you can join their work (learn about opportunities for internships, offer your support as a volunteer, etc.). Products of social enterprises will also be presented.


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