Highlights

The seventh and last offline training of the School of Fundraising was dedicated to international fundraising. Under the guidance of Hanna Baranouskaya, expert from the human rights organization “Human Constanta”, participants once again examined the work with international donors and focused on important aspects of this work, and had a number of effective practical sessions.


On November 10, the “Angels’ Wings” team organized a training seminar “Through Joint Workouts to Active Parenthood”, within the framework of the programme “CSOs Resource Centre” supported by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Germany. The event was held in the conference hall of Belarusian State University of Physical Culture, with its students, faculty staff and volunteers as the main participants. Irina Dergach, Head of the “Angels’ Wings” Sports Club, stressed that student volunteers play an increasingly important role in organization of races every year.


On November 18, the first annual social entrepreneurship training programme Biz4all came to its conclusion. The final event brought the 25 participating teams together in the conference hall “Tsmoki Minsk”, where they pitched their projects to a professional jury.


The inclusive kitchen project, which Olga Stefniak brought to the EU-funded Biz4all "Social Entrepreneurship Incubator" programme, was originally developed by her daughters Yelena and Yulia. The girls took part in the First Social Entrepreneurship School for Teenagers "SEI Youth: My First Business", organized by ODB Brussels in cooperation with Belarusian Youth Public Union "New Faces". Olga got involved into her daughters’ project, and they worked as a united and cohesive team during Biz4all.


On September 4, with support from the Germany's Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Minsk hosted a training on effective communication and successful cooperation between NGOs and business enterprises. The event was organized by ODB Brussels and the German Society for International Education and Cooperation “Koopp Forum International”, with technical and information support from human rights organization “Human Constanta”. More than 30 participants came to listen about real Belarusian cases, meet experts and learn from their experience, in order to use it in development of their own projects.


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