The International Technical Assistance Project

«School Garden»

Network of Business Incubators for the development of modern agricultural entrepreneurship,

professional and social growth of young people in poor and suffering rural communities

 

The International Technical Assistance Project funded by the European Union and co-funded by the International Green Cross, registered with the Ministry of Economy of the Republic of Belarus № 2/18/000894, 25.06.2018.

The abbreviation: EU4Youth: «School Garden» for Agricultural Entrepreneurship

Duration: 48 months (2018-2022)

The partners:

  • Green Cross Ukraine
  • Public Association «National Environmental Center» (Moldova)
  • Fondazione Giovanni Paolo II (Italy)

 

Overall objective:

 To foster the employability and active participation of young people residing in disadvantaged rural areas (incl. the Chernobyl one) in society and economy by developing modern labourskills, supporting them in becoming leaders / entrepreneurs and promoting new professional opportunities among them

 

The main idea of the project:

  • To help the school grounds «School Gardens» to find a modern educational and social role,
  • To incorporate them into the global educational and economic environment,
  • To increase the culture of the young generation in the field of healthy nutrition,
  • To give impetus to the spread of efficient and safe agrotechnologies.

Specific objectives:

1. To build capacity of rural schools with gardens to become business-incubators for teaching and practicing modern techniques of high-value added agricultural production to young people in poor rural areas  

2. To enhance management capacities, skills and knowledge of all the phases of organic farming and business of disadvantaged youngsters in rural areas towards the creation of new sustainable rural employment opportunities

3. To foster cooperation between business-incubators, local communities, regional / national educational /vocational institutions, labour and food market actors; to integrate them into a common educational and economic environment

 

 

Representatives of schools and environmental centers of Belarus, Ukraine and Moldova took part in the international seminar “School Garden” as an educational platform for modern safe agricultural technologies”, which was held on June 24-29, 2019 in the educational center of Green Cross Belarus. For five busy days, they learned about modern, safe methods of plant growing, were acquainted with the experience of cooperation of small agricultural producers and joint promotion of products, visited school gardens in Belarus.

 

From 13 to 19 May, representatives of schools in the framework of the EU4Youth project: “School Garden” for Agricultural Entrepreneurship from Belarus, Moldova, an

48 educational institutions take part in the 2nd open competition among the rural schools of Vitebsk, Gomel and Minsk regions of the Republic of Belarus, the «School Garden» as an educational platform for modern safe agricultural technologies».

 

From March to September 2019, the public organization “Green Cross Belarus” will implement a pilot initiative of the “School Garden” project, called “Watermelon and His Friends”.