Creation of social business plans and project ideas of “Smart City” by youngsters of vocational schools

EcoAlbania is following the implementation of the project “Promoting Green Entrepreneurship among high school pupils” in the framework of promoting the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. Pupils of Culinary school “Hysen Çela” in Durrës, Mechanics in “26 Marsi” school in Kavaja and Information Technology in “Gjergj Canco” school in Tirana have welcomed the second teaching session during March

During the teaching day  in "26 Marsi" school

During the teaching day in “26 Marsi” school

Among the topics that were discussed with young professionals were: how to establish a “green enterpreneurship”, the creation of a social business plan, project ideas on “Smart City” in line with the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

During the teaching day at "Gjergj Canco" school © V. Kabili

During the teaching day at “Gjergj Canco” school © V. Kabili

Pupils from “Gjergj Canco” and ” 26 Marsi” high schools discussed on the possibilities of implementing their professions with access to “green jobs”, as well as the needs and difficulties they may encounter as young entrepreneurs. They were trained in writing a business plan, in line with market needs, effective management, marketing and competition. Also, the “Young Entrepreneur Groups” were created with pupils who presented their project ideas about the creation of “Smart City” to be implemented in two models. Eco Albania will encourage young entrepreneur groups to be active even after the completion of the project, initiating a possible future business cooperation.

The teaching day in "Hysen Çela" school

The teaching day in “Hysen Çela” school

At “Hysen Çela” school, pupils were informed on the difference between ordinary business and social business, focusing on the possibilities of creating a social business in their profession with environmentally friendly approaches. With focus SDG no. 12, Responsible Consumption and Production, future cooks demonstrated the preparation of some dishes with no loss of  ingredients.

This is the second session of lessons conducted in the framework of this project. EcoAlbania will continue with the analysis of successful businesses in the field of “green jobs” and their adaptation to the Albanian market, as a starting point for creating “green entrepreneurship” models.

The Austrian Development Agency (ADA), the operational unit of Austrian Development Cooperation, supports the programme SEEDLING implemented by REC Albania.

This project is implemented by EcoAlbania and is financially supported by REC Albania in the frame of the SEEDLING programme.