Student Entrepreneurship Camp in Sutomore
Easier way for young people to manage in the business world
Belgrade/Sutomore, June 27, 2008 – Secondary school students from Serbia, Kosovo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Norway have learnt how to manage future employment process more easily and quickly, during a seven-day training course at the second Student Entrepreneurship Summer Camp in Sutomore.
The camp has been organised within the Student Entrepreneurship project of the Norwegian non-governmental organisation “Business Innovation Program”. By donating laptops and financial funds to the Camp, the Telenor Foundation has provided participants with quality conditions for learning and socialising, as well as the use of the Internet.
The Student Entrepreneurship is a program for including students in the development of companies and is based on learning through practice. It is of an educational character and the leading idea is to facilitate an entrepreneurial spirit, with the main objective of creating opportunities for self-employment upon the education completion, as well as the establishment of cooperation between secondary schools and the business world.
Supervised by specifically trained teachers-mentors, 112 secondary school students have studied the overall business cycle of companies and learnt how to tackle problems, obstacles and achievements. They have had an opportunity to set up, develop and close down their own fictional company within a year.
“The main objective of this program is to facilitate the development of an entrepreneurial environment, in order to motivate young people to build their future. Cooperation with the Telenor Foundation helps us continue with developing potentials of young people in the countries where we are active,” says Jon Steinar Ostgard, the General Manager of the Program.
Within the corporate social responsibility concept, the Telenor Foundation particularly focuses on young people, their education and advancement.