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Oct 01 2012

2012.10 Entrepreneurship-6

2012.10 Training Course “Entrepreneurship approaches for social benefit"

The Training Course “Entrepreneurship approaches for social benefit” aims to explore the concept of social entrepreneurship as an innovative way to solve social problems using entrepreneurial skills and youth voice.

Name: Entrepreneurship approaches for social benefit  Duration: 1 - 8 October 2012   Location: Cosnita, Chisinau, Republic of Moldova. 
Organizers:   Supporters: Youth in Action Programme, Action 3.1 Topic: Social Entrepreneurship
Romanian participants: Lavinia Vişan (F); Alexandra Paşca (F).


The week spent in Moldova was awesome, and it will remain in my memory as a great experience that I want to repeat.

We travelled by bus and it was a long trip. We arrived at 6 am in Chisinau and the organizers were so friendly that they took as a few hours to their home. We visit Chisinau for the rest of the day and then in the evening we arrived at the camp.

The participants were very energetic and social. We met through different plays and we made strong connections. We all become PAMPAS ( friends in turkey ). We adopted the Italian gesture of “forever alone” and we danced the Chumba-Chumba dance. So we hade 3 mystic things that were told every day all the TC.

The photo camera was a easy way to connect with everybody. I even got a nickname: “paparazzi”. But in the end they all got exited that I made a film with the important moments of the camp.

The trainer was very professional and prepared for us all the materials and gave us some precious information. The non formal education was very useful for all of us, and was a good way to remember thing better and to express ourselves. The teams were awesome. 

The intercultural night was a success. We all eat, drink and had fun. The “palinca” or so called “magic water from Romania” was so appreciated. The intercultural interaction continued after this night. We all tried to learn some words in other language. We spoke Italian, we learned a bit Turkish, Russian,  the Scotish dialect and we had teach the participants some Romanian words. 

The week in Moldova provide us an intercultural interaction that we couldn’t have had if we didn’t participate to the TC. We found out the thoughts, the culture, the problems and habits in each country. We easily connected to each other.

We made a lot of friends that we expect to met in other places of the world. We are very happy and content that we participated in such a TC with very good organizer and trainer and interesting young people. 


 (The only impediment was the water and food. We all felt a bit strange during the week.)

(Lavinia Visan)