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19/01 2012

Statement of the Global Entrepreneurship Week in ORT Schools

Since the 14th to 20th of November, 2011 ORT schools took part in Global Entrepreneurship Week - worlds largest celebration of the innovators and job creators who launch startups that bring ideas to life, drive economic growth and expand human welfare.

During one week each November, GEW inspires people everywhere through local, national and global activities designed to help them explore their potential as self-starters and innovators. These activities, from large-scale competitions and events to intimate networking gatherings, connect participants to potential collaborators, mentors and even investorsintroducing them to new possibilities and exciting opportunities.

Global Entrepreneurship Week is a virtual project that brings together young people from more than 100 countries in the process of business games and training the best marketing solutions.

Also, within the framework of the campaign during the week, were held the meetings of potential entrepreneurs and famous business representatives to promote interaction and exchange of business ideas and knowledge.

HP LIFE program organizers took an active part in Global Entrepreneurship Week events in those countries in where the program operates.

During the action students from eight ORT partner schools in Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Russia and Ukraine have competed in two contests: the business game "Blossom Flowers", created by the Micro Enterprise Acceleration Institute (Geneva) especially for HP LIFE, and "The Best Marketing Material Contest", also prepared on the basis of HP LIFE developments .

As part of Global Entrepreneurship Week groups of students from Moscow, Odessa, Kiev and Dnepropetrovsk visited the offices of major companies working in the IT sector:

HPs Shadow Day helps ORT students eye a brighter future

Tour of the Kiev ORT Technology Lyceum students to Luxoft office

Students of Odessa ORT schools visited Luxoft office

Students of ORT partner - school in Dnepropetrovsk visited the Luxoft company office

High school students of the ORT Moscow Technology School (Gymnasium # 1540) participated in a master class on social entrepreneurship. It was hold by Michael Podberezin, Director of the Russian programs of the Israeli-American PresenTense Group (Moscow ORT Technology School is studying social business).

Students of Chernovtsy Special School # 41 of 1-3 steps with advanced study of Jewish ethno-cultural component met with Director of confectionery company "Clepsydra" Mr. Kleiman, teacher of the course "Principles of Marketing" in Chernovtsy Trade and Economics Institute of Kiev National Trade and Economic University Mrs. Vlasova and Deputy Director of Commercial Enterprise Mr. Minkov.

RESULTS

According the results of rating and total time for the business game Blossom Flowers the winners are: 

  • 1st place - Maria Rudnitskaya, a student of ORT Odessa Specialized Secondary School # 94 with intensive study of Hebrew and Computer Science;
  • 2nd place - Alina Cherchil, a student of ORT Odessa Specialized Secondary School # 94 with intensive study of Hebrew and Computer Science;
  • 3rd place - Ekaterina Mashkautsan, a student of the ORT Technological Lyceum named by Herzl, Kishinev, Moldova.

Rating of the winners of "The best marketing material contest:

    • 1st place - Eva Popova, a student of the Moscow ORT Technology School (Gymnasia # 1540) - 271 votes
    • 2nd place - Valeriya Vilor, a student of ORT Odessa Specialized Secondary School # 94 with intensive study of Hebrew and Computer Science - 173 votes
    • 3rd place - Aigul Khairullina, a student of Samara secondary school # 42 (ORT "Gesher") - 166 votes
    • 4th place - Alexandra Zateynaya, a student of ORT Odessa Specialized Secondary School # 94 with intensive study of Hebrew and Computer Science - 158 votes

Game certificates were sent to the 43 students from 5 schools:

        1. Samara Secondary School # 42 (ORT "Gesher");
        2. ORT Technological Lyceum named by Herzl, Kishinev, Moldova;
        3. ORT Odessa Specialized Secondary School # 94 with intensive study of Hebrew and Computer Science;
        4. ORT Riga Jewish School named by Shimon Dubnov;
        5. Moscow ORT Technology School (Gymnasia # 1540).

The absolute winners of the business game Blossom Flowers and "The best marketing material contest will be awarded by the Apple IPod Touch, the other winners also will receive different electronic devices and gadgets.

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