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26/06 2012

Teachers of the All-Russia Children's Center "Orlyonok" were trained at ORTs Training-of -Trainers courses on HP LIFE program

In the period 19-23 June, 2012, at the All-Russian Children's Center "Orlyonok" teachers and specialists have been trained under the HP LIFE program.

HP Learning Initiative For Entrepreneurs (HP LIFE) a global program that trains students, potential entrepreneurs and small business owners to harness the power of IT to establish and grow their businesses. HP LIFE modular curriculum was designed by Micro-Enterprise Acceleration Institute, (MEA-I, Geneva).

Courses were conducted by Director of the Ekaterinburg "ORT-Career" Centre Galina Brusnitsyna. Ekaterinburg "ORT-Career" Centre is a part of international educational association World ORT, which is a partner of HP in the HP LIFE program in Russia and CIS and Baltic countries. Since 2007, the Ekaterinburg "ORT-Career" Centre operates on HP LIFE program and actively promotes the dissemination of new technologies among college graduates and unemployed youth and to increase the effectiveness of their professional activities.

Within 5 days 15 employees of All-Russia Children's Center "Orlyonok" - the camp heads, teachers, instructors, administrators and managers - improved their skills in the field of up-to-date information technology and mastered the technique of their teaching in order to transfer their knowledge to children who come to the camps of "Orlyonok."

All-Russia Children's Center "Orlyonok" (Orlyonok is Russian word, literally "eaglet") - the largest in Russia federal agency of childrens recreation and health, each year hosted about 16-thousand young people aged 11 to 16 years. It consists of seven camps for children, both summer and year-round. Now, thanks to the cooperation with HP and ORT international educational network, in addition to numerous interest groups in the area of ​​arts and crafts, and science and technology, children and teens in the camps of "Orlyonok" will have the opportunity to learn the basics of entrepreneurship and increase their knowledge of modern information technology.

"In the 2011/2012 academic year we conduct an experiment on applying HP LIFE program in schools in Russia, CIS, Latvia, Lithuania and Bulgaria. Its results are so far, but one thing is clear - there is a real need to provide school students  with opportunities to learn the basics of technology and entrepreneurship ", - says Sergey Gorinskiy, ORT Director in Russia. "Not all of the graduates create their own business in future, but the idea of ​​the modern enterprise, no doubt, will help them feel more confident in today's society, to achieve success in various fields of professional activity. We are pleased that by working with HP and "Orlyonok" HP LIFE curriculum will now be able to meet kids from all over Russia. "

"For employees of "Orlyonok" it is very important to be able to improve the skills of entrepreneurship and the fundamentals of modern information technologies", - says Andrey Melyakov, "Orlyonok" First Deputy Director General. "We must always consider the interests of childrens self-development activities in this area, so we need to build our own educational technology, strive for leadership in the field of additional education for children. In this regard, partnership with HP and ORT is very important. We hope for further fruitful cooperation."

Natalia Semenova, Program & Administrative Specialist, HP Labs, Russia, said: "HP is working with ORT in support of HP LIFE program for many years. During this time many successful entrepreneurs were trained, among them former students who enter adulthood prepared to creating their own business. We believe the expansion of the program is very necessary thing, and the introduction of the program is especially important in the regions. In the "Orlyonok" camps students come from all regions of Russia year-round. We hope that the new courses will help them to expand their knowledge of technology and entrepreneurship, and would use them in their future work and life. "

Students feedback on the courses forum:


  "... In the beginning of the course I could not believe that after 4 days the methodology and the training will be very clear ... It was hard to believe in own resources (time, abilities, ... level of the PC skills) and if these resources will be enough to the program ... skilled coach with high   presentation availability, paying attention to each student, very professional teacher and facilitator, speaker and consultant course is a real opportunity to think about own business in the future. "

"The program is not only interesting but quite simple and clear to the audience as well. It contains a good motivational potential for thinking about what to do. I think that this program will be realized in "Orlyonok." It is difficult to say exactly how this process will be organized and it is needed to be thought about well, to hear different opinions, including the coaching staff. The program will be developed in the "Orlyonok" exactly... "

"The program will be of interest to representatives of thematic sessions like" young entrepreneurs" or" professional starts "... methodology is clear and understandable, applicable in children center."

About Hewlett-Packard

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About HP LIFE Program

HP Learning Initiative for Entrepreneurs (HP LIFE) is a global program that trains students, entrepreneurs, and small business owners like you to apply IT and business skills, so you can establish and grow a business, build successful companies and create jobs. The HP LIFE face-to-face trainings, tools and e-Learning program address educational needs, improve and strengthen skills and enable you to move forward.

About ORT

World ORT is one of the largest Education and Training non-governmental organizations in the world. Founded 130 years ago, in 1880 in St. Petersburg, World ORT's past and present activities span more than 100 countries in five continents.

To date, more than 2,000,000 students have been educated by ORT and 300,000 students benefit worldwide from World ORT projects every year. ORT schools and training centers operate in North and Latin America, Eastern and Western Europe, Africa, Asia and the Pacific as well as Israel, the CIS and Baltic States.

In Russia ORT (Autonomous Non-Profit Organization Organization for Educational resources and technological training) train around 15,000 children and adults yearly. More information about ORT is available in Internet: www.ort.ru  and http://globalaid.ort.org/.

About Russian Children's Center "Orlyonok"

Russian Children's Center "Orlyonok" (Orlyonok, Russian: , literally "eaglet" in English) is a federal state children all-year camp for kids aged 11-16 (school grades 6 through 10). It is located in the Southern Federal District of Russia, on the eastern shore of the Black Sea, Krasnodarskiy Krai. Orlyonok is officially registered as the Federal State Education Organization.

Orlyonok welcomes kids from all regions of Russia and other countries, regardless of the social strata or affiliation. During the combined summer/spring season it accepts up to 3,500 kids, in the fall/winter season up to 1,200; annually it receives more than 16,000 kids of both genders.

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