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17/12 2010

HP LIFE Grant Winners Are Announced

•	Tambov ORT-KesherNet ICT Centre


3 Russian Centers will be awarded by the HP grant for micro entrepreneurs’ training.

In this financial year a remarkable103 training institutions from the 11 eligible countries responded to the Request for Proposal.

HP Learning Initiative for Entrepreneurs (HP LIFE) is a global program for training students, aspiring entrepreneurs and small business owners to harness the power of IT to establish and grow their business. HP LIFE builds on the successful GET-IT, HELP and MAP education and training programs. Bringing them together under one umbrella program will help us meet our goal of reaching 500,000 students by the end of 2010.

•	Vocational Training Centre ORT Career, Yekaterinburg

The following criteria were used in evaluating HP LIFE proposals:

  • Profile and need of groups targeted by the applying organization
  • Number of people potentially impacted
  • Details of how technology and curriculum will benefit trainers and students
  • Effectiveness of existing reporting processes
  • Willingness to participate in networking opportunities
  • List of additional stakeholders and supporters involved with the organization
  • Potential for HP LIFE to augment existing programs
  • Evidence of positive social impact (e.g., success stories, data, details) by programs, active in previous HP entrepreneurship initiatives such as GET-IT, HELP or MAP
  • Innovative plans to sustain and grow existing programs

Worldwide 40 successful Training Centers will be awarded grants, among them there were 3 Russian ones.   

  • St. Petersburg Foundation for SME Development
  • Tambov ORT-KesherNet ICT Centre
  • Vocational Training Centre ORT Career, Yekaterinburg

In 2010, HP LIFE center grant winners in Russia will be awarded a grant package of cash, a professional train-the-trainer course, and access to the HP LIFE network.

Irina Silaeva, Program Manager, ANO "ORT"

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