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A new project on business skills development from the Dnipro

On July 27th, at the news agency "Most Dnieper" press conference was held, during which a new project of the NGO "Women's Information and Coordination Center" was presented.
The event was attended by:
- Oksana Miroshnichenko, Head of NGO "Women's Information and Coordination Center";
- Galyna Tselovalnychenko, business coach, NGO "Women's Information and Coordination Center"’s consultant;
- Olga Shulik, business coach, NGO "Women's Information and Coordination Center"’s lawyer;
- Georgiy Bibik, advisor of the Ministry of Social Policy of Ukraine on IDPs in Dnipropetrovsk region;
- Representatives of partner non-governmental organizations, internally displaced persons.
The project "Learning to work for ourselves, build our own business, become self-sufficient!", which is  implemented with the support of the US Embassy's Democracy Facility in Ukraine, will work in the city of Dnipro and Dnipropetrovsk region for 10 months and is a logical continuation of a number of projects aimed at social -economic integration of internally displaced persons, demobilized ATO participants and members of their families. The activities of the project, in particular, include business schools combining business skills training and thematic workshops taking into account regional specifics; Conducting a business plan competition and providing microgrants for start-up business for business school participants; consulting support of entrepreneurial initiatives of participants of training.

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New opportunities for business people with disabilities

On June 26-27, the first two training modules of the training program on development of business skills for people with disabilities from the Dnipropetrovsk region were held in the city of Dnipro within the framework of the project "Economic Opportunities for People Affected by Conflict” implemented by the Ukrainian Women's Fund supported by USAID Ukraine , regional partner in Dnipropetrovsk region - NGO "Women's Information and Coordination Center".
During two intensive days, participants generated ideas for their own businesses, tested them with a variety of tools, learned to set goals in line with SMART criteria, and inspired by examples of successful start-ups of people with disabilities and internally displaced persons. Ahead of intensive training and protection of business plans, as well as participation in the grant competition for graduates of the training course.

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The Petrykivka`s community hosted families of IDP

On Sunday, June 11, the final integration event for the participants of the project "IDPs and host communities: building tolerance through dialogue" was held. This project "is  implemented by the NGO "Women's Information Coordination Center" in partnership with the international charity fund "Ukrainian Women's Fund" with the support of the fund C.S. Mott Foundation
As part of the on-going meeting, the project participants,  with their children, visited the village communities of Petrykivskyi district, as well as acquainted with the traditions of the Prydniprovya, the historical peculiarities of the settlement of this region, the principles of the common peaceful life of many peoples and cultures that have chosen Dnipropetrovsk region as their new homeland.

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