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Training of Trainers Fethiye, Turkey / Date: 28th June 2022 – 7th July 2022

Training of Trainers in Fethiye reached its aims to develop youth workers and trainers’ skills in order to build the capacity of NGOs through enriching the key staff capacity on facilitation and training. Training provided participants both practical knowledge and experiential learning on social entrepreneurship and sustainable development. The participants learnt how to facilitate/train on social entrepreneurship. During the TOT program/Fethiye; participants were able to achieve following awereness.

  1. To increase economic stability by creating new dynamic social enterprises thus raising awareness among partners and relevant bodies about social entrepreneurship to develop socio-economic of North East India.
  2. Develop partners’ capacity to act as a change makers in their regions/nation in order to reduce youth unemployment by creating sustainable collaboration with stakeholders and business sectors and training young entrepreneurs to start their business, especially focusing on social problems.
  3. Create a network of social enterprises across Europe and India in order to create space for exchanges and scale up of the start-ups.
  4. Build the future capacity of participating NGOs from EU and in North East India. By creating space for a new generation of social entrepreneurs to lay the foundations of their work to support their own local communities, it furthers the need to maintain the partnership with the EU NGOs for long term knowledge transfer and experience to the region.
  5. Create a social impact through training and development with respective partners to better sustain their respective infrastructures by efficiently manipulate the resources provided.

Fethiye, Turkey / Date: 28th June 2022 – 7th July 2022

The programme of the Training of Trainers in Fethiye is below.

  • 28th of June: Arrivals and Check in, getting to know each other with dinner at 7 pm
  • 29th of June: Name Activities, Erasmus+, Teamwork, Project aim and objectives
  • 30th of June: Entrepreneurial team challenges, Understanding of terminology of SE
  • 1st of July: Eco-system of SE, Field Visit Entrepreneur’ s Hub, Voscreen Founder Visit
  • 2nd of July: Cultural Visits in Fethiye
  • 3rd of July: Problems, needs, Business Model Canvas, Marketing, branding, PR, Finance
  • 4th of July: Facilitation, Challenges in facilitation, Sharing tools & methods for facilitation
  • 5th of July: Results of Open Space and Tryout Facilitation, Planning Local trainings,
  • 6th of July: Local Trainings Working Plan, Follow up, Evaluation of TOT, Youthpass
  • 7th of July: Closing and Departures
    We started the day at 10:00 am and finished the programme at 6:30 pm with lunch at 1 pm and dinner at 7:00 pm.

We had the cultural night and additional cultural activities outside after the programme.

Local activities in Turkey

In a lovely town of Fethiye with the small youth community, a group of passionate individuals came together with a shared vision of creating positive change through entrepreneurship. They embarked on follow up session journey to learn about Social Enterprises within the CISE local workshops.

  • Firstly, they began by defining Social Enterprises and identifying their defining characteristics. They delved into the key differences between traditional businesses and social enterprises, and drew inspiration from remarkable success stories of prominent social enterprises.
  • Moving forward in second session, they recognized the importance of addressing social and environmental challenges. Through brainstorming, they identified pressing issues in their local and global community, laying the foundation for potential social enterprise ideas.
  • In Session 3, they explored various business models used by social enterprises, such as B Corps, Non-profits, and Hybrid models. Real-life case studies of successful social enterprise business models inspired them to consider different approaches.
  • In the next session, they learned about measuring the social and environmental impact of a social enterprise. Session 5 focused on creating a sustainable business plan. They studied examples of balancing social impact and financial sustainability while identifying funding sources like grants, impact investors, and crowdfunding to support their ventures.
  • Legal and regulatory considerations took the spotlight in Session 6. They navigated the legal structures for social enterprises, ensuring compliance with regulations and overcoming challenges.
  • In Session 7, they learned the art of effective communication. They discovered how to communicate their social mission to customers and stakeholders, building a strong brand identity for their social enterprises.
  • In Session 8, they mastered financial management. Budgeting, financial planning, and strategies for maximizing revenue while managing costs became second nature to them.
  • Session 9 was all about scaling impact and growth strategies. They explored ways to expand their social enterprises without compromising their social mission, forging collaborations and partnerships for increased impact.
  • Finally, in Session 10, they honed their pitching skills. Crafting impactful pitches to attract investors and partners, they concluded their journey with a pitching exercise, receiving valuable feedback.

Armed with newfound knowledge and a shared commitment to create positive change, these aspiring social entrepreneurs set out to make a difference, one impactful venture at a time. And so, the story of their journey to build a better world through social enterprises continues, leaving an indelible mark on the lives they touch.

Last but not least, we have finalized our workshops with one last super session about Erasmus+ and its opportunities for young people.