Stairs to Success
The 10th open nationwide economic fair Stairs to Success took place
on in Minsk Palace of Youth on April 6-8, 2003.
The organizers of the fair were Minsk Department of Education, Minsk
Palace of Youth, NGO The Youth Entrepreneurship Support and Development
To judge the contests of the fair were invited the professors and
instructors of Belarusian State University, European Humanitarian
University, Institute of Management and Business. Methodical and
expert support to the festival is provided by National Council on
Economic Education USA, Mission of United Nations in Belarus, the
International Financial Corporation.
This year in the fair 26 teams, which represented 6 Belarusian regions,
have taken part – this was the biggest number of teams in
the ten-year history of the festival.
The purpose of festival is promotion of economic and entrepreneurship
education of youth, approbation and introduction of new techniques
of teaching Economics and Entrepreneurship, an exchange of ideas
and experience, attraction of attention of Belarusian businesses
and educational authorities to the issues of development of economic
education in Belarus.
The program of the economics festival "Stairs to Success’2003
" was, as always, extensive and various. In the first day the
participants competed in two contests "Economic Auction"
and "Competition". It was an original limbering up before
the main events of the festival, which were held within Days 2 and
3 of the fair. On April, 7, the central marble hall of the Minsk
Palace of Youth has turned to the floor of "Fair of youth business
- projects". It was a very responsible and complex day for
the participants because they needed to not only originally present
their idea, but also to defend their business-plan, answering to
the tricky questions of their opponents. The best business ideas
were presented by the students from Minsk School # 51
The motto of fair of the business projects is " the Style of
century - to be good ". Organizers of “Stairs to Success
" traditionally try to focus attention of the future businessmen
to the solution of social problems. The best business - ideas will
be placed in the collection of works of festival and on pages of
the magazine “DELO” “Business” (West +East).
For the guests and participants of the fair it was interesting
to view the exhibition the creative works of festival teams within
the brand new fair competition "Economic Concepts Posters",
and also visiting of lighting tournament " Economic Paradoxes".
The best works will be published. It will be a very good methodical
help for teachers who would be able to use these materials in their
classrooms teaching Economics for future generation of Belarusian
For the first time on festival the big economic project “The
Economic Forum" has passed approbation. On " the Economic
forum " (April, 8) the teams played a role of economic advisers
of the various world countries and tried to improve a standard of
living in their country through the international trade and negotiation
It is a very positive fact that the with each year the number of
teachers and students wishing to try themselves in conditions close
to real business conditions grows. Students get understanding of
economic concepts in more depth that just in the class, they create
team-building and leadership skills. All these features of the project
Stair to Success give us hope that Belarusian economy will be better
off if well prepared Belarusian businessmen motivated by their self-interest
will run their businesses simultaneously increasing the standard
of well-being of their country.
to Success 2003" Photoalbum >>
Business Incubator Programmer:
organization and consulting of three youth training enterprises:
· Youth Information Agency
· Young advertising Agency
The main of the programmer is to encourage Enterpreneurship in young people.
This programmer is the first step in developing Enterpreneurship which will lead to the
establishment of small business in the future in Belarus.
Through running their own business young people will gain:
· Increased confidence and self esteem
· Effective work and social skills
· An understanding of how a business operates
· The ability to work with adults outside the home or school
· The opportunity to demonstrate their potential to employers
February-April 1998, organization of the postal economic youth tuition with the help of
business educational game “Beginning Investor" via the newspaper "Teenager
of youth in Mass Media for Healthy Life Style”
This project has started in Belarus under the UNICEF-Belarus Co-operation framework for
1998-1999. The overall aim of the project is to promote a healthy life style among young
people and get them involved in the process itself.
We are very glad to introduce to you the information
bulletin on the project >>