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📣 Pilot Testing: Academy of Entrepreneurship, Greece 📣

We are thrilled to share the latest progress on our pilot testing with local trainers of immigrants and newcomers in EU. The materials for the pilot included a Welcome Package, a Train-The-Trainer Manual 1 and 2, prepared by Desinova Studios.

Academy of Entrepreneurship  received valuable feedback from trainers and participants, and here are some insights from the event:

🔹 Welcome Package

The participants in the pilot evaluated that tailoring the welcome package to different contexts and target groups is crucial for its effectiveness. While it may work well for people in closed facilities, it requires significant changes when targeting asylum seekers in urban areas. Regular updates are also necessary due to changing support mechanisms. Additionally, considering the actual needs of the recipients is essential, as some elements, like yoga, might not be meaningful to them.

The participants concluded that in closed facilities, the tailored package can serve as an induction tool, fostering relationships and attracting residents to participate in workshops. For immigrants, it can provide a sense of inclusion and support, ultimately assisting trainers in their roles.

🔹 Train-the-Trainer Manual 1

The train-the-trainer manual 1 was perceived generally clear and self-explanatory. Considering the target audience's potential trauma, extending the workshop to two days and allocating more time for reflection was seen as beneficial. The "mingle" social experience may also be challenging for individuals with potential trauma.

🔹 Train-the-Trainer Manual 2

The self-explanatory nature of the 2-hour workshop program and immigrant-tailored instructions was perceived as sufficient. For experienced trainers, the instructions may not be necessary, as they follow a typical process when working with refugees. However, for inexperienced trainers, the instructions can be useful.

Read more about our pilots and the materials at 👉


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