The Provincial Council of Almeria has launched the ‘Ideando’ project with the aim of promoting rural entrepreneurship among young people in three municipalities: Berja, Canjáyar and Olula del Río. This project offers 4th year ESO students from three secondary schools in the province training to facilitate entrepreneurship and social innovation and to fix talent and population in the territory.
The vice-president, Ángel Escobar, the mayor of Vigo, José Carlos Lupión, and the vice-director of IES Sierra de Gádor inaugurated the training day, which was led by two entrepreneurs from Almeria: Ramón González Sánchez, from Robonity, and Laura Pérez Vega, from Lausset.
Specifically, this project will be developed in several phases. The first is the holding of three training sessions related to rural entrepreneurship, as well as basic aspects to be taken into account in the development of rural entrepreneurship projects. At the same time, the children will be provided with a didactic manual aimed at training them in the knowledge necessary to design innovative projects with entrepreneurial possibilities.
The students will evaluate the different needs existing in their municipality, they will reflect on possible alternatives that can improve these needs, and they will implement these actions with the design of rural entrepreneurship projects in their municipality(ies).
In order to motivate and reinforce the active participation of young people in this project, a competition will be held with the different entrepreneurship projects carried out in the three participating schools.
The Vice-President of the Provincial Council stressed the importance of a project that meets the Provincial Council’s objective of equal opportunities for all municipalities: “If we are here today, it is because of the implementation of this project by the Social Welfare Department and also because of the commitment of your Mayor and his team to Youth”.
This initiative, he said, aims to “encourage all of you to have the enthusiasm to develop your own entrepreneurial project and to be able to develop personally and professionally in your own land”. In this sense, he stressed that “equal opportunities between all Almeria and fix talent and population in the territory”.
In this sense, he gave the two speakers, Laura Pérez Vega and Ramón González, as an example of courage and tenacity to turn what was once an idea into a life project.
For his part, the mayor expressed his excitement at being able to participate in this project, which is being developed in the secondary school he himself studied at: “I feel identified with you and I would like to thank the Provincial Council for its commitment to our municipality. This project gives us tools so that you can build a better future for yourselves and your town”.