PH International

Getting Down to Business

Country: Ukraine
Category: Educational Development Programs


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In August 2016, the Department of State, and U.S. Embassy in Ukraine supported  the Getting Down to Business Project (GDTB Project) aiming to support an English-language and skill building program for 75 young entrepreneurs and youth who would start their own venture. The project has been implemented by PH International, and is run from Sep. 1, 2016 through Aug. 31, 2017 in Volyn and Kharkiv Oblasts (Regions) of Ukraine.   

The project classes started in November – December 2016 in four cities: Kharkiv, Lutsk, Kovel, and Volodymyr-Volynsky. The GDTB Project especially encouraged applications from unemployed young people from disadvantaged families, including internally displaced persons (IDPs) affected by the on-going Russian military invasion and  war veterans with limited practical experience and few financial resources but who are eager to start their own small businesses. Special effort was given to including young women.

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Story of Kateryna Chuyko (City of Lutsk) | 12 Dec 2017

Kateryna Chuyko shares her story: ‘Probably, everyone had an idea to start his own business, but the fear and misunderstanding where to begin, always stopped from achieving this goal.
I had the same situation before the announcement of the Getting Down to Business project on the Internet. Its aim was to train a group of young people during six months in the basics of business English, doing business and working with modern media.
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Success Story of Iryna Podolyak (City of Volodymyr-Volynsky) | 12 Dec 2017

Iryna Podolyak from the city of Volodymyr-Volynsky shares her story: ‘One fall day in November 2016, randomly wandering around the World Wide Web, I by chance encountered a proposition to participate in a project called Getting Down to Business.

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