Sunday, April 3, 2016

UNICEF Youth Innovation Lab Workshop

Originating from a profound understanding of what beneficiaries need to successfully employ the skills learned through the “Learning and Skills Programs for Syrian Refugees and Lebanese Youth” program, which UNICEF and LOST are partners in, UNICEF has brought together partners, entrepreneurs, IT technicians, and web design experts on to launch anextraordinary Youth Innovation Lab workshop

As a follow up on this workshop, The Lebanese Organization for Studies and Training (LOST) invited the Director of Partnerships at FACTORY X, Ms. Eun-Joung Lee, to deliver a workshop in Baalbeck on startups on Thursday, March 24th, 2016The workshop included 30 participants among whom were LOST staff. Ms. Lee explained the “Rapid Prototyping Methodology” in which a prototype for any innovation may be done with simple tools during a short period of time. 

The workshop helps beneficiaries learn how to find solutions for sudden problems and make adjustments to suite clients’ demands. It is a way of learning not through discussion or debate but through testing products and receiving feedback from customers. The whole aim behind the workshop is to learn how toeffectively and innovatively put vocational and social entrepreneurship skills together.

This workshop aims to help people who acquire vocational skills open their own business and be creative in marketing their products. This goal is achieved via merging the acquired Vocational Orientation Skills with Social Entrepreneurship Skills.


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