Today we present you another important participant in the CSCD project - Raise Youth - in support of youth in Pernik District.

Boryana Kirilova is 26 years old from Breznik. She has a secondary special education and 6 years of professional experience in the field of restaurant business.

How did you find out about the Raise Youth project?

I found out about the project from the Labor Office.

What horizons has the project opened up for you so far?

I realized what I really want to do - to have my own manicure salon.

How did he inspire you?

With fruitful conversations with the wonderful project team in Breznik.

Why do you think some young people who neither work nor study are reluctant to take advantage of the opportunities that Raise Youth provides?

Because some people expect that everything happens without any effort, and in my opinion the project provides opportunities, but you must first have the desire and purpose and then make an effort for what you want to achieve.

What could be done better than the CSCD to develop Raise Youth? What initiatives do you think should be emphasized?

I believe that the target group should not be limited to 29 years and give a chance to people who are a little more aware in life, for example to 35 years.

Why should young people join Raise Youth?

Because all young people complain that they require experience everywhere when applying for a job, and the project gives them the opportunity to try something they can do with their own knowledge and skills and the opportunity not to be addicted.

What are the biggest advantages of your hometown and its population? What about the biggest cons?

The biggest advantages are that our city is small and quiet, and the biggest disadvantages are the limited thinking of the people living in it.

What is your favorite dish?

Chicken soup, Viennese schnitzel, baked rice, all cakes and pastries.

The RAISE Youth project, implemented by the Center for Development of Sustainable Communities, covers over 500 young people aged between 18 and 29, living in the municipalities of Pernik, Breznik, Trun, Radomir, Zemen and Kovachevtsi, who are not currently involved. Within its framework, various trainings for career and personal development are passed, and the most active 20 participants will be provided with additional training and mentoring assistance to start their own business.

The RAISE Youth project is funded by Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway through the EEA and Norway Grants Fund for Youth Employment.


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