The trainers trained by MERCURIA and Finn Church Aid last week, started a three-month Retail Entrepreneurship Course in Amman. The three modules, that form the basic content of the training, deal entrepreneurship, retail skills, and skills for customer service and sales. The material for participants is available on ActLearn learning environment, and it is also tested how it works with mobile.
The pedagogical method used in this course is phenomenom-based learning. All learning is connected to how to plan Pop up Bazaar and how to implement it. The Pop up Bazaar is open in Amman for the last two weeks of the training in May, 2017.
The participants are Jordanian, Syrian and Iraqi, and 10 out of 14 participants are women. The condition for participating the training was to have a preliminary business idea. The business idea is developed during the training and it is tried out during the Pop up Bazaar. The participants are encouraged to start their own business after the training. The possibilities to give some grants in order to start an own business, is sorted out in another project in Jordan, managed by the Finn Church Aid.