Part 3 – A Mini Enterprise Project
Each group of 6, will create a company that they believe will be of benefit to the local residents in the rural areas mentioned in part 2, they will present these ideas to the local stakeholders in the hope of securing funding, or enticing similar companies in the city to visit these areas at least once a week. For example; a pop-up shop or grocery store could be set up on a Saturday for a couple of hours, or a local doctor could set up a clinic in the local rural areas for a couple of hours, one day a week.
Albania is a small country with low levels of development in rural areas. The development of these areas is key to succeed in improving the quality of life and economic well-being of people living in these areas.
The teaching resource aims to bring to the attention of the students issues related to the development of rural areas. Rural development is the process of improving the quality of life and economic well-being of people living in relatively isolated and sparsely populated areas. Rural areas are facing major challenges today which arise mainly from globalization, demographic changes and the rural migration of young people. Policies for rural areas aim to contribute in recognising and making use of its strengths and opportunities.
These teaching resources give students the opportunity to look closely at the living conditions in the rural areas and the challenges they face on a daily basis. Together, the students and local residents will try to encourage development in these areas by having discussions with local stakeholders, and presenting what they feel is urgently needed by the local residents.