To give training to young people in Rakitovo, who have only basic education, such that they can get employment and break the cycle of poverty. The training courses will include Cookery School, Bar Staff, Waiters and Waitresses, and Chambermaids. Jobs are available in the tourist areas of Bulgaria.
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Many young people in Rakitovo have no hope of employment so get married very young and produce children, thus the cycle of poverty continues. There is also prejudice against the Roma community which is the poorest in Rakitovo.
A pilot project had a mix of poor Roma, native Bulgarians and Muslims on the courses. All participants worked happily together, continued as friends, and succeeded in getting qualifications and subsequently virtually all then gained employment.
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