Erasmus + work projects of the European Commission are taking place in the Portuguese parish of Fatima. Students and teachers from the “Yordan Radichkov” High School for Foreign Language Teaching in Vidin are participating, said Lyubomir Georgiev, director of the School.
The high school “J. Radichkov ” is the Project Coordinator (No. 2019-1-BG01KA229-062582_1). The implementation period is from September 2019 to August 2021. The project partners are schools from Greece, Italy, Portugal and Turkey. The project is aimed at students aged 16-18 from grades 10 and 11.
The main goals of the Project are: students from partner schools to acquire entrepreneurship development skills that they can use to choose their future education. The project will develop and enrich the students’ entrepreneurial mindset by enabling them to develop collaborative business ideas that will ensure a smoother transition from school to the business world. Students will get acquainted with the economics in the region of each partner school, will meet with different entrepreneurs and business representatives. The purpose of the project is to have students collaborate and create innovative business ideas that are tailored to the economy in the region of the country concerned.
The first exchange of students on “The Portuguese Economy and Start-ups in Information Technology” takes place in Fatima from 3 to 7 February.
Since the early 20th century, Fátima has been associated with events in which three local children, Lúcia dos Santos and her cousins, Francisco and Jacinta Marto, purportedly saw visions of a woman known as Our Lady of Fátima, since believed by the Catholic Church to be the Virgin Mary. On 13 May 1917, whilst guarding their families’ sheep in the Cova da Iria, the children first claimed to have seen an apparition of a “lady dressed in white” and shining with a bright light.