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Home > News > On the 28th of April the last training of educational program “Democracy in OSS” took place in Cherkassy State Business College.

On the 28th of April the last training of educational program “Democracy in OSS” took place in Cherkassy State Business College.

On the 28th of April the last training of educational program “Democracy in OSS” took place in Cherkassy State Business College. The subject of training concerned democracy – Ivan Omelian “Eastern Ukrainian Democracy Development Foundation” expert explained to the participants mechanisms of students’ self-governmental leader democratic election.

Training program consisted of three parts.

In the first part participants found out what democratic election is and how important they are for students’ self-government successful activity. In particular, students determined importance of democratic mechanisms to form students’ councils. Participants and organizers agreed that democratic institutions development in students’ self-government is very important step on the way to civil society forming.

In the second part of the seminar participants worked out rules of election campaign and its carrying out, and later determined leaders worked in their teams over electoral programs.

In the last part participants tested rules they had created in the game “Election”. Team leaders proclaimed their programs and training participants voted the best one.

In conclusion of educational program, students all together found out values for student’s self-government that should be appreciated while accepting decisions:

  • Responsibility
  • Activity
  • Mobility
  • Openness
  • Readiness to compromises

According to Marina Demchenko – project’s coordinator of CSBC – knowledge and experience, students-activists of the college have got will help them greatly to improve students’ self-government work, and students’ activity will rise look of the college.

As soon as educational program is finished, student’s self-government governance election will take place. This means that they will be able to practice gotten knowledge and skills in real life. After the trainings OSS should become more democratic, work – more sustainable and well-judged and the most important fact is that student’s government will work at its intended purpose – assert rights and represent ordinary students’ interests!