Before we throw ourselves in the living adventure called “Baba Residence”, we decided to test the water with one preliminary survey and get to know the attitudes and thoughts of university students and unemployed graduates from Plovdiv and Sofia.
We share with you a part of the infographics, based on the results of a quantitative survey, made by “Media Links” for Ideas Factory.
We filled the jars with number and here’s what came out!
From the results you can see the lack of motivation and dejection of unemployed graduates – many of them would not want to learn any craft, would not have live in a remote rural area, do not intend to develop their own business, and expect mostly high income from their future job.
The university student bring a ray of light to the statistic – a huge percentage of them would want to learn how to cook, make jewelry from beads, sing and become mountain guides. It is gratifying that they would take the challenge to live in a remote rural area and would want to develop their own business.
We have always been interested in the topic about education and we have never stopped digging in it. An interesting fact is that, when they were asked the question of whether the knowledge they have acquired at the university, would help them to start their own business, 38% of the students answered it would “rather not”.
A chance to grow and be satisfied from the work you have done – that is what the students expect from their future job.
The lack of financing is that keeps both students and unemployed graduates from starting their own business.
You don’t think that the results from the quantitative survey have frightened us, do you? On the contrary – they motivated us even more, to change the numbers and help the young people in Bulgaria to find themselves, by going back to the roots!
What’s going to happen – keep your eyes on our “Baba Residence”!
The project “Baba Residence” is financed through the “NGO Programme in Bulgaria under the Financial Mechanism of the European Economic Area 2009-2014”. Our partners are Association for Anthropology, Ethnology and Folklore studies “Ongal” and Foundation “Plovdiv 2019”.