Young people worldwide are being given the chance to plan and run REAL businesses through the School Enterprise Challenge.
The awards programme, run by UK charity Teach A Man To Fish, is now in it’s 7th year. In 2016, 50,000 young people planned and ran a wide variety of businesses ranging from Games Console Rental in India to a Brass Band Entertainment Service in Uganda and even a Banking Cooperative in Peru!
From coming up with a business idea and writing a business plan to actually launching the school-based business, young people worldwide are having the opportunity to go on their very own entrepreneurial journey. Having fun along the way, they also pick up essential 21st Century skills such as communication, teamwork, financial management and problem solving.
A student at Mount Litera Zee School in India explains just how much impact the programme has had: “It gave us a totally new experience in school. It made us full of zest to be back to school every day to move another step ahead to run our business. We got a new career prospect of starting our own business and to be entrepreneurs.”
As well as being fantastic educational tools, these businesses are also a great way to generate extra income for schools and develop the abilities of teacher too. “It makes teaching and learning easier”, says a teacher in South Africa. “The most important thing about the School Enterprise Challenge is that it links with the curriculum. It makes learners want to come to school regularly and improves their performance . It makes our learners want to be Employers not Employees.”
It’s completely free to take part and registration is now open at www.schoolenterprisechallenge.org
Press release distributed by Pressat on behalf of Teach A Man To Fish, on Monday 24 April, 2017. For more information subscribe and follow https://pressat.co.uk/