The School Enterprise Challenge for Schools, Teachers and Students! Up to $50,000 in Prize

School Enterprise Challenge

Program(s) Offered: Business ideas
Program Level: Contest / Competition
Provider: Teach A Man To Fish
Country to Study in: Worldwide

Programme Description
The School Enterprise Challenge, run by Teach A Man To Fish, is a global business start-up Awards Programme for schools around the world with up to $50,000 in prizes available for the most entrepreneurial schools, teachers and students.

This FREE Awards Programme guides and supports teachers and students to plan and set up real, sustainable school businesses. Students get the chance to gain hands-on experience of running a real business and generate real profits to help support their school or a social cause of their choice.

The programme aims to create globally aware, socially responsible, young entrepreneurs. Schools have set up an amazing variety of businesses. In 2017, 6000+ schools from 100+ countries registered to take part and the businesses participants set up ranged from fly fishing in Belize, to an inter-schools newspaper in India and a car wash in South Africa.

School Enterprise Challenge for Schools, Teachers and Students

What is a School Enterprise?
A school enterprise is a business that is owned by a school but that is staffed and operated by the students that attend it. Enterprises should be sustainable, selling products or services on a consistent basis (i.e. not just at a one-off event) and at least part of the profits should be reinvested in the school’s educational activities or growing the business further.

How does the School Enterprise Challenge work?
The School Enterprise Challenge opens in February and runs all year round! It is divided into three Award levels: Bronze, Silver and Gold (new for 2018). Your entry level on the Awards programme will be based on your experience running a school business.

=> Bronze - new to the programme,
=> Silver - run a school business before - at least 3 months,
=> Gold - run a profitable school business before - at least 1 year.

What Kind Of Enterprises Do Schools Set Up?
Schools have set up an amazing variety of businesses from fly fishing excursions in Belize, to an inter-schools newspaper in India and a carwash in South Africa! Have a look at the array of business ideas listed on the official website (see below) that can serve as an inspiration for you

Eligible groups
Citizens of ALL countries

Participating Institutions
All schools, teachers and students around the world may participate

What support does the School Enterprise Challenge Team provide?
The School Enterprise Challenge Team provides support to schools throughout the whole programme, from coming up with a business idea, to writing a business plan, all the way through to successfully running a school business!

Why should you participate?
The School Enterprise Challenge Awards Programme is FREE to join and offers a wide range of learning benefits and award opportunities for both students and teachers. It is also an opportunity to generate extra income for your school! Check out some of the benefits below!

1). Schools
  • Win great prizes including places at our international conference and cash prizes worth over $50,000.
  • Gain global recognition as an entrepreneurial school.
  • Receive an internationally recognized award: Bronze, Silver or Gold
  • Raise extra income for your school.
  • Become part of a global community of enterprising schools.
2). Teachers
  • Teach your students 21st Century skills in a fun and innovative way--take learning out of the classroom and into the real world.
  • Experience planning a real business.
  • Access easy to follow lesson plans and educational resources including our enterprise curriculum.
  • Get great skills for your CV.
  • Win one of our inspirational teacher prizes worth up to $2000.
3). Students
  • Experience running a real business.
  • Learn workplace skills like problem-solving, communication and teamwork.
  • Win one of our enterprising student prizes including laptops and cameras.
  • Get great experience for your CV and university applications.
Method of Application
To participate, you have to register. Teachers should register online at the official website (see below). Then, go to the 'Resources' section of the website and download the FREE suite of educational resources that will help you plan and set up your school business. Launch your business and start generating extra income for your school or social cause of your choice. This is the most exciting part as your business idea becomes a reality!

So, what are you waiting for? Join our community of enterprising schools today!

It is important to download and thoroughly read the 2018 information pack(PDF), and also visit the official website (link to it is below) for complete information on how to apply to this competition

The School Enterprise Challenge opens in February and runs all year round!

Teach A Man To Fish was founded in 2006 in London by Nik Kafka. Our mission is to change the world through transforming education in the developing countries. We work to empower young people in Africa, Latin America and Asia by providing them with a better quality and more relevant education so that they leave school prepared to succeed in work, in further education, and in life.

Application Deadline: Rolling
Open to International Applicants: Yes

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