What is the School Enterprise Challenge?

The Birches South Africa (Farm Stall) 2013

The School Enterprise Challenge is a global business start-up Awards Programme run by the educational charity Teach A Man To Fish. It aims to create globally aware, socially responsible young entrepreneurs.

The Awards Programme is FREE and helps students to plan and set up school businesses that:

  1. Generate real profits to help support their educational activities.
  2. Give students the chance to gain hands-on experience of running a real school business.
  3. Are sustainable, will grow and develop each year.

Students develop essential skills in business and entrepreneurship in a practical, fun and innovative way. There is $50,000 in prizes available for the most entrepreneurial schools, teachers and students.

In 2016, more than 5000 schools from over 100 countries registered to take part. The businesses they started ranged from fly fishing in Belize, to an inter-schools newspaper in India and a car wash in South Africa. Schools generate an average net profit of $462 in just their first three months of operation!

 

What makes the School Enterprise Challenge unique?

Schools set up real businesses. The Awards Programme is free, global, and open to all ages. For more information, download the Information Pack.

 

How does it work?

The School Enterprise Challenge runs all year round. It is divided into three Awards levels of increasing intensity: Bronze, Silver and Gold. Schools pick the level to enter on based on their experience running a school business.

 

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Please note: You will start receiving weekly emails to guide you through the Awards Programme from the moment you officially register online. Make sure you register at a time when you are ready to start participating.