Key Policies

All participants in the School Enterprise Challenge must agree to and comply with two key policies. 

Child Protection Policy (summary)

Child protection is crucial to ensuring that children under 18 years of age have the rights, confidence and environment in which they can make choices, express their views and communicate effectively with other children and adults regardless of their age, gender, race, disability or religious belief. 

Teach A Man To Fish takes Child Protection very seriously. 

We believe that keeping children safe is a central concern for all those working to broaden children’s access to education and to reduce poverty. 

Children cannot become empowered change agents to improve their lives and that of their families and communities if they are not aware of their right to be safe from abuse and safeguarded from abuse, discrimination and harm of any kind, be it physical, sexual, emotional or neglect.

In relation to school businesses Teach A Man To Fish believes that student wellbeing overrides all other considerations, particularly business profit. 

Businesses must benefit the students’ learning. Businesses must not: exploit children, harm their education, put children in danger or break labour laws.

Terms and Conditions (summary)

The School Enterprise Challenge is open to all schools from all countries, including: pre-primary schools, primary schools, secondary schools and technical/vocational colleges. Please note that universities are not eligible to take part.  

By accepting our terms and conditions and entering into the School Enterprise Challenge you allow Teach A Man To Fish to use any photographs or videos that you have shared with us in our own publications and social media and you confirm that you have consent from the children featured in those photographs/videos and their parents/guardian or the NGO responsible for them (if required by local law) to use those photographs or videos. 

The final deadline for consideration for prizes in the 2023 edition of the School Enterprise Challenge is Thursday 23rd November 2023. Only entries received before this date will be considered. Entries received after this date will be considered for the 2024 edition of the programme.