Registrations are now open for the 2016 School Enterprise Challenge, a student-led business start-up awards programme for schools around the world.
The challenge guides and supports teachers and students to plan and set up real school businesses. Students develop essential skills in business and entrepreneurship in a practical, fun and innovative way.
The Challenge also helps schools generate extra income for their school, or a social cause of their choice.
Over US$50,000 in cash prizes, and other amazing prizes, are available for the most entrepreneurial schools, teachers and students. All participating schools who complete the Challenge will also receive a School Enterprise Award Certificate!
Also, certain students and teachers will win places at the international conference of the School Enterprise Challenge.
“We believe education is the key to tackling global youth unemployment and poverty. The School Enterprise Challenge helps students develop skills they need to succeed in work and in life,” the organizers said in a statement.
Through the Challenge, schools across the globe have set up an amazing variety of businesses.
In 2015, 2900 schools from more than 100 countries participated in the Challenge and their businesses ranged from fly fishing in Belize, to an inter-schools newspaper in India and a car wash in South Africa.
The School Enterprise Challenge is generously supported by The Saville Foundation, a private foundation committed to enabling significant and relevant social change.