Monthly Archives: May 2012

School Enterprise Challenge Update

Greetings from all at Teach A Man To Fish

We are thrilled at the excellent response we have seen to the School Enterprise Challenge 2012 so far, with 160 schools from around the world already registered!

We would like to welcome all of the schools who have registered, including Dannol Junior School & Giovanna Centre of Hope Orphanage and School (Kenya), Nyamwamba Parents Primary school (Uganda) and Community Secondary school Affa (Nigeria).  We are also delighted to welcome the following schools who were the first to register from their respective countries – VNVK of Verkhnyachka School 1 (Ukraine), Al-Kuwait Secondary School (Yemen) and Padiham St Leonard’s C of E Primary School (UK).

Lots of the schools registered have already had some fantastic enterprise ideas, for example Giovanna Centre of Hope Orphanage and School in Kenya are planning to involve students in running school gardens. They then plan to sell the products and earn some money for their school.

There are of course many different ways for schools to incorporate their enterprise into the school week. One approach being taken by Bizben Int’l School in Nigeria is to create a school club which will meet every week to discuss and plan the running of their business.

Good luck to all schools in whatever enterprise you are planning this year!

To all those schools not yet registered, we would love to have you on board! Remember that you can register for the competition here, and further information about the competition can be found on our website:  http://schoolenterprisechallenge.org

In other news, we were delighted to see further recognition this week for the winner in the ‘Planet’ category for 2011 – The Heritage School in India – with an article appearing in The Telegraph India:

http://t.co/GzVYATLg

It seems the Mushroom enterprise of the Heritage School is going from strength to strength, and we look forward to seeing their enterprise grow further this year!

As always, we would be love to hear from you with any questions or comments you may have. You can visit our Facebook page here, Tweet us: @schenterprise, or contact us via email: info@schoolenterprisechallenge.org

Best Regards,

From the SEC team.

Register your School Today!

It’s been another exciting week for the School Enterprise Challenge 2012, with over 100 Schools now registered for this year’s competition. Thank you to all those who have registered, and good luck in the competition.

Welcome aboard to all of those who have just joined, which included Maharsahtra Public School (India), Newland Centre for Business Management & Financial Studies (Ghana), Emerging Academy of IT (Pakistan), Mathare Community Educational Development Organization (Kenya) and Nyarugunda Senior Secondary School (Uganda).

We are also delighted to welcome the following schools who are the first from their respective countries to register this year!

Institut La Charité – Democratic Republic of Congo

Carolina Combined School – South Africa

Noorul Eilm Academy,Inc. – Philippines

We want to make this year’s competition as big and exciting as possible, and we would be grateful for your help in spreading the word about the competition. Schools can register Here, and please also remember to follow us on Twitter and to ‘like’ our Facebook group.

We have also created a group page on Linkedin for the first time, so please be sure to check it out!

http://linkd.in/IXTu6z

This week also saw the winner of the Video Competition for the School Enterprise Challenge 2011 announced, with the award for best School Video going to Beaconhouse North Nazimabad Primary 1!

It is clear that a lot of effort went into the School Enterprise and video at Beaconhouse North Nazimabad, and on behalf of all the team at the School Enterprise Challenge we want to say congratulations to their staff and students. We hope to see more excellent enterprising work from them in this year’s competition! A video highlighting some of the work of Beaconhouse can be found here.

If your school is participating in the School Enterprise Challenge for the first time, then don’t forget our 5 Steps to Victory!

   1. Form your School Enterprise Challenge Team and decide on a business activity

   2. Submit a Business Plan explaining how your School Enterprise will work

   3. Launch your School Enterprise and generate income

   4. Share News about your School Enterprise through regular blogs or text updates

   5. Create a Financial and Narrative Report to tell us how you did.

As always, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us at info@schoolenterprisechallenge.org if you have any questions about this year’s competition or for assistance in registering your school.

Best Regards,

From the SEC team.

50+ Schools Registered for 2012!

Hello from Teach A Man To Fish!

We have had a great response to the opening of the School Enterprise Challenge for 2012, with over 50 schools already registered. We would like to welcome all of these schools on board for this year’s competition, and wish them the best of luck in their school enterprise!

We would like to see as many schools as possible enter the School Enterprise Challenge for 2012, so make sure you Register today. Please also connect with us through Facebook and Twitter, and help get the word out about this year’s Competition!

It is fantastic to see so many of the participating schools from last year’s competition return for another year, and we are pleased to see such schools as Eurokids Nepal, FAMS International School, Madaripur Girls’ High School and Kantui School.

Of course we also like to see new schools sign up, and we look forward to seeing the business plans of schools new to the competition such as Peyo K Yavorov (Bulgaria), Rasamoy Memorial High School (Bangladesh), Tarapore School, D.A.V. Central School & Vallalar Nursery & Primary School (India) and Juaben Methodist Primary (Ghana). Thank you for signing up and if any new school has any questions about the School Enterprise Challenge then please be sure to contact us (info@schoolenterprisechallenge.org) and we will be happy to help.

We have heard some great ideas for enterprises from schools this week which they plan to undertake as part of the challenge, for example Vallalar Nursery & Primary school plan to start making candles and create a tailoring unit, on top of their existing school enterprise which is a Kitchen Garden. Bustani Primary School are preparing a tree nursery for their school based enterprise, and Kilele Junior School intend to start a chicken project which will be run by their senior class. Keep your ideas coming!

We will be sending out Certificates to each of the country winners from the School Enterprise Challenge 2011 in the very near future, so the winners should keep an eye out for those. We are sure that all of last year’s winners will be back again this year with even more successful enterprises!

From the SEC team.