Hello from Teach A Man To Fish!
This week has been another great week for sign-ups to the School Enterprise Challenge, and we would like to welcome all those that have recently registered to take part. The first school from our hometown – London, UK – has joined (Park View School) as well as other UK schools such as Sir Thomas Boteler CoE High School from Warrington and Hounsdown School from Southampton.
We were also delighted to see the first schools from El Salvador and Burundi sign-up this week, so a big welcome goes out to Casa La Atarraya and Primary School of Munyika I. There have also been a number of new African schools join the competition – for example Ntababomvu Combined School (South Africa), Nsangi Secondary School & Wisdom Primary School (Uganda) and Grange School Ikeja, Prestige High School, Golden Bunch School and Mora Nursery/Primary School (all from Nigeria).
It is great to see so many new schools taking part this year, and we have no doubt that the School Enterprise Challenge 2012 will be an exciting and truly global competition! Good luck to all schools who have registered, and remember that the deadline for submission of your business plans is the end of July so get thinking about what enterprise you are going to start up in your school!
If you are looking for inspiration, you can read about what last year’s winning schools created here:
The deadline for registration for the School Enterprise Challenge closes this week, so if you have not yet registered your school please ensure that you do so through the following registration form:
Indeco Community School, Zambia
We received some great news from one of last year’s winners in Zambia, which is an inspirational example of how dedicated a school can be to the idea of enterprise.
In the School Enterprise Challenge 2011, Indeco Community School won the ‘People’ prize for their uniform and bag making business and the positive influence it had on the local community. In this year’s competition, they have joined us as a Promotional Partner and are now extending that positive influence even further. As a Promotional Partner we asked Indeco to promote the School Enterprise Challenge within their local community and encourage more schools and educational organisations to sign up for the competition.
Like last year, they have gone one step further and have now decided to run their very own Enterprise Challenge in conjunction with our own competition for schools in their area. Indeco hope to reach schools who may not otherwise compete in the competition by offering a winning prize of $250, taken from the prize money they won last year.
Kay Litebele from Indeco said, “Despite being one of the most vulnerable schools who participated in the 2011 School Enterprise Challenge, Indeco won and I cannot tell you how much it has boosted the mood at our school. Now we are really working to become a true model of the School Enterprise Challenge.”
If any other school is interested in becoming a promotional partner for us and help in spreading the word about the School Enterprise Challenge we would be happy to hear from you. Just send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Please also use this email address to send on the links to any blogs that your school has written, or even photographs of your students in action! We will be sure to let other schools know of your progress.
From the School Enterprise Challenge team, and all at Teach A Man To Fish.