With the winners already announced and the School Enterprise Challenge 2016 up and running, we thought it was high time to thank and congratulate everyone who made the School Enterprise Challenge 2015 a very successful year!
Kariba South Primary School, Zambia – Stage 3 Global Winner 2015
We have recently announced the Global Winner of the 2015 School Enterprise Challenge (although all of you who took part and learned something new are winners!), Kariba South Primary School in Zambia. Young learners from Kariba South have really impressed us with their tailoring business and their commitment to its sustainability and environmental friendliness. We especially applaud their focus on the well-being of girls, by making re-usable pads and using their income to build a latrine for girls! Please visit their social media sites to find out more about their fantastic business!
School Enterprise Challenge 2015 Achievements
The School Enterprise Challenge 2015 was our fifth successful year, and we are proud to say that in 2015:
- The Challenge expanded to more than 2,900 schools in 106 countries!
- Over 70,000 students and 2,000 teachers and staff developed enterprising skills by planning and setting up businesses!
- Schools generated a staggering total income of over $366,000, while total net profit increased by 40%, totalling over $190,000!
- 63 of the 430 schools that reached business implementation stage were developing an existing enterprise, proving the sustainability of their businesses!
We have seen amazing ideas being implemented and generating real income for your schools, among them healthy biscuits in Mexico, organic fertilisers in Colombia, a bakery in Ukraine, bee-keeping in Cameroon and bamboo handicrafts in Sri Lanka, proving there are no limits to your creativity and what you can achieve!
Moreover, the School Enterprise Challenge is changing the way both students and teachers approach education – we have seen you endorsing the “learning by doing” approach, as well as using new skills and testing theory in practice – all incredibly important for young people’s futures!
Continuing on from 2014, in 2015 we introduced even more Mini Competitions, which gave you a chance to showcase a multitude of your talents and creativity: young students created logos, wrote blogs, organised launch events, designed T-Shirts, filmed videos and celebrated Global Entrepreneurship Week!
Congratulations to everyone who took part in the School Enterprise Challenge 2015! We can’t wait to welcome you again this year! Registrations for the School Enterprise Challenge 2016 are now open! Register now at www.schoolenterprisechallenge.org and join our global and continuously growing network of enterprising schools!