“Creativity is as important now in education as literacy and we should treat it with the same status” – Ken Robinson
On 15th July 2018, the School Enterprise Challenge community proudly to celebrate the World Youth Skills Day. Held yearly, this is a great opportunity to raise awareness around the importance of teaching young people a wide range of skills. This means going beyond traditional, highly ‘academic’ teaching techniques and embracing practical methods and valuing all the soft skills that come from them!
Why do we celebrate the World Youth Skills Day?
A key part of the School Enterprise Challenge is the empowerment of youth through the development of essential life-skills through a hands-on, experiential journey – the fun and innovative way to do it! All over the world, the teams taking part in the School Enterprise Challenge are planning and implementing real student-led businesses. In the process, those students gain not only entrepreneurial skills but also develop essential life skills such as teamwork, creativity and leadership. These are the skills that will prepare them for life after school and the world of work.
International celebrations such as World Youth Skills Day are a great way to celebrate the fantastic achievements of these student-entrepreneurs taking part in the programme. In this way, we encourage young people to act on their potential and become agents of change in their community!
Want to find out more about World Youth Skills Day?
Check out how The School Enterprise Challenge global community celebrated the World Youth Skills Day with our incredible photo album on Facebook!
And, if you are interested in finding out more about how the student-entrepreneurs are funding positive change in their community, then make sure you check out this article!
This article was written by Marina, an intern supporting the School Enterprise Challenge team. She’s passionate about helping young people develop skills. Do you have a story you’d like to share with her? Send Marina an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and she’ll make sure to share it with the rest of the School Enterprise Challenge community!