Category Archives: Gender

School businesses led by inspirational girls

While International Women’s Day is now behind us, we think that we should make March international Women’s month! The School Enterprise Challenge is proud of supporting girls and young women throughout our programme, sharing with schools the importance of giving boys and girls equal chances of participating in school businesses. We have seen all sorts of school businesses where girls are the ones leading innovative businesses, becoming a source of inspiration for the entire world. Below, we share with you some examples of school teams led by girls who are shining through their brilliant work, and who we are happy to support in their entrepreneurial journey.

Olympic High School ( Gender Equality Prize)Our first amazing girl-led business are the Winners of the 2019 Gender Equality Champions of the Year Prize, the students from Olympic High School in Kenya. This group of girls set up and ran a school business called “Tailala Growers”. This team grows vegetables in recycled tyres, a wonderful initiative to give a purpose to discarded items. They made the decision to use their profits for a worthy cause, as they have been purchasing sanitary towels for girls to ensure they don’t have to skip school due to period poverty.

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“Who says women can’t do business?”

Meet the girls who presented their prize-winning business on national TV!

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The team of 31 girls at Eveline Girls High School in Zimbabwe have successfully set up their very own business, a digital magazine called ‘Teen Clique Zone’.

Young people from across their region submit content which they write themselves and the business team puts it together into a nicely formatted magazine which they share across social media: Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp.

The magazine is shared for free and revenue for their business is generated from advertising. The students have shown maturity beyond their years when reaching out to local businesses and selling space in the magazine.

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International Day of the Girl Child 2017

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“Without progress for girls, there can be no real progress.”Phumzile Mlambo Ngcuka, executive director of UN Women.

On Wednesday 11th October 2017 the School Enterprise Challenge community is proud to be celebrating International Day of the Girl Child. In this article, women and girls from our global network of enterprising schools tell us how they have benefited from taking part in the programme.

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