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Discover the School Enterprise Challenge 2020 Prize Winners

Although fewer people than usual were able to take part in the programme due to the global health crisis, the School Enterprise Challenge 2020 still had a wide reach and a big impact! In spite of this extraordinary year, we were able to help nearly 25,000 young people in 32 countries gain and strengthen key life skills through the programme. This was only possible thanks to the support of more than 1,400 teachers!

We were able to award cash prizes to several schools thanks to the ongoing support from The Saville Foundation and ICM Limited. Find below the list of prize winners for this year, who represent the sheer diversity of the people participating in the programme, and the great entrepreneurial spirit of young people around the world:

Step 1 prizes: Business Ideas

Best Business Idea Prize – Zomba Catholic Secondary School, Malawi

Best Business Idea Prize – Instituto Manuel Bonilla, Honduras

Best Business Idea Prize – Centro de Educación Media para Personas Jóvenes y Adultas 138, Paraguay

Best Business Idea Prize – Veda Vyasa Dav Public School, India

Step 2 Prizes: Business Plans

Top Global Prize – Instituto Departamental de Oriente, Honduras

Best Bronze Business Plan – Alwitmac Primary School, Uganda

Best Silver Business Plan – The Pen International School, Ghana

Best Gold Strategic Plan – Centro Educacional Pantaleón, Nicaragua

Step 3 Prizes: Business Implementation

Top Global Prize – Ekonomsko-trgovinska Škola, Serbia

Best Bronze Annual Report – Vidya Viksini School (i.c.s.e), India

Best Silver Annual Report – St.Kizito Ediofe Orphans Primary School, Uganda

Best Gold Annual Report – M.L.Khanna DAV Public School, Dwarka, New Delhi, India

Special Category

Headteacher of the year – Happiness Kalu, Nigeria

Inspirational Teacher – Thelma Enamorado Moreno, Honduras

Enterprising Student – Armaan Singh, India

Special Recognition Prize – Escuela Oficial Rural Mixta No. 811 JM, Guatemala

To get a chance to win a prize for your school next year, express your interest for the School Enterprise Challenge 2021! You will be the first to hear from us once registrations open:

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Global Entrepreneurship Week 2018: Celebrating our Global Community of Enterprising Schools

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Since the launch of School Enterprise Challenge in 2011 until today we’ve seen our community of enterprising schools go from strength to strength. Testimony to that are the more than 9,000 schools around the world who have registered to take part in the 2018 edition of the programme.

From 12th to 19th November, the School Enterprise Challenge community proudly celebrated Global Entrepreneurship Week 2018. Held each year, it is a celebration of the global network of individuals united by an interest in social entrepreneurship and positive change.

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A truly international community: Student taking part in the School Enterprise Challenge 2018 from Nigeria, Mexico, Nepal and South Sudan!

Why do we celebrate Global Entrepreneurship Week?

The School Enterprise Challenge not only works to develop essential life-skills, but we also aim to make young people realise they are part of something much bigger: a global movement. All over the world, participants of the School Enterprise Challenge are members of a vibrant, international community of entrepreneurs championing new initiatives and bringing their ideas to life.

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Celebrating World Youth Skills Day 2018

 

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“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.

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Celebrating the Movers & Shakers: Micro-, Small and Medium-sized Enterprises Day

The United Nations (UN) has declared 27th June to be Micro, Small & Medium-sized Enterprises Day (MSMEs) in recognition of their role in sustainable development.

The UN reports that MSMEs makeup over 90% of all firms and account on average for 60-70% of total employment in addition to 50% of GDP globally. Their importance in  a more sustainable future cannot be underestimated!

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MSMEs play a particularly important role in fighting poverty because they employ a large numbers of people from more vulnerable areas of society such as women and young people or those from poorer households. This is further highlighted in the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals, specifically goals 8 and 9.

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Global Entrepreneurship Week 2017

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“Every big business in this world was started by an entrepreneur — and small businesses are the ones creating the jobs, innovating and making life better for everybody.” – Richard Branson, founder of Virgin Group.

From the 13th to the 19th of November, the School Enterprise Challenge community proudly celebrated Global Entrepreneurship Week 2017. Held each year, it is a celebration of the global network of individuals united by an interest in social entrepreneurship and positive change.

Why do we celebrate Global Entrepreneurship Week?

The School Enterprise Challenge not only works to develop essential life-skills, but we also aim to make young people realise they are part of something much bigger: a global movement. All over the world, participants of the School Enterprise Challenge are members of a vibrant, international community of entrepreneurs championing new initiatives and bringing their ideas to life.

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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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Global Money Week 2017: A few words from the School Enterprise Challenge Team

All this week we will be celebrating Global Money Week, a movement aimed at inspiring children and youth to learn about money, saving, creating livelihoods, gaining employment and becoming an entrepreneur.

Many of these values are core to the School Enterprise Challenge, as some of our staff explain…

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