Category Archives: Prizes

Meet some of the Highest Achieving Graduates of 2019!

Every year, the School Enterprise Challenge team is impressed with the great school businesses we see come to life thanks to the dedication of enterprising students. We also love hearing about what young people do after participating in our programme – our graduates are truly inspiring, as they take the lessons learned in the school business to shape their lives and seek out the opportunities available to them. We want to dedicate this post to some of the most amazing graduates we have seen this year – they are shining examples of the long-lasting benefits young people can obtain through our programme, combining dedication, resilience and creativity to start and run wonderful enterprises!

IMG_0642Valens from Kigali, Rwanda, participated in his school’s business from 2016 until 2018, the year of his graduation. Since then, he has taken the skills acquired while participating in the School Enterprise Challenge to start a poultry farming business. This initiative has allowed him to help reduce malnutrition in his community! Between the profits he makes from selling eggs and his part-time job in electrical installation, Valens has been able to start saving money with his friends and business partners, with the goal of eventually starting and running a bigger business in the future. He explains that participating in the school business has been very beneficial for him: “with participating in the school business, I now feel more confident; I know how to deal with people, and how to present my ideas”. It also taught him financial literacy and changed his relationship to budgeting, making him more responsible: before participating in the school business, he was not mindful about money and would often spend as soon as he earned instead of saving. Now, he understands the value of money and of planning ahead, which will be an advantage for the rest of his life!

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School Enterprise Challenge 2019 prize winners announced!

Another incredible year

2019 was another incredibly successful year with over 71,000 students from 11,000 schools around the world involved in school businesses! 

Ranging from a juice bar in Romania to a plant nursery in Pakistan and a mobile banking service in Nigeria we’ve seen young entrepreneurs set up all kinds of sustainable businesses!

2019 businesses montage

Teachers and students from all around the globe got the opportunity to take their learning experience out of the classroom and develop key skills for success in life such as communication, teamwork, problem solving, critical thinking and leadership.

 

Full list of 2019 prize winners

Thanks to the ongoing support from The Saville Foundation and ICM Limited, we were able to award over $50,000 in cash prizes, laptops, cameras and places to international forums to schools and individuals that participated in the School Enterprise Challenge 2019. You can click on the school name to find out about what each team did to win their prize! 

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Step 3 Prizes – Business Implementation

Top Global WinnerHabib Girls’ School, Pakistan

Africa Regional Winner (Silver)Angwecibange Primary School, Uganda

Africa Regional Winner (Bronze)Phendukani FS High School, South Africa

The Americas Regional Winner (Silver)Centro Educativo Intercoll, Paraguay

The Americas Regional Winner (Bronze) Conalep 252, Orizaba, Mexico

Asia Pacific Regional Winner (Silver)Utpal Shanghvi Global School, India

Asia Pacific Regional Winner (Bronze)Australian International School, Singapore

Europe & The Middle East Regional Winner (Bronze)Colegiul Tehnic de Cai Ferate ,,Unirea” Pașcani, Romania

Nigeria Country Prize* St Jame Science and Technical College, Nigeria

Rwanda Country Prize* Groupe Scolaire Kicukiro, Rwanda

Nicaragua Country Prize*Instituto Enrique Flores Guevara, Nicaragua

India Country Prize*Choithram School, Indore, India

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School Enterprise Challenge 2018 prize winners announced!

2018 was another incredibly successful year with over 68,000 students from 9,000 schools around the world involved in school businesses! Ranging from a tuck shop in Nigeria to computer lessons for adult women in India we’ve seen young entrepreneurs set up all kinds of sustainable businesses!

Teachers and students from all around the globe got the opportunity to take their learning experience out of the classroom and develop key skills for success in life and in work such as communications, teamwork, problem solving and critical thinking.

2018 businesses in action

It was absolutely inspirational reading through the thousands of business plans and annual reports received this year.  Our global panel of judges have now reviewed them all and we are very pleased to announce the prize winners for the School Enterprise Challenge 2018. You can see the full list below.

[Note: Registration is already open for the 2019 Awards Programme! You can join our community of enterprising schools for free here!]

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“Persistence is key”: 2017 prize winners share their experience

Oasis de Esperanza School in Nicaragua have been taking part in the School Enterprise Challenge since 2013. Over the years they’ve established a successful handicrafts and jewellery business and in 2017 they won the Americas Regional Prize at Annual Report Stage worth $2,000. In this interview they share with us how their business has evolved.

Oasis de Esepranza Nicaragua - selling in a supermarket

The students at Oasis de Esepranza School in Nicaragua have established a succesful handicrafts business. Here they are selling their products in a local mall.

What does it mean to you and your students to participate in the School Enterprise Challenge for 4 years and finally win an award?

It means that all the effort that we have done for these years has been worth it. We have been rewarded for those years of effort and persistence, always believing in ourselves and how much we could achieve.

How has your school business grown over the years? What have you and your students gained by participating year after year?

Our school business has grown in production, in quality, in organisation and above all in experience. By participating in the School Enterprise Challenge students have developed skills like teamwork and a good attitude towards projects for life. These skills are key for their education, for their future jobs and for their lives. In addition, the monetary gains have been used for doing repairs in the school and to invest in the school business with new equipment and supplies.

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School Enterprise Challenge 2017 prize winners announced!

2017 was another incredibly successful year with over 80,000 students from 6,000 schools around the world involved in school businesses! From organic vegetable farming in India to a talent identification and development agency in Zimbabwe, young entrepreneurs have been busy planning and running all kinds of sustainable businesses!

Young people from 110 countries around the globe got the opportunity to take their learning experience out of the classroom and develop key skills for success in life and in work such as communications, teamwork, problem solving and critical thinking.

It was absolutely inspirational reading through the thousands of business plans and annual reports received this year.  Our global panel of judges have now reviewed them all and we are very pleased to announce the prize winners for the School Enterprise Challenge 2017. You can see the full list below.

[Note: The School Enterprise Challenge team are currently working very hard to get everything ready for the 2018 Awards Programme. Registrations will open very soon – you can register your interest in taking part on our website.]

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