Schools, entrepreneurs challenged


The School Enterprise Challenge is an international awards programme for schools around the world with up to $50 000 (R750 000) in prizes available for the most entrepreneurial schools, teachers and students.
This free programme guides and supports teachers and students to plan and set up real school businesses. Students develop essential skills in business and entrepreneurship in a practical, fun and innovative way. The Challenge also helps schools generate extra income for their school, or a social cause of their choice.
Schools have set up an amazing variety of businesses. In 2015, 2 900 schools from more than 100 countries participated in the challenge and their businesses ranged from fly-fishing in Belize, to an inter-schools newspaper in India and a car wash in South Africa.
Schools continue to use the resources provided and have the opportunity to connect with other schools and apply for mentors in order to develop and submit a business plan.
All participating schools and teachers who complete the programme will receive a School Enterprise Award certificate.
Register your interest today for the 2016 school enterprise challenge at The challenge runs from March until October 2016. Winners will be announced early 2017.
Students may also enter mini-competitions along the way.