Uk Charity Teach A Man To Fish
UK Charity Teach A Man to Fish have announced DLF Public School in India as the Global Winner of the School Enterprise Challenge 2012. This announcement coincides with the launch of the 2013 competition which is now open for registrations.
The competition which is in its third year has motivated over 800 schools across the world to set up their own school-based enterprises and highlighted the innovative and entrepreneurial talents of their students.
DLF Public School stood out from the wide variety of schools that entered with their environmentally and socially sustainable crafts business. The USD $5000 ‘Global Winner Prize’ will be awarded to the school in order to help them develop their business, school and community whilst acting as an inspiration to others within and outside the School Enterprise Challenge community.
“It [the competition] encouraged students to collaborate among themselves and come out with ideas of setting up their own stalls …. In a nutshell this whole exercise ignited the flame of entrepreneurship among them.” Teacher, DLF Public School.
To encourage young people to set up businesses that value social, environmental and financial sustainability, the competition is awarding $2500 to schools that have excelled in one of these areas. Vidyadhiraja High School in India has been awarded the ‘People Prize’ for using their business to improve their community. Ilowala Secondary School in Tanzania has been awarded the ‘Planet Prize’ for their environmentally friendly beekeeping enterprise and Indeco Community School in Zambia have been awarded the ‘Profit Prize’ for their tailoring and chicken rearing business which generated an impressive profit of $27,000 in 2012.
A further $25,000 of regional and country prizes are being awarded to outstanding schools in Armenia, Dubai, Ghana, India, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Paraguay, Peru, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda and UK.
For the 2013 competition, Teach A Man To Fish have partnered with The Royal Commonwealth Society and Ashoka to present the ‘Commonwealth School Enterprise Challenge 2013’ which launched on the 11th March in conjunction with the Commonwealth Observance at Westminster Abbey in London, in the presence of The Duke of Edinburgh, Richard Branson and thousands of enterprising students and teachers.
Competition organisers Teach A Man To Fish are excited to welcome new schools to take part in the competition, as well as work with current schools to develop their businesses.
"We are delighted to be organising the School Enterprise Challenge for the third year. With more countries and schools getting involved the competition will be even bigger and better and more young people will be equipped with the skills needed to enter the business world," Nik Kafka, Director of Teach A Man To Fish.
For more information on competition winners or to register for this year’s competition please visit www.schoolenterprisechallenge.org
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