UK-based charity Teach A Man To Fish has announced Tarabya British Schools as a winner of the School Enterprise Challenge
Youth unemployment remains a huge challenge and one that traditional education often struggles to solve. 75 million people aged 16 to 24 are currently unemployed (ILO 2012).
The School Enterprise Challenge is organised by UK organisation Teach A Man to Fish and sponsored by South Africa’s The Saville Foundation. The competition is a student-led, business start-up competition for schools around the world and was designed as a way of transforming young people from all over the world from job seekers into job creators.
This offers a platform for providing hands-on relevant education to students, at the same time as generating extra income for the school. In 2014, over 1,250 schools from 93 countries participated in the School Enterprise Challenge. Schools that started a new business made an average of $1,137 in their first 4 months.
"We are delighted to be organising the School Enterprise Challenge for the fifth year running. 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, CEO of Teach A Man To Fish.