Wednesday 26 January 2022
The Young Entrepreneurs project enables high school students to learn entrepreneurial skills and design relevant solutions to problems in their environment by creating a prototype of a product or service.
Thus, understanding the importance of education to youth, we create the program as a strategy to provide tools to provide life skills to teenagers. Moreover, the project awakes the entrepreneurial spirit among students, creating a socially responsible project through which they can devise and propose solutions and/or improvements.
THE YOUNG ENTREPRENEUR PROGRAM
Likewise, the program works through the Project-Based Learning approach, to promote autonomy and growth at the personal and academic levels among students. Currently, we support more than 240 students in 10 public schools while they develop projects regarding peace-building promotion and social entrepreneurial skills driven by them.
On the other hand, students must form groups of a maximum of 4 people, with whom they will develop their proposals throughout the sessions. The groups will be made up of girls and boys, reinforcing gender equity in the program. During seven sessions, students will learn about:
Finally, the project is designed to give students the building blocks to create a prototype product or service that addresses a local community challenge and responds to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Prototypes are designed in collaborative teams and implemented directly with Foundation staff.