20 May

High school entrepreneur societies to cultivate a spirit of enterprise

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As part of extending the spread of the spirit and culture of entrepreneurship in schools, the SA Teen Entrepreneur Foundation has formed the Association of South African High School Entrepreneurs Societies. 

 

The Societies fulfil a vital cog in the holistic development of our countries youth. The days of life long employment at one company are a thing of the past. This coupled with the extreme prevalence of unemployment amongst the youth mean that now, more than ever before, a basic grasp of entrepreneurship is a must for all school leavers. The skill set inherent with the learning of the basics of entrepreneurship can only be of benefit to both the students and the economy as a whole.

 

The vision of the Societies is to grow entrepreneurs and business leaders at all high schools in South Africa through planting entrepreneur clubs and societies in each high school. And the entrepreneurial learning begins with the formation of the Society. 

 

We are now inviting all high schools in South Africa to partner with us to launch a society at their school. The process of launching society is entrepreneurial in itself. The school selects a teacher to head the society and invites students to join as the founding members. The first task of the Society is to launch a crowd funding campaign to fully capitalise the Society and cover the administrative and infrastructure needs of the society. 

 

The crowdfunding campaign is run via Ripple.org.za - a newly launched South African platform for causes and activists. Ripple was created for non-profit causes and activist campaigns and is an online space where people come to build communities around causes and where activists raise capital & in-kind support.

 

The process has been tailored to mitigate the human resource and financial burden of the setting up of the crowd funding campaign each school would have to bear. When launching a campaign, each school will have access to the Ripple team who will assist in setting up their own campaign. During this phase, as well as during the fund raising phase that follows, the school will have the support of a dedicated public relations and marketing team from digital marketing firm Siempre Media. 

 

Join us as we spark the entrepreneurial flame in the youth of South Africa. Schools are invited to contact Lydia Zingoni, Director of the SA Teen Entrepreneur Foundation, on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

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