Social Enterprise in Schools

10 May 2021 – 17 May 2021

Belle and co. was offered an amazing opportunity through the Social Enterprise Academy South Africa, to work in their Social Enterprise in Schools Programme supported by the British Council. This is the first time a programme of this nature has been run in South Africa, which has had a longer track record in other countries such as Scotland, Australia and Malawi among others.

As a Social Enterprise Academy facilitator, our job was to facilitate a Continuous Professional Development session with 2 champion teachers and 1 principal from each of the 10 participating schools, as well as to run the first pupil’s workshop to get them excited for their 6 month enterprising journey.

The programme aims to introduce learners from grade 4-7, to the exciting world of social enterprise, encouraging them to come up with ideas that will simultaneously generate an income and help their community.

The programme runs from May 2021 – December 2021, ending with a Dragons Den competition among the top participating schools as well as a closing award ceremony.

Watch this space!