The School Enterprise Challenge is an international business programme for schools run by the educational charity Teach A Man To Fish. It guides and supports teachers and students to plan and set up real, sustainable school businesses. Students get the chance to gain hands-on experience of running a real business and generate real profits to help support their school or a social cause of their choice. Schools have set up an amazing variety of businesses. In 2017, more than 6000 schools from over 100 countries registered to take part and the businesses students set up ranged from fly fishing in Belize, to an inter-schools newspaper in India and a car wash in South Africa.
The School Enterprise Challenge Awards Programme is FREE to join and offers a wide range of learning and award opportunities for both students and teachers. Here are just some of the benefits of taking part:
Learning and Earning:
Recognition and Prize:
How to Apply
Registration for the School Enterprise Challenge is open all-year-round so schools can register at any point! The programme is divided into 3 steps, as follows:
Once you have launched your school business, we recommend you run it on an ongoing basis, allowing students to continuously develop their skills.
As registration is open all-year-round, schools can submit any step (Business Idea, Business Plan or Annual Report) at any of the following dates: