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School Enterprise Challenge- Global Business Start-up Award

School Enterprise Challenge- Global Business Start-up Award

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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:

  • Teach 21st century skills in a fun and innovative way – take learning out of the classroom and into the real world
  • Experience planning and running a REAL business
  • Raise extra income for your school
  • Become part of a global community of enterprising schools

Recognition and Prize:

  • Work towards a Bronze, Silver or Gold level certificate
  • Win a place at our regional conference and up to $5,000 for your school
  • Win the Inspirational Teacher Prize of $1,000
  • Enterprising students can win cameras and laptops



  • The School Enterprise Challenge is open to all schools, including pre-primary schools, primary schools, secondary schools and technical/vocational colleges;
  • Universities are not eligible to take part in the School Enterprise Challenge.

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:

  • Step 1: Coming up with a Business Idea. This step usually takes between 1 and 4 weeks.
  • Step 2: Writing a Business Plan. This step usually takes up to 6 weeks.
  • Step 3: Launching and running the business. Students are required to run the school business for at least 3 months before reporting back to us in their Annual Report

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:

  • Wednesday 16th May 2018
  • Wednesday 15th August 2018
  • Wednesday 28th November 2018




Type of Opportunity Entrepreneurship Events
Deadline15 August,2018
Open toschools, including pre-primary schools, primary schools, secondary schools and technical/vocational colleges
OrganizerTeach A Man To Fish
Contact the organizer[email protected]



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