PRESENTATION: What If All Schools Prepared Young People to be Entrepreneurs, Sep 2016
Obtaining formal employment is an unlikely reality for a large proportion of the world’s youth population, especially those living in parts of the Global South where national incomes are driven by the informal economy and small and medium enterprises. As such, there has been a global push to integrate entrepreneurship skills development into national education systems in order to ensure that future generations have the skills to start and lead successful enterprises. This session looks at how to integrate hands-on micro and small-scale school enterprise activities into entrepreneurship curricula. Achievements, as well as challenges and limitations of this approach, are discussed by a diverse team of entrepreneurship education experts, a program implementer in Tanzania, and a university youth research team. Walk away from this workshop with both hands-on tools and cutting edge research that examines how school businesses are used to teach young people business and entrepreneurial skills so they are better prepared for the economies of tomorrow.
Revocatus Kashaga, Financial Literacy Coordinator, Fudacíon Paraguaya (Tanzania)
Emily Morris, Lead Project Fellow, University of Minnesota (USA)