As teachers and principals, the youth of today and entrepreneurs of tomorrow are in your hands. You hold the key to their futures and it is up to you to do everything you possibly can in order to inspire, motivate and mentor these leaders of the future!
South Africa is home to so much potential and by taking an interest in the countless individuals who demonstrate this potential, you have the opportunity to change their lives forever, providing them with the skills and knowledge they need to become successful young entrepreneurs. If your school doesn’t already have an entrepreneur’s society, perhaps it’s time to ask why not, to set the wrongs – right, and build a lasting legacy that your pupils will pass on to those that follow in their footsteps. Inspire your students to be different, to take a chance, to be their own boss.
Just do it
Take Ms Julia Hlupi Shili, an Economic and Management Studies (EMS) teacher from Shukumani Primary School in Tembisa, for example. She inspired each of her grade 7 students to set up their very own businesses for the day on the school’s annual Entrepreneur’s Day on the 9th of September 2016.
Ms Hlupi Shili saw the potential in her students and refused to simply sit back and let it all go to waste! Instead, she encouraged her students to come up with their own business ideas in line with their hobbies and interests, and to put those ideas into practice. The aim of the project was to teach each learner how to set up a business and successfully make a profit.
From giving manicures to making delicious lunches, the students came up with some wonderful concepts and all thoroughly enjoyed themselves, thanking Ms Julia Hlupi Shili for the opportunity to explore their potential as young entrepreneurs and for her advice and guidance along the way.
Do YOU want to inspire YOUR learners? You don’t have to do it alone. With the help of Teen Entrepreneur and an entrepreneur’s society, you have a foundation. Contact us today to learn why and how you can contribute to this important new revolution set to transform South Africa’s future for the better.