We trust that you’re all in good spirits as we slow down to conclude what has been a tumultuous year in the education sector, the economic sector, and the country at large.
If 2021 has taught us anything, it has to be that future sustainability lies in entrepreneurship education and embracing new technology. Investing in entrepreneurship education has the potential to yield good results because it focusses on soft and core skills such as problemsolving, team building, and other competencies such as learning-to-learn; initiative-taking; and cultural awareness.
SA Teen Entrepreneur (Teen Entrepreneur | Big Ideas Start Young) is more committed and passionate than ever before to work with all stakeholders and partners who have a vested interest in promoting and furthering entrepreneurship, particularly amongst our youth.
If we want to see more thriving young entrepreneurs, and real economic impact, we need to integrate the business community to support entrepreneurship at school level through their social responsibility initiatives in the form of funding, information-sharing, and mentorship programmes, as well as through their enterprise development initiatives by integrating small businesses into their supply chains.
Such collaborations are critical to ensuring that our young people are equipped to participate in a competitive job market; we hope to forge many such collaborations in 2022 to realise these objectives.