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Why Entrepreneurship?

Why we should teach all kids entrepreneurship?

  • Entrepreneurship is a key driver of the economy. Yes, it is only through fostering a robust entrepreneurial culture that we will ensure economic growth, create jobs and accumulate wealth.
  • Entrepreneurship education teaches skills that are essential in the 21st century job market. In addition to life skills, these programmes foster workplace readiness skills in reading, writing, communication, problem solving, critical and higher-order thinking, technology, and math.
  • Entrepreneurship teaches kids about money. Everybody should be financially literate, because it will determine your financial practices in adulthood.
  • Kids exposed to entrepreneurship frequently express that they have more opportunity to exercise creative freedom and initiative, higher self-esteem, and an overall greater sense of control over their own lives.
  • Entrepreneurship education is a lifelong learning process, and we recognise the importance of nurturing the entrepreneurial spirit as early as primary school and progress through all levels of education.This lifelong learning model assumes that everyone in our education system should have opportunities to learn at the beginning stages, while the later stages are targeted at those who may specifically choose to become entrepreneurs.
  • Cultivating entrepreneurship in the young is vital, as children are born imaginative, energetic, and willing to take risks, but without entrepreneurial education, the enterprising spirit of children dramatically declines over time and is almost non-existent by the time they graduate from high school.
  • Kids should consider entrepreneurship as a career choice, especially in South Africa that has a youth unemployment rate of 50%.

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