Over ninety students, from Grades 10 to 12, over three weekends of camps in the Overberg, from six different schools all came together with Grootbos Foundation facilitators to go through the A to Z of entrepreneurship. What a feat!
This is the second time the entrepreneurship camps has run in Overberg schools with great success.
The entrepreneurship camps comprise the first intense instalment of the Entrepreneurship component of our Careers, Employment and Entrepreneurship programme funded by ABSA. At a date set after the camps, learners have the opportunity to present their business ideas at a ‘dragons den’ scenario. The successful candidates from this round are then eligible to receive some set up funding for their businesses.
From the moment learners arrive at camp we integrate learning with sports and creative exercises to work through the various aspects and considerations of opening a business.
Having learners from two different schools in a camp environment provides a great opportunity for new friendships to be struck – especially when the group tasks require close co-operation and working together. It was such a privilege to work with these talented youth on some of the ideas they have for businesses.
Thank you to ABSA for providing all with such an valuable opportunity!