Social Enterprise in Secondary Schools Programme Launch
The Denbigh High School had several brilliant suggestions for social enterprise projects.  ©

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The British Council and the Victoria Mutual Foundation in collaboration with the Ministry of Education Youth and Information are inviting Secondary Schools to apply to be a part of phase 2 of our Social Enterprise in Secondary Schools Programme focusing on Social Enterprise Skills for young people (12 positions available). This is a Student-Led and Teacher-Guided programme which focuses on provides training for Students and Teachers from grades 7 to 9 from selected schools. So far we have engaged 3,000 students in 6 schools.

The Social Enterprise in Secondary Schools Programme is designed to increase the student’s knowledge of social innovation and entrepreneurship, whilst also developing these core skills for learning, life, and work. To address the gap in global skills development, the British Council identified a set of six core skills which are critical to meeting the needs of students in the 21st century in a globalised economy.

  1. Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
  2. Collaboration and Communication
  3. Creativity and Imagination
  4. Citizenship
  5. Digital Literacy
  6. Student Leadership and Personal Development
Social Enterprise in Secondary Schools Programme Launch
Lyndsey Hall (right), CEO of Real Ideas Organisation in conversation with (from left): Brigette Levy, Manager of the Victoria Mutual Foundation; Olayinka Jacobs-Bonnick, Country Director, British Council; Courtney Campbell, Chairman of Victoria Mutual Foundation; Valrie Jones, Board Member, Victoria Mutual Foundation; Sophia Forbes Hall, Senior Education Officer, Ministry of Education, Youth and Information.  ©

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Social Enterprise in Secondary Schools Programme Launch
Charlie Smith High School, one of the six pilot schools in Social Enterprise in Secondary Schools Programme, delivered a well-received piece at the launch event.  ©

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Social Enterprise in Secondary Schools Programme Launch
Six secondary schools – St. Elizabeth Technical High School, Montego Bay High School, Kingston Technical High School, Charlie Smith High School, Greater Portmore High School, and Denbigh High – have been selected to participate in the pilot programme which aims to increase student’s knowledge of social innovation and entrepreneurship.  ©

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The training will achieve the following:

  1. Young People - Increase students’ awareness of social entrepreneurship skills and practical experience on what it takes to run successful school based social enterprises, understanding of how businesses can help to address social problems.
  2. Secondary School Teachers – Train teachers to use new social enterprise approaches and interactive techniques while helping to develop plans and practical activities for use in the classroom across different subject areas.

Schools are requested to apply now! Please download and complete the Social Enterprise In Secondary Schools Application Form, Signed Privacy Notice and Consent, Agreement to the Competition’s Terms and Conditions (section 9) and mail to JM_bcjamaica@britishcouncil.org. Applicants will be informed of their application status once selection is completed.

Deadline for Applications is Monday 10 September 2018, at 12 Midnight.

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