Naioka Williams, Head Girl at Holland High School
Naioka Williams, Head Girl at Holland High School. ©

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Welcome to the British Council Social Enterprise in Secondary Schools Ambassador Campaign, which will highlight ambassadors from the various schools sharing their thoughts on the programme and what they hope to achieve. Meet our first featured ambassador, Naioka Williams, Head Girl and Company President at Holland High School. 

Q:  

What do you love most about the British Council’s Social Enterprise in Secondary School Programme?

A:

I love that it gives students like myself the opportunity to showcase our creativity and entrepreneurial skills.

Q:

Why would you recommend that other students become a part of the Social Enterprise Programme at your school?

A:

I would recommend a student to join this programme as it pushes us, young people, to think outside of the box and help to fix social problems. 

Naioka Williams, Head Girl at Holland High School, and Head Boy Mario Wray share how their school's social enterprise club came up with the ingenious idea to recycle newspapers to create placemats.
Naioka Williams, Head Girl at Holland High School, and Head Boy Mario Wray share how their school's social enterprise club came up with the ingenious idea to recycle newspapers to create placemats. ©

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Mario Wray, Head Boy at Holland High School, showcases the placemats their club developed from recycled newspapers as part of their social enterprise.
Mario Wray, Head Boy at Holland High School, showcases the placemats their club developed from recycled newspapers as part of their social enterprise. ©

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A feature on the Seed-Funding Handover Event published by YouthLink magazine.
A feature on the Seed-Funding Handover Event published by YouthLink magazine.  ©

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A feature on the Seed-Funding Handover Event published by YouthLink magazine.
A feature on the Seed-Funding Handover Event published by YouthLink magazine.  ©

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Q:

What do you think are some of the benefits of being a social entrepreneur?

A:

A part of the revenues will be used to help support our community/country. It teaches soft skills and helps to shape us into becoming more responsible and social-aware citizens.

Q:

How can we better support students to become more entrepreneurial?

A:

Workshops would be great, as students would be taught about entrepreneurship and they can also be inspired by existing entrepreneurs.

Q:

How has being involved in this programme impacted your professional/personal development?

A:

Being in this programme has helped me to demonstrate my creativity and leadership qualities. It has even helped to strengthen my mindset of becoming an entrepreneur in the future and one who can have a positive impact on our society.

Q:

What motivates you to continue in this programme?

A:

It is my drive to become an entrepreneur and the urge to help others around me. The fact that I have seen this programme at work and that we are making an income is also a huge motivation. 

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