Tuesday 21 February 2017

Botswana Senior Secondary Schools will for the third time be competing at the national level for selection to the International competitions. where they will be pitted against schools from across the world.  Countries such as Nigeria, Uganda, Ethiopia, Sudan, Malaysia, South Korea, Singapore, Zambia and South Africa will be among those competing at the international competitions to be held during the week of the 27 February 2017 at the Enterprise Academy in the UK.   

The International Enterprise Challenge is a programme inspired by the Premier League Enterprise Academy in the UK. The programme whose objectives are to engage, inspire and unlock business and enterprise skills among the youth, already reached and impacted  more than 100,000 young people. The programme uses football to teach young people the basic principles of business and to think entrepreneurially. It is an initiative that compliments efforts by most governments to promote self-employment.  Participants are taken through very intensive training on entrepreneurship, marketing, finance and communications, among others. 

The tutors themselves have been trained and equipped with the necessary skills to run the programme. Their training covered communication skills, creativity and innovation, risk taking, financial awareness, leadership, negotiating and influencing skills.

Five senior secondary schools are taking part in the challenge this year, i.e. Gaborone Senior Secondary School, Good Hope Senior Secondary School, Mmadinare Senior Secondary School, St Joseph’s College and Ledumang Senior Secondary School.

Winning teams from these schools will compete in the National Finals

Venue: Botswana Football Association Auditorium (Lekidi), Gaborone

Date: 22 February 2017 14:30 to 17:00 

For further information contact: 

Gabriel Gape on Gabriel.gape@britishcouncil.org.bw; 3953602/71505841