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Rwanda: Nyanza primary school students reflect on what they have learnt from setting up their business

Nyanza Primary School is one of the 13 schools that have received start-up capital though a Teach A Man To Fish programme in Southern Rwanda. Here the students reflect on what they have learnt and achieved through setting up their stationary business.  

Students and teachers pose together at their school business

Why set up a school business?

Au Mali: Le debout d’un nouveau chapitre pour le Centre de Formation Professionnelle Saint Jean Bosco

Ici au sud du Mali, Teach A Man To Fish travaille en collaboration avec un centre d’éducation professionnelle de 450 étudiants. Déjà disposant d’ateliers de construction avec métaux, de mécanique générale et d’électricité, l’école maintenant vise à ajouter l’éducation entrepreneuriale à l’expérience de ses étudiants.

Guatemala: Interview with teacher Allan Tzib about the school’s inspiring business

This month our Enterprising Schools Network Officer, Janira visited ITASACAN School in rural  Senahú, Guatemala. The school is attended by almost 70 young men and women, aged 14 to 21.

ITASACAN already has two school businesses up and running. The school has its own bank – where a student can take out a loan of up to 20 Quetzales ($3 USD) and a student shop–where they can buy drinks, snacks and agricultural products.

Mali: The beginning of a new chapter for the St. Jean Bosco Centre in Sikasso

Our East Africa Regional Coordinator, James and our Central America Coordinator, Christine have been in Mali for the last two weeks working with a Vocational Education Centre for 450 students. Hear from Christine on what students and teachers have been learning and how the project is progressing!

Central America: Making new friends through the Enterprising School Network

On Thursday 22nd of January, the Enterprising Schools Network, Central America held its first conference, where members aa well as participants of the School Enterprise Challenge 2014 united. Ten participating schools from Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua met at host school La Bastilla in Jinotega, Nicaragua.

Nicaragua: La Bastilla’s 2014 graduates already on the road to success!

For this month’s blog we wanted to check in with La Bastilla’s recent graduates as many have already been offered university places and started new jobs and internships! Below are just a few of the success stories from the La Bastilla Technically Centre’s 5th batch of graduates.

For the third year in a row, a La Bastilla student has won a prestigious scholarship to Costa Rica’s EARTH University! Norlan Altamirano was awarded a full 4-year scholarship to study at the university, which specialises in agricultural science.

Update from Benin - Progress of the technical assistance project at the CPET Don Bosco school in Parakou.

It is hard to believe that we are nearing the end of our two weeks' technical assistance at the CPET Don Bosco school in Parakou, Benin. Business research has progressed significantly this week and budgets are now being drawn up for each business. Training sessions have continued with participants considering how to avoid common management issues, how to mediate risk and what sorts of publicity would be most appropriate for each business. 

Mise à jour du Bénin – Progrès du projet d'assistance technique à l'Ecole CPET Don Bosco, Parakou

C'est difficile à croire que nous sommes presque à la fin nos deux semaines d'assistance technique  à l'Ecole CPET Don Bosco, Parakou, Benin. La recherche d'affaires a progressé d'une manière substantielle pendant la semaine et nous sommes maintenant sur l'étape de construire un budget pour chaque entreprise. Les séances continues de formation ont provoqué des discours intéressants sur comment éviter des pièges que rencontrent souvent des entreprises scolaires en termes de risques et de gestion.

Benin - Update from business planning and capacity building at CPET Don Bosco School in Parakou

We are now four days into our collaboration with the CPET Don Bosco school in Parakou.

The first few days have been busy but extremely productive. Our consultants have been getting to know the staff and familiarising themselves with the already impressive businesses operating in the school. A range of school staff, students, workshop heads and other staff have taken part in the first three training sessions, which have seen lively debates on the aims of education and interesting discussions around the steps involved in planning a business and how to execute them.

Nicaragua: Updates on La Bastilla Technical Centre for Agriculture & Tourism

This month, we wanted to share with you some of the latest events that have taken place at La Bastilla Technical Centre.

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