How we are transforming education



young people developed business and life skills through our programmes


teachers trained to help students learn in their own school business


school businesses set up by students and teachers in 74 countries


additional income for school communities raised by school businesses

Our approach addresses the skills gap and closes the gender gap in education

By participating in the planning and running of a school business, children and young people develop a range of life skills and experience through practical activities. They learn how to work in a team, lead their peers, identify challenges, solve problems and how to communicate with a range of people in different situations. Employers view these skills as important in the workplace.

Throughout our programmes, we are determined to provide equal opportunities for girls and boys. In 2018, 55% of students participating were girls.


We encourage girls into leadership roles throughout our programmes.

Inspiring Stories: Choithram School

Taking part in the School Enterprise Challenge has transformed education at Choithram School, giving young people the chance to develop transferable skills that will prepare them for school, work, and life.

However, these young entrepreneurs don't only want to make a positive impact on the environment. They are also using their school business to transform the future of young people in their community, utilising over 50% of their profits to buy books and school uniforms to children from low income households.


"Good Earth", produces organic compost from dry leaves, plant saplings from flower cuttings, and handicrafts from recycled materials.

"Entrepreneurship is definitely an important skill for everyone, even for those who do not perceive it as a career option. It gives us opportunities to create something new, to think ‘out of the box’. Being a part of the School Enterprise Challenge, I have realised that entrepreneurship teaches us that it is important to take risks and at the same time how to handle failure.'

Chelsea Sawlani, Student Entrepreneur

Amongst our graduates


of graduates in Uganda are now in education, employed, or self employed, and earn 26% more than the national average


of graduates in Uganda reported that taking part in the school business has helped them to do well in work, find employment, or set up their own business