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(South African Secondary Schools Competition)
2011/12 National Winner: Sedibeng-West district,
Beverly Hills Secondary, Gauteng:
EE Simama Ranta carries the meaning The youth uplifting /strengthening /empowering the South African economy, through their entrepreneurial activities. Aim: The aim of the competition is to recognize and reward South African schools who exhibit excellence in enabling its learners to consider entrepreneurship as a career option. Thus, the competition speaks to the challenge of youth unemployment. In-school entrepreneurship education enables learners to become creators of jobs rather than job seekers. The winning schools serve as examples of best practice in entrepreneurship education that mentor, advice and support other schools. Who could enter? : EE Simama Ranta is open for entry to all secondary schools in South African. Who are the winners? : 9 Provincial and 1 National winning school are selected from all entries. What do these winning schools get? : An exhibition at the annual Business Opportunities & Franchise Expo (all expenses covered) at the Coca-Cola Dome; a monetary award to support the entrepreneurship projects of the youth clubs at the winning schools and national recognition. How does a school enter? : Schools compile a Portfolio Of Evidence (POE) based upon very clear instructions provided by the organisers EWET (Education With Enterprise Trust). In essence, the PoE speaks to the following 11 principles: i. Clear definition of entrepreneurship includes: thinking, feeling and doing in practice amongst all at secondary school. ii. School Entrepreneurship Education use quality classroom content across range of subjects, fit within curriculum statement. iii. Teachers involved follow innovative facilitation approaches to teaching. iv. Continuous teacher development takes place in field of EE.
v. "In-the-classroom entrepreneurship education theory is linked to the practice there-off within extra-mural activities, such as YES clubs. vi. A culture of entrepreneurship created at school through engagement of all stakeholders focus upon learner development. vii. Agreed aims & objectives by school's EE: measure achievement, direct efforts & new strategies. viii. Learner initiated & lead EE projects secure support from the school -enhancing selfmotivation. ix. Co-ownership of EE in the school illustrated - joint action involve staff, management and Department of Basic Education (DBE) officials. x. Learners of the school receive exposure to career options open to entrepreneurs xi. The school uses effective outreach & networking strategies - integral to provision of EE.
January June Schools register their intention to enter with EWET. EWET provides support and assistance to schools in preparing entries; 22 June 2012: (post-dated) closing date for entries to EWET; May July: Initiation of short listing of promising entries per province; July August: Verification visits to short listed schools; August: Selection of provincial winning schools and national winner; 11 September: Awards function to announce winning schools; 13 16 September: Participation in Business Opportunities and Franchise Expo at Coca-Cola Dome in Northriding; September January (2013): Promotion of winning schools and implementation of projects by schools with awards money; January 2013: Initiation of 2013 EE Simama Ranta Secondary Schools Competition.
Who could we speak to? :
Contact EWET (see details below) and specifically to Ms Tshidi Sekopa Cell. 082 487 4981 or Arie Bouwer. Eskom
Who sponsored the 2010 and 2011 events?
Which schools won 2011/12: 1. Byeletts High School/ Eastern Cape: It s a farm school from Mooi Plaas in Eastern Cape, and it is doing very well in entrepreneurship. It was introduced to Entrepreneurship Education by EWET. Their business idea is a Library and Internet Access .It was started after the YES Members have identified a gap of shortage of books and facilities for the internet at school. They involve all stakeholders and the whole school is
assisting in other activities. All learners are benefiting from the business activities. It s a huge achievement for a farm school. 2. Mafube Intermediate School/Free State: The school is from a semi-rural area of Phuthaditjhaba in QwaQwa. Since the YES programme started in their school, they have managed to start a business from nothing, by applying the skills that they have acquired from the Program. They are selling fruits, snacks and lunch packages. The parents are assisting to sell during breaks. They are doing the business professionally and involving all stakeholders and also have a plan of expanding the business in future.
3. Beverly Hills High School/ Gauteng: The school is from Beverley Hills in Evaton West Gauteng. It was introduced to entrepreneurship program 1991 and it is still persuading entrepreneurship activities in its curriculum. They engage learners in a lot of entrepreneurship activities like coffee shop, car wash, vegetable garden, feeding scheme and collecting old clothes for charity. They equip their learners with entrepreneurial skills through YES Program.
4. Sakhelwe High School/Kwazulu Natal: The school is from a semi-rural area of Ezakheni in Ladismith. The educators were introduced to entrepreneurship education by EWET. Learners are having different kinds of income generating activities and outreach programmes that are even supported by the local community. They do vegetable garden, cake sale etc.The whole school is supportive in these activities.
5. Mudimeli Secondary/Limpopo: The school is from a rural area in Mudimeli village in Limpopo. Learners were introduced to entrepreneurship programs from 2010 by EWET.Many projects were initiated to equip learners with business skills. They are involved in many income generating projects like vegetable garden,sewing and welding. They have also involved parents and local community to assist in skills transfer in running the business.
6. Piet Retief Combined School/Mpumalanga : The school is from Piet Retief in Mpumalanga. Their main Business Idea is to teach learners Cultural Activities and generate profits out them. Educators in giving learners the chance to acquire entrepreneurship skills through YES Programme. They are also engaged in different type of activities where learners are generating income and the local community is also involved.
7. Emangmmogo Comprehensive School/ Northern Cape
The school is from Galeshewe in Kimberly. The learners are being exposed to different kinds of businesses like Art and Crafts, Cake Sales and Handmade gift cards. Their main clients are teachers and learners from their school and neighbouring schools. When there are events at school, they apply for that tender to manage them. They are also involved in the Youth Enterprise Society.
8. Huhudi High/ North West: The school is from the previously disadvantaged community, a very rural area of Ganyesa in North West. Their main Business Idea is Advertising and others are vegetable garden, tuck shop and outreach progamme. They are generating profits to assist disadvantaged learners. The educators are giving learners an opportunity to learn while generating income. They are doing different types of activities that are generating income.
9. Goodwood College/ Western Cape
The school is situated in Ruyterwacht, Goodwood. An area that despite its many challenges such as poverty and social deprivation still takes pride and supports values and programmes that will contribute to the education, excellence of its children. For 2011 they have selected 3 business ideas i.e. a beauty contest, a talent show and a tuck shop that will generate start up for their business idea. They are applying skills from the YES Programme i.e. the Small Business Management, Marketing and Communication.
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