After four months of planning, students set up their own businesses at malls for three days, often selling products they designed and created
From budgeting to marketing, high school students have the opportunity to plan and implement every aspect of their own business for three days. Most students design and manufacture their own products. This not only forces them to think outside the box, but also helps them learn how to take an idea and transform it into a concrete and tangible item. The opportunity to interact with customers also helps them learn how to take feedback on their product designs and use it to further develop their ideas.
Through this program students have designed their own jewelry, footwear, bags, clothes, handicrafts, book covers and even furniture.
Supported by school teachers and the Ministry of Education, the Young Entrepreneurs Competition has enabled students to get an idea of what it means to design and develop a product while putting it in the open market. It allows students to do something they might otherwise be too nervous to try by providing a safety net of people that guide them through the process