On Jun 13, 2017
Meet our SchoolPreneurs from Shivapuri Higher Secondary School
Enthusiastic to be entrepreneurs at a young age, the students of grade 7 from Shivapuri Higher Secondary School will be commencing their social ventures from today. In order to address the lack of fresh and hygiene food available in their cafeteria, Team Jun Tara will be selling mixed fruits, while Team Sagarmatha and Team Business will be selling Chatpate and Juice, respectively. Similarly, Team Lion will be making board games available during the leisure time, whereas Team Cleanliness will be utilizing waste paper to make decoration items.
We had an enriching experience guiding them through the process of idea generation to development of their business plans in 4 day’s workshop. The workshop would not have been concluded better without our guest entrepreneur Mr. Bilal Ahmed Shah, proprietor of Latido Leathers. Mr. Shah spent most of his childhood days at principal’s office where he could often be summoned for being “too noisy” and asking tons of irrelevant questions. Later, he dropped out of the engineering college too. Amid such failures, he dared to start the company from scratch, as a rebound from his past failures, in an attempt to follow his heart. The children were fascinated by his stories of highs and lows, and thoroughly enjoyed the amusing anecdotes from his school days. He also encouraged them to nurture their unique qualities and ambitions, along with emphasizing the importance of life skills as one grows up. The six groups presented each of their business plans and polished them further through his mentorship.
In the end of the workshop, the groups received Rs.1000 each as an investment fund for running their entrepreneurial ventures. We wish our SchoolPreneurs a fruitful entrepreneurial journey of two more weeks and extend our gratitude toward our partnering agency- Peace Winds Japan for the support.