School scoops up first prize

2018-09-12 06:01

A group of business-minded learners of the Selelekela High School in Qwaqwa won the provincial first prize of this year’s Eskom Simama Ranta Entrepreneurship Education competition.

The school club fell short of winning the R100 000 overall national prize won by the Usasazo High School from the Western Cape.

The winners were announced on 5 September in Johannesburg.

As the Free State winner, the Selelekela Entrepreneur Club received R50 000 for the school to spend on entrepreneurship education-projects to empower learners.

The school was one of 27 finalists from across South Africa that vied for the national prize.

Held annually, the competition is run in collaboration with the Enterprise with Education Trust (Ewet) and Eskom.

A total of R1,3 million has been invested in this initiative which aims at identifying, nurturing and rewarding schools that are successfully implementing entrepreneurship education for learners.

All South African intermediate and secondary schools can enter. To qualify, schools must run enterprise clubs that teach learners the basics of starting and running a business through practical application while also responding to their community’s socio-economic needs.

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