Projects

Social Enterprise in Secondary Schools Programme

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Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship

The Victoria Mutual Foundation and The British Council have entered into a joint partnership, to deliver the Social Enterprises in Secondary Schools Programme, which is set to be implemented over 3 years.

Six secondary schools – St Elizabeth Technical High School, Montego Bay High School, Kingston Technical High School, Charlie Smith High School, Greater Portmore High School, and Denbigh High – have been selected to participate in the pilot programme which aims to increase student’s knowledge of social innovation and entrepreneurship. Using the British Council’s Social Enterprise in Schools Resource Pack, which also incorporates the British Council core skills, it is expected that this programme will help to address the gap in global skills development which is critical to meeting the needs of students in the 21st century in a globalised economy.

In addition to the six core skills – Critical thinking and problem solving, Collaboration and communication, Creativity and imagination, Citizenship, Digital literacy, and Student leadership – the programme will also include financial literacy as the 7th core skill.

To date, the project team from the Victoria Mutual Foundation and the British Council has successfully executed one Social Entrepreneurship Awareness Day in each of the six schools participating in the programme.