Posted by : Choithram School Saturday, 1 August 2015
To Generate Our Start-Up Capital
As a part of ‘School Enterprise Challenge’ an initiative of UK based NGO ‘Teach A Man to Fish’ organization, the business team of grade 12 got an opportunity to gain hands-on experience of running a business successfully.
To raise the start-up capital (for adhesive and colouring material for our handicraft business) we sold 95 kg compost to parents and teachers at Rs. 20 per kg during the PTM (Parent Teacher Meeting) of grade 1 and 2 on August 1, 2015. We were able to raise an amount of Rs. 1900 which covered our start-up cost.
The compost had been made by the students of Eco Club during the period February – May 2015. It was produced from leaves lying scattered in the school campus using the concept of ‘reduce, reuse and recycle’ and packed in eco-friendly newspaper bags.
‘It was a visual treat watching the students explaining about the preparation of compost in the school, its uses and the purpose of School Enterprise Challenge to the parents,’ said Ms. Raminder Mac, Dean – International Affairs.
One of the parents remarked, ‘Unique and commendable effort by Choithramians!’
Ms. Dipti Telang, English faculty, Senior School said, ‘Such activities bind our children closer to mother earth.’
Ms. Chitralekha Kulkarni, HOD English Department, Senior School remarked, ‘I am impressed by the selling techniques of our budding entrepreneurs.’
Handy Handicrafts Organization