Posted by : Choithram School Monday, 8 August 2016

Selling Junior School Handicrafts and Compost

The ‘School Enterprise Challenge’ an initiative of UK based NGO ‘Teach a Man to Fish’ organization provides the windows of opportunities for developing the entrepreneurship competencies to bring fore the business ideas of grade 11 and 12 students.
The business team gathered at the school for the first fundraising event on Saturday, August 6, 2016 where we sold neckpieces, photo-frames, cloth bags, rakhis and compost. The handicrafts were beautifully made by the students of classes Montessori, First and Second. All the products were made from waste material like CDs, wedding cards, old T-shirts etc. which added to our green initiative. Our customers, mainly parents and teachers, appreciated our noble cause and we received a great response. For every purchase of INR 100 we gave a free envelope and asked the parents to select the same.
Through this event we developed various skills that will practically help us in life. While selling the various products, we dealt will customers, told them about our enterprise and learnt the importance of communication skills. While maintaining the cash counter, we improved our accuracy, speed while making the bills and most importantly working with precision. The School Enterprise Challenge gave us an insight of the functioning of a business. It was a great experience for us and the qualities gained will guide us in the future.
Decorative photo frames, pen stands, cloth bags, compost and all other products were completely sold out. In the end when we sat down to count our collection, we felt proud and delighted for all our profit will be used for setting up a library in an orphanage, providing solar lamps in a village and providing musical instruments to the visually handicapped. The SEC gave me an opportunity to enhance my abilities, taught me the importance of team work and revamped my communication and management skills.

Chelsea Sawlani
Grade 11 F

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