Posted by : Choithram School Saturday, 22 September 2018

School Enterprise Challenge Brings Two Schools From Different Countries Together
A meeting between Ms. Raminder Mac of Choithram School, India and Mr. Erasto Haule of llowola Secondary School, Tanzania at the ‘Education That Pays’ Conference’ in London in November 2017 led to strengthening of partnership between the two schools. Both schools seemed to have similar interests in developing entrepreneurial skills for the youth. Ms. Mac played an important role in making the exchange possible for Erasto Haule, the School Manager and Faraja Thembo, the Headmistress of the same school from September 16 to 23, 2018 in Choithram School.

The business team of School Enterprise Challenge of the school comprising of grade 11 and 12 students was provided an opportunity to interact with Mr. Erasto and Ms. Faraja on September 21 and 22, 2018. The students very excited to hear about the bee-keeping business of Ilowola Secondary School from Mr. Erasto who gave vivid details about using the guidance of an expert in this business. They use wooden boxes made from discarded wood and place these boxes in the forests to attract the bees to make their hives. The students shared about their enterprise 'Good Earth' and how it was equipping them with entrepreneurial skills and helping them gain practical knowledge which could not be gained through books. They also shared some ideas and possibilities of doing an international trade by sending their products to each other’s school during the student/teacher exchange programmes and selling them during the Fundraising Events.

In Mr. Erasto’s words, “Our experience at Choithram School has opened our eyes, minds and mostly our hearts to move on to the next great steps for our school and especially this exchange programme. We look forward to strengthening our partnership in the coming years with student and teacher exchange programme with Choithram School.” Ms. Raminder Mac gives entire credit to School Enterprise Challenge for bringing both the schools together.

Raminder Mac
Lead Teacher
‘Good Earth’ Enterprise 

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