Selling Compost and Saplings During Parent Teacher Meetings
The ‘School Enterprise Challenge’ an initiative of UK based charity ‘Teach a Man to Fish’ provides windows of opportunities to the school students to set up a business of their own in their school. The school runs a business enterprise named 'Good Earth' in this context. During the Parent Teacher Meeting of class 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 students on October 13, 14 and 15, 2022, the student council of the Junior School did an excellent job of selling compost produced from food wastage as well as saplings of tulsi and aloe vera to the parents. The parents were very happy to see the youngsters donning the role of their seniors who were busy with their half yearly examination during this time. The young prefects were able to reach out to the parents in a very convincing and polite manner explaining them how the compost was prepared in the school and utilisation of funds for serving the needy in the society.
Selling Compost During Parent Teacher Meeting
As a part of our business enterprise Good Earth, students of the school business team sold compost during the Parents Teachers Meet for classes 9 and 10 on September 24, 2022. Class 12 students of the business team sold compost, produced in the school from dry leaves and food wastage that gets processed in the school compost machine, to parents and teachers. The parents and the teachers lauded the efforts and entrepreneurship skills of the students and contributed to the noble cause of raising funds for people less fortunate than us. The business team sold 67 packets of compost in just two hours and got the customers to fill out a market research form. The fundraising event was a massive success since all of the stock got sold out. It should also be noted this was the first fundraising event after the pandemic.
Our school students of classes 9 to 12 participated enthusiastically in Trash to Cash Challenge organised by School Enterprise Challenge from June 20 to July 2, 2022. Students participated individually and in teams of up to 5 people. They collected material that was waste and created a new product with it. As a last step they sold their product in the community.
The students not only realised their duty towards the environment by creating eco-friendly products but also learnt business skills in the process.
Some of the videos and pictures are given below:
Members: Rithika Pillai, Advait Lole, Dravya Gangwal, Harshul Jadwani, Aryan Choudhary of class 11
Products: Pen Stand, Diary, Seed Paper
Roshni Nagpal of class 10
Products: Scrunchies and Book Marks
Members: Zainab Bootwala, Ashita Dubey, Piyush Mulchandani, Arham Jain of class 11
Product: Candle Stand
Archit Malviya of class 12 is the runner up of the Launch Report in Enterprise Adventure App, a global contest organised by UK based charity Teach a Man to Fish, UK. He will also receive a prize worth USD $750. Archit set up a Bio-fertilizer business called 'Amrut Jal' using natural ingredients as compost instead of harmful chemicals which can harm animals and the environment. His product was scientifically proven and tested to have the effect of increasing the yield and the growth of the plants. He contacted farmers’ unions and botanical gardens to advertise his product, along with joining Facebook groups for gardening enthusiasts. He plans to spend the profit on doing more research and development of the product. Watch his video here:
SRISHTI JAISINGHANI OF CLASS 12 IS THE WINNER OF THE BUSINESS PLAN RUNNER-UP AWARD IN ENTERPRISE ADVENTURE APP
Srishti Jaisinghani of class 12 is the winner of the Business Plan Runner-up Award in Enterprise Adventure App, a global contest organised by UK based charity Teach a Man to Fish, UK. She will also receive a prize worth USD $750. Srishti came up with an inspiring business plan “Moral Mate”, a revolutionary business that seeks to instil wisdom and values among children and try to steer them away from a digital life. As she was concerned by a declining sense of ethics amongst young people, exacerbated by COVID, she planned her business to teach morals and manners to young children through story books, fairy tales and fun characters. Watch her video here:
SESSIONS WITH DEPARTMENT HEADS
On Saturday, April 10, 2021, Department Heads of ‘Good Earth’ enterprise conducted a meeting with respective team members. The purpose of the meeting was to explain the responsibilities and functioning of their departments alongside brainstorming innovative ideas for the enterprise. The motive of the session was fulfilled as all members enthusiastically participated in the discussions, put forward various questions and came up with some inventive ideas. The meeting not only helped the entrants to understand working of departments and tasks to be done for upcoming projects but also paved a path for establishing an understanding between members of every department.
GOOD EARTH’SNEW DEPARTMENT HEADS
The ability to channelize and direct individual competencies towards a common cause is what creates true leaders- people who regulate the success of any endeavour.Presenting to you the new torchbearers of ‘Good Earth’ enterprise. They are people filled with innovation and conviction and will be leading the departments (as mentioned) under the enterprise for the academic session 2021-22.