More schools to benefit from SBB’s Programme

DPI, Guyana, Monday, March 12, 2018

The Small Business Bureau (SBB) will be continuing its In-School Entrepreneurship programme this year with more schools benefitting from the programme.

Head of SBB’s In-School Entrepreneurship Programme, Shamane Headley.

This was according to the Head of the Programme, Shamane Headley, “the grants will remain at thirty thousand per student and we will increase the number of schools that will benefit from the programme this year.”

She said due to the success of the pilot project in 2017, more schools have been requesting to be involved in the programme this year.

Headley boasted of the accomplishments behind the pilot project, which saw 13 schools and a total of 100 students benefitting. She noted, despite few hiccups faced during the initial startup period all of the small businesses are excelling.

“The schools we visited agreed to facilitate this programme in their schools, the teachers have been saying they have seen tremendous success in the mock projects…the students have a better understanding of what they are doing because they are applying what they were taught into a practical experience.”

Overall, the Head of the In-School Entrepreneurship programme said, the agency is pleased with the responses from the schools and the enthusiasm of the students. SBB will end this pilot project at the end of March and commence the next programme in April 2018.

According to Headley, the In-School Entrepreneurship initiative began as a means to assist clients in starting up and maintaining successful businesses. She said the agency made the decision to start at the school-level with fourth form students countrywide, to enhance their entrepreneurship skills at an early stage.

 

By: Crystal Stoll

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