In a bid to awaken entrepreneurial spirit among children, a firm, Franchise & Enterprise Concerns Limited (FECL) is set to organise a programme for secondary school students.
The programme tagged: ‘GoVenture’, is being organised in partnership with the Lagos State government is geared towards boosting the entrepreneurship ideas among children.
Speaking at a media briefing in Lagos at the weekend, the Managing Director, FECL, Mr. Wale Williams, explained that the initiative would help the participating students to be creative.
He also noted that it would go a long way in assisting them to set up offices and links to be able to make money with requisite tools.
Williams further noted that during the training, the students would play the GoVenture Entrepreneur Board Game designed specifically to help them gain business ownership in a fun educational context.
“They are also designed to deliver a sound educational experience. By using GoVenture, your children can quickly gain many of the important skills that are needed for success in life, “he said.
He, however, pointed out that the GoVenture simulations would also enable the children to gain experience and knowledge that would enable them to realise their potential.
Speaking on other benefits, Williams explained that the initiative was designed to be suitable for a variety of instructional approaches and levels, adding that it also offers a successful and valuable experience for both and learners.
“GoVenture is on the leading edge of education and offers the type of activity that generates student excitement. Student will often talk about the ‘cool programme’ they are using at school with friends and parents,” he added.
Additionally, he posited that studies had shown that parents want their children to learn more real world business and life skills at school.
“The idea is to create a competition that would allow teachers, schools and the students to understand and grade their performances in the project.
“It also gives the opportunity to honour unique leaders amongst the youths who need to develop their invention skills and business acumen,” Williams said.