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    The Scholastic section of the OSEntreprendre Challenge supports the development of a spirit of entrepreneurship by shining the spotlight on students who carry out entrepreneurial initiatives.

    Whether they make an upcycled product in elementary school or launch a new app in university, young people claim a piece of the action and a voice to make decisions, in partnership with school staff. Entrepreneurial experimentation, the second lever of Education Through Entrepreneurial Spirit in Schools, has positive impacts on student development by contributing to entrepreneurial culture, student perseverance and educational success, personal satisfaction and growth, and career guidance.

    What is an entrepreneurial project?

    • The aim of an entrepreneurial project is to create a product, service or event that satisfies a want or need in the community, find a solution to a problem or improve a situation for a target audience that goes beyond the project participants themselves (e.g. a school, a community, a family, a specific group).  
    • The entrepreneurial project places students at the heart of the action, allowing them to participate actively in the decisions and tasks required to carry out all steps involved.
    • Entrepreneurial projects allow students to develop a spirit of entrepreneurship as well as different entrepreneurial values and qualities such as self-confidence, perseverance, initiative, creativity, a sense of responsibility, autonomy and team spirit.

     

    Eligibility criteria

    Why Entrepreneurial Through Entrepreneurial Spirit?

    Education Through Entrepreneurial Spirit in Schools, along with its levers of awareness, experimentation, acknowledgement and self-affirmation, is an excellent pedagogical approach that has a significant impact on student development by contributing to entrepreneurial culture, student perseverance and educational success, personal satisfaction and fulfillment, and career choice.

    Education professionals who use entrepreneurial pedagogy affirm revitalizing their teaching practices, enjoying teaching more, and observing a decrease in behavioural disorders and class management.

    Examples of entrepreneurial projects | Products

    • An audio storybook
    • Chocolate lollipops
    • A collection of short stories
    • Board games
    • Storage cabinets
    • Upcycled clothing

    Examples of entrepreneurial projects | Services

    • A student café
    • Peer tutoring
    • A community garden
    • Cooking classes
    • Rental facilities

    Examples of entrepreneurial projects | Events

    • A book fair
    • An awareness campaign
    • A play
    • An evening fundraiser
    • A sports competition

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