Wednesday 23 October, 2019

British Council Social Enterprise in secondary school research launch on Wednesday

The event, which will be held at the British Council located at 28 Trafalgar Road, will be opened by the Minister of Education Ruel Reid, David Fitton, High Commissioner to Jamaica and Bahamas  and  British Council’s Director for the Caribbean, Olayinka Jacobs-Bonnick.

In 2016, The British Council commissioned the Centre for Leadership and Governance at UWI, to carry out research which focused  on the impact of social enterprise on the Jamaican Secondary School system.

The topic of the research report - “How does school-based social enterprise programmes influence the overall success of students while ensuring the financial and social sustainability of schools?” -  highlights how social enterprise, can improve the lives of people in our communities and societies, by addressing specific social and environmental challenges.

Social enterprise makes learning real and meaningful. It  joins the academic to the practical and can be a way  of learning for those students who do not connect with traditional teaching methods. Through Social enterprise , students receive real world experiences and exposure to networks, businesses and sponsors. This helps to boost their CVs, improve their opportunities to enter higher education and increase their employment prospects.

It also teaches the values and ethics of the workplace.

FEATURED PHOTO: Education Minister, Ruel Reid

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