Business ideas presented to schoolchildren
According to the official website of capital akimat, tenth graders presented their business ideas in the framework of the project «entrepreneurship education in schools «Momentum».
On October 27, a demo day of the project «teaching students entrepreneurship «Momentum» took place, during which students of the 10th grade of the Lyceum № 1, high schools № 6 and № 22 presented their first business projects.
The aim of the program «Momentum» is the development of entrepreneurial thinking of students, increasing interest in entrepreneurship, the development of interpersonal skills of students.
High school students were trained to create and promote their own business projects. The teaching involved established entrepreneurs from the local startup ecosystem, as well as trainers of the program partners: ERG (Eurasian group), business incubator of Nazarbayev University, Nazarbayev Intellectual schools. Young entrepreneurs shared real stories and cases. Also, the participating teams were supported by mentors, active entrepreneurs and active participants of student start-up communities, who advised, transferred their skills and trained participants, including by personal example.
«The training course is adapted specifically for kazakh students and is aimed at forming their entrepreneurial thinking and mastering business tools. The association of friends of tel Aviv University in Kazakhstan is actively involved in the education and training of a new generation of entrepreneurs. We want today's students to become active participants of the startup community in universities tomorrow», - said Vice-President of the Association Sania Arapova.
Children's projects were very diverse, and most importantly – socially oriented and scalable. For example, the production of soft toys on children's drawings. It is very important that students are aimed at solving the problems of the same teenagers as they are, for example, an application for faster and easier information search and preparation for the final school exams.
The first pilot project «teaching students entrepreneurship «Momentum» was launched by the Association of friends of tel Aviv University in Kazakhstan in 2017 in partnership with Nazarbayev Intellectual school. The current project is implemented jointly with Astana office of education.
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