Twenty schools in the Western Cape are participating in a pilot to introduce the Department of Basic Education’s Entrepreneurship and Employability Education (E3) programme.
The DBE aims to create a new culture in South African schools where the youth become more self-reliant, are solution-oriented, and develop proactive, entrepreneurial mindsets.
The target groups of the pilot are Economic Management Sciences (EMS), Life Orientation (LO) and Life Skills educators.
EMS educators received training last year. Grades 7 to 9 EMS educators, Grade 10 LO educators and Grades 4 to 6 Life Skills educators received training this year.
During this term participating schools will implement projects such as:
- Creating cultural awareness through an intercultural event in which a culturally-rich recipe book produced by the class is launched.
- Creating a tower garden to raise awareness of taking responsibility for your own healthy eating and building entrepreneurial skills.
- Caring for animals club.
- Planning a career expo: future-focused careers.
- At the end of the third term learners will host an event where the projects will be showcased to parents, learners and/or the community.