The School Enterprise Challenge – Global Business Start-Up Awards Programme for Schools

Deadline: 15 August 2018
Open to: schools around the world
Prizes: USD 50,000 in cash prizes, laptops, cameras and international forum places


The School Enterprise Challenge is an international business programme for schools run by the educational charity Teach A Man To Fish.

It guides and supports teachers and students to plan and set up real, sustainable school businesses. Students get the chance to gain hands-on experience of running a real business and generate real profits to help support their school or a social cause of their choice.

Schools have set up an amazing variety of businesses. In 2017, more than 6000 schools from over 100 countries registered to take part and the businesses students set up ranged from fly fishing in Belize, to an inter-schools newspaper in India and a car wash in South Africa.


  • The School Enterprise Challenge is open to all schools, including pre-primary schools, primary schools, secondary schools and technical/vocational colleges;
  • Universities are not eligible to take part in the School Enterprise Challenge.


  • ALL schools which meet the Achievement Criteria will receive a Level Certificate (BronzeSilver or Gold);
  • Also, cash prizes of USD 50,000, laptops, cameras and international forum places will be awarded for the most entrepreneurial schools, students and teachers!

How to apply?

In order to apply, please fill the application form.

For more information, please visit the official web page.