Monday, November 16, 2009
During the past 2 days (November 14 and 15), students from different high schools all over Metro Manila showcased their products in an exhibit held at SM Megamall. Dubbed as "Teenpreneurs Challenge", the exposition is an initiative of the Entrepreneurs School of Asia (ESA) and the Institute for Social Entrepreneurship Education (I4SEE). On display were fabulous bags, clothes, accessories, food products, and other hand-made items.
The expo was a culmination of a three-month challenge whereby the students formed teams to develop new products together with their mentors and respective product owners. These teams attended workshops on product innovation, marketing, leadership and teamwork.
Mindful that business can be a powerful tool to fight poverty, the students were challenged to become agents of change by being more socially and environmentally aware. These potential future tycoons are learning very early the basic tenets of being a social entrepreneur.