Preparing young people for the future of work
Entrepreneurs are a vital part of South Africa’s economic and social survival, but entrepreneurial skills development is poorly supported by the current schooling system. The WESSA Head, Heart, Hands (Triple H) Programme implements a model for practical high school entrepreneurship education. Using a project-based learning approach, we support high school learners to start and run their own businesses, from conceptualisation to the market and back to the drawing board to make improvements. Through this practical experience, teenagers gain and enhance critical soft and technical skills that they need to competitively pursue entrepreneurship or enter the workplace once they leave school.
Learners exit the programme being able to apply an empowered, entrepreneurial mindset to solve problems, create local solutions and identify opportunities for sustainable enterprise, creating the foundation for them to become the leaders and problem-solvers of tomorrow.
A green economy approach to entrepreneurial skills development in high schools.