All across South Africa – in every elementary and middle school – kids are crafting business plans, doing market research, balancing budgets, and hawking everything from hot dogs at 50 cents a pop to car washes for $7 each.
In a dramatic bid to tackle this country’s persistent unemployment rate of at least 35 percent, entrepreneurship has become a key part of the evolving postapartheid curriculum. Students can’t count on getting good jobs when they graduate, so they’re being taught to create their own work – and help forge a kind of Apprentice Nation.
via Timbuktu Chronicles.
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