In a country where our Education system is in crisis, where our economy does not provide sufficient employment opportunities to a forever growing population, and where students have difficulty to qualify for university exemption, the importance of entrepreneurship and financial literacy in education, cannot be over-emphasized, as entrepreneurial ventures are the major source of new jobs in the economy.
School only introduce basic financial skills and entrepreneurial skills from grade 9, which is too late. At this point, children form a mental block against the subject, and do not continue with this after grade 9 or after school.
Our education system in South Africa is in real trouble. In terms of the quality of primary education, we are ranked 133rd out of 144 countries. The quality of our education system in general ranks 140th out of 144 countries and to make things even worse, we ranked last for the quality of our math and science education. The premise that good grades and an after school qualification will ensure job and financial security is no longer valid – the amount of unemployed graduates prove this point.
Given to what extent the world of work has changed and the subsequent breakdown of the educational system, there has never been a better time to teach life skills such as leadership, entrepreneurship and financial education to our children.
Our core purpose is to create opportunities for the Youth of South Africa by:
- Building their imagination and creativity;
- Inspire their dreams;
- Develop good habits and life skills;
- Teaching ethics and morals;
- Teaching financial literacy and business acumen
to children from the age of six, so that they become self-sufficient in creating their own future, without the necessity of a university degree.