Be! an Entrepreneur is a multimedia skills education initiative to teach children in India, who live in poverty, entrepreneurial skills so they can use their education to transform their lives. 10 epic movies, 50 books (each teaches an entrepreneurial skill) and a 15 part radio series to inspire millions of young people from low income groups in India to choose to become entrepreneurs and to pioneer enterprises that solve the social, economic and environmental problems they face in their lives. Be! makes ‘going to school’ relevant to employment – encouraging India’s poorest children to stay in school to learn skills that will help them get a job, or ‘create a job’ by choosing to become entrepreneurs.
Going to School (GTS) would very much like to work in Bihar, running the project and managing it for 15 months, after which GTS would work to ensure the sustainability of the project, by training key Government counterparts to run the project as part of the system.
The plan is to roll-out Be! books in 1,000 secondary schools in Bihar.
- Training of 2,000 teachers (two from each school) for three months.
- Teachers will leave the training with sets of 50 Be! Books.
- For one year, two hours every week teachers will read one Be! book i.e. teach one entrepreneurial skill per week.
- Children will read one book once a week. Each Be! book has an in-built activity that children complete, once a week,
- The activities will be submitted to GTS and will allow us to constantly monitor the program, qualitatively and quantitatively.
In November, 2011 GTS team travelled to Bihar and visited Government schools to explore how 50 Be! Skills books would be implemented in 1,000 Secondary Schools in Bihar, from teacher training to monitoring, with the aim of beginning teacher training in early 2012.Attachments: