Tools and resources

Getting Started

Starting a school enterprise is a great way for schools to provide students a chance to learn valuable practical and business skills, and to generate extra income.

The best way to receive step-by-step materials to help you plan and set up a school business is to take part in our School Enterprise Challenge.

School business start-up guides

While there are lots of obvious businesses that almost all schools in developing countries could try - like keeping chickens - there are lots of more unusual possibilities too. The school business start-up series of 2 page guides aims to provide schools looking to start up their own enterprises with some alternative ideas for business activities to consider. The great thing about many of these businesses is that they serve a double purpose. A school with a brick making business can use some of its production to build new classrooms. Similarly a school which sells solar cookers can save parents money on firewood meaning they can pay their fees more easily, or or use their savings to buy school books - as well as the environment of course!

Brick-Making-Business-Guide.pdf

Dried-Fruit-Business-Guide.pdf

Fruit-Juice-and-Jam-Business-Guide.pdf

Solar-Cooker-Business-Guide.pdf

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