Little Entrepreneurs is a pilot project aimed to empower adolescents to make successful financial choices. Designed to beat the escalating NEET figures where teenagers are(Not in Employment Education or Training) and it`s resultant impact on our faltering economy and local homes and families.
It ran from 12:00 PM, 4 December 2015 to 5:00 PM, 14 December 2015
Registered Charity in England and Wales (1128099)
Rampant child poverty in Hackney is a key concern:`In 2014, 40% of children in Hackney were living in poverty compared to a national average of 21%.' Being in the 20% of lowest super output area it is crucial to locally address child poverty in it`s early stages when it can still be nipped in the bud. Department for Education; Child Poverty) 'For a child, growing up in poverty is about much more than just having a low income. disadvantage is often handed down from generation to generation.
Little Entrepreneurs will engage adolescents from local schools as well as NEET teenagers. The project will showcase local businessman and career persons and demonstrate how they reached this stage and obstacles they overcame. The children, in groups, will be assisted by trained mentors to set up their own little business for 1 year . They will learn perseverance, budgeting, prioritising, communication... will then give presentations to their peers evaluating their successes & skills gained .
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