Making social enterprise the future.
At a new project in Jamaica, ‘master trainers’, teachers and school students are all learning new skills and approaches which can transform lives.
“If you’re going to get social enterprise truly embedded into schools you need to get the schools themselves working differently,” says Lindsey Hall, chief executive of the UK-based Real Ideas Organisation.
“You need to work with people on the ground, understand what their opportunities are and try and help them to find a way through that is going to work for them.” But, she adds, it’s well worth making the investment.
Hall and her colleagues have been supporting the development of the British Council’s Social Enterprise in Schools Programme in Jamaica, a partnership with the Victoria Mutual Foundation which was launched in March, 2018. Starting with 1,800 students in six schools, the programme ultimately aims to work with 16,000 students across the country.