One is never too young to learn the lessons of entrepreneurship and the 6th graders of National Public School, Indiranagar displayed their skills in marketing, business planning and team building in the 'Young Entrepreneur Programme' Market day which was conducted in the school grounds on 05th December 2015.
The YEP programme is a curriculum-linked program, offered by the school, that helps students to develop an enterprising spirit. Students worked with their teachers, who were their business advisors, and then translated their entrepreneurial plans to their parents, who were their financiers, through a video pitch of their business idea. In the process students learnt to map out a business plan, develop marketing material based on analyses of their target market, and manage financial forecasts and business records.
On Market Day the students set up a stand group-wise where they had to organize to sell their products, track their sales and profits, and distribute their earnings. Each group had put up handmade craft items and food items. Pen-stands, potted plants, Minion posters jostled for space with cupcakes, Mojitos and papadi-chats! To build creativity and critical thinking skills, group leaders asked their team members to pitch in with their persuasive skills. Their suave modus operandi absolutely delighted their proud parents.
A respectable profit was made and the proud students decided to donate their proceeds to charity after returning the loans they had taken from their parents. Truly the YEP programme has helped the students prepare to succeed in an entrepreneurial economy and foster a robust entrepreneurial culture that will maximize individual and collective creative strengths.