A 16-year-old earning $60,000 a month working with such clients as IBM and Microsoft, A 14-year-old earning $1.2 million in a year making jam, How about a 12-year-old who started making video games for $10 a pop and came to be valued at $3.5 million before age 16! The number of child entrepreneurs has increased unimaginably over the past 20 years, and this rate will not decrease anytime soon. Kids today are becoming more aware of their potential at younger ages, and the bar for their futures will only be raised as time goes by.
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All over the world Kids are starting businesses and enjoying great success. The concept of kidpreneurship (Kids in entrepreneurship) is gaining grounds in the more developed nations and being taught widely in schools.
Most kids do not usually think of starting a business at her age. This kidpreneur is making a name for herself in the world of business by landing an $11 million deal with grocery chain Whole Foods for her natural lemonade, which she calls BeeSweet. Her company’s main priority, other than making delicious lemonade, is to help save the global bee population by utilizing honey as sweetener instead of sugar.
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After completing high school, Dennis joined Tanzania’s compulsory national service for three months of training. “We were given around US$20 per month and other people would buy clothes, food and other stuff. But I was saving the money,” he explains. At the end of his service, he returned with $60 and bought 50 broiler chickens, which he kept in a coop he built in his yard.
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A high school student in Tanzania has invented a solar energy powered human robot that walks, turns its head and performs a couple of tasks, reports the Daily News. Gracious Ephraim from Ilboru high school in Arusha is the first ever student in the East African country to build a robot that actually works and moves around, according to his teachers.
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Unemployment and poverty situation in Ghana and Africa keeps getting worse every year. The educational system produces thousands of graduates yearly but sadly there are just no jobs for them. Also Africa has the fastest growing youth population in the world and this also provides us with a critical challenge of creating significant number of jobs for the continent’s booming young population, and the need to build a new generation of business leaders.
In Kidpreneurs Ghana, we hope to build entrepreneurial education into the fiber of our educational system so every student will benefit from such crucial training at an early age. This will be helpful in seeing them become job creators and not only job consumers in helping solve the unemployment and poverty challenge.
We are contributing to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) for Africa.
Kidpreneurs Ghana directly supports SDG8 on inclusive growth, productive employment and decent work for all, SDG4 on equitable education and skills development, SDG1 on ending poverty and SDG9 on industry, innovation and infrastructure.
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