THE DNA OF
Creating the next generation of entrepreneurs
That’s why we exist. Futureproof is an award-winning team founded by entrepreneurs that believe that entrepreneurship is the way kids and teens are going to create their place in the world and it doesn’t need to start only when they leave school.
Through face to face programs, the online platform and a whole heap of competitions and webinars budding entrepreneurs can test out their ideas and get mentorship from our coaches that have all started businesses.
We have used our experience and knowledge to offer the best programmes
for entrepreneurial children to be successful and enhance their skills.
The 12 module program is a rigorous and exciting program that equips teenagers and young adults with all the skills needed to enter the world armed with entrepreneurship. The program covers a step by step approach from coming up with an idea, creating a minimal viable product, finding a customer and generating an income. The program is offered both online and through schools and local community groups.
Kids from as young as 5 years old can begin learning about the world of entrepreneurship. In a fun, gamified platform, kids can engage with concepts and characters that not only teach them the necessary skills but also set an example of how to put those into practice. With age appropriate levels and practical activities, kids can enjoy learning online so much so that they forget that they are learning.
From R89 p/m
Based on a behavioural outcomes model, the FutureProof Entrepreneurship Curriculum is designed to be academically credible and implementable within schools. This has been successfully achieved in over 30 schools around South Africa and the carefully managed approach does not disrupt teaching time and does not add an additional burden to staff. Materials, training and resources aid schools to build bespoke entrepreneurship programs to suit their syllabus and calendar and train educators
Covering all the necessary outcomes for entrepreneurship, the introduction boot camps are run either during 4 allocated lessons of 45 minutes or over a weekend and gives kids and teens an experience of how to start and plan a business. The boot camps are held on the school premises and include tools and templates that can be used for assessment purposes, if required. The modules are delivered through simulation activities and lead by a team of experienced, passionate entrepreneurs.
The young adults in the 21st century are entering a working world equipped with knowledge and skills that are irrelevant for the workplace. This coupled with a reduction in employment opportunities creates an increasingly hostile environment for new graduates to find work.
Even in the current CAPS curriculum, there is a token time allocation to entrepreneurship but there are very few teachers who have started their own businesses and are unable to effectively teach the mindset and the skills necessary.
The education system used in South Africa today is modeled on the industrial age where the economies of the day required production line workers that did not need the skills of agility, critical thinking and creative problem-solving. The classroom of today does not teach these skills or embed this behaviour.
Although there may be a desire to equip kids with the skills of entrepreneurship, many teachers and parents feel under-equipped to do so and don’t even know where to start, particularly when they aren’t entrepreneurs themselves.