“FOR ME, STARTUPS ARE THE BEST WAY TO SOLVE PROBLEMS IN THE WORLD. ENTREPRENEURS TAKE IDEAS AND TURN THEM INTO SUSTAINABLE REALITY. THE BEST ENTREPRENEURS ARE OBSESSED WITH SOLVING A PROBLEM, FINANCIAL REWARDS ARE SECONDARY.”
“THE BEST WAY TO PREDICT THE FUTURE IS TO CREATE IT”
“BEING AN ENTREPRENEUR ISN’T REALLY ABOUT STARTING A BUSINESS. IT’S A WAY OF LOOKING AT THE WORLD; SEEING OPPORTUNITY WHERE OTHERS SEE OBSTACLES, TAKING RISKS WHEN OTHERS TAKE REFUGE.”
THE DNA OF
FutureProof gives kids the opportunity to architect their own futures by catalysing entrepreneurial thinking and action.
We are a seasoned national network of entrepreneurs who are committed to solving the unemployment crisis in South Africa by not only teaching entrepreneurship, but creating a safe space where young people can take action.
We believe that entrepreneurship is a mechanism for intervening in the poverty cycle that the majority of our youth is caught up in.
INTRODUCTION TO ENTREPRENEURSHIP
This short course gives a brief introduction into what it means to be an entrepreneur and start a business. It allows kids from the age of 8 to experiment with basic startup concepts like innovation, planning and execution.
Course Price: R299.00pp
12 WEEK PROGRAMME
Course Price: R1670.00pp
PARENT AND TEACHER WORKSHOP
The future of work is getting increasingly more uncertain as the speed of technology and innovation picks up pace. Parents have an impossible task of preparing kids for the world they will enter into as young adults. The parent’s workshops provide guidelines as to how to create a home environment that fosters an entrepreneurial mindset, even if you are not an entrepreneur yourself. The workshop is 90 min and gives practical ideas and advice from entrepreneurial parents.
Workshop Price: R300.00pp
The CAPS curriculum is not sufficient to equip kids during school time to explore what it really means to be an entrepreneur and start a business and the pressure of the timetable and additional responsibilities rarely allows teachers to upskill themselves. We offer workshops with teachers and in-class support to come alongside teachers and enhance their invaluable roles with materials and guidelines on how to grow entrepreneurship in their classrooms.
Workshop Cost: R550.00pp
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.
FutureProof equips kids with the ability not to accept their current opportunities as their only opportunities and create economic transformation.
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.
FutureProof harnesses active entrepreneurs to teach the lessons and provide mentorship.
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.
FutureProof educates young people from the age of 9 to be entrepreneurially active using proven methodologies of entrepreneurial education from around the world.
Although there may be a desire to equip kids with the skills of entrepreneurship, many teachers and parents feel underequipped to do so and don’t even know where to start, particularly when they aren’t entrepreneurs themselves.
Solution: FutureProof provides workshops and coaching for parents and teachers to help support and nurture the entrepreneurial child giving practical guidelines of how to create an enterprising environment at home and in the classroom.
How do we make kids FutureProof?
- GRADE-SPECIFIC CLASS-TIME LESSONS
- BOOT CAMPS
- IMMERSION EXPERIENCES
- STARTUP STARTER KIT
- RADIO SHOWS & PODCASTS
- ONLINE VIDEO LESSONS