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THE DNA OF

FUTUREPROOF

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.

WHAT WE OFFER:

We teach entrepreneurship for kids and teens using programs offered both online and in face to face sessions. All the programs are based on an academically solid foundation that teach and measure skills rather than knowledge. We don’t want entrepreneurs that know the textbook on business, we want to develop kids and teens that can apply the skills in practical situations. Have a look at our youth entrepreneurship programs below for a course for parents, teachers, kids, and teens.

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Our Programmes

We have used our experience and knowledge to offer the best programmes
for entrepreneurial children to be successful and enhance their skills.

For Teens & Young Adults: Full Programme Course

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.

From R1890

For Kids: FutureProofOnline

 

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

For Schools: Full Curriculums

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

From R2500

For Educators: Introduction to Entrepreneurship Boot Camps

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.

From R299

The Challenges that we Face:

YOUTH UNEMPLOYMENT IS AT AN ALL-TIME HIGH

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.

Solution:

FutureProof equips kids with the ability not to accept their current opportunities as their only opportunities and create economic transformation.

TEACHERS NEED TO BE DEVELOPED TO TEACH ENTREPRENEURSHIP

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.

Solution:

FutureProof harnesses active entrepreneurs to teach the lessons and provide mentorship.

THE EDUCATION SYSTEM IS OUTDATED

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.

Solution:

FutureProof educates young people from the age of 9 to be entrepreneurially active using proven methodologies of entrepreneurial education from around the world.

ONE-SIDED APPROACH

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.

Solution:

FutureProof provides holistic workshops and coaching with a 360° approach for parents and teachers. Our vision is to help, support and nurture the entrepreneurial child, giving practical guidelines of how to create an enterprising environment both at home and in the classroom.

Testimonials:

What others say about us.

Miguel Naude

Alumni

 

Miguel is 14 years old and lives in Gauteng. He attended one of the first programs that was conducted when he was 11 years old.

Miguel’s first business with 2 of his friends stopped after a while but he persisted with FutureProof because he wanted to make a difference in the lives of his peers and kids his age.

Miguel now consults to FutureProof while he is figuring out what his next problem is to solve. He joins in on the programs to give feedback on how FutureProof can improve on the concepts and delivery of the program to increase the impact on the kids that come through the programs.

“Entrepreneurship is more than starting a business. It’s a way of changing your own life and other people’s lives by creating employment…”

Sarah-Jane Boden

Parent

 

Sarah-Jane is an entrepreneur and has 2 young boys whom she wanted to see learn formally about entrepreneurship and asked FutureProof to run a private Biz Club in the afternoons at her company’s office, SoulProviders.

Sarah-Jane had this to say about the program:

“The feedback from the SoulProviders kids after one session was absolutely amazing – they’re so excited and enthused – their parents are delighted to see their kids feeling this way – this is how kids should feel about education in 2019. Instead of being held up to old fashioned ways of critiquing their skills or personalities – with a goal to move them all into being quiet and listening and fitting an average in the middle, even being told to test them or put them on medication to quieten them, they are encouraged to bring their whole selves, as they are, to the table – best idea ever. Thanks so much! My hope is renewed.”

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Building 3
Floor 1
Fourways Manor Office Park
3 Macbeth Avenue
Fourways
2055

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