With your help a dream will turn into a book. Our books allow the poorest children in India believe in themselves. The key is the combination of stories and skills, heroes who have learned something, and teaching skills that young adults living in poverty need the most: children learn entrepreneurial skills at school!
Our book will be part of an already existing and well tested and established book series. Each book tells the story of an entrepreneur and teaches an entrepreneurial skill: how to create a business plan, about marketing and time management and the importance of networks. One book each week, for a full academic year, mandated by the government. The best part? Each book tells the stories of a real social entrepreneur. Get to know more here: http://www.goingtoschool.com/
But first of all, back to our dream. It’s a dream about taking chances and giving a life a whole new direction. You or me could have dreamed this dream. Two adolescent Indians have made this dream come true. Being poor they had come from a a stony road but never stopped believing in their social enterprise. They fought adverse circumstances because they had courage. Important things had tob e learned but they stayed focussed and were confident. Their success has prooven them right.
Today the two social entrepreneurs tell other young people their story. They have the urge to encourage others, with a similar background like themselves, to also believe in themselves and their dreams. We now want to share this story with 10,000 of the poorest children in India. We believe in stories that have the power to change a life!
Our book will be part of an existing series of books whose stories inspire and bring knowledge to schools in India. Knowledge that transforms the poorest young people of India into heroes. Heroes who learn entrepreneurial skills. Skills that answer the problems of our time with an entrepreneurial solutions and the rising youth unemployment to oppose. Together with our Indian partner organization the book will be written and designed. It will first be tested with 400 children to subsequently bringing it to100 schools to 10,000 children.
"I think stories can help them to understand the importance of education. They create values. Our values are sketchy: each other, within our society, to school. And the enormous unemployment is one of our most powerful challenges. "Smita, a teacher at the school in xx yy.
It works - every week, 200,000 times. Every week 200,000 children in the states of Bihar and Jarkahnt (incidentally, two of the poorest in India) learn new skills through stories. The results of their work have been recorded and analyzed to the smallest detail.