Our Education Model

Education based on theory and practice, (50%-50% in time)

• How to use computer or how to keep records and internship and practical assignments General knowledge and specific skills (70%-30% in time)

• Promotion using modern media, saving classes, how to calculate price of your products, contracts & negotiation, and special classes for those who need it, such as bakery, learning how to feed cows/pigs and chicken, or greenhouse farming for who have or will start this kind of business.

Individual based and groups based (80%-20% in time)

• Most of the time the students follow classes with 8- 25 people, but market research and practical assignments and action plans making are only applicable for one at the time. We guide them individually through this process.

• Coaching and monitoring during 2 years after start up or expanding business. This is done through visits and we are in the process to develop an online tool for that with our new partner L-ift.

With help of two Dutch volunteers we made a new curriculum, which is student based and has a lot of practical elements in it.

The curriculum consists of the following topics:

  • General introduction on entrepreneurship and business
  • Personal growth
  • Marketing (Product, Person, Price, Place, Promotion)
  • Financial Management (Cost, Cost Reduction, Setting your Prices, Break Even analyses, Record Keeping)
  • ICT (Computer Skills, Internet and Excel)
  • Skills (Personal Skills, Business Ethics, Rules & Regulations, Risk Management, Time Management, Problem Solving, Behavior Change)
  • For start ups: Generate a business idea
  • For business groups: Functioning as a group, organization, leadership and membership relations, communication, elections & business group management
  • For expanding businesses: Business chains, Improving and expanding