Achievers International is the Enterprise Education Trust's online international programme. School students set up a student company and trade products with a student company in another country.
As well as trading with each other, young people learn more about each other's country and culture.
January 2014 - December 2014
Enterprise Education Trust
The project is designed to develop enterprise skills in young people in the UK and overseas.
Schools set up student companies and trade with others across the globe. As well as trading with each other, young people learn more about each other's country and culture, and develop enterprise, ICT, language, communication and employability skills.
Achievers International has been designed to be used across the globe. The programme is delivered online, with everything young people and their teachers need available on the website. The website is available in English, Spanish, French and German.
The project has recently been nominated for two awards -as 'Enterprise of the Year' in The Nexus Commonwealth Awards, and in the 'online skills and training' category for the Nominet Internet Awards.
We aim to increase the number of schools participating to 300 in the UK and around the world.
Activities» We plan to expand our work in Commonwealth countries, following our recent nomination for work to support 'Opportunity through Enterprise.'
The numbers of schools registered and participating in the project is monitored. We broker the partnerships and are regularly in contact with the schools.
We aim to make young people in the UK and overseas more entrepreneurial. We have developed a new online diagnostic tool which identifies the skills and attributes needed to be a successful entrepreneur. We aim to be able to monitor the effectiveness of the programme using this online diagnostic tool.
The main risk is that there is insufficient take up of the project, either in the UK or overseas. This would make it difficult for us to secure enough partner schools or have schools in countries where others wished to partner.
We produce regular newsletters updating donors on the project, which include case studies of our work. Major donors have more detailed reports.
Budget - Project Cost: £30,000Loading graph....
Amount Heading Description £15,000 Web development expanding the number of foreign languages and developing online diagnostic tool £3,000 Project Management part cost of the full-time Project Manager £5,000 Marketing development of new print resources, newsletters, etc £3,000 International Conference Prog cost of supporting our international confernces £4,000 Admin costs support costs for developing database of schools, etc.
The project is based in secondary schools in 30+ countries across the globe. The project is already in a number of Commonwealth countries including: Cameroon, Ghana, Kenya, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Tanzania, Uganda, India, Pakistan, Malaysia, Australia, Cyprus and the UK
Young people, aged 14-19. from across the globe will benefit from this project. They will develop enterprise, ICT, language, communication and employability skills. They will also learn about each other's country and culture.
The Trust has 35 years experience of working with young people and schools. More than 300,000 young people have taken part in the Trust's programmes in the last eight years alone.
We have been running Achievers International since 2007 and the project has expanded and grown in that time.
Read more about the Charity running this project.
Kevin Vagan has been the Achievers International Project Manager for the past few years. He has overall responsibility for the project.