Applications for the Teach a Man to Fish – School Enterprise Challenge 2019 is now open. This an international business programme for schools run by the educational charity organisation, Teach A Man To Fish. The organisation empowers students to develop essential 21st-century skills in a fun and interactive way.

Schools have the chance to get recognised at an international level and win prizes along the way for their outstanding work and impact. In addition, the event guides and supports teachers and students to plan and set up a sustainable school business. Also, students get the chance to gain hands-on experience of running a  business and generate real profits to help support their school or a social cause of their choice.


There is $50,000 in prize available for the most entrepreneurial schools, teachers and students. In addition, students and teachers get the chance to develop essential skills for the 21st century

Participating students

  • Get practical experience running a business
  • Learn essential life skills
  • Be part of a global movement of young entrepreneurs

Participating teachers

  • Learn business skills
  • Boost their curriculum vitae
  • Develop new teaching techniques
  • A chance to win prizes

All schools that complete the programme will receive a certificate of achievement at the end of the challenge.


The School Enterprise Challenge is open to all schools, including pre-primary schools, primary schools, secondary schools and technical/vocational colleges. However, universities are not eligible.


Interested applicants who want to be part of this network of enterprising schools across the world should check the Frequently Asked Questions and familiarise themselves with the listed procedures before applying online on or before Tuesday, May 14, 2019

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