Self-sufficient schools: How schools can make money for themselves

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Many schools rely on outside donors and/or tuition fees to meet their ongoing running costs.

It is also possible for a school to make money in other ways to cover some or all of these costs e.g. by running one or more small businesses based at the school.

If you have been successful in this how did you start, what challenges did you face and how did you overcome them, what benefits have there been to the school and its students?

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I posted this under the old general task a few months ago, so am now adding it here too so that it is in the correct section

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Teach A Man To Fish
http://www.teachamantofish.org.uk
provide advice to schools who wish to become self-sufficient by running school-based businesses.

They have many resources of interest to schools that wish to become self-sufficient as well as on teaching business skills to students.
See http://www.teachamantofish.org.uk/resources.php

http://www.teachamantofish.org.uk/aboutus.php gives more information on what they do.

The initial focus was on schools that provide agricultural education, but it now covers any schools that wish to become self sufficient.

Schools and other interested organisations can join their network http://www.teachamantofish.org.uk/members/register.php

"The TeachAManToFish Members' Network is an international network of more schools, education organizations and individuals working in education committed to sustainable approaches to tackling rural poverty.

We want to provide a forum for practitioners and organisations to share ideas and innovations, and to foster South-South relations in this field.

Membership is free and offers members the chance to take part in online forums, attend international conferences, and receive a quarterly newsletter."

They don't provide funding, but could be a great source of advice and give an opportunity to share information with other schools who have similar interests.

Mary

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Hello Mary,

Long without hearing from u, students can also learn how to make soap too.

frank

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As previously mentioned, a project is being started in a remote part of Togo by Dr Noar. Below is his view of how best DIY Solar can be used there. I'm amazed that no-one else has considered using this in schools where it has such great potential!

We believe the DIY Solar Kit is the ideal item to empower the youth, we see great potential in it and a possible partnership with the International Youth Foundation. It could be the perfect learning kit for school aged children to build and get familiar with basics of electricity and solar energy. Not only for kids there, but also for kids here, who could then send the kits in Togo. Put is a plastic tube it turns easily into a flashlight and could simplify the lives of hundreds of children. Most of them have no mean to read at night or do their homework, and simply 3 LEDs provide enough light to study all night. As the kit can also power a calculator or a radio, it has multiple uses, is cheap, and quite easy to build if the panel and the battery are already wired. We hope to spread what you've invented, because we see great potential in teaching the youth how to build the DIY solar kits, and empower kids for a better future.

We are looking forward to bringing those with us in Togo and will surely send you pictures and keep you updated on how it will be used!

graham knight, graham075@googlemail.com

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Mary === Better By Design: The Tanzania School Making Education Pay In the few years since Teach A Man To Fish was born, more and more schools around the world have taken up the challenge of creating entrepreneurial education programs that generate funds as well as learning. Every once in a while though we come across a school that's truly special - and [url=http://www.arkafrica.org/]Ark Africa's[/url] Boko Education Centre outside Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania is just such an example. For a start they cover around 55% of total costs from an impressive range of activities including mushroom cultivation, poultry, vegetable gardening, carpentry and catering services as well as diverse handcrafts; from Batik clothing, pillow covers and table cloth sets, to T-shirt printing, tailoring, and embroidery. More unusual, students get paid for work they do on campus just like the school's regular staff - by check at the end of the month. Similar to work study programs in developed countries this helps students to stay in education by reducing the financial incentive to drop out. The Boko Student Credit Union is also an important piece in Ark's sustainable education strategy. Every secondary school student has a bank account. Students save and can apply for a loan either to help their families grow and improve their small businesses or to develop their own business initiatives. Students are also taught the key principles of saving, investment, money management and financial record keeping. Other interesting innovations include a mentoring initiative where students are matched with a local professional - a big brother/big sister figure who helps prepare them for life after school with all its temptations, opportunities and challenges. Ark also assists students wanting to continue in education with financial support in exchange for which they're required to return to school to volunteer in a variety of roles. It's a model that pays today and pays for tomorrow supporting students who 'pay it forward' to help the next generation - truly a fine example of Education That Pays For Itself! Come and discover Ark's Boko Center first hand at Education That Pays For Itself 2010 - for more info, [url=http://www.educationthatpaysforitself.org/]click here![/url] === Bright Spark: Inspired Ugandan Student's Entrepreneurial Dealings On the surface Lawrence Ndalinke may seem a regular Second Year student at St. Denis Secondary School in Makondo, Uganda - but he's also the perfect example of the kind of young 'entrepreneur-in-waiting' that it only takes a small spark to ignite. At the end of last year St. Denis started a guest speaker series where owners of successful local businesses came to share their experience and advice with the students. After attending one of these talks 16-year-old Lawrence felt so inspired that he decided that he too wanted to become self-sufficient and support his family. Unfortunately as a student from a poor family Lawrence had no capital at all, no land, and little time during term after his 1.5 hour walk each day to and from school. However, where there is a will, there is a way! Lawrence's first idea was to sell banana pancakes. This little tasty snack is cheap to make and due to its popularity, there is always a market for it in the villages. To generate the money he needed to set up his pancake business, however, Lawrence began to design and produce beautiful posters and cards using old cardboard boxes. Ultimately his card business turned out to be so successful that he chose to focus on it instead. He now sells his art work to anyone and everyone from the Sisters at the parish church to foreign volunteers passing through. As St Denis' school businesses get fully started - a dairy, supply shop, plantain orchard and recently a corn mill - more students like Lawrence will have a chance to get hands-on business and practical experience of larger scale enterprises. And after seeing the change a spark of inspiration can create, you can only imagine the impact that lighting a fire of possibilities like this will have on them - we'll keep you informed! [teaser] => Below is an extract from the latest newsletter from [url=http://teachamantofish.org.uk/]Teach A Man To Fish[/url], which might be of interest to those of you aiming to make your schools more self-suffient, and who are teaching business skills to students. Lots of great ideas! You can also [url=http://www.teachamantofish.org.uk/members/register.php]join their network[/url] to learn from others doing similar work. Membership is free of charge. Mary === Better By Design: The Tanzania School Making Education Pay [log] => [format] => 1 [uid] => 2698 [name] => MaryS [picture] => [data] => a:8:{s:8:"og_email";s:1:"1";s:16:"privatemsg_allow";i:1;s:28:"privatemsg_setmessage_notify";i:1;s:17:"messaging_default";s:4:"mail";s:7:"contact";i:0;s:16:"nodecomment_sort";s:1:"2";s:29:"taxonomy_image_disable_images";i:0;s:8:"options1";s:1:"3";} [path] => group/education/project/task/discussion/great-examples-businesses-schools-tamtf-newsletter [field_embedded_video] => Array ( [0] => Array ( [embed] => [value] => [provider] => [data] => Array ( ) ) ) [field_external_link] => Array ( [0] => Array ( [url] => [title] => [attributes] => N; ) [1] => Array ( [url] => [title] => [attributes] => N; ) ) [comment_type] => task_discussion [og_groups] => Array ( [0] => 67802 ) [og_groups_both] => Array ( [67802] => Education ) [og_public] => 1 [tags] => [nodewords] => Array ( ) [trid] => 0 [language] => en [i18n_status] => 0 [taxonomy] => Array ( ) [translation] => Array ( ) [cid] => 286966 [pid] => 0 [hostname] => 81.151.57.132 [thread] => 03/ [mail] => [homepage] => [comment_target_nid] => 248997 [depth] => 0 )

Below is an extract from the latest newsletter from Teach A Man To Fish, which might be of interest to those of you aiming to make your schools more self-suffient, and who are teaching business skills to students. Lots of great ideas!

You can also join their network to learn from others doing similar work. Membership is free of charge.

Mary

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Better By Design: The Tanzania School Making Education Pay

In the few years since Teach A Man To Fish was born, more and more schools around the world have taken up the challenge of creating entrepreneurial education programs that generate funds as well as learning.

Every once in a while though we come across a school that's truly special - and Ark Africa's Boko Education Centre outside Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania is just such an example.

For a start they cover around 55% of total costs from an impressive range of activities including mushroom cultivation, poultry, vegetable gardening, carpentry and catering services as well as diverse handcrafts; from Batik clothing, pillow covers and table cloth sets, to T-shirt printing, tailoring, and embroidery.

More unusual, students get paid for work they do on campus just like the school's regular staff - by check at the end of the month. Similar to work study programs in developed countries this helps students to stay in education by reducing the financial incentive to drop out.

The Boko Student Credit Union is also an important piece in Ark's sustainable education strategy. Every secondary school student has a bank account. Students save and can apply for a loan either to help their families grow and improve their small businesses or to develop their own business initiatives. Students are also taught the key principles of saving, investment, money management and financial record keeping.

Other interesting innovations include a mentoring initiative where students are matched with a local professional - a big brother/big sister figure who helps prepare them for life after school with all its temptations, opportunities and challenges.

Ark also assists students wanting to continue in education with financial support in exchange for which they're required to return to school to volunteer in a variety of roles.

It's a model that pays today and pays for tomorrow supporting students who 'pay it forward' to help the next generation - truly a fine example of Education That Pays For Itself!

Come and discover Ark's Boko Center first hand at Education That Pays For Itself 2010 - for more info, click here!

===

Bright Spark: Inspired Ugandan Student's Entrepreneurial Dealings

On the surface Lawrence Ndalinke may seem a regular Second Year student at St. Denis Secondary School in Makondo, Uganda - but he's also the perfect example of the kind of young 'entrepreneur-in-waiting' that it only takes a small spark to ignite.

At the end of last year St. Denis started a guest speaker series where owners of successful local businesses came to share their experience and advice with the students.

After attending one of these talks 16-year-old Lawrence felt so inspired that he decided that he too wanted to become self-sufficient and support his family.

Unfortunately as a student from a poor family Lawrence had no capital at all, no land, and little time during term after his 1.5 hour walk each day to and from school.

However, where there is a will, there is a way!

Lawrence's first idea was to sell banana pancakes. This little tasty snack is cheap to make and due to its popularity, there is always a market for it in the villages.

To generate the money he needed to set up his pancake business, however, Lawrence began to design and produce beautiful posters and cards using old cardboard boxes. Ultimately his card business turned out to be so successful that he chose to focus on it instead.

He now sells his art work to anyone and everyone from the Sisters at the parish church to foreign volunteers passing through.

As St Denis' school businesses get fully started - a dairy, supply shop, plantain orchard and recently a corn mill - more students like Lawrence will have a chance to get hands-on business and practical experience of larger scale enterprises.

And after seeing the change a spark of inspiration can create, you can only imagine the impact that lighting a fire of possibilities like this will have on them - we'll keep you informed!

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One way that may work, is to have a jar or a box of pieces of paper. Each paper must have a question written on it, the question could be from science, geography, english, maths etc. But make sure each term you have written on the piece of paper you know the meaning of that term. You could write the answer of that question in a book in alphabetical order. For each question an individual chooses from a box or jar, you must charge one penny. When the question has been chosen, for example what is chemical formula for salt? As you know the answer is NaCl. If the person gets the answer wrong, you must give the answer if they dont know it. In this way both parties learns something from each other and money can be raised for schools, you could try this technique on a regular basis.

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Teach A Man To Fish posted this on their Facebook page http://www.facebook.com/teachamantofish earlier today:

Quote:
Teach A Man To Fish Uganda are holding a workshop "Overcoming Challenges and Creating Solutions for Sustainable Education in Uganda" in Kampala on Friday 10th February 2012. Email emily@teachamantofish.org.uk for details and registration

May be of interest to those of you working in schools or other education-related projects in Uganda. I do not have any more information on this event. If you are interested in attending, please contact them directly.

Mary

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Just imagine what would happen if every school in the bush of Africa, the jungles of Latin America and the mountains of Asia had a computer and DVD library to use for teaching and training. The internet is not necessary and is expensive in some areas. People can study for hours on a computer [home, office, cybercafé, etc] using DVDs. 7B people on earth and 2B cannot read [400M in India. 2M in the USA] but they can be educated using video/audio DVDs. Use HTTrack website copier [free] to download websites into computers and on to DVDs. Those without electricity use a computer, internally altered, to operate directly on 12 v. from a battery with a solar charger [email for instructions]. This opens up a whole new way to teach. Thousands of DVDs are available on hundreds of subjects and many are free. Nations University, nationsu.org: University courses for degrees. Arabic, Chinese, English, Español, Farsi, Français, Portugués. Free outside the USA. School in a Suitcase: http://winministries.org/website/index.php/nation2nation, a religious group, has hundreds of schools in many countries; over 100 in Cuba. A person with a computer [operating on 12 v.], printer and DVD library can travel from place to place, on a schedule, to teach and train people. This is a very simple, inexpensive, effective way to educate children, youth and adults Use a bicycle or a bicycle and trailer for transportation. Mobile schools: Vietnam: Computer literacy is a luxury. The Dariu Foundation provides computer training to kids in remote villages using a mobile school equipped with computers, internet access and access to e-library containing DVDs in agriculture, animal feeding, etc. Not only kids but clients benefit from this school. Dariu.org India: guardian.co.uk/global-development/video/2011/sep/30/india-mobile-school-video. Kenya: Education for pastoralist communities. changemakers.com/educationafrica/entries/mobile-schools-basic-education-pastoralist-communities teachamantofish.org.uk “Our organization helps kids from poor families across Africa, Asia and South America to get quality education. We work with schools to create new sources of income. Students get ‘hands-on’ involve-ment and learn practical skills and entrepreneurship”. teachamantofish.org.uk/school-box  The Learning Farm, Indonesia. thelearningfarm.com  S. F. Agriculture School, fundacionparaguaya.org.py/index.php?id=lo-que-hacemos. [English]  eldeber.com.bo/extra/2008-01-27/nota.php?id=080128000444 Colonia Pirai high school, Bolivia  http://schoolatblairgrocery.blogspot.com [USA]  auronepal.net [India]  peas.org.uk/  curriki.org [K-12]  world-virtual-school.com  e-learningforkids.org  inacol.org  edublogs.org  hippocampus.org/  nrocmath.org  oercommons.org/  Khanacademy.org [free courses. Can be downloaded on to DVDs and used anywhere]  Christian School Project - self-sustaining. R Stiff ron@montebelloacademy.org [Ecuador]  Chimala Christian Schools [grades 1-12] are self-sustaining. chimala@sbcglobal.net [Tanzania]  icr.org/essentials Creation science studies.  olpcnews.com [laptop computers for children] olpcnews.com/content/ebooks/100_book_server_with_20000_books_4w_power_consumption.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+OneLaptopPerChildNews+%28One+Laptop+Per+Child+News%29 Other useful information for training and/or profit generation  farming: organic, no-till in permanent beds using a machete/maize cutter. Never buy fertilizers, insecticides, pesticides. Input cost is 0 except for seed. [minifarms]  p4p.org [bicycles]  villagebicycleproject.org  mayapedal.org  nabuur.com  arapalgoatfarm.shutterfly.com [self-supporting students]  compatibletechnology.org  cd3wd.com [5 DVDs free to developing countries] Information for doing just about anything.  thefullbellyproject.org/Products.aspx  childrensbiblestudy.com  Study English: By email-weiady.org/subscribe/registration.htm or weiaudio.org/audio.htm  http://www.cityfarmer.info/2011/12/19/claudio-oliver-urban-farmer-in-brazil/#more-16803  School buildings made of plastic bottles Microloans: Students, after graduating, may need some funds for their farm or business. The model for that is: farmsinternational.com/FARMS-Sept11NL-What_is_wrong_with_microcredit.pdf [How to do it right]. farmsinternational.com/FARMS-Special_Edition-Nuts_and_Bolts.pdf Microloans: a. kiva.org b. kirfindia.org c. accion.org Request copy of : Training and income generating ideas and/or Farm training and income generating ideas. Farmers should have a copy of my Organic Farming DVD. Input cost is 0 except for seed and a drip line for irrigating [US$3]. Ken Hargesheimer, minifarms@gmail.com [teaser] => Self-supported Schools Training Self-supported Students Ag Missions: USA: TX, MS, FL, CA, AR, NM, WA; México, Rep. Dominicana, Cote d’Ivoire, Nigeria, Honduras, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Haití, England, Nicaragua, India, Uzbekistan. 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Self-supported Schools Training Self-supported Students
Ag Missions: USA: TX, MS, FL, CA, AR, NM, WA; México, Rep. Dominicana, Cote d’Ivoire, Nigeria,
Honduras, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Haití, England, Nicaragua, India, Uzbekistan. South Africa
minifarms@gmail,com,
Education is the only solution to poverty and population growth

A CD holds 650 MB. The Bible is 1.4 MB. Therefore, a CD holds 464 copies of the Bible. A DVD holds 3,000 copies of the Bible. A dual layer DVD holds 6,000 copies of the Bibles. DVDs should be loaded with educational materials: books, videos, Bible studies, etc. I have DVDs on farming and many others subjects for US50¢ each. Postage cost averages US$1. Just imagine what would happen if every school in the bush of Africa, the jungles of Latin America and the mountains of Asia had a computer and DVD library to use for teaching and training. The internet is not necessary and is expensive in some areas. People can study for hours on a computer [home, office, cybercafé, etc] using DVDs. 7B people on earth and 2B cannot read [400M in India. 2M in the USA] but they can be educated using video/audio DVDs. Use HTTrack website copier [free] to download websites into computers and on to DVDs. Those without electricity use a computer, internally altered, to operate directly on 12 v. from a battery with a solar charger [email for instructions]. This opens up a whole new way to teach. Thousands of DVDs are available on hundreds of subjects and many are free.
Nations University, nationsu.org: University courses for degrees. Arabic, Chinese, English, Español, Farsi, Français, Portugués. Free outside the USA.

School in a Suitcase: http://winministries.org/website/index.php/nation2nation, a religious group, has hundreds of schools in many countries; over 100 in Cuba. A person with a computer [operating on 12 v.], printer and DVD library can travel from place to place, on a schedule, to teach and train people. This is a very simple, inexpensive, effective way to educate children, youth and adults Use a bicycle or a bicycle and trailer for transportation.

Mobile schools:
Vietnam: Computer literacy is a luxury. The Dariu Foundation provides computer training to kids in remote villages using a mobile school equipped with computers, internet access and access to e-library containing DVDs in agriculture, animal feeding, etc. Not only kids but clients benefit from this school. Dariu.org

India: guardian.co.uk/global-development/video/2011/sep/30/india-mobile-school-video.

Kenya: Education for pastoralist communities. changemakers.com/educationafrica/entries/mobile-schools-basic-education-pastoralist-communities

teachamantofish.org.uk “Our organization helps kids from poor families across Africa, Asia and South America to get quality education. We work with schools to create new sources of income. Students get ‘hands-on’ involve-ment and learn practical skills and entrepreneurship”. teachamantofish.org.uk/school-box

 The Learning Farm, Indonesia. thelearningfarm.com
 S. F. Agriculture School, fundacionparaguaya.org.py/index.php?id=lo-que-hacemos. [English]
 eldeber.com.bo/extra/2008-01-27/nota.php?id=080128000444 Colonia Pirai high school, Bolivia
http://schoolatblairgrocery.blogspot.com [USA]
 auronepal.net [India]
 peas.org.uk/
 curriki.org [K-12]
 world-virtual-school.com
 e-learningforkids.org
 inacol.org
 edublogs.org
 hippocampus.org/
 nrocmath.org
 oercommons.org/
 Khanacademy.org [free courses. Can be downloaded on to DVDs and used anywhere]
 Christian School Project - self-sustaining. R Stiff ron@montebelloacademy.org [Ecuador]
 Chimala Christian Schools [grades 1-12] are self-sustaining. chimala@sbcglobal.net [Tanzania]
 icr.org/essentials Creation science studies.
 olpcnews.com [laptop computers for children] olpcnews.com/content/ebooks/100_book_server_with_20000_books_4w_power_consumption.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+OneLaptopPerChildNews+%28One+Laptop+Per+Child+News%29

Other useful information for training and/or profit generation

 farming: organic, no-till in permanent beds using a machete/maize cutter. Never buy fertilizers, insecticides, pesticides. Input cost is 0 except for seed. [minifarms]
 p4p.org [bicycles]
 villagebicycleproject.org
 mayapedal.org
 nabuur.com
 arapalgoatfarm.shutterfly.com [self-supporting students]
 compatibletechnology.org
 cd3wd.com [5 DVDs free to developing countries] Information for doing just about anything.
 thefullbellyproject.org/Products.aspx
 childrensbiblestudy.com
 Study English: By email-weiady.org/subscribe/registration.htm or weiaudio.org/audio.htm
http://www.cityfarmer.info/2011/12/19/claudio-oliver-urban-farmer-in-bra...
 School buildings made of plastic bottles

Microloans: Students, after graduating, may need some funds for their farm or business. The model for that is: farmsinternational.com/FARMS-Sept11NL-What_is_wrong_with_microcredit.pdf [How to do it right]. farmsinternational.com/FARMS-Special_Edition-Nuts_and_Bolts.pdf

Microloans:
a. kiva.org
b. kirfindia.org
c. accion.org

Request copy of : Training and income generating ideas and/or Farm training and income generating ideas.

Farmers should have a copy of my Organic Farming DVD. Input cost is 0 except for seed and a drip line for irrigating [US$3].

Ken Hargesheimer, minifarms@gmail.com

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Hi everyone :)

Those of you who want to run school businesses to make money and to give your students the chance to gain practical business experience may be interested in reading about the winners in the Teach A Man To Fish 2011 School Enterprise Challenge at http://teachamantofish.org.uk/school-enterprise-challenge

If you are interested in entering the 2012 Challenge, you can find more information at http://schoolenterprisechallenge.org/

"The School Enterprise Challenge is a global competition for schools to establish new school-based enterprises, or to develop existing ones further. This is a fantastic opportunity to generate additional income for your school and develop partnerships with schools overseas - and by entering you stand a chance of winning a top prize of $5,000

Schools don't have to start on a large scale to stand a good chance of winning - we want schools to start enterprises with whatever resources they can get their hands on."

The Challenge Info section explains more about how it works.

Mary

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