Africa has one of the lowest rates of entrepreneurship in the world and just like any other underdeveloped country youth unemployment remains an area of concern. Entrepreneurship education is virtually absent from formal curricula (MoEST,2015; World Bank, 2010). RISE’s research and development team believes a new approach to entrepreneurship education is needed to help change this. We want to help our youth to develop the outlook, mind-set and attitude they need to become future leaders, industrialist, innovators and millionaires. Entre-Psych Education is a model that uses personal development and psychotherapy methodologies to conditional high-growth, high-scale, high-impact and funding worthy entrepreneurs.
RETHINKING ENTREPRENEURSHIP EDUCATION
RISE is a school by entrepreneurs for entrepreneurs, most schools lack real entrepreneurial teaching, this made us rethink entrepreneurship education and solve the complex puzzle. We decided to do some things differently, by taking a tour guide approach rather than a travel agent approach.
Content and modules are designed to facilitate the entrepreneurial mindset, to encourage personal development and to stimulate entrepreneurs to give a contribution to the economy. In the fast-changing world and the impact of the 4th Industrial Revolution (4IR), it is hard to predict the jobs of the future, it is therefore imperative for entrepreneurs to be equipped to create value, while remaining adaptable and agile.
Riva School for Entrepreneurship is a school without a school, unlike a normal school – we don’t teach in the typical classroom setup, but in the heart of the community of entrepreneurship. With most innovative and ground-breaking educational solutions of learning and interaction, we educate future entrepreneurs in a flexible and agile way. We are creating entrepreneurship education we wish we had ourselves. Global School for Entrepreneurship is a platform/eco-system rather than a generic school. It’s about applied science, bringing state of the art theory in practice by learning through doing.