How can we help people in developing countries address poverty in their own community?
The students will develop a product to sell at an entrepreneur fair. The profit created by the fair will be donated to create a micro-loan for an entrepreneur in a developing country. Inquiry will be sustained throughout the project through seven core questions.
- What is involved in the entrepreneurial process? Interviewing local small business owners in the surrounding area.
- What will I make? Determining a project idea and developing a prototype.
- How much will my product cost? Determining price per unit and a selling price which would generate a reasonable profit.
- Where can we get the money to make our product? Learning about loans, developing an investment pitch, and presenting that pitch in front of an authentic audience.
- What makes packaging appealing? Analyzing commercial packaging, developing an initial sketch, designing and producing packaging.
- How can we make people aware of our fair? Working in teams to develop and publish a variety of types of advertising.
- How has our money impacted an entrepreneur’s life? Receiving follow-up feedback from the entrepreneur benefited.
CONNECTIONS AND PERSPECTIVES:
This project allows students to serve others through giving them the opportunity to earn money which can be used to provide the resources to enable a person in need to earn a livelihood. Through doing this, the students will understand that God blesses us with resources which enable us to bless others.