Newsletter 2017 12

EEESAY NEWS Entrepreneurial and Environmental Empowerment for South African Youth

November

Celebrating this year’s achievements

A message from the EEESAY team What a year it has been! We - Sue, Siyanda, Fezile, Sane, Stephen and Susannah, have loved every minute of EEESAY’s first year and hope you have too. We are all so proud of your achievements, with many of you taking the first steps in an exciting entrepreneurial and environmental journey. As you’ll see from the 2017 programme accomplishments on page 3, the EEESAY team was REALLY busy this year, travelling 39,000km, which is the equivalent of travelling from the top to the bottom of the African continent 4.8 times! But it was worth it to meet you all and we can’t wait to see your school businesses grow over the next two years.

Finally, we wish you all a very happy festive period and look forward to seeing you all in the New year when we begin our workshops in January and February.

EEESAYS First Marketplace events!

In October, we hosted two marketplace events: one at Cathcart in Eastern Cape and another at Dr Joseph Shabalala High Schools in Ladysmith, KZN.

The first ever EEESAY Marketplace events had a great turnout with 221 people attending! From 29 schools across Eastern Cape and Kwa– Zulu Natal. Highlights of the events included seeing the school businesses in action during the Market Places, hearing great conversations about the environment and business during the ‘World Café’ and eating the tasty lunches catered by Ekwaluseni, Amahlubi and Dr Shabalala, with W B Rubushana and Amazulu High Schools providing the drinks through their Tuck Shop businesses. We cant wait to do it all again next year!

“I learned how to work with other people/learners from other schools whom I don’t even know and to work as a team is a huge success. What I like is that I did not feel like I am not from this school or around, I feel like I am just like a family [at the market place]” Sinoxolo Rodolo, from Sobantu Senior Secondary

“I learnt that there are so many ways that a person can start up a business and that you can start little but with the knowledge that it will be bigger. I liked that everyone/school had their own thing (business) and they have done very well which inspired me and my mates to do more” - Sivenathi Gqola from Mzontsundu Senior Secondary

The EEESAY newsletter will be sent out quarterly. If you have news to share, please email us at sue .spies@wessa.co.za or Sanelisiwe@teachamantofish.org.uk

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