Did you know that the development of skills such as creativity, teamwork and decision making are key points of an entrepreneurial education? These skills can be acquired from the basic levels of education, however, many schools are not fully aware of the advantages they offer, not only for the personal and professional life of students, but for the growth of society in general.
What is entrepreneurship education and why is it so important?
Entrepreneurship education is part of an educational approach that seeks to provide students with the knowledge, resources and tools necessary to identify opportunities, create or manage projects, and take risks.
The objective? That students learn to innovate, guided by the intention of seeking more effective solutions to social problems in order to generate a positive impact on the environment in which they operate. In other words, it is the education that tomorrow's leaders need.
By cultivating a proactive, action-oriented mindset, entrepreneurship education stimulates the ability to take on the economic, political and social challenges of today's society. In doing so, students begin to see themselves as confident, self-reliant agents of change who are empowered to pursue their goals and actively contribute to the development of their communities.
Stimulate creativity and innovation
In addition, this approach fosters in them the ability to generate original ideas and find new ways to address the challenges of an increasingly globalized world. In fact, fostering creativity and innovation also promotes economic and social development, since it generates novel solutions to existing problems in society.
Developing solidarity and cooperation
All of the above, undoubtedly, cannot be achieved without important skills such as joint decision-making, effective communication and teamwork. It is here where components such as empathy, respect, tolerance and solidarity are the key to resolving conflicts, building consensus and advocating for a more just future, where the plurality of opinions is recognized.
Protagonists of entrepreneurship: Success stories from an early age
Two clear examples of how entrepreneurial education can bear great fruit before college are Julián Fernández and Allison Avendaño, two young people who, as minors, founded their own companies and today enjoy global recognition.
Spanish-born Julián Fernández was 16 years old when he launched the first Spanish picosatellite into space. Now, his startup called FOSSA Systems (Free Open Source Software and Aerospace Systems) aims to put into orbit a constellation of 80 small satellites to expand access to IoT connectivity (Internet of Things) in rural and maritime areas, located outside the coverage of 3G or 4G networks.
With this, his company seeks to complement the infrastructure already deployed by other companies, but with lighter and more affordable equipment for the market, providing enormous benefits in terms of costs. As he explains, a connectivity with stationary satellites costs around 50 or 100 euros per month, but with his technology it is possible to pay only 4 or 5 euros per month.
On the other hand, there is Allison Avendaño, a Colombian girl who, at only 11 years of age, founded Digitally School. This digital school of entrepreneurship and marketing teaches children and young people between the ages of 6 and 16 how to turn their dreams into business.
Together with guest experts in each subject, it offers workshops on digital marketing, programming, brand design, content creation for social networks and much more, so that children learn how to use technology to start their own businesses. Today, it has students from Europe, North America and Latin America.
In short, it is crucial that entrepreneurship education not only be limited to universities, but that it be integrated from the earliest levels of education. By doing so, students are given the opportunity to acquire a mindset that prepares them to responsibly face the challenges of an increasingly competitive and changing future. So that they can even become protagonists of positive change in society.
It is also important to remember that entrepreneurial education is not only about creating entrepreneurs, but rather, it is committed to developing leaders capable of making a significant impact on the economy and society as a whole.
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