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Posted on February 2nd 2016
Year 9 Budding Businessmen Become Global Citizens
On Tuesday 2nd February, Year 9 pupils who are taking part in the RISE charity Enterprise Challenge got the opportunity to skype with their partner student in India.
RISE (Rural India School Enterprise) is a charity set up to help pupils in West Bengal get access to education who couldn't normally have the means to.
Thirteen pupils are taking part in the project on two opposing teams who have been challenged to create their own social enterprise in order to raise money for charity. Harris Boys' Academy East Dulwich are the current champions of the challenge so this year's Year 9's have a real opportunity to follow in their footsteps.
Giving the boys the opportunity to skype their partner students allows them to see where their charity money will go and understand their differences in education from the UK to rural India.
All the boys who took part in today's skype session really enjoyed the experience and enjoyed chatting with their partner school about hobbies and interests.
Throughout this process the boys will continually skype with their partner schools to keep them updated on how their social enterprise is going.
Alex, Year 9 said the experience was "eye-opening" and Tyreece said it was "inspirational". The boys are now more focused on creating an exceptional social enterprise business to raise as much money to help education improve in West Bengal.
A big thankyou to Steph, Sanju and Sujoy from RISE for helping co-ordinate the Skype session and translating!