Bamenda Friday 17th July 2015 – Tobby Vision Computers’ Practical Computer Education For Cameroon Colleges, the official MINESEC Computer Science textbook for Competition
The summer holidays have arrived, and while most young people are playing inter–quarter games and becoming anxious for the summer to begin, students of Tobby Vision Computers are taking their Computer Studies and creativity to the next level.
As a result of Mr. Cornelius Tawong, Lead Computer Studies Teacher, entering his class into the School Enterprise Challenge, students are learning what it means to run a business. The goal of the competition is to give students real life experience in business and bring awareness to the importance of sustainability. Whilst Tobby Vision Computers will be re-investing some of the profits back into their business to ensure that it continues to thrive, they will be spending the rest on new educational ICT equipment. Using the teachers, students and documentation of their school, the students of Tobby Vision Bambui decided to write a textbook for Secondary Schools. Their textbook will be sold to parents and national bookshops. Student Chana Mary comments, “This textbook project has been so much fun! We’re working as a team, learning about writing and publishing business, and the profits we make are going to support our school. I’m on the marketing team… we’ve got some great ideas.” Students aren’t the only happy ones. Mr. Tawong states, “I am enjoying the healthy competition the School Enterprise Challenge is creating among the students; also, watching them become passionate about writing and publishing business is encouraging. The skills they’re learning will last a lifetime! It’s truly an academically enriching experience.”
Winners of the School Enterprise Challenge will be announced at the end of the year. Tobby Vision Computers is hopeful they will win first prize, but their main concern is keeping the business going for the years to come. Be the first to know, buy the book at amazon on: http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B010NBXLPQ/ref=cm_sw_r_fa_dp_.P0Kvb02390NF
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The School Enterprise Challenge is a global competition for educational institutions in developing countries, with the goal of creating groups of globally aware, socially responsible young entrepreneurs. It is run by the UK based NGO, Teach A Man To Fish. This competition is a fantastic opportunity for schools to set up student-led businesses that not only generate real profits, but that also grow and develop year on year. For more information visit www.schoolenterprisechallenge.org
Teach A Man To Fish is an international non-profit organization working to improve the relevancy, quality, and availability of education in developing countries. Their pioneering approach uses profit-making school-run businesses to teach entrepreneurship and livelihood skills. This model allows schools to generate additional income, improving their financial sustainability, while at the same time enabling them to offer a more relevant and higher quality education. For more information visit www.teachamantofish.org.uk