Eveline High School
Giving girls entrepreneurial skills in an ever-changing world
- Prize Category: Innovation
- Format: Lecture
- Country: Zimbabwe
- Languages: Streamed live in English with automated captions in Arabic, English, French, Portuguese, Spanish, Japanese, Filipino, Malay, Serbian and Hindi.
- Learn more about the Top Ten Shortlisted Schools in the Innovation category on the World’s Best School Prizes website.
Eveline High School in Zimbabwe caters for girls from all corners of the metropolitan city of Bulawayo, mostly coming from low-income households. Despite limited resources, it has launched an array of often student-led entrepreneurial programmes to prepare its students for the modern world.
The school has been recognised as one of the most progressive girls’ schools in the city, working with a number of local partners and organisations to help expand the experiences of its pupils. Its ethos is to “develop a lady to stand up for themselves in an ever-changing world.” It emphasises a strong entrepreneurial mindset within its students and hopes to produce learners who become leaders in their own right. Seeking to deviate from traditional forms of teaching, the school has worked to ensure that its students are exposed to a range of different opportunities and challenge-based learning and that they develop vital soft skills. It also scaled up its activities to incorporate a centre for talent development which focuses on creative arts such as poetry, drama, art and other programmes that allow students to have a space to address issues in their society.
Its latest project was Nutri-Bar, an organic energy bar, developed by students to address nutrition security among teenagers. The bar was born out of research conducted by students who learned that most teenagers either skip breakfast or tend to eat unhealthier foods. By developing a healthy bar that was enticing to students, the school’s innovation helped contribute to a healthier student body.
Moderator: Thabani H. Moyo
Thabani is an educator, playwright and director. He is an author and director of ceremonies. He has been in the teaching field for more than 20 years where he has developed to become part of the examiners in the areas of Ndebele (language) and Performing Arts.
Speaker 1: Jobert Ngwenya
Jobert Ngwenya is an entrepreneurship educator, an author and digital content creator. Jobert has a passion for education reform that meets the 21st century needs. He has been actively involved in education reform by advocating to digital inclusion, challenge based learning and entrepreneurship education. Together with his learners, they have managed to win various national and global grants and prizes in the area of entrepreneurship education and challenge based learning.
Speaker 2: Nomathemba Takabinga
Nomathemba is the school counsellor actively invloved in ensuring learner welfare. She also plays a pivotal role in the health issues of the school. She has been a teacher and counsellor for more than twenty five years.