Zila Parishad Nagpur (Secondary School Education Department), in collaboration with Global Alliance for Mass Entrepreneurship (GAME) and its alliance partner Udhyam Learning Foundation (Udhyam), recently launched the Entrepreneurial Mindset Development Programme (EMDP) for ninth-grade students in 30 schools across Nagpur district. According to an official announcement, this initiative aims to cultivate a mindset of entrepreneurship and upskill students through a hands-on, experiential learning approach.
Udhyam states that as part of the effort, it will provide the selected teachers with a full-day Training of Trainers (ToT) session to equip them with the tools and procedures they need to properly apply the EMDP, which will be carried out over the following eight to ten weeks.
As per the statement, the EMDP is a three-month programme for students involving creativity, project implementation and the development of entrepreneurial mindsets and skills. The programme will culminate in a District Exhibition in March 2024, where the top 10 projects will be showcased and rewarded.
Speaking about the development, Founder & CEO of Udhyam Learning Foundation, Mekin Maheshwari, said:
In a world where adaptability and creativity are paramount, the EMDP equips students with the mindset and skills needed to navigate the challenges and opportunities of the 21st century.
Udhyam Learning Foundation believes every individual has an intrinsic human potential waiting to be harnessed. The organization aspires to equip individuals to discover their potential and claim ownership over their future. The platform uses state partnerships, contextualized curricula, product interventions, and business capability training to enable entrepreneurial mindsets and behavioural changes. It aims to build a thriving and supportive ecosystem where everyone feels empowered to define their path. Udhyam works with governments, corporations, nonprofit organizations and other organizations. It appreciates its partners’ generous funds, time, and valuable collaboration contributions.