Written by Julian Uy / Photos by Julian Uy
Kidpreneur is a registered club activity under Meco that caters to kids in grade school. It hopes to teach them the importance of saving and entrepreneurship.
The day was filled with dark clouds which hinted to eventual rainfall but even somber weather was not enough to dampen the members’ spirits. Excited chatter crowded the air in the classroom as volunteers met the children they were assigned to assist. Each group went about how they would best sell their food whilst getting to know each other through small talk.
After a few minutes of discussion, groups went out one after another to try their luck in the different grade level faculty rooms. The harrowing silence of the faculty room was broken by the piercing screams of ecstatic children. The little entrepreneurs invaded faculty rooms and the break time of the basketball team to sell all their candies and drinks. In a span of less than an hour, most of their products had already sold out. Although at first kids had reported feeling weird about the activity, they later on came around stating that they felt fulfilled being able to sell everything to students and teachers alike. They found that they were lacking stocks for their other customers who weren’t able to receive and went so far as to request that more be brought next session.
All in all, it was a promising start for MEcO’s kidpreneur!