Kidpreneur at AGS fair

Written by Julian Uy / Photos by Dannica Cabangong

Kidpreneur provides ateneo gradeschoolers with yet again naother avenue to show off their entrepreneurial skills.

 

For the Ateneo grade schoolers, the school fair is a long-awaited event before the beginning of a long and arduous period of studying. It is an opportunity to relax and let loose, but while some may take this opportunity to run around and play, others such as the kids from Kidpreneur use this time to immerse themselves in the experience of entrepreneurship.

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18 kids chose to be part of this experience, each having 1 hour to man the stall and roam around the boisterous campus in search of more customers.Their snacks for sale entailed the small yet juicy sisig wrap and the thin yet filling cheese sticks.

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The volunteers of Meco aided the kids by accompanying them around the campus and helping them sell their products

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The kids were like little balls of energy for the entirety of the two-day fair. They ran, they sold, they laughed, they cooked (putting food in a microwave), but most of all, they learned! So finally, after having sold 400 pieces of sisig wrap and 420 cheese sticks, the little entrepreneurs of MEcO reported feeling happy to have been able to step out of their comfort zones to talk to people.

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Kidpreneur

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.

 

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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.

 

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All in all, it was a promising start for MEcO’s kidpreneur!

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