For students 16-21 years old
This practice-based course aims to equip our young people with practical tools that can help them apply creativity on practice and set on the path towards empowerment, sustainability and success.
The aim is to make young people more work-ready/employable. Upon completion, students receive certificates. And, because employers need motivated and high-performing creative individuals like our students, we connect them to leading companies and organisations for internships and employment opportunities.
Students practice our Five-Step Practical Creativity Framework, a step-by-step approach to the innovation process that demystifies and clarifies it. Practicing solving real-life challenges that affect their daily life, students improve problem solving skill, entrepreneurship and team-creativity. They learn how to think outside the box, kick-start a new idea, and get a job done better. They come to see leadership as the ability to generate effective solutions and inspire people to act for change.
For example, our students of Githirwa Secondary School in Naivasha, Kenya, wanted to improve their school lunches. Their solution was to develop a small farm on the school grounds. They came up with ideas as to what they will be growing on the farm and how and to whom they will be selling their produce. They drew out their plans and presented those to their school directors. After obtaining their support, students began to implement their plans. They installed fencing, approached local flower farmers and obtained recycled greenhouse covering materials, and within three or so months they were harvesting their first tomatoes. Our facilitators and the school’s teachers were surprised at the students’ great enthusiasm: 'Where does it all come from?', they asked. And the students, encouraged by the results of their work, exclaimed: 'Is this how you do things? Its easy!'
Our students have gone on to become high-performing employees at top global companies such as Unilever. Read the story of Hellen to get inspired.
CEL is delivered currently online only
Starting date: 16 September 2021
Duration: 10 weeks
Places are limited