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SA Teen Entrepreneur Trust

With such high unemployment among young people in South Africa, there is great need to rethink strategy. SA Teen Entrepreneur Foundation was formed specifically to instill a culture of entrepreneurship in teenagers . Its findings have been both eye opening and challenging. SA Teen Entrepreneur Foundation has therefore embarked on a campaign to introduce a culture of entrepreneurship in teenagers through workshops, seminars, exhibitions and conferences. Youth unemployment in South Africa has reached crisis point, and it is vital that we explore new ways to actively bring young people into the economy. In this document, which outlines practical ways in which a culture of teen entrepreneurship can be actively encouraged in South Africa, a number of interventions are proposed which, if implemented, would contribute to an environment in which it is easier than at present to start a business as a young person. Our definition of teenagers is 13-19years. Most of our target market for this proposal are in high schools.