The Best schools of Hyderabad irrespective of being an international or a local town school, and irrespective of the syllabus they follow CBSE/IB/IGCSE, have an obligation to cultivate and nurture Entrepreneurial skills in the children.
Dare Magazine says “Dream, adventure, determination, these sum up to be the secret traits of a successful entrepreneur. Is there a system which will help nurture this in our children? When we talk of building an entrepreneurial ecosystem, we do not think about this aspect. We talk of building better access to funds and mentors for instance or writing better policies for equal opportunity. But we do not build necessary social infrastructure for people to be adventurous, fail yet not go down. We forget Emerson’s words, “If you can make a bundle of all your successes and throw it behind your back and move on to start anew then, you are a man”.
The people who have walked through adversity have a better chance of success. But, we have not institutionalized this ability to walk through adversity or seek deliberately an adventure. This is not about organizing hikes and mountaineering tours, though they teach vital life skills. This is deeper than that. This is about setting free our young from our own personal prejudices.
As parents, are we brave enough to allow our children to pursue their dreams irrespective of results? As angels, are we ready to put good money behind those who demonstrate the three traits of entrepreneurship? As a society, can we encourage our children, younger nephews and cousins or friends to take risks in their lives? How many of us look with appreciation when someone comes up with an idea, however crazy it may be, and egg them to go on and implement it?”
After all, building these qualities from a very tender age is vital in building the entrepreneurial qualities in our young, in turn helping the country head in the right direction. Shouldn’t we be brave enough to encourage the Best schools, be it international or local, following CBSE or IB or any other curriculum for that matter, to inculcate this as part of their curricula?