This inspiring event wouldn’t have been possible without the unwavering support of our partners. A heartfelt thank you goes to FINCO, BNP Paribas, EdHeroes, SAP, and the Big Issue. Their belief in the potential of youth-led social enterprises to drive positive change has been instrumental in making this event a reality.
Amidst all the remarkable projects, certain schools distinguished themselves and emerged as champions in their respective categories. Join us in extending congratulations to:
Best Teamwork Award – Cairo English School (Egypt): Cairo English School’s collaborative spirit and unity of purpose were truly commendable in setting up their social enterprise, Brew Break. Each member of the team possesses a unique set of skills to ensure the coffee bar for students which also produces fertiliser from used coffee grounds is run in an efficient and impactful way.
Best Product Award – Sekolah Kebangsaan (Malaysia): Sekolah Kebangsaan wowed the dragons with their innovative product, showcasing how creativity and sustainability can seamlessly coexist. Their dedication to creating soaps with used kitchen oils as a natural base was very innovative, with their long-term plan to use the profits to buy stainless steel kitchen filter equipment to prevent drain blockages in the future.
Best Environmental Impact Award – Riverside Primary School (England): Riverside Primary School’s Eco-Committee project exemplifies the transformative potential of social enterprises in promoting environmental sustainability. Set up in 2021, the committee has already won multiple awards for their work – including 2 Green Flags as well as an award at the first Social Enterprise Academy Awards in July 2023.
Most Impactful Social Enterprise Award – St Bernard’s Social Enterprise: St Bernard’s Social Enterprise Committee demonstrated a holistic approach to social and environmental challenges. They have set up various strands to their business including selling their re-usable products and personalised t-shirts with profits raising money for their local foodbank.