I was delighted to be appointed ‘advisor’ for the business game, run by local company Acumina. My remit was to guide a group of six 14 – 15 year olds who were tasked with putting on a corporate event. Each pupil was assigned a role covering project management, catering, marketing and finance, and I was hugely impressed with how these young people worked together, listening to each other ideas and brainstorming solutions. They recognised their own and others’ skillsets and fully planned an event I would have been honoured to be invited to.
When taking part in initiatives such as this, the African proverb comes to mind ‘It takes a whole village to raise a child’. By investing some time and the skills and experiences we have as adults, we can help create a future that benefits us all. It’s so encouraging to see more and more businesses allowing individual employees to do this.