Brazil still faces many challenges when it comes to entrepreneurial education. In the world ranking, we are among the last countries to spread the culture of entrepreneurship in schools, ranking 56th out of 65 on the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor 2018 (GEM – download the survey for free here). But in recent years, 4 million children and young people no longer feature on this statistic. They were reached by the actions of the Brazilian National Entrepreneurial Education Program (PNEE), created by Sebrae in 2013.
Since then, 120 thousand teachers have been trained in the program’s methodology, which has partnerships with 6 thousand other institutions throughout Brazil. Do you want to understand what the National Entrepreneurial Education Program is and how it has changed the entrepreneurial education scenario in the country? Check out this post.
With the goal of making the discussions around entrepreneurship broader and more accessible in Brazilian schools and educational institutions, the National Program for Entrepreneurial Education takes contents and methodologies related to the theme to the curricula of the different levels of education, from elementary to higher education.
The PNEE is implemented through partnerships with educational institutions and education departments, so that schools receive free learning resources. Teachers then develop entrepreneurship skills and are responsible for disseminating the methodology in the classrooms.
But those who think that the National Program for Entrepreneurial Education aims only to train future entrepreneurs are wrong. The focus of the work is to promote awareness around entrepreneurship as behavior, focused on life projects, and not only as a tool for creating business. Thus, young people become important pieces for the transformation of their reality and that of their communities.
The PNEE offers a wide range of products and services, which fit the most different needs of educators and the school. Meet some of them:
These are just some of the solutions offered by the PNEE throughout the national territory. Are you interested? To participate, contact the Sebrae of your state by the phone (+55) 0800 570 0800 and learn more about the PNEE in your region.