Program Schedule

Conference Program Outline

The main conference will run from Wednesday 30th November to Friday 2nd December 2016. A detailed programme including guest speakers will be updated. Featuring: Raiz Corp, British Council, Ashoka, Teach A Man To Fish, Fundacion Paraguay, Maharishi Institute, Win Win Group.

You can also see a summary of previous conferences by clicking here.

Please note however that in order to provide the most exciting range of sessions and speakers possible the times and details of individual sessions may be liable to change.

Tuesday 29th November


Arrival & registration at accommodation



DAY 1 – Wednesday 30th November

8:45 - 9:30




8:45 - 9:30 Guided Tour around LIV Village  


9.30 - 10.30


Welcome and Looking Forward:

Nik Kafka, CEO & Founder, Teach A Man To Fish




9.30 - 10.30


The Financially Self-Sufficient School
Martin Burt, Director & Founder, Fundación Paraguaya including audience Q&A facilitated by Steve Carver



10.30 – 12.30



School Enterprise Challenge Panel

School Enterprise Challenge winning teachers from India, Zambia, Ukraine and Scotland share their experiences.


Student Entrepreneur  Panel

Students share their experiences and what they have learnt setting up school businesses



12:30 – 13:30




13:30 – 15:00


Discover Workshop

1.  How to plan your successful school business

Kerry Lynn Sprunt (Durban High School) & Doreen Mugume (Teach A Man To Fish)

Masterclass Workshop

2. How to get the most educational value for students from school businesses

James Love (Teach A Man To Fish)

Deeper Dive discussions

3.  How to adapt school businesses for country and culture

Moderator : Nik Kafka (Teach A Man To Fish)

Speakers: Yemisi Akinrinade (Concinnity Nigeria)



15:00 – 15:30

Coffee Break



15:30 – 17:30

Words of Wisdom
Three 5 minute picture-show presentations

Partnership & advocacy: Creating the greatest change possible, together

Q&A facilitated by Steve Carver



18:00 – 19:30

Dinner & Entertainment at LIV presented by Tich Smith (LIV Choir)




Transport back to hotel







DAY 2 - Thursday 1st December





09:00 - 10:30

Plenary Session



10:30 – 12:30

Marketplace 2016
A chance for participants to present their work, share communications materials, and sell their products in our very own marketplace.


Our winners from the School Enterprise Challenge from all over the world as well as local school businesses will be there to showcase their work!



12:30 – 13:30




13:30 – 16:00

Plenary Session:


Words Of Wisdom

Three 5 minute picture-show presentations



Take the Challenge: how entrepreneurship programmes prepare students for the future

Relevant education: Redesigning education to meet the needs of students




16:00 – 16:30

Coffee Break



16:30 – 17:45

"Un-Conference" Afternoon

Facilitated by Steve Carver
Participants propose, select and debate the topics most important to them and brainstorm and problem-solve in small groups.




Transport back to hotel before Gala Dinner



19:30 – 21:00

Award Ceremony, Entertainment and Dinner Moyo’s Restaurant



DAY 3 - Friday 2nd December





09:00 – 09:30

Tea and Coffee Break



09:00 – 12:30

Peer Consultancy Clinic
Participants pitch their sustainable education challenges to a panel of expert practitioners. Delegates then form groups and provide similar peer-to-peer support 

Words of Wisdom
Three 5 minute picture-show presentations

Committing to something bigger
Participants discuss ways of working together and create a mandate for collective action

Feedback to floor



12:30 – 13:30




13:30 – 16:00

Giving Voice To The Students
Current and former students share their experiences and views on transforming education to meet the needs of young people.



A Journey of One Thousand Miles, Starts With A Single Step

Reflections from host organizations and participants



16:00 - 17:30

Optional activity: visit to Mahatma Ghandi's home in Kwa Zulu Natal