The Need

According to Global Entrepreneurship Monitor’s 2012 report, Pakistan lags in start-ups with less than half the rate of early-stage entrepreneurial activity found in other factor-driven economies. Part of the problem is that most young people coming out of universities prefer searching for jobs instead of exploring entrepreneurial opportunities.

Our Charity Partners

Prince’s Trust International and local delivery partner SEED ventures. The Enterprise Challenge Pakistan is an educational in-school (although for 20/21 PTI has been able to offer a blended online version) delivered program to assist students in Pakistan aged 13-18 to explore the personal and professional skills needed in entrepreneurship.

“It’s our last week of the enterprise competition and in a nutshell, the program was amazing! We got to learn lots of stuff including types of enterprises, the ways our enterprises could work out etc. We are slowly but gradually stepping into the phase where we have to choose our subjects concerning the profession we would choose in the future. And this program provided us with all the information that we needed to widen our vision. Thank you very much.”
Participant taking part in The Enterprise Challenge Pakistan, 2021

Our Impact

The last Enterprise Challenge Pakistan, saw 1,050 young persons from 70 schools take part. The program aims to teach and build confidence in key entrepreneurial skills such as communication, problem solving and decision making.

In previous years, for example 2018, an all-female team from the Gilgit Baltistan Regions won the competition with their plans to encourage healthier diets and the introduction of organic produce in their community.

Working through the COVID-19 pandemic:
Large scale digitalization in the deliverance of Enterprise Challenge: ‘POP-UP’ business stimulation resource.
– Collaboration with 19 schools across 6 regions of Pakistan using digital tools and content.
– Establishing new national competitions in Pakistan, promoting key skills in entrepreneurism and with opportunities in grant giving.
Allocating mentors

Reported KPI from participants
92.9%: improved in at least 1 skill.
83.9%: improved in at least 2 skill.
96.7%: increased understanding and application of entrepreneurship concepts.
83.6%: raised awareness in the ability to have a positive impact in the community.
83.6%: better understanding of whether entrepreneurship could be a future option for them.