FROM THE NEWS DESK
Kiwi Bank co-founder and chief executive Paul Brock was one.
So too was Give A Little founder Nathalie Whitaker, and apparently Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern.
They were all Young Enterprise Scheme (YES) students when they were at school.
And it’s taught them not to take NOfor an answer.
More than 70,000 students have taken part in this programme since it began in 1981, with school resources and business mentors.
Participants start with an idea and develop it into a business plan, and finally a product or service.
South Otago High School Young Enterprise group made and sold reusable mesh bags as their project last year.
And this week, Owaka’s adopted daughter Sarah Freeman is helping launch the product she and her Lincoln High School classmates developed, the hangiflavoured potato chip.
Go you good young things.
The future is here.
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