Nurturing Entrepreneurship in Kids

Nurturing Entrepreneurship in Kids

This year’s Paskong Pinoy celebration, with team lead Lourdes Federis , highlighted Children’s Chritmas Market in partnership with B2BPRENEUR or Bata to Batapreneur (Child to Childpreneur) . B2Bpreneur is a Toronto-based, not-for-profit organization co-founded by Janet Lim and Christine Santos.

B2Bpreneur was established based on the belief that parents and the community have a shared accountability in raising financially and socially responsible children. It promotes entrepreneurial thinking through workshops and events that allow children to develop a business sense, gain financial literacy, learn valuable life skills and appreciate the value of money. It also teaches them social awareness and responsibility that should come hand in hand with entrepreneurship.

The first few hours of the one-day event were exclusively dedicated to kids between 6 and 18 who showcased their entrepreneurial skills in promoting and selling their products, interacting with customers, even in setting and cleaning up their booth. Different product items such as cakes, pastries, candies, toys, accessories, crafts and many more were sold at the bazaar.

A 9-year old participant, Zian Cloide Desiderio shared, “I learned the concept of selling, product prep, cash handling and basic marketing. I also practiced being patient, staying in my booth to attend to customers.”

Philippine Honorary Consul, Rolando Opina graced the event as the guest speaker.Founder of B2Bpreneur, Janette Lim, was also present. KFC threw a kiddie party and some giveaways to kids at the hall.

Special awards were also given to kids who participated:
Most Creative Award, Kyleen Neis
Most Promising Award, Maya and Stanley Leonor
Special award, Sheryl-Lynn Padua Policarpio and Kyleen Neis

Photos by Laarni Magboo