Tools and resources

Practical tools and resources to help you learn business and life skills, and generate extra income for your school or community organisation.

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Download our School-in-a-Box Guides

Our 'School-in-a-Box' series offer step-by-step instructions to help you set up a financially self-sufficient school. Use these guides to master a range of planning and management tools, as well as learn from case studies and real-life examples of school businesses.

1. Getting Started: An Introduction to Financially Self-Sufficient Schools

2. How To Evaluate Your Organisation

3. How To Organise Your School

4. How To Generate School Income

5. How To Run A Self-Sufficient School

6. How to Educate Successful Rural Entrepreneurs

7. How to Organize Student Life

8. How to Write A Business Plan for a Self-Sufficient School

9. How to Finance Your Plan

Students run their own restaurant in Paraguay
Students run their own restaurant as a part of a profitable school business in Paraguay

Read our School Business Case Studies

The school business start-up series of two-page guides provide alternative ideas for business activities for schools looking to start up their own enterprises to consider. Many of these businesses also serve a double purpose. A school with a brick making business can use some of its production to build new classrooms. Similarly a school selling solar cookers can help parents save money on firewood meaning more savings for school as well as helping the environment, of course!





External Resources Toolkits

UNESCO Entrepreneurship Training Packages

Developed by curriculum experts from Sub-Saharan Africa these modular training packages consist of practical guides for technical and vocation students at secondary level and non-formal learners.

Non-formal learners:
Facilitator’s guide
Participant’s workbook
Secondary students:
Facilitator’s guide
Participant’s workbook

CIVICUS Toolkits

Based on requests from members, CIVICUS has produced a range of toolkits to enable organisations to improve their capacity in a number of key areas related to project planning, budgeting and monitoring & evaluation.

Action planning
Budgeting (in two parts)
Developing a Financing Strategy
Financial Controls and Accountability
Monitoring and Evaluation
Planning Overview
Strategic Planning

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