The Young Entrepreneurial Challenge

Builddreams Education is an educational, training and service institution committed to exploring and understanding human consciousness and potential. Although based in Romford the project works in partnership with local education authorities, the pupil referral unit, the young offenders’ institution, sports clubs, voluntary and religious organisations spanning across both Havering and Barking and Dagenham working to empower young people.

Builddreams Education offers a wide range of experiential trainings, coaching and mentoring to young men and women to help them take control and be responsible for their goals.  

It is not only an informal learning program for young people not in education, employment and training but also for those already enrolled on courses; both inside and outside of mainstream education.

A spokesperson for the organisation commented: “Our goal is to engage, inspire and transform young men and women into confident, skilled and employable adults.

“We hope to be the premier provider of personal development and leadership for young people in London in the next five years by providing experiential based learning with one result in mind: to bring about behavioural change in individuals and organisations. We believe people learn best by doing and offer a safe space for them to practice and develop their skills.”

With increasing levels of unemployment among young people, the Young Entrepreneurial Challenge is Builddreams ongoing effort to engage, inspire and empower young people; the idea is to promote entrepreneurship as a powerful force to create economic and social mobility.

The Young Entrepreneurial Challenge is a competition that can help you bring your vision to life.

With a chance to win £5,000 the competition is open to all young people from 15-18 years old in Havering and Barking & Dagenham, students and alumni of colleges within the boroughs are also welcome to compete. No prior business courses or experience are necessary. See the Rules & Eligibility section on the Builddreams Education website for more information.

Individuals may enter the competition alone or as a group (strongly encouraged). If you don’t have a team, they will try to help you find those with the interests, talent and skills you seek.

Jon Cruddas MP for Dagenham and Rainham commented: “This is a great opportunity for young people in both Havering and Barking & Dagenham to explore their creative and entrepreneurial abilities. With youth unemployment still high these sorts of projects are exactly what we need, helping young people build up experience and skills that will be crucial as they get older.”

To find out more about the project and how to get involved you can visit the website at:!projects/c141n