STEP Training at
Two Rural Universities
CLIENT: GERMAN COMMISSION FOR UNESCO
DONOR: BASF FOUNDATION
Description of project:
The object of the project was the sustainable research-based implementation of the Student Training for Entrepreneurial Promotion (STEP) at two rural universities in South Africa to contribute to the improvement of the quality of education and life chances as well as to the reduction of youth unemployment in South Africa. In each project year, the 12-week training program was implemented using a randomized control group design (targeted sample: 200 students per year per university). The randomly chosen training group participants were equipped with knowledge and skills important for starting businesses (mixture of topics from business administration, entrepreneurship research, and psychology).
Doorways co-founder Carina Bohlayer was responsible for the implementation of the project as a member of Leuphana University.