FAQ

HOW LONG DO THE STUDIES LAST FOR A CHILD?

Studies have shown that in order to create a common habit (such as tooth brushing), we need 21 consecutive days in which to perform that activity. Also, studies claim that in order to assimilate and create a habit for a foreign language, we need four to five days of practice.

We believe that in order to learn how to think and act in entrepreneurial terms, we need more than five years.

Considering the fact that theoretical sessions, as well as visiting companies take 90 minutes, once a week, and that selling activities are done once a month, we recommend a minimum of two years of courses, followed by carrying out business projects.

At the end of the first two years, children are ready to come up with, to implement and to carry out their own mini-businesses (either individually, or in teams).

Starting with this moment, KEN Academy becomes their partner in project management and mentoring.
WHY ENTREPRENEURIAL EDUCATION?

  • Entrepreneurial spirit is the key to succeed in an unstable, permanent changing work market;
  • Entrepreneurship is a multi-disciplinary type of education; in order to deal with business issues, one has to draw on linguistics, mathematics and arts;
  • Entrepreneurship teaches children to work together: with their team, but also with clients;
  • In entrepreneurship we talk about daily required abilities (not provided by the traditional educational system): trust in one’s own capabilities, courage to develop and be accountable for projects that generate added value, communication, sales and marketing abilities – personal branding etc.;
  • We grow children’s financial and social responsibility;
  • Financial education provides children with the ability of taking smart decisions; they learn all about money and how they can deal with it efficiently;
  • Children learn that a business can be a funny game.

WHY START AT SUCH A YOUNG AGE?

  • Because it’s now that children can learn “entrepreneurship” naturally, as a foreign language that they will be able to speak “natively” when adults;
  • Because at KEN Academy we help children and adolescents build their own future plan and we train their minds and souls so they can raise their own businesses;
  • This investment will provide your children with much more chances of success in their foreseeable future (result of a research conducted by James Heckman, economist with Nobel Prize, University of Chicago);
  • Because you want your child to grow into a self-confident adult, a winner;
  • It is now that your children have enough time to spare for this kind of extracurricular educational activities; things will change once they get to high-school.

AS A PARENT, HOW CAN I UNDERSTAND THE PROGRAM BETTER AND HOW CAN I FIND OUT WHAT MY CHILD LIKES?

Firstly, before applying, we recommend an individual meeting with the parents, in order to explain the details regarding the curriculum and style of work. This meeting also implies a session of questions and answers. This is followed by a trial session, so the child can find out whether s/he is ready for enrolling. After this, we decide together the course of our collaboration, which consists in signing a tripartite agreement (professor – child – parent). Moreover, parents will keep up with the children’s activities through periodical updating made in theKEN World (the Academy’s Intranet): https://sites.google.com/a/kenacademy.org/draft/
HOW MUCH FOCUS IS ON THEORY AND HOW MUCH ON LEARNING THROUGH EXPERIENCE?

The program is based on learning through experience in a higher percentage than the one existing in traditional schools. Theoretical elements are presented mostly through practical activities and visits, as well as through innovative games and role-playing in the classroom.

WHAT ARE THE TIMETABLE AND THE PLACE WHERE THE COURSES TAKE PLACE?

The timetable is set up at the beginning, when a new group is organized, taking into account children’s availability – we are searching for solutions in order to establish a certain day and hour a week, for the session. KEN Academy is based inside the Tornado building, situated in Jiului Street nr. 2A, Bucharest. However, because of the applied component, course sessions take place in other locations as well, such as: the premises of partner-companies that we visit (e.g.: Kanara Print, RTC, Diverta, etc.), or, in the case of marketing and selling events: malls, fairs, museums, and parks.

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