Major survey reveals Cavan children, particularly girls, dream of being entrepreneurs

Entrepreneurial spirit is alive and well in Cavan according to a major survey released today.

The Junior Entrepreneur Programme, which teaches 11 and 12-year-olds about entrepreneurship and invites children to create and act upon business ideas, has been well received by school children across the country.

In 2019, the classroom business schemes across the country made a net profit of almost €200,000 (€198,215).

While there was little uptake in Monaghan, 52% of Cavan children said they now have high aspirations of becoming entrepreneurs following the programme.

And in Cavan, 55% of girls expressed an interest in becoming entrepreneurs in the future.

Jerry Kennelly of the Entrepreneur Programme spoke to Northern Sound about the surge of interest amongst girls in becoming entrepreneurs: