Whiz Kids Workshops

Whiz Kids Workshops

Whiz kids workshop was established in 2005 by Bruktawit and her husband. It is a social enterprise where impact is core, along with self-sustainability. Bruktawit is the CEO and Creative Director of the company. She has a teaching background and experience with teaching at kindergarten and elementary school. The company is mainly engaged in innovative TV programs, story books, educational videos for children, girls’ empowerment, and etc. The target group are children from 0 to 18. Their products aspire to achieve a fun way of learning for children. The comic books are written in different 7 local and international languages plus, four TV shows (one translated into sign language). And there is a plan to publish the books in brail for visual impaired children. They sell the books in shops and supermarkets and to NGOs that have programs for reading. The company has 25 full time employees. About 17 of them are female and almost 80% of them are below the age of 35. There is also 1 male part time employee and 5 seasonal male employees. The company has 3 or 4 externally hired employees. Whiz kids workshop created job opportunities for 17 book stores, media and production companies. The company has a business plan, written by Bruktawit herself, about 4-5 years ago. It was written to figure out the business side and to guide the potential of the business. Whiz kids workshop has won an award in 2006 and is currently also in the program of USAID.

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