The Building Blocks Story

Unemployment is arguably the heaviest burden on South Africa’s economic society. The number of unemployed South Africans has more than doubled in the most recent five-year period from 4 million in 2014 to 10 million in 2019. Unemployment is increasingly becoming a national crisis and the declining availability of jobs in many labor sectors is putting pressure on the country to find an alternative. The only viable solution to the mounting problem.

Building Blocks Entrepreneurship Academy is a 100% Black Female Owned Company, established in South Africa that has been established to respond optimistically to the clarion call for learning alternatives in Africa. We provide entrepreneurship education to students high school students who wish to enterprise their skills and ideas. We equip students with the relevant tools and skills to build a successful future.

“The teachers are great, the content is thought-provoking and the interaction is excellent. It changes your life and your economic mindset. I would recommend it to anyone.”Lulama, June 2020

What we offer:


We host contact bootcamps and online bootcamps during school holidays. Contact bootcamps run over 5 full days while the online bootcamps run for 10 hours over 5 days. Both types of bootcamps introduce students to entrepreneurship through an immersive curriculum that teaches critical thinking and celebrates creativity. Register HERE

Online Courses

Through our interactive online learning platform, we offer a variety of future-focused courses that prepare our students for the real world. Besides our comprehensive entrepreneurship modules, our learning toolbox includes content on skills of the future and career development. Within that students can expect to develop emotional intelligence, conflict management skills, negotiation skills and problem-solving skills. Enroll for online courses HERE

One-on-One Consultations

Our founding team is glued with grit and the heart to see a generation of new young leaders who will change their world for the good of all people. We offer consultation sessions for all young people specifically with regards to enterprise development and career development. Book a Consultation HERE


“The most exciting part of the program was pitching my ideas to different experts and hearing their feedback on my thoughts. It made me confident”

– Phathiswa, Bootcamp January 2020

I’ve enjoyed how free-spirited everyone has been towards us. Their advice has helped me rethink my ideas a lot”

Kamogelo, Building Blocks EA Graduate

“Education is the passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today.”- Malcolm X


Since we started in 2018, we have facilitated, taught and spoken to over 4 000 young people on the topic of entrepreneurship in South Africa, Hong Kong and Rwanda.


By the end of our program, we guarantee that 100% of our students will have the tools they need to start creating a business. They need to showcase this on Market Day!


Year on year we have consistently produced the results you are looking for. Our work is underpinned by the desire to shift the paradigm in youth development.

About Us

Building Blocks Entrepreneurship Academy is an institution of educational excellence and interactive learning.

We equip our students with the relevant tools and skills for success.