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Young Entrepreneurs Academy of Western Australia (YEAWA)


Connecting entrepreneurial education in WA

The Young Entrepreneurs Academy of Western Australia (YEAWA) is a new initiative supported by the Malka Foundation that focuses on developing the capacity of young people to thrive and flourish in a rapidly changing world. YEAWA’s objective is to cultivate a generation of critical thinkers with essential problem-solving skills and a mindset geared for success, empowering them to confidently initiate and manage real-world businesses. 

YEAWA, under the leadership of Cameron Thorn, is building a stronger culture of innovation and entrepreneurship in schools across WA. Cameron’s energy, passion, and extensive experience in entrepreneurial education, spanning both K-12 and tertiary systems, position the Academy for significant success and influence in the field.

“I am really excited about the opportunity that YEAWA presents, a systemic approach to developing entrepreneurial capabilities, skill sets and mindsets in our young people. YEAWA is a hub and connector, bridging the gap between schools and education sectors with the wider entrepreneurship community. YEAWA builds entrepreneurial literacy in educators and students.” Cameron Thorn – YEAWA  Director 

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I believe we have a moral responsibility to ensure that we are setting up our young people to thrive in a VUCA (volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous) world. Entrepreneurial capabilities such as problem solving, communication, project management, adaptability, creativity and critical thinking have a key role to play now and in the future.

Cameron Thorn, YEAWA Director

Cameron Thorn