Utilising idle time of a restaurant to provide co-learning spaces for students
The venture proposes to make use of the idle time of a restaurant to run a co-learning space for students who are in need of self-study places or academic support. Several students would be hired as restaurant staff to help out the operation to earn a living. Surplus/pre-service teachers or private tutors will be invited to provide on-site tuition to the students at the restaurants. They can thus expand their potential customer base and also enjoy a rate lower than the market’s to rent a table for tutorial sessions.
The team will try out the business model in a restaurant during the funding period. Upon successful implementation of the project, it is expected that the model could be replicated to more restaurants to benefit more students in future.