We expect children to become leaders and entrepreneurs but we force them to go through the factory model of education where everything is decided by a board or a group of people as to what to study (syllabus), when to study (classes), how to study (methods) and how to pass (exams and tests and exams). A wrong means to achieve a great end. We can never realise the true purpose of education this way. Unfortunately, history is full of examples of people with not much schooling who went on to become great scientists, leaders, sportstars, musicians, artists and entrepreneurs.
We need to trust children. They are naturally curious. We should not have expectations from them, particularly unreasonable expectations. We need to realize that children are different from each other and each one has a different pace of learning. We need to be patient. Once the child is interested he/she can do all the reading, writing, mathematics, science, social and everything within a few months. Actually, the natural curiosity is shunned by the present academic system by forcing the children to learn something they are not interested in and during the time they may not be able to complete it.
The right way is to give freedom to students. To take them to various places where things are happening. Let them see real equipment, give them space and time to jot down what they think and what they wish to do. Yes, we need adults/facilitators to guide them without interfering much. Only then can we have wonderful children who will become responsible leaders and entrepreneurs.
Showing the real world in action is what ILOMO does for children.