Impact of your enterprise on sustainable development
The aim of our project is to help children develop basic coding and digital skills at the earliest stage of their development as possible in order to prepare them for the jobs of tomorrow. This is of particular interest to Romania as, according to the European Commission, it is ranked 28th out of 28 member states in the EU in term of its citizens' digital skills.
Sustainability and future plans
Our plan is to start with a digital lab in Bucharest where we will have digital labs for children in Bucharest. In the same time, we intend to film the lessons and edit them into webinars that can be viewed on-line by children from their homes or, for the underprivileged ones, in school labs. We are intending to charge a fee for each children, with the exception of those underprivileged, so as to ensure the payment of trainers and the functioning of the lab and the on-line platform to be used. Once we have proved ourselves, we intend to apply for funds from private donors in order to buy and equip a mobile lab to be used in rural areas with limited broadband internet access and with schools without proper IT equipment or no IT labs whatsoever.
Your profile as an entrepreneur
Our ONG has currently four founding members aged between 30 and 32. Among ourselves, we have relevant experience in the educational system (Alina Pelin, our secretary is a kindergarten teacher), private sector as entrepreneurs (Alina Novac and Iulian Mihaescu co-own a business in classified information protection - infoprotect.ro - with Alina also owning a designer shows and accessories workshop - stedel.ro - as well as in corporate affairs and the NGO sector - Andrei Voicu having been working for one of the major PA/lobby consultancies in Romania - Serban & Musneci Associates - and having managed and launched an on-line legislative monitoring tool for a young NGO - issuemonitoring.ro . More importantly (considering the aim of Anyone can), both Alina Novac and Alina Pelin work together on an on-line platform for monitoring the activity of children in kindergarten and schools - nkm.com.ro - a project Alina Novac initiated.