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GORILLA ARTS AFRICA

Your title/position Founder/CEO
Type of Enterprise registered company
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Impact of your enterprise on sustainable development

83% and 60% of youths in Uganda and Africa are unemployed according to Wikipedia and African Economic Outlook respectively, as African Art Innovation Ltd Company, we believe that, this increasing growing youth unemployment both in Uganda and Africa can only be reduced through youth empowerment programs that do not only focus on profit maximization also creating a plat form where sustainable labor resource can be trained for increased labor supply in the labor market and it’s on these argued views that African Art Innovations Company was established to venture in the specified fields. Under these fields youths are not only trained to produce purely African Handmade/Crafted items that have earned great repute in mostly European countries hence a boost of the company status but also creation of a ready market for the products produced and also increased awareness of the viability African environment. This improved state of affairs has resulted into job creation which are both direct and indirect. Apparently, since the commencement of the company operations in Oct 2014, Gorilla Arts Africa project, has more than 50 individuals that have been employed by the company indirectly. The project looks towards utilizing abundantly available resources like clay, bark cloth among others. Beyond the company confined objectives, African Art Innovations Ltd is in partnership with Gain Confidence Africa www.gainconfidenceafrica.org a civil society organization (NGO) were we extend financial support for the organization to realize its intended objectives, mission and vision. The center focus of the organization is to build a self-confident destined generation of youths who will face tomorrow’s challenges as opportunities through creation of a platform, where youth and young people and their communities can share skills, participate in promoting human rights awareness while exploring innate abilities towards development, built on a foundation of equity.

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Sustainability and future plans

We are putting efforts at making the platform open, whereby anyone within our community, Uganda and Africa at large will be in position to post an item, its description and price, for as long as it meets the guidelines. We are planning to build our own center where value addition and further training can be conducted in all the managed, both the formal and the informal projects as well as developing more project that may involve tracking tourism potentials. We believe that our prospect can mostly be achieved by the support from you and other interested partners that your platform is going to expose us to among which market our product as a steadily growing company will precedent the rest. This in a long run will help us to be able to establish and own a Handmade Arts, crafts & Ceramics factory, the only one of its kind in Africa where learning, crafting and storing of handmade items will take place using our own long term trained labor this will not only develop a number of youth passion and interest in Arts, Crafts and Ceramics but will also develop their innate skills and be a future career that is practically managed. We are also planning to have exchange service programs with partners in other countries dealing in the same industry mostly from Asia and Europe as we look forward to establish them, here interested youths will be able to work and be trained further in the exchange programs which will improve not only their skills but also their income which income will be reinvested in the mother country thus increasing the investment level. Working way is prospected to create over 2500 jobs either directly or indirectly for the unemployed youths in Uganda and Africa in a period of five years.

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Your profile as an entrepreneur

I am a male Ugandan aged 21 studying at Sikkim Manipal University India, Uganda Learning Centre (ISBAT), pursing a bachelor’s degree of science in information technology. A three years course and I am in second year. My working experience, 2011-2012, I worked as a News Reporter at channel 44 television in Kampala. In 2013 (July, August, September), I did a 3months’ internship at New Vision Printing and Publishing Corporation in Kampala. September 2013 – September 2014, I worked at Indigo Color Separation as a Prepress Officer and also was elected as chairperson and board of directors Gain Confidence Africa, a charitable organization in Uganda. On 30th October 2014, I founded African Art Innovations Ltd, a company with a team of four dedicated individuals running its day to day activities. In May 2016, our project Gorilla Arts Africa was shortlisted in the ACIA awards (http://acia.ug/) in Uganda. The young ICT innovators awards, received over 300 applicants and we emerged among 6 shortlisted projects that would also exhibit there work. We have also been shortlisted in the ANZISHA prize 2016 (http://www.anzishaprize.org/) to second round. The Anzisha Prize seeks to award young entrepreneurs in Africa who have developed and implemented innovative solutions to social challenges or started successful businesses within their communities. I am interested in; meeting new people, learning new skills, encouraging others, sharing personal experience and bringing a simile one’s face. Please visit my blog to know more. Blog : www.bestofhamza.esy.es/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/fkhamza

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August 23, 2016 22:51

Great project if propelled! Don't give up because it can transform society through solutions it carries. I support it by votes and comments.

July 31, 2016 14:26

Hi Nyamoni,

You have been on point when i read your comment. Thank you so much.

It is on these core values Gorilla Arts Africa was founded and the main one being Skills Development and reducing unemployment. We should focus on ways to create more jobs than to looking for one like you said.

Thank you for your feedback. Together we will get there.

July 31, 2016 14:21

Hi Dielamo,

I am so grateful for people like you. You have demostrated thoughtful support and encourage for our project. Thank you so much for sharing about how we can manage stock with our artists. And also, thank you for voting us.
We are proud to have you read,vote and comment about project. Together we can build a better World

July 31, 2016 14:18

Hi Meshack,

Thank you for your feedback and interest in our project.

July 31, 2016 12:04

Very unique idea, our education curriculum in Africa created gap especially in skills development. You can find a graduate from University walking with job application letter for a long period without securing employment, having the center will help off course Youth to think beyond and out of the Box. We need to utilize our talents to create more employment opportunities as much as possible. Keep Going

July 31, 2016 11:39

You have an awesome project. A great online marketing platform showcasing the rich African heritage to the world. You should endeavour to have a constant touch with the project owners to ensure that they have readily available stocks of items sent to you for posting. This will shun out disappointment when a customer demand for an item and the item is not available from the owner. Goodluck with your project. I have also voted. Cheers!

July 29, 2016 20:27

good

July 29, 2016 04:38

You can support our project by
a) voting for it
b) commenting and giving positive feedback
c) tell your friends about it to do the same.

Please read our idea at https://www.entrepreneurship-campus.org/ideas/10/5129/

Thanks for your support!

July 29, 2016 04:06

Hi Shaban.

I am delighted to hear from you. Thank you so much for your feedback.

July 28, 2016 17:58

I like this idea, nice Gorilla Arts Africa.

July 27, 2016 09:20

Hi Deodatus, thank you so much for voting us and having interest in our project Gorilla Arts Africa. I will definitely read through your project.

July 27, 2016 09:18

Hi Cajetan, Indeed ARTS help us see again. Thank you so much for letting me us know this also.

July 27, 2016 09:07

Arts helps us see again. nice job guys

July 12, 2016 22:33

I real like your Idea and I casted my votes to U. Keep it up. U may also pass through my project and leave your comment...

July 12, 2016 22:32

I real like your Idea and I casted my votes to U. Keep it up. U may also pass through my project and leave your comment...

Hamza

June 30, 2016 08:54

Hallo Geraldine,

Thank you so much for you vote. Truly, every person's vote counts. every person's project or idea counts. I will read about your project and vote.

Thanks

June 29, 2016 16:29

Hello! Good idea! I have voted for you. I kindly requested that you read about my project too and vote for me via this link https://www.entrepreneurship-campus.org/ideas/4/4345/ .Together we can create a better society.

June 28, 2016 02:04

Thank you Herman. I will read through your project and i think its worth voting!

June 27, 2016 20:46
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June 27, 2016 11:22

Thank you Mr Sentumbwe. I am pleased to have you and Gain Confidence Africa (NGO) contribute to Gorilla Arts Africa project. The "tomorrow generation" is about the youths of today. Lets keep on developing our skills, sharing and embrace new ideas.

Yasin Sentumbwe

June 27, 2016 11:10

Thankx director for this initiative being appreciated across the Globe, as Gain Confidence Africa we are inspired to be apart of the most growing youth initiative in Uganda and Africa as a continent, let whoever reads this article join us in the race, as usual, we win and celebrate the achievement as a team, for Africa and Gorilla Arts we go.

Hamza

June 26, 2016 22:35

Hallo Joshua,

Thank you for voting Gorilla Arts Africa and your comment. I have read through your project too and i think it has the potential to impact on more lives of people. Please keep on.

Hamza

June 26, 2016 22:32

Well said Abiola.

I realise you have taken time reading through my project. I appreciate your feedback. Thank you

June 26, 2016 15:00

Culture interprets alot of things in fact it beautiful lost memory..

Hamza

June 26, 2016 04:32

Hi Tran,

Thank you for you idea and suggestion. I and my team will consider looking into it.
Through personally, i find it to be awesome. Thanks for your contribution.
Kindly let me if there are any other suggestions. I would be grateful to know.

Thanks

June 26, 2016 04:18

Hi Tran,
I would like to thank you so much for your wonderful idea. This shows that you have really taken time to analyze my project.
I am so proud of you and will take your suggestion into consideration.

June 26, 2016 02:54

Hi Hamza, your products are gorgeous. They are very special and unique. I just want to recommend you that, in addition to exchanging your programs with partners in other countries, you may consider of establishing retail stores in those countries. As far as I know, people in Western countries really like exotic handicraft products.

Hamza

June 26, 2016 00:50

Hallo Entrepreneur campus community.

I would like to let you know about the FREE study program offered by Entrepreneurship campus herself. Its a pleasure to have this this chance to study for free and earn a certificate too. Please consider studying the course.

Hamza

June 26, 2016 00:47

I want to thank you all friends for supporting our projecting through voting and commenting. I really appreciate.
Kindly remember to share my idea with your other friends too. That will be nice of you.

June 14, 2016 14:09

Hi,
This is a good project, it will improve lives, great idea there. Wish you the best.
I have cast my vote for you!

Please I need you support also and a comment will also help.
please check out my idea by clicking "Pwavodi Tanihungoama
Joshua" above, and give your valuable comment/advice.

https://www.entrepreneurship-campus.org/ideas/4/3490/

Best Idea Category “Do you know NEEM saves Lives”

Also, if you like my idea, PLEASE vote for me!
Thank you in advance for your time.
Best,
Joshua

Morris Y. Matadi

June 7, 2016 18:05

I just voted for you so please vote for, my link: https://www.entrepreneurship-campus.org/members/idefocs/ideas/my-ideas/2823/

June 7, 2016 16:06

Hi your project is fantastic

please kindly view my our and caste your vote

June 6, 2016 00:08

Please vote for me too

Hamza

June 5, 2016 23:18

Hi Olawale,

Thanks for the vote and your support for our project. I will surely read through your project and vote too. Thanks

June 5, 2016 17:38

your ideas is a very good one keep it up ,i just vote for u, pls follow dis links and make comment and vote for me. thanks

Hamza

June 5, 2016 09:06

Thank you Musiiri. We are glad to have you support our project.

Musiiri

June 5, 2016 07:41

Proud if you friends .