Behaviour change through gamification (GWASH)

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Explain your idea in details:

GWASH (Gamify WASH) aims to achieve more effective and longer-lasting behaviour change in healthy water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) habits among schoolchildren, through gamification. What is gamification? Gamification is the application of game-design elements and game principles based on an intimate understanding of human psychology and neurochemistry. Game elements such as reward points and badges can activate psychological triggers that truly engage schoolchildren through mastery, autonomy, meaning, social comparison and completion. That is, purposeful fun! Our first step is to develop school-based activities to promote proper solid waste management. A solid waste management module will be developed for the Indonesian context, comprising a series of activities with schoolchildren to educate them about critical solid waste management issues and motivate them to take effective action on an individual and peer level. This module can be implemented by teachers, or volunteers from the surrounding community. A detailed facilitator's guide will be developed, and facilitators will be trained to implement the activities. Beyond the solid waste management educational module, GWASH plans to develop complementary products such as campaigning materials, board games and mobile apps. This will strengthen behaviour change in schoolchildren, and expand our reach to the wider community. GWASH also plans to target other WASH behaviour such as using toilets and handwashing!

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Expected impact of your idea on sustainable development

Managing solid waste is a problematic issue, particularly in densely populated areas. In many developing regions, less than half of solid waste is safely disposed of. Uncollected and improperly managed solid waste can end up in drains and dumps, resulting in blocked drains and other sanitary conditions. Mosquitoes, flies and rodents that spread gastrointestinal and parasitic diseases are attracted to such conditions (Source: indicators.report). GWASH contributes to sustainable development by promoting, and actually changing behaviour on, waste reduction, recycling, reuse and composting. Among the schoolchildren that the GWASH solid waste management module is implemented in, we aim to see an increase in the number of schoolchildren and their households reducing the quantity of waste they produce, and reusing things for the same or new purpose. Schools will put in infrastructure to recycle and compost waste, and students will actively participate in recycling and composting. At the community level, there will be a decrease in the amount of solid waste going to landfill. As schoolchildren start to influence their family and friends, more people will start to manage their waste properly. Success in the community will be visible because there will be less solid waste littering the surroundings, and clogging up drains. Ideally, residents will report less odour and fewer vectors (mosquitoes, flies, rodents) in their living environment.

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Plans for implementation and sustainability

GWASH will initially generate revenue by delivering the solid waste management module in schools, with funding coming from a diverse of potential sources such as the school, local government authority or donor. This will include a training workshop for teachers and facilitators. Where possible, GWASH will leverage the activities to set up a waste bank (http://www.worldwatch-europe.org/node/313) in the community in order to generate a regular source of supplementary revenue.   In future years, complementary products such as campaigning materials, board games and mobile apps, will be developed to more deeply engage the schoolchildren and reach a wider community such as families and people from other communities. For example, families can buy and play board games with their children. Mobile apps can help to connect people from different communities to share about their activities and encourage each other.   A similar business model will be replicated for other WASH-related behaviour such as water treatment, storage and handling, using the toilet, or handwashing.   We expect that as the world evolves, for example, as urbanisation and climate change bring about new challenges for managing solid waste, GWASH's modules and products will evolve as well. Therefore, there are numerous opportunities for GWASH to expand their implementation into new areas and generate new sources of revenue.

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Your profile

Yoke Pean, 30, has dedicated herself to the water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) sector since 2009 with projects in Southeast Asia and beyond, including Indonesia, Cambodia, Myanmar, the Philippines, and Vietnam. She is always hungry to learn about different things and experiment with ideas in order to find better ways to improve people's lives. Therefore she would rather call herself jack of all trader than master of anything. Experienced in qualitative and quantitative research, project management, reporting, and multi-stakeholder projects, she co-founded WISE - WASH in Southeast Asia (www.facebook.com/washinseasia) in 2015, an NGO with the mission of enabling communities, based on their needs, to acquire the capacity to improve their WASH practices. WISE focused on community development, capacity building and behaviour change. Besides WISE, she is also working with Engineering Good (on finance and social impact) and Singapore Red Cross (on developing WASH volunteer capacity). Prior to WISE, she completed her PhD (cum laude) on innovation in emergency sanitation sector at Institut Tekologi Bandung (2016) through a PhD scholarship funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

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Comments

September 1, 2017 05:15

Dear Resiliant Entrepreneur,

It's the end of the competition, I want to urge you to not leave this community without the contact (email especially) of as many other entrepreneurs on this platform. You never can tell what your further conversations may produce.

It's the power of networking and leverage I'm talking about...
Here's my email [email protected] looking forward to hearing from you.

Regards
Seth

September 1, 2017 00:09

Thank You my fellow traveler!
All good things have an end, right!!
I must say that I found your idea truly inspiring. I would like to know more about it? Do you think you can give me more details about your proposal so I can understand it more and give ffedbakc as well as evaluate if it can be done in my country?
Have a great life ahead of you
SHUHRA

August 31, 2017 23:14

Hello my fellow traveler, How are you feeling as our road ends temporarily?
I have just seen your entry and have been thoroughly impressed by it. Will you be willing to collaborate incase you want to set it up on ground?
I would like to be in touch with you,
Cheers from Kabul.
Shuhra

August 31, 2017 21:18

Hello fellow passenger,

You might have heard the famous song "What I've done" by Linkin park. The lyrics have been beautifully carved by the late singer Chester Bennington. The song covers the ways in which our so called development has helped only a handful of the upper society members, whereas people are still living in poverty.

We have a great platform here which is urging super brains from around the world to come together and collaborate with their ideas and help make this world a better place to live in. You have been a part of this community and I congratulate you on your effort that you have put in.

Thanks once again and all the best for the future
Regards,
Team GreenSpace

August 31, 2017 21:00

There are just a few hours before the end of this wonderful competition and I want to thank you for all you did here, especially your contribution to my project. Best wishes for all your future endeavors and never give up on your dreams! Be a dreamer! That is the most important characteristic in life!
Best regards,
Andrei

August 31, 2017 21:00

There are just a few hours before the end of this wonderful competition and I want to thank you for all you did here, especially your contribution to my project. Best wishes for all your future endeavors and never give up on your dreams! Be a dreamer! That is the most important characteristic in life!
Best regards,
Andrei

August 31, 2017 21:00

There are just a few hours before the end of this wonderful competition and I want to thank you for all you did here, especially your contribution to my project. Best wishes for all your future endeavors and never give up on your dreams! Be a dreamer! That is the most important characteristic in life!
Best regards,
Andrei

August 31, 2017 20:54

hi,
All the best for your project.As today is the last day of competition I am glad that I was able to read your mind blowing project.
Best wishes for your success and thank you so much for your support on my project.

August 31, 2017 20:54

hi,
All the best for your project.As today is the last day of competition I am glad that I was able to read your mind blowing project.
Best wishes for your success and thank you so much for your support on my project.

August 31, 2017 20:36

Hello my fellow traveler, How are you feeling as our road ends temporarily?
I have just seen your entry and have been thoroughly impressed by it. Will you be willing to collaborate incase you want to set it up on ground?
I would like to be in touch with you,
Cheers from Kabul.
Shuhra

August 31, 2017 19:36

Comrades,
In this fight for a sustainable future, what we need is innovation; something which is not necessarily new, but which makes us look at things from a different angle.

I believe this is one of the major motives of this community which we are a part of. Taking one step together hand in hand towards our goal is the only way we can achieve it.

So I wish you the very best in this endeavour of yours and hope to see you together in the new tomorrow

Regards,
Team GreenSpace

August 31, 2017 17:24

Yes, it was a wonderful journey !
a. Reading them gives me good bumps. Will you be able to give me some more details about your proposal?
b. Also, please go through my IDEA called EDU-CELL and if you like it, please vote.
c. This is what I could think when I saw your proposal. Truly inspirational and positive initiative from your side that is sending ripples amongst my friends and relatives. If you think it will be applicable in Afghanistan, please send me the details.
Thank You !
Truly, Shuhra K, Afghanistan

August 31, 2017 16:57

What a journey! I am truly amazed.
I read so many good thoughts including yours. UNESCO did a truly amazing job. And if you have already not read it, wont it be great if you have a quick glance at my IDEA called EDU CELL.
Bye for now!
Shuhra (Kabul)

August 31, 2017 16:27

THANK YOU!
THANK YOU FOR READING MY PROPOSAL. I HAVE READ AND EVALUATED YOUR INITIATIVE AND I CANNOT BUT HELP GIVING IT MY HIGHEST COMPLIMENTS. HOW DID YOU MANAGE TO THINK OF SUCH A WONDERFUL IDEA, I WONDER?
ONCE GAIN A BIG THANK YOU FROM MY SIDE.
SK

August 31, 2017 13:39

Hello!
There are less than 12 hours before the end of this competition and we speak about the last day, last changes.. last comments. It is very exciting and I congratulate you for all the activity and time you put into this. I wish you good luck for your future plans! Keep dreaming!
Best regards,
Andrei

August 31, 2017 09:45

Hi, it's great to read your innovative idea which could help our community in different aspects. It is not easy to go through all the stages and congratulation for your great ideas, hope to see your idea will come true soon.
I would like to invite you to read, comment and even vote for my idea 'Boosting economic growth in Africa with solar energy'. If you find it great, please also share it with your friends. Thank you very much.

August 31, 2017 07:41

Dear Leader,

We are coming to the end of this awesome competition and I appreciate your efforts, drive and support on my idea, 'AfricEnergy'.

No matter how the result comes out, we should always be focused on implementing our unique ideas and projects for the improvement of the World.

Thank you for your contributions, advice and encouragement so far. I hope to connect with you via [email protected]

Best of Luck!

August 30, 2017 21:46

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Greetings from Afghanistan!
Awesone. Fantastic. Relevant. These are the three words that came to my mind when I read your proposal. Congratulations. If you get a moment, would you be kind enough to read my proposal (IDEAS) called EDU-CELL from Afghanistan? And if you do manage to read it, would you be kind enough to vote if you like the IDEA? And if I am not asking too much, please forward the link to your friends and family.
Thanks in anticipation!
Shuhra K

August 30, 2017 20:08

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Dear fellow entrepreneur:
(i) I went through the details of your idea and was indeed very impressed. Would you be kind enough to please explain to me as how you got this idea? Equally importantly, who were (are) the people who inspired you for you to come up with this idea.
(ii) May I also request that you please have a look at my idea called EDU-CELL. If it is relevant in your country, please let me know and I will be happy to provide you with more details to you. I can even help in establishing it in your place during the course of this year!
All the very best!
Shuhra

August 30, 2017 20:03

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Dear fellow entrepreneur:
(i) I went through the details of your idea and was indeed very impressed. Would you be kind enough to please explain to me as how you got this idea? Equally importantly, who were (are) the people who inspired you for you to come up with this idea.
(ii) May I also request that you please have a look at my idea called EDU-CELL. If it is relevant in your country, please let me know and I will be happy to provide you with more details to you. I can even help in establishing it in your place during the course of this year!
All the very best!
Shuhra

August 30, 2017 15:01

Hello,
Thank you for all comments and votes and for your effort you have put into this community! There are less than 48 hours before the end of this competition and I encourage you to not give up! Keep alive your dreams!
Best wishes and good luck for the implementation of your idea!

August 30, 2017 06:57

Greetings my Colleague ,

Thank you for participating in that great event , it was a great nice Journey , but the best thing of it is meeting good friends here , I hope you achieve your dreams & good luck with your Idea.
thanks again & best wishes for you.

Ahmed

August 30, 2017 02:39

Hello,

This entrepreneurship-campus platform has been amazing it has enabled us to see all the enthusiasts and to share our passion and experiences to learn from each other. Good luck with your work and wishing you all the success on your journey. Please try to keep in touch; this is important to me as I find this inspirational.

I appreciate all your votes, valuable feedback, advice, and suggestions. For me it has helped me to improve my ideas and also helps me to win and learn from the ideas that you have given me.

Best of Luck! And keep it up

Kindest regards

August 29, 2017 05:48

Hello Yoke Pean
Here at this platform we share all our strength and experience to improve our ideas and projects, just use this special opportunity to correct if any mistakes in your proposal that will help even after the Competition.
Remember "A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new." -
(Albert Einstein, physicist.)
Congratulations for supporting others.
You may wish to share your experience in my idea " Zero hunger is possible"
Best of luck!
Uledi Kimbavala
Zero hunger is possible

August 29, 2017 03:04

Hello everyone,

Now we are reaching the end of the competition. I want to thank everyone who have been voting and commenting on my ideas and interest in helping support GU.

As all of you said, a visual universal language is needed for this continuously developing society. I am trying my best to launch my Gadaa Universe with the help of you and your constructive comments. We will do whatever it takes to exceed your expectations.

Best of Luck! And keep it up

Kind regards

August 28, 2017 00:35

Dear Entrepreneur,

It's a new day and few days to the end of the competition. It has been nice and encouraging having you here, on this platform. I wish to appreciate you.

Best of Luck!

August 28, 2017 00:35

Dear Entrepreneur,

It's a new day and few days to the end of the competition. It has been nice and encouraging having you here, on this platform. I wish to appreciate you.

Best of Luck!

August 27, 2017 16:55

Hello dear members of the entrepreneurship community,

I hope you will join us too and learn the GU universal communication system and the Gadaa system practices when the platform and the system implementations are complete and fully ready for use. This work is still under development. I will let you know once it is finished.

Please keep your constructive comments. Your feedback is important! Many thanks to all contributors!

Thank you for supporting GU project. We will notify you as soon as the platform is live.

Best of Luck!

August 27, 2017 01:39

Hello Great Mind,

You have come a long way with this competition and I want to congratulate you for the resilience you have show so far. I tell you what? It's not going to go unrewarded.

Bill Gates has said that "As we look into the next century, leaders will be those who empower others." I totally agree with the successful software developer!

With that, I want to honestly congratulate you once more for been a leader, especially such that will empower others!

You're relevant and I wish you the best with your project.
I wish that we could network beyond the competition,

Kindest regards,
Seth Thomas
CISTEM
([email protected])

August 26, 2017 20:08

Hello,

To all the people who are asking how to join once the GU platform goes live, all you need to do is to create a free account. Please keep an eye out on the website and my social media pages at: http://gadaauniverse.com/

Kind regards

August 26, 2017 16:31

Hello Great Mind!

Thank you for your support to AfricEnergy so far. I appreciate your kind words, positive remarks and contribution on my idea. As you continue to progress in your quest for the improvement of the World, I wish you success and breakthrough.

Best of luck!

August 26, 2017 15:48

Hi,
Thank you very much for your involvement in this community, I am sure that your advice helped many of us. So I am asking you for some last piece of advice, because the end of the competition is close. I invite you to comment my idea Path To Knowledge.
Best wishes for your project too!

August 26, 2017 15:48

Hi,
Thank you very much for your involvement in this community, I am sure that your advice helped many of us. So I am asking you for some last piece of advice, because the end of the competition is close. I invite you to comment my idea Path To Knowledge.
Best wishes for your project too!

August 26, 2017 15:47

Hi,
Thank you very much for your involvement in this community, I am sure that your advice helped many of us. So I am asking you for some last piece of advice, because the end of the competition is close. I invite you to comment my idea Path To Knowledge.
Best wishes for your project too!

August 26, 2017 15:18

Dear Yoke
Behaviour decides your health, this is true to sanitation and general hygiene. You have a life saving idea keep on moving forward.Congrlatulation for being innovative.
You may wish to share your experience in my idea " ZERO HUNGER IS POSSIBLE "
Uledi Kimbavala
Zero hunger is possible
BEST OF LUCK!

August 25, 2017 12:13

Hello,
There are just a few days before the end of this stage of the competition and I want to congratulate you for all your effort you put into. All these ideas came from brilliant minds and I am sure the best one will win. I hope you will continue this idea and make impact for the local community and why not for all the world.
Best regards,
Andrei

August 25, 2017 08:15

Hello Yoke!

Thursday's Inspiration from YCEC; 'The more I want to get something done, the less I call it work.' - Richard Bach

As you progress in working hard to see to the improvement of the World through your idea, I wish you success and breakthrough.

Best of Luck!

August 24, 2017 16:33

Dear community member,

As the competition deadline is approaching near, we would like some feedback regarding our idea, some ways by which we can tweak it and make it a little better and ready for future execution.
(follow this link https://www.entrepreneurship-campus.org/ideas/12/5961/comments)

Please vote and support our idea.

Thank you in advance.
Team GreenSpace

August 23, 2017 18:56

Dear fellow traveller!
A) I have also submitted an idea EDU-CELL from Afghanistan. Would you be kind enough to please see it and ask me any Questions if you have? Thanks in advance
B) I went through the details of your idea and was indeed very impressed. Would you be kind enough to please explain to me as how you got this idea? Equally importantly, who were (are) the people who inspired you for you to come up with this idea.
Looking forward!
Shuhra K

August 23, 2017 09:22

Hi,
After going through your idea, I firmly believe that you can successfully convert it to an executable project and help the society grow in a sustainable manner. I wish you the best for the same.

I would really appreciate if you could go through my idea as well(follow this link https://www.entrepreneurship-campus.org/ideas/12/5961/comments). Our idea deals with covering an otherwise unused rooftop of a building with green plants, and using that space for a multitude of activities. This would have various positive effects on the environment and also the society in general.

Thank you
Team GreenSpace

August 23, 2017 08:43

An Awesome Day to You, Dear Campus Colleague,

Cheeking through your idea and seeing it progress in this competition leaves me motivated and inspired that with us, our planet will become better and flourish in goodness and development desired by every human being with dreams and aspirations. To keep you moving and staying on in face of challenges as growing Entrepreneurs, it is my pleasure to share this link with you, "7 MOVIES Every Entrepreneur Should Watch", copy and paste this link to view; youtube.com/watch?v=s3x-_yRRUrk

All the best to you in you Idea!

Cheers
Anita Mbah.

August 22, 2017 15:50

Hi Roza,

Thank you for your question.

We will not be using any device because most schoolchildren will not have a smartphone. The activities will be conducted as additional classes so it will not distract from normal classes.

Hope that helps!

Cheers
Yoke

August 22, 2017 15:49

Dear Andrei,

Thank you for your question.

There are two differences with our idea:

1. We do not plan to use apps because many schoolchildren in the communities we work in will not have access to smart phones.

2. Many organisations that gamification do not necessarily use them effectively. We plan to design the educational activities carefully so that they can actually achieve the objective of changing behaviour in the long-term. I am sure we will not make it perfect the first time, but we will keep working and improving.

With regards to marketing:

3. We will directly approach schools or community leaders to offer to implement these activities. After that, we hope to identify more schools and communities through word of mouth. Our team already has links to communities who are interested in the idea.

August 22, 2017 15:45

To everyone who have sent messages of encouragement,

Thank you for your kind words. It motivates us to continue working hard of the idea.

Best of luck to you too.

Cheers
Yoke

August 22, 2017 15:45

To everyone who have sent messages of encouragement,

Thank you for your kind words. It motivates us to continue working hard of the idea.

Best of luck to you too.

Cheers
Yoke

August 22, 2017 12:43

Thank you Yoke.

Having you around is very encouraging and wonderful. I wish you success on your journey and you should always expect the best coming your way.

You may like to see my idea, AfricEnergy, for comments and support.

Cheers.

August 21, 2017 15:56

Hii,

your idea is a very impressive and it will surely be beneficial for all the people..
It looks promising and executable.
Congratulations for all your efforts that you have put into your project.
Good luck
Regards

August 21, 2017 15:45

Hi,
Thank you if you have already commented my idea Path To Knowledge. If not, I invite you kindly to do it at: https://www.entrepreneurship-campus.org/ideas/12/5633/ I would really appreciate your opinion.
Best regards,
Andrei

August 20, 2017 23:20

Dear Yoke,

Congratulations on your progress so far, I must say I'm impressed. You will greatly affect the health sector and assist in bringing more stability in health of people with your creative and innovative platform.

Just to say that you keep up and be encouraged to do more.

Kindest regards,
Seth

August 20, 2017 23:16

Dear Yoke,

Congratulations on your progress so far, I must say I'm impressed. You will greatly affect the health sector and assist in bringing more stability in health of people with your creative and innovative platform.

Just to say that you keep up and be encouraged to do more.

Kindest regards,
Seth

August 20, 2017 23:14

Dear Yoke,

Congratulations on your progress so far, I must say I'm impressed. You will greatly affect the health sector and assist in bringing more stability in health of people with your creative and innovative platform.

Just to say that you keep up and be encouraged to do more.

Kindest regards,
Seth

August 19, 2017 22:42

Hello,

I invite you kindly to please read and give some suggestions or comment my idea GadaaUniverse[GU]-Gadaa Universal Communication System and GU-Fair. I really appreciate your contribution and would be glad to hear your advice and opinion.

Good luck with your work!

Kind regards,

Firanbek Robele

August 18, 2017 08:57

Hello,
I invite you kindly to comment my idea Path To Knowledge. I would be glad to hear your advice. I have written this message after I commented almost all ideas and projects and probably yours too. I am deeply sorry if this message bothered you, but everyone on this platform wants to go to the finals with his/her idea and makes all it is possible to get there. Maybe not all the actions are fair. Some participants copies the same message and paste it to all ideas. I just do marketing. Again, I am sorry if this message disturbed you.
Kindest regards,
Andrei

August 17, 2017 22:22

Dear Yoke
This idea is Wonderful as it target a very important population at risk of Communicable diseases. Its very helpful to prevent diseases than to cure, Changing behaviour of children is cheaper and easier than adult. I suggest that during promotion you may design platform with some competition about this idea, You may discover a lot of talents which would otherwise be wiped by diseases.
All the best.
See you at the top.

August 17, 2017 19:19

Hi there,

I am not quite sure if I understood how you motivate kids to use and with what device? Wouldn't it be distractive at school? Or how does it reflect in real life? I am just confused, if you may clarify it for me, I'd appreciate.

Thank you,
Roza

August 17, 2017 14:19

Hello,

This is a very impressive idea and it will surely be beneficial for all the young minds looking for an opportunity. Congratulations for all your efforts and for your project.

Regards

August 17, 2017 06:40

Hello Yoke!

Your idea is a nice one, as it tends to improve healthy life for children, youths and adults. Congratulations for your efforts!

I wish you success and you can stop by on my idea to add your contribution!

Best of luck!

August 11, 2017 05:01

Great Mind YOKE !
I am excited by your idea and it will be great if it can be implemented. I think teaching the children indirectly about waste management is a very cool idea and this will help them to keep their environment clean and aids good hygiene. Check on S-HomeDev at Best project 2017 category and lets see how we can work together in the aspect of water management

I am in full support of this great idea ! All the best and wishing you the very best of luck !
From your brother: Adedokun Ayobami (Nigeria)

August 10, 2017 09:59

This idea is good, but there are a lot of apps which use gamification and other methods. So how is it gonna be different your idea? And how will you do the marketing for it?
Regards,
Andrei

June 21, 2017 05:19

Hi Simbarashe,

Thank you for your confidence in our idea. We certainly hope that we can create something that reaches and appeals to children, because that will be key to the sustainability of the concept, and the children being able to turn the behaviour into a habit.

Cheers
Yoke

June 21, 2017 05:18

Hi Team GreenSpace,

There are many ways individuals could take action on a personal level, which we would promote through our module. This includes reducing the waste they generate/use, recycling the waste, or disposing them in proper locations. Treating solid waste is also possible - many schools burn their waste which is not an environmentally friendly option but there are few alternatives available.

Cheers
Yoke

simbarashe G Makuvaza

June 19, 2017 21:48

The initiative sounds great and interactive the key to success of the initiative is unlocking the love of the school children to the sort of gaming that will be around GWASH. i noticed that initiative that reach and appeal to children have a lasting impact.

June 19, 2017 19:49

Hello,
Solid waste management is one such field that needs attention. I wanted to understand how do you expect people to take action on individual level. What can they possibly do about the waste management rather than promoting solid waste management.
One way would be to teach them about the techniques they can apply to treat solid waste if present on large scale.

All the best
Regards,
Team GreenSpace

June 15, 2017 01:49

Hi Kemal,

Thank you for your encouragement. We are targeting children in elementary school (about 7-12 years old).

We plan to evaluate the effectiveness of the modules by measuring the behaviour of the schoolchildren. For example, if the module encourages children to recycle waste, then we would measure whether there is an increase in recycling (through a survey, or observations of activities in the community).

Hope that helps!

Cheers
Yoke

June 14, 2017 10:02

Hi Yoke
Your idea is really interesting and necessary for the children who are the hope of tomorrow.

If you don't mind I would like to ask you what age of children and how do you evaluation it's effectiveness.

June 4, 2017 15:29

Hi Shuhra/Koofi,

Thanks for your encouragement and question.

We would definitely be keen to expand this idea to other countries! After we have created a robust module for the Indonesian context (and learnt lessons from there), it would be easier for us to adapt it to other countries.

Cheers
Yoke

June 4, 2017 10:20

Hello yoke,

It's indeed a very nice idea to educate the school children about the waste management. But would the target location for this be a fixed area or will it be in other countries as well.

Best wishes

May 24, 2017 04:00

Dear Yoke,

Thank you so much for sharing the link. I will do follow the page and the progress on Facebook.

And for sure, I will be happy to explore possible collaboration with you and your team and see how we can support each other through our programs.

May 19, 2017 05:28

Thanks Sharda! Do follow our progress on Facebook (www.facebook.com/washinseasia) and I'd be happy to discuss ideas any time :)

WASH is also closely linked with gender stereotypes surrounding roles in the household, and I think what Tale Weaves is doing can be incorporated into our work as well.

Cheers
Yoke

May 18, 2017 21:52

Dear Yoke,

Thank you very much for your response. You are absolutely right when you say that you will have to adapt the content to suit the local context. As a lot of civil society and nonprofit organizations are working across countries on problems/ challenges you are trying to solve, I see collaborations as a great way to scale up.
That would give you access to research/study reports and existing interventions for a better and in-depth understanding of the local context.

I would love to get in touch with you sometime in the future and see if there is any way in which I can help you with your project.

All the best :) :)

May 17, 2017 14:58

Dear Sharda,

Thank you for your encouraging words!

1. Yes, we would want to implement this idea in different countries if we find that it is indeed effective. We would definitely translate the materials to local languages so that we can reach more people. Not only that, we would want to adapt the content to suit the local context, as problems would differ from country to country. The challenge would then be how to integrate the app so that can facilitate interaction between countries while having different content.

As our NGO's geographic focus is in Southeast Asia, we would focus on implement this idea in the region first. But if anyone were keen to take our idea to other countries, we would be more than happy to collaborate on that.

2. The indicators would depend on the behaviour we are trying to change. For example, if the module encourages children to recycle waste, then we would measure that. We are still figuring out how we should do that. And proving causality will probably be an issue. I doubt we will be able to do a proper randomised controlled trial unless we received lots of funding. We will start small so we can test and adapt along the way!

Hope that answers your questions. Would be happy to discuss more!

Cheers
Yoke

May 16, 2017 08:24

I think involvement of technology will enhance this idea better and increase its suitability towards the aims and objectives of the UN SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS

May 15, 2017 16:51

Dear Yoke,

This is a brilliant idea and gamification as a model of intervention is great in engaging with children and the youth. I especially like the Game elements such as reward points and badges as they act as a catalyst in motivating children and also initiating action. I had few questions:

1. Would you be looking to implement this idea in other countries? If yes, would the training curriculum, the complementary products as well as the app be made available in different languages?

2. What are the indicators that would be used to measure the impact and success of the activities?

Thank you :)

May 15, 2017 16:24

Hi Aseel,

Thank you for your encouragement! I was actually learning about gamification on a free online course (https://www.coursera.org/learn/gamification), and I thought that it had potential to have an impact on the work that I do.

We are starting with Indonesia actually, because the work that I do is with developing communities, and the organisation I work with is based in Indonesia.

But I believe that it can also be impactful in Singapore. Although Singapore seems like a spotless city, not everyone has the environmentally-friendly mindset and many people still do not practice sustainable/green behaviour like reducing or recycling waste.

Thanks for your thoughts! I enjoyed answering :)

Cheers
Yoke

May 13, 2017 16:44

Hello Yoke!

I really liked how passionate you are towards your idea.. but I have a question. What made you come up with this idea? I always read Singapore is a spotless city due to the strict municipal laws it enforces

Best of Luck!
Aseel

May 10, 2017 23:43

Namaste Varunavi.

Thank you for your comments! Your words are very kind and encouraging.

We are working hard to make this idea a reality. All the best to you too.

Cheers
Yoke

May 10, 2017 12:43

Namaste!
Greeting from India

I loved your dedication towards this project. The fact that you reached out to so many people in different countries is truly amazing.
All the Best!

April 22, 2017 01:03

Hi Jacmen,

Thank you for your feedback! We are definitely considering extending the idea to adults in future.

Schoolchildren are our first step for a few reasons, including, as you implied, that children are more open to new ideas because they are young. It is also easier to implement activities with schoolchildren because they are together in one place (i.e. the school).

For adults, we will have to find creative ways to reach out to them. I would be keen to find out if you had any ideas about that!

Cheers
Yoke

April 21, 2017 11:57

Hi Yoke,

That is fine to imply children in solid waste management. Doing so you are teaching values at the very age so when chlidren grow they can replicate what they have learned so far. But I suggest you extend the idea directly to the adults too as they are actually the main actors spreading solid waste everywhere.

Best!
Jacmen

April 16, 2017 22:13

Dear Hamze,

Here is an article I happened to read that demonstrates why knowing something is good for you is not enough: http://www.raptitude.com/2017/02/choices-are-effects/.

Cheers
Yoke

April 15, 2017 16:41

Dear Hamze,

Thank you for your feedback. Numerous studies and experiences have shown that improving understanding is simply not enough to change behaviour. That is why, in addition to improving understanding, we are looking for additional ways to help people translate that understanding into action. Here, we are using fun to encourage children to engage in a good practice. It is not unconscious because we are still explaining why it is important to practice proper waste management.

Cheers
Yoke

April 15, 2017 16:00

Sorry, why the idea of unconscious training the children has become a trend. I see an international growth in desire to escape and avoid to philosophy and consciousness. What if children understand why they should do what they should do rather than doing that as a routine and being accustomed to that? I think the part of understanding what we are doing is more important than the effect of our action, because this is what that makes us human.
At the end sorry for my reckless tune.
sincerely,
Hamze Bagheri