The Youth Citizen Entrepreneurship Competition is an activity within the framework of the UNESCO Global Action Programme (GAP) on Education for Sustainable Development (ESD)

SELF-SUSTAINABLE FARMING FOR DEVELOPED AND DEVELOPING COUNTRIES

Stage of Idea conceptual stage
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Explain your idea in details:

Developing cities have limited resources that are suitable for the growing of agriculture. Resources such as water are not easily accessible or suitable for consumption or agricultural uses. Thus, they face a challenge in creating sustainable sources of food for themselves. Our aim is also to introduce a self-sustainable food source to these countries to aid in the growth of their developing era.

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Expected impact of your idea on sustainable development

Our idea is aimed at developing countries. The reason behind targeting developing countries is because by introducing a self-sustainable food source to them, they would be able to rely less on importing food from overseas. This reduces the amount of money spent on imports, and allows them to redirect the money to the development of their country. Through the use of hydroponic farming and rainwater harvesting, the benefits of growing edible plants in an urban landscape and reducing carbon footprint nationally would be seen and felt by the community. Furthermore, there would be employment opportunities for the people in these cities. The jobs that could be made available are the maintenance personnel and harvesting personnel. The need for maintenance personnel is for the constant maintenance of the system is to ensure that the system is operating smoothly, as well as correct the errors or damages to the system that might affect the overall efficiency or output. The presence of the harvesting personnel would ensure that the produce are properly harvested, to prevent spoilage or being overgrown.

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Plans for implementation and sustainability

As the idea is self-sustaining, the initial funds must be sufficient for the installations and maintenance of the idea at the introduction stage. The idea uses natural rainwater and natural sunlight, and does not run on electricity. This eliminates the need for water or electricity bill. Regular maintenance would be needed to ensure the efficiency and effectiveness of the idea. The intention is to work with governments of developed and developing countries, as to be able to have full cooperation and smooth implementation of the idea. It would also be beneficial as the main target partners are the governments of the countries, and collaborating with them would eliminate the need for a middleman that might cause miscommunication.

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Your profile

We are a team of 3 students, between the ages of 19-20, from Temasek Polytechnic. We are currently pursuing a diploma in Business Systems and Process Engineering. Our qualities that we feel would contribute to our success are that we are always gaining new knowledge through research and our passion to provide a solution that would be able to make the world a better place to live in.

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Comments

August 31, 2017 23:31

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 22:54

Dear all;Your comment is helpful, Thank you for you appreciation and a constructive suggestion. As the YCEC draws closest to close take this from me,I am wishing all the best for all enterpreneurship campus comunity members. 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.Really I am glad that you are doing such great works and for you Enterpreunerial sprit. I fully support your efforts.I wish you all the success and all the best ma dear.Good luck! THANK YOU all once again!Abdisa [email protected]

August 31, 2017 21:14

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 futureRegards, Team GreenSpace

August 31, 2017 20:48

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 20:36

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

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 19:30

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 tomorrowRegards,Team GreenSpace

August 31, 2017 18:13

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 18:00

Dear Campus Members;Thank you all for your comments, ideas, and constructive suggestionsThis is not final, eventhogh we are ending competition"Success is not final; failure is not fatal: It is the courage to continue that counts."-- Winston S. Churchill.So, We need to move forward our contributions to our world!Keep it up guys!I wish you all the success in your journey!Kind Regards;Abdisa B.

August 31, 2017 17:11

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 16:45

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 15:50

Dear Resiliant Entrepreneur,It's only a few hours to 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.RegardsSeth'

August 31, 2017 15:50

Dear Resiliant Entrepreneur,It's only a few hours to 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.RegardsSeth'

August 31, 2017 10:21

Hello KlinsmannThank you for the time we have shared our ideas here, as we are at very end of the competition I wish you good progress for the steps ahead of you.Best of luck!Uledi KimbavalaZero hunger is possible.

August 31, 2017 06:35

Dear Lee I would like to thank you for your contribution towards developing my idea as we all focus developing the same sector keep going see you at work Keep In touch

August 31, 2017 05:13

Hiii!!!!!!!As we are in to the last day of the competition, I am taking this opportunity to thank you for your valuable comments, votes and suggestions. Your project is very much interesting and helpful and I wish you would be there in the finals. I am concluding by this words-"Often the difference between a successful person and a failure is not one has better abilities or ideas, but the courage that one has to bet on ones ideas, to take a calculated risk and to act".I am wishing you to be a successful person.REGARDSAJITH MATHEW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

August 30, 2017 23:28

MY GREETINGS TO YOU! SO HOW IS IT GOING? 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?ON A DIFFERENT NOTE, CAN YOU PLEASE GO THROUGH MY EDU-CELL ENTRY? AND IF YES, THEN I WOULD BE MOST GRATEFUL IF YOU COULD VOTE FOR IT.A BIG THANK YOU FROM MY SIDE.SK !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

August 30, 2017 23:17

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] of Luck!

August 30, 2017 22:13

-------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 20:31

-------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 02:25

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 upKindest regards

August 29, 2017 19:21

Dear Entrepreneurship campus member;Thank you for being here all this while. I appreciate all your effort and appreciation, suggestion, question on my project. I learned a lot from you guys. Really I have no word to describe Entrepreneurship campus members.Now we are reaching the end of the competition. I want to thank everyone who have been voting and commenting on my project and interest in helping to support CCT--Cities Controlling and Reporting Tool.I have gone through all your ideas and projects, I have learnt a lot. i will read its again once and I will comment professionally. Really I am glad that you are doing such great works and for you Enterpreunerial sprit. I fully support your efforts.Good luck! THANK YOU all once again!

August 29, 2017 09:41

Congratulations!!!!!!!Without change there is no innovation, creativity, or incentive for improvement. Those who initiate change will have a better opportunity to manage the change that is inevitable. So change this world with your idea.Wishing you all the success and hope you will be there in the finals.BEST OF LUCKAJITH MATHEW

August 29, 2017 02:53

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 upKind regards

August 28, 2017 18:36

Hello My Friend!Thank you for being here all this while. Your dreams are valid and your project is very viable. Keep thriving and best will keep coming your way.Best of Luck.

August 28, 2017 17:59

Hi Klinsmann LeeYour idea will provide unique service and sustained food security.. You have demonstrated creativity in this proposal and I think even when you have no enough capital to fill all the market, still you can win the competition because of your innovation."If you don't have enough Capital you must be creative"(Prof.Gunter Feltin, free online courses).Congratulations for being creative enough.You may wish to share your experience in my idea " Zero hunger is possible"Best of luck!Uledi KimbavalaZero hunger is possible

August 28, 2017 16:21

hiii,its a pleasure to have you around as you are trying to improve the society somehow.Congratulations for all the hard work you have done so far.Bests Regards for your project...

August 28, 2017 16:21

hiii,its a pleasure to have you around as you are trying to improve the society somehow.Congratulations for all the hard work you have done so far.Bests Regards for your project...

August 27, 2017 16:18

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 14:21

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 26, 2017 19:25

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 16:28

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 15:33

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 06:39

KlinsmannYou're very right, Agricultural sector is the backbone to African Economy for sure.For sure I have been incouraged by good progress you keep on making in this idea.It is an endless efforts until you make it.I wish you best of luck as the competition is approaching to an end.Let us share our strength and experience.Uledi KimbavalaZero hunger is possible

August 25, 2017 13:35

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 07:03

Hello Klismann!Thursday's Inspiration from YCEC; 'The more I want to get something done, the less I call it work.' - Richard BachAs 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 19:20

Hi Klinsmann,Your idea is very much appreciable. People like you are a blessing to the modern world because you are utilizing your skill to help the common people. Keep this spirit throughout your life. The will to do varitiies in life opens up the door of opportunities. So keep this positive attitude always .I wish you all the success for this competition and also please vote and comment on my project AUTOMATIC COCOA BEAN SEPARATING MACHINE, www.entrepreneurship-campus.org/ideas/14/6833/ .

August 24, 2017 16:34

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 22:43

------------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 advanceB)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 19:24

HelloAs we are about to the very end of this competition I give you a bit of encouragement and yet the fact. The competition may reach to an end but the efforts you have shown to your community is great and long lasting, People may come and go but ideas stays forever. This platform is like a family or a classroom where we share all our strength and experience to solve Community challenges.Your idea is real life touching and I hope you're making more good progress to take it into its full potential no matter what challenge you may face..Never give up. You may wish to share your experience in my ideaZERO HUNGER IS POSSIBLE FOCUSING FROM LOCAL COMMUNITY LEVELBest of luck!Uledi Kimbavala"ZERO HUNGER IS POSSIBLE"

August 23, 2017 15:47

Hello Champion!According to Wednesday's Inspiration from Youth Citizenship Entrepreneurship Competition: Don't wish it were easy, wish you were better.Champion, we should always keep forging ahead, refining ourselves and ideas until we improve the world.Best of Luck!

August 23, 2017 09:16

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 youTeam GreenSpace

August 23, 2017 08:39

Dear LeeCongrats for This novel idea, I agree with your approach will help farmers and water resource also becoming more scarce due to climate change, this idea is practical and implementableGood luck

August 23, 2017 08:39

Dear LeeCongrats for This novel idea, I agree with your approach will help farmers and water resource also becoming more scarce due to climate change, this idea is practical and implementableGood luck

August 23, 2017 08:39

Dear LeeCongrats for This novel idea, I agree with your approach will help farmers and water resource also becoming more scarce due to climate change, this idea is practical and implementableGood luck

August 23, 2017 08:31

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-_yRRUrkAll the best to you in you Idea!CheersAnita Mbah.

August 22, 2017 05:23

Thank you Klinsmann.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 20, 2017 23:20

Dear Klinsmann, Congratulations on your progress so far, I must say I'm impressed. you will greatly affect the Agricultural sector and assist in providing more food and empower people with this your innovative and creative idea.Just to say that you keep up and be encouraged to do more.Kindest regards,Seth

August 20, 2017 23:16

Dear Klinsmann, Congratulations on your progress so far, I must say I'm impressed. you will greatly affect the Agricultural sector and assist in providing more food and empower people with this your innovative and creative idea.Just to say that you keep up and be encouraged to do more.Kindest regards,Seth

August 20, 2017 23:16

Dear Klinsmann, Congratulations on your progress so far, I must say I'm impressed. you will greatly affect the Agricultural sector and assist in providing more food and empower people with this your innovative and creative idea.Just to say that you keep up and be encouraged to do more.Kindest regards,Seth

August 20, 2017 23:16

Dear Klinsmann, Congratulations on your progress so far, I must say I'm impressed. you will greatly affect the Agricultural sector and assist in providing more food and empower people with this your innovative and creative idea.Just to say that you keep up and be encouraged to do more.Kindest regards,Seth

August 19, 2017 21:24

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 12:38

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 meaningless message and paste it to all ideas. I just do marketing. Again, I am sorry if this message disturbed you.Kindest regards,Andrei

August 13, 2017 17:40

Hello Klismann!You have got a nice idea, here. You intend promoting agricultural, employment opportunities for the community through some innovative strategies. I wish you, success and best of luck.

August 9, 2017 15:14

The concept is very good, but I don't think you will convince the governments too easy. So how do you want to do it? Have you already a prototype? Anyway, I hope you will implement this project, no matter how hard it will be.Best regards,Andrei

July 27, 2017 10:15

Hi Klinsmann,Great idea you've got up here. I like the passion in your effort to change the world. Please Keep it up.It's great to see the detailed version of your idea, you delivered as promised!I however want to know how you intend to make this different from what is already existing, you know most developing countries are already pushing efforts towards maximizing agriculture.Also, talking about changing the world I really love that, but I will advice you try and map-out a specific country you intend to start with (I mean implementation). This will make your idea more specific and realistic. Just my thought though.Wish you the best fellowSeth

July 15, 2017 21:20

Hi Klinsmann, It's a nice idea.. but did you think of other barriers to plant growth? For example soil erosion or not enough nutrients that aid in being self sustainable. Good luck with your future endeavors Aseel

July 2, 2017 08:31

This is a great idea and I hope it can benefit all the people in needYou mainly mentioned however the governments which indeed are a major stakeholder but not the only one and for sure not the ones that need it.How are you going to involve other stakeholders (e.g the actual people in developing cities, local private sector,etc.) in this and who will be responsible for all the operations, maintenance and productionAlso, the idea is to run on a big scale?Regards.

Prathvi

June 30, 2017 10:22

What is the need to filter the rainwater,rainwater is already clean and in a open field of farming the rainwater automatically goes to everywhere in every part of the field to each and every plant.

June 30, 2017 04:51

Thank you Prathvi for your question!As mentioned in an earlier reply, the drawing is machine which is a way for us to filter rainwater to ensure the water being transported to the plants are suitable for the growing of the plants.

Prathvi

June 29, 2017 21:25

Most of the developing countries are rely on farming they use natural rain water for farming,for example India is a developing country & is depend on agriculture. The machine you showed in your idea what does that do.

June 28, 2017 17:02

Thank you Mr Uledi Kimbavala for your question! As this would be targeted in reducing the financial burden on developing countries, we will be looking to collaborate with the respective government and government departments on this project. This is as we would be able to receive the required funding and full support and cooperation of the country. Do not hesitate to raise any questions or doubts you have with us. Hope we were able to clear your doubts!

June 28, 2017 08:53

Hi Klinsmann,I like your idea for sustainable development very much! One of the aspects you touch on is allowing people in developing countries to be less dependent on food imports from overseas since they would able to grow their own food. I think that this great, but how would you cater for developing countries being negatively affected by climate change when it comes to agriculture? Now days, the rate of desertification and salinity in countries such as Mali is ever increasing, how do you propose to cater for the needs of these people? Also, how and where is the project going to be implimented?I hope to hear from you soon. Kindest regards,Kupakwashe Matangira

June 28, 2017 05:42

Thank you Mr Seth Thomas Anohwonom for highlighting to us about making our plans more detailed and clearer. As this was the initial proposal, we have yet to improve and elaborate further on our plans. We will be making the relevant edits soon so do provide your valuable feedback if any! Likewise, good luck and we wish you all the best too!

June 21, 2017 16:01

Hello,You have come up with a great idea and all the best for your idea. Congratulations for all your efforts and for your idea. So can you please brief me out the image illustrated because i'm not able to understand your idea.Regards Shuhra

June 18, 2017 19:17

Dear K.Lee'sYour idea is good, in fact importation can only give temporary solution I think this idea is potential,can you elaborate on partners and collaborators you expect to work with

June 13, 2017 13:12

I like your idea, it's good, but I think making your plans more detailed and clearer will make it better. Just keep up the good work and I wish you the very best.