Training institute for self-protection skills for kids and teenagers
Explain your idea in details:
The key goal of this training institute is providing children and teenagers adequate skills to protect themselves in the increasing uncertainty world. These skills include basic knowledge such as protecting your luggage while travelling, especially by air, to ways to recognize potential threats including sexual harassment and bullying and more complicated skills to respond in fire or accident situations, or survival skills in jungle or rural areas. The program is interactive and designed based on case study and experiment to be interesting to young people. Technology also has wide application, such as virtual reality which enables real immersion to a virtual circumstance which can save costs and better protect trainees.
Expected impact of your idea on sustainable development
The impact is obvious in upholding awareness in children, family, and society regarding the significance of potential threats in their regular living environment, how to deal with and prevent them. For example, there are several arising child sexual harassment cases in Vietnam currently which reveals that parents are not fully aware of this risk, kids are not equipped with skills on how to react or report their incidents, and the country does not have proper legal system in these situations yet. Further, many deaths in accident like fires are caused by lack of response skills. The targets and success measures include the number of kids are obtaining the training, the number of potential bullying or harassment cases are revealed before they get too serious, and the reducing severity of legal cases relating to these incidents.
Plans for implementation and sustainability
The business model provides key values of protection for young people, awareness for society, and peace-of-mind for parents. Its key partners include other training institutes or department in health and accident training from educational organizations or companies. Customer is segmented into individual groups which is any household or person, or organizations which include schools and universities. The key resources are up-to-date training program, interactive and personal coaching method, together with technology support to deliver the best outcomes. As the initial expense is expected to be high due to facility investment, personnel and training while tuition fee is expected to be the possible lowest to generate high participation, financing source may come from both membership / or grants from the government or other international organizations.
My name is Trinh, DOB 03 Jul 1985. I was born and grown up in Vietnam. I have earned my Bachelor in Commerce from RMIT Vietnam and MBA from the University of Hawaii in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. As a single mother of a lovely four-year-old daughter, I deeply concerned about the recent revelation of the high rate of child sexual harassment and child drownings or other accidents in my country. Despite our country's increasing economic growth, the social and human safety is not paid adequate attention. Yet, the desire to learn and invest in young generation is huge. Therefore, I am inclined to believe that a training institute which fills the social needs can have great chance to succeed. Its success is not only meaningful for the founders, but the whole society.