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

School for Parents

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A family is considered to be a small part of a society, and we can easily guess a future of any country by looking at to what extend families are physically and emotionally healthy. Among others, one of the most dramatic issues in Kazakhstan is a problem of suicide, particularly child suicide, where our country is in the list of first three. While working on my master thesis research I went deeper into this problem, more focusing on suicide prevention. According to the UNICEF Report on Suicide in Kazakhstan, one of the reasons of why kids decide to self-harm is a problem within a family. That is, too often parents and children lack proper communication and dialogue. Being Primary Years Program coordinator, I quite frequently come across evidence to that. We have organized School for Parents project at our school with an aim to introduce the educational program we run. After five sessions, we could see that there is a huge potential to develop it into something much more global, structural, and effective.Hence, I came up with an idea of launching School for Parent project, allowing for a specifically constructed curriculum taught in interactive and interesting way. Parent will have to attend the courses, complete internship, and defend their final project. At the internship phase, parents-participants will be working on real life issues of identified families at risk and share the knowledge with those who cannot afford attending course but would love to. At the final project phase, they will be suggesting their alternative plans to solve well-being problems locally and globally. At the end, they will be awarded a certificate of completion added to the community of parents indifferent to the actual problems, including child suicide.

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Expected impact of your idea on sustainable development

Suicide is one of the biggest issues not only in Kazakhstan, but also in the world. According to the statistics, suicide becomes a reason of death more often than murder. Every 40 seconds one person in the world commits suicide. Unfortunately, there is no one exact solution to the problem. What they usually do is try to deal with consequences by working with people who has already attempted to commit suicide or has been observed self-harming. It does not work perfectly well since the problem should be considered from the root. One of the ways to do it, is to improve family well-being through quality education and creating a community of committed people joint by common goals. Since he problem of suicide is very sensitive and, in some way, restricted topic, and since there are lot of other issues in a family that worth working on, School for Parents is going further and aims to develop family institute as a whole, believing in that healthy houses are the basis for the bright future. Thus, we strive to improve the situation by providing qualitative education to parents and motivating them to take an action, be active and conscious thinkers and contributors to a better world. By developing courses curriculum, assignments, internship, and final project, graduators will be driven to make a positive change, and by creating positive climate at the school and appropriate management and communication with active students and alumni, we will make sure that the ideas and solutions from the final projects will be improved and implemented in a real life. Every entering student becomes a member of the school community forever, and will use this powerful recourse to create a platform where we will be discussing, planning, and taking actions to solve family well-being issues, including suicide.

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Plans for implementation and sustainability

The School for Parents unlike the project we implemented at our school will allow for tuition fee of 300 per parent. The course will last three months including a month of internship. There will also be additional fees for coffee breaks and team building activities. For the first time, we are planning to rent room within the school I work in for 160 in total for three months.Likewise, I have already made a list of the school teachers who have demonstrated high level of leadership and teaching skills during the trial period. The number of coaches will depend on number of parents registered for the course. Initially, I will be leading classes by myself, so we might need two more coaches. My wife will do all other technical and accounting support. Advertising we are going to do through social networks and the Ministry of Health and Wellbeing of the Republic of Kazakhstan. In future, we also plan to cooperate with non-government local and international organizations. We are planning to pay 50 per class having 24 classes for the whole course.So, if we have 10 students, we will receive 3 000 (-20% of taxes, so 2400). The expenditure will be as follows:Room rent 160;2 coach salary 16 classes (I will take the rest 8 hours) X 30 = 480.Total: 640Net profit: 2400 640 = 1760.With time, we are planning to involve more parents, teachers, and, eventually move to the separate office. We will start fundraising and might increase fees if there is a high demand among the school applicant. The core of our marketing will be a curriculum build as per the latest findings in parents education, and professional coaches able to lead classes in interactive and impressive way.

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Your profile

My name is Timur Boskin, I am 29, and I am Kazakh living in the capital of Kazakhstan Astana. I have graduated my bachelor in Education with honor in 2010 and completed Master Degree in 2014. My research interest include child wellbeing, student voice, and leadership. While working on my thesis I found a lot about child suicide and situation in Kazakhstan in this regard. Since then, was in ongoing search for the ways of fighting and preventing of high rate of child suicide in the country.I have been working teaching for seven years and the since 2016 I am Primary Years Program coordinator at International School of Astana. I am responsible for the implementation of international educational program. At the same time, I have experience in leading various charity and social projects locally and internationally. From the very beginning of my teaching career I have been in constant communication we parents, and become aware of the problems and challenges they come across. During one of the latest discussion after one of the seminars for parents, one mother was very pleased and at the same time very angry. She said why didnt we explain that information to a larger group of parents. What she meant is that those things shared at the seminar were so helpful, and that the information should be delivered to every parent in the country. It is that day, when I started to connect everything, and eventually came up with an idea of funding School for Parents. In the future, I am planning to devote my life or contribute to well-being through education.

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August 31, 2017 23:28

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 22:49

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 22:49

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 22:48

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 21:42

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 20:31

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 19:56

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 17:43

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 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


August 31, 2017 05:45

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 30, 2017 23:23


August 30, 2017 23:03

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 22:09

-------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 20:27

-------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 06:52

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 02:17

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 02:45

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 16:19

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 16:19

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 16:09

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 09:06

Hello,Being a part of India's well known Entrepreneurship Cell of the most prestigious engineering college in India, I have interacted with many startup enthusiasts, have got to know how they think and what are some qualities that set them apart from the ones who are not able to see their idea through. Reading through your idea, I have realised that your idea has that spark which can help it become a successful venture. Coupled with its aim to help the society achieve its goals sustainably, your idea can be something quite helpful for the same.But before it's implementation, you need to do a "pre-mortem" check on how it can fail. This would prepare you for any uncalled-for circumstances and help you prepare for them accordingly.Lastly, I would like you to have a look at our idea, GreenSpace, and share your views about the same.Wishing you the best,Team GreenSpace.

August 27, 2017 15:11

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 14:06

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 22:53

HiIt is so sad to hear the statistics of your country's suicide.I want to encourage you to work hard to establish your wonderful idea so that young individuals of your country will be saved.good luck to you

August 26, 2017 16:45

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 15:22

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 15:04

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: Kind regards

August 25, 2017 13:34

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 08:45

Hi Timur,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, ( .

uledi kimbavala

August 25, 2017 05:41

TimurIts my fourth time coming to your idea and I find it very interesting and it will help children get a help from their nearby friend and teacher we call their parents. Now what do you expect about the response of the parent to this idea. Not all parents are courageous even to do follow up of their children at school then how will you cinvice this group to accept your idea. You're the one those children in trouble were waiting for years. Congratulations for that gift.Best of luck!Uledi Kimbavala"Zero hunger is possible"

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August 25, 2017 04:57

I think this is a great idea of creating a school for parents helping them to be more consciousness, ways of taking action and being aware of the signs of alert. This matter is a truly reality of the present and cannot be ignored!

August 25, 2017 00:39

Hello Timur!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 25, 2017 00:34

"All our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them" - Walt DisneyJust a short note of motivation and encouragement for you.Never give up, never quit, there's so much more you can achieve with this idea...Stay Motivated World Changer!

August 24, 2017 16:20

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 Please vote and support our idea.Thank you in advance.Team GreenSpace

August 24, 2017 03:17

Hello Timur!As your idea aims to enlighten the parents on the need for adequate and proper communication with their young ones; what may be the challenges you believe you will face when it is implementated?Thank you.

August 23, 2017 15:27

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 14:12

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 11:11

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 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 08:29

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; the best to you in you Idea!CheersAnita Mbah.

August 23, 2017 03:31

Dear TimurEducation prepares the future leaders and familiesThe nature of education and its quality affects every system in the country,your idea is good as it finds the solution the quality, and access of education to all.Congulatulation for the mindset you want to impact in this tomorrow's generation.Best of luck!

August 22, 2017 09:10

Dear TimurI hope you're making good progress whether the competition is on progress or not this idea of yours should make more progress towards its implementation. Congulatulation for the efforts you're making.Never give up. Best of luck!

August 22, 2017 07:37

Hi,Thank you if you have already commented my idea Path To Knowledge. If not, I invite you kindly to do it at: I would really appreciate your opinion. Best regards,Andrei

August 22, 2017 05:04

Thank you Timur.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 16:33

Hello Timur!Your idea is quite impressive and innovative, as it sets to enlighten the parents on the need for proper and adequate communication with their children in order to achieve resilient and safe communities. Congratulations for your efforts and progress.I wish you success and you may stop by on my idea to add your contribution.Best of Luck!

August 20, 2017 20:52

HelloYou have a very interesting idea, I was shocked to find that big number of child suicide there. For sure this idea should be supported as it is life saving idea. Congulatulation for the effort you're putting on this idea. All the best.

August 19, 2017 16:00

Hello,GadaaUniverse[GU] would like to thank you for your passionate support. We would like to keep on developing our ideas. Please dont hesitate to let us know how we can improve.please read and give some suggestions or comment GUs idea GadaaUniverse[GU]-Gadaa Universal Communication System and GU-Fair if you havent done so already. We really appreciate your contribution and would be glad to hear your advice and opinion. Keep up the good work! Kind regards!Firanbek Robele

August 19, 2017 13:53

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 luckRegards

August 19, 2017 13:53

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 luckRegards

August 19, 2017 10:20

Dear TimurYour idea is very unique as it prepare future generation from the family level,this has higher contributions to social well being and performance of Children.All the best.

August 18, 2017 12:37

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 18, 2017 06:56

Your idea is simply amazing! The problem that you have presented it is more than painful for all of us. I appreciate your work and your time dedicated to this idea and I encourage you to continue it.Regards,Andrei

August 18, 2017 06:39

Hello,This is a very impressive idea and it will surely be beneficial for all the young minds looking for an opportunity.It looks promising and executable Congratulations for all your efforts and for your project.Good luckRegardsShuhra Koofi.