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

Youth Fountain- poverty eradication and employment creation by 2022

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Explain your idea in details:

Developing countries have now become increasingly aware of the importance of implementing development plans that are based on the aspirations of the people if poverty is to be significantly reduced. Our main objectives as Youth Fountain include sanitation provision in cities and poverty eradication through job creation. Studies have shown that over 8000 youths who are graduating every year in Zimbabwe cannot find employment. Youth Fountain wishes to engage the community in order to alleviate this problem. To ensure this happens we are going to apply for a tender from the local governments to clean the city through engaging the youth, thus creating employment for them and providing conducive living environments. Youth Fountain also seeks to introduce the adoption of digital screens and billboards for advertisement in Zimbabwe by the cooperate world as a way of reducing litter through use of paper for advertisement and this will also ensure that the depletion of natural resources such as trees to make paper is reduced. Wall cleaning, street sweeping, emptying and recycling of waste material are amongst the activities to be carried out. These will generate income to the organization.

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Expected impact of your idea on sustainable development

The cooperate world nowadays has been consumed by the need to make profit at the expense of the natural environment. Youth Fountain seeks to change what has been regarded as normal by the society yet it has been causing harm. Its aim is to reduce youth unemployment by at least 15% of the total unemployment level. Our target is to have at least two points in the city centre where digital screens and billboards for advertising will be placed. This will eliminate the practise of randomly sticking posters. Furthermore, our aim is to have bins placed at every street corner. Recyclable litter will be sold to raise extra money to fund for the project. We will set achievable goals that we will measure ourselves with. Completion of a goal would mean success and if otherwise , we would sit down and review what needs to be added or subtracted.

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Plans for implementation and sustainability

Youth Fountain's sustainability lies in its aim to enhance the environment, the economy and people's lives. As a way of achieving the goal of sustainability, we will be careful not to harm the environment. Our business is to be cost effective. We will try to gather renewable resources through refuse collection in the city and at the same time develop some of our own cleaning equipment and this will create more jobs for the youths. To push the agenda of sustainable development, we will organise awareness campaigns as a firm which will put pressure to our suppliers and collaborators to improve efficiency and reduce damage on the environment.We will work in collaboration with the Local governments or City councils during the execution of its project. Capital will be raised through crowd funding and donors from well wishers . Other firms that have the same vision as we do will also be joined hands with in a bid to promote a sustainable city.

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Your profile

My name is Gabriel and I'm aged 20 . I grew up in a community that was affected by bad governance and economic instability. Despite all this, I always wanted to be recognized as a man who would change the system and place his mark in the society. Growing up in such an environment motivated me to work my way to the top. At the age of 13, I already had set up my own vegetable stall which performed brilliantly in our community.3 years later in high school being part of a business club also gave me an insight of how to manouvre my way into the corporate world .This taught me the skill to interact with my customers and negotiate my way into the real business world. Being a guy who reads most of the time, I realized that the struggle to be someone in the future was real . After graduating from tertiary college what would I do next. With my colleague, who has supported me throughout the way , we realized that something had to be done to solve this rampant problem hence coming up with YouthFountain. The youth need to be empowered and motivated. The hunger to see my people succeed in life made me want to come up with something that would enrich the community in all aspects. Striving to see another individual be uplifted is my interpretation of making the world a better place. This is what drives me to success.

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Comments

August 31, 2017 23:36

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 22:56

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 22:56

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 22:56

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 22:56

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 22:06

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 20:41

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 20:26

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 18:16

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 17:20

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 16:41

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 08:19

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 03:25

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 23:32

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 20:35

-------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 19:21

What a proposal! I am truly amazed.So many good thoughts including yours. Reading them gives me good bumps. Will you be able to give me some more details about your proposal? And on a different note, wont it be great if you have a quick glance at my IDEA called EDU CELL.Take care!Shuhra (Kabul)

August 30, 2017 06:22

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 19:38

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 "premortem" 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.Regards,Team GreenSpace.

August 28, 2017 18:42

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 16:24

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 16:24

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 15:22

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!Regards,Andrei

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 14:34

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 23:21

HiIt is true that poverty will be alleviated by creation of employment. I think if your project was established long ago,the world would have been a better place.don't wait for a certain year because the people out there are starving.the time for implementation is now.be encouraged and work hard on it.good luck and kind regards

August 26, 2017 15:43

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: http://gadaauniverse.com/ Kind regards

August 25, 2017 19:46

Hi Gabriel,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 25, 2017 07:11

Hello Gabriel!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 10:10

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 23:02

My warm greetings to you!I have read your initiative and must applaud the same. I was just wondering if ALL the entries in this contest go deep and spread around the world, wont the world be a better place? Please join me in applauding this contest for bringing out the best in us. 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!Congratulations and all the best!!Warmly,Shuhra

August 23, 2017 19:23

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 16:45

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 15:54

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 08:32

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 07:14

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 22, 2017 05:38

Thank you Gabriel.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 17:23

Hello Gabriel!Your idea is quite impressive and innovative, as it sets to combat hunger and poverty, and creating employment opportunities for people of the 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 21:31

Hi Gabriel,Your idea is awesome I must say, you'll impact impact lot of lives with this. You are putting in a lot of efforts to impact your country which I must commend. Congratulations on your progress thus far. My only request for clarification is as to whether your proposed innovative method of advertising would not be too expensive for the common man to afford and not limit the flow of information. Have you considered using social media too as a means to advertise? I well enough wish you the very best here.Regards,Seth

August 20, 2017 15:19

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 20, 2017 15:19

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 15:04

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 10:10

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 copy 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 06:46

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.

August 18, 2017 06:13

It is a very good idea, you will certainly engage the youth through it and you will help the youth empowerment in that area. All the good words for that! Good luck!Regards,Andrei