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

CHOOSE YOUR RESIDENCE WITH EASE/ Residence online

Stage of Idea conceptual stage, planning stage
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Explain your idea in details:

Imagine an online system that directly connects prospective tenants to local landlords. 80% of the students admitted into the Federal polytechnic in Auchi town, Edo state Nigeria are not accommodated on campus. They have to seek privately owned facilities outside campus. This process is usually tiring and time consuming. It has also been reported that some students have been duped of their money by false agents while others have also regretted their choice of accommodation because they didnt know that better facilities within their budget were available. What about the case of a family that had to relocate either for financial or other personal reasons. They go through the same stress. The result of a field research conducted in the polytechnic showed that over 80% of students wished that there was an online platform that could solve this problem and this is because over 75% are not indigenes of the town. Our aim therefore is to:1.Build a website that will provide the necessary information about accommodation facilities which includes, the location of the facility, the photographic image of the building, the utilities of the facility, the contact and profile of the land lord, the contact of the online agent. 70% of them indicated that if this was available, it will save them time and money and also reduce or eliminate stress. 2. Provide an effective way for land lords to get their services over to any prospective tenant since the methods they apply which includes posters (which are not so effective as it not only constitute nuisance but are also torn by the community authorities), Radio and television adverts are expensive and not economical. Residence online is therefore an innovative way of making things easier and cheaper.

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Expected impact of your idea on sustainable development

Through Residence-online platform, we will be able to create jobs although less at the beginning but as we scale, we will employ more hands. Through Residence-online, the problem or stress these students face when looking for private accommodation facilities, especially the newly admitted students from other cities who do not get accommodation on campus, is reduced or totally eradicated. We do not just want to build a networking platform, we also want to create a social network where all these students can interact and get valuable information about their new environment. Although our focus is mainly to help students, we also want to make it easier for families to move into their new homes stress free. Residence-online will assist the land lords in getting prospective tenants. This will save them time and money. Through this tech innovation, we will be able to enhance the real estate sector in the town as a healthy competition will be created among house owners which will eventually prompt them to put their facilities in order.This online platform will also enable small and medium scale enterprises to advertise their products and services. This will lead to economic growth by promoting trade with a healthy competition among business owners within the town. Above all it is an innovative approach that will better inspire young men and women to think and harness ideas that will have social and economic impact in the society. We plan to introduce this innovation to other schools within the country.

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Plans for implementation and sustainability

Plans are ongoing already as a team of five has been assembled with various expertise which include marketing and promotion, media and information technology and administration. The field research carried out has properly been analyzed. Our target customers, land lords and prospective tenants alike are showing great interest in this innovative idea. We are currently building our data base and sensitizing more land lords to adopt this new innovation. Students and members of the general public are also being sensitized through one on one meeting. Although raising funds for the project has been a challenge, our main focus currently is family and friends, personal donations, grants and investors. A flow chart of how the platform will operate has been completed and we are ready to begin development. The project is estimated to be completed in 3 months and then land lords and prospective tenants alike can sign up for these services. We have also settled for a subscription fee with the interested landlords.We have acquired the desired knowledge that will ensure the success of this project through attending and participating in workshops and seminars centered on entrepreneurship, creative design and lean strategy and we are very optimistic that this idea will scale through. We have studied businesses with similar operations and made inquiry from reliable sources. We are sure that we are on track.

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Your profile

My name is IKOKOH ILESANMI ABRAHAM and I am from EDO STATE, NIGERIA. I am 24 years old and I am the idea owner. I grew up in a christian home with four siblings. I am currently a graduate of VETERINARY MEDICINE from UNIVERSITY OF IBADAN hence my title Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM). I am a very simple guy who loves creative thinking. I love things done in a creative and innovative way. I am also a team player who inspires my team members to engage in creative thinking and bring something innovative into the projects we embark on. Above all, my passion centers on inspiring young people like myself, both men and women to discover their purpose and live their dreams by being an example to them as someone who has discovered his and is on course to achieve his goals. I have been a leader and member of various organisations while on campus and I have mentored and inspired other young people like myself to become dedicated leaders and some of them are running this campus organisations gracefully. I am also an instrumentalist who majors in the bass guitar. I must say that this passion to raise young people to become leaders is the reason for my motivation and the qualities of being a team player, a creative thinker, humble, opened to new ideas and learning are the contributing factors to my success.

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Comments

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 21:37

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 21:10

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 21:09

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 21:09

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 20:30

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 20:30

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 20:00

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 17:25

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 16:56

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 16:26

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 13:46

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 13:46

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 05:43

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 23:01

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 20:07

-------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 20:04

-------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 15:10

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 15:09

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 06:32

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 02:16

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 02:44

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 19:25

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 16:18

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 16:06

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 27, 2017 15:10

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 14:02

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 15:58

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 15:57

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 15:57

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 15:52

Hello Great Mind,You have come a long way with this competition and I want to congratulate you for the resilience you have proven 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 15:50

Hello Great Mind,You have come a long way with this competition and I want to congratulate you for the resilience you have proven 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 15:19

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 15:01

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 19:37

Hi Abraham,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 12:21

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 00:30

Hello Abraham!As your idea aims to make securing accommodation easy for people especially students, what are the challenges do you believe you may encounter during it's implementation?Thank you.

August 24, 2017 10:05

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 19:20

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 23, 2017 16:41

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 15:24

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 08:29

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; youtube.com/watch?v=s3x-_yRRUrkAll the best to you in you Idea!CheersAnita Mbah.

August 23, 2017 05:02

Hi Abraham ikokoh,This is a very impressive idea and it will surely be beneficial for all those looking for residence or tenants.A community with meaningful collaboration achieve a lot.Really awesome.Good luckRegardsShuhra Koofi.

August 22, 2017 04:56

Thank you Abraham.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 15:55

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 21, 2017 06:07

Hello Abraham!Your idea is really an innovative one, as it tends to support people in communities in terms of shelter. I support your idea, because as a student, I went through the challenges of tiring proccesses of seeking for accommodation. 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 05:38

HiCongulatulation for the efforts and good progress you have just shown here, your idea is real taking the World digitally. This will simplify choosing some where for Settlement that fits you.All the best

August 19, 2017 15:01

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 13:52

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 18, 2017 14:45

Any comments or suggestions on my idea ?I find your entry extremely interesting indeed. Thanks for reading my request!THANKS IN ADVANCE FOR PUTTING THE EFFORT IN ANSWERING MY QUERY!

August 18, 2017 09:07

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 18, 2017 06:17

Your idea is amazing! You have a well organized application and I like that you have a big team which supports you. All the best for your future plans.Regards,Andrei

August 18, 2017 06:16

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.