This program is an activity of the UNESCO Global Action Programme (GAP) on Education for Sustainable Development (ESD)

Blankets and Clothing for All

Stage of Idea conceptual stage
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Explain your idea in details:

There are many initiatives to collect clothing and blankets for those in need. Temporary initiatives are great but it would be better to have a permanent collection and distribution service in place throughout the year. What happens to clothing/fabric companies’ factory faulty items, under quality and/or excess material? If collected, the branding can be removed (if necessary) and could be an added resource other than public and corporate sponsors. The organisation can even be broadened by teaching people to knit their own blankets. This would require specific equipment, materials and the hosting of educational sessions. The same can also be applied to teach people how to make their own clothing and bedding. If this section of the organisation succeeds it could evolve in employing permanent staff to make blankets, clothing and bedding for those in need.

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Expected impact of your idea on sustainable development

The organisation's target will be to identify and assist anyone that is in dire need of blankets, basic clothing and bedding. The organisation can be broaden (as described in the previous section) to teach and employ individuals to make blankets, clothing and bedding. The success of the organisation can be measured by assessing how many individuals were positively influenced, financial reports regarding the expenditure of resources and feedback from the community, executive board and sponsors. ----- The idea supports the following Sustainable Development Goals; 1. No Poverty 3. Good Health and Well-Being 8. Decent Work and Economic Growth 9. Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure 10. Reduced Inequalities 11. Sustainable Cities and Communities 12. Responsible Consumption and Production

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Plans for implementation and sustainability

A business model that suits a Non-profit Organization (NPO) should be implemented. A NPO relies mainly on the support of grants issued by the government and public/corporate sponsors. An executive board is essential to assure that the organisations resources are used responsibly. The main intention of staring a NPO is to enrich other people's lives and should keep its focus on it. Therefore, the goal is not to make money but rather provide employment and to enrich communities.

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Your profile

I am studying Electrical and Electronic Engineering, currently third year, at Stellenbosch University. I am 21 years old and my passion is to promote sustainable ecological and social practices. Everyone has the potential to do good. Thus, if we all work together, we can achieve so much more! Life Motto: Strive towards a perfect world.

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Comments

September 9, 2017 17:51

Apologies for not responding to any comments recently. I was busy writing tests at university.

I appreciate all the criticism, advice and questions. All the best for your future endeavours!

September 1, 2017 05:35

Dear Resiliant Entrepreneur,

It's 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.

Regards
Seth

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 21:28

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 future
Regards,
Team GreenSpace

August 31, 2017 21:01

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 20:15

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 19:51

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 tomorrow

Regards,
Team GreenSpace

August 31, 2017 17:24

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 16:57

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, won’t it be great if you have a quick glance at my IDEA called EDU CELL.
Bye for now!
Shuhra (Kabul)

August 31, 2017 16:27

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 13:40

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 30, 2017 23:05

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 21:47

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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 20:35

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]

Best of Luck!

August 30, 2017 20:08

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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 15:03

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 07:30

Hello, it's nice to read your idea on 'Blankets and Clothing for All'. Permanent collection and services may help to give stable supply. I think you may employ people who are not educated well and give them an opportunity to work.

August 30, 2017 06:46

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 02:22

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 up

Kindest regards

August 29, 2017 02:50

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 up

Kind regards

August 28, 2017 13:30

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 09:02

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 15:21

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 07:15

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 22:35

Dear Champion,

It takes just one idea/project to transform the world. As you keep working hard towards your dreams and to add your quota in the improvement of the world, I wish you the best of luck.

Remain Lifted!

August 26, 2017 18:11

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 26, 2017 15:50

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 15:17

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 15:03

Dear Johann,

I have reviewed your idea and think it is great. It is great to recycle all the clothing thrown by big companies and make it into something useful that benefits the society. I believe it is very important for people to give back to the society as without the society, we can't be who we are today. If you are free and willing, please review my idea at :
https://www.entrepreneurship-campus.org/ideas/12/7524/
and kindly give me some comments. If you like it, kindly vote for it.
By the way, I really like your life motto, "Strike towards a perfect world." Nice meeting you and all the best in this competition and in your future.

Cheers,
Emily Chin

August 26, 2017 14:28

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 25, 2017 12:15

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 10:47

Dear Johann,

The TRUTH is, your community will not just benefit from such an amazing initiative of yours but that you will forever be remembered for this great change and transformation you'll cause.

Keep up the spirit because it's adorable.
Your kind is scarce, so hard to find around, you're indeed a great leader!
Wish you all the best world changer.

Kindest regards
Thomas Seth
CISTEM

August 25, 2017 09:21

Hi Johann,
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 16:21

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 24, 2017 14:25

Hello Johann!

Again, I will like to know the challenges you believe you may face when you kick off the implementation of your idea of re-branding fabrics from the industrird in order to provide clothing for the less privileged.

Thank you.

August 23, 2017 19:08

Hello Friend,
Your idea is really awesome! I support your idea and appreciate your effort to trying to change the world for the better.
You might have seen my IDEA called EDU-CELL from Afghanistan. If not, may I please urge you to have a look. And if you like it, may I please ask you to vote for it and even forward it to any of your friends? I will be really obliged.
Wish you the best of luck in this competition.
Sincerely yours,
S.K

August 23, 2017 14:26

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 11:19

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 you
Team GreenSpace

August 23, 2017 09:38

Hello Johann,

Your idea is awesome! I love the motivation and the passion with which you're moving and just want to encourage you to continue. All we need is just a little more push to make our dreams come true!

Be encouraged and do more!

I believe that this will turn out to be an awesome innovation that will transform not just your country but 're world at large! I fully support your idea and wish you the best.

I look forward to support and comment on my idea "Eradicating Poverty and Unemployment via Teens Empowerment."

Thanks a lot,
Seth

August 23, 2017 08:20

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-_yRRUrk

All the best to you in you Idea!

Cheers
Anita Mbah.

August 21, 2017 23:23

Thank you Johann.

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 15:47

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 19, 2017 21:14

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 08:59

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 00:46

Also I same spirit of community I'd love that you read through my idea of eradicating poverty and unemployment via empowering teens @www.entrepreneurship-campus.org/ideas/12/6567 and give me your support too.

Thanks again.

August 18, 2017 00:32

Hi Johann,

Your ideas (I'm aware you have published others on the platform), they are really great and I must commend your efforts thus far.
This too, like others are well meaning and I must say they will do a lot good vulnerable communities and also empower young minds to be self employed and financially stable.

I fully support this project and I wish you the best.
Regards,
Seth

August 18, 2017 00:22

Hi Johann,

Great idea! Aren't these the simplest needs after food and clean water. I support your cause and appreciate your effort to trying to change the world for the better.

Wish you the best of luck in this competition.

Sincerely yours,
Roza Gunes Bayrak

August 17, 2017 14:17

Hello,

This is a very impressive idea and it will surely be beneficial for all the young minds looking for an opportunity. Congratulations for all your efforts and for your project.

Regards

August 16, 2017 15:36

Dear Johann
One of the most important aspect of this idea is that it is community based idea, then I didn't get you well about how the organization will be generating fund to run by itself. Otherwise you made a right choice to join this platform as today am so inspired by your focus in community
Best wishes

August 16, 2017 07:24

Hello Johann!

I must say that I'm very proud of you and I admire your positive drive and energy towards helping the people in need. I support your idea of collecting and rebranding the clothing from Fabric/Textile Industries to help the people.

I wish you, success and you can stop by on my idea to add your contribution.

Cheers!

August 5, 2017 19:43

Hi Johannes
Here in SA there are a lot of disadvantaged families and individuals that need the kind of help you are offering.on very cold nights,there is someone out there sleeping without any proper covering and blankets.the skills to neat is like giving them the rot to fish.that will truly sustain them for their entire lives.I really appreciate it and thanks a lot.God bless you and good luck

August 5, 2017 15:56

There are a lot of poor people who need this idea and it is great that you thought about it. Even if will be a charity work I am sure that if you will implement this idea, it will be sustained by the society. Still you need to do a very good promotion campaign. How will you do that?
Regards,
Andrei

June 26, 2017 19:11

Hello Sheher,

I plan to seek startup funding by doing the following;
- Approach businesses in the hope that they could assign funding out of their corporate social investment (CSI) funds.
- Apply for government grants focused on assisting young entrepreneurs. I might partner up with a few associates if it is required or will help strengthen the application.
- Approach incubators and enter for local/global entrepreneurship competitions.

Training sessions will only be implemented when enough resources are available. The organisation should first focus on successfully executing the following before expanding; Collect and distribute blankets, clothing and bedding to those in need. When the training sessions launch, categories should be applied to each communities' needs.

Kind regards

June 25, 2017 13:17

Hi,
Your idea is indeed impressive and this type of initiative is much needed in the society but may I ask how you are going to start a NPO at this capital level I mean you have to start it from somewhere so what is the source of funding at its initial stage and how you are going to categorize the teaching sessions.
Best regards

June 25, 2017 12:19

Hello Shuhra,

Thank you for all the best wishes. The plan is to start the idea as a Non-profit Organization. Thus, our aim will not be to make profit. The organisation will mainly rely on grants issued by the government and public/corporate sponsors. In the event that the organisation needs funding to sustain employee salaries a fundraiser can be arranged. Another way of generating funds would be to make blankets, clothing and/or bedding. These products can be showcased and sold in various stores with an added donation levy to support the organisation.

Yes, there are various organisations working on the same principle, which is great! My idea is different because the organisation will not only rely on donations from the public but will actively seek out to collect material from factories and workshops as an added resource. The organisation can be broadened by hosting educational sessions to teach people creative ways how they can make their own blankets, clothing and/or bedding. This could lead to employing permanent staff and create entrepreneurial opportunities for individuals. The organisation also has a narrow focus in terms of its goals; 1. Distribute blankets, clothing and bedding to those in need 2. Create employment opportunities 3. Provide a permanent year-round service

Kind regards

June 24, 2017 14:09

Hello,

Indeed your idea is great and all the best for your idea and congratulations for your efforts which you have put into it and it's a very beneficial idea for the people. Just a question that what profit you will be getting from it and don't you think there are various organisations working on same principle so how your idea is different from them.

Best wishes