Explain your idea in details:
Shacks in rural areas are a reality in South Africa. I don’t believe that townships are rapidly going to transform to provide proper housing for all. Therefore, we should rather focus on assisting rural communities to live healthier and create more comfortable homes. The organisation will inspect shacks and identify what is needed for improvement. After the challenge is identified, the designing process will start and a solution could be implemented with the focus to help make things easier and/or healthier in and around the shack. It can even go as far as providing services to a street or area to help the greater community.
Expected impact of your idea on sustainable development
The organisation's target will be to identify, restore and improve upon shacks in rural areas that are in dire need of restoration. The success of the organisation can be measured by assessing how many individuals were positively influenced by the restoration of the shacks, 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 6. Clean Water and Sanitation 7. Affordable and Clean Energy 9. Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure 10. Reduced Inequalities 11. Sustainable Cities and Communities
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 starting 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.
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.