GadaaUniverse[GU] - Visual Universal Intercultural Language and Learning Campus
Explain your idea in details:
GadaaUniverse[GU] is a Gadaa-Age-System and universal communication development, research, training and learning resource platform, and is used as one system which incorporates GU-Communication, Gadaa-Age-System and GU-Fair presentation. GU-Fair is an online platform, where GU users present their inspirational free-speech, ideas and achievements to interact with other users from all fields. Entries are ranked and awarded to inspire and educate all Gadaa-Age-Grade levels around the world. GU-Communication is a universal visual language devised by Firanbek Robele in 2009 London. It is a system of logical-pictorial symbols that can be learned by speakers of any language and allows communication between different communities. The system was developed for universal communication in quality education, computer-science, the internet and social-media to introduce the Gadaa-System globally. It was developed to reduce inequality: • For speakers of different languages to communicate with each other • People with limited or no-ability to use spoken/written language • Use in online communication, research, education, commerce, industry, science and technology. By creating a graphical visual universal language within the global-community, GU’s mission is to make the world a better place by promoting, encouraging and creating a society that will be able to communicate with one another from different languages and backgrounds beyond linguistic barriers. GadaaUniverse[GU] was inspired by the unique, bold and inspirational innovative power of the Gadaa-System of Oromo, who live in the Horn-of-Africa. The Gadaa-System is an all-inclusive unique social system in which every-member of society has specified roles and duties during one’s life progression. It promotes socialization, education, peace and the principles of equality and freedom. The Gadaa-Age-Grades system shapes part of the Gadaa-System, and is an age-based social-organisation mechanism to motivate and organise society's members into a social-structure. GU will also enable the development and preservation of the Gadaa-System, transmitting contemporary and cultural knowledge from one generation to the next.
Expected impact of your idea on sustainable development
GU contributes to United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by promoting the empowerment of people in achieving social integration and especially youth development. This is done via the GU universal intercultural communication system, Gadaa-Grades system practices and GU-Fai presentation. The GU platform provides online training and resources to encourage people to present their ideas, inspirational experiences and achievements. With GU-graphics, it’s possible to chat on the internet and social-media with anybody in the world who has access to the platform, regardless of their native language. By the end of the course on the GU online platform, the learner will be able to communicate effectively with the GU-system and appreciate the culture of the GU global community. GU will help to promote and inspire universal intercultural communication, Gadaa-System preservation, practices, research and “inspirational-innovation-fair” of the industrial, scientific, technological, and artistic ideas and achievements of the participating nation. It will also enable the development of multicultural societies, different social structures, political ideologies and economics. GU is great for children, teenagers and useful for all Gadaa-Age-Grades and everywhere. GU-Communication system, with Gadaa-Age-Grades system practices, can be adopted as a youth development, engagement, empowerment and inspiration tool, by creating a world which encourages, and inspires other GU users to learn through sharing their ideas, achievements and experiences. Gadaa-Age-Grades system invests in children and young people's sustainable development, by motivating them and their communities to work together to create effective future global leaders, innovators, universal intercultural communicators and conflict solvers, education, equality, freedom and peace promoters. GU will help to nurture multi-cultural communities by facilitating the sharing of ideas, values and culture originating from the Gadaa-System. This will be achieved globally through GU-Fair, GU-Communication and the Gadaa-Age-Grades system practices and trainings, through the acquisition of related knowledge, skills, attitudes and values taught on the presentation.
Plans for implementation and sustainability
GU is a platform service that is free to access by the global-community. It will finance itself by focusing on selling its other products and advertisements, to help provide sustainable services and products to the community and achieve financial independence. GU’s source of finance will be income from advertisements on the platform via education and technology companies and sale of our other products: publications and physical merchandise. GU will continue the campaign on its website and other social-networks, to promote the platform and expand its global-community. It will also encourage its followers to enter the platform and use its free services, or buy our products. When the GU-platform has a considerable number of viewers it will be able to sign contracts with other companies which will pay GU for the ads. There is the potential to develop an ad-free premium version based on the charging of a nominal fee or monthly/annual subscription. GU’s plan will be to implement the communication system and build the platform with different functionalities. This includes research and further development of the GU-Communication system, Gadaa-Age-Grade system and GU-Fair-Presentation. The GU-platform’s main functions will include user-generated new characters/symbols, a dictionary and translation of GU-characters in different languages. This will consist of GU-character encoding, a GU-characters search engine/system, a GU-Communication online learning game/app and a live ideas discussion-board. Content will include users’ inspirational achievements video presentations (GU-Fair), security features, a GU inspirational and educational resources database and servers for 100-million+ GU users from around the world. Income will be generated through ads, recommendations and online payment, Model Gadaa-Age-Grades inspiration rankings and awards. Investors such as technology and education providers would have a direct impact in transforming young peoples’ potential, creativity, talents, initiative, social responsibility and thereby create effective future global leaders, innovators, universal intercultural communicators and conflict solvers.
My name is Firanbek Robele. I am 33 years old and I am originally from Oromia, Ethiopia and moved to the UK in 2007. I am in the process of developing strong skills in graphic design, web and software development with a wide range of technical and soft skills, team work, problem solving, customer services acquired through academic study and administrative roles. I have used the skills to develop design useful online tools to help organisations increase their visibility. I am passionate about languages, graphic design, computing, and the Gadaa-System. I have been inspired by the unique, bold and inspirational innovative power of the Gadaa-System of Oromo. my inspiration led me to create GadaaUniverse[GU] communication in 2009 London, which is an easy to learn universal visual communication system that will encourage intercultural communication. I developed the gadaauniverse.com and a graphics universal visual language called Gadaa Universe Communication System, including an alphabet called Gadaa Universe Writing and Gadaa-System Characters to represent the Gadaa-System and Gadaa-Age-Grades system visually. The system is to be used for universal communication in quality education, computer science/science and technology, the internet and social-media to introduce the Gadaa-System globally. The vision of GadaaUniverse[GU] is to reduce inequality by creating a visual universal language within the global community. I have created entirely new symbols comprising 1000+ unique characters. GU words/graphical-symbols can be sequenced to form many types of sentences, and express many grammatical capabilities. The system has a large and flexible vocabulary and contains rules for vocabulary and grammar. Through this initiative, I am determined to create and develop innovative ideas that will have a positive impact on the universe, especially for the youthful generation.