Edu-Catalyst Initiative

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Explain your idea in details:

Education as we know is an enlightening and liberating experience for recipients; therefore, Edu-catalyst Initiative aims to be a source of impact on the educational system in Nigeria by offering vulnerable and indigent children between ages 5 and 17 the much decided opportunity to be educationally liberated and also become contributors to economic growth. Our objective is based on showing these young ones the possibility to make a better future for themselves and also actualize it. The activities of the organization will include selecting children who fall into the category we want to cater for and we will use a proposed center where the children will be taught beyond and encouraged to build an make things. Out of what they build and make, exhibitions will be made where the public can experience and also purchase. Education in Nigeria is mainly restricted to classroom learning but what we are offering will go beyond that. We will use innovative approach to learning through the use of ICT, Personalised learning, Project-based learning. This will help the children discover their potentials and gifts, develop new skills and also sharpen them. During holidays, those in their teenage years will be supported to intern in veritable organizations where they are able to enrich their experience.

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Expected impact of your idea on sustainable development

As I have mentioned, this initiative will target children between ages 5 and 17 who are vulnerable and indigent; children who are very poor and also emotionally, psychologically and physically challenged. However, in order to make sure the outcome is measurable, we will target 100 children a year across the required ages. The success of this venture will be evaluated by: How many children who enroll in the program yearly The success of exhibitions held in quality of wares on display by children and sales made The number of teenagers who get placements for internships and complete their time The quality and number of innovative products and ideas produced by beneficiaries The number of students who eventually proceed to college/university or pursue other quality endeavors.

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Plans for implementation and sustainability

In order for the initiative to be effective, measurable and sustainable, the numbers of children to be admitted into the program per year will be restricted to 100 per year across ages 5 and 17. The kind of business model adopted: opportunity will be created for these children to have access to education, they will create and build things which will be exhibited where the public can see and also buy. Internship and work opportunity will also be created for them and they get paid. Our financing source will be through grants and donations, exhibition, career consulting, cafes. Our collaborators will be government, educational organizations, innovative tutors, Celebrities and Philanthropists, Non-governmental organizations etc.

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Your profile

My name is Oluwadamilola Balogun, the idea owner of Edu-Catalyst initiative. I am a female and 30 years of age. I was born into a family of seven children; six boys and I. After waiting 3 years to gain admission into the university, I was encouraged by my father to attend a College of Education to study an education based course to which I reluctantly agreed because I did not want to be a teacher but after completing my course 3 years later, my interest in Education as a course had soared and I went ahead to complete my degree in Education. Education for me is a passion, an opportunity to impart knowledge and impact lives positively, I see it as a chance to shape the future of young ones. Daily, I see children roaming the streets, they are hardly literate which is no fault of theirs; their Parents, Government and society has failed them and I promised myself that I will create an opportunity to do something about it and that is why I am here.

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Comments

September 1, 2017 05:29

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

August 31, 2017 23:21

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

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 21:28

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 21:27

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 20:31

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 20:31

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 19:45

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 17:36

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 17:07

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 16:35

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 14:00

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 05:45

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 23:03

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 22:01

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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 20:17

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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 18:47

Looking forward!Yes, you can!
a. 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.
b. Also, please go through my IDEA called EDU-CELL and if you like it, please vote.
All the best for this competition!
Sincerely, Shuhra K, Afghanistan
S. Koofi, Kabul

August 30, 2017 15:28

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 06:48

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 02:18

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 02:46

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 16:19

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 16:19

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 16:09

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 08:44

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 15:51

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 15:50

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!
Regards,
Andrei

August 27, 2017 15:13

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 14:05

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 15:49

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 15:46

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 15:21

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 15:07

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 12:36

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 09:49

Dear Dami,

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 00:39

Hello Balogun!

Thursday's Inspiration from YCEC; 'The more I want to get something done, the less I call it work.' - Richard Bach

As 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 25, 2017 00:31

"All our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them" - Walt Disney

Just a short note of motivation and encouragement for you.
Never give up, never quit, there's so much more you can achieve with this idea...

Stay Motivated World Changer!

August 24, 2017 16:18

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 15:26

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 10:13

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 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-_yRRUrk

All the best to you in you Idea!

Cheers
Anita Mbah.

August 23, 2017 03:44

Daer Balogun
Education prepares the future leaders and families
The nature of education and its quality affects every system in the country,your idea is good as it finds the solution the quality, and access of education to all.
Congulatulation for the mindset you want to impact in this tomorrow's generation.
Best of luck!

August 22, 2017 11:59

Hello Balogun
I hope you're making good progress whether this competition is on progress or not this idea of yours should make more progress to its full implementation. Congulatulation for the efforts you're making.
Never give up.

August 22, 2017 04:59

Thank you Balo.

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 16:11

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 20, 2017 20:46

Hello
I realized that you have a very interesting idea as it is life changing and it will bring positive impact towards quality education and bright future for the coming generation. Congulatulation for the effort you're putting on this idea.
All the best.

August 20, 2017 05:50

Hello
You have a wonderful idea as it is life changing and innovative to bring bright future and poverty alleviation through education. Congulatulation
All the best
Never give up no matter how.

August 19, 2017 16:06

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 luck
Regards

August 18, 2017 11:02

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 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 17, 2017 14:56

This is a great idea if it can be implemented. This is because Education is very important to a people if they intend to move ahead in economic growth and development.
Now, how do you intend to increase revenue streams with this initiative so as to make it more sustainable.

August 17, 2017 14:32

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 13, 2017 14:20

Hello Balo!

Your idea is much needed, where the Youths are encouraged and motivated to move forward. This idea focuses on enhancing the potentials of the Youths. God bless you and I wish you Long, success!

Best of Luck!

August 6, 2017 09:15

It is a good idea and it will help a lot of children. A piece of advice is not to restrict the number of the pupils accepted per year, because you will restrict someone's chance to grow in the right way.
Regards,
Andrei

July 18, 2017 10:39

Hy Balo
Your idea is very impressive because it is true that at schools we are only taught classroom lessons.if the kids gets a chance of doing practicals on their spate time,they can be better students and also add value to the organisation after graduation.if I may ask,I understand that for the kids to do practicals,they will need resources.have you figured it out how you will get the resources?
Best wishes

July 16, 2017 18:33

Hello Balogun,

You have a nice idea and name matching!
To accelerate the performance of gifted students through lectures, scientific excursions and visiting companies.

But as an organization is this going to be paid for ? Or do you expect students to add into the value of this initiative after they are done?

Best of luck
Aseel

July 13, 2017 15:04

Hi,
I think that education is not only a right, but also the greatest gift anyone could have. Therfore, I support your plan because not everyone can get education, your organisation will stand for these people.
Please keep up the good work and continue educating the future.

Regards,
Kupakwashe Matangira

July 13, 2017 07:08

Educating the World is a collective responsibility, I advise you incorporate the youth, local communities and all the willing and able part of the world to support that idea.
Best of good luck.
Job

Owagu Cynthia

July 13, 2017 00:28

In our country where education is for the middle and upper class, these initiatives will create a lot of opportunities for young children who wants to build their future.

Oladayo A.

July 12, 2017 23:58

This is a great idea if it can be implemented. This is because Education is very important to a people if they intend to move ahead in economic growth and development.
Now, how do you intend to increase revenue streams with this initiative so as to make it more sustainable.