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

Light of the World

Stage of Idea conceptual stage
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Explain your idea in details:

The objectives is to provide people from low-income households with cheaper or affordable light energy solutions while providing them with skills and training to make a living. The idea is to refine or remanufacture the aluminum sheets used by many communities as a building material and preferred roofing material. This sheet when fitted with solar LED lights with a lifespan of 10-15years will ensure that everyone has access to light. The activities includes employing and training people in the aluminum industry while modifying this material and incorporating it with solar material. The fitted solar panels, will be connected and spread all over the sheets meant for roofing and connected to a solar LED light socket. This will ensure that people from poor people at least have less to worry about in all their daily life struggles. This solution will be sold to government providing houses for people in poor communities.

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Expected impact of your idea on sustainable development

I am targeting mostly poor communities who have no access to light at all. These are inclusive of people from rural places, people in squatter camps and those in urban areas who are struggling with the price of electricity. There are 2 ways of measuring the success of this idea. The social impact it has on people and the revenue. How will I measure social impact? There are a lot of people in need of affordable light solutions with the current energy crisis surrounding us. People living in squatter camps are willing to buy long-term light solutions. Revenue measures: customers are willing to pay for the product as per feasibility study conducted. One household can buy up to 5 solar sheets. Government is always looking for new and improved affordable energy. Sheets will be sold for government who is constantly building houses for people. Building material suppliers will also buy products relevant to their customers.

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Plans for implementation and sustainability

Target market: Government, communities, building material suppliers How is money made? Manufacture and sell sheets to government for RDP houses and provide affordable light energy solutions to poor people. Sell to building suppliers for those who won't wait for government and those who can afford to buy on their own. Sell to the local communities those who can not afford expensive electricity and those building new houses as roofing type. Financing sources: Investors, bank loan, government business funding institutions, private funding institution, social investors. Collaborations: Department of Housing, Department of Energy, Department of Rural Development, Electricians, Innovators, etc. This idea is sustainable and can be modified in a long-term.

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Your profile

I am a 26 years old young social entrepreneur with passion to improve people's lives through educational services, agricultural projects and innovative manufacturing projects. I currently run tutoring services for kids of special needs and kids from disadvantaged background. I am involved in agricultural projects helping young unemployed people with literacy and numeracy skills via agricultural projects. These help them uplift their social and economic status. I am motivated by my social entrepreneur father who is my partner. My vision is to see the world without poverty and to help those who are struggling to make ends meets to find long term ways of surviving.

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Comments

September 1, 2017 05:26

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 23:26

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 22:13

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 22:12

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 22:12

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 21:24

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 20:19

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 20:19

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 19:43

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 17:42

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 17:15

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 16:51

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 14:27

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 23:20

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 22:06

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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 21:14

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 20:23

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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 19:05

What a proposal! I am truly amazed.
So many good thoughts including yours. Reading them gives me good bumps. Will you be able to give me some more details about your proposal? And on a different note, won’t it be great if you have a quick glance at my IDEA called EDU CELL.
Take care!
Shuhra (Kabul)

August 30, 2017 09:02

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 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 02:10

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 08:14

Also,

It's not over until it's over.
It's only a fw days to the end of the competition but there's a lot you can still achieve.
Stay focused.

Regards

August 29, 2017 08:05

Dear Fellow participant,

You have done well thus far. Only few people will venture relentlessly into the things in which their instincts proposes because sometimes the goal appears too crazy to achieve, so they just retreat.

Actually, someone has said that "The people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do."

You may have seen this before but I want to remind you that it's true, only those who are "crazy enough" eventually get results.

Congratulations for been "crazy enough" (seeing beyond normal and following your dreams despite the odds)...

Best wishes,
Seth

August 29, 2017 02:38

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 13:47

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 10:53

Thank you very much Nomcebo,

As the competition draws to an end. I want to use this opportunity to specially thank everyone that have supported my idea so far (and that includes you), your contributions and criticism are well appreciated.

Thanks again and best wishes
Seth Thomas
CISTEM

August 28, 2017 08:42

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 16:21

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 15:00

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 07:25

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 23:46

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 20:08

Hello friend,

The world we live today was created by great minds who lived in the past and a few who are still alive to witness the reward of their doggedness. I congratulate you for taking a bold step in making the world a better place to live in. We need more professionals like you who will leave their comfort zone to positively add values to lives.

I would appreciate your comment on my idea via https://www.entrepreneurship-campus.org/ideas/12/6207

See you at the top !

Warm Regards,

August 26, 2017 18:15

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 18:15

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 16:18

Dear Nomcebo,

Hi!!I have read your idea and think it is absolutely amazing and awesome. However, I think solar sheets is very expensive(I mean those with quality which can last long), unless we can find a way to decrease the price of raw materials for solar sheet. Besides solar energy, we may consider other energy such as from waste or perhaps from wind or the heat. I think your idea is great because I once watched a documentary from you tube about how people in Africa sometimes lack of constant electricity supply and need to give birth using light from telephone and generator, which in turn is expensive and pollutes the environment. I believe your idea rocks!If you are free and willing, can you please view and give some constructive comments for my idea? Just press on my name "Chin" and you will see my idea "E-Waste Recycled".
Nice meeting you and your idea is seriously awesome! I believe, together as youth, we can make breakthroughs and lead the world forward. A brighter future, here we come!! Thanks.:)

Cheers,
Emily Q.Chin

August 26, 2017 14:42

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 14:02

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 13:06

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 10:44

Dear Nomcebo,

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 09:01

Hi Nomceba,
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 00:34

"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 16:20

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 15:53

Hello Nomcebo!

Ensuring sustainable energy through the provision of solar paneled light and creating employment opportunities are the factors, your idea tends to provide. What are challenges do you believe you may encounter during it's implementation?

Thank you.

August 23, 2017 21:55

Hi Nomcebo
I would like to congradulate you for such a wonderful project and also encourage you to keep up the good on making SA the better country.kind regards and good luck

August 23, 2017 20:58

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

August 23, 2017 14:40

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 12:40

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 12:22

Hello Nomcebo,

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 the 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 08:21

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 22, 2017 15:18

Hi Guys

Thank you so much for all your comments and insights on my idea. I have been having difficulties in replying to each one the comments and will try to respond to everyone. Seth Thomas no I don't have a ready source aluminium as yet but been conducting research on the production. Uledi Kimbavali I plan to start the project on a medium scale moving forward while conducting more research on availability of resources. For now aluminium is the most accessible and most affordable material to anyone I plan to work closely with government institution on the development on this idea and measuring material availability. Samukelisiwe Mgaga thank you I will look into the poultry business and other businesses that utilizes light energy throughout.

August 22, 2017 07:02

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 23:47

Thank you Nomcebo.

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 20, 2017 16:59

Hello
You have a very interesting idea as it will bring positive impact towards affordable and clean energy for all. Congulatulation for the efforts you're putting on it.
All the best
Never give up.

August 20, 2017 01:49

Hello Nomcebo!

Your idea is quite impressive and unique, as it tends to promote renewable and sustainable energy, through the utilization of solar paneled light, improve the economy of the nation and empower people in order to combat poverty and hunger.

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

Best of luck!

August 19, 2017 14:16

GadaaUniverse[GU] would like to thank you for your passionate support. We would like to keep on developing our ideas. Please don’t hesitate to let us know how we can improve.

please read and give some suggestions or comment GU’s idea “GadaaUniverse[GU]-Gadaa Universal Communication System and GU-Fair” too if you haven’t done so already. At:
https://www.entrepreneurship-campus.org/ideas/12/6846/comments/

We really appreciate your contribution and would be glad to hear your advice and opinion.

Keep up the good work!

Kind regards!

August 19, 2017 12:06

Hello
You have wonderful idea that has to beimplemented.This is Nobel idea due to the fact that it real help people with claen and affordable energy.
Congulatulation for this idea. Best wishes.

Samukelisiwe Mgaga

August 18, 2017 14:34

Hi Nomcebo,

I really like your, however I would like to know if you have considered the poultry farms as your target market. This will surely save them alot of money especially in relation to electricity. However it might be a bit challenging for those living or coming from poor communities to consume your product because when you calculate the cost of manufacturing / producing the product plus the profit; the selling price might be less affordable for them. However if you can consider requesting subsidy from the government (to assist in the production) then this will can be affordable to the poor / disadvantaged communities.

August 18, 2017 12:10

Hi
Your idea is good and for sure that is what we call innovation. The project seem to be of large scale right? Then can you please explain availability and easy access to raw materials.
All the best.
Uledi Kimbavala

August 18, 2017 12:03

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 18, 2017 06:32

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 luck
Regards

Shuhra Koofi.

August 18, 2017 01:14

hi,
I like your project, I think it is well organized. The idea is indeed really helpful and you should implement it so I encourage you to continue. Best wishes for the future!
Regards,

August 18, 2017 00:33

Hi Nomcebo,

Great idea! I support your idea 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 12:19

Actually I've tried commenting on your idea before now but to no avail, I'm glad it went this time. I look forward to seeing this turn out real.

Also in the same spirit I'd love that you read through my idea and kindly give your support too.
Find it @www.entrepreneurship-campus.org/ideas/12/6567
Thanks once more

August 17, 2017 12:15

Hello Nomcebo,

Your idea is awesome, I really love it. I like the innovation and passion with which you are taking it up. I wish you all the best with it.

However, I'd just like that you make certain things clear. Which community precisely do you intend to start and is there any plans for expansion? Also, do you have a ready source of aluminium already?

Hope you hear from you soon.
Kindest regards,
Seth

August 17, 2017 12:06

I like your application, I think it is well organized. The idea is indeed really helpful and you should implement it so I encourage you to continue. Best wishes for the future!
Regards,
Andrei