Explain your project in details:
1 million deaths, 3.2 billion at risk.Why? All because of one, tiny insect, known as a - mosquito. These are not mere numbers, they were people, with lives and families. It was these countless deaths which gave birth to MustQuito. *) To tackle this major issue,we divided our project into three problem areas- 1. Prevention 2. Cure 3. Sensitization RESEARCH- SURVEYS: Both govt and private hospitals, govt schools, villages, and victims of these diseases in order to understand their grievances.The majority of the survey universe belonged to an economically weaker background, and this section was thus the primary focus of our initiative. The principle problem they encountered was that of stagnant water due to poor drainage and the lack of cleanliness. MEETINGS: Doctors, Firms,Schools,Village Heads,District Commissioner and govt officials for further insight, inputs and support. PREVENTION: 1) Effective Drainage Plan and Fumigation conducted with the MCG (Municipal cooperation Gurugram). 2) Cleanliness Rally around the city as well, mobilizing huge support and participation(published in newspapers) 3) A plantation drive of mosquito-repellent plants in the school. 4) Park Adoption for better cleanliness. 5) Donation drive of full-sleeved clothes, and of mosquito-repellents, at Maitri Motors, a prominent petrol pump and at school. CURE: TANGIBLES: 1)Conducted a blood donation drive with the Rotary Club's. 2) Treatment of workers who were suffering from mosquito borne diseases treated at the Civil Hospital. 3) Sahayak Centre (our centre) to introduce the concept of self help to those who'd already fallen victim to diseases, and help them develop skills useful for livelihood and mosquito-borne disease prevention. 4) Negotiating with five prominent firms for minimum financial assistance for healthcare to their local employees, in the event of being infected by a mosquito-borne disease. SENSITIZATION: ACTIVITIES AT : 1) Millennium City Marathon 2) Sakatpur Farms 3)Radio Show 4) Social Media 5) Panel Discussion & many other acts. PRODUCTS MADE: NeemSpray &MosquitoTraps
Impact of your enterprise on sustainable development
Sustainable Development Goal 3 of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development is devoted to ensure healthy lives and promoting well-being for all at all ages. This project not only focused on saving lives through its products, facilities provided and its tangibles but also aimed at reaching out to as many people as we could, to aware them about the rising cases and population of mosquitoes. Living in a country of 1.3 billion where majority of the population is poor, it was very important to make them aware about how dangerous can a mosquito be and how to fight mosquito-borne ailments. This project contributes to Sustainable Development as it is devoted to help it fulfill its Goal 3 by providing aid to not only the fallen victims but others if infected by mosquitoes will affect others too i.e women and children along with helping the public live a healthier life. The project was recognized at 1)PRAMERICA- The Spirit Of Community Awards.The team won a bronze certification and medal for carrying out a project to mark an end to mosquito-borne diseases and make people aware about them.The team was selected among-st 3200 participants who applied in the group category. 2) YOUTHPOWER- Youth Power is an inter school competition which awards the schools who have the most innovative and tangible projects. The team won two awards- 1) Best at Community Outreach 2) First Runners up The project carried out by the team are also published in the schools newspaper and the school magazine which is circulated among different branches of the school. My project has been accepted and implemented in various states of India as well as on international basis. A student was called to volunteer for this project from the United States for a time span of 6 months.
Sustainability and future plans
This project was formulated to help citizens who are poor & aware the public.Hence the funds generated were kept low and products were largely distributed for free. FUNDS RAISED BY 1)Selling of Neem Spray Aim: Fundraising and awareness about our project. As part of our fundraising and awareness campaign, MustQuito, at its [email protected] Event, informed the people about the benefits and effectiveness of our project. The team sold the neem spray at reasonable costs.(Rs. 60/Bottle) .Students prepared the neem spray in the home science lab of our school by using material such as neem leaves, lemongrass oil, Aloe Vera and other ingredients. 2) Selling Buzz Collection Aim: To convey necessary information about mosquito borne diseases, the symptoms,the dos and donts to students in the form of stories. Target Audience: Students of Classes III,IV AND V and public The stories were created by our team of creative writers and were sold to students of different schools at reasonable costs (Rs.30/Booklet) at our event, [email protected] as a part of fund generation. 3) MustQuito Baskets Aim: To revolutionize the market by providing a solution which addresses the issues of smoke and safety concerns which existed in prevalent formats. Target Audience: Public. The team prepared a MustQuito Basket which contains Odomos, Mosquito repellent patches, All-Out, Giloy Water, Neem Spray and Jhuda (a rock stone from Odisha which has great mosquito repelling properties when burnt, does not cause smoke or pollution.) Material was provided by Dabur and school authorities. Funds Generated: Rs 20,000 ( used for buying dengue kits) The continuity of MustQuito is ensured by 1)Dabur, the well-known parent company of Odomos, which plans to collaborate with us permanently, and make Dabur-MustQuito a large-scale social project. 2) NDTV through its campaign. 3) Sahayak Centre ( Help Centre)
Your profile as an entrepreneur
Me and my friends MUSKAAN SAHOO,NEHRIKA GARG,ARCHITA SHARMA and YAJUR LATH are the founders of project MustQuito. We all are 16 yrs old. We've always loved to see the smile on someone's face when we can help them with their work, assist them when their unwell and be their strong support. We're very attached to this project as we've seen our friends and family lose their lives because of a mosquito and we want to prevent this. We're inspired by this quote of St. Jerome, 'Good, better, best. Never let it rest. 'Til your good is better and your better is best.' Every project requires your attention and time, which was hard to give as we were missing too many classes and our studies were getting neglected by this quote provided us with the determination and great spirit to reach greater heights. We have received awards in various visual arts theme, friendly personality along with many academic achievements.