Community and youth empowerment through cultural tourism (cultural village project)

Your title/position Project Manager
Type of Enterprise non-profit organization
Year the ngo or company was founded August 2012
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Explain your project in details:

The cultural village project is a community based development initiative that uses the existing local cultural resources to create a viable cultural enterprise in the rural community area. Its objectives is: to establish a cultural village (centre) in Gciriku district, Ndiyona constituency area;to assist local rural communities in the production and marketing of their craft products through providing working spaces and capacity building workshops or skills training activities;to give integral mentorship training to local youths, based on traditional craft skills and economically and environmentally sustainable practices;to raise awareness among the youth on environmental issues through educational and artistic or cultural activities. The activities plan are:the creation of cultural village facilities such as craft market space,amphitheater space,workshop space and office space; training workshop for rural crafters entrepreneurship/business skills and equip them with relevant skills of administration, management, finance and marketing; Production and selling crafts in an established cultural space;to organize craft mentorship programs at the cultural village space, in order to transfer indigenous knowledge & skills to the youth; to organize public environmental educational and cultural performance campaign at the cultural village space. The project will enable the community themselves to empower each other through selling craft products and cultural performance, mentorship training in craft-making skills to the youth. The project will to assist rural communities in the production and marketing of their craft products through provision of working spaces and craft market stall. The acquisition of new skills in marketing and sales will enable woman and men in the area to create a vibrant and successful craft industry and in that sense they are being empowered. The project will assist them in improving the social conditions of community members through job creation (self-employment) in mentoring program.

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Impact of your enterprise on sustainable development

The project it address the issues of sustainability, unemployment and poverty in the region. The cultural enterprises contribute to the local socio-economic rural development, employment creation and growth of regions and the country as a whole. The cultural village create employment for local people and generate revenues for the local economy of the country, thus will reduce poverty and improved rural peoples livelihood. The established cultural village will provides the crafters opportunities to increase their craft production capacities and increases the incomes for sales of craft products. The entrepreneurship training will provides the crafters with the acquired business knowledge and skills to be able to successfully run their craft business. The craft mentorship will create 5 job opportunities for craft mentors, to mentor 35 youth and acquire traditional knowledge and skills in craft-making thus, will generate income for themselves. The environmental awareness-raising campaign will sensitised communities on the negative impacts of environmental issues to ensure sustainable harvesting of natural resources. The plan to develop a monitoring and follow-up mechanism are in place such as the measure of success will be determined by a set of specific targets and indicators developed for the project, which is a reliable and credible ways of monitoring progress and assessing achievements of project goals. The measurement tools for baseline data collection will use participants questionnaires or interviews, direct observation and follow up surveys. This project will be monitored and evaluated based on the expected results or outcomes and the indicators is developed to provide signs of progress and the quantitative & qualitative methods been identified for measurement. Also, the monitoring & evaluation process will be conducted throughout the life of the project, this will is to ensure that the project objectives are met, the action is being implemented and the funds are being spent responsibly.

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Sustainability and future plans

The project will produce and sell traditional crafts, and create an economically sustainable craft markets. It will be selling traditional foods, traditional attire or outfits to visitors. Also there will cultural performance such as traditional dance and singing, storytelling entertainment for visitors. Through the Sale of products-some of the products that the project produces will be sold in the market. The crafter will be producing their craft products and sells at competitive prices and commission will be charged per item and the revenues generated will be use to cover the project cost. The selling other items like traditional attire or outfits, artifacts, etc.; Diversify funding sources-we will not just look at the traditional donor agencies but explore new opportunities as well, we will look at various options through which you can get funding, this includes from corporate houses, local institutions, individuals or patron etc. The hosting of annual heritage trail/day will source finance through donation from community members and traditional leaders in the VaGciriku district.we will not just look at financial support from agencies as in-kind support can also help us in sustaining some of the project activities; Service Fee-once the funding comes to an end we will start charging a nominal fees from the target beneficiaries for the maintenance and functioning of the project. Other income will be generated through cultural performance (traditional music and dance, storytelling) at the site or other events and entrance fee will be charged at affordable rate per visitor; Involve key stakeholders-the step to ensure sustainability is the involvement and participation of key stakeholders in project development. The involvement of local authority (Gciriku Traditional Authority) and regional government (Kavango East Regional Council) will ensure improved access to the government programme initiatives in this direction.

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Your profile as an entrepreneur

The a project owner Mr Mukoya Edward, aged 34 years old, who is a cultural/arts entrepreneur, visual artists, ethnomusicologist, musicologist and with experience or exposure in arts and culture environment or sector.who is passionate about cultural industry and youth enterprise development .He is the Founder of the Arts Foundation of Kavango & Artists Association. Have a Bachelors of Arts (honors degree) in visual arts (Creative expression) and music (ethnomusicology) and certificate in Museum studies, as well as a certificate in Arts management. He is specially trained on intangible cultural heritage(for strengthening national capacities for implementation of 2003 convention for the safeguarding of ICH and community based inventory of ICH element) through UNESCO multi-sectoral office,Harare,Zimbabwe and Namibia ministry of culture,Windhoek .Also,attended summer school on introductory training in understanding cultural and natural heritage through national museum of Namibia and national museum of natural history in France as well as entrepreneurship training,advance business management training through city of Windhoek and city of Vantaa. Attended cultural leadership training:train-the-trainer course(project management in the arts,fundraising in the arts,arts advocacy and networking,art marketing) through African arts Institute,Cape Town,South Africa. Have experience and the adequate capacity in; cultural enterprise development projects, with a specific know-how and competences in terms of the cultural dimension of development and a degree of commitment. Skilled and experience in arts and culture enterprise environment, have project management skills, networking, administration and financial skills as well as report writing.

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Comments

September 1, 2017 04:42

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 23:46

Bye fellow entrepreneur:
As I say good buy, I must say it has been an astounding time reading so many great entries.
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.
Take care and all the very best!
Shuhra

August 31, 2017 22:32

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 21:58

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 21:02

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 19:18

Hello campus members,

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 realized 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 "premortem" 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.

Regards,
For Team GreenSpace.

August 31, 2017 18:51

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 18:05

I SEND MY THANK YOU FROM KABUL!
WHAT A JOURNEY AND WHAT A PROPOSALTHE SIMPLICITY OF YOUR IDEA WAS JUST TOO GOOD. WHAT ABOUT YOU? HAVE YOU BEEN ABLE TO SEE MY PROPOSAL? IT IS CALLED EDU-CELL TO HELP THE SCHOOL EDUCATION IN AFGHANISTAN. INTERESTED? CLICK AND DOUBLE CLICK!!
SIGNIING OFF, SHUHRA

August 31, 2017 17:35

Thank You my dear!
Three thoughts come to my mind as we end:
(a) Will we be in touch?
(b) It is a small and beautiful world
(c) All the best
Bye for now!
S. Koofi, Kabul

August 31, 2017 16:57

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 03:35

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 31, 2017 00:27

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, wont it be great if you have a quick glance at my IDEA called EDU CELL.
Take care!
Shuhra (Kabul) !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

August 30, 2017 22:29

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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 22:04

Hiii!!!!!!!
As we are in to the last day of the competition, I am taking this opportunity to thank you for your valuable comments, votes and suggestions. Your project is very much interesting and helpful and I wish you would be there in the finals. I am concluding by this words-
"Often the difference between a successful person and a failure is not one has better abilities or ideas, but the courage that one has to bet on ones ideas, to take a calculated risk and to act".
I am wishing you to be a successful person.

REGARDS
AJITH MATHEW
!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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August 30, 2017 21:17

Hello fellow traveler!
I must say that I found your idea truly inspiring. I would like to know more about it? Do you think you can give me more details about your proposal so I can understand it more and give ffedbakc as well as evaluate if it can be done in my country?
I would also like to request you to please my IDEA called EDU-CELL. DO you think it is relevant in your country. If yes, let me know. I can even help in establishing it in your place during the course of this year!
Have a great day
SHUHRA

August 30, 2017 20:37

Hello my friend,
May I entreat you to read my entry EDU CELL. I have read your and must say it is fantastic. How did you come up with the idea, I wonder? Who helped you?
Bye for now,
Shuhra.

August 30, 2017 19:45

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, wont it be great if you have a quick glance at my IDEA called EDU CELL.
Take care!
Shuhra (Kabul)

August 30, 2017 19:45

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, wont it be great if you have a quick glance at my IDEA called EDU CELL.
Take care!
Shuhra (Kabul)

August 30, 2017 14:59

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

Also,

Remember it's not over until it's over.
It may be just a few days to the end of the competition but it's not the end of your dreams
There's still a lot you can achieve.
Stay focused.

Regards

August 30, 2017 14:57

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

Also,

Remember it's not over until it's over.
It may be just a few days to the end of the competition but it's not the end of your dreams
There's still a lot you can achieve.
Stay focused.

Regards

August 29, 2017 16:07

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 29, 2017 09:35

Congratulations!!!!!!!
Without change there is no innovation, creativity, or incentive for improvement. Those who initiate change will have a better opportunity to manage the change that is inevitable. So change this world with your idea.
Wishing you all the success and hope you will be there in the finals.

BEST OF LUCK

AJITH MATHEW

August 28, 2017 21:24

Hello,
This is a very impressive idea and it will surely be beneficial for all .It looks promising and executable
Congratulations for all your efforts and for your project.
Regards
Shuhra koofi

August 28, 2017 16:06

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 like you , I hope every one of you achieve his dreams.
thanks again & best wishes for you.

Ahmed

August 28, 2017 12:06

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 27, 2017 17:45

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 26, 2017 21:09

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 20:41

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 26, 2017 17:56

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 25, 2017 06:44

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 18:18

Hi,
After going through your project, I firmly believe that with good management and excellent execution, this project will help the society grow in a sustainable manner. This would have various positive effects on the environment and also the society in general.

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 Our idea deals with covering an otherwise unused rooftop of a building with green plants and using that space for a multitude of activities.

Thank you
Team GreenSpace

August 23, 2017 12:08

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 23, 2017 11:55

Hi Edward,
Your project 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.

August 23, 2017 09:00

An Awesome Day to You, Dear Campus Colleague,

Cheeking through your Project 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 23:23

Hi Edward
You have shown great efforts on this project and I believe you will make more good progress to its full extension.
Never give up .
https://www.entrepreneurship-campus.org/ideas/12/5816/

August 22, 2017 22:29

You may enjoy this article on "How to Segment a Market" for your project/business: copy ad paste this address into your browser: wikihow.com/Segment-a-Market

Best of Luck!

August 22, 2017 21:24

Greetings, Entrepreneurial Colleague

We are few steps to the announcement day. I want to use this medium to appreciate your effort, progress so far and support to my idea. Never relent, keep pushing and I wish you success, all the way.

You may enjoy this article on "How to Segment a Market" for your project/business: http://www.wikihow.com/Segment-a-Market

Best of Luck!

August 21, 2017 10:39

Thank you Great Mind

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 14:55

Hello,

I invite you kindly to please read and give some suggestions or comment my idea GadaaUniverse[GU]-Gadaa Universal Communication System and GU-Fair.

Thanks in advance for your vote and comment. I really appreciate your contribution and would be glad to hear your advice and opinion.

Good luck with your project!

Kind regards,

Firanbek Robele

August 20, 2017 06:33

Hii,

your project is a very impressive and it will surely be beneficial for all the people..
It looks promising.
Congratulations for all your efforts that you have put into your project.
Good luck
Regards

August 20, 2017 06:33

Hii,

your project is a very impressive and it will surely be beneficial for all the people..
It looks promising.
Congratulations for all your efforts that you have put into your project.
Good luck
Regards

August 19, 2017 11:01

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 copy 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 19, 2017 03:48

Hello!

Your project is quite interesting and impressive, as it tends to improve your community and promote resilient and safe nations through tourism.
Congratulations for your efforts.

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

Best of luck!

August 18, 2017 06:03

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 11, 2017 15:26

This project is good and I am glad that you care about the local community. Local tourism usually has success and small, but important impact. It creates work places and it has a lot of benefits. Keep continue with this project!
Regards,
Andrei

August 11, 2017 05:47

Great Project. I want to invite you to vote for my project and comment if you want it.
Thanks and good luck

https://www.entrepreneurship-campus.org/ideas/14/7257/