SBTN (Send Bins to Nigeria) Improper Waste Disposal
Explain your project in details:
There are many things that I want to accomplish with this organization. the two main objectives are to help reduce the health and environmental damages of improper waste disposal by campaigning and sending the bins , and to also educate people on the issues of improper waste disposal and how the waste can be turned into some very profitable items. Some of the things that I am doing right now is I am raising money to send bins to Nigeria. In total I have sent over 10 bins to a small village. The next step is to create handbooks that teach children and teens the effects of improper waste disposal and how to use the bins. I am also working with the official waste management company of Nigeria on how to I can increase the amount of bins sent and also work with them on emptying the bins in small villages. Overall this project is an effort to help invest in the future of people and our planet.
Impact of your enterprise on sustainable development
So far SBTN has sent 10 bins to Nigeria. I have created an agreement with the Local governor of Edo State in Nigeria in order to send over over 200 bins and booklets before the end of this year. Our goal is to send over 300 by December 31st. I need to send over another 290 bins in order to reach this goal. By doing this,I will be able to decrease the amount of waste that is dumped on the streets in Nigeria. This will also lead to a decrease in the 24% chance of deaths of children due to respiratory disease. This project is still young and in the making but it will eventually grow and make a huge impact on the world.
Sustainability and future plans
As of right now the financing sources that we have are donations, and $50 a month from the local government. I have created a go fund me page to increase the amount of money that is coming into SBTN. Since this is a non-profit organization, I am not collecting any money for personal gain. Right now the money that I am receiving is going to making and printing the booklets that will be going to Nigeria with the bins. The bins cost $50 dollars each, the shipping is paid for through the Edo state government. But printing the booklets is about $200 for about 50 booklets because of the size. I do not have that much money right now so that is why I am saving all the money that I receive from the Edo state government a month. Right now I am working on a deal with the official Waste Management company of Nigeria, that will bring in what I am assuming will be almost a $1000 dollars a month, I will then be able to send over a lot more bins and booklets, and also make a video that I can put online and send to news outlets all over Nigeria.
Your profile as an entrepreneur
I am blessing Roland and I am the founder of SBTN. I am 15 years old, and I was born on December 19th 2001. I was born in Ireland but I currently live in the United States. I have always been a very passionate person. I have been an ambassador for the paradigm challenge which is a youth innovation competition for 2 years now. I have been doing motivational speeches at schools all around my local are about youth innovation for 2 years also. I also have my own blog page which as of right now gets about 1,300 reads a week. My motivation to create SBTN was my parents. The stories my parents told me about the way they threw away their waste shocked me. I then realized that so may adults and children have to live in these conditions as well and I was just appalled. I started working on SBTN after went on a family vacation to Nigeria. Seeing the piles and piles of trash really made me upset. That is when I started. i have won many awards academically in school and also IB awards for communication and balance. I have also won the Edo state student on the move award.