Best Ideas 2018 features all the nominated entries submitted to the Youth Citizen Entrepreneurship Competition under ‘Submit your Idea’ category. All the entries consist of innovative solution or proposition for an enterprise that champions the Sustainable Development Goals. They can be on the conceptual, planning, or start-up stage. If you want to know the 10 finalists in this category, click HERE
Explain your idea in details:
Paper fuel is an entrepreneurship project which helps the community to fight and combat climatic change. In many third world countries people are suffering with the problem of clean and sustainable energy which mostly lead to cutting of trees. By this idea the recycled paper are prepared in a way that they can cook smokeless and keep the user free from lung diseases hence it produces less amount of carbon monoxide. Like any other developing country Tanzania and other sub-Saharan countries face the same problem. The main objective of the idea is to reduce paper waste in the environment and to reduce the deforestation practice in many African countries so as to serve the earth from climatic actions. In the production of our charcoal we use a simple local machine which simplifies the work and make more than the use of bare hands.
Expected impact of your idea on sustainable development
The project has to reach as many as the Tanzanian population is and if God wishes we can cross the borders also to provide this sufficient clean and cheap cooking fuel. In 2025 when the project will have a lot of fund I expect to solve the deforestation problem in Tanzania and other third world countries who failed to combat climatic change. The targeted market is the people living in rural and sub-urban areas who cant afford to buy gas or electricity for cooking purposes hence they use fire wood and charcoal. success are sometimes considered as challenges so I can give my self a room to do better and get more people to serve so as I can serve the world at large.
Plans for implementation and sustainability
Paper fuel is funded by the other ongoing small projects like poultry keeping which contributes 30% of the project fund. The project deals with recycling of so the raw materials are free of access this leads to simplification of the production. My collaborator are my fellow students of the school of st Jude who assist me in collection of paper waste for recycling I have other collaborators like the best business man in Arumeru Mr. Joseph Mwasoni who is the project adviser.
Semu Gasper is a young entrepreneur from Arusha, Tanzania and a student of the school of St Jude. He was born 27/07/2001 and raised in a family of four children. He went to school in 2009 where he is studying social science to become an environmentalist. He is talented in many talents like singing and designing. Semu Gasper won the rotary youth leadership awards 2018 of district 9211. He joined go green ambassadorship program and he is a well trained and knowledgeable go green ambassador which deals with environmental conservation.