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:
The main objectives of the idea is to train 1,000 youths who are presently not sure of what the future holds for them in Lagos, Nigeria. One of the ways of doing this is by organizing workshops, seminars, training on photography, film making, graphic designs etc.
Expected impact of your idea on sustainable development
There's a popular saying here in Nigeria that "an idle mind is a devil's workshop". This is so apt as lots of youths in Lagos who are into vices are either out of school or out of home with no form of meaningful education or source of income, this negatively impact on them to go into crime and the rest. This idea will give these youths skills to become gainfully employed on their own as the creative industry in Nigeria is growing so fast.
Plans for implementation and sustainability
I presently have equipments to start the training for the youths in my reach likewise I have friends who are willing to volunteer for this cause and see to impacting the younger ones positively. I will take the project to the next step by involving the government at the grassroot level to donate more training equipments but for now, I'll make do with what I have.
My name is Owoyemi Michael, I was born on 19th of September, 1985. I finished from Lagos state University where I studied History and international relations. Music and filmmaking has been life to me and that's what I used in financing my secondary and university education which is the motivation for me to give same skills to others. I worked with an NGO as an assistant project officer for 4 years, I've volunteered for some NGO to do charity works for the community. I believe every man and woman has been bless with a gift to bless humanity.