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
Child Guard Literacy Transformation (CGLT)
Explain your idea in details:
Child Guard Literacy Transformation aims to protect children from experiencing exploitation, as well as responding and supporting those who have survived such experiences which incorporates giving them access to hands-on learning to improve upon their quality of life. Families, individuals and the society at large have a vital role to play in terms of which direction a childs life heads towards. This initiative is geared towards establishing a safe environment in which the children can effectively operate and unleash their potential. We also intent to change cultural norms and social attitudes that promote exploitations of children especially in the rural areas. This would be achieved by integrating prevention efforts which involve the development of programs that would be put in place to ensure the needs and resources are at the disposal of the children victims. The initiative ensures that maximum emphasis is being placed on the recognition and the need for the rights of children to be effectively enforced. This would involve creating educational awareness of individuals in society particularly the victims parents/ wards to curb child labour and trafficking and also expose them to other alternative means of earning decent incomes that would strengthen the economic status of their households without the involvement of their children.
Expected impact of your idea on sustainable development
The initiative contributes to sustainable development through the configuration of tangible measures put in place to ensure implementation of appropriate social protection systems and programs to support children who are poor and vulnerable in society. With the provision of access to an improved quality of life and exposure of parents/ wards to decent alternatives of generating income that would not compromise the well-being and development of their children/ wards facilitates the agenda of putting an end to poverty by 2030. The awareness of the fundamental human rights empowers these less privileged children and ensures that individuals who subject children to such unjust practices would have to face the due process of the law if not complied to. This would help build the resilience of the children from poor homes and vulnerable situations in society. The provision of access to education is also the basic right of every child irrespective of his/her economic background. Education plays a vital role in socio-economic development across the globe. The initiative supports the children in actualizing their dreams and potentials which would build their knowledge scope and give them sufficient skill sets that would enable them grow up to become responsible adults and citizens who would contribute effectively in society and have an enhanced standard of living as well.
Plans for implementation and sustainability
The initiative has incorporated a recruiting program that would help train and employ families/ wards of the children who are of legal age to engage in work that would yield an increased level of income. This would include technical and vocational skill trainings that would be used to produce lucrative products and services that would as well generate income for the initiative. They in turn get paid and gain other accompanying benefits. Our partners and collaborators will be from community groups, teachers, social workers, government and non-governmental organizations. Faith-based groups, multilateral organizations, and other donor institutions will also facilitators. The initiation of campaigns to promote the initiative is also other means for resource mobilization. The children as well; when they become adults of legal working age and have passed through the various support and educational programs will be encouraged to voluntarily contribute to support the initiative.
Rhema Adedipe is a 22 year old a Computer Science graduate of Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology living in Ghana. She as well attended Maxim Nyansa IT solutions in Ghana which is in partnership with the Netherlands where she received a certified qualification in project management methodologies called SCRUM and PRINCE2. She has an excellent communication skill, unrivalled team-spirit, proactive, optimistic, open-minded, curious, clear-headed with a high integrity and an amicable personality. She is determined to make an impact by taking up the challenge of solving societal problems with applicable solutions in especially developing regions with the use of technological media and social platforms. She has received a number of awards which include: Award of participation in the IJSO(International Junior Science Olympiad) competition, Abuja, Nigeria - December, 2010 Green Entrepreneurship Awards Conducted by the Brew-Hammond Energy Centre, KNUST in collaboration with UCC and The Bonn Rhein Sieg University of Applied Sciences, Germany 2017 Award of participation in Maxim Nyansa IT Solutions training Program organized by Ghana and the Netherlands.-2017 Award of participation in Hackathon organized by Dream Oval and Stanbic bank,Ghana-2016 and 2017 Award of participation in The Goi Peace Foundation, Tokyo, Japan-2018