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:
A statistic from the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (http://www.foodaidfoundation.org/world-hunger-statistics.html) shows that roughly one-third of the food,about 1.3 billion tonnes were wasted every year,while 795 million people die because of hunger.An action need to be done immediately,so FoodZy is introduced.The main goal of FoodZy is to create a no hunger society, and prevent food waste.There will be two main function for FoodZy,which includes selling food which are near to expiry date and providing eatable food for the homeless or poor.As I had researched,there are no trending app/project like this one so I want to make a change to the community and give my little piece of effort to Mother Earth.
Expected impact of your idea on sustainable development
The target of FoodZy is to prevent food waste and provide sustainable food in the city.This is definitely a workable plan since people will do their best to prevent food waste by selling or finishing the food.This project will also raise awareness of the food waste problem among the citizens.I think it has 80% of success possibilities and also I Ill keep improving my idea to provide the best solution to food waste.
Plans for implementation and sustainability
The business model is simple.People can either sell or find food on the platform.One unique part of this project is that there will be reminders/notifications when the expiry dates are near.For the financing source,we will be working independent without any funds/investment.One of the best way to fill the money part is through advertisement in the platform.We will also cooperate with some NGOs in the city by providing them the goods which they will distribute to the poor/beggars.This will help the city much and I sincerely hope to workout this project.
My name is Yan Kai and I am now aged 17.I am a Malaysian and in my country,there are a very serious case of food waste.I used to read newspaper everyday and in February,I noticed an article published in the newspaper sharing about food waste problem.Since I was also learning coding during that time,I came up with and idea of using what I have learned to solve real life problems.As a result,I tried my best to squeeze time out for this project,and I am still working on this idea and hopefully it works.As a teenager who wants to become an entrepreneur,I drive myself with full passion on every idea and work,which makes me an outstanding student in my school.Hard work is also needed and I push myself hard enough to success.I set aims and schedules for my extracurriculars and school studies,and always strive to make the best out of everything I participated in.Also,I try my best to be a good leader in school projects and in my surroundings.In this year,I am the president of my school maths Olympiad team,club president of Launch Club organised by MIT,secretary of Robotic Society and treasurer in my class.I opt to change the world to a better place with my knowledge and willing to work with others who have he same passion like me.