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:
Expected impact of your idea on sustainable development
This idea seeks to ensure that adolescents acquire skills and knowledge to promote sustainable development, including among others through education for sustainable development and fulfil their full potential. By training them on these skills we are helping in bridging the gap of lack inclusive and equitable education and helping to promote access for all boys and girls to affordable quality technical, vocational skills for employment, decent jobs and entrepreneurship. They are responding to the challenge of equipping young people of the adolescent group who are over 60% of Nigerias population with skills especially those out of reach in rural areas, inspiring innovation and entrepreneurship. By training giving boys and girls equal access to our trainings; they seek to end discrimination against girls. This idea helps young people in school, out of school and upon graduation get decent jobs and also improve economic growth rather than engage in social vices and violent activities. Making impact by creating an avenue for partnership with other organizations who seeks to actualize the Sustainable Development Goal 4, 5 and 8 through partnering with this vision. Our target will be expanded after evaluation of the first 18 months to accomodate 6-25 years age bracket in other to catch them young and also equip young people in their early twenties who need these skills. This layout for expansion of our reach will help us make more impact.
Plans for implementation and sustainability
Plan: TechAfrik targets to reach 300 adolescents annually with 2:1 urban-rural ratio. With a proposed least monthly target of 25 and least quatrely of 120 (adding the quaterly training for rural areas which has a least target of 50 persons). TechAfrik will run two weeks program for each course at a group rate of 5,000 per course and at an individual rate of 12,000 per course in urban areas. Facilitators: TechAfrik will be working with two stipendiary volunteer developers for the first 6 months who will serve as co-facilitators. Marketing Plan: TechAfrik intends sending proposals to primary and secondary schools. Also, they intend advertising about the program through our website, radio and social media channels. We have a great edge over others in the space like TeenCoder, CodeSpark, Audax and TechQuest because our programs are very affordable and flexible with individual packages. Expenditure Logistics (Transport, Data, Paper work) 20,000 for Month 1 and 15,000 for Subsequent months. 6 Month Running cost Sum: 95,000 Registration @ Month 1: 30,000. Volunteer Developers Stipend for 3 persons @ 10,000 per month for first 6 Months 180,000 Total Running cost for the first 6 Months: 305,000 @An average monthly running cost of 50,833 only. Income From Schools and Out of School setting: Cost of Trainings: 2weeks per course @ 5000 per person. Least monthly target is 20 persons Monthly target is 30 persons @ 5000 = 150,000 From Individuals: Cost of Trainings: 2Weeks per course @12,000 per person Least monthly individual target: 5persons M.T= 60,000 Total= 150,000 + 60,000= 210,000 for the 1st Month 6 Months Revenue Projection: 210,000 x 6 = 1, 260,000 Profit Margin for 6 Month: 1,260,000-305,000= 955,000 N/B: For conversion aid: 360 = $1.
Chinonso Nwanevu is 25 years old and a native of Imo State, Nigeria. A graduate of Chemical Engineering from Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike, Nigeria. Recently, he just finished a Sustainability Course with Lund University Sweden. Currently, he is on a remote internship on International development with DataVille Research Institute and a project intern with RecyclePoints Nigeria. Chinonso is a Lead facilitator with World Changers Society (WOCAS) since December 2017 an NGO that focuses on giving back to the society through Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. In 2018, He became a member of the International Youth Math Contest (IYMC) and has been advocating for teaching and learning of Math. Chinonso is a Regional Finalist for the Ideas for Action Contest 2018 organized by Wharton Schools Zicklin Center for Business Ethics Research USA. He is an SDG advocate and is a member of many environmental, education and policy driven initiatives in Nigeria. Chinonsos tech career started after an annually Techpoint program in Lagos Nigeria in May 2018, where he left with a passion of being a solution and creating solutions through tech. Due to this burning passion he enrolled for a coding boot camp with WAAW Foundations SHE HACKS AFRICA cohort 6 program in June 2018, where he learnt web design and development Skills. Chinonso is a certified Developer. As part of the ways to put to practice his development exposure towards solving the societal challenges of inclusive education and unemployment, he has come up with the TechAfrik Idea.