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
Yamleal natural play and learn center
Explain your idea in details:
YPLC will be build up mainly based on natural and locally available materials; so it will be afordable to the comunity.my country Ethiopia is growing rappidly in various areas and these development is realy good for the economy of the country and the people.but what good will it be if it doesn't go hand in hand with healthy society and children.due to the rapid urbinization and infrastracture development the old living villages are changed in to condominium villages, which is very good in solving the housing problems of the peoples but these project designs are not inclusive of the childrens future.childrens living in these villages are prisnors because they spend most of their time indoors whatching tv and we all know what too match tv does for their brain development. Our main objective is to create aplace where the children have time to spend with their freinds and develop different skill and be able to get the advantages of play.for all the society to be healthy ,exercise,read,meditating,spend time with their family in a refreshing natural green are.we will have various engaginf activities both for the parent, children and youth of the comunity.to engage all children and provide them with the equipment to encourage the diverse range of development benefite we include six elements of play: active,obstacle,imaginative,creative,rest and free play. For the youth we will have free space for exercise,table tanis,it will need a huge budget and space but we planed ti ha e a amall size swimming area,a free library to encourage reading,over all YPLC will be a nice green area with different natural seting for every one to enjoy.there are playgrounds all over the city but what makes us unique and different is we will create a naturl and afordable outdoor play and learn environment.
Expected impact of your idea on sustainable development
The expected out comes will be measured in short and longe term.the short term out come is to create a place for the children to have theire right to play and a family to have a time to spend with their family near by their leaving environment. The longe term outcome will be by providing diffetent activities and worshops to create a nature loving, addiction free and healthy generation.working with children regarding nature is the best natural conservation method in order to have a nice clean, healthy and fresh environments and orotect our mother nature because as they say "what they don't know they won't protect." Our primary targets are children of all age,parents and youth To measure our success for both long and short term we will have survey after the implementation of the project. From six to one year for short term and five years for long term.
Plans for implementation and sustainability
Our plan for implementation is to work with the addis ababa city government to get loan and they have a reserved area for parks in every codominium villages.to make our project sustainable we generate income from: intrance fee,provide a cafe service,give catering service for birthdays and other programe,provide gift and children toy shops, and side by side to support the center we will have asocial supper market which will support a young single mothers by creating job appirtunity and by being provider of different goods for the supper market. Currently our plan is to work in collaboration with the city government ,different NGOs and campanies work with children.we have contacted a few and they have given us agreen light.
My name is mihiret tsehay.i am 30 years old.i am the owner of the idea.i am happly maried and a mother of two healthy and handsom boys.i have a BSc degree in applied biology.my mitivation for these idea comes after i became a mother and become very aware about childrens need and development;specially after we started living in one of the condominium villages.we don't have place for our children to play and spend time out doors.so we don't have choise the childrens spend most of their presious childhood in side the house and in most cases watching tv.these situation realy wories me about my childres future and also they don't see any natural area in the city and i am afriad that they become carless and ignorant generation about nature.before a year we have been involved in a social enterprenuer compitition hosted by reach for change ethiopia and got through to the acceleratore program and secesufully run a pilote programe but we didn't get to the incubatore prigrame to fully implement the programe because at the time we were thinking to make our project a local ngo and beside grants and fund their was a sustainability issue.but know we have learned from our falieres and designed a strong bisenuses model to make our project a strong social entetprize.