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 library/bookstore/café will be the first of it's kind in my state. The idea is to create a serene environment where people would feel comfortable to study, where books every aspect of life would be available for readers while at the same time, the café would be there to serve as a arena for relaxation and refreshment. There would also be an e-library for research and also a free WiFi. There would also be classes for poetry and writing in order to encourage individuals who are interested in these areas. Affordable fees will be paid for each use of the library and individuals will be entitled to a free cup of coffee. Also fees will be made for registration into the poetry and writing classes. This Idea is to encourage reading and writing using a modern approach different from the norm.
Expected impact of your idea on sustainable development
This idea is expected to instill the habit of reading and writing using a milder approach. A community in which majority of it's people, youths to be precise engage in reading is more prone to development and helps to reduce the level of crimes. This is because most of their time is being put to good use. Also jobs would be provided to a good number of individuals would be employed in the library/ book store/ cafe. It serves as a platform whereby Individuals from different backgrounds with the same interests would be able to come together and share ideas that would beneficial to humanity.
Plans for implementation and sustainability
This idea has been in my head for a long time. I have no financial resources to actualise it but I do hope that with the youth citizen entrepreneurship competition, I would be able to achieve my dream. With the income generated from my idea through monetary payments for the use of the library and café, I intend to sustain it for as long as it takes.
I am 25years old. I have just completed my internship program in a hospital in Nigeria. I am a pharmacist by profession. I have passion for reading and I write poetry in my leisure time. I have always been someone who likes to explore new ideas. I like to think out of the box. I love community service as well. I have noticed that the youths of my generation and the upcoming generation are gradually loosing their zeal for reading and I intend to change that. I want to impact positively in the lives of people and my idea is one of the ways I can do that and also serve as a means of growth and development in my society.