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:
VISION: To make INSPIRe nATION the place of choice for youths and children to grow and be inspired in life MISSION: INSPIRe nATION is dedicated to bringing together and teaching youths and children of all backgrounds the value of unity and personal development through innovative methods. OBJECTIVES: The objectives of the initiative include: (1)To foster unity in the hearts of our youths and children from a young age (2)To teach our youths and children the need to strive for financial literacy and sustainability (3)To help our youths and children discover themselves and their talents and use them to make a difference in the world (4)To teach our youths and children the need to leave conventional thinking and promote positive efforts to their personal development. (5)To create leaders of tomorrow who have the mind-set of empathy, unity and low tolerance for corruption. The activities that will be carried out include: (1)Group discussion on daily matters regarding the environment, the economy, the youths and children. (2)Sport activities like volleyball, basketball, chess etc to help promote teamwork among the participants. (3)Talent promotion activities. Approach to Achieve this: (1)My approach for this is to bring learning in a fun way to the children and youths by teaching them using life scenarios and interactive classes (2)These classes will be held on Saturdays which will be a great way for children to spend their weekends and relax after the usual school days. However, during holidays the classes will be held from Mondays-Fridays. (3)Employment of young motivated individuals and talent trainers as teachers
Expected impact of your idea on sustainable development
INSPIRe nATION is expected to contribute to the 4th sustainable development goal by giving the youths and children of Nigeria a different form of education which borders on improving their emotional intelligence, environmental awareness, talent development, personality development and financial literacy. At the end of the session for these programs, the parents will be asked to appraise their children to discover whether there was a significant difference or positive change in them. Many children and youths struggle with fitting in and could sometimes be socially awkward, but this programme will bring youths and children both boys and girls of all backgrounds and cultures to interact with one another without anyone feeling left out for any reason. Targets: The major target of the INSPIRe nATION INITIATIVE are the youths and children in Nigeria. For the first year when the program begins, a target ofchildren and youth 1000. The second year the numbers are expected to increase to 2000 and the third year it is expected to increase to 4000 Measures to evaluate: (1)The number of participants enrolled and their interest in remaining in the programme (2)The impact the children make in their environment through their own personal effort (3)A significant growth in the number of members and increased awareness of the programme
Plans for implementation and sustainability
Description of business model: The intended customer base for the INSPIRe nATION initiative is the youths and children in Nigeria. Source of revenue: The program is going to be sponsored using my personal funds and financial support from family. For starters, a hall will be rented for carrying out the activities which is estimated to cost #600,000 per year. Educational supplies like books, pencils and pens will be supplied, over time musical instruments and sport materials will also be provided for the members. The registration fee will be a total of #15,000 per year which can be paid installmentally so as to ensure that everyone can afford to pay the amount. Collaborators: I plan to have collaborators from the financial sector, entertainment sector, environmental sector and sports/fitness sector who will support the financial literacy, talent, environmental and fitness sectors respectively. Motivational speakers will also be a part of the team.
My name is Somtochi Ilozumba, I was born on the 24th of June in Lagos Nigeria. I enjoy being an inspiration to the younger generation, I believe that the greatest form of happiness a person can have is bringing happiness into the lives of those around them. I am a person who loves to know about and understand people, their backgrounds, cultures and traditions, and their languages and I believe these are the qualities contributing to my success. I remember my first volunteer work which was a project in school where I and my team members visited a remand home for boys located at Ikeja, Lagos. That day after addressing the boys, I felt really happy that we were able to hear the experiences and associate with such talented children. Since then I have always wanted to establish an organisation for the youths and children to help them lend their voices to the development of our economy. My motivation for this initiative is the passion to see the youths and children of Nigeria think positively and differently from the normal conventional ways. The INSPIRe nATION initiative borders on the need to compliment the traditional learning in the classroom. The members will be exposed to a lot of opportunities to interact with a lot of people from different backgrounds. For me, there is no better time to bring the youths and children together than now.