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
Tailoring Skill to the Youth for Self Reliance
Explain your idea in details:
The project is to train young people with tailoring skill, embroidery design and teach them in practical terms marketing and good customer relationship skill. If empowered, the project can take 10 - 15 persons at a time, and give them intensive training that would enable them operate on there own. Session would be given for class - to discuss about marketing, financial management, good customer relationship etc.
Expected impact of your idea on sustainable development
The project is targeting Goal 1 - No Poverty and Goal 8 - Decent work and economic growth. The project is targeting to give adequate training to the participants for at least three (3) months and the maximum of six (6) months. In a year the project would train at least thirty (30) participants which should be able to stand on their own and work.
Plans for implementation and sustainability
The project would need two (2) tailors that would be assisting me and embroidery designer as the need may be. There is going to be strong laid down rules and agreement (design as a form) which is to be sign by all intending apprentice and their guardian. Having been in the profession for over 10 years I will ensure that they get the best of the training which is holistic (the skill and the ability to manage the business) The resources needed would include: Sewing machines (Butterfly) 15 at 45,000 = 675,000.00, Phoenix Machines 5 at 100,000.00 = 500,000.00, Weaving (overlocked) 1at 150,000.00, Industrial Machine 2 at 140 = 280,000.00, Renting of shop at 150per/annum for 3yrs 450,000.00, Material 100,000.00 others 200,000.00 TOTAL 2,355,000.00. The place would be given training and still be used for business so as to generate income and sustain the place. subsequently, people can pay money before they learned.
I was born on the 2nd October, 1984 at Filiya of Shongom LGA Gombe State. I began to follow my Dad (who is a teacher and a tailor) to shop since when I started JSS 1. But then I have just limited time at home. After secondary school I became regular in the shop till when I got admission into the university in 2004. I have undergone different trainings and seminars on entrepreneurship/business. The experience of the labour market after my service gave me this burning desire and understanding that government cannot employ all the applicants in the country and i saw the need to open a place that i can help myself and also my fellow youth. Today the shop is operating. So far, we have trained seven (7) people.