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
Green Schools (Eco-friendly schools)
Explain your idea in details:
Today the world is suffering from the destruction of the surrounding environment, and we have to accelerate the rescue of the environment, after my reading of SDGS and quality education, I think we can achieve target 13 climate change through Goal 4 quality education in addition to, our belief as teachers of environmental impact on learner.The beginning is (Eco-friendly schools) around the world, and building them by materials are less harmful to the environment as a result, we will replace current schools that are harmful to the environment in green schools around the world . Through education, we can achieve all SDGS goals where clean water can be achieved by recycling water by desalinating seawater recycling water bottles and cans, the student's project will have school points and waste recycling produced from the weekly school. Also, to achieve healthy food by replacing saved foods with healthy foods by building greenhouses within the school garden to grow healthy food for students and teaching students the basics of agriculture and make them participate in the cultivation of food and make a healthy restaurant within the school in which children participate in the manufacture and delivery of meals for themselves, Students project will have school points, besides keeping the environment from climate change recycling school papers, recycling the pencils by placing discs in the stylus until they are grown after using the pen as Japan did before, and replacing the wooden seats as it leads to cutting more trees, increasing green areas to reduce the proportion of atmospheric gases and the increase in oxygen content will also reduce electricity consumption and replace solar energy, which is especially available in Africa.
Expected impact of your idea on sustainable development
Protecting the environment from climate change and individuals' misconduct towards the environment hence, achieving the target 13 Climate Change. Providing budget for building schools, especially in poor countries in Africa, that achieving the target 1 No poverty. Protecting the learners psychologically and healthily, through proper nutrition for malnourished learners, especially in Africa, and others who are obese due to food and unhealthy school meals, as well as increasing the green areas reduces the psychological problems such as depression and increase suicide rates between students and aggression and raise the positive spirit of the students, that achieving the target 3 Good Healthy. Create an educational environment that helps to innovate and create a generation that is aware of the problems of its environment and the ability to solve it and able to be leaders in the future. Increased student achievement, where studies have confirmed that there is a relationship between high achievement and increasing green spaces. According to the theory of the six hats, increasing the color of green color increases positive thinking thus, achieving goal 4 quality education.
Plans for implementation and sustainability
The objective of the project is to provide an environment that is less harmful and more innovative for learners. The target group is the learners around the world and this choice of this category for their young age and easy to form their attitudes about the environment. possible time limit for implementing the first green school in Egypt or Africa is by 2020. To implement this project I need support and funding of this idea from UNESCO for Education and Culture and the authorities responsible for education and the ministries of education in the world as well as the bodies responsible for building schools and engineers responsible for building schools and teachers and those interested in education and parents. We start implementing an experimental school under the management and funding of UNESCO in a country in Africa before 2020 and the participation of the Educational Buildings Authority to build schools with more harmful materials to the environment and the presence of a group of experimental students to study for two or three years and then compare this group of students with their peers in current schools from the level of achievement, innovation, personal skills, leadership, management, problem solving, mental health and awareness of environmental problems. If the success of the experiment begins, each country will start a green school next to the current schools and then gradually replace it current schools. we need channels of communication to present the idea through seminars and conferences sponsored by UNESCO and possible to make pages on social networking sites to raise awareness of the importance of these schools in the preservation of the environment and its objectives. Budget of These schools will be less expensive than current schools.
My name is Heba Mohamed and I am 26 years old I finished my studies until I got a Higher Diploma in Education in 2014 after finishing my Bachelor's Degree. I have been working as a teacher of kindergarten for 6 years and my aim is to reform Education in the community of Africa and Arab world and provide an innovative learning environment to help develop learners. this especially after Egypt is out of the international classification improvement the Quality of Education. Education is the only solution to the world to solve problems, especially third world countries. during my work, inside the school I found the need to reform the educational environment as the learners spend a long time. smart educational environment makes develop them selves. After my attending a workshop on SDGS. I have become sure there is a link between education and sustainable development reform starting with the learning environment. ESD is the new concept in the field of education which will soon be deployed in the world. Therefore, I wrote an article entitled "Green Schools for a Green Future in the World" in WYEC 2018 competition and I was qualified for the finals of the competition and got a certificate of appreciation for my article. I wish to apply for these schools because they have a great impact on the development of education and the development of the learner and help the community in the reform of education. In the future, I hope to get Master of Education for Sustainability and this first of its kind in the world.