Published on June 20, 2014 um 17:26

Summary of your idea

It is quite appalling that the reading culture among youths is gradually becoming poor. According to educational experts, a major phenomenon that has been linked to the declining reading culture is the distractive and wrong application of information and communication technology device and the high cost of books. There is a need to curtail this problem before it escalates to an extreme. Personally, I think that a solution to this problem is the utilization of information and communication technology device, mobile phone that has been linked to causing poor reading culture in solving the problem. There is hardly a youth that does not own a mobile phone, and does not chat or use any of the social networks. Thus, my idea is all about creating a mobile educational-social application which will have features such as; an e-library where users can get free eBooks that interests him or her to read because I found out through my personal research that the major cause of the decline in reading culture in our youths, today, is the none availability of books to remote areas and the high cost of books. And a feature that will enable users to learn in a fun and vibrate way, as a user can make friends with other users that share the same interests with him or her and recommend books for friends. This application will partner with educational institutions and organizations, including individuals and other organizations willing to assist in improving the reading culture of youths in the world.

Expected impact of your idea on sustainable development

This idea is a universal idea that can be used in any country in the world to empower its citizens to read. It creates an avenue for people to actually have an organised and powerful library in their hands. It is putting the powers of information and communication in their hands so that they can explore.And the success story of this idea is, when the reading culture of the youths improves tremendously through this idea.

Plans for implementation and sustainability

The whole idea can not be achieved based on an individual's effort. It requires a collective efforts of different institutions and organizations coming together to share information and educational books. The business model of this idea is that revenue can be generated from all parts of the application starting from institutions and organisations registering as partners so as to distribute their books, journals, reports, news, etc; down to educational advertisements.

Your profile

my name is Roland Obinna Onwuka, I am a twenty years old, Nigerian student studying architecture in the Federal University of Technology, Minna- Niger State, Nigeria. I love thinking big, so,when I saw the advertisement of this competition, I knew that this is my chance to share my idea with the world because I know that my idea can have a positive impact in the world, as I believe that access to right information and education keeps the world going.

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idea offered for implementation by others

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July 7, 2014 17:01


June 22, 2014 08:56

Aiden, you are right but the idea is still open to further improvements and innovations.

June 21, 2014 06:46

All of this is very true and many are not very motivated to read and explore literacy anymore. The idea is sound but the in my personal opinion the execution, not as much. The e-book idea is fine but what about those without smartphones? This issue is prevelent i many areas but i would suggest implementing a website for a wider access, for those without e-book access, that is sponsored by multiple companies. But take into consideration getting the funding or resources to be able to have free availible books, take into account the problems with that. Good luck.