Published on February 19, 2014 um 15:40
Summary of your idea
Youth Empowerment through Education is a platform/mobile enabled application that partners with community organizations that are looking for volunteers and young talent to mentor students within their communities with enrichment programs and resources. By using texting and mobile applications we bridge the gap between student users and community organizations.
Expected impact of your idea on sustainable development
With available data from Innovation for Poverty Action on pilot program with their Teacher Community Assistant project where they would use the YETE App to recruit young secondary school and college graduates in various communities and engage them with resources, updates and news to effect education change in their respective schools. In partnership with community organizations the program will be evaluated and scaled according from feedback given after the pilot.
Plans for implementation and sustainability
Partnership and collaboration is key. Our initial partners, Innovation for Poverty Action in Ghana will be instrumental in giving us feedback on the utility and response to the App. Enlisting other organizations and scaling the platform in recruiting young graduates as service advocates and change makers in the schools in their communities.
Emmanuel Gamor is a multi media journalist and co-host of the youth-targeted program, MPwr show on Y 107.9 FM in Ghana. Recently recognized as a top 20 finalist by Google "Africa Connected" series for innovations through the use internet among 2200 submissions in Africa, Emmanuel is passionate about solutions-driven initiatives in empowering young people. He is a member of the Rotaract Club in Ghana, a member of Ghana's vibrant Blogging Ghana community and was part of the award-winning Ghana Decides 2012 presidential election reporting campaign.
Stage of Idea
Your idea has a positive impact on
education, poverty reduction, cultural diversity , empowerment of women, youth