The Youth Citizen Entrepreneurship Competition is an activity within the framework of the UNESCO Global Action Programme (GAP) on Education for Sustainable Development (ESD)

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Published on June 27, 2014 um 18:32

Summary of your idea

Filipinos pursuing tertiary education have seen a decline over the years. As prices soar, many are forced to pause or stop their education in favour of immediate employment. Of those who chose the longer path, they are met with many challenges to overcome. This website hopes to lighten the financial burden that comes with tertiary education and expose the students to opportunities that would benefit them in the long run. StudentCafe.PH is a website that sits on three objectives that are analogous to its functionality: (1) Generate crowd-sourced content that will help students make the most out of their college years. It will act as an online bulletin board for all students where they can share, view, sync in their calendar events, conferences, fairs, seminars, and scholarships that they are interested in taking part in. (2) Serve as a platform for students to get more affordable educational resources and other deals that would be beneficial in their education Alerts for book sales, school-related materials, food supplies, clothing will be seeded to aid cash-strapped students in the purchase of implements needed for school. (3) Build a community and network for students - As a virtual "campfire", students will be encouraged to share ideas, issues, and discuss it among each other through an online forum offering that is customized for them.

Expected impact of your idea on sustainable development

Basic measures to evaluate success of the website are: 1. Students who register (for free) in the website and engage in the content 2. Volume of user-generated content that are helpful to students 3. Communities built within the website and the volume of forum participants

Plans for implementation and sustainability

The website will generate income through affiliate marketing, display ads, and tie ups with educational, food, and clothing establishments in disseminating announcements regarding sale dates

Your profile

I'm Nina Landicho, a 23-year old Filipina who believes in the potential of the Filipino youth. I work as a web analyst for an international publishing company and obtained my bachelor's degree from the University of the Philippines. By harnessing the power of the internet, my hope is to show students the limitless possibilities around them and ultimately empower them by presenting better choices so that in the future, they will live a life better than what they are used to.

Stage of Idea

planning stage, start-up stage

Your idea has a positive impact on

education, youth

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Comments

July 2, 2014 00:06

"limitless possibility" when you referred to the Internet as a tool to showcase to student the possibilities around them couldn't be said any better. all the best Nina!

July 1, 2014 09:12

I am 13th voter! Good luck, student!

June 29, 2014 16:56

Really inpressive!!