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

Fashion and Arts

Published on June 29, 2014 um 20:25

Summary of your idea

There are many kinds of Arts back in the village i.e. pottery, tailoring (fashion), furniture making and mat weaving. The Impoverished state that people in my village live in while they are surrounded with all the resources that should enable them get out of this state of poverty is devastating.I just concluded my three year course in fashion and design at Evelyn College of Design in Nairobi. My plan is to invest my fashion and Design skills in all forms of these Arts in my village and translate them into creative designs that will sell and bring income to the people. I realized that we have untapped talent in the village and we leave it to waste. My project will involve working in collaboration with artisans, carpenters, potters and people involved in all forms of art in my rural home; these groups of people to help equip them with the right tools and new ideas that will make them successful in their businesses.

Expected impact of your idea on sustainable development

Sustainable development is generally thought to have three components i.e environment, society, and economy. The well-being of these three areas is intertwined, not separate. For example, a healthy, prosperous society relies on a healthy environment to provide food and resources, safe drinking water, and clean air for its citizens. Sustainability is a practice of thinking about a future in which environmental, societal, and economic considerations are balanced in the pursuit of development and improved quality of life. The project aims to tackle poverty and development issues and also equip the youth with knowledge on how to start up a business that will inspire them to be responsible in effecting change in their communities and from which they can earn a living. This will curb the issues of the youth idling around and involving themselves in criminal activities for this will engage them in an activity that they will earn a living from. Objectives To share knowledge and innovative technologies to achieve the goal of sustainability. To inspire the youth to be pro-active in nation building and development To promote unity amongst people through working in groups. To promote Peace and development. To address development and environmental needs of the society of present and future generations. Create employment opportunities To recruit more members to the field of Fashion and Arts

Plans for implementation and sustainability

I plan to do the designing and drafting of patterns of clothing, cut them then have people with a tailoring background do the stitching, also, I plan on working with Carpenters, potters and weavers where I will be creating the designs and provide the resources required e.g. wood and clay. This is going to be a great thing because people are going to earn money and benefit and cub this problem of poverty; its going to be the beginning of development in my village as well. This is going to take rigorous training sessions, where well be learning and getting knowledge from each other on what needs to be done for example; fashion and design involves sketching and drafting of the designs while in tailoring all that is required is the measurements of the client. The later will need to understand things about drafting and fashion and design so that it is easier to work together. This in the end will bring about resourceful manpower and business will pick up hence poverty reduction, it will also promote unity through working together.

Your profile

I just concluded my three year course in fashion and design at Evelyn College of Design in Nairobi, I have worked as an intern with World Youth Alliance whose mission is to Work on trainings in the ideas and work of the Alliance in advocacy, culture and capacity building of young people, Identifying and training young leaders to communicate articulately on behalf of the intrinsic dignity of the human person. World Youth Alliance believes that arts and culture provide vital avenues for the expression of individual personalities, while revealing the universality of the human condition that transcends cultural values and heritage. As an intern at World Youth Alliance, I spearheaded a youth training project dubbed Kicking Out Poverty through entrepreneurship The project involved working with a youth group in Nairobi training them on how to make jewellery from beads and earn a living out of it through business. The project aimed to tackle development and poverty issues and equip the youth with knowledge on how to start up a business that would inspire them to be responsible in effecting change in their communities and from which they could earn a living and help their families. This would curb the issues of the youth idling around and involving themselves in criminal activities for it would engage them in an activity. I have also attended several fashion shows and fashion and arts related activities including; FAFA(Festival For African Fashion and Arts) events t, Nairobi Fashion Market, Kitenge Festival and now I have been selected to showcase my designs in the Kikoy Fashion Week an International event which will take place in August, from these events I get new ideas to add on what I already have.

Stage of Idea

conceptual stage, planning stage

Your idea has a positive impact on

peace-building , education, food security, poverty reduction, sustainable trade, cultural diversity , empowerment of women, youth

Dignity Project (Training)

Crotcheted Jewellery

Knitting thread and beads decorated duvet and throws

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Comments

July 18, 2014 20:23

Thanks Yudisthera, the whole idea of this project is to help people in the village understand how they are surrounded with ARTS that can bring a huge difference in their lives and to tackle poverty and development issues in the village, there are untapped talents in the village that these people do not realise that it is possible to turn them into Income generating activities that will eventually solve their problems.

July 18, 2014 20:11

Thanks John for your word of encouragement, win or no win this idea has to be executed and its not too late you can still share the idea with your friends

July 18, 2014 15:08

I applaud your idea but when it comes to uniqueness, what is its distinction compared to the existing trends in culture and arts of majority of the nation?

July 16, 2014 15:35

just voted you as 1741

July 16, 2014 15:35

just voted you as 1741

July 16, 2014 15:35

just voted you as 1741

July 16, 2014 15:34

just focus on this dream and peruse it. you don't have to win to make it a reality. believe in it and start laying plans down on how to make it your next big business in this case you will be one step a head in any out come.
I knew about it late but I must say you have a marvelous Idea.wish you the best.

July 12, 2014 21:32

Thanks Peter, I am determined!

July 12, 2014 16:37

Bravely go toward! I encourage you.

July 9, 2014 18:40

Thanks Angela I really appreciate!..

July 9, 2014 08:03

Dear I wish all the best in this endeavor and count on me , this is just awesome. I have voted as number 56 and have requested other of my friends to vote for u to.it's Hotty..Hotenzia, Angela is my other name.

July 8, 2014 18:42

Thanks gentlemen I pray that it is successful

July 8, 2014 09:59

wishing you the very best in your project.

July 6, 2014 11:35

I have just voted you as number 25. Simultaneously vote me at:

https://www.entrepreneurship-campus.org/groups/entrepreneurship-competition-2013/contests/1/1262

Thanks.