Bus for Children
Published on February 28, 2014 um 13:58
Summary of your idea
Phnom Penh is the capital city of Cambodia with a population of more than 2 million people. There are some social issues in the city, among which traffic jams and traffic accidents. Recently, stable political environment and prosperous economy are good evidence of the development of Cambodia. This development comes with a significant increase in the number of people who can afford to buy vehicles, whether they can be cars or motorbikes. Nowadays, during rush hours, on every main street and almost every smaller street, traffic jams have become intolerable. In addition, noise and air pollutions have become noticeable issues. Moreover, the Ministry of Transport in Cambodia has reported 3,553 traffic accidents in the first ten months of 2012 and 1,589 of them were fatal. Victims include students. Currently,primary school students are taken to school by their parents or ride bicycle by themselves. However, there are many double income families and therefore parents sometimes do not have enough time to drop and pick up their children. Secondary and high school students mostly own a motorbike, which is not a safe mode of transport. In general, the absence of public transportation and public school bus service is a significant cause of traffic jams and road accidents. Therefore, by providing bus service to public school children at affordable price and by prioritizing childrens safety and well-being, Bus for Children commit to be the first outstanding solution provider to the issues of traffic jams, traffic accidents, noise and pollution. In addition to being a very efficient, fast and convenient alternative to the current means of transports in Phnom Penh, Bus Service for Children will also allow parents to save time, to not worry about their childrens safety and to spend more time with them at home.
Expected impact of your idea on sustainable development
Since our country is one of the least developed countries in Southeast Asia, we are lacking with the public transportation now. We, Bus for Children, are coming up with the an innovative idea by providing bus service for public school children at affordable price in order to reduce traffic jams and road accidents as well as to lessen burden on parents time. We are hoping to save our students life, even we could only help in small amount of number. Moreover, we want to reduce the traffic jams in Phnom Penh as well.
Plans for implementation and sustainability
Bus for children is a project that form from a group of students, so we would like to start it up with some of our capital plus the investment from any investors. Normally, Bus for Children is providing the bus service to public school students. Basically, our service could only provide to only from 80 to 100 students in both morning and afternoon shift with an affordable price. In order to improve our society and help the poor, we will have another big bus which can bring more than 100 students in both morning and afternoon shift in a bus with a low price.
I am a senior student, majoring International Studies. As I am raised in a business family, I always want to run my own business. Moreover, I always dream to build a better world for my next generation. Thence, I have planned to implement one social enterprise which could make a better livelihood in Cambodia.
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