Youth Empowerment: A key to a successful, innovative, poverty free and a country of high economy
Published on March 26, 2014 um 12:51
Summary of your idea
The main objective of my idea is to empower the youth of my community in all aspects of life. The idea I have is to build an edutainment park for the youth. I have realized that we young people are much interested in entertainment more than a lot of other things therefore an idea of having an edutainment park will best suit for the youth in my community. Within the park, I have many activities in mind to be put in place in order to make sure that youth have access to information about everything they need, and also that opportunities for them to grab are accessible, providing a world class of entrepreneurs with integrity and also to promote a healthy lifestyle through interaction with mentors who will be in place to assist them. The activities to be put in the edutainment park will include the following a small computer room where the youth will access information from the internet, swimming are where they will use to refresh and a game room, a place where there will be business mentors to assist those interested in the business world and also a health promotional area where it will be equipped with health personnel. All the above teachings will be conducted through entertainment. The innovative approaches in order to make this a success will be the involvement of stakeholders themselves (youth), Ministry of Youth sports and culture, ministry of health and all the NGOs that have an aim of making a positive impact in the life of a young person. This is one project that has never been put in place before but I feel through trial in my community it can work to assist the youth especially that it will be a joint of different ministries together with NGOs.
Expected impact of your idea on sustainable development
This idea targets the youth of ages 15-35 years old. Sustainable development is development that meets the needs of the present, without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.The concept of sustainable development can be interpreted in many different ways, but at its core is an approach to development that looks to balance different, and often competing, needs against an awareness of the environmental, social and economic limitations we face as a society. I strongly believe that this initiative will impact positively on sustainable development. This includes having youth who are empowered, able to generate money through entrepreneurship skills they will equip hence will be talking low rates of poverty as we involve more people to do the same that will also impact positively on the nations economy. Lastly through the education acquired from the health personnel to be involved in this initiative, I strongly believe that will help curb arising infections therefore leading t6o an infection free and healthy generation. If all the activities are centered around the youth, I strongly believe that will help as the youth remain the core, the backbone of countries all over the world. To evaluate the success of this initiative will be to make audits after every three months to see how it is progressing and how the youth relates to it. Find out statistics after three months. Before the initiative is put in place, statistics of communicable diseases among the youth, poverty rates and number of youth business in the community should be taken and after three months during audits I strongly believe it could have impacted positively in the community and country at large.
Plans for implementation and sustainability
This business of an edutainment park will be strategically placed where their target which includes the youth are at an affordable price yet making a huge impact in not only their lives but also on the community and country at large. In collaboration with the ministry of youth sports and culture, ministry of health, ministry of education and the NGOs that are more focused with the life of a young person can be involved in order to finance towards the commencement of this opportunity. The stake holders themselves the youth can also take part in trying to come up with income to finance the project through asking for donations from people through donation forms, making talent shows to generate income and other activities so that they meet the ministries and NGOs half way as the project be centered around them.
Wendy Tshiamo Galeboe is a 22 years old Motswana lady. A young self motivated young lady and very passionate with working with the youth. I am currently in the business world doing network marketing and a member of the Iachieve group of enterprenurs. I am working as a nurse in a psychiatric hospital in Botswana and doing network marketing part time. Making an impact in people's life especially the youth have always been my passion and currently mentoring peer educators at some Secondary school in my country.
Stage of Idea
conceptual stage, idea offered for implementation by others
Your idea has a positive impact on
education, health, poverty reduction, empowerment of women, youth