ORHome: The Self-Sufficient Nursing Home & Orphanage For a Better World
Published on April 22, 2014 um 16:17
Summary of your idea
Initially, orphanage and nursing home are considered separate entities, even though the functions and the needs of the members are more identical than different, namely the needs for love and care. The elderly, as we know, were the one who shape the society we lived in today, they possess a vast amount of knowledge and experiences, regardless of their education backgrounds. On the other hand the orphans are our societys future, they can be one of the people along with many other children to shape and direct the future of the society we live in today had they the chance to live normally in a family. Why should we, who constantly seek new ways to improve the world were living in, neglected these forces which can help us fulfil our goals? Is there no way to help stop or curb down the rate of orphans who will end up being prostitutes or criminals? In this project, we decided to merge the two entities to see if it can help create a better model. This new type of nursing home will group and match the elderly people and orphans with similar needs and interested together in order to create a number of small family units. The elderly will act as guardians to the orphans. There will also be nurses and volunteers, who can help mediate and take care of other things such as teaching the kids, cleaning and organizing events to help ice-break and bond the relations. The elderly with experiences and talents can help teach the kids and serve the communities through his or her expertise as a mean of living. The kids will be encouraged to hone their talents and skills through public services and voluntary work as well as the right to be educated.
Expected impact of your idea on sustainable development
If this project can delivered the impact it meant to create, then we can expect reduced crime rates and child trafficking resulting from orphans. We can also create a better living quality for the elders, which not only concentrate on the physical healthcare that we see today but also the spiritual and mental well-being of the elderly also. This project can also generate income to the elderly and help provide funds for the orphans to have the chance to be educated by utilizing, experiences and expertise of the elderly such as storytelling, coaching, consulting, teaching and other public services to generate income to the group. The children will also be encouraged to hone their talent in order to live the life they would truly like to live. The target of this project is to combined two groups with missing links to create a new family unit which complement each other. This new type of nursing home will be community-based, where people around the nursing home can interact with the members of the nursing homes, rather than a separate entities of its own. This way we can measure and evaluate the success by the number of this type of nursing homes that spread across the communities and societies and the level of participation by the volunteer as well as the percent income generated from the public services of the members of the nursing home.
Plans for implementation and sustainability
Firstly, well create a nursing home in a community as a pilot project in which a small group of elderly and orphans will participate. The community volunteers and nurses will help aid in the thing which the elderly and the kids cant do. The aim here is to create a mutually benefits environment to the elderly and the orphans in order to let them live together in the society like normal family. The elderly and kids with talent or expertise will be doing public services, which display their talents (e.g. Music and dances, handicraft, consultations, coaching, sports and other talents) in order to generate income in to the house. A part of the income will be kept as education funds and health funds for the kids and the elderly, while another portion will be used to maintain the nursing home, the rest will be the saving for emergency uses. Right now our best collaborators are the already existing nursing home and orphanage, which are interested to try this pilot project. The long-term goal of this new type of nursing home would be to hone the talent and expertise of the members in order to generate the main source of income and to reduce any reliability on charity and donation as much as possible without ruining the spirit of a true family.
Recent college graduate and a full time engineer with a belief that any problems can be solved creatively. My motivation and passion has always been in the art, music and science and that enable me to look at the world in a more open ways rather than a fixed perspective which help me see any old things in new light.
Stage of Idea
planning stage, idea offered for implementation by others
Your idea has a positive impact on
peace-building , education, health, poverty reduction, elderly, empowerment of women, youth, other: reduced social crimes
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