Best Projects 2018 features all the nominated entries submitted to the Youth Citizen Entrepreneurship Competition under ‘Submit your Project’ category. All the entries consist of innovative projects run by existing enterprises in the form of businesses, NGOs or informal programs. If you want to know the 10 finalists in this category click HERE
Building a training center that will absorb youth unemployment in Kinshasa, D.R.Congo
Explain your project in details:
The establishment of a professional learning center and a cultural circle is an alternative to the difficulty of access to employment and the emergence of a creative spirit among young people. The project will be carried out in the city of Kinshasa, Mont Ngafula commune, Joli Site district in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The Municipality of Mont Ngafula has 300 000 inhabitants with a density of 820 inhabitants to Km2. It is a peripheral municipality which is still under pressure of extension but which is not proportional to the installation of the structures of training and supervision of the population. Course programs at the Professional Center of the OIFPD NGO will be designed, monitored and evaluated by a group of multidisciplinary trainers who will sit on the Advisory Pedagogical Council, moderated by the (a) in charge of the educational issues of the NGO ; While the day-to-day management will be handled by a department head assisted by a committee of section supervisors: Couture, automobile mechanics, agriculture and livestock, electronics, electricity, computer, wood carpentry, shoemaking, hairdressing and aesthetics, hotel industry, fitting, masonry, painting, etc. The financial resources of the Vocational Training Center will come from payments of school fees by the parents with whom the supervisors will be paid, from the financial contribution of the promoter, which is the NGO, and from the contribution of people of good will for learners who will not be able to pay (orphans, abandoned mothers, etc.); this is why the project will also support part of the school fees of young people whose parents are completely deprived or those who are orphaned and in a difficult social situation. Some street kids will be sensitized and recovered by the project.
Impact of your enterprise on sustainable development
This project concerns directly: 200 young girls and boys, unemployed from 15 to 30 years old. Indirectly: The families living in the city of Joli Site and its peripheries as well as the commune of Mont Ngafula. This project aims to contribute to the revival of the intermediate economy in order to reduce so much the unemployment of the youth. General Objective Contribute to improving the living conditions of young people, through social mobilization and technical and financial supervision, with a view to making them job incubators.2. Specific Objective The technical, entrepreneurial and managerial skills of the 200 young people reinforced in income-generating jobs (100 young people per year); To carry out this project, the following strategies are envisaged: 1. Contextual analysis; Establishment of the basic infrastructure of a vocational training center, cultural center, 3. Training - Action 4. Support / advice 5. Exchanges - workshops 6. Training and information 7. Investigations 8. Mobilization of young people 9. Development of entrepreneurial and managerial skills 10. Support for the creation of micro-enterprises 11. Mobilization of micro-enterprise finance lines 12. Financing and support of micro-companies
Sustainability and future plans
The basic infrastructure of the Vocational Training Center and cultural center were built and used, 2. Trained young people, supported, create production units, take charge and manage them effectively; A specific funding mechanism for employment and self-employment support for young entrepreneurs is defined 4. The productive and organizational capacity of young people strengthened; 5. Citizen participation of young people developed 6. An accompaniment monitoring system is operational. Compared to Result 1A.1.0. Acquisition of project lands A.1.1. State of play A.1.2. Realization of the project site valorisation plan / Study and construction plans A.1.3. proper construction A.1.4. Support for the equipment of the premises A.1.5. Reception of the work A.1.6. Training on the maintenance and upkeep of built structures. In relation to R2A.2.1 - Conduct a socio - demographic survey of young people; A.2.2 - Select beneficiaries (ages 15 to 30) A.2.3 - Organize a project impregnation workshop A.2.4. - Present the project to the beneficiaries A.2.5. - Identify and evaluate training needs A.2.6. - Determine the training topics; 5 A.2.7. - Develop training programs by sector; A.2.9. - Organize the training sessions A.2.10.-Ensure the dissemination of training materials.Reporting to R.3 A.3.1.- To stimulate and support youth entrepreneurship ideas; A.3.2. - Identify future projects of young people trained A.3.3. - Study the needs in support A.3.4. - Sensitize young people to organize themselves into associations by training course A.3.5. Develop a support program A.3.6. - Provide young people grouped in the training sector with financial support in the form of start-up credit. (Micro - credit) Relative to result 4A.4.1. Encourage the creation of youth consultation frameworks by training pathways A.4.2. Identify peer educators A.4.3. Strengthen the skills of peer educators in the techniques of contextual analysis.
Your profile as an entrepreneur
My name is Francis Choma, I'm in my 20's, I'm originally from the DR.Congo, and I both reside and study in the state of Virginia in the United States. My first language is French. I have an Associate Degree in Business Administration from Northern Virginia Community College, and Im currently attending George Mason University where I'm majoring in Finance with a minor in Computer Science. Other than that, I work at toyota as Sales and Leasing Consultant, I'm the oldest in my family, and I have 3 brothers. My motivation is money ! I wake up every morning thinking about what my next move is going to be in order to make money to help pay my tuition and support some other projects I have coming up. Just as Martin Luther King, I also have a dream for the future of the Congo. Africa will write its own history, and it will be, to the north and to the south of the Sahara, a history of glory and dignity, said Patrice E. Lumumba. Frantz fanon once said, Africa is shaped like a gun, and Congo is the trigger. This is to say that we as young people are the future of Africa. We can write our own history and it starts from anywhere we are in the world. Ask not what your country can do for youask what you can do for your country (John F. Kennedy). And, I chose to do something for my country today !