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
OLBONGO(FOR DIGITAL EDUCATION &BUSINESS ACCESS)-EVERYTHING ON YOUR FINGER TIPS
Explain your project in details:
1.Easy access of learning materials in digital form, whereby a student will be able to learn online, direct ask questions, upload notes, get access to any uploaded materials in public folders in which subsystems have been made to ensure that all the information is fetched based on a student's needs. 2. D-BUSINESS CENTRE: Digital business center in which every entrepreneur will be able to interact with his/her clients. Creating communication and digital trading center for business between entrepreneurs, businessmen and buyers. 3. FINDIT: Special platform for searching or accessing any information like locations or infrastructures, this can be used by NGOS or government to easily provide services. 4. Online classes, and free online reading in which each class will be having a code for approval to ensure that every class contains verified members. One university may contain several classes depending on their programmes. Each class will contain assignments, tutorials, lecture-notes; automatic drive for saving class notes and other learning materials hence, easy accessibility at any time. 5.Private/Public storage of all learning tools and materials in digital form; example you have started first year college or university now,you will be able to save or upload any personal useful material privately accessed by you, and be able to access them at any time. This will give quick access of notes at any time, for example during supplementary tests; a student will be able to get access to previous notes and tests uploaded. 6. Scholar friendship programme (o-chart), friends across all universities, culture 7. Designing integrated subsystems, where by information management and information accessibility will be integrated within one platform. One of the big setback is the absence of best software(systems) to accomplish the task of Information Management, Most of the implemented information management systems operate separately i.e. they are not connected/integrated.
Impact of your enterprise on sustainable development
Since OLBONGO scope is big, for now we are focused in delivering DIGITAL-LEARNING-PLATFORM, for everything we develop currently is based in Education matters. We aim to bring a better digital platform that will bring the society together in educational perspective, creating a platform that will empower Tanzanians with enough educational information, and contribute to the development and advancement of our Educational system worldwide. Olbongo has successfully launched online digital discussion platforms like DSE SCHOLAR INVESTMENT CHALLENGE, whereby more than 20,000 members participated on online discussions, free education on investments, financial markets specifically on investment in stock markets and entrepreneurship skills. Its a live platform which shows on percentage performance and contents uploaded. Olbongo has successfully provided educative platform like o-class and o-drives, in which online classes have been created by some students of THE INSTITUTE OF FINANCE MANAGEMENT (IFM), and has been a center for all students to make some discussions, of which ,currently other universities are joining the platform. Olbongo provides access of all learning tools and materials, in which Class leaders or any leader is able to create a class and community for easily sharing of data and information. Integration of schools of the same course, like school of business or school of medicine, olbongo is planning to create common access of books, notes and other learning tools, to ensure that the quality education is achieved. Students of different universities are able to interact on o-chart, whereby a student bis able to connect with other students as friends from other universities, Olbongo team believes this will create educative base for creating educative communities.
Sustainability and future plans
Connecting all universities starting with Universities in Tanzania and also connecting Tanzania scholars to other worldwide educative platforms and other worldwide universities. Financing source will be through charging for appropriate adverts and from small charges or fees which will be classified depending on institutes or universities. FUTURE PLANS Olbongo aims at putting everything at your fingertips, despite of improving education sector, aims also at creating a digital communication center whereby entrepreneurs, businessmen and buyers will interact, hence entrepreneurs will get a digital access with their customers, and thus customers also will be able to communicate with their service/product providers. For example in Tanzania we have a common market called Kariakoo, thus instead of using high costs to look for a certain product/service, everything will be put on your fingertips. Quick access of information through FINDIT, olbongo aims at ensuring there is a proper and quick response of proper information; we believe this will help donors, NGOs, visitors, and the government to easily provide services or get access to a needy information. For example through FINDIT visitors will be able to get information on hotels, houses for rent, and even natives will easily get access to other information from other regions. We believe this will reduce costs and give easy access of required data/information
Your profile as an entrepreneur
Laurenti K Laurian, borne in April 11,1994 Kigoma-Tanzania, raised in Kagera region located in Northern Tanzania where joined Rubya Seminary and Harvest mission school for O-level education and received Advanced Education at Ifunda Technical Secondary school 2014 in Iringa region. 2014 joined the Institute of Finance Management for a first degree in Banking, Accounting and Finance, and graduated in 2017. While at the Institute of Finance Management, in second year was selected as a President of the IFM Students Bankers Association (IBSA) leading and Organizing 1000+members in the Field of Banking and Finance; My passion was to create and build a strong relationship base between members of the Association (IBSA) with Banks and other related Financial companies so as all members acquire what is gold plated in a sense of opportunities, like seminars, internships and special educative programmes. Successfully worked with Bank of Tanzania (BOT), United Bank of Africa-(UBA),Ecobank and Barclays Bank for a ready to work special students programme; 2016, started foundation of Olbongo as a team with Daniel P Kindimba and Joseph P Kindimba,our passion was to create and solve problems faced in our communities. Participated in formulation and presentation of Bankers' Product and service during the Career Day Competition for two years consecutively, 2016&2017 of which one of the product is utilized now in Tanzania. Awarded certificate of merit and two certificates for career day competition. 2017, joined the DSE Scholar Investment Challenge, and won as the Stock market best ambassador in Tanzania for organizing and educating more than 13,300 university participants. Awarded an internship and certificate of recognition. 2018, founder of Stock markets-digital discussion platforms (DSE&CMSA), awarded achievement award for recruiting more than 20,500+ participants. Laurenti has also participated in UN and YALI programmes and awarded certificates.