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
AREWA SPELLING BEE
Explain your project in details:
The brainyBrainers solution is a non profit organisation that is equipped with a team of trained professionals who are passionate about quality education in the northern Nigeria. The Goal of the organisation is Providing qualitative training and development programs for the youths and students. This lead to the birth of the Arewa spelling bee which is the largest school participatory bee in the northern Nigeria. The spelling bee aims to eradicate the impending English language barrier on the northern Nigeria, It helps students understand structure and architecture of many languages. It charges their understanding of spelling and it dramatically changes. They learn concepts that will help them all their lives. AREWA SPELLING BEE CORE AIMS AND OBJECTIVE To improve and advance the skills associated with good spelling habits To enhance students development of poise and communication under pressure. To expand student vocabulary and encourage accurate word usage and pronunciation. To provide an opportunity for children to meet and work as a team , and encourage them to be involved in extracurricular activities. These activities offer opportunities for students to learn the values of teamwork, individual and group responsibility, physical strength and endurance, competition, diversity and a sense of culture and community. It provides a channel for reinforcing the lessons learned in the classroom. Offering students the opportunity to apply academic skills in the real world context.
Impact of your enterprise on sustainable development
The brainy brainers solutions have Been able to build confidence in the hearts of the young ones as they are eager to participate in the 2018 event. Feedbacks came from school teachers and parents about the improved vocabulary of thier kids and zealousness to read and communicate better. In some schools, more spelling bee clubs have been setup and more students are joining in order to participate and learn more.
Sustainability and future plans
AREWA SPELLING BEE is the first educational event of its kind in the northern region of Nigeria approved by the ministry of education (Kano state). It is administered on a not-for-profit basis by the BrainyBrainers solutions and sponsors in the state and nationwide. Arewa spelling bee sponsors are corporations, community, organisations. It is going to be continuous event and shall hold at strategic period of summer Categories of participants The categories of participants will be within the Secondary school classes, JSS 2 and 3 (within 9 to 15years) Each school provides two participants each, two cheer party, and a representative from family. To crown the winners, processes will take a couple of weeks, from the school training, to the teacher- student training using the competition’s study guide, spelling brochure and template, To the Mock competition before the Final contest where one contestant would emerge winner and be crowned ‘BEST AREWA SPELLER’.There shall be lots of other consolation prizes for the winner, runner ups and participants. Career day and other educational programs will be organised during strategic periods when students are not preparing for the bee.
Your profile as an entrepreneur
Faith Ene Ejih has over 4years experience in youth and social development. She is will be 26 years by August 2018, Faith is the founder of the BrainyBrainers solutions, a non - profit youth development organization aimed at coming up with qualitative trainings and educative programs for youths and students. She recently birthed the ‘Arewa Spelling Bee’ a yearly event for junior secondary schools which focuses on improving good English, /vocabulary usage, poise and communication under pressure. Faith believes that change begins with simple ideas and duplicates itself for the greater good of the larger part of the community. She has proven herself by staying positive and committed in what she does and is determined in contributing her skills, knowledge and time impacting in her community through mentoring youth Corps members of the NYSC on business, entrepreneurship and helping them with accommodation. She has skills in events management, Team formation, volunteer management and educational planning. Faith Ene Ejih holds a B.Sc. In Biochemistry, and is currently doing her MBA in project management,in Bayero university, Kano state.