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
Explain your project in details:
We found a low cost but powerful alternative to allow our pupils to practice their too theoretical courses: Touchpads/smartphones + computers + VR headsets + digital courses + mentoring. We will propose support service for pupils between 9th grade and 12th grade through digital courses and personalized mentoring with a strong emphasis on helping between students. We will select digital courses online and combine with mentoring all in a connected space. Our market: In the Centre’s Region of Cameroon there are: 354,697 pupils aged between 12 and 15, with 51% of Francophones and 49% of Anglophones. Other 281,59 pupils are aged between 16 and 18, with 42% of Francophones and 58% of Anglophones. Our first and foremost market is all French-language secondary school students in this Centre’s Region. This is a total population of 299,195 pupils. Our team: MBOUMBA BONG L.G. Founder & C.E.O at OASIS DIGITAL, student in Professional Master’s Degree, Industrial Engineering, Yaounde, Cameroun / SOL MARINA, CTO, Holds two Master's degrees in Modern Literature: Texas Tech University and University of Reims in France. Currently professor at Collège Sainte Marie Saint Victor, Epernay, France / Yves Cedric NTSAMA Head of Programs, Founder & CEO at Ecolia Lab, holder of a pre-doctoral degree in research for digital education obtained at the University of Lille, France. Main objectives: Launch our first OASIS CENTRE in September 2018 in partnership with Ecolia Labs, a Startup Incubator and Coworking Space; Raise $10,000 in funding for the enrollment of 2 mentors, the purshase of 10 VR headsets and the building of our pedagogical server; In 2019 - 2020, launch our two and fully autonomous OASIS CENTRE. In 2020: launch our OASIS CENTRE loans service to help underequiped schools to hold their own centre. Between 2021 - 2024 Launch 3 other OASIS CENTRE.
Impact of your enterprise on sustainable development
All the pupils subscribing to OASIS CENTRE will be assured of continuous access to quality interactive courses, on the same level and in order to reduce their gaps due to lack of computer rooms; A 10 to 15% increase in the overall average of pupils who attend OASIS CENTRE; Through the mixed student delegate system (one girl and one boy), we will enable girls to assert their leadership and strongly participate in OASIS CENTRE's activities and decision-making; Increasing the sense of well-being of pupils subscribing to OASIS CENTRE through the implementation of an innovative infrastructure. By 2020, students who subscribe to OASIS CENTRE will have all gained valuable knowledge about digital, computing, and technology in general, which will reduce gaps between them and others; The creation of a local technological ecosystem, thanks to the involvement of Cameroonian and africans startups at all levels of the project: touch tablets; digital educational content; electronic; internet and web.
Sustainability and future plans
Our business model is BtoB and BtoC. We target students in suburban areas and under-equipped schools. Between 2018 and 2020, we plan to install two new OASIS CENTERs in two suburban areas of Yaounde. For the pupils, to join the OASIS CENTER, his parents will have to pay a monthly fee of $ 10 / course, and he/she will be required to enroll at least 2 courses per month. Between 2020 and 2024 we plan to open 3 others OASIS CENTERs and at the same time launch our school loan service. The installation of OASIS CENTER equipment in a school will cost between $ 5,000 and $ 10,000 for capacities ranging from 10 to 25 workstations. The school wishing to equip itself with an OASIS CENTER will first have to pay 25% of the total investment and they will refund the 75% over 1 year or 2 years.
Your profile as an entrepreneur
My name is MBOUMBA BONG Lorentz Géraud and I am a 24 years old. I am from Cameroon, currently in first year Master's Degree at SIANTOU University Institute of Technology in Yaounde. I have a background of computer scientist and industrial engineering. For 3 years I was the Secretary General of the NGO AJECP Cameroon and I contribute to the success of a project of schooling 50 young children in distress in 2 foundations and orphanage of the cities of Yaounde and Soa. I was selected as a project manager by Ecolia Labs and currently I manage the program "Vacances Androïd" which consists in learning programming and coding to 20 young pupils aged between 7 to 17 years, during the summer holidays, with the API Scratch offline. In 2017, with the OASIS project, I won the first call for proposals entitled "Social Innovation and Decentralization" organized by the NGO SOS Group and the International Association of Francophone Mayors in Cameroon. The OASIS project is part of a frustration that I experienced. Having done all my education in Cameroon, I could see the shortcomings of our courses and our training. I quickly turned to digital content and saw their enormous potential.