The Youth Citizen Entrepreneurship Competition is an activity within the framework of the UNESCO Global Action Programme (GAP) on Education for Sustainable Development (ESD)

Best Ideas 2019 features all the nominated entries submitted under ‘Submit your Idea’ category. All the entries consist of innovative solutions or propositions for an enterprise that champions the Sustainable Development Goals. They can be on the conceptual, planning, or start-up stage.

Transform International.

Stage of Idea start-up stage
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Explain your idea in details:

Our main objective is to equip the average prisoner or exconvict with a livelyhood or employable skill. Our aim is to employ the use of productive labour as a tool to train and rehabilitate them back in to the society. To reduce youth unemployment by supporting them start life afresh after imprisonment. Activities: we intend to engage them in three main activities which include, TRAINING, SUPPORT, ADVOCACY. TRAINING: We intend to engage them in employable skill development training in order to give them a source of livelihood. Eg farming, masonry, capentary, Welding and fabrication, etc are all ventures we want to train them. SUPPORT: The challenge most inmates and exconvicfs face is how to start up. Because most of them come out 2ith no capital they find it difficult even if they have a livelihood skill or business to start. we intend to support them financially and logistically to establish their businesses or venture. ADVOCACY: The rights of both inmates and exconvicts are violated more often by the community and by even the laws of the country. Our aim is to advocate to influence policy and practices that support the vulnerable eg inmates and exconvicts. INNOVATION: Our innovation is the ability to adentify the existing challenges within and outside the prison system and finding pragmatic solutions to them. For instance there is over 14,000 prisoners across the country. All the food they eat I.e maize, gari, rice, groundnut, palmnut, are all bought from a contractor to feed them. Assuming we have a farm brigade couldn't that amount of Money been used to contract for food be used to pay them, thus providing them employment and revenue?. Our aim is to set up industries to deal with problems such as these.

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Expected impact of your idea on sustainable development

The expected impact on the sustainable development goals is to solve the problem of unemployment ,crime and recidivism in the society, while providing altinative livelihood opportunity for the youth. We seek to train the convicts and ex convict to equip them with employable skills to enhance the economic growth of the country. We also seek to engage them in contributing to nations development in the field of sanitation, agriculture and industry.

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Plans for implementation and sustainability

We intent to start with some of our clients in two regions and scale up as we progress. The idea is that we want to see visible improvements in their lives. We will collaborate with various government institutions, bodies and organisations to achieve this, I.e. prison service, ministry of agric,cotvet, rural enterprise, Legal aid,social welfare, media,chraj, national youth authority. For instance Government planting for food and jobs falls under our operation so we'll partner with them to get the support we need to achieve our goal of feeding the prisoners by themselves. The same will be done with the capacity training. Institutions like cotvet, rural enterprise etc readily comes to mind. I remember some inmates and exconvicts were enrolled and trained in welding and fabrication, mechanics etc. All the bodies listed above have roles to play in proper training, rehabilitation ,reintegration of prisoners and inmates. We intend to adopt and work closely with them (prisoners and exconvicts). The aim is to directly engage them in the ventures mentioned a forehand and fund them to start their own. Our team will also monitor their progress and intervene accordingly. This is a social enterprise, thus profit oriented. For example, apart from those in capacity training, all candidates who engage in farming, poultry, industry will be giving allowance from the sale of what they produce up till when they're ready to start by themselves.

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Your profile

my name is Ezekiel Azure. A graduate of Gifam Training Centre, under the department of Journalism and Media Studies. I am a Reporter, a producer, social entrepreneur, social activist, PRO and a motivational speaker. I'm motivated by the challenges around us and the resilience and persistence of the youth in working for change. I've worked with various media houses such as Kesmi FM and radio Amana both in Tamale Ghana. In my field of work I've come close to prisoners and exconvicts and have an insight to their plight. I am resilient, persistent and passionate in solving social issues.

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June 17, 2019 20:51

Hi, Ezekiel,

You have a very good idea and I am here to support you by voting as No. 6. It is a good thing to know that you are supporting the ex-convicts by training and incorporating them back in society with the needed skills to make them gainfully employed in the long run. For me, that is what awesome means.

You can visit my idea too by extending the love by voting and commenting on my project too through the link below.


Let us continue to support each other until the very end!

June 16, 2019 08:19

Hi, I apologize, I have not been active on campus for some days now but am back now and will vote every idea that has left a comment or message for me if you have not done so, please check it out and leave a comment quickly to get two votes today thank you

June 15, 2019 11:01

vote 5

TODAY IS ANOTHER DAY to support on this amazing opinion lets make a change that will benefit the entire world . all the best

kindly let continue with the support


June 14, 2019 12:21

Hi dear,
its another beautiful day of voting, I believe sustained efforts and your creativity will pay off, on and off this platform. keep doing what you do and all the best

June 13, 2019 23:24

I am here again to support on this amazing opinion lets make a change that will benefit the entire world . all the best

kindly let continue with the support

June 13, 2019 23:24

I am here again to support on this amazing opinion lets make a change that will benefit the entire world . all the best

kindly let continue with the support

June 13, 2019 20:00


Well done and i wish you all the best in this competition and implementation of your idea. Let continue supporting each other through votes and comments. You can read my idea too "Waste papers recycling to useful products' and support it with a vote and comment

June 10, 2019 22:31

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June 9, 2019 23:27

Your idea has the potential to change the world as we know it. keep working on it, comment on my idea and i will be sure to vote you tomorrow, well done

June 5, 2019 21:52


Your idea is wonderful, well done and i wish you all the best.You can read my idea too "Waste papers recycling to useful products' and support it with a comment and vote

June 4, 2019 00:22

You have my vote!! I am Impressed!!! truly amazing the way how you plan to solve social and economic problems through critical thinking, keep up.

If you may, please take a look at my ideia which is in the BEST IDEAS category.

Let us make a difference in the world!

June 3, 2019 18:25

It's a beautiful day to vote, since it's a a new week, plus i will vote for your idea, kindly vote mine on your next activation. if you vote mine, kidly drrop a comment and ill make sure to vote you too. Thank you.

May 29, 2019 07:30


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Your project idea is amazing :)

We're so excited to have been nominated under the youth best ideas competition category. Kindly show your support by reading commenting and voting for us at

Thank you,
Natasha Sichula

May 26, 2019 20:49

Hello Ezekiel you have a great vision
I reckon you to keep it up
You have really done a great job
Your project will improve as long as God is on your side
Please vote for me as well

May 23, 2019 12:46

I love your idea and its impact on society! I would appreciate it if you could vote and comment on my idea as well!

May 23, 2019 12:44

I love your idea and its impact on society! I would appreciate it if you could vote and comment on my idea as well!