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.
Explain your idea in details:
About one billion people or 15% of the world's population experience some form of disabilities. Such perons experience adverse socioeconomic outcomes like;less education,poorer health,higher poverty rates.Disabled persons also have barriers to full socioeconomic inclusion such as;inaccessible physical environment and transportation,unavailability of assistive devices and technologies,non adaptive means of communication,discriminatory prejudice and stigma in society.The main priority/objective of this project is create awareness on discrimination of persons with disabilities in our society today and eradicate such discriminatory mentalities in the society about persons with disabilities. This eradication will be done through advocacy,changing people's minds on how they persive disability and let them know disability is not a choice anyone could be a victim at any point in time. These will be approached by visiting homes where disabled persons are found and educating the families on how they can handle such persons,educating families on meals to take during pregnancy and after birth because most disabilities are caused by malnutrition.
Expected impact of your idea on sustainable development
The main targets will be hospitals,educational sectors,the government in general and society at large. The risk of disability may be increased by high poverty rates hence malnutrition,inadequate access to education,healthcare,lack of safe water and sanitation.By providing adequate healthcare during and after pregnancy will go a long way reducing the number of disabilities,providing adequate education to the disabled persons(free education to all persons with disabilities) will help reduce poverty and unemployment rates of persons with disabilities,Government should place more emphasis on disability discrimination laws to protect persons with disabilities. These will be evacuated through agencies and right organizations advocating for the disabled persons.
Plans for implementation and sustainability
Organising conferences and workshops with persons with disabilities to educate them on their abilities as disabled persons,providing scholarships to persons with disabilities,volunteering help such persons discover their purpose. All these will be financed by applying for funds,friends of goodwill,family and government. Working with like mind persons and organizations will aid in succeeding in these,for collaboration is key to every leadership.
My name is Nkem menkoah Elvis Atemnkeng a young aspiring social entrepreneur from Cameroon who is so passionate advocating and working with the disabled persons and less privileged,I have 22years,the sixth child from a monogamous family of seven children,was born upright but after about five years suffered malfunctioning of both legs and left arm and couldn't walk but after a long struggle by parents had a surgery and can now walk. All these I went through motivated me as an handicap persosn and from a less privileged family to get up from slumber and speak for the disabled and less privileged persons because of the neglect and discriminations I passed through from primary school till present from friends and society at large and these helped me discover my purpose. I have always been very successful in almost all my endeavors because I'm intelligent,hard working and never gives up in life. Have been through leadership trainings online like the common purpose program and the MOGi global leadership training and have earned a badge and a certificate respectively from these leadership trainings,I hope to do more and impact my community with the knowledge gotten from these and why not impact lives on the global scale.