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:
The SKEDU idea focuses on two of the 17 sustainable development goal of UNESCO Global Action Programme (GAP). Education and Youth development is pivotal to this idea. Our aim is to see a Nigeria whose youth are skillfully equip with both developmental and leadership skills for social and economic growth. Objective: To reduce the rate of school dropout at the secondary level to minimum, To educate and enhance youths development through skill and leadership training. SKEDU also have an intervention program which have provision for the less privilege student who can't afford school fee, examination fee or textbooks and other educational materials. This intervention program also has book club created for student at different classes and age brackets. During the holiday we have a vacation school that is open for all students. The vacation school is a boot camp, where student to learn and to equip themselves with practical skills. Its objective is to engage participants with social skills and other activities that will help them improve academically and socially.
Expected impact of your idea on sustainable development
The expected impact of this idea is to build a generation of young Nigerians that are equipped and can influence positive change global growth. Targets Our main targets are youths and teenagers. Young people that falls between the age 15 -32. The program success is measured by number problems solved by participant after each vacation school. Also the number of persons we are about to reach out to in our student intervention program.
Plans for implementation and sustainability
The SKEDU center is a building space that contain a library which also serve as the book club meeting point. The center will also be carry out sensitization programs, organize debate and oversee health competition among students and schools. The vacation school is a holiday program for SKEDU center, it's a 3-4 weeks holiday program organized for young people. The vacation school is meant to help participants develop sense of purpose. Presently, we don't have a source of finance but we are working towards partnering with the state government.
I'm Kolade Orimolade, born and brought up Ondo State, south western Nigeria. I had my had university education at The Federal University of Technology, Akure, Ondo State. Where I studied Applied Geophysics. I later acquire some skills in Data Analysis, Critical and Creative thinking skills. I have served at various leadership capacity. My motivation is to see a Nigeria where youths are the forerunner of innovation and economy. I believe in team work and unity of purpose, with that trust me success in inevitable.