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.
DIGITAL PISARAL (Pisara+Aral)
Explain your idea in details:
Digital Literacy and English proficiency in the Philippines has declined throughout the past decade with the advent of other technological advancements. The DEPED is finding avenues to be with the globalization trend for students to be fluent in the language. 52% of students are suffering from English anxiety and this idea wants to boost their confidence and build a student-centered academic arena.
Expected impact of your idea on sustainable development
DIGITALPISARAL expects in the first year of implementation, demand will be high as it is a mobile application and classroom. This will psychologically have advantages like increase self-esteem of each student in learning subjects like Math and English. A physical outcome is that projected in 1-2 years span of time, they can be moderate speakers and listeners.
Plans for implementation and sustainability
On the first year of implementation, the budget will be fully-funded (100%) until the succeeding years it will be partnered to established organizations, firms, or parties. This will be in align with computer-aided English classes, math classes and cooperative learning promoting the culture of critical thinking.
James Cerrero is a 17-year old BS Accountancy student. He was first exposed to politics and economy. He has been a writer for History of Royal Women, Royal Writers, Oxford Writers House, Society of Authors and Cambridge Writers.He broadened his knowledge as an entrepreneur and leader through his participation as a National Youth Congress delegate and quiz bee finalist which was held at the University of the Philippines, he was exposed to key issues on the countrys economy with other young scholars across the country. He was really passionate in fighting health problems so he began an investigatory project entitled Bridges and Social Constraints of the Picture Exchange Communication System towards People with Autism focusing on people with Autism Spectrum Disorder and improving their communication. He designed the PPECS application into an open way how it can help improve interactive communication whereas he launched his own prototype in play store. In his final year in High School, he generated a capstone project and it is the OMG Drinks which can solve health-related issues such as hypertension, diabetes, and obesity. As a youth representative, he was nominated in various prestigious international awards such as CSR Youth Awards, International Service-Learning Practitioner Award, Nobel Peace Prize, and Global Youth Awards.Currently, he is a member of the International Youth Council and the World Youth Asia Alliance and he is publishing his research materials entitled Contemporary Analysis of the Role the Philippine Government in Economic Growth which was submitted to University of Oxford and Cambridge University and accepted in the 2018 international research symposium at Prague, Czech Republic. Also, Shaping the World of Obesity: A Living Psychological Enemy which was submitted to Harvard. He is also doing his short film and other product endorsements. Reaching for the DIANA 2019 nomination.