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.
Business Proposal Funding Through Sports
Explain your idea in details:
The practice of sport is vital to the holistic development of young people, fostering their physical and emotional health and building valuable social connections. It offers opportunities for play and self-expression, beneficial especially for those young people with few other opportunities in their lives.Sport also provides healthy alternatives to harmful actions, such as drug abuse and involvement in crime.Sport is a significant economic force, providing employment and contributing to local development.The idea here is to bring together soccer clubs playing in the very lower amateur leagues(Clubs with no income at all),register them in the program.One major requirement for them to participate is to present a viable business proposal.We do viability check and approval on all the business proposals presented by all clubs before accepting their request for participation.We then organize an annual soccer tournament for all the clubs.All the teams that reach the quarterfinal get their business proposal funded and monitored by us.These businesses therefore become the source of income for these clubs and employees are the players registered by their respective clubs.All quarter-finalists are not allowed to participate in subsequent tournaments as long as their business proposals got funding from us.No established clubs will be allowed to participate in the program.The ultimate goal is to create employment for the youth,build social connections among the youths,reduce youth involvement in crime and drug abuse and create a career path and a platform for some of the youths to showcase their talent.
Expected impact of your idea on sustainable development
Sport has proven to be a cost-effective and flexible tool for promoting peace and development objectives.Target is therefore to be able to create employment and source of income to at least 8 clubs of 22 players annually for five years.We shall have monitoring and evaluation teams to monitor the progress and evaluate the performance of the 7 metrics of business success
Plans for implementation and sustainability
The model is to charge the clubs registration fees,partner with local sports organizations,Sports governing body and the ministry of sports and possibly donors who could be willing to fund the project for a given period of time.
I was born on the 23rd of March.1985(34 years old) in Kisumu,Kenya.I was once a soccer player though never went far with the soccer career.I got into project management ,in the course of execution of my duties as a project manager i do interact with many unemployed youths who possess all the requisite skills and education for employment but get consumed in illicit drugs due high unemployment level in my country.I therefore realized that through sports we can engage these youths at the same time create businesses to provide some income to them