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.
Earth & Human/ Self - Sufficiency in Palestine
Explain your idea in details:
The main objective is to reach a high level of self- sufficiency in unreachable regions in Palestine and in the cities where their people dont believe on the fact of reaching this goal through agriculture field; this field is one of the most important fields that we want to reach, we want to make people consume from what they produce; to produce organic vegetables, to be able to produce vegetables even if they only have a balcony. In Palestine we are occupied by the Israeli occupation, they take 85% from our water sources and they divide 15% on us. Some villages for them water service is not available for one month or two so they have to learn how to save water in a wise way in compare with Israeli people who have water 24/7. So we want to approach this field to teach people ways or techniques to reduce water usage, to take advantage of rains to save water with the help of our Palestinian expertise. We want to help people who need medical awareness in provide them workshops in first aids as well as help in providing them small bags that includes all the tools or main things for any situation they get to face. The help we want to provide for any village, area, town or city will be under a plan that will not have and ending date, it will continue to develop and be sustainable where everyone will learn, get more knowledge, apply it and share it.
Expected impact of your idea on sustainable development
As many studies and researches showed that pesticide has long impact on peoples life and health, me and my team want to stop using these chemicals by farmers who aim to produce more quantity of vegetables, or to make them shine more or to have bigger sizes than normal. We want to make people return to their lands, produce in a healthy ways. If they have farms to make it agro ecological farm, if they dont have big farms or lands to make part of their garden to produces their own food, if they only have a balcony to teach them what to produces and how to take care of that. This will make people learn to eat healthy which means reducing the number of illness and sickness and medicine usage. Also will make them save money on buying food from outside and they will consume something they trust because they planted by themselves which means leading to save their money for other areas or for their kids education. We want to reduce the level of ignorance; for example some towns in Palestine suffer from poverty they have no enough money to send their kids to school which make children skip classes and school. Our plan is to reach these kids and show them some role models to talk about their success that came buy following their dreams and keep studying to reach their ambitions to make them willing to study and be someone with a movement called: Be a VIP and also talk to parents on how important is to keep supporting their kids to study. And all that still part of a lot of plans we have to make our land better place to live and to build for the following generations
Plans for implementation and sustainability
- for the plans of supporting the families in the unreachable places with medical packages, food packages, school or toys packages we will touch our own people in the cities to donate and support, we will send proposal for some embassies who have their own way to help this type of projects, ask some donation from big toys stores, big restaurants, big companies. We are in contact with a lot of Palestinian who live under the Israeli government who support with money and cloth for people in need so we will be that connection between the donators and the families. - for workshops we will bring our expertise for example : Saad Dagher is an expert in agro-ecology term and water issues, Sohaib Samara is an expert in first aids, Jamal Qatamesh expert in eating healthy, Abeer abufallah a dentist who volunteers for dental issues and so many more. Some of them are volunteers and some will be paid from the funds we will work to get from different parties.
My name is Mariam Younis in my ID, but know more in my city as Mariam Dagher long story will tell you when we meet ; I am 28 years old, born in Bolivia at oct 1, 1991 and raised in Palestine, I speak 3 languages: Arabic, English & Spanish. I have studied at the university English Literature and Language. I have done a lot of volunteer work during my bachelor study in helping people in need, Volunteering in (From a family to a family) campaign for contributions to the people of Gaza after the aggressive bombing, help the Palestinian refugees in al-yarmouk refugee camp in Syria providing them with their basic needs. My parents always taught me how to depend on myself to reach my goal but some people didnt get that support, some people were not strong enough to get what they want and that affected their way in raising their children but always my family where helpful and supportive for those people. And my father keeps repeating this phrase: teaching someone who to fish is better than feed him a fish and thats why he believes on spread awareness is better than just give donations to people. And that what gave me this idea of helping in give donations but also teach people how to sustain for a better results and be role models for their own families.