The Youth Citizen Entrepreneurship Competition is an activity within the framework of the UNESCO Global Action Programme (GAP) on Education for Sustainable Development (ESD)

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.

Mlare Park

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Explain your idea in details:

The park will be located in Mitundu, Lilongwe along the Mlare dam. The premises of the park will comprise of a big yard for picnics ,camping, restaurant and washroom facilities. The park will provide a safe and relaxing environment for all age groups providing them with spectacular view of the dam and amazing sunset's.The park will bring development to the Mlare community as it will host local and international tourists and in return maximize our returns. The park will provide a safe and relaxing environment with the following services. Accommodation though Camping and Chalets, Hosting social events such as Picnics,weddings,Sports and birthdays, a full time restaurant for light meals and snacks, we will also have activities for the tourists such as Hiking,Fishing,bike ride,Canoeing, Sunset watching and yoga. Our objective is to build a safe and relaxing park that will cater for all ages and will contribute a positive change to the community. Our goals include:1. A 20% market share in our first year. 2. An modest increase in our gross margins within the second year of operation. 3. An increase in our market share by a minimum of 10% for each of our first five years. Currently, there are no quality camping parks in Lilongwe, or the surrounding areas. The company believes that by entering the marketplace first and by establishing quality facilities, it will become, and remain, one of the best camping park's. Our fundamental objective is to realize how we impact the community that we do business in, knowing that we will stand the test of time if the local residents approve and support our park. We are planning to do this by being creative and innovative for example our restaurant and chalets will be made from bus frames just to be different and exciting.

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Expected impact of your idea on sustainable development

Tourism can be a powerful tool for community development and reducing inequalities if it engages local populations and all key stakeholders in its development. Our fundamental objective is to ensure that we impact the community sorrounding the Mlare nature camping park. This aspect is important to the business because the local residents need to approve and support the park. The growing influence of the tourism sector as an economic powerhouse and its potential as a tool for development are irrefutable, through job creation the park will contribute to the eradication of poverty by employing the locals and also supporting local businesses. Tourism development relies on good public and private supplied infrastructure. To create an innovative environment, the Mlare nature camping park will incentivize the local government to upgrade the infrastructures such as roads, electricity, telephone lines and public transport networks. This will improve the quality of life for the residents and create easy access for the clients . Mlare nature camping park will participate in agro-tourism by promoting local farmers in producing quality products which can be sold at the park or the nearest trading centre's where tourist can purchase. We will also have farm tours where tourist will be able to appreciate our traditional agricultural activities. To evaluate these golas we will work hand in hand with the community especially the youth and women by involving them in developing the community.

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Plans for implementation and sustainability

Mlare Nature camping park business will be strategically located along Mlare Dam. This will be considered as a marketing strategy because of the scenery and the number of activities that we will be able to offer and stand out from our competitors. The nature camping park will offer accommodation through chalets and camping tents, tourist activities such hiking, canoeing, cycling ,yoga and many more , hosting social events ie weddings, picnics, and restaurant for light meals and beverages. These tailor made services will maximise our revenue and in return we provide good services. There are a no quality nature camping parks in Lilongwe city. The company believes that by entering the market place first and by establishing quality facilities and activities, Mlare nature camping park will become and remain a strong competitor in the camping business in Lilongwe City and surrounding areas. Our target market are the local and international tourists of all economic statuses, but we will specifically target the millennials (18-35) as they represent a higher percentage of explorers. The millennials are spontaneous and very active on social media channels and that way they will end up promoting our business. Mlare Nature camping park will also be marketed through various platforms such as direct agents, online, social and print media and also through fellow operators in the tourism industry to widen its visibility. Pricing of our products and services will be done in way that we appear more competitive on the market by considering all economic classes of our customers. We will also be having special rates during the off peak season to increase our occupancy rate. This business is at planning stage and the constructions on the site are expected to start as soon as investors have been identified. Therefore, the business seeks funding.

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Your profile

I am spirit driven , hardworking and also a goalgetter. I believe in working hard for something you have passion for for better results. My life changed when i was laid off after working for the bank for 5 years. The bank was merging with another entity and redundancies were made. This was a life changing moment as I experienced the challenges of being unemployed. This sparked a moment of growth as I started thinking about other ways of making money but also creating employment for other young people facing the same situation as me. This led me to use my lay-off payment to start business known as Mwala Cottage. I feel that my starting of this business is very important as it shows how young people should start taking charge of improving their situation and that of others. I am a holder of a Bachelors Degree in Social Science with a bias in Marketing Psychology and a minor in Human Resources Management attained from the University of Malawi , Chancellor College. I am a YALI Alumni with a certificate in Business and Entrepreneurship. I am a chairlady of Salima Tourism Association and the secretary of Sengabay Waste Management group. In 2018 Mwala cottage was recognised and was selected among other operators to attend a Tourism study tour in Germany. I am currently studying towards a Master of Science in Project Management. I have 5 years frontline banking experience having worked for 2 of the largest banks in Malawi. This experience has helped me to gather knowledge in Client Management and to appreciate the importance of customer service. I have gathered vast experience in the field over the time in running Mwala Cottage and i will be able to bring the Mlare park vision alive.

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August 21, 2019 15:38

The ability to execute is the difference between success and failure.

you have a great idea, I'm really proud to be with you in this competition.

August 20, 2019 19:35

I respect what you're trying to do, keep it up and I'll be supporting you everyday!! Good luck !!!!!!!
all the love from Palestine
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August 19, 2019 16:53

There will be good times, there will be bad times. In either case, you will need to find a healthy way to deal with both in order to succeed.
I'm really proud to be with you in this competition. <<< "Car self-charging"

August 19, 2019 10:35

Good morning

My quote for the day: "You are capable of more than you know. Choose a goal that seems right for you and strive to be the best, however hard the path. Aim high."

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August 19, 2019 08:54

I respect what you're trying to do, keep it up and I'll be supporting you everyday!! Good luck !!!!!!!
all the love from Palestine
Check my ideas out
Glove-y :
Yalla Tour

August 18, 2019 22:54

Hello friend!

Do what makes your soul shine!
The best view comes after the hardest climb.
Two weeks left.

I voted for your project, I hope to count on your vote as well.

Support me at:

Have a lovely sunday!


August 18, 2019 22:39

I respect what you're trying to do, keep it up and I'll be supporting you everyday!! Good luck !!!!!!!
all the love from Palestine
Check my ideas out
Glove-y :
Yalla Tour

August 18, 2019 22:29

For the past 10 years I have been longing to own a restaurant,the thought of being a restaurant owner always dropped in my mind anytime I enter a restaurant to eat.I love this passionately as food is the engine of life.

In 2018,I finally implemented this dream and I started by delivering a plate of Ofada Rice to a colleague at the rate of #500.

I decided to kill my doubts,I encouraged myself to start with what I have from where I was.I refused getting paid once in a month and since then my restaurant business has been waxing stronger.

You too can overcome your fears today,you can still be the WINNER you were born to be.

August 18, 2019 16:30

The circular economy needs joint efforts by entrepreneurs, researchers, industries, users, government, the civil society, lawmakers, but most all it needs innovation. You can promote much-needed change in your society if you learn how to think innovatively. As entrepreneur lets work together to achieve this

August 18, 2019 10:40

When I was in third grade, we had a mandatory environmental Science class. The only thing i remember from that class, was when our teacher told us, 8 years olds, that the water table was falling by almost 2 feet ever year and Lake Victoria as drying up as the water levels were reducing significantly. For me, this fact suddenly converted this abstract idea of sustainable development into a very real problem that has affected many communities and people.

At what point in life did you get to know about sustainability?


August 18, 2019 10:31

We have to go with plan B.

Some of our friends told us that they can't use the link that I sent to them. So the other option for entering our business Slack group is that you left your email address in the comment's part of my idea, and I can invite you to the group via your gmail. I hope everyone that didn't join yet, consider collaborating with lots of people in this campus.

Niky Anique

August 17, 2019 18:07

Hello Everyone,

I want to tell you that as people in our Whatsapp group asked us to create a business group as well. we made a Slack group with this ID:

people will add their career in this group and you can reach them more easily, more sustainable and more efficient. Hope to see you there.

Niky Anique

August 17, 2019 10:47


Talent is cheaper than table salt. What separates the talented individual from the successful one is a lot of hard work.
- Stephen King

Support me at:

Have a great weekend!


August 17, 2019 10:06

I respect what you're trying to do, keep it up and I'll be supporting you everyday!! Good luck !!!!!!!
all the love from Palestine
Check my ideas out
Glove-y :
Yalla Tour

August 17, 2019 01:16

I respect what you're trying to do, keep it up and I'll be supporting you everyday!! Good luck !!!!!!!
all the love from Palestine
Check my ideas out
Glove-y :
Yalla Tour

August 16, 2019 21:37

Hey again,

Let's keep supporting each other by helping the ones who has less opportunity than the others, I want to introduce the third person who I want to assist with, Shwetha from India, she has an idea about reducing hunger, which is one of my intentions too. so let's bombardment her idea with suggestions and comments and votes as you wish, you can reach her at

thanks a lot
Niky Anique

August 16, 2019 14:21

Hey Guys,

Another campaign to make equal opportunity for everyone of us. This time I want to talk about Susmita who also has difficulties about working with site too. I want you to take a look at her link and do as much as you can to make equal situation for her too. she works on disability as a matter of how you look into it. here is the link

Thanks for staying in touch
Niky Anique

August 16, 2019 14:00


Its not enough to have a high impact programme if there's no effective strategy for sustaining the organisation financially. And neither is it enough to be financially stable: we build our organisations for impact not for financial stability. #letsbesustainable

August 16, 2019 12:21

Hello everyone,
Recently in the group that we made, I found out that some of our campus members, don't have good facilities to work properly on their idea/project like good internet connection, and that really bothered me because I think this platform is made to help us all and this is unfair if any of us stay behind just because lack of good internet connection. So this time I am promoting one of our campus member name Alexo and his link, and I ask you to do anything that you can to make this platform equal for him too.

Niky Anique

August 15, 2019 17:06

Thank you so much for your efforts and for coming up with such an interesting idea!!!!!
Keep it up we're getting there
all the love from Palestine
Glove-y :
Yalla Tour

August 15, 2019 16:45

8 Habits for Success:

1) Read everyday
2) Focus on high-level tasks
3) Make your health a priority
4) Learn from people you admire
5) Plan your day the night before
6) Keep your goals in front of you
7) Take action, even when it's scary
8) Have a powerful & inspiring "Why"
----Adapted from Time Book Life + The Grow Prosper.

I have done my daily duty as usual by voting for your idea/project. Remember to support me too via the URL below.


Your Support Matters!

August 15, 2019 12:56

Even if we don't win this competition, our idea already expended in many demonstration and the good News is, this competition was our big shout to introduce ourselves world wildly. please keep supporting us, as you did until now, we are still doing the same. you can reach us at Together we can conquer borders.

Niky Anique

August 15, 2019 09:47


You have a great initiative that has all the potential to reach great heights never let yourself down because of competition and try your level best in all the obstacles that you would face while getting this idea/project into existence/ expansion. Myself being a contestant and a fellow budding entrepreneur, wholeheartedly feel such idea should be available to all the people across various countries and i would like to be one of those privileged people to support it.

August 15, 2019 05:57

Here is my early vote

I am here another day to give my support for your great idea let's keep helping each other. support my idea at

August 14, 2019 23:31

Coming up with ideas to help the world is such a noble thing to do, thank you so much for your efforts, keep it up!
all the love from Palestine
Check my ideas out
Glove-y :
Yalla Tour

August 14, 2019 22:10

Hello!!! #DailySupport

Look for something positive in every day, even if some days you have to look a little harder.
We are almost there! Only 17 days left...

Just to let you know that i just voted your idea again.

You're welcome to vote and comment on my idea as well at:

My project is to facilitate reintegration of the vulnerable people into society, by encouraging entrepreneurship and job creation, through an Ecological Community.

Let's continue supporting each other!

August 14, 2019 22:05

Hello Guys,

we just achieve a new level of friendship with many other contestant in the campus. We are going to show our cities to each other right after campus, with the algorithm of Weview. you can join us, and know a lot more about other places in the world. Check us out on We welcome comments and votes as well.

Niky Anique

August 14, 2019 10:12

Tradition means giving votes to the most obscure of all classes, our ancestors. It is the democracy of the dead. chack out my idea to know more about my culture

I voted for you

August 14, 2019 08:13

Good morning.
I noticed i have never personally engaged with you. with only a few days left to the end of this, i am here to support you and look forward to your support it as well as personal engagement on my page.

VOTE: 68


August 13, 2019 22:15

Mlare park will develop and positive effect the tourism sector of the economy this because people will come in and revenue flow is boom tourism also bring in Social economical stability,GEOGRAPHICAL beautification so Society will be safe for all to live in nice work I commended yoi idea.

August 13, 2019 20:57

Fear is a natural occurrence. You shouldn't be afraid of failures but fear that you are exactly where you are last year and yesterday. With only 18 days left in these competitions, now is the appropriate time to move your blue bar and accumulate more votes. For me, you have my endless support until August 31st.


#vote 67

August 13, 2019 17:30

Hey people,

Do you believe that only in 24 hours the number of our Whatsapp group become more than 50 person?

Don't miss this opportunity, join us at

Niky Anique

August 13, 2019 13:44

"Anyone can be anything!"

This is the phrase that everyone use about America. But with Weview, even all of us who does not live in America, can have the same opportunity to be anything we wish. We could be our own buss and our own manager, who tell how much money come to our pocket.

Stay in touch at

Niky Anique

August 13, 2019 08:24

As leaders we need to shift focus away from our own success, to making an investment in developing others. I measure my own success as a leader by how well the people who work for me succeed. How do you measure your success as a leader?


August 12, 2019 19:47

Hello everyone,

By now we are 14 participates in the Whatsapp group and we are going to have very active and functional plans. I invite you to join this group again, so the fun that we are going to have, increase more. This is the link of the group again as @Shailly created and share it before.

Wait to see you all that did't join yet.

Niky Anique

August 12, 2019 16:34

Hello friend,
We have made a whatsapp group so that all the campus friends stay connected even after the competition.
If you are interested to join, you can join via this link;
Kind regards,

August 12, 2019 13:27

Have you ever seen a video of nature on Quartercoopter and think, you wanted to see more? Well we offer rare view of nature in anywhere from Quartecoopter view for anyone. Many things aren't impossible anymore by Weview. Please keep supporting us at

Niky Anique

August 12, 2019 02:15

Let us all support @Shaily with the big, good ana exciting News that she share with us. If you didn't get her comment, wait for it and if you did, join our family.

Niky Anique

August 11, 2019 20:33

We talk about ourselves, our idea and project and our intention for future a lot, but we barely talk about the campos that gave us the opportunity that no one else does. I believe that many people got together to bring this platform to live that WE can use it. Many competition put judges at the beginning and there will be no room for us to try, but this campus let us try our best and then judge us. This time, I want you all to think about it again as I did, and let's thanks all the people who are working to help us improve.

Niky Anique

August 11, 2019 18:31

If you succeed people will know your name, if you do not you will become statistical data and That is s not that bad. You and other people will learn what not to do or how to do it in a different way. I am here to remind you that you should never give up your journey of entrepreneur, I am also inviting you to read my idea that is promoting SDG 18: Tourism and promoting culture and heritage in Namibia

kindly support my idea on the link below

Naemi Likius

August 11, 2019 11:34

If you have difficulties on following me, you can give me your Instagram ID or phone number, and after the campus we can share our culture and touristic places with each other, with the idea of weview app. I hope I can hear from you soon. But don't forget that you can still vote for me or comment on my idea at

Niky Anique

August 10, 2019 19:16

Please follow @weview_app on Instagram, therefore we can be in touch even after the competition, my intention is to show you my city and my culture via my idea and see yours too. This is the link of our Instagram page:

You can also still talk to me via comment or vote for me if you still think my idea will do good, just by clicking on my name.

Niky Anique

August 9, 2019 21:18

Frederick Flach, doctor, psychiatrist and American author, emphasizes that the creative act is not something that comes out of nowhere; instead, it reorganizes existing facts, ideas and systems, Go to the top, I vote for your advancement in the contest, go to the top

Go to my idea for support me

August 9, 2019 19:25

The benefits of sending comments for each other, is not only for improving your blue bar. It also helps you to know people who have same intentions as you and collaborate with them. You can do the same with me too. You can see my idea as well at

Niky Anique

August 8, 2019 23:31

Now we are ready to take off!

I'm here today not to promote my page or ask you to vote for me or comment on my idea, I finally run the Instagram page of Weview and I add a video about my idea, which explain my idea in Persian, but as you know my idea, you can enjoy the video itself. you can also link your idea's page to my comments that My people can see you too and vote for you too, If you see my page and my posts cool and fun ( Pictures has caption in English too), you can like, follow or suggest me to other people. you can see my page in my link. Thanks for coming this far.

Niky Anique

August 8, 2019 23:31

Now we are ready to take off!

I'm here today not to promote my page or ask you to vote for me or comment on my idea, I finally run the Instagram page of Weview and I add a video about my idea, which explain my idea in Persian, but as you know my idea, you can enjoy the video itself. you can also link your idea's page to my comments that My people can see you too and vote for you too, If you see my page and my posts cool and fun ( Pictures has caption in English too), you can like, follow or suggest me to other people. you can see my page in my link. Thanks for coming this far.

Niky Anique

August 8, 2019 09:43

Let's take a break,

I want to tell you a story of two frogs that was trying to jump up a hole, while many other frogs around them was shouting that they can't make it! As soon as one of frogs fell down many times and gave up, the other make it to the top, it appears that this frog was deaf!!!

So never listen to whose who say you can't make it. Visit usbat

Niky Anique

August 6, 2019 21:35

Success is not final; failure is not fatal: It is the courage to continue that counts." Am bringing you this quote to inform you that when you fail once does not mean you should give up that is not in the bloodstream of entrepreneur. I wish you all the best in this competition and kindly support my idea on the link below

Naemi Limits

August 6, 2019 20:53

Good evening

Did you know that women die as a result of complications during and following pregnancy and childbirth? Most of these complications develop during pregnancy and are preventable and treatable as long as mothers attend antenatal care and are able to freely consult with medical canters. What are your thoughts about my idea to solve this situation? See my idea Mothercare app from the link below;

August 6, 2019 17:42

Today is a very special day to me.

as long as I was late at entering the competition, from day one I put 12 hours a day to work on this. Today I'm going to make it 18 hours which includes doing online courses, reading blog, read the idea of 50 of you guys and comment specially for them and vote, and send a comment to all of you by an inspiration comment to support you all. I also start my Instagram page for my idea which I introduce you soon. thanks for having my back. Let's do everything together and go up to the moon and stars.

you can see, vote for and comment on my idea at, it will join the world together to conquer borders.

Niky Anique

August 6, 2019 15:53

Unconscious Bias is a huge topic and sometimes have been seldom neglected by Talent Acquisition Managers, Leaders and Managers alike, etc. Unconscious bias according to Gordon (2018) is the attitudes or stereotypes that can influence our views, actions, and our decision-making ability. This attitude ranges from the already being familiar with the organization, the management and the employees which create room for favouritism and cloud our judgment of making a reasoned decision. Learn more about how unconscious bias can affect you and your business and daily living from arriving at a reasoned decision here


August 6, 2019 13:44


Well done and thank you so much for your daily support lets continue supporting each other until the end of the competition, you can read my idea too "waste papers recycling to useful products" and support it with a vote and comment

August 6, 2019 11:37

Hello friend
Your idea is great for your area/country and it will help many once it gets implemented. What can be more beautiful gift to nature than giving her back her love in bits and pieces. In busy and hectic schedules of people much of which goes contributing pollution, gardens and parks will help people rejoice and rejuvenate to work more efficiently.
I truely appreciate your initiative to promote tourism and economy. I'm gonna support it.
So, I wish you all the best!
By the way, my idea is a lil similar to yours as it focuses on quality education and good health-well being.
It basically is about preventing potential crimes via life skills, anger management, meditation, self defence and sex education courses, to be taught in school as a necessary part of curriculum.
You can read my full idea and support it at the below link,
I'm sure you would like my idea once you read it.
I would highly welcome comments, suggestions and votes from you!
Happy Tuesday.

August 3, 2019 21:43

Hello my dear friend am here to offer my late support

I would want to tell you how lucky I have met you on this platform

kindly support my idea on the link below

Naemi likius
[email protected]

Carol Tendai Makoko

August 1, 2019 09:22

I vote for Ethel Matupa's Mlare Park idea!

Tourism is indeed a powerful tool for community development and it works to reduce inequalities if it engages local populations and all key stakeholders in its development.

You have done well with Mwala Cottage. And I hope to visit Mlare Park soon!

All the best Ethel

July 31, 2019 20:40

hello from Namibia.

Its very exciting and interest to learn about the world's different culture. Hey remember we are living in a global village. My Idea give it all about our Namibian culture in Southern Africa. follow the link below to vote for my idea and check out on our offer. follow us also on YouTube for more updates.


July 30, 2019 08:53


Tourism is such an underdeveloped industry in Malawi, both local and international, and I am so pleased to see that there are entrepreneurial persons like yourself changing this landscape and uplifting communities in the process.

All the best, I hope Mlare Park comes to Lilongwe.

July 29, 2019 18:50

Hi Ethel, fellow YALI Alumni,

This is an impressive idea that needs a lot of support. Your idea will boost the economic development of your country through sustainable tourism. Keep making the world a better and safe place for all to live in through your great idea. That is it, an idea is just an idea until it turns into a project. I wish you success in the implementation of your idea. Best wishes and welcome to the Entrepreneurship Campus. You can support me too by following the link below.


#vote 12

Tizgowere Msiska

July 29, 2019 16:55

This is an awesome idea for recreation and relaxation places. Malawi lacks more of these places and if this materializes, it will help alot of people to access recreation places. This idea needs to be supported.