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:
SELSDAM stands for sex education, life skills, self defence, anger management and meditation. My idea says to include SELSDAM in curriculum throughout the school years and beyond if possible. In SELSDAM, there can be a lot of interaction established between students and teachers so to avoid boredom. Not focusing much on theories and paper tests; there can be practical assignments (about topics such as time management, leadership, decision making etc.), case studies, psychological experiments, stories, dramas, videos and regular feedback of students. Meditation may be practiced with prayer for 20 minutes or so, sex education for 2-4 months or maybe as a compulsory subject installed in academics, self defence like every other sport twice/thrice in a week, anger management once everyday after numerous stressful classes and life skills as well as common virtues from all religions to avoid religious controversies. There will be a need for strict incorporation, management and control. With the help of law and other regulating bodies, schools can conduct this idea effectively. Another crucial thing includes a well formed team (virtually and physically) to take classes and sessions on SELSDAM. All experts and teachers from around the globe can join hands to reallocate themselves into different schools of target cities which are most deprived and need special attention. In rest places, this can take place online, via local teachers and via some special visits of professionals for additional lessons and checking. Overall objective is to promote peace; art of living life; good mental, physical and emotional health and to prevent potential crime rates etc. Crimes occur mainly because of immature acts, lack of self control and anger, unreal egoism, lack of love or support, reduced faith in religious things and negative thinking etc. My idea aims to solve all above problems intelligently and patiently.
Expected impact of your idea on sustainable development
We read about teen pregnancies, students attempting suicide, taking drugs, committing crimes and violence etc. cases in newspaper. My idea aims at exposing an in-depth thinking about handling critical real life issues where there may or may not be any support to students. This when included in school/university curriculum, can help students perform better with happy state of mind and help to manage their thoughts and emotions in life, not just feed them with bookish rules and knowledge (which is available on Google too). Even Buddha said, "Train your mind to be calm in every situation".True enough to be prevented from being a victim of flawful decision making and things on which we regret later. The art of living taught in life skills plays important role in one's success. Starting it with school students (who are like clay, easy to mould), they can learn worthy lessons of life at perfect age. Life skills and virtues tell us to remain miles away from greed, lust and anger. This is a fact because choosing any of them leads our way to crime and so forth hell. Today's youth is the future of tomorrow. What will happen to the sustainability goals when there will be inefficient people with weak decision making to handle them? Humanity may lose its roots in future if we don't manage to water it enough. This is a fact that commerce has taken precedence over humanity. We need to increase our bending towards betterment of mankind. It will have a societal impact in large for short and long term. It targets to cover all the schools in the world and in deprived areas the most. It strongly needs the help of law and educational institutions to come forward and support this idea with finances and strict incorporation (along with amendments if any).
Plans for implementation and sustainability
Major things include: #1. Cooperation of local schools with simultaneous legitimation via governments of every country after amendments (if any). #2. Sponsors for the idea #3. Company or enterprise with a team of professionals to provide online and offline assistance to the idea of SELSDAM to manage and control it and to reach the adverse regions of countries demanding special attention. #4. Financial help may be required from banks besides the company's stakeholders. #5. Business model can have a mix sort of many different components like franchise, e-commerce etc. but 'subscription' as well as 'freemium model' along with the above two, can be provided to general public (outside schools and universities, people who are interested to join). #6. Training of local mentors (providing SELSDAM to local schools of each country) by the enterprise/company professionals can also be ensured to bring timely the necessary changes. The syllabus or study material can also be set up (to be designed as per the school systems of different countries) by the enterprise to standardise most of the work throughout the globe. #7. Three modes namely, technology free, online learning and online-offline mode can be presented as a choice to users and schools.
I am 19 years old. I have earlier participated in 'Shark Tank of Wellness Global Student Competition'. I like working towards betterment of mankind and here I got a podium to share my thoughts and ideas as well as learn about great thoughts from campus members. I believe in the idea of simple living and high thinking. Thanks.