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.
Combat Illiteracy through Sustainable Energy
Explain your idea in details:
"Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world." (Nelson Mandela) Education is the key to achieve societies that are more peaceful, sustainable lives and financial stability. Unfortunately, illiteracy and precarious education data around the world is still very high. According to UNESCO Director-General Audrey Azoulay, 617 million children and adolescents worldwide are not acquiring minimal reading, writing and math skills. Now, 750 million young people and adults cannot read or write. Knowing this, our idea is to create a free digital platform where everyone can access basic math and grammar classes in their own language. This platform would be available on computers and mobile phones. Currently, about 3.9 billion people use the internet, representing more than half of the world's population. However, there are still many regions where technological growth is not as great as more developed countries, so we also have a proposal to raise funds through petitions and donations around the world to get power to those less developed places. Through these petitions, we can pressure governments to use cleaner, affordable energy for the entire population.
Expected impact of your idea on sustainable development
The main goal is to ensure a good education through a digital platform where everyone can have unlimited access. But we have an impasse, not all communities have energy, so our new goal is to bring sustainable energy to these places and then, make sure this population has a better quality of life and guarantee appropriate education for children, adolescents and adults.
Plans for implementation and sustainability
The adhesion of all is welcome.
Hello! My name is Leticia, I am 16 and I live in São Paulo, a big city in Brazil. I am in high school and one of the problems I would like to solve is precarious education. Everyone deserves the right to learn, the right to study.