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 Projects 2019 features all the nominated entries submitted ‘Submit your Project’ category. All the entries consist of innovative projects run by existing enterprises in the form of businesses, NGOs or informal programs.

Zero unemployment

Your title/position Executive Secretary and IT Manager
Type of Enterprise non-profit organization
Year the ngo or company was founded 2017
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Explain your project in details:

In Congo, young people aged between 20 and 35 years old represent 71% of the population. However, 60% of them who are former and recent graduates are also unemployed because each year there are nearly 15,000 young people who graduate from institutions of higher education without any entrepreneurial mindset. Those young graduates do not have the skillsets, toolsets and mindset start and run their own businesses because our educational system that trains people to seek for jobs instead of creating their own jobs. Unfortunately, most of the companies no longet recruit recent graduates because of a financial crisis that the country has been facing since 2016. As a result, the rate of youth unemployment raised and that led to juvenile delinquency and many young people migrated towards developed countries to seek for jobs. So, we implemented a local NGO which aims at reducing the gap of youth unemployment by training and equipping young people with the practical skills and tools they need in leadership, business and entrepreneurship.Our initiative brings 3 solutions which contribute to the uniqueness in comnating youth unemployment through the following areas and activities:- Capacity building: we empower young people with information and skills (leadership, business and entrepreneurial skills) in turning their ideas into businesses through funding promising business ideas;- Networking and collaboration: we strengthen learning and collaboration amongst young people attending our training programs by buidling new connections between participants;- Partnership: we link our alumni to local partner organizations in order to practice what has been taught during the training programs.

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Impact of your enterprise on sustainable development

Youth unemployment is a serious societal issue in my country, so through our initiative we have empowered more than 1,000 young people with skills to create their own small businesses and become financially independent (60% of them run their own businesses and are financially independent) since 2017. Thereafter, they offered jobs to other young people and involved in boosting and diversifying the economy of Congo which is mainly based on the oil industry. Through this initiative, we are helping the country to prevent juvenile delinquency and reduce the number of young people migrating towards developed countries to seek for jobs, hence addressing Sustainable Development Goal number 8 (Decent work and economic growth).

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Sustainability and future plans

Our business model is very simple : we deliver high quality professional training sessions from the FranklinCovey organization to local enterprises and corporates, and the money generated by those training sessions enables us to finance the different activities of our non governmental organization. We would like to implement an incubation center for young entrepreneurs residing in Congo, and empower ten thousand young people.Our organization would like also to expand its activities in other geographical areas (DRC and Gabon) outside Congo.

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Your profile as an entrepreneur

Gimnez is a result-oriented and visionary entrepreneur who has over 4 years of experience. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Management from the Marien Ngouabi University in Congo. Gimnez studied leadership, business and entrepreneurship at the YALI Regional Leadership Center in Nairobi. He also studied Social Entrepreneurship at African Changemakers Fellowship. His vision for Congo and Africa, determination and expertise helped him to contribute in his success. He volunteers as Executive Secretary and IT Manager for LEB Congo, a local NGO which aims at reducing the gap of youth unemployment. Gimnez won the 2017 Opportunity Desk Impact Challenge, a global competition which rewards the best social entrepreneurs for the impactful work they do in their communities throughout the world. He also contributed a lot for his organization to be recognized among the top 50 of organizations which promote entrepreneurship in Education by the "Teach a Man to Fish" Foundation.

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June 26, 2019 21:06

Hello,
I am here again to give you my complete encouragement and support to this brilliant idea of yours. Remember, nobody knows how hard your fight may be but never give up, mutual help is the key to succed in this competition. And as a leader, dare to tell your story to the world.

You can read my idea, High Thermal Insulation Perpend (HTIP) at https://www.entrepreneurship-campus.org/ideas/22/12724 and consider supporting my idea with comments and votes.

Best of luck to all of us.

Let me know if you have voted for me so I can vote for you again and again.
Thank you so much for your support.

June 26, 2019 16:22

Hello! Vote #131

Dream it. Believe it. Build it.
Let's continue supporting each other with votes and comments! =)

Ecological Community PopulAction
https://www.entrepreneurship-campus.org/ideas/22/13160/

Have a great day!

June 25, 2019 19:55

Hello! Vote #130

Dont stop when you are tired. Stop when you are done!

Lets continue supporting each other with votes and comments! =)

Ecological Community PopulAction:
https://www.entrepreneurship-campus.org/ideas/22/13160/

Have a great day!

June 25, 2019 12:38

Greetings!

It's refreshing to hear someone who are truly willing to end unemployment and try to empower the youth!
A question though, do you plan to teach IT skills to the youth? You know nowadays IT skills are in a rising need, such as graphic design, big data & data mining, etc. We can even try to freelance from anywhere with clients around the world. Good luck in the Best Project Competition 2019!

One of our core philosophy is that we believe that every ideas are valuable.
As a token of appreciation, we just voted for your idea #129. Do you know that we participate in the Best Idea Competition?
Let's support each other from now on! Wish the best for both of us :)

Check our idea here: https://www.entrepreneurship-campus.org/ideas/22/14628/
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June 24, 2019 09:43

Hello Leader,
I am here to give my full support and encouragement to this brilliant project of yours. Keep up the good work my friend. Never give up in your fight even if it seems hard.

Please take a look at my idea, High Thermal Insulation Perpend (HTIP) at https://www.entrepreneurship-campus.org/ideas/22/12724 and consider supporting my idea with comments and votes and I continue to support your project!
Thank you and best of luck to you and let's continue supporting each other.
Let me know if you have voted for me so I can vote for you again and again.

June 24, 2019 05:22

Hello! Vote #128
Nice to see your project in Entrepreneurship Campus community! Let's continue supporting each other with votes and comments! =)
My project is to facilitate reintegration of the vulnerable people into society, by encouraging entrepreneurship and job creation, through an Ecological Community.
https://www.entrepreneurship-campus.org/ideas/22/13160/
Have a great day!

June 23, 2019 15:00

Hello! Vote #127
Nice to see your project in Entrepreneurship Campus community! Let's continue supporting each other with votes and comments! =)
My project is to facilitate reintegration of the vulnerable people into society, by encouraging entrepreneurship and job creation, through an Ecological Community.
https://www.entrepreneurship-campus.org/ideas/22/13160/
Have a great day!

June 22, 2019 08:19

Good morning

Am back again. How are you finding time around the campus platform so far?

Lets keep supporting each other through teamwork. Have a great weekend..

Regards
MotherCare app
https://www.entrepreneurship-campus.org/ideas/22/14382/
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June 21, 2019 17:45

Hello
Your project is good. However, i think you still need to improve on your traction (impact of your enterprise on sustainability development); for any ongoing project, as Entrepreneurs; traction is like our success story and shows our progress and also has a positive impact on investors to be and we your clients / customers. Providing statistical evidence will be a good edge against selection criteria. Best of luck

MotherCare app
https://www.entrepreneurship-campus.org/ideas/22/14382/
(Best Ideas Category

June 20, 2019 17:41

Hello!! Vote #126

I hope your project is one of the finalists of "Best Projects 2019"

I count on your support for the Ecological Community PopulAction as one of the Best Ideas 2019!
https://www.entrepreneurship-campus.org/ideas/22/13160/

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

June 19, 2019 15:49

Hi dear, I wanted to pass by and see the wonderful work you are up to. keep up the work. when you have time please stop by my idea and take a look. thank you. https://www.entrepreneurship-campus.org/ideas/22/14316/

June 18, 2019 16:45

Hello

I have read through your idea and find it interesting. I am glad you are tackling the SDG goals and providing employment to the youth in your community. i wish you all the best and invite you to review my idea as well on the link below;
https://www.entrepreneurship-campus.org/ideas/22/14382/

Kind regards
MotherCare app
https://www.entrepreneurship-campus.org/ideas/22/14382/
(Best ideas Category)

June 16, 2019 08:00

Hi, I apologize, I have not been active on campus for some days now but am back now and will vote every idea that has left a comment or message for me if you have not done so, please check it out and leave a comment quickly to get two votes today thank you https://www.entrepreneurship-campus.org/ideas/22/14316/?
EKJ
edUnify

June 16, 2019 07:59

Hi, I apologize, I have not been active on campus for some days now but am back now and will vote every idea that has left a comment or message for me if you have not done so, please check it out and leave a comment quickly to get two votes today thank you https://www.entrepreneurship-campus.org/ideas/22/14316/?
EKJ
edUnify

June 14, 2019 11:57

Hi dear,
its another beautiful day of voting, I believe sustained efforts and your creativity will pay off, on and off this platform. keep doing what you do and all the best
EkJ-edUnify
https://www.entrepreneurship-campus.org/ideas/22/14316/

June 13, 2019 18:51

Hello

Well done and i wish you all the best in this competition and implementation of your project. Let continue supporting each other through votes and comments. You can read my idea too "Waste papers recycling to useful products' and support it with a vote and comment https://www.entrepreneurship-campus.org/members/tumainisimon/ideas/my-ideas/14251/

June 13, 2019 10:05

Good day to you. Am here again to support your idea. Together we can do it. Best wishes. To support me follow the link  https://www.entrepreneurship-campus.org/ideas/22/15265

Regards

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June 12, 2019 07:06

Hi dear, I am king James from the idea "edUnify under tourism", I want to solicit your support for my idea, and I guarantee you a vote back and comment if you vote and leave a comment on my idea. Thanks for your anticipated support and do have a great day. This is my link, https://www.entrepreneurship-campus.org/ideas/22/14316/

June 10, 2019 13:28

Hello

I have read through your idea. How do you plan to track trends in your market inorder to know your customer needs and apply those findings in your business?

With this information, i think you can always stay ahead of your competition and changing trends in the market.

Regards
Mother Care App
https://www.entrepreneurship-campus.org/ideas/22/14382/

June 9, 2019 16:13

Hello

I went through your project and found it great and deserve to support it
I voted for you and hope you go through my idea and support it with a comment and vote for it

Regards
Mother Care App
https://www.entrepreneurship-campus.org/ideas/22/14382/

June 9, 2019 13:45

Hi there, I have not seen your comments or votes on my idea today and i sincerely need your review please, i will appreciate it if you could take a quick look. thank you for your support. https://www.entrepreneurship-campus.org/ideas/22/14316/

June 8, 2019 12:22

Hello Gimnez
Good work you have been doing there! Zero employment can only achieved if we all think of job creation rather than job application. The youth want only white collar jobs yet it's the blue collar jobs that have moved the biggest economies in the world. Education should empower the you into self employment.
Your project is marvelous. What are your strengths? What are your selling points? Food for thought
Reach out to me kindly, read, vote and comment on my industry
Regards
Crochet Hub Africa
https://www.entrepreneurship-campus.org/ideas/24/13531

June 5, 2019 23:20

Hi, i believe we can help each other grow by commenting and voting one another, you have a fantastic idea and i will love to vote for you. Although i have exhausted my time today, i can vote tomorrow if you leave a comment on my idea and vote. Thank you https://www.entrepreneurship-campus.org/ideas/22/14316/

June 5, 2019 19:46

Hello

Congratulation nice project, well done and i wish you all the best.You can read my idea too "Waste papers recycling to useful products' and support it with a comment and vote https://www.entrepreneurship-campus.org/members/tumainisimon/ideas/my-ideas/14251/

June 3, 2019 08:03

Hi,
Your idea is great and I hope it has a great impact.

Lets Support each other. Can you please spare some time and vote for my idea STEP (Slums' Transformation & Empowering Population) in order to support slums and alleviate poverty.

Click on this link https://www.entrepreneurship-campus.org/ideas/22/14234/ to vote.

Thank You

Best Regards,
Haleema zia from Pakistan

June 1, 2019 18:07

I must say that I am Impressed! truly amazing the way how you plan to accomplish that.

If you may, please take a look at my ideia which is in the BEST IDEAS category.

https://www.entrepreneurship-campus.org/ideas/22/15064/

Let us make a difference in the world!

May 28, 2019 18:41

Great! Very interesting how you plan to enable youth in solving various social and economic problems through critical thinking, keep up.
I wish you success on your project, hope you will accomplish that.
If you may, please take a look at my ideia which is in the BEST IDEAS category.
https://www.entrepreneurship-campus.org/ideas/22/15064/
Thank you and wish you the best of luck!

May 28, 2019 16:53

Greetings,
Your project idea is so amazing!
I am so excited to share with you that my idea HERZ (Her Empowerment Race Zone) was accepted under the Best Ideas competition category. Please support me by reading, commenting and voting at https://www.entrepreneurship-campus.org/ideas/22/15089/
Best,
Natasha Sichula
HERZ CEO

May 27, 2019 15:11

Congratulations on your project, very nice initiative.
humanity is counting on you for change. Don't let go of the best is in front of you.
A lot of courage.

May 27, 2019 15:11

Congratulations on your project, very nice initiative.
humanity is counting on you for change. Don't let go of the best is in front of you.
A lot of courage.

May 23, 2019 12:20

Valery Ndayishimiye

May 21, 2019 17:27

Early empowerment is the way to go. I like this idea.

We sometimes tend to empower youth after they have had a long period of frustration due to unemployment, and it sometimes don't provide the expected results. Since you planned to do these programs at Universities, I see a great potential into it.

Divin BAHOUNA

May 17, 2019 01:21

We must have a strong, effective youth able to participate in the emergence of the country, without always expecting help from the authorities.
Any project that involves getting young people into financial independence deserves good support.
Today's youth is a pillar of the emergence of the of tomorrow's country.
I believe that thinking systems of youth de are can change as long as they are exposed in an environment where opportunities for change are raised ans support.
This ils the main reason of m'y support Howard this project.

Christ Rosmi

May 16, 2019 23:37

Young people must be motivate, because anybody whose motives are need and fear and greed should be treated carefully.just because i say you ought to blend in doesn't mean you have to give up your identity or become a clone or lose all sense of your individuality.Carrying out the rules requires strength of character, will power, determination, honesty, courage, experience, great talent, dedication, Drive, nerve and charisma.

May 16, 2019 16:31

Unemployment! This is one of the most challenging issue to all developing countries. However in your projects u highlighted that u will provide skills to the youth but you never mentioned some of the skills you will be providing to the youth. All I can request from you, plis try to show the skills you will be providing the youth. Then I assure you that this will be one of the most preferred and voted project. And thanks for the wonderful work you doing. At least I personally I have learnt something new that I can do for my fellow youth.

Agatha Ndonga

May 16, 2019 12:09

Unemployment or lack of a source of income is a big threat to security. This project is very useful as it is equipping youth to be self employed which will contribute to development and stability

Habib Toutou

May 16, 2019 08:17

Unemployment is the biggest plague that is destroying lives, namely young people's hopes in my country. That's we committed ourselves to fighting it by providing practical trainings in leadership, entre

Kaya Mberi Kamou

May 15, 2019 22:35

Th is an innovantive Project for young Congolese Who really need to be trained and have both skills and money necessary to finance theirs Project which will reduce the cycle of unemployment in Congo.