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.

Insightful Edutech

Your title/position Director/Lead Volunteer
Type of Enterprise non-profit organization
Year the ngo or company was founded 2018
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Explain your project in details:

Insightful Edutech (IED) is an innovative social enterprise that uses technology to help young people to identify and fulfill their career goals. One of the aims of this initiative is to help the high number of high school students in Nigeria who have completed their studies but still have no idea what they want to do with their lives. IED has taken a proactive approach to resolve this problem by creating an online platform including an internet website and a mobile application where young people can take fun and interactive psychometric tests that will match their skills, interests, strengths, passions, and expertise to the most suitable career options. The platform will recommend the OLevel subjects they should take to achieve their personal career goals and then direct them to Universities, Polytechnics, College of Education or Vocational Institutions that offer courses in their selected fields. It will also direct them to youth opportunities such as scholarships, fellowships, conferences, workshops, internships and other opportunities that are relevant to their career choice to help them to better achieve their career goals. The initiative is positioned to improve the way career services is delivered in schools, by using tools such as a Career Development Software (CDS), ongoing career development workshops, annual youth summit and access to career mentors.

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Impact of your enterprise on sustainable development

As a social enterprise which focused on helping youths identify and achieve their career goals, our sustainable development plans are being categorize into the following:1. Career-development: this is in a way of assisting youths to identify and fulfill their career goals using interactive technology and gaining access to online career mentors and academic opportunities2. Youth Opportunities: Also, to ensure that youth have access to the numerous opportunities for both locally and internationally ranging from development workshops to educational scholarships.3. Professional Development: And finally, to assist youth with gaining meaningful professional experience through internships and gaining access to employers and available jobs within their respective career fields.So far, we have recorded some achievements where we trained and impacted about 1000+ high school students and gave a scholarship to a number of students to learn ICT Entrepreneurial skills.In order to evaluate our success1. We shall establish a strong network of support with the main stakeholders within the education and telecommunications sectors in Nigeria.2. We shall establish a highly effective and competent team who will work on the research, development and launch of the online platform and Mobile Application.3. We shall create a network of successful individuals in various career fields who will act as career mentors to beneficiaries and users of the online platform and Mobile Application.4. Finally, we shall Identify potential social investors and partners that are able to contribute to the development and scalability of the initiative through financing

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Sustainability and future plans

To finance and sustain this initiative, we will apply for funding/grants from local and international agencies which provide seed capital for social enterprises. We will also seek investment from potential social investors and consider loans/equity investments where possible. Due to the social enterprise nature of the initiative, it should start generating revenues once the platform has been built and has been launched to our target market. This revenue will be used to finance the running cost of the business. However, Insightful Edutech is a fun and interactive career services online platform and mobile application that is very affordable, easily accessible and available to students at their fingertips. IED will generate revenue from Basic and Premium App subscriptions, Google Add-ons and In-App purchases, Software Licensing, and Advertisements.

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Your profile as an entrepreneur

Ephraim is a social entrepreneur; I was born in October 1990. I studied Communication and Language Arts from the prestigious University of Ibadan, Ibadan. I am passionate about youth and community development. My career was redirected when I was given the opportunity to work as an intern with one of the world largest Non-Governmental Organizations Junior Achievement Nigeria. As a young high school student, my aim then was to gain admission into the university to study International Relations. But as I started working with Junior Achievement Nigeria, I was made to understand that, there are different career paths. I joined the Program team who visited both private and public schools to teach extra-curricular activities, career decision making, and entrepreneurial skills. During that period, I had the opportunity to interact with some of the students most especially the SS3 students and they share with me their beautiful dreams but some were lost in our discussion and I was touched to impact them. As a young person who wants to make a different in his life, I am motivated to help young people in Nigeria who do not know what they want to do with their lives after leaving school to identify and pursue their career path, through the interactive online platform Insightful Edutech that provides career services and guidance by infusing technology to make a greater impact and help youth with their career choices on a global scale. I am very passionate about social entrepreneurship, quality education, peace, youth, and community development. I possess strong leadership, business, and people management skills resulting from both academic (recently I have completed an online course on Career Management, also had a certificate on Entrepreneurship and Innovative Management, Enterprise Development, and Goal Setting and Mind Reading) and professional experiences.

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Isaac Abutu

May 19, 2019 14:26

It is time to take the educational space of this country. The UNESCO reports had shwon that out of the 1.8billion total population of youths in the world, Nigeria has an outrageous number of 13.5million out of school students. And some of the youths are being confronted with rampant unemployment due to some misguided in their career selection, but this project "Insightful Edutech" will help resolve, redirect and reshape the way career counseling should be taught in school. Thanks to the initiator of this idea. I support them to be among the finalists because this project will help our students.

Okunade Richard

May 19, 2019 08:32

Insightful Edutech is the only platform,innovation that recons the lapses of educational sector and want to fix it by all means.. I really want everyone to support and appreciate this platform with our quota... God bless Insightful Edutech, God bless us and God bless Nigeria

Hope Mobee

May 18, 2019 10:10

Insightful Edutech is set to change the narrative as regards our failing educational system and most importantly to help our youths make the right career choices and live their dreams. I strongly believe that this project will improve the standard of education in Nigeria and help young people identify, live and fulfill their career goals. W.B Yeats said "education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire". Well done Ephraim, keep lighting the fire.

May 17, 2019 12:33

Insightful Edutech is a great innovation coming from Nigeria. This project is channel towards helping students
in choosing a right career path, it a positive way to go at this present time. Thumb up Ephraim Abutu.

May 17, 2019 10:59

Hi, I am impressed. Your project is a positive project that must be considered. I wish you all the best in this competition and I want to encourage you that irrespective of the outcome of the competition, keep pushing this project because it's a great project.

Marian Thomas

May 16, 2019 14:54

Insightful Eductech is an Eye Opener for young scholars, as they stand the chance of choosing their Career Objectives wisely, through the educative and innovative programs as well as inspirational talks set aside for student to benefit for a better future. Kudos to you Ephraim Abutu on this great job, more grace from above.

Oluwaseun Onadeko

May 16, 2019 14:11

Career is one of the most important thing once must make in life. And this has been the challenge be falling some students in my country. There are factors that can be labeled with this but I believe with this project, it will he an eye opener for the country and even Africa at large. However, there might be some negative facts this idea might have because majority of the students depend solely on their parents to make this decision for them. So the only advice I can give to the initiator of this project is to organise a career summit for parents and teachers and educate them on the importance. With all these, I believe this project will go a long way in changing the way career education are being taught in school. Thank you

Chidinma Nwaokolo

May 16, 2019 13:48

There's no other platform I know that can fix the Educational system in Nigeria and globally than Insightful Edutech.
I am glad we have such a platform that gives us hope for Nigeria and worth more,I can not wait for the lives that will be directly and indirectly affected by this awesome idea.
Ephraim,am glad that you and your team stepped out to do this and pray and hope you win this!

Okunade Aderoju

May 16, 2019 13:37

Our education sector has suffered lot of unfortunate issues during my high school year, I had the issue of selecting the right career and my parents helped me. But instead of doing what I had passion for, I end up fulfilling my parents choice. In my country, this has been the challenges of so many youths but with this project, I strongly believe there will be changes in career development and counseling. This is the time to give this project opportunity to make it a reality so that the future aspirations of our youths and dreams will be actualize. I support this project.

Ibitowa Jamal

May 16, 2019 10:37

This will improve the standard of education and give the youth more opportunity to explore more youth opportunities. I had known Ephraim for a while now and I strongly believe in him, so I wish and pray he will win this opportunity so that he can do more because I believe in his abilities. All the best guy...

Ariyo Shoneye

May 16, 2019 10:16

This is a great innovation and it's good for the Africa space to change their education system. With this project, I believe in the vision and I strongly believe that it will impact the youth of this contentinet in making the right career option. Kudos to the team behind this innovative ideas. Go for the gold guys.

Martins Nnebedum

May 15, 2019 22:24

At a time like this when many a youth lacks focus and direction, your team decided to embark on projects to help them (youths) discover their career paths. Kudos to you "Ephraim" and your team for a job well done.

Anthony

May 15, 2019 20:43

What a better way to reshape the future of our country by building the minds of the young ones.

Good job to the team for the values you are instilling in the young.

Please keep it up

Emerlinda

May 15, 2019 18:16

Thumb Up , still go ahead , hope that you will be on the first place , the only way to share your vision with your audience and share your passion like a candle fire, it lights up a neighbourhood but comes from a single candle , Good luck bro.

Chidimma favour

May 15, 2019 17:53

Wishing you all the best in your project,God gat your back dear,more grace, I want you to know that education is the key and helping youths identify and achieve their career goals is a very nice idea,may God continue to give you more wisdom,knowledge and understanding IJN Amen

TinaLoveFoundation

May 15, 2019 17:36

Everyone should please vote for Ephraim Abutu's project idea because he is innovative, dedicated and has been committed to sustainable ideas in education and technology. Thanks

Adeola Ogunkolade

May 15, 2019 17:12

I love the mission of insightful edutech. I believe it will help alot of youth make informed decisions about their career choices, which is very important because it can make or mar their beautiful future.

This project will make great impact in Africa

Marian Ebhojie

May 15, 2019 17:06

It is an educative program for the youth. It educate the youth in choice of career to be chosen and also giving them an opportunity to have mentorship interaction via technology.
This goes a long way informing the youth of what is of relevance in the society at large and also making them aware of the needful required from them.

May 15, 2019 11:25

I see this idea to be a good one for our educational system around the world. Most especially in Nigeria because a lot of students are always in the mercy of their parents or guardian making career decision for them and leaving them without any choice than to do what their passions, skills, or strengths really is but with this project, i believe the students will have the liberty to have an interactive session with a career counselor in order to make the right career choice and even find youth opportunities via the online link.