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.

Sunrise Tracking School Management System

Your title/position FOUNDER / CEO
Type of Enterprise registered company
Year the ngo or company was founded 2012
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School bus accidents and child abduction reports are now on the rise, one way that might help to avoid incidents such as these in the future is with Sunrise Tracking School Management System.With school bus tracking, both the parents and the school administration can see where the bus is at any given moment, track trip progress and get an estimate on when the bus will arrive at a bus stop.Such information can help with student safety from monitoring the speed of the school bus to tracking when and where a student gets on and off the bus.Student RFID who swipes while boarding or exiting the bus ensure his/her attendance with location updates real-time, guaranteeing peace of mind for parents and school authorities.Besides, it helps school system make most of route and fuel efficiency. School transport managers can optimize school bus schedules, and routes with pick-up/drop off points, track school bus location, and quickly act when notified (via instant alerts) on harsh driving such as speeding, accelerations, braking, etc., and accidents.It can also help pinpoint unsafe or borderline bus drivers. The school system can set up a notification system for a driver who exceeds the speed limit, brakes too hard, takes a corner too sharply or accelerates too quickly.Of course, there are times when a driver needs to brake suddenly or accelerate quickly, but this notifies the school system each time so that they can identify any problem drivers and replace them before a tragic accident occurs.Passengers and drivers could make use of panic button/SOS buzzer fitted in an easily approachable location (Vehicle dashboard, Luggage rail etc.) to notify office/control centers immediately on mishaps, accidents and other emergency circumstances. Once pressed, emergency/panic button initiates an alarm to the app users, helps them kick off recovery and emergency processes without delays.

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Impact of your enterprise on sustainable development

Goal 4: Quality Education:Theres nothing more uneasy than a parent knowing his/her kid did not reach home after school hours. It makes total sense to have GPS vehicle tracking systems installed in your school buses to ensure safety of students, coz thats when you add value to your educational services.Having the ability to track your school buses at any given moment means that you also have the ability to locate your driver and students more quickly.Save time, fuel & money with optimized routes: Organizing & scheduling school bus routes by including all bus stops in line helps you save fuel by a great deal. You could avoid wrong turns & traffic peak routes while scheduling, so the busses would never be late to reach school. Ensure student safety while pick up/drop off: Believe it or not, theres nothing more frustrating for the parents waiting to pick their kid @ bus stop realizes that he/she is not their on the bus. What if you could know that the kid has not boarded bus once it starts and take appropriate action immediately.Peace of mind for parents:With the number of child abduction & missing cases increasing day by day, offering increased student safety values to parents helps you take your school reputation to new heights.Goal 11: Sustainable Cities and CommunitiesAvoid child abduction incidents:Utilizing GPS tracking technology clubbed with RFID cards help keep your children safe. An advanced GPS tracking device can confirm whether a child has boarded & got off the wrong bus. Similarly, knowing their kid has boarded assigned bus & travelling to the right location, provides surety to parents that they are safe and in case of any unusual happenings (gets down at wrong stop, not boarded bus from school etc), parents receive immediate notifications.Evaluate driving pattern & reduce accident riskincities.

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Sustainability and future plans

Parents are highly interested to know whereabouts of their children. Equally schools management are responsible for the students once they board school bus and the entire time they are in school. Through our innovation,Sunrise Tracking School Management System we create a centralised database platform that is linked to all the buses for a particular school institution. The school management pays for hosting the servers and data storage. We also create parents mobile app accounts with details of their specific children equally the parents have to subscribe for the accounts on a term basis. Therefore our major revenues comes from subscriptions payment done by the school and parents. the devices remain to be our company property until end our or contract. We have had parents whose children finish a certain level of the school and they have to get our services for the next level in school hence enhancing our clientele base. My plan for future growth and development is to have my solution applied in all schools globally. This being an ICT innovation is easy for administration in any part of the world.I look forward for partners and grants awards to help me grow my innovation globally.

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Your profile as an entrepreneur

Kelvin Macharia Kuria is 28 years old young entrepreneur with over 7 years experience and expertise in innovative security business. Currently, Kelvin is the Founder and CEO of SUNRISE TRACKING, a company that offers authentic and innovative security solutions for both vehicles and buildings such as; car tracking products, fleet/fuel management system, CCTV surveillance and biometrics products. His main mandate is focusing on innovating, designing of security products and services as well as managing overall operation of Sunrise Tracking.Kelvin is an undergraduate Degree student pursuing Bachelors of Commerce from the University of Nairobi. He is a Global Scholar under (GSP-2011) in Entrepreneurship and Leadership from Africa Leadership Academy in South Africa. In 2015 he did Business and Entrepreneurship track at Dartmouth College, one of the IVY leagues institution in America as a Young African Leader under Mandela Washington Fellowship (YALI)a flagship initiative by the USA 44th president Barack Obama.For the second consecutive year 2015 and 2016, Kelvin has been named in the FORBES list of Africas Top 30 Under 30 most promising Young Entrepreneur in Africa. He has earned an honorable spot on the inaugural annual year 2016 list of 100 Most Influential Young Africans under Science and Technology category that focused on young Africans who are leading the innovation revolution across the continent. He is voted - winner Young Entrepreneur of the Year in 2015 Africa Youth Awards hosted in Ghana. He is the Digital Entrepreneur of the Year 2015 award winner at the ICT value awards Kenya. He has been featured among top 40 under 40 men in Kenya through Business Daily. He has also received international recognition as African Start-up of the year 2014 from CNN, Young Nairobi Tech innovator by Voice of America and also East Africa regional winner of the CEO Globals Titans-BuildingNations.

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