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.

FIGHTING DIABETES

Your title/position CEO of LIWONDER FOOD 'N' GLOBAL EVENTS
Type of Enterprise registered company
Year the ngo or company was founded 2016
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Diabetes or high blood glucose is a word simpler to pronounce and more simple to implement. Most of the time word Diabetic is used to introduce too much sugar in the body but most don't know the importance of having the Diabetes Tester Kit at home and technical nature of performing it themselves to prevent diabetes. People to fight diabetes must first recognize the diabetes causes symptom's including Increased thirst, frequent urination, extreme hunger, Slow-healing sores, blurred vision etc It is necessary for everyone to know the various types of diabetes that include type 2 diabetes, type 1 diabetes, gestational diabetes etc and people must undergoes blood tests to determine blood glucose levels because there is no definite way to know if one have diabetes. Healthful eating is an important way of controlling blood sugar levels. A person with a new diagnosis of diabetes may have to reconsider their diet such as avoiding too much sweet and carbohydrates food. The best thing about diabetes is that anyone can learn it whether you are a parent, child, student or someone else. To bring diabetes training on a worldwide platform just organizing some seminars won't help, It should be made an integral part of our education and special programme and training on this should be provided in schools so that every child knows the types, symptoms, causes and prevention before they leave the schools. To educate people campaigns should be launched, leaflets and pamphlets should be distributed and Advertisements should be launched not only by health professionals but also by certified diabetes learners. Reading in form of theory and just watching it is not enough, They should be made to practice test on patients who are willing to share their stories to help others not to be victims.

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Impact of your enterprise on sustainable development

Diabetes Tester Kit is an effective tool not only for testing a person from sugar but it is a vital aid that can be used to control a person who is suffering low or high blood sugar. Bringing back a person with diabetes cases back to stability requires few elements connected with continuity and integration. The uses of glucose metre composing of a disposable test strip for monitoring blood sugar level, if no performed properly there will be problem with meter usage result and blood sugar metres need to be used and maintained properly. Even though diabetes is not anyone fault, and its nothing to be ashamed of, 76% of People with Type 2 diabetes feel shame around their diagnosis. Unfortunately, the majority of people (55%) with type 2 diabetes avoid talking about it but what we can do about it, is by practicing empathy and compassion for people living with type 1 or 2 diabetes whether for ourselves or for someone else. The loss of life during emergencies is not good. Performing diabetes test can help preserve individual's sugar functions and other vital functions in the body. Some diabetic victims die before reaching the hospital but immediate diabetes test can double or triple a victim's rate of survival. So diabetes test can make immediate difference for the victim and his or her family. High glucose level has no time and place to occur, so if everyone knows it, they can help the person to survive using Insulin or blood sugar supplements. Diabetes training gives a person life saving skills they need to succeed. A person knowing it can also help other people in it. Age, gender, country, wealth, colour of person, is immaterial to saving of life but awareness of it will help us rise above these views.

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Sustainability and future plans

The collaboration of fighting diabetes can be done by schools teaching it and government health department can support and contribute to it including some non governmental organizations (NGO) can also help too. Although this Project does not require a huge amount of money but requires just a little time and effort to save life. The most important thing required is to create awareness about the right food consumption and providing free diabetes test. Although Diabetes Training should be given to all since Diabetes has no age or place to occur but it should be taught to illiterate, market women, students, parents etc who are consuming any kind of sweet and carbohydrates food on daily basis. The most important training requirement is in developing and conservative countries. Demonstration on DIABETES both by Health Professionals and Certified Food Health Care and Diabetes trainers should be made in crowded areas to gather more people attention like in churches, schools, markets, rural communities etc. Social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram etc can also be used to create awareness. Leaflets, pamphlets and advertisements can also help create awareness to people. People should also be taught not only the causes of diabetes but also how to prevent or manage it in different cases, for example in case of woman and how to handle the patient, if patient had a knife cut or injury. This can only happen if we stand together as one and bring the project forward till one day nobody dies of diabetes due to lack of knowledge about the causes of diabetes.

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Your profile as an entrepreneur

I am Lily Douere Bandotubo, 29 years old. I was born in Warri-Delta State, Nigeria. In my primary school I was one of the academically brilliant student's so I was awarded scholarship to complete my secondary school. Despite walking with the aid of crutches, I wanted to study Medicine in higher institution. In 2005, I gained admission into Delta State Polytechnic Ozoro, Nigeria to study Agricultural Technology and I graduated with a National Diploma. In 2010, I wrote a book titled Poetry of Inspiration with Commentary on Words of Wisdom, Volume 1, that same year I gained admission into Niger Delta University to study Medicine, was happy my dream will be accomplished. In 2011, I had surgery on my lower limbs so I could start walking erect with a steel crutches but could not cope with studies after surgery and I was withdrawn from Medicine. I transferred with a CGPA of 3.24 from Medicine to Medical Laboratory Science but the transferred was delayed and after pressure from my dad the HOD told my dad I can transfer because am walking with crutches. I cried for days but motivated myself never to give up. In 2015, I applied for Skills and Entrepreneurship Programme (STEP), a government programme and I was selected for the three months training. In 2016 I was awarded certificate of recognition as the best trainee of Catering and Confectionery. This was how my Entrepreneurship journey started and since then it has resulted to success stories. In 2017, I was selected to participate for YALILEARNS Conference for Emerging Entrepreneurs and in 2018 I became YALILEARNS alumni. In 2018 I was a participant of YALI RLC cohort 10 and during my community development I introduced Entrepreneurship Education into school where I taught them how to bake cake and snacks.

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May 20, 2019 01:12

This is a great one helping people with diabetes.my dad was a diabetic patient patient, he was able to manage it while alive.You can also add awareness to it,to let people test there sugar level because alot are suffering from it and they don't even know.

Joseph

May 19, 2019 23:21

IT'S ME JOSEPH ALEX UNCLE LILY I SEE UR HAND WORK AND IT MAKE ME GO WOW I WAS SPEECHLESS WEN I SAW WOT U DID OR SAID ABOUT DIABETES CARRY ON I SUPPORT U,I LOVE EIT URE DOING,I SEE U GOING PLACES AS AN IJAW WOMAN AND AS AN ENTREPRENEUR I SER U CONQUERING D WORLD DANGOTE WILL CALL U TI DO BUSINESS WITH U.CONGRATULATIONS I'M HAPPY TO KNOW U IN PERSON.I SEE IT AS A PRIVILEGE KNOWING U URE AN AMAZON A GREAT WOMAN I SALUTE MAM