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.

The Impact Circle

Your title/position Founder
Type of Enterprise non-profit organization
Year the ngo or company was founded 2018
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Barely 8 months in existence, the Impact Circle is growing at a great pace, but we have to go further, change more! The youth has more mental and physical strength to perform and if not well directed, becomes a catastrophe hence; we show a practical workable way to lead a purposeful life. Committed to positively transforming our ecosystem, our main objectives are - To promote and breed employability of through the acquisition of valuable work and interpersonal skills. - To instil in young minds the Yes, I can spirit needed to excel in them and broadening their horizon to aspire and stand out. - Providing a platform to connect young people of strong will to learn together, envision and grow together to building a more thriving community. - Encouraging and engaging the youths to purpose, thereby discouraging laziness, youth restiveness and crimes. - Building a community of young potentials solving one global problems or the other (the SDGs). - Creating a bridge to Go Global through our global opportunities linkages. Our activities so far have ranged from collaborating with our partners to organize on-site/physical trainings like techy Software/App Development, UX/UI Designs, Google Digital skills, and Business Development, Public Speaking/Capacity Building, Leadership, to our Online/WhatApp Webinars, introduction and participation in global opportunities as well as hosting competitions. The innovation here is our use of the social media to carry out most of our activities. As a youth based platform, and mostly students, more than 85% are compliant so the best tool became the social media and our best bet in financial aid is partnership. We also benefit from co working spaces OnCampus and by partners to host our physical activities. And these have been helping us in self-sponsoring our activities and still striding with tremendous success records.

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Impact of your enterprise on sustainable development

The Impact Circle has impacted so much to the sustainable development of our community, despite that fact, we know of how important it is to measure our successes, milestones and achievements. We are a work in - progress and in as much as we have bigger plans in this journey; we gauge our success by: - Especially being accountable to know if how much money coming in is really corresponding with our target impact yields, and also able to hold up for a while. - How fair enough are our customer satisfactions? And I tell you, that the feedbacks and reviews from these young people are what keep us going all out for more. To me, I call it, empathy because I felt same way sometime before I realized that this way is a solution. - Again, the turn up to join is also encouraging. That means that we are not playing around, and the impacts are really relevant. Hence, weve made some achievements worthy of note, like: - Hosted Hult [email protected] OnCampus program with 17 registered teams - 12 running businesses - 4 business ideas undergoing incubation at Heartland Incubation Hub, Oluaka Institute, Owerri - Our Tony Elumelu Foundation (TEF) training/participation yielded a TEF Entrepreneur with $5,000 grant - 2 International Universities Scholarships - 2 IAAC International Science Competition success stories - 10+ job and Interns placements - 3 members presently undergoing Google Digital Skills for Africa Certifications - 1 YALI Fellow, and 4 YALI Network members - 2 teams selected and participated at the UN partnered Hult Prize Regional Summits in Abuja, Nigeria and Accra, Ghana respectively - 14+ SDG projects submitted for the Millennium Fellowship of the Millennium Campus Network (Class 2019) by members - 3 members elected into leadership offices at their various Departments/Faculties, and more.

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Sustainability and future plans

The Impact Circle will by the next two years become one of the biggest human capital/career development firms around for supporting and empowering young persons who desire or pursue to be entrepreneurs, professionals or leaders. This will come in the form of growing our network, number base and partnerships to build the platform into a thriving community where like-minds and higher executives will continue to share information, opportunities and help tips, and leverage same to inspire and give purpose to young minds, they become empowered, make progress and scale in business, civic leadership, public management, etc. By that we will have a succeeding youth - based economy and when re - absorbed into our communities and Africa, will speed up the transformation and future we all want for ourselves. Only then, can we say that Africa is succeeding, with the rest of the world. We plan: - To open an Incubation Hub per excellence to help further to alleviate the problem of inadequate support structure, mentorship system for incubating or developing business ideas by young people around here - Owerri. - Further in our prospects, is to become one of the biggest crowd funding platforms around to help ease the present hardship facing young scalable and sustainable businesses to launch and grow. Then a brief on our model: - Our Revenue Streams Low cost training fees Lending/Renting/Leasing of equipment Human Capital Services Competitions Donations - Our Key Resources Human Capital Partnerships Customer Database Equipment Learning Facility - Our Cost Structure Promotions Trainings Competitions Content/Materials Productions Intellectual Services - Our Value Propositions Training Skills/Engagement Certification Online/On-site Training Sessions Linkages to Local/International opportunities In - house Competition programs After - training support system Networking opportunities with field key players/partners Low cost training fees Social impact style - target oriented, towards professionalism, etc.

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Your profile as an entrepreneur

It is exceptional when one really goes one step ahead to impact to his peers, bridging the gap to a more succeeding world. In as much as we desire and work towards achieving a better community for the entire world's people, the African space can't be left behind therefore, ready minds with the right enablement are needed to create and sustain such a space; a space that will forge ahead to promote growth and prosperity, strengthen democratic governance and enhance peace, security and human development. Abel is born on the 15th May, 1983 and passionate about civic or social impacts. Currently, a Bachelor Degree student (in Computer Science) of Imo State University, Owerri, Nigeria, and really motivated and committed to help create that space; contributing towards positively transforming the man. He is the founder of Impact Circle, a social enterprise that inspire young people to learn valuable work skills through trainings and realize their potentials by leveraging the vast opportunities, information and career development tips they introduce, to become fit to create a better world. Through the Impact Circle, he triggered the launch of several student entrepreneurs, career professionals and civic leaders across Owerri and beyond. As a result of his strides and engagements, he is a Campus Ambassador - International Youth Society, Ambassador - International Astronomy and Astrophysics Competition, 2019, Alumni Member - YouthLead, Member - World Merit, Member - YALI Network, Campus Director - Hult Prize & Host - #hultprizeatimsu, Student Ambassador - #StartUpSouth4, Finalist - World Youth Essay Competition 2018, and presently part of the Atlas Corps Nominator Network, etc. He is ready to continue his "change your community to change the world" campaign, having teamwork and impacts as focus.

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Mr Awesome

May 20, 2019 16:02

The Impact Circle is a wonderful platform for brooding entrepreneurs, not just on campus but for the society at large, creating a wide range of opportunities for growth and networking.

May 20, 2019 09:31

Great initiative Abel. I think social media is heavily impacting on our society today, especially the youth. I am very interested in your approach and would love to know more about your NGO regardless of what happens in this competition. Keep doing what you are doing!!

Iyke

May 19, 2019 16:16

Thanks man and thanks to Impact Circle, I highly commend you.
One skill I certainly developed while with you is being prepared, organised and ready to participate during meetups and training, I tell you that that has been a reliable tool since I arrived here.
I trust by the sound of it that this project is moving higher to solving and fixing more youths and keeping them focused and out of youthful exuberance and vices.
Please fix more youths to become potentials
#impactcircle
#potentials

Agatha

May 19, 2019 14:48

Thank you, Abel.
You have opened many minds to a world of endless possibilities, They have learnt that the key to success is being empathic and being open to learn about everything around them; caring about life, working towards making it better, etc.
Bravo to Impact Circle

Chris

May 19, 2019 14:09

Dear Impact Circle, have in mind that this is a bold step to another level whether in or out, but stay on the goal.
Your method provides endless learning opportunities and brainstorming together that brings in innovative results. Also, your teaching is based completely on the real-life business scenarios and a more practical approach than theory.
The entire Ideal Krest support you

Steph Ahams

May 19, 2019 13:44

Hahahahahaha. Happy Sunday, guys. Emphatically, we are here and be rest assured that we no move at all. You are not walking alone. I'm voting for today and will be earnestly waiting for tomorrow.
Mbok!

Mary Olachi Nwazurumike

May 19, 2019 13:23

Countless young people wait for your emergence to see beyond their horizon, it will be inspiring and a testimonial motivation to unlock more youths effect.
Udo

Eleazer

May 19, 2019 12:17

I'm very optimistic that finally, this will work out well while we look up to our next series of impacts for a life changing atmosphere in our community.
Your change your community to change the world mantra has been a great one, Mr. Abel.
Keep it up, brother.
Happy Sunday to us all

Onyemauwa Blessing

May 19, 2019 12:00

Whenever I hear about these terms like Global, International or the world, I remember you and the Impact Circle.
I had been in my shell all my life but meeting you that fateful day after your training with Mr. Ade on Capacity Building forced me out and introduced me to the world, and since then, the zeal to achieve more has consumed me.
Thank you, Sir Abel and the Impact Circle. We will be here until the last day

Winners Ndubueze

May 18, 2019 12:24

Mr. Abel, you are indeed a force to reckon with.

Your passion for excellence and the desire to make the word a better place is highly commendable.

I just know you from a distance but you have inspired me positively.

This is such a great project and would go a long way in helping us build the world of our dreams.

Bravo!

Agatha

May 18, 2019 07:18

Bravo, an awesome project. Wish the circular educational pedagogical institutions will adopt your vision.Hope the youths are coming up with innovative thinking about impacting and developing Africa

Eleazer

May 18, 2019 03:25

Hi
What baffles me is that since I know you and the Impact circle, your humility and conviction that change can come from this has amazed me but hey! it's working. If our whole can become a better place, yes the youths must be salvage and equipped with the work at hand.

Nkemjika Bright C

May 18, 2019 03:04

I will always tell my self, \'joining impact circle has been the best decision I made in 2018\'

The organization has been a blessing to me, in all area of my life as a youth.

Thanks Sir Abel, for a wonderful job being done.

Steph Ahams

May 18, 2019 02:47

Welldone guys!
I woke up this great morning to cast my vote and comment , hoping that this is the best way to start my day. You rock and many more will see the beauty in you and reward this great cause

Chris

May 17, 2019 15:59

Finally, I'm here.
Talking about comments, this project is one of the projects that I thought that would never last the first time I had contact with them because of their young management team. But day after day, they kept on growing stronger and creating results through impacts in the Campus and around the community that have drawn me to encourage them in my little way.
They need more mentorship support, professional guidance and incentives to reach to the top. I strongly recommend them

Steph Ahams

May 17, 2019 15:01

I heard about this process and against my busy schedule, I made up my mind to follow it up till last because it worth it.
This project set me up and I stand today as a testimony to do the needful and bear a witness to the fountain from where I scooped the water that changed my life.
Though it started small, it will grow because of the changes can't be hidden for so long

Mary Olachi Nwazurumike

May 17, 2019 14:11

Let's review this from this angle - the Sustainable Development Goal 4 and this projects vision to meet it; creating avenue for a digital education focused on the youth - the next generation leaders, today

Agatha

May 17, 2019 13:53

This project is geared towards human development and has solved greatly the issue of youth restiveness because I know the state of my cousin before he joined this platform but now he is a light and promising in the family; hope to our society in general.
I stand with this project

Agatha

May 17, 2019 13:15

Human development is a general good cause but creating a sustainable one like the Impact Circle is another. Ride on, great selfless young change maker of our time. I never regret meeting you and the positive turn around you bring to people's life will see you through high pedestals.
Roar and succeed, amen!

Ifeanyi Aim

May 17, 2019 12:54

I will always remain grateful to have met such a personality as Sir Abel, and a project as "Impact Circle".

An incredible platform that spurs self discovery and push to creativity and symbiotic progress.

Thank you for bringing this in our clime, we believe this project thrive better and greater.

I highly recommend " Impact Circle."

Thank you.

Wenceslaus

May 17, 2019 08:06

You have been a brother and a friend since our days at Yali learns keep it up..I. know that this project will help bring out more youth..There are only two paths to success. One is hard work and the other one is intelligence. Both are risky if taken one at a time. But if you take both the roads together, nothing can stop you from reaching success.

Ronald

May 17, 2019 07:57

Awesome. Keep it up bro.. I've always love your determination and charisma about life. I love the project you're working on and I believe this is going be one of your hits. You've always been a mentor and an encouragement to many including me. I urge you to continue the Good work and remain consistent.. Thanks Mr. Abel

Peter Ndahiro

May 17, 2019 06:32

Your project is nice and I think it is actionable. it would be much greater by starting from the problem statement showing the judges why your solution matters.A very good problem statement is backed up by data.

Mary Olachi Nwazurumike

May 17, 2019 05:35

It's not easy I know making such a tremendous impact. If it were others, they would have strolled away with fun yet no greater fun like impacting lives like you always tell us,
Go global the Impact Circle and let our voices of change be heard.
Go global!

Ngozi Matthew

May 16, 2019 22:13

Awesome. this is the type of project that will advance youth development especially in the area of innovative impact and development of the human capital. I wish our government would fund such a project.

Ifeanyi

May 16, 2019 20:36

Great idea ! Kudos as you strive for excellence. The need to be great from insside out, the "Yes, I can" atitude resident in every acheive can only be aakened through the rising of the giant in us. Yes, I can and here I will. it is not in what lies behind but what I can do with what lies ahead, the future is ripe but only those who with the right information can pluck it otherwise it will go as the days behind passed by. Yes, I can and here I am because every day can be a day one to start afresh.

Muoneke Gift

May 16, 2019 19:16

Waoo!!!
This is real product of hard work and dedication. Although I am not from your school, the chain effect of impact circle has skyrocketed to other institutions which includes mine.
Great work Abel. I could remember one of your mentees got a recommendation from Hult Prize entrepreneurship competition in Ghana that he has the best validated business idea. Indeed you are the best person to lead this impact. Keep soaring.

Victory

May 16, 2019 18:25

He is a very industrious and creative man.
I\'m not surprised. Keep impacting lives with your innovative idea. The world needs you, your country desires you, and your generation is waiting.
Greater feats awaits you dear!

Jonah oluchi Rosemary

May 16, 2019 18:02

This is a platform full of opportunities which has also helped our youths and young ones put their ideas into practice and bring out the best in them. With impact circle the sky is the starting points for our generation.

Mary Olachi Nwazurumike

May 16, 2019 17:13

This project - Impact Circle has become a source of sense of purpose to many of us. It made me realize who I am and who I can become, even at this level. Don't lose focus on it and if we win, eventually all lovers of the youths won together.
You found us and are grateful, other young people will realize that skills and good purpose in life is the ultimate.
Thank you so much

Chibuike Peter Okeke

May 16, 2019 13:47

This is definitely what we need.
To attain that great height, one must impact in one way or another to the society. Entrepreneurs remains the giants that holds the economy of every great country in the whole world today. Think Entrepreneurs, think impact Cycle. Kudos Boss

Abel Onyekachi Uchegbulam

May 16, 2019 11:18

Awesome project.
The future a good number of young people in Nigeria depends on this project. It is pertinent to advise that focus and tenacity be alive and never wane down as you get along further in this good cause.
Keep striding!