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 Chrysalis Movement

Your title/position Owner/Creator
Type of Enterprise informal program/project
Year the ngo or company was founded June 2018
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The idea for my project was born in the PCVC NGO in Chennai, India where I was volunteering over the summer. The NGO works towards the rehabilitation of acid attack survivors, and I often heard of their struggles with their skin, its painful response to heat and the difficulty in finding effective yet inexpensive products to calm it. One survivor Shanti told me about her skin and the products she used to help her with the burning sensation, irritation and stretchy feeling she experienced but felt no relief and found nothing in the market that could cater to her sensitive needs. As someone with sensitive skin, and interest in skincare, their struggle resonated with me. So I decided to create a skincare line, meticulously hand made using natural ingredients and beneficial essential oils. The products I developed include a cooling gel, face mist and clay face pack. I name the line The Chrysalis Movement, in order to symbolize the journey of acid attack survivors, coming out of their chrysalis (cocoon) and becoming butterflies. My aim was to develop a line that could be used by ordinary people with sensitive skin as well as by acid attack survivors. Each of these products can be used on all skin types while catering to the specific needs of acid and burn survivors. Since I am selling this line to the general public besides donating it to NGOs working with acid attack survivors, profits earned from the sale of these products go to the PCVC NGO in Chennai.

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Impact of your enterprise on sustainable development

I am currently selling the products through pop-ups and online, and have earned Rs. 75,000 in profits, all of which have been donated to the PCVC NGO. The NGO has also accepted the Chrysalis product line for use in their NGO other NGOs based in Delhi like Make Love Not Scars. Each catering to 40-50 victims who visit them per month, they have reported optimistic feedback after using the products over a course of 7 months. Last year, under the banner of The Chrysalis Movement, I also created a fundraiser online for the benefit of the PCVC NGO on ketto.com and raised Rs. 2,00,000 that went directly to the NGO. Furthermore, my initiative was recognized by Prudential Insurances Pramerica Spirit of Community Awards 2018 as a significant social entrepreneurship effort. I won the Silver Medal in the SOCA 2018.

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Sustainability and future plans

I started this activity in May 2018 and have been associated with this for the last 1year. Since then I have worked with survivors in Chennai and Delhi. Since my base is in Delhi, working with people in Chennai broadened my vision, beyond the limitations of state borders and I want to reach out to survivors all across India. Living in a country where such acts of defilement are so prevalent, I am driven to work towards empowering them to pursue their life's mission without being held back by their skin condition and sensitivity. Mainly coming from very humble backgrounds, I want to raise funds in aid of other organizations working to support them, by selling my products. Thus far, I have been personally making the products by hand with the help of a small team. Now, I have partnered with a certified organic laboratory to make the production of the line more efficient. Furthermore, I have applied for the necessary certifications to sell my products internationally, and reach people who care about this cause as well as ordinary people in search of soothing skincare products as well.

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Your profile as an entrepreneur

I am 17 years old, and a student of Modern School, Vasant Vihar in New Delhi, India. My subjects in school are Economics, Psychology, Political Science, English and Math. My favourite subjects are Economics and Psychology, which I believe are inextricably interrelated. While the motivations behind my initiative, The Chrysalis Movement, were my personal interactions with acid attack survivors and my own interest in skincare, my academic passions also contributed to the success of my initiative. Understanding the psychology of survivors, and the intricacies of the market enabled me to best serve the survivors my initiative aims to help while understanding how best to market and sell my products. In the future, I hope to study both Psychology and Entrepreneurship in college, a combination which I believe will serve me well in future endeavours. While my initiative has already won the Silver Medal at the Pramerica Spirit of Community Awards 2018, I hope to now take it to the international level.

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June 24, 2019 09:25

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 05:30

Hello! Vote #8

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 15:24

Hello! Vote #7
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 08:06

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/
(Best Ideas Category)

June 21, 2019 17:10

Hello Ishika

I like what you are doing. Helping acid attack victims/survivors is phenomenal. I wish you the best in your project

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

June 19, 2019 15:35

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 16:32

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 18, 2019 14:16

The product line will most certainly cover some of the goals outlined by the UN sustainable development goals. I do feel as though have personalized experiences helps with the development. I would say to see I what ways you could advertise the product as being better than other competitors. I do like that you are taking a pseudo components method by dividing the brands profits up to charitable work and your own production. I feel as though this will help you succeed in the long run. Best wishes
Jacob Little

June 17, 2019 23:46

Hello, I'm here again to give you my continuous support.
Let's keep helping each other every day
Support my project also with a vote and comment: https://www.entrepreneurship-campus.org/members/vinibastos/ideas/my-ideas/13884/
Bye

June 16, 2019 07:38

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 15, 2019 11:32

hello dear. Vote 6
I am here again to support your idea
I voted for you and give you all my support
hope you come again and support me with a vote and a comment at this link:

How did you come up with this idea/project? Share your story with us

Regards
Mother Care App
https://www.entrepreneurship-campus.org/ideas/22/14382/
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June 14, 2019 20:34

https://www.entrepreneurship-campus.org/ideas/24/15303/

don't forget to calculate in every step of your second
to me you a winner
and i love your PROJECT
YOUR a young champion to me

remember i start with a comment to your best PROJECT
come close to me also and see what i have ...
and don't forget to vote for me and leave your link too for me to vote back for you

it is better to try rather than fail to try
always a success start with a try
and fail in trying is a step to a success ...
keep it in mind
from MATHE TOGETHER
and remember that THE AIM OF MATH TOGETHER IS TO REMOVE GRADE 'F' IN MATHEMATICS SUBJECT TO TANZANIA SECONDARY SCHOOLS
AND TO ATTRACT STUDENTS TO LIKE AND LOVE MATHEMATICS

REMEMBER TO SUPPORT STUDENTS BY YOUR VOTING

https://www.entrepreneurship-campus.org/ideas/24/15303/

June 14, 2019 11:40

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 14, 2019 00:25

I am here again to support on this amazing opinion lets make a change that will benefit the entire world . all the best

kindly let continue with the support

Regards
https://www.entrepreneurship-campus.org/ideas/my-ideas/13566/?

June 14, 2019 00:25

I am here again to support on this amazing opinion lets make a change that will benefit the entire world . all the best

kindly let continue with the support

Regards
https://www.entrepreneurship-campus.org/ideas/my-ideas/13566/?

June 14, 2019 00:25

I am here again to support on this amazing opinion lets make a change that will benefit the entire world . all the best

kindly let continue with the support

Regards
https://www.entrepreneurship-campus.org/ideas/my-ideas/13566/?

June 13, 2019 17:30

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 12, 2019 20:55

Your exploits leave no one indifferent.
So I join the world to say bravo, to congratulate you, and to inform you of the boundless admiration I have for your project .. But don't take too big a head either... Congratulations

June 12, 2019 06:43

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 13:11

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 13:34

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 16:42

Hello Verma,
Congratulations! Your project is very interesting. Your skin care product are carefully done to help those with burns. What percentage of body burns are we talking about. Can it be scaled to higher percentages of burns.
I would also like to know whether the products can help reduce the effect of scarring. I know you have clay mask to conceal it too
It is a very bright idea since we know people who suffer severe burns end up in desperation struggling to get their normal looks back. The beauty of your skin care products us that they don't really need to be for burn patients but also for any other person with any type of skin.
I love it. Kindly vote and comment on my idea here
Regards
Crochet Hub Africa
https://www.entrepreneurship-campus.org/ideas/24/13531

June 6, 2019 15:04

Hi Ishika,

I am here once more to show you my unwavering support on your project and so, I left you a vote. However, I want to leave you a question to ponder on?

What are the key milestone of your business in the next year?

You can also show your support on my project with a vote and comment at https://www.entrepreneurship-campus.org/ideas/24/13054

Let us continue to walk side by side until the very end in support for one another.

Bibieandrea Services Venture: Daring to be different by being the change that inspires others!

June 5, 2019 18:42

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 4, 2019 21:49

HI, I just want to comment here and say you have an impressive project and i would wan you to succeed. Although i have exhausted my time today, i will come around tomorrow for a vote, feel free to drop a reminder on my comment section or better still vote mine. https://www.entrepreneurship-campus.org/ideas/22/14316/

June 3, 2019 17:58

Just wow, Ishika. Your idea is brilliant and mind-blowing, I voted for it not because I want to but because of the work you do in solving the issue of acid burn victims. Keep impacting lives with your products and this your product will sure take you places and bring you many miracles.

Also, you can support my idea by voting and commenting on it here https://www.entrepreneurship-campus.org/ideas/24/13054

Together, we can conquer the world through our initiative!

June 3, 2019 07:55

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

May 31, 2019 14:52

I am Impressed!!! truly amazing the way how you plan to solve social and economic problems through critical thinking, keep up.

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 30, 2019 18:06

Hi colleague,
For the goals to be reached, everyone needs to do their part: governments, institutions, organizations, civil society and people like the youth. Let us partner!
Support and help are what we all need in these few days. I always get motivated after seeing people like you who're always thinking to help their community by brainstorming the innovative ideas. I'm highly impressed. I'll support people like you.
Kindly click the link below for further action.
https://www.entrepreneurship-campus.org/ideas/24/13363

May 30, 2019 18:06

Hi colleague,
For the goals to be reached, everyone needs to do their part: governments, institutions, organizations, civil society and people like the youth. Let us partner!
Support and help are what we all need in these few days. I always get motivated after seeing people like you who're always thinking to help their community by brainstorming the innovative ideas. I'm highly impressed. I'll support people like you.
Kindly click the link below for further action.
https://www.entrepreneurship-campus.org/ideas/24/13363

May 28, 2019 16:39

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