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.
Explain your project in details:
The PEP Tutor application was developed to assists children between the ages of 9 and 12 yrs old prepare for secondary level education. The main aim is to allow ALL children equal opportunity, whether or not you are able to make it to school every day. It also works great for children with disabilities as it allows them to speak directly to their devices (phones & tablets) in order to answer the questions asked.
Impact of your enterprise on sustainable development
Students entering the secondary level education system will now be better prepared in the areas of Mathematics, English and Critical Thinking. If we have better educated students, we will all benefit from a brighter future. The domino effect will be seen for generations to come.
Sustainability and future plans
Between questions, motivational messages are played to the students. Additionally, after each answer is submitted by the student, a gif response is presented based on whether or not the answer is correct. The aim is to have the motivational messages and gif responses sponsored. The application is strictly educational and given the age of the users, we do not want to do hard selling.
Your profile as an entrepreneur
I am a 31 yrs old software developer and IT manager at Panmedia Limited. I also started EMart Ja (an online retail store), DJ Pull Up (an auto tweeting and music tracking tool/company) and PEP Tutor (free learning application for students preparing to enter the secondary education system). In second year at university, I won Best Booth for an online radio station I started at the school's career day. Hard work and dedication are attributes that I pride myself in having. I believe education is key to elevating persons out of poverty and I am determined to help persons who are from similar backgrounds as I am to get to rise out of their current situation. In 2009 he was awarded best entrepreneur booth at the UWI career expo for one of his early business ideas, an online radio station.