Best Ideas 2020 features all the nominated entries submitted under ‘Submit your Idea’ category. All the entries consist of innovative solutions or propositions for an enterprise that champions the Sustainable Development Goals. They can be on the conceptual, planning, or start-up stage.
Teenage Mothers Squad
Explain your idea in details:
Living in a world where young girls are exposed to trauma and self degradation because of the decisions the make especially getting pregnant at their young ages. These girls are mostly teenagers can can nearly take care of themselves and are not confident and are not able to realize their full potential and move on with their lives. It is very common to find teenagers who can't afford the basic necessities of life and rely on parents who out of shame, may send them out to the street where they are most vulnerable to other dangers. The main objective is to provide proper health care, moral lessons and livelihood for the mother and the baby. Activities: Health care, counseling, sports, home management courses, teaching, training in arts and crafts, computer training, farming, sales of farm products, sewing, sales of art work to generate incomes, going for field trips and visiting social centers. There shall be a playground for the children, a gym, a health unit, a kitchen, a hall, apartments for sleeping all equipped with a bathroom and small kitchen. Every mother has a chance to sell what she produces through the training. There will be a safe opened for them to store their finances and it belongs to them and will be withdrawn on the day the leave the center. Certificates will be handed to them as prove of their attendance. This center will hire the services of counsellors, farmers, guards, cooks and resource persons to teach them. Rules and regulations shall be well stated, first mother should not be above 25years of age. I will also carryout income generating activities like farming, sewing and retailing the outputs from the training workshops.
Expected impact of your idea on sustainable development
Mothers leaving the center would be enhanced mentally, morally, physically and financially. Training them in different skills is already providing decent work for these females and stoping hunger. Success would be evaluated through contact with mothers who leave the center, and recognition offered to those who actually practice what they have learned. Upon leaving the center, they shall be offered financial support.
Plans for implementation and sustainability
Source of finance. Through the sales of agricultural products cultivated at the center, loans, investment, . The center for Teenage Mothers'Squad shall be in collaboration with the hospitals, government (social affairs), and humanitarian organizations.
I was born on September 9th, 2002. My motivation is the peace and understanding that I seek to create in the world. I'm very considerate and I'm a good listener. Am also a fast learner and react positively to correction. I have not received any awards yet. I'm a big fan of the respect of human rights and dignity. Currently, I am studying Accounting in the university of Bamenda. I'm in my first year.