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.
Explain your idea in details:
Our main objective is to inspire Nigerian children and parents to pay more attention to their skills and talents that aren't being nurtured by the traditional school system. Our goal is to empower kids with lifelong skills for self sustainability, our program will equip these kids with the skills necessary to allow them reach their optimal level of independence. By promoting self sufficiency, we are moulding leaders of influence who will be agents of positive social change in the nearest future. With the engagement of our kid friendly professionals from various vocational fields, no doubt every child that passes through our center would have overcome the challenge of keeping their creativity alive. Teaching vocational skills should not be based solely on age, young children can start learning these skills very early just the way arithmetic is taught from early age.
Expected impact of your idea on sustainable development
Our work is to support the empowerment of kids by helping them to develop the knowledge and skills they need to improve their life prospect and have access to a better life. We will provide training programs on life and employability skills necessary for young people to be successful in lives and workplaces. Moreso over 40% of kids in and out of schools will adopt positive living in their community through access to the sustainable skills and empowerment.
Plans for implementation and sustainability
The future of work in Africa is fast changing. More emphasis is being placed on skills rather than degrees. The changing trend will definitely make our services indispensable. We are actively seeking ways to raise the needed funds for a full take off, we are open to exploring all the recommended alternative. We are spreading the word about our services through paid ads in prints and electronic media channels, the online space isn't left out too. To also achieve sustainability we will be entering into strategic partnership with schools within the area to attract more kids to take part time courses in our school, aside walk in students that comes in for comprehensive training. We will also work with local businesses to locate employments for our graduates and in addition provide microfinance loans for qualified students who want to begin their own small businesses.
Ability to fulfill ones passion in life is what turns a mere job to a life style. Although I studied journalism but my passion for kids outlived my professional career path. I am a 33year old mother of 2kids. With my few years of progressive management experience working with children and families, I want to fulfill my passion to help provide services to families that has fun, innovative and supportive atmosphere.