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.
Institute of fashion designing and aesthetics
Explain your idea in details:
With a multicultural society and the uniqueness with the Cameroonian cultural diversity, I think we can explore these diversities and improve on the lives of many. Cameroon has a vibrant, enthusiastic, and passionate youthful society that have seen an increase in the love for fashion and aesthetics. I think this passion can be properly oriented and given a global, and not just local, exposure if the proper training is done. The objective of this idea is to help consolidate the fashion designing and aesthetics passions in the youths through professional education. This will go a long way to expose the diversity in the Cameroonian fashion and beauty culture and it will also improve on the fashion and beauty industry in Cameroon. Through the institute, a number of activities will be promoted such as fashion shows, beauty contests, runway modeling, and much more. With access to a good lab for research, new beauty products and ways of administration will be developed for the society. Also new fashionable fabrics will be developed, being inspired by the more than 300 ethnic groups.
Expected impact of your idea on sustainable development
The Institute for fashion designing and aesthetics idea, when realized, will go a long way to serve and develop the Cameroonian fashion and beauty industry. This will have a great impact in the growth of the industry through an increase in fashion designing and aesthetic entrepreneurs. Having to consolidate this increasing fashion designing and beauty driven youths of Cameroon through proper education, we are sure of an amazing exposure globally; thereby increasing the financial capacity of the youths and also alleviating extreme hardship and poverty, while adding to the growth of the economy of the country. Once we begin to see an increase in trained fashion designers and aestheticians, an increase in fashion shows, more reseat able designs on red carpet events, more exposure of Caneroonian fashion on international platforms, and an improvement in the financial state of the youths, then we know we are beginning to succeed.
Plans for implementation and sustainability
To get this idea running, we need to get an authorization from the ministry of higher education, so that our certificates can be recognized locally and internationally. Prior to meeting the minister of higher education for authorization, a series of meetings with stakeholders would have been held so we can deliberate on the curriculum and other necessary administrative activities and responsibilities. After gaining authorization, we will move further to getting a proper location for the institute which will later be equipped with the necessary training equipments and a research center for research and innovations. Once the institute is being equipped, proper sensitization will be going on on all media platforms. Also at the institute ground, there's going to be a week dedicated for the orientation of those interested in attending the institute and also a presentation of facility. We hope to get funding from interested sponsors or partners who are also business oriented individuals or corporations. We will seek collaboration with the University of Buea for authenticity of our issues certificates. Also we will seek to get collaborations with some fashion designing and aesthetics institutions in the US, Europe, and Africa.
I am a 32yrs old male of a Cameroonian nationality. I am the first of five siblings. I am a born again and Spirit filled Christian. I am also the CEO of a company called Glow Towers, which is more into real estate management and other service rendering activities. I grew up in a society where I saw a lot of people with in-built abilities, yet no exposure. And because of this, I became so passionate about improving on the lives of the people around me. I am an intelligent young man who thinks a lot out of the box. I am a very observant and keen to details kind of person. This ability has helped me in developing ideas that can improve the lives of individuals. I have taken on various leadership positions such as the president of a campus fellowship called World Changers Campus Fellowship(WCCF), youth pastor, choir leader. I was awarded with the most productive leader award in 2010 by the WCCF. I would go as far as giving up my own dreams and passions for the sake of those around me. I love people. I am a people centered servant leader.