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:
Despite the campaigns for equal access to education, 13million children in Nigeria are still out of school. With COVID19, the situation has taken a higher turn. 16 weeks after we were all forced out of schools, 90 percent of my school friends are not learning. Eduheal is a membership initiative aimed at providing the needed succor, recuperation and healing from learning gaps created as a result of crisis, poverty, and religion. Objectives: To mobilize actions for access to secular and entrepreneurship education by advocating and campaigning against cultural, religious and political impediments to children education; Provide learning opportunities to all school age children who are not learning during and after COVID19 through Eduheal daily digital literacy and entrepreneurship programmes and to support children whose parents died or lost their jobs to COVID19 to access education. Activities: Advocacy for secular and entrepreneurship education of all school age children; Awareness creation on Eduheal weekly educational and entrepreneurship programmes; Weekly education program for all school age children not enroll in formal schools through Eduheal digital literacy program; Fund raising events to support children whose parents died or lost their jobs to COVID19 to access education; establishment of Eduheal reading clubs in schools and communities to encourage reading spirit among children and Eduheal week: week long quarterly and geographical rotational program aimed at making learning entertaining and fun full. It provides opportunity for all children learning through Eduheal programmes to meet and have fun through outdoors and indoors games, excursions, competitions. On innovation: Digital literacy through Social media, local radio, television and Eduheal cable channel; Eduheal Reading clubs in schools and communities to encourage reading spirit among children; Eduheal week aimed at bringing beneficiaries to know themselves and have fun together and our entrepreneurial lessons are our innovative approaches. Adaptability is our competitive advantage.
Expected impact of your idea on sustainable development
Eduheal impacts on sustainable development by incorporating the following: A strong vision and mission, fair contract conditions with employees such as maternity and sick leaves, opportunities for mentoring or step down trainings by our beneficiaries, partnership based on similarities in value and ethics, strategies to reduce unnecessary wastages and using regenerative energy. Eduheal targets the achievement of three of the 17 sustainable development goals: Quality Education, Reduced inequalities, and human Rights. Our target beneficiaries are all school aged children. Through Eduheal activities, we hope to reach to 12million school age children with digital literacy accessible through mobile phones, local radio and television and cable channel by December, 2025; Improve reading spirit of 7million children through Eduheal reading school and community clubs by December, 2025; Reach out to 3million parents/guardians to return their children to school post COVID 19; identify and mobilize financial support for 10,000 children across Nigeria to access education post COVID 19; and provide 40 subject based daily digital literacy programs for 12million school aged children across the country and globally, who may not be able to learn in formal school setting due to unforeseen future circumstances. The following key performance indicators will help Eduheal measure her success: Number of advocacy and campaigns implemented against impediment to access to education in 12 months; Number of school age children benefiting from Eduheal daily digital literacy programs by December, 2025; Number of digital literacy programs provided during and after COVID 19; Number of children with improved reading spirit by December, 2025; Number of children whose parents died or lost their jobs to COVID 19 supported to access education by December, 2025; Number of school aged children benefiting from Eduheal Week activities in 12 months and Voices of children on impact of Eduheal programmes in their lives in 12 months.
Plans for implementation and sustainability
To achieve our goals and specific objectives, Eduheal will implement a Business to consumers (B2C) Model. With this model, Eduheal initiative will ensure that all school aged children have access to education through our activities; which are: Advocacy for the education of all school age children; Awareness creation on Eduheal weekly educational programmes; Weekly education program for all school age children not enroll in formal schools through Eduheal digital literacy program; Fund raising events to support children whose parents died or lost their jobs to COVID19 to access education; Establishment of Eduheal reading clubs in schools and communities to encourage reading spirit among children and Eduheal week: week long quarterly and geographical rotational program aimed at making learning entertaining and full of fun. To reach the target beneficiaries with the above activities, Eduheal will adopt a digital literacy strategy which involve the use of social media platforms, local television and radio stations and a global cable channel. Currently, Eduheal activities are executed with funds from membership registration and by family members. We hope to raise more funds through regular fund raising events, subscription to Eduheal cable channel, Registration fee to participate in competitions, funds from partners. However, we foresee that the stable of funds for sustainability will come from membership registration, family support, registration for quarterly competitions, quarterly fund raising events, subscription to EDUheal digital literacy cable channel. Eduheal also intends to collaborate and partner with parents, Ministry of education, development agencies and NGOs advocating for children education such as Nigerian Civil Society Action Coalition on Education for All, UNESCO, UNICEF, Save the Children International, telecommunication companies, churches, and private persons to provide the needed learning succor, recuperation and healing from learning gaps created by crisis, lack of resources, religion and cultural believes. This is Eduheal sustainability plan.
My name is blossom Bukeorim Odor. I am 13 years old, born on 13th March, 2007. I school in Hallel college in Nigeria and I am in Junior Secondary 3. My motivation comes from the fact that my parents taught me the value of education and provides me with the opportunity to learn. However, from 5 years old I realised that most of my friends do not have such opportunities because once there is fee drive most of them will stop schooling due to lack of resources. Following the outbreak of COVID-19, I have equally realised that most of my friends are also not learning even though I am learning virtually. On inquiry, I still realised, they have no access to virtual learning because their schools are not organising one and they have no computers and internet services to learn virtually. This has kept me asking why? and to answer my question I decided to assist my friends learn as much as I do through Eduheal Initiative. I like reading and learning new things, I like sharing my knowledge with others and enjoy educational competitions. I have at least one award as best in mathematics in a Turkish mathematics competition organised in Nigeria in 2018.