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.
Vocational and entrepreneurship education in Tanzania
Explain your idea in details:
Digital technology has transformed how the world learns, communicates and does business. But those who have the most to gain from modern technology are often left without them, despite the vast surplus of devices and hardware that are thrown away every year. In the rural areas many youths are unemployed; for them poverty cycle is an endless. There is no reliable source of income at family level that can enable children from their families to remain is schools and enjoying fruits of education; youths have no way to support income at their family level, they have no knowledge on how to start small business in their area and may be due to lack of capital to do so. Youth unemployment has remained a major challenge, both at global and national level. In Tanzania despite the high rates of economic growth in the past decade averaging at 7%, the rapid advancements in economic growth have not necessarily translated into productive and decent employment significant enough in alleviating poverty among youth. Similarly, there are still rural-urban migrations for youth in search of employment in the cities and urban centers. Through this business we will offer market-relevant entrepreneurship, business, vocational and ICT training directly linked to apprenticeships. Young people aged 18-24 who are heads of households/ caregivers will be provided with education to manage business including entrepreneurship training plus micro franchising. Vocational training gives people skills which can be directly applied depending on their environment and give them instant impact in their socioeconomic life. After they graduated they will be grouped into small business ventures where they will be given star-up kits depending on the business idea they have generated and pitched for approval during graduate and annual summits. All of items and training costs will be a loan to graduate where
Expected impact of your idea on sustainable development
The following is expected to be an impact of the idea implementation a)Children and young people, who are at risk to dropout or have dropped out of school access, attend formal and informal primary and secondary education. b)Young peoples household resources and ability to withstand shocks are increased through savings and access to credit. c) Young people have increased access to safe and productive employment opportunities. d) Young people have increased access to safe and productive employment opportunities and are playing critical roles in supplementing household income. e) Young people have the necessary skills to access or create employment opportunities. The social impact will be measured by looking how many children have been restored and back to school after the business has started in comparison to the last two years back. Again we will look on how much decent employment opportunities have been created by those who has graduated from the education and vocational training centre by looking how much they are earning now compared to two or three years back. An analysis of social impact will be done by comparing status of the household where the identification has been done, the baseline data and the mid and final data will be used. Qualitatively, we will measure impact from the stories of the beneficiaries on how the program has impacted their lives and elevated them
Plans for implementation and sustainability
All trainings will use KIOOs existing technical and vocational education training centre buildings, which will reduce running costs while increasing profit. The TOT element is the technical viability as these are staff to be running trainings during and after the support, their payment will be almost low compared to hiring technical staff from big cities who need salary and accommodation, this will return a profit that is sufficient to provide a return to the business while meeting its commitments to business and it has sufficient cash resources to sustain itself through a period when it is not returning a profit. Every enrolled beneficiary will pay registration fee, allowing the project to run itself. The startup kits to be given to early stage ventures through the graduate pitching will be in terms of loan, providing returns of the capital, an annual interest of 12%. The mentor-ship and grooming support and linkages to the established ventures will be charged 5%. Lastly there will be sponsors of our annual start-ups and creative summits. Financial model for this project also made it to be sustainable, the project is designed in the way that on the long run it will be financing itself; every enrolled beneficiary in the program or after school and weekends ICT clubs will pay a small amount to show commitment, while it is seen as commitment to program but to project is seen as sustainability as it gives ability for the project to run itself. Interest to be collected from startup kits given to early stage ventures, the startup kits to be given to early stage ventures through the graduate pitching will be in terms of loan and not gift, so there will be a return of the capital an annual interest of 12%
My name is Edward Bihaga Saimon, Iam an adult born on 5th March, 1978. Iam the executive director for Umoja wa wawezeshaji KIOO and PANITA zonal coordinator with 10 years experience in managing and handling donor funded programs. I have been responsible in communicating and reporting how the project is doing at community level directly to donor, government and organization board of directors. Through that way have been facilitating different workshops in fundraising, project management, strategic planning, human rights and child protection training as to date i have been elected as chairman for Kigoma district child protection team. Also I am the director of the education and vocational training centre that provides remedial/supplementary education for primary and secondary school drop-outs and provision of vocational skills and knowledge that allow disadvantaged /under-saved groups to gain entrepreneurship and technical skills for them to create self employment by capturing existing opportunities around Kigoma region in Tanzania.