Best Projects 2020 features all the nominated entries submitted ‘Submit your Project’ category. All the entries consist of innovative projects run by existing enterprises in the form of businesses, NGOs or informal programs.
(Electricity for Everyone)
Published on June 19, 2020 um 19:14
Type of Enterprise
registered company, non-profit organization
Year the ngo or company was founded
Explain your project in details:
Electricity for Everyone (E2) is borne out of innovative research study and we are into Education and Empowerment. Our Mission/Objective is to keep striving to promote and build a healthy foundation for students, job seekers, entrepreneurs and professionals and less-privileged and by creating employment and quality educational opportunity for the poor by 25%. Since E2 inception in 2019, we have successfully impacted, trained and EMPOWERED 101 poor-ones onsite and 452 individuals via our social media channels through (seminars and workshops) and helped 12 persons secure a job through our constant job posting, the job interview and career coaching. We have equally supported 2 youth entrepreneurs and 2 out of school children in the rural/peri-urban community to further their education through a grant from our projected revenue. For example, our project trained Israel (one of youngest entrepreneur) a 11-year-secondary-school in 2019 from South-East Nigeria to catch him at younger-age. And now, Israel has an experience now in Electricity, at least he can connect sockets and others things effectively, and he is currently processing Junior WAEC and is very good in Introductory Technology. Finally, we take education and training opportunity to the doorstep of the people specifically in rural/peri-urban community and/or the most abandoned of places in Nigeria where training and educating the less-privileged on electricity free of charge so that they can also empower other underprivileged people. Our team of professionals are best placed to solve this problem as a result of their education and skills in resolving an educational social issue.
Impact of your enterprise on sustainable development
The UN Statistics Division SDI datasets 2030 states that quality education for all has not been evenly promoted/provided for and has not been fully diversified. The educational system around the world especially the developing/underdeveloped nations has shown great fluctuation. Research estimate suggests that over 260,000,000 people in the developing/underdeveloped world are not learning and not in school and over 33,000,000 people that are in school cannot afford to train and/or send their children to school. The problem of poor-quality education is a challenge in Nigeria and the most affected is the girl child. 50% of girls in the rural/peri-urban community cannot afford to pay for quality education and/or lacked the necessary funds to go to school; seeing many girls and fewer boys drop out of school before the end of their primary or secondary education. To create a lasting solution to decreasing poor quality education, our project mission is to give more out of school children in rural/peri-urban community access to quality education and this is directly pertinent to SDG indicator 4.1. SDG 4, E2 is committed to training at least 210 youths annually thereby contributing to indicator 8.7. The project is contributing positively in a beneficial way to Sustainability Development Goals 4.
Sustainability and future plans
$800 USD was raised in 2019 by our project of which $400 USD was used to support 2 out of school children education in a rural/peri-urban community in Nigeria, which means at least one year of basic schooling for a child currently out of school. With additional funding requested, we would be able to raise $2,000 USD more, thus put at least 3 number of more children in school for at least one year. In 2019, we trained at about 101 people onsite young electrician and up to 452 people online through our education and training program. We also assisted in securing a job for 12 people. We partnered with a Nigerian Bioneers (An Award Winning Organization form Goi Peace Foundation) to get our business known and deliver our services through their network. With additional funding requested, we would be able to partner with at least one more educational and empowering consulting business. This will ensure our business is noticed by more people and will get to our target customers/audience and been showcased to more individuals who are in dire need of our services. We use the pre/post survey tools to measure the impact outcome of our project. These factors are key indicators for our business to achieving successful commercial, marketing and technical key milestones in the next year that are needed to be implemented.
Your profile as an entrepreneur
Emmanuel is born on June 20 to the family of late Mr. George Ekpenyong and late Mrs Mercy Ekpenyong. He was in Nigerian Railway with his idea from maintenance section. Now, I learned some fundamental things from him which motivated me to learn more on entrepreneurship and business. I recently completed my course in Computer Science with both degree and now my curiosity to understand the pain of the less-privileged based on electricity even at my workplace settings and business and more importantly in life generally. I have the ability of a good leader, and a gift for order and priority and a strong passion for youth development and education. I am recently recognised by the CongressionalApp Winners from School of Talented and Gifts in Texas USA. E2 with a major focus of creating a quality educational opportunity for everyone across mother-Earth. This initiative is motivated by the poor quality educational opportunity available to the people specifically in the rural and peri urban community in Nigeria. Our venture exists to widen access to costless and affordable quality electricity opportunity and to create employment for the people across the world at large by 26 percent.