Best Ideas 2021 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.
Published on June 1, 2021 um 12:01
Explain your idea in details:
Digital Rural Areas (DigRurAre) is an idea born out of the necessity for the high demand of computers and ICT and to bridge the ever widening gap in the digital divide. In Nigeria and other developing countries, 1 out of 10 persons have access to the internet and computer while the reverse is the case in the developed world. The future has nothing in store for this unfortunate ones and this amounts to a threat in the society. DigRurAre has mapped out flexible and innovative approach to tackle this problem which includes: 1. Creating ICT centers in all the rural communities. 2. Each center is manned by professional teachers and technicians that will carry out the training. 3. The source of power for each center will be solar enabled panel and batteries. 4. Learners pay a token for registration which is used for the running and payment of salaries. etc.
Expected impact of your idea on sustainable development
The project's impact on sustainable development is mainly on goal 4 which is Quality Education. The target is on Primary, Secondary and Tertiary Institutions in the rural areas specifically which amounts to more than 10million people in Nigeria alone. Success is measured and evaluated in the following ways: 1. Profitability. 2. Number of students trained in a given time frame. 3. Satisfaction level of those trained. 4. Employee Satisfaction. 5. The impact of the project on the students and the community. Level of Learning and Knowledge.
Plans for implementation and sustainability
The project's plan for implementation and sustainability is a simple one as will be outlined by the following: 1. Business Model: a. Profits from Sales. b. Returns on Advertisement. c. Income from products and Service Delivery. 2. Financing Source: The project's financing for now comes from my personal purse and from the profit we make from the business. 3. The Team: The project is piloted by a team of highly professionals with track records in the field of ICT, Business and Entrepreneurship, and Management: The top management members include: a. CHIKWENDU C. ALEX (CO-FOUNDER) PROGRAMMER/HEAD, SOFTWARE DEV. b. NZENWA CHINOMSO (CO-FOUNDER) GRAPHICS EXPERT/HEAD, MEDIA c. UCHECHUKWU SAMUEL Public Relations Officer (PRO) 3. Marking Plan: a. Social Media. b. TV. c. Radio. d. Direct Marketing. e. Bill boards, etc.
Agaji Eneji Junior is a native of Ijibor in Bekwarra LGA of Cross River State, a graduate of Computer Science from Abia State Polytechnic, Aba. He was born on the 15th day of January 1988. He is a Dynamic & Analytical individual who possess the practical ability to learn new things, highly tenacious as well as maintain a high level of integrity. He equally have good Communication, Interpersonal and Management skills, which help me deal with pressure at work. He is the founder of Grigum Mega Unique Ltd. an ICT Startup, also the Country Ambassador of @Learnali. He is an associate member of the Institute of Customer Relationship Management and Holds a Post Graduate Diploma in the same Institute. He was awarded a certificate of Honor by Nigerian Christian Corpers Fellow for his role and contributions as the Media and Publicity Secretary. He also has a certificate of meritorious service as a member of the Students Representative Council of the Student Union Government of Abia State Polytechnic, Aba. As an ICT expert he has attended and contributed in several seminars, workshops, trainings and symposiums in the field of technology. He is an author of several ICT books and other materials.
Stage of Idea
Seminar with the All Nigeria Confederation of Principals of Secondary Schools.
Training at Girls Secondary Commercial School, Aba.
Training at Boys Technical College, Aba.