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.
MERBU Counselling Center and Training Institute (''MERBU CENTER'')
Published on June 24, 2021 um 09:01
Explain your idea in details:
MERBU Centre strives to empower disadvantaged individuals, families and youths to take control of their destiny and maintain a balanced lifestyle by providing them with; the necessary skills to realize their dreams, through counselling psychology, educational rehabilitation, social skills training, seminar, workshop participating in the treatment of abnormal behaviors to become successful and provide support services for community/students in Tanzania and beyond. The four main Aspects: Provision of clinical services- offering supervision for practicing counselors and other helpers as well as offering counselling services Training for professional counselors, mediators, peace keepers, as well as social workers and community developers. Research center in counselling psychology and social science studies for our dynamic clients. Objectives: To develop skills and competence which will be responsive and relevant to the country or human resources needs in the area of training. To provide social science training such as certificate & diploma in psychology counselling course, social work and community development: as well as peace and conflict resolution course Provide counselling services for people with emotional and psychological problems Provide various therapeutic group Conduct education awareness programs in community such as Interview in Radio or TV, Workshop and seminars Methods will be used are; innovative approaches, 1. Primary research; 2. We will use interviews (radio/TV) and observation skills. Whereby, we will seek information or informing the community about our services. 3. Secondary research; 4. We will use past literature formulated by various scholars and current information from radio and TV. This will help us reach materials that will be relevant in our discussion theme. 5. Mobilizing and forming groups and searching people for education program/ counselling sessions through visiting different places such as churches, Mosques, schools, colleges and Universities 6. Referral from different stakeholder such hospital and other institution. 7. Advertising the services through social media,radio,TV
Expected impact of your idea on sustainable development
People will benefit by bring back hope, increase productivity/performance, peace of mind and smile, trauma resolution, less anxiety, creating self confidence, better relationships, regaining emotional balance, increase assertiveness, stress relief, ability to set boundaries within the psychological challenged people. Students will gain new skills and professional which will enhance employment opportunities in community. Furthermore, reduce suicidal cases and family or regional conflict in community. We are expected to provide individual/group counselling services to 1500 people both students and non-students To resolve more than a 100 conflict both family, firm/company and regional within a year We expected to train 500 people who are working in private or government (teachers, nurses, police officers, doctors , social workers, caretakers, lawyers, bankers, managers, loan officer, college and university students) need to pursue counselling psychology studies and social studies within a year To facilitate creation of 100 youth job opportunities of both self-employee and employed The measurement of the success We will determine if the objectives has been archived by conducting Evaluation and monitoring Monitoring and evaluating it will be conducted at the beginning and ongoing of the business. There will be always a provision of report based on daily, weekly, monthly, three months report to all stakeholders. The leader of the project also will be visiting daily with their naked eyes and draw their own conclusions against the report come to the visit to draw their conclusions. We will be comparing the input, output and result against a daily report, monthly report and six month report or one year report. Evaluation: periodically analyzing the information gathered during the monitoring process will be used in this process, especially during ongoing of project and at the end of the year. This if will help in critical thinking about strength and weakness and adjustment of the project if necessary.
Plans for implementation and sustainability
MERBU Center will use Pay Per Use and Platform Business Models. It will apply Sales and Marketing Strategy to make it sustain due to that the business has been designed as a socio-economy revenue generating activities to create business sustainability, since there is a greater demand for training social science field, mental health and crisis counselling given that with new technology and modern way of living has brought with crisis related to mental health. The charge per hour per client or per course per leaner/student is also adequate towards covering all basic and running costs at the Centre. This model is unique because it trades flexibility for profit due to the increased margins on the per-use basis. No matter it will involve facilitated network model due to that will also apply health care industry. We need $10,000=20,000,000Tsh to implement the idea. We have tried to use Break Event point Analysis = Unit of salescost /revenue target= (20,000,000Tsh/33,600,000Tsh=0.5952 Approximation to 1 year. The project it sustain itself. Financing source 1. Donor or shareholder/investor at the project (star-up capital) implementation 2. Seminar and workshop fee 3. Student fee charges or fee 4. Individual and group counselling session fee 5. Student registration fee 6. Intake form fee 7. Consultation fee 8. Crises orTrauma respond fee charges 9. Clinical supervision service fee 10. Training fee charge 11. Mediation service charge 12. Employee assistance programs service fee 13. Amount received from Internet services access(work for digital services)- eg blog,U-tube channel and web-site 14. Supervision(supervising) fee Collaborators 1. Tanzania- Technical and Vocational Education and Training Authority (VETA) 2. Global Peace Network- Canada 3. East Africa Institute of Professional Counseling- Kenya 4. Schools, Hospital, Churches, Mosques, Colleges and Universities such as St. August University- Tanzania 5. Government agencies, corporate organizations, as well as International Organizations(INGOs) and Public Benefit Organizations(PBOs/NGOs)
I am Emmanuel Bujashi, and I was born on December 1986, in the village of Malya, Mwanza into a polygamous and extended family. I have had lost my parent when I was six years. I was supported by different well-wishers and organization to achieve my education. I am one of the mostly highly youth struggle to meet my dreams and facilitates other youth to meet their dreams. I have recently completed their rigorous diploma in psychology counselling alongside a diploma in social work and community development, having already acquired the certificate in counselling in 2015. Prior to that I have studied at the Moshi University College of Co-operative and Business Studies Tanzania, studying cooperative management and accounting :and I have extensive work experience in both Kenya and Tanzania. A former ambassador (2012-2014) of Environment and Social Responsibility Award from Excel with Gland Malt-Tanzania Breweries Limited I have the following quality which contributed to reach my success: conscientious, honest, thoughtful, time conscious, hardworking man, God fear, gracious, a good listener and shows respect to all. I strive to achieve my personal best when i undertake a task. I have a sincere humanitarian focus accompanied by robust counselling skills and social work management capacity. Also, am willing to learn from others, able to accept constructive criticism and to adapt. I have been awarded different awards such as money instead of trophy to recognize my effort as a former ambassador (2012-2014) of Environment and Social Responsibility Award from Excel with Gland Malt-Tanzania Breweries Limited. Also, I have been awarded a badge for Kill Manjoro Marathon. Not only that but also, I have received different academic certificates : and other certificates such as: YALENETWORK-Certificate in Fundamentals of starting and Running a business, Member of Parliament of MUCSO , Secretary of MUCSO constitution review.
Stage of Idea
Outreach Programmes( such as Workplace Counselling or school) interventions or community awareness program
Employee Assistance Programs (EAPs).These programs are designed for institutions, firms, business, NGOs, CBOs, and other groups in supporting employees on preventive and curative wellness in their work-life balance.
Individual ( one-to-one ) counselling: and Guidance and counselling for pupils, students or PWVI and disabled people in general.