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.

International Students Education Scheme (Project ISES)

Published on June 1, 2021 um 11:52

Explain your idea in details:

Our goals at Project ISES are: Eradicating illiteracy Providing empowerment through skills acquisition and vocational trainings Combating the problem of street children in Nigeria using the option of Non-formal education We intend to achieve these goals through: Partnerships, sponsorships and collaborations with government and non-government organisations. Recruiting outstanding members of the community to mentor and teach the students from their rural communities. Project ISES will seek to petition state governments to increase budgetary allocation for education by writing letters signed by thousands of students, teachers, and other individuals within that state. We also seek to organise inter-state debate and presentation contests and to provide scholarship opportunities for promising students from rural areas who are unable to further their education into higher institutions of learning.

Expected impact of your idea on sustainable development

Project ISES was born out of a collective ambition to empower young people especially from rural areas by stimulating their confidence and then providing opportunities for them to live impactful, successful lives. At Project ISES, we share the conviction of Nelson Mandela who once famously quipped that "education is the single most powerful tool with which we can change the world". The expected impact of Project ISES on sustainable development are as follows; Providing workshop opportunities for apprenticeship. Collaborating with independent entrepreneurs on vocational training opportunities Collaborating with the government to ensure that quality education is achieved. Liaising with Government to provide scholarship opportunities for outstanding students into Higher Institutions. Collaborating with school authorities and Parent-Teacher Associations to ensure that strategies are agreed upon to meet students special needs and career interests. Organizing inter-school contests (i.e. debates, skills display, writing competitions etc.) Organizing symposiums, lectures, career and ted talks, guidance and counselling and confidence boosting opportunities. Developing skills acquisition programs unique to individual students strength in partnership with companies like Google, Microsoft, and HP. Collaborating with Teachers Colleges and Universal Education Board (UBE) to train Mentors to be more effective teachers. Canvassing for teachers trainings and skills updating forums. Creating enlightenment avenues for Childs Rights and remedy in places of violation. Seeking Governmental support in providing academic support, welfare and stability to the illiterate Street children. Encouraging the implementation of existing favorable laws on Children rights and advocating for more. Enlightening and educating parents to break through demeaning societal constructs and provide support to their children.

Plans for implementation and sustainability

HOW WE INTEND TO SUSTAIN PROJECT ISES PARTNERSHIPS, SPONSORSHIPS AND COLLABORATIONS: Since Project ISES is not for profit, the projects will be financed through partnerships with government, corporations, private individuals and international grants. VOLUNTEERING: Our mentors and trainers will work as volunteers. Instead of stipends, they get benefits like; Internship opportunities with our sponsors, certification, opportunity for value addition to a Global vision.

Your profile

Opatola Peter Ademola was born in Oyo state, Nigeria on the 22nd of April, 1997. Having lost his father at a young age, he had to struggle with the many challenges that come with growing up in poor neighborhoods such as lack of confidence, low expectations from the society and absence of positive role models to be mentored by. Having initially struggled academically, he later met a teacher who inspired him to be the best version of himself. He would then go on to win several national debate and essay writing competitions. He studied Mass Communication at the Ibadan City Polytechnic, Ibadan, Oyo State, Nigeria before gaining admission into Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Osun state Nigeria where he is presently studying Law. Opatola Peter spends his semester breaks by volunteering to teach in rural areas and after six years is starting to encourage others to do the same. He has won several intervarsity debate and presentation awards and presently coaches people from all works of life on confidence and effective communication. He also consults with and works for several NGOs including The Agape Foundation which he cofounded, Beautiful Minds Initiative, ONE, House of prominence and so on. He is an alumni of the Millennium Fellowship where he served as the first campus director from his university. He is absolutely passionate about making positive impact in the lives of young people like him.

Stage of Idea

planning stage, start-up stage

Discussing the SDGs with the Vice Chancellor of Obafemi Awolowo University, Nigeria

Mentoring secondary students as Project manager for The Agape Foundation

Speaking at a leadership conference

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June 22, 2021 05:19

Hello there! This is an awesome idea you have here! I, too, am passionate in ensuring quality education is equalized throughout the society. I'd just like to point out a bit of something to keep in mind: during this situation, online learning has been the most common way of ensuring students receive education without having to worry about possible risks of the spread. As your plan may be implemented, how would you like to assist these children in pursuing education during these times? Especially considering your country-focus is Nigeria, you can try to consider tech-support. I myself have developed a plan to improve education, both online and offline. You can try to take a look at my plan through my profile, although I'm not fairly sure how exactly to share it to you.. Anyway, hope this could somehow help you in a way to improve your concept; love your idea! Good luck and keep up the wonderful work!!