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.

'UFUNDI MALL'-CRAFTMANSHIP SKILLS SERVICE PROVISION MALL

Published on June 8, 2021 um 19:08

Explain your idea in details:

Tanzania has never established a common platform for all of its vocational skills personnel to have a single-stop working center whereby all citizens will be catered all their vocational (and repair) needs and demands at a single multi-purpose center. Just as Shopping Malls cater the needs and demands of shopping for citizens by making them able meet their shopping demands at one multi-purpose shopping center, why not with repair issues? This idea comes at the right time to meet the right demands that has been a desire for many Tanzanians. It will be established in collaboration with VETA and all necessary stakeholders by making sure the services(s) offered through all courses at VETA and other vocational training centers are available in form of jobs at this center i.e auto mechanics, electrical, hospitality, agro mechanics, embroidery, plumbering, carpentry, and all other skills available in vocational training centers around the world depending on market demands. Its objectives include; To be the first project and leading vocational based center to have ever happened in Tanzania and Africa at large, to align with the Ministry concerned with Youth and Employment in meeting demands of employment for the youth and lower the unemployment rates in Tanzania, to increase the value of vocational Training in Tanzania, to ensure that vocational skills are given the most respect and priority needed, living Standards improved through youth employment, to raise national income, to simplify life for the citizens through all repair and vocational services being offered at a single center, As majority of Tanzanians cannot afford university education, more citizens will get opportunity to acquire skills that can also earn them employment just as University graduates earn employment and to foster industrialization.

Expected impact of your idea on sustainable development

The Ufundi Mall idea focuses on solving around five(5) Sustainable Development Goals i.e. SDG Goal No. 1 by ending poverty, SDG No. 4 by providing youth with a platform to practice their attained skills from vocational colleges while generating income, SDG No. 8 by providing decent work and economic growth since currently the vocational skills graduates arent given high consideration as required, SDG No. 9 by fostering innovation and industrial development and SDG No. 10 by reducing income inequalities within Tanzania through decent work. Success of my idea if implemented will be based upon the quality of service provision i.e customer satisfaction since the idea is more focused on service provision.

Plans for implementation and sustainability

The idea itself is sustainable since each year there are many graduates from Vocational schools that are jobless and mostly lack capital to start their own workshops. Thus its my belief that the mall won't lack skilled personnel likewise citizens who are in need of the services that are always available.

Your profile

My name is Edita Medard Tairo, born on 16th September 1989. Currently working as HR at TANAPA. Am a highly ambitious person highly motivated and inspired to make the world a better place for everyone. Awards received include; Overall Winner of Open Government Partnership-Twaweza Essay contest 2012, Certificate of Participation in Goi Peace Contest of 2013, 2015 and 2016; Certificate of Participation in 2016 CMC write to win essay contest. Also I have published the following; Wrote a paper on Sababu za wanaume kufa mapema-men lifespan that was published at Hesperian.org (a website for health topics). It was submitted in a contest of health publications in swahili (shindano la machapisho ya kiafya katika Kiswahili) A Research Report titled, Assessment on the causes and effects of poor time management in public organizations: Case Study of Tanzania Tourist Board for award of my Bachelors Degree at Mzumbe University. Apart from the above, I have participated in other contests including; 2014 Project success Botswana Essay Contest 2014 Wolfoundation Writing Contest-Poetry Category 2014 Tigo Digital Changemakers contest (Tigo Reach for Change) 2014 NAHR Ram Charan HR Essay Contest 2015 Uongozi Institute Leadership Essay Contest 2016 Africa Energy Essay Contest (NEF) 2016 32ND Eisaku Sato Essay Contest. I have also won year 2020 Citizenship Entrepreneurship Competition-Best Ideas (Adult Category) as a third winner with my idea of Mental Health Awareness Clubs in Learning Institutions (Schools to University Level).

'UFUNDI MALL'-CRAFTMANSHIP SKILLS SERVICE PROVISION MALL

Stage of Idea

conceptual stage

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Melkiard Tairo

November 10, 2021 05:21

Congratulation for this greatest achievement to be one of the Finalist.Edita Medard Tairo ,it's such a greatest achievement and am very happy to see your Ufundi Mall project

Euphemia Tairo

November 3, 2021 08:51

The best idea in fulfilling our country's industrialization goals and helping youth have a better future.

I hope every youth knows how unemployment and lack of room for showing ones talents and creativity have made many of the multitalented individuals to miss the opportunity of living their lives to the fullest.
My votes goes to fulfillment of this plan.

November 1, 2021 17:37

The price of success is hard work, dedication to the job at hand, and the determination that whether we win or lose, we have applied the best of ourselves to the task at hand.

Your idea is very smart and practical.

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October 25, 2021 19:03

What's the point of being alive if you don't at least try to do something great? You only live once, if you live it right, once is enough.
# climate car
I really support your idea completely.. your idea is unconventional.
never give up
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Geophrey Mwanawima

October 23, 2021 06:16

Hello Edita.
I would like to appreciate your efforts and passion for the need of transferring the youth community.
I guarantee that your great idea will not fail, it will work and impact more of the targeted population and leave your significance.
Keep the fire burning

Melkiard Tairo

October 23, 2021 03:00

It's a greatest opportunity to the Tanzanian and the African Youth ,to have more than thousand jobs at a time in your greatest project of UFUNDI MALL.Its a greatest Idea for the country as well as the society will benefit the fruitfulness of the project.This is a long life project of all countrywide and internationally.Congratulation and much appreciation to this wonderful project.

October 22, 2021 20:14

Always remember, you have the strength, patience and passion to reach for the stars to change the world. https://www.entrepreneurship-campus.org/ideas/32/21472/
Your idea is great.
There is only one thing that makes a dream impossible to achieve: The Fear of Failure.

October 20, 2021 08:57

There is only one thing that makes a dream impossible to achieve >> The fear of failure. So many of our dreams at first seem impossible, then they seem improbable, and then, when we summon the will, they soon become inevitable. https://www.entrepreneurship-campus.org/ideas/32/21472/

October 6, 2021 15:12

Hi, Edita! Good day! Greetings from the Philippines! I am happy that you are once again a part of this wonderful platform. Your proposed idea looks very interesting to me. I see establishing a common platform for vocational needs as imperative if we wish to encourage more people to engage in them. Good luck on this idea of yours! I do hope that this gets the support it needs to prosper and be well known in your native Tanzania. I have voted for it just now because I believe in the promise of your idea. All the best, Edita!

On another note, I do hope that you can spare some time to comment on my idea. I need it very much to see if there are things that I need to look into to further improve my idea. Thank you! Keep safe!

October 5, 2021 21:22

Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world. Success is not final, failure is not fatal, It is the courage to continue that counts.

Your idea is very smart and practical.
https://www.entrepreneurship-campus.org/ideas/32/21472/

August 7, 2021 13:06

This is a great ideia Edita Medard Tairo. My only suggestion is to include more details on how the mall will be generating revenues. For example: how many stands it will have? How is the current demand for such repair and training needs? How Many potential youth might demand the mall services/year? etc. This gives a better picture on how the mall will be self-sustained. Wish you good luck and success!

July 30, 2021 12:20

Hello Madam edita, How there at TANAPA,
Already voted for your idea. The Ufundi Mall is more than practical for creating employment opportunities to youth. Good Idea Edita.

July 27, 2021 14:40

Hello Everyone! Thanks for the continued support that you are showing me. Kindly continue supporting me by your comments and votes so that I can make it to the finals and make this dream a reality. Thank you so much

July 27, 2021 14:40

Hello Everyone! Thanks for the continued support that you are showing me. Kindly continue supporting me by your comments and votes so that I can make it to the finals and make this dream a reality. Thank you so much

July 27, 2021 14:39

Hello Everyone! Thanks for the continued support that you are showing me. Kindly continue supporting me by your comments and votes so that I can make it to the finals and make this dream a reality. Thank you so much

July 24, 2021 16:03

@Oyebamiji Philip Thank you indeed for your comments and votes since without your constructive comments and votes my idea is nothing. I really appreciate. May you continue to support me till the end of the competition. Thanks alot

July 24, 2021 16:01

@ Hedwiga Tairo thanks for the votes and comment that states "This is a great idea that if well implemented can help employ alot of youth that currently have no jobs. It will also boost and inspire creativity in different fields to our communities. I hope you win this and make it happen for the better of us all" as it will contribute towards making this idea a reality

Hedwiga Tairo

July 22, 2021 20:28

This is a great idea that if well implemented can help employ alot of youth that currently have no jobs. It will also boost and inspire creativity in different fields to our communities. I hope you win this and make it happen for the better of us all

July 12, 2021 11:55

this wonderful idea to me its will help many young people in the community and change their lives established a common platform for all of its vocational skills personnel to have a single-stop working center whereby all citizens will be catered all their vocational (and repair) needs and demands at a single multi-purpose center. Just as Shopping Malls cater the needs and demands of shopping for citizens by making them able meet their shopping demands at one multi-purpose shopping center, why not with repair issues? This idea comes at the right time to meet the right demands that has been a desire for many Tanzanians. It will be established in collaboration with VETA and all necessary stakeholders by making sure the services(s) offered through all courses at VETA and other vocational training centers

RENATUS

June 25, 2021 09:26

One of the best idea,creative and innovative which will cater the needs and demands for our society,Edita keep it up & wishing you success in each and everything you do.

OSCAR

June 25, 2021 08:54

hello sister Editha
I truly like your idea and it will be impressive for many youths within the community...And through this ideas am sure many of youths can use their skills and knowledge acquire from vocational training center to achieve their goals. also they may take an apportunity from this idea to generate innovations in different aspects in the community..Almighty God bless you and i believe you must win this competition

EDITA MEDARD

June 22, 2021 14:35

Thank you very much dear friends for keeping on voting for my idea. May this attitude remain forever in supporting each other towards making the world a better place. I also welcome you to submit your ideas if you haven't as i believe everybody has a contribution towards making the world a better place. I will also read your ideas, comment and vote. Thank you

June 16, 2021 11:10

Hello Edita, sorry for the late response.

I truly like your idea and it seems to be very thought-through which is, to say the least - impressive. Your countless awards convey that you do not need a good luck comment. But then again - there is not such a thing as too much luck;)

Wish you all the best,
A Fidler

ANDREW MOGBOLU

June 11, 2021 09:16

This is great my friends and nice idea wishing success in everything you do to make this idea the best idea of the year 2021 congratulations my friend and let work together to win the competition again.