Best Ideas 2022 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.

The inclusion of ICT in Schools

Stage of Idea start-up stage

Explain your idea in details:

We shall be offering the following services; Movable Labs (Laptop Computers): We would like to be using laptop computers instead of establishing static labs (desktop computers). Which are energy consuming and can occupy a lot of space as well. Preferably, laptop computers which are energy saving (stores charging) and cannot occupy too much space. Since lots of schools do not have electricity supply which has been the problem for the effective use of ICT in schools. We would be charging these computers at our charging center and in the morning hours before classes becomes we may have already dispatch them at the various schools. ICT Curriculum: We have already developed a tentative ICT curriculum for teaching. Which would serve as a guide to ICT teachers for them to teach effectively & efficiently. Until when Ministry of Education will release theirs. E.g, Without a curriculum, School A may tend to teach Networking to Class 1 kids, whilst School B will be teaching Hacking to Class 1 kids. But with a well structured curriculum their ours, it vividly shows the topics that should be taught at various academic categorizes & levels.

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Expected impact of your idea on sustainable development

Our targeted segment is categorized into two (Direct beneficiaries, which are; school going pupils - Primary & Secondary to be precise, and unemployed youths). The second segment are beneficiaries (the size, characteristic & demographic). As of 2020 2021, our beneficiaries have grown from (540 pupils that received training in a combination of 2 schools), to 600 + Pupils who are currently receive training in a combination of 2 schools as well. We do measure impact in evaluating success through monitoring & evaluation, monthly report and also through positive feedback from beneficiaries (pupils) concerning their training.

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Plans for implementation and sustainability

Our financial model consists of grant, sponsorship, fundraising activities, subscription from pupils and members of the organization. Whilst our profit is normally based on fees subscription that is paid by pupils for a whole academic year which is used for the sustainability of the project through paying ICT teachers, as well as repairing breakdown computers.

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Your profile

I am 27 years of age with over ten (10) years of practical working experience in the field of Computing, Project Design, Implementation and Management. Whilst currently the Founder & CVO (Chief Visionary Officer) of an innovative idea that has transformed into an organization called IT Specialists Without Borders. Which I singlehandedly founded in 2018 with the predominant mission of taking ICT at the doorstep of the underprivileged through ICT educational programs, research, training, workshops and scholarship grant. I am also an Ambassador for World Literacy Foundation, and subsequently a United People Global Sustainable Leader 2021 fellow. I holds renowned computer certifications such as; CCNA certificate at IPAM University of Sierra Leone (inclusive of Cyber Security Certificate, Certificate in Mobility Fundamental Series, Certificate in Internet of Everything (IoE), ISC2 CISSP (Cyber Security) & CompTIA A+ certificate at Cybrary, Microsoft Application Packages Professional Certificate at YDM, and an awaiting BSc. Degree in Networking & Telecommunication at UNIMTECH.

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