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.
Explain your idea in details:
Reborn Academy is an educational start-up aimed at providing education for autistic children to create a platform with a variety of online courses for both autistic kids and their parents. According to the development report of autistic children in China, there are more than 2 million autistic children aged 0-14 in China. Due to weak public awareness, lack of professional support system and insufficient educational resources for their growth and education,many autistic children are still excluded from normal life. The aim of our platform is to provide courses through interpersonal communication, language, integration, cognition, attention, family training, attention training and so on.More life skills Reborn Academy hopes to help every child who can only stay at home through online courses to let them have a normal life and return to school. Reborn Academy will work with rehabilitation institutions to create their own courses. The reborn Academy website / application will be easy to use and very effective. After installation, the user will first create an account, and then parents will help the child create their own profile, providing basic information, such as the child's name, age, interests and family. After registration, parents can choose courses according to their children's age. There are 12 courses for different levels from K1 to K12 to choose from. The courses would focus on life skills, such as communication, social integration, language, cognition, etc. and would correspond to the level of the child. Each course has a corresponding introduction for parents' reference. After selecting, you can start learning. After each lesson, there may be corresponding exercises.There will also be a parent communication community on the website. Parents can consult experts online for problems of children at different stages.
Expected impact of your idea on sustainable development
The target goal of Reborn Academy is autistic children aged 0-21. We will provide them with online studying courses. Reborn Academy uses unique teaching materials and educational methods to provide online learning education for autistic children. Because everything on the Reborn Academy platform is free, we can increase the opportunity for every autistic child to receive education. In order to measure the social impact of reborn academy through statistics, we can view the number of users to estimate the impact of the courses on people's lives[How would you measure the impact on an individual user? What could be a way to measure integration or interpersonal communication, for example?Send some questionnaires before and after the course][Questions like, On a scale of 1 to 10, how easy is it for your child to socialist? To express their emotions?. In addition to this, we would measure the impact on individual users by asking the parents to fill out questionnaires before the start of the course, and after completing the course. The questionnaires would include questions like, On a scale of 1 to 10, how would you rate your childs communication skills?. This will help us see the impact of the course on individual users. This platform expects to contribute to SDG Goal 4: Quality Education Goal 10: Reduced Inequalities and Goal 3: Good Health and Well- being.
Plans for implementation and sustainability
The business model of Reborn Academy has four core parts: value proposition, target market, market strategy and financial sustainability. The target market is any autistic children who do not have the opportunity to receive school education. Through our guidance, parents can help children operate and start learning at home. Our value proposition is to help every child have the opportunity to receive education as much as possible. In order to evaluate the value of the product, we used Baidu survey to investigate the parents of autistic children in mainland of China. The survey showed that more than 72% of autistic children parents indicated that their children did not have the ability to go to school normally or had been rejected by the school. 65% of parents are very supportive of the development of such platform and think it will be very helpful to their children. Our second survey briefly introduced our platform, and the results showed that 85% of our target markets said they would use our products. Our marketing channels will mainly focus on cooperation with educational non-profit organizations, and promote our platform to parents in need through activities, social media and hospitals. Our initial revenue will be mainly used for customer education, promotional activities and advertising. Our revenue stream is divided into two parts: donations and advertising revenue. Limited advertising will only be published in certain parts of our website, such as blogs and home pages. After our expansion, we can also apply for subsidies from the state. Our website will also include a donation page where companies and individuals can donate to help maintain our nonprofit organization. Most of our revenue will be used for marketing and payment for expert pre- recorded online courses.
I am Penny Liu, a 16 years old Chinese girl currently studying in Singapore. I have recently started to volunteer with a local NGO called Shine for their Reading Odyssey program, where I engage underprivileged students through reading. There,I concerned about children issue specially children with disabilities, either physical or mental. I think this is where I can contribute to society . After I watched the movie from India linked it with the problem of Quality education. I noticed that autistic children may face a lot of problems. Autistic child might not be received by schools and they can not have the same accessibility of education like other kids. According to United Nations data, up to now, more than 70 million people in the world are suffering from autism. About one in 160 children is autistic. I decided to customize a website for them with personal online courses. I hope that after the studying at Reborn Academy,each autistic child can maximize their potential and receive a good education, even just staying at home. The courses are also suitable for those autistic children who wants to go to school in the future to receive an early intensive behavioral intervention program. I will start this program from my own country - China. Then, I will try to contact rehabilitation centers in other countries to record courses in different languages to internationalize the website. I hope that more children can be educated through my own strength, and I also hope that autistic children can return to normal life after studying at Reborn Academy to help more families and even start school life.