Studio Makula Design

Published on June 6, 2016 um 12:59

Explain your idea in details:

Unemployment levels in Uganda have are at 80%. The highest number of unemployed people is also the youth who make up over 75% of the population. The youth in the country, Africa as well know the problems at their doorsteps and also hold the solutions in their hand. The solution to the problems facing African neighborhoods is in the hands of the young people/ the artist at your corner. Through out history, art and design has created innovative solutions to problems in the world ranging from furniture, housing, wells, energy solutions and so on. There is great potential in the art world from which Studio Makula intends to exploit. Studio Makula identifies artistic and innovative talent. It then empowers the selected people by providing the workspace, tools, skills and financial support to assist these young people see their innovative solutions hit the market place. These young people are empowered to the level of self sustainability i.e at the level of company set-up. As a result, different young people with innovative ideas and products are raised to the development of companies that can in turn provide employment to other people in the communities. Makula owns a percentage of the company which money it uses to invest in other young people. The activities we engage in are, scouting for talent, arranging competitions with specific outcomes in mind where winners are selected and supported, design collaboration and discussion, product prototype development and product design, furniture and interior design, architectural visualisations among others. The vision of the project is to, CREATE, INSPIRE AND INNOVATE.

Expected impact of your idea on sustainable development

The target of the project is to start over 5 design companies over the next 10 years and to employ over 1000 youth per company. These companies are expected to produce products that help people in their societies. As a result, people`s livelihoods are improved, the export market in the country is expected to grow. Imported products are reduced. Success measures include among other things, penetrating the world market, reduced unemployment levels, increased industrialization. Most importantly the employed youth are taught to transform their communities for the better.

Plans for implementation and sustainability

Studio Makula Design is currently engaged in design activities such as, interior and furniture design, architectural 3d visualizations and art-painting to raise capital and the necessary resources for survival.
The customer base includes architectural companies, individual designers, students, home owners among others.
The market is reached through social media, Studio Makula on Facebook, and inter-personal communication mainly.
The company also engages in architectural outsourcing where we hire other professionals to do architectural work in the case that we get.
The company engages in problem-solution identification projects with the current one being, formalizing the `rolex` business in the country.

Your profile

I am one of those youth who love to inspire and spur the potentials of others for greater things through writing and leadership. I am passionate about creation, design and problem solving with practical solutions. I am bachelor of architecture finalist at Makerere university. I currently work at studio Makula Design ltd which is a company I cofounded with a friend a few months back. I desire to see a Uganda where the potentials of the youth are fully utilized and I aspire to play a great role towards this. I have. Other achievements. Finalist in the BN poetry Africa award. I represented the College of Engineering Design and Art Makerere University in the 2012 real estate and homes expo. Finalist in the Tubes Architecture Student Competition. Articles and photography have appeared in; `ta`ndi magazine` issue 1, 2015, Architecture Uganda Journal May 2016

Stage of Idea

start-up stage

architectural 3d physical modeling

a member of the team at work

model near completion

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Comments

August 22, 2016 13:53

Awesome good project I support you by a vote and comment

August 22, 2016 05:04

I read your idea! It's great one and will bring a great solution too in solving social problems. I support it by votes and comments. Just don't give up if you want to make it!

August 11, 2016 08:16

This is a great idea and if implemented it can obviously transform developing societies. I support it by votes and comments. Just don't give up, you'll make it.

June 29, 2016 16:45

empowering the youth and reducing unemployment is a good target.

June 29, 2016 16:44

empowering the youth and reducing unemployment is a good target.

June 29, 2016 16:44

empowering the youth and reducing unemployment is a good target.

June 29, 2016 16:44

empowering the youth and reducing unemployment is a good target.

June 29, 2016 16:43

empowering the youth and reducing unemployment is a good target.

June 29, 2016 16:43

empowering the youth and reducing unemployment is a good target.

June 29, 2016 16:41

empowering the youth and reducing unemployment is a good target.

June 29, 2016 16:40

empowering the youth and reducing unemployment is a good target.

June 29, 2016 16:38

empowering the youth and reducing unemployment is a good target.

June 29, 2016 16:37

empowering the youth and reducing unemployment is a good target.

June 29, 2016 16:36

empowering the youth and reducing unemployment is a good target.

Kitumba

June 20, 2016 19:16

Thanks Barigye for the comment

Maurice Barigye

June 20, 2016 13:53

Great idea... I like to see young people who are not sitting back but grabbing the world by the scruff of the neck.
Very well done, and I am voting not only for this idea, but also to not be afraid to push the boundaries... The world is waiting for you to conquer it!

Peter Tibagendeka

June 20, 2016 13:17

I am proud to have associated with SMD because their brilliant team of professionals whose fundamental value is to listen to the needs of their clients and giving them and their projects maximum personal attention including top-notch distinctive creative design and creativity forming the right combination for splendidly created design solutions.

From my past experience, I define SMD as a team of mature poly talented professionals that love the craft of great design and at the heart of every project of theirs lies a fine attitude of flexibility on the customer's needs and requirements.

Finally, at the heart of every project, lies the concern for the environment. In the past, they have worked with different partners studios across the industry with the purpose of achieving efficiency, a reduced energy use as well as improved life quality of the end users of their design.

June 13, 2016 17:31

Thanks for supporting me...I will do the same for you

June 13, 2016 17:16

Hi, you have a good idea there.
I have cast my vote for you!
Please i need you support also and a comment will also help. please check out my idea by clicking "Pwavodi Tanihungoama Joshua" above, and give your valuable comment/advice.

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Also, if you like my idea, PLEASE vote for me!
Thank you in advance for your time.
Best,
Joshua

June 9, 2016 00:26

Hello. .kitumba.........I've given you ur 31st vote.pls check
Congratulations on ur project I support it.

My project :
Project dignity idea of Ă‘atasha Annie Tonthola was also selected on best project category since we are a family here and friends I voted for ur project.

Please kindly review it and VOTE for me too as I've done with yours.

https://www.entrepreneurship-campus.org/ideas/10/3549/

Best wishes is all I can wish u

Kind regards
Natasha Annie Tonthola

June 8, 2016 21:03

thanks for the comment. I will check yours out too.

June 8, 2016 03:18

Hi Kitumba,
I have cast my vote for you!

When you get a moment, please check out my idea by clicking "Lakshya Pawan Shyam" above, and give your valuable.

Also, if you like my idea, PLEASE vote for me!

Thank you in advance for your time.
Best,
LPS
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