The Youth Citizen Entrepreneurship Competition is an activity within the framework of the UNESCO Global Action Programme (GAP) on Education for Sustainable Development (ESD)

Do you know Neem seed saves life?

Published on June 5, 2016 um 11:11

Explain your idea in details:

This product is targeted to help reduce the wide spread of malaria in rural areas and the country at large. This is a locally made insecticide product which is made from local active chemicals and resources which annihilates insects within few seconds of contact and with less impact on human it will provide symptomatic relief for upper airway congestion for humans due to additional chemical content. With a quite knowledge on cosmetology and chemicals in collaboration with professionals we will see the possibility on how to make the product serve as both insecticides and air freshener. We will improve the effectiveness of this product with Neem oil which is a natural insect repellant. This is natural biodegradable oil that can be used as a natural pesticide by local farmers for their crops. Having known that the chemicals in the market are expensive and not affordable by all we decided to come up with this idea so that it can serve as an alternative source for rural dwellers to use when cultivating vegetables such as tomatoes, spinach etc. The oil cake can also be used as organic nitrogenous fertilizer which can be added to the soil before planting heavy-feeding vegetables like tomatoes, peppers, melons, or cruciferous vegetables like broccoli, cabbage. Leafy vegetables like lettuce and spinach also benefit from high levels of nitrogen in the soil. The oil will be extracted either locally or using machinery so as to have the best yield. The product will be well packaged, affordable and of different sizes. Door to door, all round hawking and rural area marketing strategy will be employed so as have effective producer-consumer chain.

Expected impact of your idea on sustainable development

Despite so many gains in malaria prevention and treatment, an estimated 100 million malaria cases and about 300,000 deaths each year has been recorded making Nigeria the country with the highest number of malaria casualties worldwide. According to the Nigerian National Malaria Strategic Plan 2014-2020, malaria is responsible for 60 percent of outpatient visits to health facilities, 30 percent of childhood deaths, 25 percent of deaths in children under one year, and 11 percent of maternal deaths. We are targeting more than 1,000,000 rural and urban dwellers and also to help local farmers achieve optimized production and yield. We will also engage in community empowerment through training groups of people, individuals and cooperate society. Since agricultural practices span throughout the year we will work hard to make this product available to the farmers. Our impact measurement will be shaped by variety of factors. We have been internally strengthened by involving pioneering thinkers in social impact and leadership and we will collect performance data focused on assessing how effective and helpful the product will be to the people in the prevention of malaria widespread. We will also be collecting outcome performance data focused on assessing farmers changes in yields and income. We will also measure our impact by our presence in the society and the number of jobs we can provide to the society. At full scale we will like have a lot of employees thereby reducing the unemployment and have trained and empowered thousands of Nigerians. We can achieve this by providing a long lasting trusted high quality product and service which will be recommended from one person to another.

Plans for implementation and sustainability

We will be bringing together pioneering thinkers in social impact and leadership, and we are also open to collaborate with professionals and industry players to help us grow to full scale. We are currently collaborating with Quality Skills Nigerian Limited which have served as strategic advisor and business mentor. They have contributed in training us in cosmetology, business consulting marketing, product branding and licensing. We will be establishing a neem tree plantation so that we can be able to meet up to the supply of neem oil and the cake.

Our revenue model will be from Sales of Individual Insecticide Products. (100mls, 200mls, 250mls etc.). Sales of Pesticides product, Sales of Natural fertilizer and feeds.  Trainings and Consultation for individuals or cooperate society and Website advertising. We shall submit proposals to organizations, investors and banks for sponsorships and grants. We will build a better producer-customer relationship in which our targets are: Rural area dwellers, Urban cities, Farmers, Homes, schools and hospital Online users using the different social media such as Facebook, twitter, WhatsApp and websites etc.
We will employ sustainable marketing strategy which involves, Door to door sales, Street hawking, Suppliers to retailers in shops. Organize free empowerment training and also give out promos and incentives to customers.

We will be creating a platform to enlighten the people on the benefits and value of our products and services. Rendering free trainings as part of societal empowerment to reduce poverty and over dependence on the government. We will frequently organize health and agricultural seminars for the people to teach them on how to improve their health conditions and how farmers can use new cutting edge technology to improve their production.

Your profile

This enthusiastic young man is Pwavodi Tanihungoama Joshua by name and 26yrs old, I hail from Numan Local Government Area, of Adamawa State, Nigeria. Had my primary school education in Bright Future International Primary school, graduated as the second best student of my set, attended secondary school at Walter Gowans Memorial College, graduated as the best student and the first to set a record of taken First Position from JSS1 first term to SS3 third semester. During my secondary school won several competition local, state and nationally. Such as Cowbell Mathematics, ANCOPPS essay competition etc. The best graduating student of the department of geology Ahmadu Bello University 2013 class. Awarded four years scholarship by both Shell Nigeria and TOTAL E&P during my university studies. I am currently among the few scholars taken to study a masters degree in Integrated Petroleum studies and Evaluation Studies in Shell Centre of Excellence in Geosciences and Petroleum Engineering University of Benin. I served in different capacities as a leader from primary school to now and that opportunity exposed me to interact with a lot of young people and positively impacted them. A co-founder of the Cornerstone Youth Foundation an NGO with the mandate of raising a better generation. Training and empowering youths in skills acquisition and development, and sponsoring some students in the primary and secondary schools. I grew up in an environment where things were hard economically and that always motivates me to take life serious and work hard for a great future. I always known that I have what it takes to change the world and make it a better place for everyone; this always motivates me to render services and provide possible solutions that will enhance the living condition of people.

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start-up stage

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Comments

August 29, 2016 17:05

hi,
great idea. keep it up.

August 21, 2016 18:52

You conceived a great idea. Sure it's great, when it comes to social problems, your idea is the real solution. I support it by votes and comments. Just don't give up if want to implement it!

July 23, 2016 23:49

Your idea is good and very motivated and i think you will be a winner

Christiantus chilaka

July 14, 2016 09:22

Papa Joshua, your idea is indeed spectacular, keep it up, the sky is your starting point.

paul inashi

June 21, 2016 10:42

Finally here is the long awaiting solution to the long lingering malaria palava that Nigerians have been battling with. I must say your idea is an answered prayer. I can't wait to see the implementation of this. Good jobs.

June 17, 2016 09:41

hi,
congrats for great idea, hope will be useful to support the community.
i have already cast a vote for you
best wishes

Jacob Baro

June 16, 2016 09:49

It is indeed a great idea and I strongly recommend this innovation.

ABUGU KASIEMOBI

June 16, 2016 00:14

I SUPPORT YOUR IDEA/PROJECT AND LOOK FORWARD TO IT MAKING THE BEST IN THE WORLD

Josh

June 15, 2016 21:58

this is a brilliant idea that will contribute to the nation, God bless you and may it come to reality

Lawrence Mukiibi

June 15, 2016 20:31

Breath taking and far-reaching project in malaria control

June 15, 2016 10:37

Hello Joshua , your Idea fantastic and helpful for people , i wish to be one of the winners . I vote for you .

June 15, 2016 09:53

hello friends thanks for your comments and recommendation, we will keep working on it to give our best

Nepalplanet Treks

June 15, 2016 06:50

tunde

June 15, 2016 00:06

Nice one bro keep it up

tunde

June 14, 2016 23:28

Nice one bro keep it up

June 14, 2016 20:23

Very innovative idea. Keep up the good work.

June 14, 2016 20:05

mr joshua my idea is ending hunger and malnutrition in tanzania

June 14, 2016 18:21

Great idea

June 14, 2016 17:01

I like this innovation.

My Thumbs up!!!

June 14, 2016 16:56

Hello Joshua,
Thanks for the vote, I have voted back not because you voted for me but because I believe in your project.
Reading through your profile, I have received some form of enlightenment.
Wish you all the best.
Regards.
Irene

Emmanuel

June 14, 2016 16:54

Weldone Josh. Good thinking, Good product.

June 14, 2016 16:53

Wow!!! Very Good idea... I real like it...

June 14, 2016 16:09

nice idea, yes i now the benefits of neem very well, as coming from the country where neem tree is treated as home remedy of soo many illness,here in our country people use neem sticks for cleaning their teeth, they also keep dried neem leaves in clothes while storing them, neem leaves water is used to take bath for allery or skin disesses....u can ask me for sugestions if u need any, im ready to help.

June 14, 2016 15:32

pls invite your friends to vote for my idea pls tnx

June 14, 2016 15:20

thanks a lot andrei

June 14, 2016 14:32

Hi!

I have read your idea and I believe it would have an immense impact if successfully implemented. However, I would advise you to further explain the impact and potential health hazards of your product as well as the production process.

Best of luck!
Andrei

June 14, 2016 09:44

Hi Joshua! I have taken a look at your idea and been totally impressed by your knowledge and experiences! I gave you a vote without any hesitation.
Good luck!

June 14, 2016 00:51

You have nice idea.

I voted to you

Thanks

Emeka

June 13, 2016 22:35

Highly innovative and exceptionally outstanding

June 13, 2016 21:23

You know your project is not only good but excellent, In the midst of economic deprivation, families have little access to health care services, your project will not only help people in Nigeria so work hard to make it a success, I trust u can All the best.

Nwabia F.N

June 13, 2016 21:19

Nice one Joshua

June 13, 2016 20:05

Awesome i must say!

June 13, 2016 18:54

Your project will help save many. Keep it up and God Bless

June 13, 2016 18:29

vote now

June 13, 2016 17:45

thanks a lot at alll

June 13, 2016 17:43

Thanks man, together we will change the whole world

June 13, 2016 17:36

You have a great idea and your intention is good.It's people like you who make a difference when it come to actually doing something.
Keep up the good work.
As a fellow competitor , I am thrilled to compete with such good people.
Wouldn't you say that this is an achievement in itself?

Mark P. Ditto

June 9, 2016 08:40

this is a worthy idea that will help solve the most common yet dangerous problem especially in the rural communities of Nigeria. Nice short. you have my vote

June 8, 2016 04:58

Hi Joshua,
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 comment/advice.

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

Also, is this the same NEEM that we get in India?

Thank you in advance for your time.
Best,
LPS
https://www.entrepreneurship-campus.org/members/indiainspires/

Kwiyabu Wycliffe

June 7, 2016 17:50

very good initiatives Tani keep up

June 6, 2016 00:29

Hie dear congratulations on your project, I support it .since we are friends here I've just voted for ur project, so please kindly vote for my idea too

MY PROJECT
Project Diginity the idea of Ñatasha Annie Tonthola was also selected for best Project category 2016

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

Best of luck
Natasha Annie Tonthola

May 26, 2016 13:58

Jonah the granites are into entrepreneurship. we will work together with time to see how we can succeed

May 26, 2016 13:56

Cecilia thanks, I believe we will work together with time

May 25, 2016 01:34

My fellow granite, you have a nice business initiative. Very commendable.

May 23, 2016 15:27

Thats a very interesting business and one which can be implemented in other malaria-ridden countries. It is also pretty cool that the profits will go to a certain cause. Wish you all the best.