Career Manual

Published on July 22, 2016 um 18:19

Explain your idea in details:

The Career Manual is Nigeria's first career guide for young people which is a 18-page illustration on Career . We will publish editions which will cover salient ways young people can overturn challenges in career financing, career location, family and friendship pressure, self-discovery, career psychological wars. Their will be several editions covering diverse careers paths from Arts to Space Engineering . All editions will be published using illustrations, extensive research and case studies. We will publish them in different local languages in Nigeria, Africa and around the world where young people need career mentoring.

Expected impact of your idea on sustainable development

Our Career Manual will ensure that young people irrespective of location, finance and language gain access to key information to understand career and career paths. This will ensure that young people gain meaningful understanding of trends and knowledge at early career stages so they can understand career options, distractions and locations. There are over 60 million children in Nigeria under the age of 14, many of which don't understand the necessary career paths for future work and life. Our mission with the manual is that every young person irrespective of location, language or literacy have tools which is the magazine to lead a successful career and overturn career limitations. We sell to richer communities which cover the cost for those in disadvantaged communities. We will equip them with a simple illustrative magazine in form of cartoons using research, case studies and local languages. Our pilot location will be Lagos where about 5 million of these young people reside.

Plans for implementation and sustainability

We will sell one Career Manual at a cost that will cover the cost of another one which will be freely given to another young person in a local community.

Your profile

Abiola Oyebanjo is a Social Innovator. He is the curator of the 1864 Initiative; a social think-tank with the aim of becoming Africas primary institute for solving its most challenging micro social and economic problems. Abiola has five years of experience innovating and implementing solutions to social problems in Nigeria via working directly with communities with thematic areas on microcredit financing, capacity building, education, youth empowerment, career services, agriculture and technology. Abiola has through the 1864 Initiative started a Mental Revolution Forum in Nigeria targeted at changing the negative mind-sets thwarting development in Nigeria. He has written hundreds of stimulating ideas, projects, anecdotes and articles touching micro areas of development in education, relationships, success and religion, power through the print and social media featured in National newspapers. As the Project Leader of 1864 Academy, Abiola has worked with the 1864 Team to create the first Career Manual for young people; and He designed the roadmap to creating a flagship institute that would reduce the skill -gap of disadvantaged children in Nigeria. He is also a Finalist Essayist on contest organized by the Greens of the European Union and a Fellow of the Dell Social Innovation Challenge, University of Texas for his project called 1864 Academy which aims to provide career orientation, training and mentoring for young people in Africa

Stage of Idea

conceptual stage, planning stage, start-up stage

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August 25, 2016 14:35

Hello comrade,
You conceived a great idea when you push it hard into execution. I support it by votes and comments. What to do is just don't give up even when you don't make in the competition.

August 23, 2016 16:08

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August 10, 2016 07:53

You're great. The idea is great as well. You'll make it, just don't quit.

July 26, 2016 18:33

your a good designer for your idea i think it will be the developmental foster

July 24, 2016 02:27

Thanks Hashim. It's all about creating one small product with a resounding effect on poverty

July 23, 2016 23:28

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