Congratulations on your win, Shuhra. I'm looking forward to seeing your dream fly. I'll write a promotional article for it on my blog to get more diverse attention. Let's keep in touch: [email protected] is my email.
Awesome project! I'm a big tree hugger myself and hate the way trees and wilderness are destroyed for so called 'development'. It's heart breaking. Governments the world over seem to think we can live without trees and flora. In actual fact, it's the opposite. Trees and nature can live without humans but we can't live without forestry because it produces our life critical oxygen. Maybe a human extinction is a blessing for nature.
Growing greenery on rooftops is great. You get great views, good vibes and most of all good energy because humans reconnect to their essence when in nature. And having activities for different demographics is a great way to promote and expand the scheme. I wish you all the best. I really hope this goes mainstream across Mumbai and other large cities.
It's always great to see young adults promoting youths and teens. They have so much energy, vision and make a huge demographic the world over, especially in Asia. I hope to see this project expand and not just cover Thailand but Southeast Asia and later the world, perhaps by creating an online youth camp like youthaward.org
Electric cars are definitely the future of global transportation so your project has a broad future to fit into. Using concepts like BMW i3 goes to show your knowledge about what vehicles are best for your idea. Free wifi and comfort are just what passengers the world over quietly demand. This is impressive, very futuristic. I see this seriously rivalling Ueber. I hope you will. Best of luck!
I think the coca industry is already fraught with vast iniquities, most especially facing African producers. Ivory Coast is the world's top cocoa exporter and it's farmers who harvest the crop work for slave wages and toil inhuman labour at least 12 hours a day. Children are not exempt from the trade because the families and communities are poor. But as long as Westerners can count on Starbucks always being open with coffee, who care right? Even though these farmers have nothing, this labour still feeds them somewhat. Now they're to be told they're going to be made jobless by an 'innovative cocoa separating machine'? I think not. I'm sorry, I don't support this project. Not until the iniquities facing these farmers is removed by the (Western run) WTO.
Good luck anyway, I suppose.
Ambitious project but resource-intensive. However with an investor, that may not be a problem. It's nice to see local capability identifying and solving regional problems. This shows that African problems are best fixed by Africans and not foreigners. I hope this campaign takes off.
I think with the expansion of the Internet worldwide and the shrinking of the world's societies into a global village, people by and large are learning much more about other places, cultures and communities than ever before. Parents who think in a confined way are mostly baby boomers but even they are enlightening themselves about millennials, for example. Through Hollywood, the World Cup, the X-Factor, America's Next Top Model and the likes, youths not just parents are seeing what else is possible out there. I can say from experience, many young people in Africa develop new technology or innovate existing systems, simply because they saw it was possible and were inspired to do so. So I don't think there's much ignorance about different vocations anymore, at least not as much as it used to be before the 90s. For that reason, I don't think this project will stand the test of time but who am I to say? One suggestion I'll make though, is to perhaps make this platform an exhibition of the various sub sectors in the mainstream industries already known about. Might make it more relevant.
Good luck & I voted for you.
Here's the link to the Internet Society, a global organization that works to provide accees of the Internet to everyone as well as keep the Internet free and open.
Very impressive project. A picture says a thousand words so visual communication will convey a lot when different people communicate with each other. This has a lot of merit for maligned and fringe communities and ethnicities around the world. I invite you to become a member of Internet Society and apply your project for a global grant of up to $10k next year. I already voted for you, vote for me too.