Shelters for anti social homeless peopel
Getting homeless people of the streets.
Helping the weakest of those living on the edge of society.
The competition is only open to people between 18-34 years-old and resident in UK, Ireland, Sweden, Denmark or the Netherlands. Does this apply to you
Country of residence of entrepreneur
Tell us about your personal background. Why are you passionate about this issue? Making an idea a reality takes innovation, dedication and strong leadership. Do you have the necessary entrepreneurial skills to realize your vision?
I am studying Industrial and furniture design at school of architecture in Aarhus.
I have worked whit sustainability on a few projects. I am specially interested in social sustainability and helping people to help them selves.
About Your Organization
Country where this project is creating social impact
Denmark, AR, Aarhus
Is your organization a
Non‐profit/NGO/citizen sector organization
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The Need: What problem are you trying to solve?
a lot of homeless people in Denmark are on the streets because of psychic problems, and a lot of these people are anti social, and cant cope with the night shelters where a lot of homeless people sleep.
The Solution: What is your solution? Be specific!
To make it easier for these people to get of the cold ground and under shelter i have designed small wooden shelters. The form of the shelters are proportioned for sitting, sleeping and standing outside. The crooked form is suppose to give awareness to the fact that homeless people are a part of our society.
To make this a social project, the houses are to be build by carpenter-students as a construction project.
The Model: Walk us through a specific example of how your solution makes a difference; include your primary activities
Outdoor shelters, one person only, will make a differences for the homeless people who would otherwise sleep on the street ore on a bench. To me, sustainability is a lot about "the better choice" whether it is using fsc-wood instead of illegal wood, ore giving a homelessn person a better place to sleep.
The Marketplace: Who are your peers and competitors? Identify others also working to address the needs you are and what differentiates you from them. What challenges could these players pose to your success or growth?
As my project is non-profit, the more the merrier.!
Select the stage that best applies to your business
Operating for 1-5 years
This Entry is about (Issues)
What is the social impact you have had to date and how you measure it?
As the project is still on paper only, the project have only been used to start discussion about homeless people, why they are homeless and what kinde of problems they deal whit.
What barriers might hinder the success of your business? How do you plan to overcome them?
the problem might be an unwillingness to help these people, because op an opinion that they should just get of the streets. The problem is awareness, and the solution might be to tell more about the homeless lives.
How does your model address financial, social, and environmental sustainability?
The financial aspect of this project will be based on organisations only, it is not suppose to generate money for me ore anyone else, but to generate a better and more healthy alternative to the people who live on the edge of our society.
Awareness & learning
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