Awards: What awards or honors has your solution received, if any?
In 2013, I received an award from the anzisha prize which seeks the 12 best young entrepreneurs in Africa every year.
Also in 2014, Poult Vault received the impact award from CAGWEESA network in Cameroon
Tell us about your partnerships
We are in partnership with IRAD, an agric research institute in Cameroon who help us with strategic resources and latest poultry technology trends which we use in our poultry.
Also we are in partnership with national skills academy (NSA), an australian institution which helps us with trainings and other many resources.
Also we are in partnership with JOBS CAMEROON, an organization which seeks to make job opportunities and other opportunities known nation wide. we partner with them to source for good workers and poultry specialists.
We are in partnership with the Anzisha prize and ALA (African leadership Academy) which helps use with any resources they can. from intellectual to financial.
Challenges: What challenges might hinder the success of your project and how do you plan to overcome them?
Poult Vault operations are very capital intensive with prices of poultry inputs being very high. There are also high chances of disease outbreaks due to environmental factors
How does your idea help young people create bright futures and improve opportunities for meaningful and long-term careers?
In Cameroon, there are numerous programs for training entrepreneurship to young people but there are no programs for pragmatic solutions. Through our activities, we get young people to be immersed in various levels of our activities which makes them learn and also makes them generate income. At the Poultry farm itself, we employ 4 full time youth staff who take part in the raising of the chickens. At the level of sales, we train youths on marketing and sales for free and give them these chickens for free to sell in their local markets or communities to make a living. We also train youths on poultry keeping and assist them with all resources we can for them to make a life for themselves. Also, we sell enhanced organic fertilizers to youth farmers in our community to help them increase their yields. Also we help schools in rural areas employ more young teachers by making these schools have more students and peoples through our school fees scheme.
Intervention Focus: Identify which of the following best explain key parts of your solution
Job Creation, Education - Curricular, Training/Skill Development, Community, Products or Services, Financing, Rural Economies, Other.
Does your project utilize any of the innovative design principles below? Select a theme below that most applies to your work. If none of them do, no problem, you can skip this question.
Create New Industries: recognize opportunities in the marketplace to build new professions or new markets
Is your project targeted at solving any of the following key barriers? Select a theme below that most applies to your work. If none of them do, no problem, you can skip this question.
Lack of youth empowerment