IT solution to End Poverty

IT solution to End Poverty

Bangladesh
Organization type: 
nonprofit/ngo/citizen sector
Budget: 
$10,000 - $50,000
Project Summary
Elevator Pitch

Concise Summary: Help us pitch this solution! Provide an explanation within 3-4 short sentences.

Expanding digital education among disadvantaged youth and children with the aim of increasing employment opportunities so that they can live a life of dignity.In one word-Creation of employment through digital learning.

About Project

Problem: What problem is this project trying to address?

Disadvantaged communities including slum dwellers,Richsaw/van pullers,excluded,disconnected children and youth. Age limit is from six years to 35.Most of them are coming from poor and hardcore poor families.

Solution: What is the proposed solution? Please be specific!

-A flexible terms of enrollment is the innovation of this project.As the trainees are not formally included in the mainstream system of education due to their poverty.So we formulated very flexible terms of enrollment,duration and time of class.Even their minimum entry fee is also flexible and they can pay this few amount of fees on the basis of their availability of fund.IT education can bring a dramatical change in employment sector.Our experience shows that some youths with less qualification are earning more money through digital education comparatively more than some highly qualified one.
Impact: How does it Work

Example: Walk us through a specific example(s) of how this solution makes a difference; include its primary activities.

-To provide computer training for disadvantaged youth and children. -To connect them with the job seekers website. -To develop their skill based on the requirements of job seekers. -To enhance them to design their life through easy access to information super highway.
About You
Organization:
Voice of South Bangladesh
About You
First Name

Shahidul

Last Name

Islam

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About Your Organization
Organization Name

Voice of South Bangladesh

Organization Country
Country where this project is creating social impact
How long has your organization been operating?

1‐5 years

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Innovation
What stage is your project in?

Operating for less than a year

Share the story of the founder and what inspired the founder to start this project

I am the founder.It was initially my pilot project to ensure an access to information technology for excluded youth people.But in course of time I found that some youth people with some few education is doing well and getting job through this training.It inspired me to expand the program.Now more trainees are joining this program as they became inspired to others.

Social Impact
Please describe how your project has been successful and how that success is measured

My project is successful.Measurement can be done through direct listening from disadvantaged target beneficiaries those who trained from ISEP center and doing job in different enterprises.Case studies may be another way to measuring success.

How many people have been impacted by your project?

How many people could be impacted by your project in the next three years?

101- 1,000

How will your project evolve over the next three years?

I have decided to invest my full time to this project.A plan of diversify the existing activities based on academic background and age of each group of people.As the project is a easy way to bring a change to unemployed young generation,so I will diversify it in terms of both outreach and activities.

Sustainability
What barriers might hinder the success of your project and how do you plan to overcome them?

Actually its a subsidized project.So to make it scale-up we have started another charge-based activities like internet browsing,compose,photocopier,digital equity school,a minimum fees for those who are capable to provide it.By expanding outreach and diversify present activities,we may sure that the project will be sustainable within next three years of time.Side by side we are communicating with some donors to donate some foundation costs like computer.It will enhanced our ensuring sustainability.

Tell us about your partnerships

We have networks with many national and international networks like TIG global,WSSCC etc.We are in the process of getting Global knowledge partnership network members.As a growing entity we have a plan to increase network within next three years of time.

Explain your selections

Personally I funded to our project.It a product of my long dream.Still I am providing all sorts of support to the project.A minimum fee is charging sometimes which is not covering a small parts of cost.

How do you plan to strengthen your project in the next three years?

In next three years activity plan I have diversify activities and targeted more beneficiaries by categories them into different groups.Diversified activities and expanding outreach will bring our project in a break-even point at the end of next three years.

Challenges
Which barriers to employment does your innovation address?
Please select up to three in order of relevancy to your project.

PRIMARY

Other (Specify Below)

SECONDARY

Lack of skills/training

TERTIARY

Other (Specify Below)

Please describe how your innovation specifically tackles the barriers listed above.

Insufficient devices and lack of well-trained instructors are the barriers of our project.Instructors are migrating and devices are showing problems due its over stress and new hands handling.
Through developing skills and attracting donors we are trying to solve such problems.

Are you trying to scale your organization or initiative?
If yes, please check up to three potential pathways in order of relevancy to you.

PRIMARY

Other (please specify below)

SECONDARY

Other (please specify below)

TERTIARY

Other (please specify below)

Please describe which of your growth activities are current or planned for the immediate future.

Expanding outreach and diversify activities(New dimension of training and activities of organization)we are now trying to scale our initiatives.

Do you collaborate with any of the following: (Check all that apply)

If yes, how have these collaborations helped your innovation to succeed?

N/A

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