What has been the impact of your solution to date?
We have been able to improve the current local and foreign youth relationship
We have been able to empower already existed youth initiatives.
We have been able to encourage more communities to use the youth as a tool for development.
We have been able to utilize the European volunteer to pave way for future collaboration for societal growth.
We have been able to alleviate poverty in the deprived communities through youth initiative
We have been able to establish more skills training centres for youth
We have been able to provide platform for youth to voice out their challenges.
What is your projected impact over the next 1-3 years?
It is expected that over a period of 1-3 years period for the project the following will be achieved.
i. A greater number of youth shall have opportunity to educate themselves and their peers
ii. More poor communities will see positive change in their youth and assist in community work for development.
iii. More European youth will have the opportunity to exchange programme with their local counterparts both academically and politically.
iv. More youth will be encouraged to involve in traditional politics to serve as role models to their generation.
We also plan to set up 6 internet resource centers where underprivileged school children and youths could use the facilities to find the meaning of English words and also lean about information technology.
What barriers might hinder the success of your project? How do you plan to overcome them?
Financial barriers and the lack of good number of information technology volunteers. We expect to overcome our financial problem by winning this competition, Activating Empathy: Transforming Schools To Teach What Matters.
We need to purchase 60 computers and hire resource centers and employ more local staff for the project because the number of international volunteers who will be available will not be enough for the project
Winning entries present a strong plan for how they will achieve and track growth. Identify your six-month milestone for growing your impact
We plan to set up 2 internet learning centers for underprivileged children and youth in 6 months
Now think bigger! Identify your 12-month impact milestone
We plan to set up 4 internet learning centers for underprivileged children and youth in 12 months
Founding Story: We want to hear about your "Aha!" moment. Share the story of where and when the founder(s) saw this solution's potential to change the world [125 words]
Some reformers begun to attack orphanages for being overly regimented and sheltering their children too long. They argued that clustering children with similar backgrounds bred pauperism, and that institutionalized children were not prepared adequately for life struggles. They advocated dispersing the children into families.
Orphanages responded to the criticisms by striving to create homelike institutions. They broke the large congregate bedrooms into small units, built cottages in which small groups of children lived with a home mother, relaxed the discipline, added more recreation and enrichment programs, and cultivated children's individual talents.
The reformers intensified their criticism of orphanages, blaming them for obliterating individuality. They declared that the best method of caring for dependent children was at home or in an alternative family. Institutions, they said, should be considered the last resort.