THE YOUTH GARDEN PROJECT

THE YOUTH GARDEN PROJECT

Lusaka, ZambiaLusaka, Zambia
Organization type: 
nonprofit/ngo/citizen sector
Project Stage:
Start-Up
Budget: 
$1,000 - $10,000
Project Summary
Elevator Pitch

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

Youth led initiative designed to encourage & engage youth to participate in self-employment opportunities around economic growth, health & environment.

About Project

Problem: What problem is this project trying to address?

computer illiteracy help send more children to school. reduce early death of young people by encouraging a healthy food no smoking or drinking area. this will also give chance to juvenile offenders to turn their lives around it will help young people become more independent and less reckless because we will be there to talk to them when they have no one to turn to, and it will be the best seeing that it is a youth led initiative and it can be said that its easier to talk to someone about your age. it will reduce a lot of tv sessions and more garden sessions, hence more knowledge to empower young people secondly there are no jobs for youth, even if its a small percentage but this project will create jobs for young people.

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

Youth will be offered an opportunity to learn and develop entrepreneurial business skills, and become advocates for environmental and health issues amongst their peers and within their community. Participants will grow fresh produce on an urban agricultural site and develop business/marketing skills. Furthermore, this program promotes healthy eating habits, increases awareness around environmental issues and encourages physical activity. Young people will be encouraged to be involved in the planning, researching, decision making, fund-raising and running of the Youth Garden; empowering young people and giving them responsibility to create a sense of ownership and commitment. That’s why the Youth Garden is a very special project.
Impact: How does it Work

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

The Youth Garden Project is a youth led initiative designed to encourage and engage youth to participate in self-employment opportunities around economic growth, health and fitness matters, community gardening and the environment, and also have access to counseling, after school tutoring, mentoring and recreational programs. ENVIRONMENTALISM ANNUAL YOUTH OF THE YEAR AWARDS PLUGGING IN PROGRAM FAMILY AND COMMUNITY EVENTS CAREER GUIDANCE PROGRAM GARDEN APPRENTICE PROGRAM TEENAGE PROGRAMS AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAMS GARDEN CLASSROOMS PROGRAM HIGH SCHOOL SCIENCE IN THE GARDEN PROGRAM
Sustainability

Marketplace: Who else is addressing the problem outlined here? How does the proposed project differ from these approaches?

AT THE MOMENT IN ZAMBIA, WE WILL BE THE FIRST YOUTH TO EMBARK ON THIS VENTURE. WE ARE DIFFERENT BECAUSE WE ARE TARGETING CHILDREN AS LITTLE AS 4 YEARS OLD, TEACH THEM HOW TO PLANT AND RECYCLE SO THAT THEY GROW UP WITH THAT KNOWLEDGE AND WHICH WILL BE EASIER FOR THEM. Club EM has similar concepts but not as extended as ours. Youth will benefit from our The Youth Garden Program more than any other youth organizations because we are tomorrows future leaders, hence our slogan “The Greatness is in me”. We plan to set programs and activities in an open environment and we are determined to forge ahead for a better Zambia. Our programs will not only be about work but also about having some fun in an open green environment with other youth.
About You
Organization:
The Youth Garden Project
About You
About Your Organization
Organization Name

The Youth Garden Project

Organization Country

, LK, Lusaka

Country where this project is creating social impact

, LK, Lusaka

Your role in Education

Student.

The type of school(s) your solution is affiliated with

Public (tuition-free)

How long has your organization been operating?

Less than a year

The information you provide here will be used to fill in any parts of your profile that have been left blank, such as interests, organization information, and website. No contact information will be made public. Please uncheck here if you do not want this to happen..

Innovation
How long has your solution been in operation?

Operating for less than a year

Now that you have thought out your entry, help us pitch it.
Define your company, program, service, or product in 1-2 short sentences [136 characters]

A project where Youth learn and develop entrepreneurial business skills, become advocates for environmental and health issues.

Identify what is innovative about your solution in 1-2 short sentences [136 characters]

Encourage and engage youth 2 participate in self-employment opportunities around economic growth, health & fitness matters, environment

Social Impact
What has been the impact of your solution to date?

so far we have managed to raise funds for an orphanage by holding a dinner and managed to have sponsors donate to them every month.
we have taught children as young as 4 years old how to recycle and look after trees and not litter

What is your projected impact over the next 1-3 years?

make the whole of Zambia aware about the environment, feed and clothe atleast a third of the underprivileged members of society.

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

Funds. we plan to overcome them by holding fundraising events and activities

Winning entries present a strong plan for how they will achieve and track growth. Identify your six-month milestone for growing your impact
Identify three major tasks you will have to complete to reach your six-month milestone
Task 1

raise funds

Task 2

start to build up the garden

Task 3

let as many people as we can know about the garden

Now think bigger! Identify your 12-month impact milestone

build 2 big schools for underprivileged children with free education.

Identify three major tasks you will have to complete to reach your 12-month milestone
Task 1

feed hungry people

Task 2

create jobs for youth

Task 3

make atleast over half of zambia's population know about how to plant a tree

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]

when i was walking home one very hot day i saw a scrony small girl sitting on the ground under a very big beautiful tree. she was begging for money to buy food. i asked her why she was not in school and she told me that her parents had no money to send her to school. it really touched me that i got to finish school and she didn't, i further asked her what grade she was in and she said she stopped school the previous year in term 2 and that was her last year. it brought tears to my eyes that this well spoken child had only one and a half terms to go before she completed her high school. it then dawned to me that since the tree was her source of protection from the scorching sun while she begged for arms, we needed more trees and more people to give a lending hand so that every child can finish their education and become great leaders of tomorrow then whala THE YOUTH GARDEN PROJECT was born.

Sustainability
Tell us about your partnerships

at the moment we do not have any partners.

What type of team (staff, volunteers, etc.) will ensure that you achieve the growth milestones identified in the Social Impact section? [75 words]

Youth with focus, determination and a vision to succeed

Please elaborate on any needs or offers you have mentioned above and/or suggest categories of support that aren't specified within the list

investment to grow the youth garden
mentorship ways to sustain the youth garden
Members
Supporters
Volunteers
Sponsors

Comments

stavewalker (not verified) /

This experimental opportunity builds on classroom learning to strengthen the students’ understanding of science.

Regards Yandy Roman

Communities need fun and inspiring events. We intend to host a number of events so that families and community members can make connections and have fun. Nitro Shred