SPARKLES

SPARKLES: Transformative

Akure, NigeriaAkure, Nigeria
Year Founded:
2015
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.

With two rooms building, no play grounds, only 4 teachers for Nursery to primary classes, no toilets, no clinics, no boards etc. We will work with organizations, agencies and individuals to build a new physical structure, and ensure a sustainable progress.

WHAT IF - Inspiration: Write one sentence that describes a way that your project dares to ask, "WHAT IF?"

What if we are late to help these children?
About Project

Problem: What problem is this project trying to address?

Poor infrastructure condition and little/poor access to quality education.

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

Building of a modern infrastructure and implementing UN standard on education.

Awards

Non
Impact: How does it Work

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

A 5 year old boy is being educated under a very sympathetic environment, mixed with other junior and senior students in the same class. he would be asked to leave the class room once it's not his turn to be taught. He has no field to play, he is vulnerable to being kidnapped, assaulted and abused. He cant even comprehend what he is being taught due to his environment. This project will designed to meet his needs by having a better structure, get more staff, have other modest facilities and implement the national curriculum.

Impact: What is the impact of the work to date? Also describe the projected future impact for the coming years.

We have provided the school with new instructional materials. This project will transform an entire community by providing standard education for their children. It will directly impact the teaching and learning process.

Spread Strategies: Moving forward, what are the main strategies for scaling impact?

The first and most important step in the project is to ensure that the school is registered under the local government, A Memorandum Of Understand that will state the sustainability strategies will be signed by the school administrators.
Sustainability

Financial Sustainability Plan: What is this solution’s plan to ensure financial sustainability?

The signed memorandum, of understanding would not make it possible for an heavy fee on the pupils, but a reasonable amount to only pay the staff and maintain the school facility.
Team

Founding Story

The organization was founded after we conducted a survey (which was a contest) and studied the intelligence level of secondary and primary students. We noticed that there are many factors that are contributing to poverty, low intellectual mindset of Africans (especially in this region). That was it. We are encouraged to begin an organization that will affect Africans at their formative age.

Team

President- Miss Tomiwa Yetunde (A public administration undergraduate. She has other diploma qualifications, a presenter, institution debater and project manager of ENACTUS) Vice-President- Mr Ogungbe Olanrewaju (Graduate of computer science and education, a public speaker with numerous qualifications and honors) Other positions includes; 2 Senior staff (Full-time) 3 Junior staff ( Part time)
Background
Please confirm how you heard about the Unilever Awards:

On changmakers.com website

Please confirm your role in the initiative (eg Founder/co-Founder) and your organisational title:

Co-founder

Which of the 8 UN Global Goals (Sustainable Development Goals) pre-selected for this competition does your solution relate most closely to? [select all that apply]

No Poverty.

Leadership and the Unilever Awards
Please provide examples of any previous entrepreneurial initiatives you have pioneered.

Project HOPE (Providing free medical service for over 250 community women in Ekiti, Nigeria)
Project WETIP (Reviving the community's business by partnering with FIRST CITY MONUMENT BANK to produce machines)
Project GOODIEBAG (Impacted drug offenders in rehabilitation with a new personal businesses of their own)

Beyond your existing team, who else are you working with to achieve your objectives, eg partners, advisors, mentors?

Milky Way Youth Movement