Example: Walk us through a specific example(s) of how this solution makes a difference; include its primary activities.
Learners after interacting with these apps at different stages within a time frame will be armed with enough mastery to positively affect their spheres, having learned how to transform their passions into skills and then to full expertise which can be used to solve daily problems. For example, a first time user (high school student) after opening the iDISCOVER app will be asked for his/her bio data details. After choosing a specific program type with a time frame, the app will create a talent discovery plan for the user, first by requiring the user to answer specific questions relating to likes, dislikes, interests etc. The app will then create a talent harnessing program that will help the user learn more about his/her passion.
Impact: What is the impact of the work to date? Also describe the projected future impact for the coming years.
To date, we have been able to run a successful entrepreneurial company based on the principles that have inspired this idea. This idea has also inspired a seminar tagged “created for this”. This seminar which is to kick-off in March, 2016 will empower 12,500 senior secondary school students in 5 states across Nigeria by showing them first-hand how to discover their passions. Our goal is to ultimately deploy the iDISCOVER app to the first batch of users which means about 12,500 users will fully comprehend the idea behind the app. If 5 more states are visited and another 12,500 students are made to use the apps, we will have about 25,000 young persons who can fully grasp what their passions are and have a daily plan for developing these passions. With 25,000 students able to use the iDISCOVER apps. We will put her up for free download which will increase her reach.
Spread Strategies: Moving forward, what are the main strategies for scaling impact?
We intend to expand our reach by approaching the Ministry of education and other educational institutions in the country to see if it can be used nationally. If accepted, the apps can be used in secondary schools through the computer studies program already in place. With more awareness gotten through outreaches and dessmination strategies, iTRANSFORM amd iACHIEVE can be deployed in our federal and state higher institutions after they must have been tested for 1year. Lastly the National Youth Service Corp in Nigeria. The ease of accessibility makes it workable. I.e mobile apps.