On Feb 28, 2018
Challenging the Youths to Innovate!
Passive Smoking has long plagued our social environment and there is no denying to health hazards associated with it. Therefore, one of the team at our 6th YouthPreneur Challenge planned on collaborating with restaurants to maintain separate smoking zones, decreasing the rate of people suffering from ailments due to passive smoking. The restaurants could be provided with special stickers so as to appeal for healthy living.
Similarly, Team 2 aspired to address the lack of clean and well maintained public toilets around Kathmandu. They planned to collaborate with community groups so that they can mobilize the whole community to take responsibility for it. Moreover, the toilets would be made from the recycled items, while the money earned through manure produced out of the excretory products would be utilized to build additional toilets. Team 3, on the other hand, had an idea to promote a mobile application called “raspberry device” which holds the ability to monitor the healthy growth of any plant throughout its cultivation period, minimizing the risk of the bad production year. Likewise, Team 4 came up with the idea of preparing modern cloth pads that could be washed and reused, especially targeted to rural communities.
The YouthPreneur Challenge is designed to provide youth a taste of social entrepreneurship and this edition of the program was held in partnership with Youth Action Nepal (YOAC) on 22nd and 23rd of February, 2018, in which 26 youth from social work background participated. We believe that such programs are very essential to promote solution-driven thinking as well as innovation.