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YOUTH HEROES AND THE RHYTHMS OF PEACE

International YOUTH HEROES, from all works, will move from one country to another, organizing youth peace conferences and Open peace shows.

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Explain your project idea (2,000 characters)

Young people make up more than 60 percent of the world’s population in this 21st Century. Information that have sprung around the world, having great effects and results, in bringing about change, have practically been pushed and promoted by the youths themselves through the social media and some other Platforms. This is to say the youths of this generation have the greatest potential, capacity and force of being agents of change in so many aspects of life that troubles humanity. Worth mentioning of the problems that trouble humanity is the absence of peace, poverty, high rate of youth unemployment and climate change. These afore mentioned problems have made youths become vulnerable with some engaging in crimes and acts of violence that destabilizes the worlds’ peace, mean while some others have become targets for the egoistic politicians and authorities at high places, who recruit them and use them to for arm struggle groups and commit violent acts that destabilizes most countries. These are all acts that can be stopped, if the youths are informed, educated and given the right opportunities to air out their grievances as well as explore their natural God given talents, or engage in some vocational training activities that can help them become self reliant.
With the above mentioned problems the idea we are bringing forth is to gather Outstanding world youth leaders of different works of life, be it in the fields of economic development, Civic leadership, music, cinematography, science, find arts and sports, into a common platform called “YOUTH HEROES AND THE RYTHMS OF PEACE”, to help raise a Unique voice, promoting peace talks, youth Development and prosperity around the world.
This International Platform of YOUTH HEROES, will move from one country to another, organizing conferences, Open shows through life performances, mass media talks debates, life coaching symposiums and social media Campaigns, that will help create youth awareness and involvement.

Who are the beneficiaries? (1,000 characters)

Our beneficiaries are divided into two Categories, Each of the categories have direct and indirect beneficiaries.
The first set of Category is the youths themselves, of ages 16 to 40.
The direct youth beneficiaries in this category are youths who are vulnerable, and who face serious life challenging situations such as Poverty and unemployment and are economically disadvantaged. This set of youths can easily be misled into acts of violence that can lead to the absence of world peace, because those who mislead them are aware of the fact that they are desperate and need life changing measures, and so are ready to do anything for a living.
The indirect beneficiaries in this category are the families of the youths, who will be glad to see a positive change that will reach their families as a result of the change in psychology and activities of these vulnerable youths.
The second Group of Beneficiaries is the Government, Politicians and authorities at high places and International NGO.

How is your idea unique? (1,000 characters)

This Idea is unique because, those involved in Initiating peace talks are the Youths themselves, and not their governments or some international organizations. When there is Conflict, the youths who are used as the weapons to fight each other and create un-peaceful atmosphere, are often than not left with psychological effects and trauma that may hunt them all their lives, such youths may turn out to be reasons for further future violence and peaceful unrest.
The idea is further unique because the promoters of peace are all heroes and so have something in common, and have been recognized and respected for their achievements, thus finding a common grounds and ways to promote a unique goal will not be a problem to them.
The Idea is unique because apart from being ambassadors of the Platform, HEROES will represent the Platform in their various Countries and will continuously ensure the implementation of the goals and Objectives of the Platform In their respective Countries.

Idea Proposal Stage (choose one)

  • Prototype: I have done some small tests or experiments with prospective users to continue developing the idea.
  • Pilot: I have started to implement the idea as a whole with a first set of real users.
  • Early Adoption: I have completed a pilot and analyzed the impact of that pilot on the intended users of the idea. I have begun to expand the pilot for early adoption.
  • Majority Adoption: I have expanded the pilot significantly and the program product or service has been adopted by the majority of our intended user base.

Tell us more about your organization/company (1 sentence and website URL)

We are a youth self-managed Organization vested with programs to sensitize, educate, coach and train Youths; especially Vulnerable Economic disadvantaged youths and Children, for the purpose of serving humanity

Expertise in sector

  • 7+ years

Organization Filing Status

  • Yes, we are a registered non-profit.
  • Yes, we are a registered social enterprise.

In 3-4 sentences, tell us the inspiration or story that encouraged you to start this project.

The problem that led to the development of the idea was due to the numerous arm conflicts that are going on round the world at the moment, such as the Anglophone Crisis in southern Cameroon, that has turned into a serious blood bath and Genocide being carried out by the government against the English Speaking Cameroonians, and has resulted into an Arm conflict, the fight against BOKO HARAM Terrorist sect, the arm Conflict in Central African Republic, The war against ISIS, and others.

Please explain how your selected topic areas are influenced, in the local context of your project (1,000 characters).

As concerning the project Context, Peace is usually threatened by the differences of political interest for which the masses (youths) turn to suffer if this political differences grows to arm struggles, Peace is also threatened by poor governance by those to whom power has been given, this turn to influences nursed grievances from the citizens, who try to question the powers that be, for them to give account in the management of the Countries resources, this poor governance most often has given birth to poor economic development, which results to unemployment and underdevelopment, and other economic difficulties, underdevelopment as well leads to lack of prosperity. The planet earth has suffered serious violence due to climate change which is caused by humans, the lack of proper management of earth resources and the over exploitation of earth resources, as well as the destruction of the Ozone layers has given birth to climate change.

Who will work alongside your organization in the project idea? (1,000 characters)

Internationally recognized youth Icons (YOUTH HEROS), International Human Rights Organizations such as Amnesty International, The United Nations Organization, and the different Governments around the world would be highly mobilized to fully participate in this project so as to realize high successful positive results and change in the peace situation around the world. Other small organizations promoting peace, economic development and climate change will also be invited on the platform to help spread the word of peace and prosperity. Mass media Companies as well as bloggers and social media sites will be fully engaged in the project so as to spread the word of peace, prosperity and Climate change in the ends of the planet earth.

Please share some of the top strengths identified in the community which your project will serve (500 characters)

Of recent, Cameroon and Nigeria has witnessed a sharp growth in its music and cinematography industries, and have raised prominent music stars whose music and films have cut across the world. This two countries have also off recent host other international music Icons such as Akon, Wyclef Jean, Usher and some youthful holly Wood movie stars, who have come to these countries to engage in some projects along aside artist and actors form these Countries. we intend to start with the two.

Geographic Focus

The Jurisdiction of this Project is the entire Planet earth. that is countries all over the world.

How many months are required for the project idea? (500 characters)

The implementation face of Cameroon and Nigeria will take 12 months to go through, after this face; the project will have up to 48 months to scale itself to all other countries of the world. The first 12 months will witness the hosting of conferences and international shows between Cameroon and Nigeria. International youth icons from various countries across the world will be invited to the Conferences, Talk shows and Open stage presentations that shall take place between Nigeria and Cameroon.

Did you submit this idea to our 2017 BridgeBuilder Challenge? (Y/N)

  • No

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Team

Thank you Abubakar Mbarak, looking forward to collaborating with your project at the right moment. please let us keep in touch, we can develop innovative and sustainable solutions in solving some of the worlds most disturbing problems. thanks once more for your comment. i appreciate.