Our Idea is to leverage existent (international) relationships in P2P lending for renewable energy. On the EnergyLend platform, we connect RE Social Enterprises/NGOs, RE Providers, and Individuals who want to have RE, to lenders around the world.
Our idea is a nutrition campaign in Kampala and Central Uganda tackling increasing childhood stunting and wasting by helping mothers and caretakers through food demonstrations and health education to make a two legume—one cereal blend for their child
Parents and family members are most potential people for children thrive from the earliest stage of their development milestones. FIRST FIVE YEARS PARENTING KIT would inform and provide opportunities for them to fulfill their roles and responsibiliti
The idea is to rethink packaging as to function for:
1) providing information to parents (i.e. rotating labels to tell stories, nutritional tips, child development milestones sheets)
2) be assembled into toys that stimulate children cognitive dev
This idea proposes to incorporate depression and developmental screenings into the already existing National Program on Immunization (NPI) in Nigeria. The specific objectives would be to recognize postpartum depression (PPD) among mothers attending i
The idea is to build community between an urban park which delivers multiple benefits to children, and a large marketplace where preschool children are with their mothers at work. Repurposing simple market goods like cooking paddles into playable p
This idea aims at instilling the culture of hand washing among children as early as one year when they start understanding so that the habit grows in them as they grow older. This project through promotion of hand washing will contribute to better EC
This project aims at improving care for child development practices by using Core Community teams (CCTs) of local council I chairpersons, village health team members, health workers, teachers and local government representatives, psycho-social an
A simple idea which combines playing and learning to promote hygiene and health in young children! Children love to play ball! Can messages on soccer balls be an effective approach to teach and train children to wash their hands? Children who lear
Preflight challenges bring professionals into the classroom to engage with students through real world business challenges.
The challenges give students a glimpse of career opportunities through role models, experience using relevant design-thinkin
I find this situation very frustrating. I'm not going to hide it. If we were able to protect humans from getting exposed to hazardous radiation and the general, non life-sustaining void of outer space over forty years ago, on the moon, we should ce
Much of the discourse about traditional healers has looked at them as hindrances to appropriate care-seeking by patients in West Africa. What if instead we looked at them as allies and worked with them to develop and provide community-focused strateg
Health workers need to wear protective gear to prevent exposure to ebola virus. Currently due to extreme heat from the climate and design of their protective suits they are limited to about 40 minutes of work time at which point due to risk of heat
Joint idea between Leigh Cullen + Alex Mokori. Pop Up Buses are workshops on wheels that travel the globe, popping up in developing and developed countries to cultivate opportunities for youth while extending employment networks throughout communitie
Innovation Centre is a University affiliated Nutrition Leadership, Mentorship and Business Incubation project targeting to reach at least 196 University students of age 14-28 years in Uganda during its 18 months pilot. The centre will address emplo
The Social Getwork is a one-stop web/mobile app to explore career-opportunities leading towards many employment pathways for youth using social media.
[Idea Title by Dave Zinsman]
Note: Social media includes professional media sites too.
This idea benefits youth job applicants and employers. The path to employment for youth includes completing an online application and waiting to be contacted for an interview. For many youth an interview may be an intimidating, uncomfortable exper
Create a mobile platform to connect youth with project based work they can learn real job skills and earn money to support their families and education.
In the way that oDesk.com connects employees to project based work we can connect youth to pro
A program which provides a structure for youth to support each other in small groups, focusing on network building within each group and between groups, as they navigate a path to employment. Each member will identify and reach out to their connecti
The idea is to leverage youth with the freedom and flexibility to re-think, re-vision, re-purpose, re-brand and re-package an item that is inexpensive, accessible, and is used in everyday life to address a specific need for individuals in a different
For a business to grow and to be successful, a company must provide something that employees, as well as consumers find interesting, worthwhile and believable. Bettina adds an infectious "wide-eyed" perspective and an eager energy to this team.
Improvisation is a craft that can be a fun and useful tool to prepare youth for the interview process. Improv takes one out of their comfort zone. It forces one to be in the moment and respond to situations differently. It teaches one to listen at
This idea is the creation of educational programs that will function as bridges between student and community needs, in underserved resource poor communities. By focusing on identifying local needs and opportunities, educational programs can be cre
How can youth and seniors connect around travel services and the possibilities that travel can bring?
Youth can guide seniors traveling together on journeys to explore their past. If seniors are unable to physically travel youth can serve as resea
Even the best of heroes need help from time to time.
My grandpa, a WWII veteran, had a heart attack last week at the old age of 92, and some how managed to survive. What kind of badass could survive a heart attack at that old age other than a s
With youth adeptness at creating and saving online maps, the relative flatness of descriptions offered by most city guides, and the constant loss of information as buildings are demolished and stores go out of business, a mentoring partnership that p
Rock uP is an idea for a youth produced radio program at your local college. (The big idea would be to scale this to include affiliates on university campuses and within teen produced radio stations nationally.) The idea behind Rock uP Radio is th
An idea for post grads (21+) to spend time with 50 + adults while sharing common interests, a love for books and film. Time spent together has the potential to create community and friendships. Growing friendships can lead to opportunities for
Leveraging existing educational and travel programs for seniors which often utilize college campuses for their programming, and the many summer pre college programs for youth in high school, create a new program which brings youth and seniors togeth
A series of structured life-skills camps held during school holiday breaks in Uganda that help girls avoid exploitation, build self-confidence, and explore their dreams for the future.
[Summary by the Amplify Team]
This Idea will definitely pave way for motivating, inspiring & engaging young people to support older adults through mentorship, and vice-versa. The Idea of the "Magic Class" is for All. It actually acts as a Bond between Children, Youth, Youn
DinnerSurfer is a community where users can create and share food with others searching for homemade meals. The platform solves the problems of food waste and unhealthy take-away. What if we created a community where individuals across generations ca
Hey Bettina! Loving the adds you made and the thoughts you contributed towards building out this idea. I'd love if you joined me and helped me learn more about meal programs for seniors and explore your happy hour / early bird dinner suggestion further. Looking forward to collaborating!!
What are habits? Habits are activities you perform consistently and typically on schedule. Habits don’t deplete the brain’s energy, therefore enabling the brain to focus its reserves on reviewing/solving other, more complicated aspects you confront d
My idea is to create awareness and educate young people on the problems girls around the globe face. I want to create a conversation across the world where we share stories about gender equality based on our experiences, and start brainstorming on ho
Imagine youth being able to point to positive change and say - "I did that". What if the creative energy and diversity of youth was connected to real-world problems that community members and organizations are facing in their local community?
"Storytelling for social change" is a movement that creates awareness and inspires action on women's safety and empowerment in low income urban areas through street theatre. A national roadshow brings these stories to local communities, along with a
Changing the perception of men as the adversary by co-opting the good ones to rally and raise their voice for the cause. Using big brands and existing social/community groups to multiply the reach for the cause..
Parents routinely say “I can’t draw. etc.” We give adults positive creative experiences. Facilitators inspire with creative projects (art, poetry, welding…) Adults share (anonymously/virtually) with a small community for support/encouragement.
Teach to look beyond the obvious. Create an orchestra with objects kids have found for free that are non musical. Everything makes a noise whether you beat it, strum it or swing it in the air. Organize the noise to make "music".
Available in both book and e-book formats, Creative Confidence (CC): Parents & Teachers Edition empowers the most influential enablers to foster CC at home and at school while paving the way for an expanding collection of audience specific CC boo
It Takes a Village website is dedicated to building creative confidence in the youth of today. This is accomplished by connecting a young person with a LinkedIn professional to give guidance through the challenges in their current creative projects.
Hi Kirsten. Thanks for sharing the work your group is doing to reduce maternal mortality in Guatemala! Is the program part of a particular organization's work in this field? It would be great to learn more about what the group is doing. "We are currently conducting an NIH-funded project using smartphones to improve community-based assessment of mother and baby." In the photos it looks like the phones are used for certain tests. Are they used to monitor overtime? Is an app being used?
How is long term follow up care organized in the community? Is your team providing care, or are local midwives trained on how to follow these conditions - ex) diabetes?
Hi Anna Lee. Great idea! Thanks for sharing it here. As you mention some users may not have computers, printers, or internet access at home. As a mechanism to get Lists to users I wonder if targeting health care providers/clinics, or services such as WIC that low income women access during pregnancy, as partners, might be a way to connect them to this resource? http://americanpregnancy.org/planning/wic/
Hi Eunice. Thank you for sharing the link to the research! There looks to be very interesting and useful information collected. http://pma2020.org/reports/pma2017uganda-r5-adolescent-brief Do you know offhand how this survey is being advertised to women and teens so that they participate? When I have time I am going to spend some time on the website to learn more.
(Eunice I didn't see your response initially. I just came back to the Challenge site and was scanning ideas and saw your reply. I have been an OpenIDEO community member for a while. Here is a tip. When you reply to a comment, reply under the comment - hit the "blue reply" and a comment box will appear. When you do that the person who you are writing to gets a notification email that you replied. Actually if there is a thread of comments, "a conversation", everyone in the thread will get a notification email, so they can join in.)
Maybe link the Website in your post above so other community members can reference it too?