Our professors teach maths, science, history and literature to our children. But they go beyond what is suppose to be their job. At the same time they are parents, nurses, the biggest motivators and the inspiration for our future generations.
Our teachers are true superheroes. They have the ability to recognize student's capacity, help them develop, motivate them and contribute in shaping of their minds. Everyone is different and only true teachers help us remain that way. If we have a good person to grow up with, each one of us can become a future leader, firefighter, policeman, writer, engineer, doctor, driver... It is up to teachers to recognize our inner talent and help us develop it. Not everyone can do that. It is a super power that only teachers have.
Be a teacher and become a superhero.
I am sending my solution in the attachment.
I am very happy to submit my solution of the Inspire Your Teacher Challange. I am thankful for that opportunity, it was a very interesting project plan to work on. The details of my solution are spelled out in the Word-file. I've also made the additional PowerPoint-presentation for a convinient synopsis of my text. All the sources of the used pictures can be named if needed.
I hope that your project will be successful and will inspire many future teachers. As written in the text, I will be more than happy to send even more ideas and content, if you find my solution worthy.
Upon conducting a short survey, it was found that the current image of a teaching is that it is a low paid profession for people with an average skill set. It is perceived as something anyone can do, and many said the famous quote of ‘those who can’t do, teach’. Many people claimed that their teachers where not their source of inspiration, but when I asked them to talk to me one specific teacher they especially remember, every member of the survey’s eyes lit up, and talked about that teacher whose class was memorable. Those I knew well, I could see how that teacher affected that person’s personality they have today. I then asked ‘what about the teacher that taught you the year before/after’. Most people couldn’t even remember a name.
Instead of asking how the teaching profession could be made more attractive, one should ask how the teaching profession could be made attractive for the right people. Anyone would be attracted to a job with good pay rate, insurances, and so on, but this is not the target. The people we want in the teaching sector are those who want to change the world. Inspiration comes from seeing the impact one has on the world. A campaign to help emphasize the importance of teachers should begin by highlighting this. Creating short videos about highly successful individuals and how they had teachers that put them on the right track.
Though I understand that Inspire your Teacher is a third party, it can help promote the power given to teachers, which is another reason people are discouraged to teach. Lately, news about how teachers get ‘bullied’ by students and their parents are quite normal. A way to fix this is by having zero tolerance school policies, but as a third party, Inspire your Teacher can only attempt to promote it. It can address parents and the society as a whole. No one wins.
The thing with teaching is, like many jobs I reckon, it becomes repetitive. One’s enthusiasm falls with every passing year. This is expected when one is repeating the same context repeatedly. To teach, you must be a student yourself. One doesn’t teach math or science or history. You portray a way of thinking, a perspective. You teach your students to see through the eyes of an expert of a field, so that they develop in that sense. To be able to give depth to teaching material, you have to continuously be learning. You can’t expand the mind of others without expanding your own. To make teachers more enthusiastic, offer them an opportunity to learn something outside their comfort zone, like dance or theatre. Teach the teacher to remind them the joy of feeling enlightened by new knowledge or skill. Let their ideas be challenged
It is a fact, that very few people, nowadays, choosing his career teacher and even fewer fully understand the value of the function engaged. It is imperative to remind them the importance of their profession for the healthy development of society. Today I will suggest a way that this can be achieved, divided into two phases.
As a student of psychology, I already know the results it has on mental health and further development of a child, the rejection at an early age, or faulty socialization, or even indifference towards this, in the initial stages of contact with the outside world. The only effective way to see, to spread this knowledge to other people, but also to pique the interest of those who are not concerned with mental health, is the creation of a relevant film.
The movie doesn't have to be expensive, and may even be and shorts, which will help in getting noticed by more people. The case of this movie, will be the school years, two different children in different schools in different cities and of course with different teachers, during the first years of their lives. The film begins when two children the same age, is already in high school and will be followed by a brief listing of forthcoming events of their lives. These events will involve admission to University, vocational rehabilitation, the erotic and friendly relations. As the spectators form a comprehensive view for two people, it will be a flashback, in the early school years, in the early days of the city. There it will become obvious that a child, was a student, a respected teacher who deeply loved his profession, and despite the knowledge that was giving to children, breathed and lessons, who managed to follow them throughout their lives. The second, though child, was less lucky. His teacher, did not care really, for the profession exercised by, and often become hostile and brusque towards children, without being able to meet the emotional needs. And here the movie will come to an end, making clear that any subsequent Act and choice, was clearly influenced, from these early years, so long ago.
The movie, of course, besides the deep emotion that I create in already and potential teachers, can, simultaneously, to bear with a sense of responsibility. Who knows how much it will cost one of them wrong, of negligible importance for them in child psychology who have before them?
And here comes the second phase, the solution I propose. Organizing small events, in every school, with invited student’s earlier years and teachers. In this context, can organize concerts, art exhibitions and performances, of those students, were involved in the art world, but will be given an opportunity for discussion among students and teachers, so that they become known, what did the child, from the last time they met, in academic, but also private level. Finally, the events will be completed, with thankful speeches of students, to teachers who believe that helped them ripen and evolve as better people.
This second phase will help potential teachers to understand that each student will follow his own unique way, and if a former student, made wrong choices in later life, is not the sole responsibility of the teacher. A significant role has the family and peer group. The correct initial education from teacher, increases the chances of a child to succeed in life, to whoever wants this area. Still, it is possible, a good teacher, to bypass a bad family environment and child, to succeed in life without the support of the family.
Finally, in addition to potential teachers, important will be the impact of the above measures and in the already-working teachers. Will fill them self-confidence and interest to continue the decent work, but also to correct some tactics of the past, producing the best possible result!
Hi ! As a teacher myself i felt everything that i have said in this video. My quote for this project is : BE INSPIRED TO INSPIRE . Please see the attached file. Thank you !
In today’s world, being a teacher is not as attractive as it was before. There are couple of reasons for this profession to lose its fame. First of all, today’s generation, even though affected by the teachers, see teachers as not educators but people they have to spend a lot of time with. School work, owing to the development of recent technologies, is regarded as boring. Young people are addicted to constant change and abundance of entertaining content. Secondly, time flies. Most of the parents want their kids to invest in their future in the best way while still in school. However, as not a highly-paid job, teaching is a-left-behind option where there are plenty of different jobs paying good salaries. Money is generally a powerful motivator, but beginning-level salaries for teachers are relatively low. Thirdly, teaching is not an easy job to follow, it is challenging to manage a classroom, keep up with schedule, etc. One has to be mentally and physically strong to become a successful and influential teacher. There is a possibility to burn out.
I am going to point out three different topics to inspire people to become future teachers. With these strategies, I am going to give an outline of social media project, which is I believe the most efficient and effective way of reaching young people. The three points are, which the profession lacks most to attract sharp minds today; identity, improvement and achievement.
Identity, in other terms social status, is occupying an undeniable place in society. Teachers have to be reported in society as the sharpers of the next generation rather than people who have to take care of younglings. In Finland, teachers have a high status in the society. They are respected and trusted by the parents. Their advices are certainly taken into consideration, and it is obvious that Finland has one of the best education system on earth. Teachers have to be given a real say in classrooms and empowered, they have to feel the responsibility and respect in their daily life. This will help them believe in themselves. Therefore, it will breed a new identity for teachers, resulting in an increase in the attractiveness of the profession.
To keep up with the changes in this fast-pacing world, one has to improve herself; so have teachers. In this profession, you have to teach almost the same topics every year till you retire. This is a circular life style, without improvement it is possible for a teacher to want to leave teaching, however. You can teach the same topics each year, but if a teacher is using the same techniques, the same arguments, the same materials every year, this profession may seem boring any time soon. Without improvement, thus, this profession’s attractiveness fades. The easiest way of improving teachers is to provide them with an effective mentoring system. If they find a consistently available source of support from experienced teachers, it would be easy to advertise the profession to teachers-to-be.
Achievement, as the third topic, is highly important, since one wants to see her achievements in her profession. Teachers have to see the development of their students, they have to be shown the success of their students. When teachers see the success and the achievements of their students, they feel that they give back to their community and change the lives of students forever. Achievement is an important concept for teachers to stick to their profession; hence, it will lead to an increase in the attractiveness of the profession.
These three topics mentioned above are the most important headlines to attract the young and sharp minds to become future teachers. However, to put them in a form and to materialize them, I recommend to use social media campaigns. Campaigns are the fastest way to increase engagement on social media, and they are frequently used by companies.
There could be some activities on social media to increase awareness towards teaching as a profession and to boost its attractiveness.
Live online chats with experienced teachers and educators.
Pictures, a lot of pictures, showing a respectful image of teachers
Interview videos on Youtube with teachers about how they help students succeed
An engagement with students who are already willing to become teachers and Q&A with them.
A visual tool to show how teachers will be empowered in future and how they are going to shape this future.
Ozan Yigit Demirbas
Dear Mentes Empreendedoras team,
I found your challenge great and inspiring for my creativity. You can find my ideas in the attached pdf file. Hope you enjoy taking look at them.
I attached my solution. (.rar)
LET'S INSPIRE TEACHERS FROM ALL AROUND THE GLOBE!
"It takes a big heart to help shape growing minds."
As we know teachers are the actually the 2nd teachers because mother is the 1st teacher. The main aim of the teachers are to help with social concern rather than on growing and scoring marks. Being a teacher I want to be a kind of as much friendly as possible. If you are so close to student instead of being strict. You can accumulate all the interest and feeling of every student in the environment like school. As schools are the basic gate for opening his future carrier. If we find a student in particular interest for example creative things he should not be forced to study fixed syllabus instead he must be supported to study everything he is interested in so that he don’t require 22-25 years to study his interest along with the compulsory academics to get his masters or Doctorate.
There must be an such environment in a schools which will inspire to make something big and contribute to the society.
"If your plan is for one year, plant a rice
If you plan is for ten years, plant a tree
If your plan is for 100 years, educate a children"
Teachers have one the most important roles in our society and when it comes to purpose in life they are number one. With development of internet and shared economy, teachers as all other professions need to change and inspire young generations, point and show direction where to look since most of knowledge is on internet.
DON'T MAKE SIMPLE THINGS COMPLICATED
KEEP IT SIMPLE ST***D
With love from Serbia,
my name is Monika
I would like to send you my ideas about how to motivate
teachers from all around the globe.
Please find the attached file
Ehmm.. Hello there
Being a teacher is not a job it is a lifetime mission. It is a mission to educate, raise and take care of. We, the students, are their kids. They are shaping us just like play dough. In Slovakia there is a huge problem with this. Kids of my age (17-19) want to be teachers because they have nothing else to do. They do not really love being with "youngsters". That is because teachers are underrated, there is not enough qualified teachers because the school system in my country is SICK. Schools are being paid from "how many students do you have?". It is not about education anymore. Teachers do not have motivation to educate, to learn us something we would probably use in life. Slovakia is still enclosed by communistic influence. I am a student of bilingual Gymnasium ---> I study English. You may ask me: How the typical lesson looks like. I would say, basically it is a teacher standing 45 minutes in front of bored students while telling them old and useless things, instead of motivating them to take part in the lesson. When we, the students, see this we are disgusted. When we see the pay roll of teachers, we are disgusted. There were some demonstrations and protest against the government to raise their wages. Do you know what happened? They gave them 50 euros more and closed the case.
But the question is, how to improve this ?
At first, we have to educate and raise awareness in young generation. We have to tell them, that not everyone's destiny is to become teacher. So many students are influence by opinions and views of teachers. That is, why i have started campaign with 2 of my teachers. One of them is former entrepreneur who was tired of our education system and decided that he would like to change it. And the second one, is my lecturer from Colorado,USA. The view of his is incredible, he is used to education system from USA and it is so impressive how many differences are there. The campaign is actually like the TED-X talk. Both of them have prepared speeches and are ready to present them in front of audience. The talk will take place in the center for young people in Senica , (DAV Senica). In attached files there is poster and graphic that was made for this event. This campaign "Buď hladný" (be hungry) is about educating friends and it's founder is best friend of mine, she allowed me to organize this sort of campaign (thanks for that).
Thank you for reading
I attached my solution.
Being a teacher is something really important to all of us not just to the person trying to become one but to all of us , why? because imagine it like this today you become a teacher and that is your first priority to achieve in the moment tomorrow your first priority might slightly change to teaching to a specific student or person for the interests that he is attracted too so imagine after a few years when you get to learn your kids and your families little ones the do's and don'ts in life and the importance of being self motivated and self aware about the upcoming future in their life so yeah being a teacher is not only about a teacher that is important its about everyone basically everyone wins i mean imagine if a teacher is really professional in their job and teaches really amazingly okay, we are in need for good teachers there are a lot of things that today's teachers are missing like the importance of their specific subject and yeah there is no more words to say that i didn't say before the most important ones are above this text take a closer look to it and read it with your heart and your mind and your heart so yeah it''ll make sense.
Hello, dear friends. So, challenge accepted! Everything is simple. Your eyes have to see something motivative every day, so why don't put it to you calendar for a week? My proposition is a personal (for each teacher or for a group of techers) calendar for a week. In future it can be developed to a calendar for a month or a whole year. It is a simple but still a useful idea. Hope for someone it'will be helpfull. All my family and a lot of my relatives were teachers, so me like "the one from a teachers dynasty" truly know how important motivation is. So good luck! Let the best idea win!
One week motivation:
1. Momma raised you good. Go and raise others in this way!
2. You have the potential to make meaningful things. Yes, you do!
3. Don't limit your challenges - challenge your limits!
4. It takes a big heart to help shape little minds.
5. The best teachers teach from the heart, not from the book.
6. Teaching is the one profession that creates all other professions.
7. We rise by lifting others
prin invatare.si doar aca le plac sa faca asa ceva.ce iti place vei reusi mereu atat am de zis
The solutin is simple. No trachers = no school = no brain. Who teach in feture but peaoples don't?
"Are you dissapointed in our world's misguidance , worship of false idols and immorality that plague our society and the direct effect that they have on our children? Then help reform it! Be the beacon of hope and proper education the children need. Help to teach them morals ! Be the person who will influence the future of education! "
first of all you have to understand your students and they also have to understand you as well be friends with your students make them know you know how they feel let them feel wanted try to teach them in diffrent ways either by music or a dance it doesn't make matter they will learn very fast than you may think let them know education is they key to a better life as they want encourage them and be like thier age but do that carefully
They are only stones.
Are written only
To show some place or path.
And hard to look in,
In the depths of every story,
Hidden diamond ...
... the task is every single one
I'm an student from Spain and I have a large curriculum with a lot of teachers and I think that the best result teaching kids is just to be as a friend for them it's very important that you seem like a friend to them, but be careful! There's a limit, don't cross the line between being a friend and also a teacher if not they would not listen to you...
If you are thinking to be a teacher please don't be scared about kids, they're awesome you must be as like as them and you will be loved by them... And we need more teachers like you! Yeah teachers that are interested in teaching kids and not just earning money.
Please, it's a pray, come here and make learning a fun subject and not a boring place... Kids are able to study in a good attitude if you teach in a funny way.
I was teaching a group of kids in that way and the kids came very motivated.
You must use games, videos, theater, just use your imagination in order to motivate and not just the book!
And that's all, hope we had better teachers who care about us and not just about the money!!
How would I motivate peopel to be teacher?
Well that is their problem, cause everyone doing what they likse.. but motive people to be teacher, I would do that like this: "Do you want to help kids? Do you want that they love you? To have a good connection with kids? Well it's your time to be teacher. Kids can learn from you diferent and good thing. It is buissnes for you."
Post this onnfaceboook and put some photos with teacher and kids, where are they happy and they are smailing. And put that on instagram like Sponsored. Make some presentatioon for schools to motivate kids to be teachers and make some app with simulator of teacher.
hy, i am a girl who attended linguistic school and this year I have to fo my exam.. for this reason i should decided what can I do after Liceo and really I don' t know. During a nigh of insomnia I have started to think about my future, and to the thing that more I liked to do, and I arrived to a conclusion.. I like to help people, to be a teacher, and to enter in the heart of my pupils. To be a teacher is a very beautiful job.. you can be like a profetduring romantic age and you can pass your knowledge to people. To be a teacher is beautiful!
To whom it may concern
I made a poster which depicts the most important role and values of teachers. Teaching is more than teaching according to the curriculum. Teachers play a significant role in their students' life, especially for young learners. A teacher who represents valuable values is the best teacher. My poster attempts to draw attention to this aspect of teaching.
Being a teacher is a big job and they have lots of kids to learn in school about some subjects but the only thing missing for me in school is that we need to learn kids about future not about past well maybe a little of the past but not just past because the kids need to know how to live in future and when they grow up how to work so i would make schools add more helping kids and students in school learn how will they live in future and that they can do something when they grow up(get a job).
Thank you in advance for your time to review this solution.
My name is Aleksandra Martinsone and I have been wondering about this topic for a while, thereof I have came to solution and I also have some good examples of practice the method.
So far profession teacher is idly known as well as in different countries across the globe it has its status regarding the educational system, norms, methods used and location. However, in the diversity there is common ground, love for knowledge and willingness to share it in the best way for that every person in the room.
Hereby the solution:
I see it starting in the kindergarten for the persons, where nanny and pre school educators are mostly loved by kids as there is lots of fun involved, movement and freedom to be creative. However in school that is changing for a restriction of time, methods used.
The education as a teacher promotes certain values that are not attractive to model society that is becoming creative and flexible.
The key point I would like to point out is to allow the freedom of creativity in promotion of the profession in Universities. To break the stereotype with a catchy phrase and different attitude. There is no need of certain knowledge in modern society rather than the skill of looking, analysing, etc. This is what is needed for everyone. The skill to teach how to learn.
Here I see the change, good, positive examples of what is in the world.
Example in Latvia:
They take people from their fields and put them in school with kids. because there is no better way than learning by doing so professional people from their fields can give their knowledge further on. And many people stay, kids have more informal learning setting and everyone is happy.
I made a presentation showing the importance of the teachers all over the globe. I think that a conference or a team building event in which this presentation can be showed is a good way to show to the teachers their importance to the world. I think that is a good idea at least once per year on teachers day the schools (university, high schools etc.) to make a great fest in which every children not just buy some gift for their teacher but also to say in the past year for what it is thankful to their teacher. That way man can educate the children to have a respect on their teachers and to appreciate their work. In our high school we had a day in which we changed roles - for a day we were teachers in some subject. It was kind of a good idea because everyone can see and understand the work and how hard it is and then to be grateful to their teachers. The problem was that not everyone from the school was involved in this event. And I think that this is not right. Everyone must somehow to participate in that event. Maybe if it has some kind of system, or the schools made that kind of event twice per year it can involved more students. I think that is also a good way to inspire the children so they can maybe pursue that kind of work.
My solution is an application for smartphones which can give homeless people a chance to find a home and a job and help themselves escape homelessness.
Our solution is attached in file :)
I suggest a programme which would follow the following steps:
My solution can be found as a PDF document in the attachment to this submission.
Please, see the file to review my work.
Thank you very much.
I will look forward to any feedback you may have.
As once said by Marcus Tallius Cicero “Non nobis solum nati sumus” meaning, “Not for ourselves alone are we born”. Love is not patronizing and charity isn't about pity, it is about love. Charity and love are the same and with charity we give love.
See attached file for solution.
My solution was created based on HCD project, i hope you will like it, if you have any questions, dont hesitate to contact me.
HOW CAN WE HELP HOMELESS PEOPLE
List of ideas:
There are a lot of homeless people able to work. So we have to help them to specialise in something. At the beginning we are looking for a job which doesn't need advanced knowledge. For example:
These are just some examples, but in different countries there are different kinds of jobs which are asked on the market. So we have to look for a job which they can do well, and we have to prepare them(training) to be sure that they know what and how to do.
Usually people become homeless because they cannot find a job. In this case they have no money for a place to live and sometimes they have no enough money even for food. This is sad, but true. The reason for which they cannot find a job is the specialisation. Nowadays the companies are looking for well prepared people in a specific domain. If the work is not well done, the company will have lots of problems(because the customers will not be pleased of the quality of the products, and they will not buy products anymore from that company). In this case the companies have to be more selective when they choose an employee.
The clothes should be clean and which will not be so evident that they are poor. So, after training we have to give to them normal clothes. These clothes they will wear at their new job. The way they are dressed is very important. It is something psychological, people don't trust and they don't see well the people which are dressed poor . So, if we prepare well a homeless, we cannot assure him a job because the clothes and their behavior have an imapct on customers.And every company is interested of its reputation, because on this depends its future.So we have to be careful with this aspect.There are a lot of social experiments which show the impact of clothes and behavior on people. Please watch this social experiment at this link :
2. To attract the companies as sponsors.
The training with homeless people in process of preparing them for a job needs resorces as money. The clothes could be obtained from donations from companies that produce clothes or from donations of other companies or people. Some companies can provide trainings for homeless people and even to offer jobs to the peple which are very good during the training. The reason for which the companies make donations is the reputation. Sometimes people buy products from the companies which do charitable actions. But this usually happens in the states where the education is not on a low level and the people care about poor people, air pollution and so on. Another social experiment shows that the same person when he felt bad was helped in USA, and nobody didn't ask what have happened with him in Russia. So, the education of people is also very important, because of it depends the way they will behave in a specific situation. If we make commercials on TV with the sponsors, the companies will be attracted to invest money(because they want to raise their reputation). But if they employ homeless people, this can have a bad impact on the reptation of the company, becauce as I said people(customers) don't trust the homeless people(it is psychological; they think that homeless people don't do their work well, and they will asociate the quality of the product with the quality of the work done by homeless people). In this case we have two solutions:
3. To educate people
If we want to involve the other people to help the homeless people we have to make them understand that they have to help the poor people. We can do this throgh marketing. We need someone really good in marketing who will care about the education of the people (to change their mind about the homeless people; to make them understand that the homeless people are like us(aslo people), and the status of a person should not do a difference between us). Lots of events fail because of a bad marketing.So we have to show videos on TV,internet, share on facebook and so on.We can make videos which will make the people to be more kind. For example we can combinate some of videos from the internet about the homeless people. At the following links you will see the difference between the poor and rich people.
Lots of homeless people do suicide mybe not because of their poor life, but because of the attitude, behavior of the other people with them. They do this because anyone care about them, sometimes some of them just want to talk with someone, they feel lonely. They need our love and our kind heart. Please watch the following social experiment.
But people from different countries have a different level of the education, so the videos have to be done depending on the level of their education and depending of the problems of the country.
We can also give to them an example how to help someone. Please watch the following video.
4. To collect hardly perishable products from donations(flour,rice, macaroni...)
Some of the supermarkets which sell aliments already use this method. In my city only one supermarket does this. So we have to motivate more supermarkets to do this, and we have to motivate the people to donate. But we also have to make sure that the homeless people will get these products. First of all we have to look for the places where are concentrated more homeless people, and after that to look for ways to help them. We can convince the supermarkets to do this by mentioning them as supermarkets which care of the society(in commercials), and the people can be motivated through commercials on TV, and videos shared on facebook and other social networks which are often used by the people.
5. To give an opportunity to the homeless children to do their life better
We have to give them the opportunity to study in a school. Or we can have a specific place for educating the homeless children with a lower level of education, because we have to take them easy with studying. If someone makes performaces we have to help him to get to a real school, not a private one for homeless and which is with a lower level of education. At that private school they have to feel love, they can learn in an interactive way, the teacher has motivate them to learn by using little games, images, and other funny things. If the lessons are not interractive, the homeless children will get bored and will lose their interest to come again to the scool.
Some other useful videos which can contribute to educate the society to be more kind and to help the homeless people:
SPOTAHOME SOCIAL CHALLENGE
How can we help homeless people?
Homelessness is a critical problem nowadays, especially in poorer countries. As I am studying in Hungary, I see homeless people every day, so I have been thinking about the possible solution for a long time. In my opinion, the measure of the government in not enough to help them, because they do not have customized program. There’s no real help to decrease the number; not enough shelters, free toilets, healthcare, showering option. Also there is not any help in finding workplace or education.
However, I believe, we can help them. To decrease the number, we should have a well-built, customized program, which can help them going back to the society. In my country, there was a test, when a famous actress started to live among homeless people and she experienced lots of things about being homeless, which could help to find a effective program. The shocking fact, that most of them did not choose this life but without serious help, they cannot break from homeless system. They have to feel fear, shame and face exclusion every day, probably because our system is not successful.
The biggest problems, we have to understand to help:
1. There are shelters for homeless, but they cannot or do not want to use them:
2. They try to get a job, but it is really difficult in their situation:
3. They would like to live in more hygienic environment:
4. Most of the time, people think that homeless people are always drunk, however it is not because they really want to drink:
5. In my personal view, the biggest problem is that people do not know how can help or they do not think they can help. They do not understand that leftover food - that they think is rubbish - could be the biggest gift for them.
The steps are really dependent in the program, but I truly believe, that can help them:
The program is a circle built on 5 main steps. It means, from a homeless, they become a social worker who can help homeless. It is a total life changing program, where social media could guarantee help by everyday people, who wants to make homeless people’s life better. A contract would ensure to fulfill the whole program; if they complete the program, they surely get work and place to stay. So it is also really important in the program that everyday people must accept them, therefore they would be able to help them. The program is built to these assumptions.
1. Hygiene: this step is critically important to ensure the surrounding people that they really want to change lifestyle.
2. Re-socialization: trust people, trust themselves: the second step is to overcome in fear.
3. Food and drinks: In my belief, lots of people would help in these people if they could, because we can read more and more stories about helping a person in an impossible situation. Community joined forces to help them.
4. Sharing places: after they have the basic hygiene, some people would be able to let them in to their homes. It is not possible now, because they they do not want to get any illnesses from them. To avoid this problem, I would make it possible to get a certificate from a doctor, that they do not have any problems.
5. Start working again: I think after these changes, they would be able to get a job (with the help of volunteers). After they got new job, new life, they could rent an own flat. However, in my opinion the best thing would be to work as a social worker, because, they know the problems of homeless and a homeless could trust them more than an average person, so it would be the key of success.
I believe, the biggest power is in people; if they want to help, they can. Every little act can change totally the life of a person. So, what I think is that if we can make them understand how can help and they know, it really helps, they would be able to help. The 5 steps – hygiene, re-socialization, food & drink, sharing places, start working again – could give a goal in a homeless’ life. They could overcome the fear, shame and by lots of help, they could start a new life and help people who have the same lifestyle. And I think the nice thing is in this model is that, it is self-generating.
Motto:Better health care and social care for the Homless!
1. Provaiding work for the homless people.
2. Offering language courses for homeless people from foreign countries for free
3. Ensure enough apprenticeship places for the homeless
4. Prevention Programm whith various courses to integrate the homless people into society
5. Program “new life”
6. Supporting young talents and artists
7. Motivation and psychologic support
8. Chidren care and help
9. Collecting information of the reasons that cause living on the street
Before we can start program itself we need to be prepard and have to make sure that we can offer enough workingplaces for the homless people to integrate them well into society. We also need to find people who are willing to give lessons for free to lower the overall costs.Before the beginning, we also have to collect informations about the number of homeless people and information that helps us during the program. Therefore we use a questionnaire that I proveid in the dokuments below. Wenn we have the information from the questionnaire we can start whith helping the homless in the program “new life”. To find places for the courses for example it will be great if we can work whit charity companies like “ret cross”, “back on my feed” and many others that can help in this challenge to start whit the program that need to prepare them for normal life. The Program “new life” contains a workingplace or apprenticeship places and makes sure, that the homeless people are prepared for their job. Besides this, the participants have the possibility to attend various courses which helps them to develop themselfes. This means that in the countrys where are many work posibylitys helps the homless people to find a working place and develop qualities that help them in their further life. But in contruis where the people are not willing to work or don’t have a possibility to work in the country, then the program concentrates itself on the creativity of the huaman and trys to “manipulate” them to take his/her life in his hands by doing what he/she likes or tries to help them with their ideas!
In the following I will explain how easy it is to bring hope for life in peoples hearts by showing them my beautyful presentation that the world is an amazing place and its too bad to let it slip away because of misunderstanding or problem that needed to teach us a valubal lesson and not take our hope for life away.
More abouth the program: The first step of the course will be based on the possibility to bring hope for the life in the people! Let’s say in the first “lecture” we introdukt the program and explain more deeply the posibilitys that we give and play some games that help us understand wich of the people are willing to realy take this chage. A game thant I love Is that you give a subcect word like “LOVE” and then you have 30sek to spell more words or draw more thinks that come in your mind! Very good concept that enables us a big variuation in the choosing of the subject that we are willing to chek or know better about the person J. But it needs a clear understanding what the information brings us. Secound, thirt, fourth or even fifhth session is more based to believe in the program and each other. We will be very plesont to know more about people’s lifes and why they are on the streets. This valuable information’s helps us to group the people for the next stage wehre we can start whit developing skills needed for life and search for work, home or any kind of help that brings them out from this situation. We can use Youtube, where are some amazing videos about inspiring people. I sugest “Ideas to inspire”, “be inspired”, “inspire EU” and many more that can be find on youtube or in internet J. It will be great if the people get a recorder whit headphouns to hear the inspiring music, speaches, life experiences and amazing thinks that people did to make the world a better place. This will motivate the people for the life and helps us to proceed succesfull whit the next stage of the program. Before we start to developing skills needed for work we need to bring up some concepts that are very important for self believing and motivation to not give up “If you can create a clear picture in your head of something that's going to happen and have the courage to work for this no matter what then you are ready to receive it. And i hope you are not exhausted at the end to take it because letting the situation in your life is the last step that is requiered that you can have it or be it”. I think that the law of attraction is the righth for these perpose. We need also to understand that whithout work a plan is just a dream so we need to learn how to work. We will need Food and drinkable water during the program so that the people don’t need to go on the street to beg for money so that they can buy food for themselfs, we need to provide this so that we can open a interest for the program also. We will be needing showers and clean cloths because the image is very important by finding a job. It will be great if we can sponser puplic showerrooms on the streets near the place where the courses are. Like this we can see who have the health care mentality that is also important for us. We can/need to build the courses in funny and interactabel way so that we have the interest of the human that we are teaching during the woul time. That meen that we need to make games that have little prices depending on what the person need and what he/she accomplished.
Next I list the qualities that the cours need to improve so that the homless people are prepared for the working life and society. Adaptability, work technique, apprehension, impressionableness, to behave, endurance, resilience,detailorintiert, empathy, flexibility, leadership claim, leadership ability, initiative, integrity, communication skills, ability to establish contact, creativity, customer orientation, motivation, organization ability, problem-solving, decision-making ability, autonomy. Its important to know that not every one will be capable of learn every one of thoss skills. But this is ok, because even the working people or the “normal people” are not able to accomplish every one of those skills. Our point is to learn as much as we can so that we can asure the employers the wordiness of the people that we are presenting.
What does it mean to accomplish the program successfully? It means that the person have to visit twenty-one of the courses without missing, no matter what is the exuse. If he or she have good exuses it is ok but they need to know that they need to start all over again from the start. In the time when the person is visiting the course he/she will not just be teached this valuable properties of living he/she also be getting help from the people that work or do it for free in the cpurse to find a work, home and even make friends. Ofcourse whit the language courses is different and the prevention course is different for every person, because not all of them need prevention course or language course.
Families that have children need imidiatly to be priotities and have place to work in the program for the parents and home and normal atmospfer for the chield. It need to be cared that the children have the posibility to go to school and not be ignored from susaite so that he/she don’t land on the streets.
I am sure that there will be talents among the homless people so we need to find a way not to lose this talents! We need to try to use that what they can do to be succsesfull to be integratet. Lets say that a person is very good in music, then lets find him/her place to show his talent and leave the people to deside. It dosent matter that he/she perform on the street. The point is that she/he is making the money to afford life and go out from the streets! It will be even better if in the course the talents perfom show in theather or school to collect money for this good purpose!
I can asure that this program will decrese the number of homless people!
If we don’t want problems on the streets that are due to not having money or opportunitis by hommless and poor people we need to care, help and work thogeder to secure the streets for our children by helping the Homless!
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List of my ideas to decrease the number of homeless people:
Dear SpotaHome team,
My name is Anna. Originally from Ukraine, I currently live in Bratislava in Ruzinov. I usually support homeless people by leaving them clothes and things I no longer use, wrapped in plastic bags and tagged "Prosim nevyhadzujte. Veci pre bezdomovcov" near the trash cans in my yard. I live in appartment building surrounded by other appartment bulidings, so the trash cans in my yard are placed in the "common area" in the centre. Recently I got disappointed and angry when throwing away my garbage bag, because I saw that some of my neighbours threw away (into the trash can) good clothes which could be used by homeless people. They didn't put it in the plastic bag and placed next to a trash cans like I usually do, they just threw them away((((
Therefore, I would like to suggest the following thing: what if we (like-minded people and I) create a place in the yard where a) people can leave things for homeless people; b) homeless people could leave notes with their needs for us to respond on them. It will look like a small cabinet or smth like that (please see picture attached - it's a cabinet where people leave books on Kuchajda lake). Inside the cabinet, on the door's inner side I suggest to place a white board and a chained marker (to protect it from being stolen) on which homeless people can write their needs. I assume that their needs will not be too luxurious (disposable razors, soaps, toothpastes and toothbrushes,pads&tampons etc.), so we (neighbours and I) can but those things when we do groceries and place them in the cabinet.
How to finance the idea: fundraise money for cabinets and their installation (in multiple neighbourhoods around the city). I also assume that in order to proceed with this idea I will have to talk to local authorities and well as people who live in the area. I hope that installation of such cabinets in neighbourhoods will create a shared economy in which things which can be re-used will not be just thrown away but shared with those who need them more than us. I also see a practical value of such cabinets because decision to donate takes much more effort (go to a place where you can do it etc.) while decision to throw away things or give them second life will be made next to garbage cans where the cabinets will be placed.
In conclusion I would like to say that the idea I suggest is not novice, but I believe that it might really work in Bratislava. I don't see it as the one which can eliminate homelessness, but it can definitely help homeless people "cover their needs".
My best regards,
The number of homeless people worldwide has been increasing. Nowadays a new policy is being implemented worldwide to alleviate homelessness, called the Housing First model. According to that model, homeless people are provided with immediate access to social or private housing with no readiness conditions to social or private housing, subsequently they are provided with individualised support in order to address related issues (e.g. drug addiction). This model has been proven effective, yet its funding is limited. Based on that, I propose a way for sharing accommodation platforms to support the Housing First model, which I call the Double-Stay Initiative. In particular, landlords who collaborate with the sharing accommodation platform are encouraged to a. choose a protege, namely a homeless person they would like to support and b. charge a “charity fee” to visitors that amounts to a percentage of the accommodation fee. The money collected from the fee will be utilized by the Housing First model services in order to fund the rent of the protege. Two lines of evidence suggests the effectiveness of the proposed solution in combating homelessness: a. people, especially young ones, are willing to pay extra for a product or service that contributes to alleviating human-centered social problems, b. the Housing First model has been so far successful in alleviating homelessness.
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My name is Danielė Kieraitė. I am 17 years old. I am from Vilnius, Lithuania and I have some ideas, how your company could help homeless people. Here are some tips what your company can do:
You can cooperate with television and make a TV project where you company can build houses for homeless people. Firstly, add some participants by putting some advertisements in the streets where you explain that you are building a house for a homeless person but with one condition: he/she should get rid of their bad habits, like alcohol, drugs. This project made by TV show form would add more people to take an interest in homeless dilemma and they may give you some funds to continue a project and maybe offer a job for a homeless person. To make this project more interesting you should also cooperate with psychologists, dentists, style designers who can create a new image for homeless people. To make a project more sensitive, successful and cheaper and you should search for these careers volunteers who would like to help homeless people without any fee. And in the time while house for a homeless person is building TV show would demonstrate in the first TV show how homeless is telling his/her life story than in the latest shows how psychologists, dentists and style designers changing his/her appearance and adding some joy in life by showing life entertainments like going together in amusement parks, eating in restaurants, shopping for clothes in the clothes shops, watching films in the cinema, watching symphonies, performances and more. In the time while they home is building he/she should live in a hotel. All things from the project start should happen gradually. In the end of the project you give a surprise for a homeless by offering them a job in a company or somewhere else which meets with their abilities, talents and desires. All the time in the show you should demonstrate homeless reactions to things that are happening to them. This social TV project time would be about plus minus four months. You could receive funds by charities events, rich and famous people or companies donations who like a project and it's idea, other people who like a project, donations.
One stylist is making haircuts for a homeless people every Sunday without any fee. here's an article about him: https://www.good.is/slideshows...
There is other person who helped homeless man by created him a new image. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/new...
Another my idea how to make homeless people life better is to connect with volunteering organisations all around the world. You should offer organisations to put up volunteers special jobs for homeless caring. Like giving them food, a chance to wash up at least one time per month, socializing, trying to help them to rid of their bad habits and give psychological help who needs it. I think this thing would make better life conditions for them. There I think you only should to connect with volunteering organisations and explain all the details so here you may need no money at all or some funds could give companies, celebrities. Some money could be given from charity events. In my opinion, this idea realization time may be from one month to one year. It depends on an agreement with a volunteering organisations approval.
Other thing you can do to help homeless is to start to create social projects in TV which involves homeless persons. I imagine it as artistic projects. I will give you one example. In my country was a project called ,,Choir's wars''. There was a musical project where people came to auditions and the best of them were involved in a choirs. There was 7 choirs. And one of them was ,,Homeless's choir''. Their leader came to homeless's home and chosen those, who can sing good and they sang very well! This project changed their lifes it made their lifes better and some of them after project chosen to change their life direction and start a new life. They were really excited and felt happy as children when stylists created image for them and when they have been showed in television. The main this excitement reason was that they again felt pretty and renew hope of a stable happy life.
I have another idea how to make a homeless people life a bit better. It is to make events and clubs, where homeless persons could show their creativeness and talents. Like special festivals. And creating free sewing, drawing, knitting, writing, acting clubs for them. In the festivals should be massive streets demonstrations where homeless for free could try many art directions as sculpting, painting, filming, pottery, creative writing and more. These art directions should been shown by professional artists. After art activities homeless should be given free lunch and dinner. Money for these festivals you could get by charity events and donations from famous people or companies. These festivals creation time may be a few months. And festival can repeat two times per year or one time per year.
Creating art clubs could help them to find activity which may help to stave off bad psychological thoughts at least for a some time and maybe inspire to start a new life. These clubs should happen at least two times per week. These clubs should be in a buildings. Here homeless with volunteers help could try sewing, drawing, painting, knitting, writing, acting activities. There should be a comfortable atmosphere, where homeless could talk to volunteers, drink some tea and relax. The best homeless artworks should be shown in the art exhibitions where could happen in the city theaters, concert places and maybe in some caffee's. Maybe someone could want to buy some homeless artworks? If yes at least 80 percent money should be given to a winner homeless and 20 other percents should go to the art club activity continuing. This idea realization time may be from half of one year or just one year. You may get money to this project by volunteering organisations, successful companies, celebrities or good will people.
My last idea is that your company should make an arrangement with famous fashion journals for example like Vogue, Elle, Cosmopolitan and with model agencies where could be written homeless life's stories and took real and impressive photos of their appearances before and after stylists help. In these journals journalists could start to write a special lobe for homeless life stories to draw people all around the world attention to this dilemma. Your company just need to make a connect with these journals, models agencies and suggest them this idea. You only need to find a homeless who could accept offer to be a model in a professional photo session and tell the world their life story. The photos should be impressive. First 5 photos should show a homeless first image when he/she only comes to the photo session and should be in a dark background. In other five photos homeless may be shown in the white or creamy background when stylists create him/her a new image. These photos must be in an article about photographed homeless life story. I think this idea should work because people like to read an articles, especially in a fashion journals. If these homeless stories got lots of reviews I think people may start to draw more attention to homeless, start to talk about them life more and more and change stereotypes about them. More and more people may start to want help them to get back in a normal life. i think money amount to this project may depend on an arrangement with a journal and it also could be get by charity events, famous companies, people. This project may be for a few months or even years. It depends from a journal conditions and people interest to this project.
I hope that you like my ideas.
I attached document with my proposal solutions to this global problem.
Each of us is a personality but we all are part of society. There are homeless people - people without real home. Being a homeless person is not a situation you can solve by one simple step, it is complicated process which consists of many steps.
I give a list of ideas that can help to decrease the number of homeless people:
1. Special working with people who struggle, have came into difficulties and may become a homeless
2. Social activities which involve regular people and companies to think / care about homeless people
3. Family education - take care about relatives
4. Spread the love
Explaining more detailed those ideas:
1. There is social institution in every region in country where I am from (Latvia). In this institution work people whose responsibility is to take overall care of region inhabitants - to ensure health care, education, safety... They also know about and work with homeless people. Thanks to this institution it would be possible to find out what are main reasons why people become a homeless. To decrease homeless people amout institution could involve in inhabitants lifes more. There could be a special help for those who struggle to save their lifes - food packages, home, job, inner strenght, courses, help centers. It is more talking, there could be involved psichologists. One more thing - it is quite interesting that in Lizums municipality where lives around 1 500 people no one is a homeless, but in capital Riga where lives around 639 000 people are around 627 homeless persons (homeless amount in Riga in 2014 by local media). It is a difference, it might be a care of institutions - help is more qualitative if there are less inhabitants for one institution. Sometimes it might be a last stick which is given by an instituiton workers but it might save person from losing his/ her home. No more new homeless persons. What if free and abandoned houses in countryside would be given for those in need for a home? Move and start life there, have a filed, grow your own food, change it, help others. Start new life.
2. The next point is more up to people who are around homeless people, it is work with them. There could be social activities. Art is what stands above all. It would be a great tool. For example - make dance perphormance with meaning to bring awareness of inhabitants to help homeless people. Make a house mockup which walls can be made out of donated coins - support with money which can be used for home for those in need. Make social campaign and place posters in city. Make a poster where homeless people have made a home from their bodies in hope to have a real home. Point to good things, for example today we helped this person, this house now has a new soul (there are empty houses which just needs to be lived in). One more thing - in this technology time there could be a mobile application or game in connection with homeless people. Game which has action ir real (similar to PokemonGo). Do a good job and share it. Others will like what you did, they will do the same. Also companies can involve and share good. Once there appeared a video in internet where barber shop took a homeless man and gave him a surprise - cut hair, beard, new clothes. He had changed not only from outside but from inside too.
3. Sometimes the good action starts with family. If I see my parents doing good I will do the same. Parents should show an example to kids. Parents should teach children to take care of the loved ones - relatives. Some families are small, some are large but we all are connected. The next generation shall understand that is important and good to take care of each other. No matter of your education level, postion in society... - you are my relative, I will help you. In my family it is common thing to help each other - why some people don't help relatives and let them be without a home.
4. The last one in this list but maybe the most effective and easiest, fastest to realize - spread the love. We all begin life as a small creature of pure, lovely, smiling baby. But during the life one becomes a star, another works with corporations, other spend half of life in prison, but another lives on the street. No one is born to be a homeless, but in life journey something breaks and there is no strength to stand up ... Yes, there are soup kitchens (place where those in need can get a freshly cooked, warm food 3 times a day), institutions, but these people lack the more - so that someone will see them as good people, will see the value in them, will look in the eyes, smile and wish a good day. They are thirsty for that! What you did it to one of the least, you have done to me, Jesus once said. My offer is to allow any of those homeless people to experience the love by which he is so cruelly hungry. Make some sandwiches, wrapped in food, put it into a gift bag, ideally - present, for example, on the corner of kiosk purchased tea (and maybe even a small chocolate bars?). And walking along the street to job to give it to to someone who begs on the street. Look in the eyes, smile and wish a good day. This is an awkward way of love. But even one person can make a big thing and give a true love. And it is worth it. Such a small drop in the ocean, but someone will feel accepted and noticed.
Every move is connected with money resources - some less, some more. Where to find this resourses? Some generous people, company, some part of municipality or country incomes. The more important - there shall be a person who is motivated and starts to do, brings action, has love in the heart. It might be me or you, or person who walked beside you to job.... it might be anyone, we all might be those who start together.
Hello, I am Barbora. I wanted to find a solution with homeless people since my childhood - my mother was the chairman od the charity of the Bratislava. I spent a lot of time with talking to the homeless men. After all of it, a found three common things
1. The homeless people want to change. They could talk about gloominess and rude behaviour from the other people. They often say that they used to feel too much underrated. Some of them were thrown out of their jobs because they smell. Yes, there is volunteers to help them, but dignity you can't buy or volunteering. They want to do their best but nobody is there to hear their smelling, sometimes opaquely complains.
2. They have a big lack in their legal situation. I met a guy who has right to take around 200-300 euros per month, but he has no idea how to request for them. It is an amount which divides him from the death homeless man in the winter to a pensioner.
3. In my opinion, the biggest problem (in the Slovakia, I haven't idea how it works in other countries ) is that there always will be a thick line between our behaviour to the socially disadvantaged people and homeless men. When I talked to the young people, for them is there a group who carried all responsibility for their "crimes" with them. And it is bullshit. Yes, there is the man who made bad decisions. Also, there is a man with no family, no crime, no bad habit..just he and his no home situation. And both of them will be treated the same way. Which could look fairly till you do not imagine you in this situation. One night stand rooms, some free food for the "poorest and weakest", second-hand clothes. And yes, you can be so strong to don't fill in these templates.
I want just one simple thing. Make for homeless people home. With rules, of course. But nobody will be there for telling you that you are different. No: you are the one who didn't make it. No daily centre or sleep for every night when you bring one euro. Home. You can grow your vegetables or flowers here. You need to be polite there. No addiction, no alcohol, no rude words. No fear of suspension because some politician changes the social feelings. Yes, I understand that many of homeless people have problems with the executor or "the old family". But I strong believe that with a concept of "Home for homeless people" I will be able to find people who want to help them..but no with one case, or for a one night. But to change their lives.
The concept is the house with garden. With some supervisor, layer, psychologist and men who can help with daily duties. People can come there. Live there and be a part od social life. But they need to do one thing. Every man here must do something for community. Some with his physical force, some with housework, some with his art. Nobody, there can just sit and watch life is flowing.
And I think that is more than enough chances to find them a work, Maybe it is for another social project but I strong believe that homeless people can bring benefits in our lives.
There is a lot that we can do for homeless people, and I'm unsure as to why so little has actually been done. Speaking for the U.K. alone, especially in central London, there are homeless people on every street, and this can ruin the image of any city greatly.
1. A governmental strategy should be put in place, and a database created of the names, ages, skills, characteristics and abilities of homeless people. People should be paid to roam the cities of the U.K., collecting information on these people in need and assuring them that they will get the help they need. Others will work on computers, filtering through the database, organising these people into skills and attributes, and finding suitable jobs for each individual. Once the individual has been allocated a job, and they are happy with the decision, they will be groomed (haircut/shave/wash) and sent to work. The homeless person will receive a loan of £800, and have to sign a contract that they will stay in work with the same company for a year, paying back £80 every month for the first 10 months. This allows the individual to pay their first month's rent, while working a steady job, feeding themselves and being no burden on the society. Consequences can and should be put into place for those who fail to comply with the contract after signing. Eventually, the homeless people will take over the jobs of the strategy in place, collecting information and running databases, as they come from a deeper understanding of how these people feel. It takes one more homeless person off the street for a small cost. This will increase the productivity of the U.K., increase job opportunities, reduce the number of people living in the U.K. who are unable to provide for themselves and therefore rely heavily on begging, and lastly will reduce crime in major cities such as London.
2. Increasing post-school job opportunities. Many young homeless people have not and won't go to university and therefore will find it hard to get a decent job, in comparison to those with a degree. Emphasis should be given on providing these people with jobs once they leave school, even if it means a lower salary that they work towards, so that they can earn money, learn a trade and eventually make a living out of it.
3. Increase accessibility to clinical trials for homeless people. Big companies and medical institutes are looking for individuals to volunteer and be PAID great deals of money to put their lives in very little risk for medical research. I believe this should be encouraged within the community that needs it the most, giving them the little boost that they need to kickstart their better lives. This means that companies can give smaller compensation and the money can go to where it is needed.
4. Similarly to point 3, homeless men and women should be given the opportunity to join the army and given the necessary training to do so.
HOMELESSNESS IS A STATE IN OUR HEAD.
I have attached my solution to decrease number of homeless people and to make them feel more involved.
Below I have attached a document with my ideas and explanations of my ideas on how I would work to decrease homelessness in society.
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Every year there is more homeless people on the street starving. It is a real problem that must be solved. I think there are numerous ways of helping them to get on their feet.
The basic problem of homelessness is the need for personal shelter, warmth, and safety. But we should not limit ourselves only on the basic problems. There should be various internships possibilities in the shelter to help them get a job and eventually a home.
Other then that, homeless people are usually in front of the stores that provides food, they beg for money but only to buy food. Wouldn't it be nice to buy a hot meal for them instead of buying ourselves a chocolate or junk food. We are all humans and we all get our part of luck and happiness but also of misfortune and sadness. We should care for them because we are connected by living on this earth. Instead of being cruel and just passing from them, we should stop and help them anyway we can, we should be humans!
Homeless people lack to many basic needs but there are two of them that in my opinion are essencial to start having the life they deserve, which are:
1-An home where they can sleep safely, warm and quiet,
2-A bathroom where they can keep their hygiene intact
Firstly if people can mantain there routine sleep maybe they can start thinking a little more positive about their situation and make plans to regain the life they once had or never had but want to know how it is like, because they are human and deserve basic needs and have basic rights like all of us. Secondly everyone likes to be clean and not small bad to other or cause them nausea with the way they look, so having a place where they can take a shower and clean themselves would be a big improvement in their life to start with. So my sugestion is, open schools at night so homeless people can take a shower in the locker rooms and sleep on schools gyms. By morning they would clean their things form the school and try to find a job, even a modest one, until they could make a living with the money from their job and start to support their life, havin alway in mind that they can make their lives better and stop needing our help.
To make these happen we would need volunteers to keep everything in order while their staying on the school at night and to ensure everything is clean after they left so the students schedule isnt compromised.
Though this idea would solve some problems, seems to be an utopia. If there was a way to select 5 to 10 principal schools in each country and have them to agree on these, then "make them" have a fund raise to collect bathroom supplies for the homeless this could be on way of fighting their problem.
HOW CAN WE HELP HOMELESS PEOPLE?
I am honestly blessed and privileged to be living the lifestyle I do, and to be in the position to have so-called “financial freedom”. Fortunately, we don’t need to worry where we will be staying tonight or how our day will forecast.
However, thousands around us do have these problems and I think that it’s of utmost importance to give them a helping hand, however small or big it may be; because anyone can experience a downfall, it can happen to the best of us.
I think the main method of eradicating or at least aiding the homeless is through government intervention by openly helping the less fortunate. Why the government you may ask? Well, they have the biggest outreach and can thus effectively have the greatest impact.
Homelessness is an epidemic that should be fought as soon as possible and should not be treated as something that will gradually go away by passively ignoring it.
At the end of the day, the government has the greatest amount of resources and the most potential outreach. They should allocate a small amount (even just 0,05%) of their tax revenues to accommodate the homeless. Because let’s face it: the less people we have on the streets the more people we can employ and thus stimulate our economy! Plus, it’s definitely worth mentioning that numerous influential public figures have made their way from homeless to riches; the most prominent example is Oprah Winfrey who was notoriously homeless as a child and has fortunately made herself one of the most successful women of all time!
Governments are notorious for being champions in wasting taxpayers’ money, but that’s a whole other debate, but the point is that through efficient and effective allocation of their money they can create basic institutions and facilities for the homeless to be accommodated in and have access to other basic needs.
It’s absolutely mind boggling that in the vast majorities of developed countries, criminals have better treatment and care in jail than ordinary homeless citizens do on the streets.
Another option is by incentivizing households and companies (especially companies like Spotahome and Airbnb) through subsidies and other means to accommodate these less fortunate people. As long as the government can provide a basic background check on the people (which nowadays is not tremendously complicated) companies and citizens alike will be able to give a helping hand and can together make a real change to the economy and social welfare of the nation!
If landlords can accommodate the homeless on their unsold/unrented flats, and be rewarded in some way (through tax cuts or through other incentives) then I think the number of homeless people will drop significantly.
Lastly, I think it is imperative to distinguish homeless from unemployed in terms of impact on society and welfare. The unemployed are a tremendous burden on governments in certain countries especially in southern Europe where unemployment rates are tremendously high thus burdening their governments through obscene unemployment benefits. However, homeless people on the other hand don’t get financial aid from the government (or at least the vast majority don’t) thus making them more eager to find a job in order to have decent shelter. They’re motivated by survival! Of course there are good and bad everywhere, but its detrimental to the success of nations and welfare for countries not to neglect this population segment, especially in today’s times where the world is changing and growing at an unimaginable pace.
People should never be defined or exclusively categorized by their current condition. They are mothers, fathers, sisters, brothers, sons, and daughters. When we label people, we don’t see their potential and the possibilities within them. Recognize them as equal as we are, they may be many hidden talents and potentials hidden in them. Many street talents are always a basic example.
2.Tackle the problem knowing the difficulties and the reasons behind it.
Homelessness damages individuals, families, and even entire communities. The longer people experience homelessness, the more damage they suffer — often leading to early death. No matter how difficult the circumstances, we must make every effort to ensure that no individual or family ever experiences the devastation of homelessness.
We must end the policy of dumping, corralling, and confining people who are struggling and experiencing homelessness, Each city area should provide local services to their own neighbors who find themselves without a home. every solution should be done in its roots.
4.Mentor individuals and families who can help them in uplifting their motivations
Most successful people can point back to one or more mentors who modeled positive attitudes and behaviors, believed in them, and encouraged them along the way. But the majority of men and women experiencing homelessness never had mentors like these. One of the keys to restoring them is to connect them with mentors who can help them rebuild their lives and find more meaning in their life and can fight against their situations, like making them learn trades and skills which can help them find a job which can help them support their situation and even some initial capital for a small business which may help them thrive.
5.Expand Seasonal winter shelters to go a full year
Winter Shelter Programs are a critical safety net that provides emergency overnight shelter to thousands of individuals experiencing homelessness during cold, damp winter months.Yet, many of these emergency shelters close after the winter season is over, and many individuals are left with few other safe alternatives.City and county funding of these shelters must be expanded so that anyone who becomes homeless can have a roof over their head and a place to sleep in safety year-round.
6.Provide everyone with skills to work
When men and women graduate from a life-transformation program, one of the most critical challenges they face is finding a job. So instead of looking for people who are recommended by people and working in favor for people without any skill, can affect indirectly the people who really have skills but cannot find a job because of the lack of connections and recommendations. Jobs should be provided to people who are well deserved not to people who has someone to support them
these are some critical points that can help in eradicating the homelessness situation that we find among our societies, Unless we take a strict step supporting it we can never stop this global problem which increasing day by day.
Homelessness is the condition of people without a permanent dwelling, such as a house or apartment. People who are homeless are most often unable to acquire and maintain regular, safe, secure and adequate housing. The legal definition of homeless varies from country to country, or among different jurisdictions in the same country or region.The term homeless may also include people whose primary night-time residence is in a homeless shelter, a domestic violence shelter, long-term residence in a motel, a vehicle, squatting, cardboard boxes, a tent city, tarpaulins, shanty town structures made of discarded building materials or other ad hoc housing situations. Most countries provide a variety of services to assist homeless people. These services often provide food, shelter (beds) and clothing. People who are homeless may have additional conditions, such as physical or mental health issues or substance addiction,these issues make resolving homelessness a challenging policy issue. According to the UK homelessness charity Crisis, a home is not just a physical space, it also provides roots, identity, security, a sense of belonging and a place of emotional wellbeing. In a research in 2015 there was 11Million Empty homes all over Europe and 4500000 homeless people, We have to be concerned. So we must answer to homeliness all together.There are services that provide the homeless people there needs and may be organized and run by community organizations (often with the help of volunteers) or by government departments or agencies. These programs may be supported by the government, charities, churches and individual donors. Many cities also have street newspaper, which are publications designed to provide employment opportunity to homeless people. Those are some of the basic solutions but let's go deep. Usually when we have a problem we must solve it it's like taking the stairse starting from the buttom!
Housing first Principles
We build houses: Housing as a basic human right, site housing independent apartments, separation of housing and services.
Because housing does not solve everything but afterwards the support is very important for the homeless people! With speacial organizations we provide : Support, respect, wormth and compassion for all clients, consumer choice and self determination, support client in their process of recovery, a commitment of working with clients for as long as they need, harm reduction. A research that has been done to end homelessness you need to build new homes but if it is economical reasonable by investing one million euros for constructions you can get homes for about 10 homeless people and give work for 15 workers for a year. To reduce long term homelessness there must be a National program on tv talking about this problem so more people be concerned.
To end homelessness we must thing about houmanity everyone desserve to be housed, if we really want to do something for a better furture we should all unite as one by heart and start to act! These people deserve to be helped!
One option and the best one can be giving them advice in order to give them a job. However, I know this may be kind of unrealistic, so, my other solution is informing them about what they can do in order to get some pensions the government ma give them because of their situation.
In my opinion, the best way of improving this situation is trying that no more people become homeless. To achieve that is very important to let young people know that University is not the only way there are many other things they can work as for which a degree is not necessary.
How to help homeless? Well it's hard ro explane cause in my country there are too much homeless, and we have to open the free kitchen every day, and they had to have free lunch, and some confort seats. That would be some big place, like gym, with a lot of tables and chairs and that will help homeless to hang out and talk. And they wouldnt be lonely. And material for food would be helps from town and country and donation from people. And I think that should be OK and leave them to sleep in that gym if they want.
I feel concerned that everyday I see more and more people living on the streets. It makes me sad when I see people just sitting on the ground begging for money because they don't have anything to eat and they don't have a place to live, a place to go to hide away from the sun in the summer or a place to get warm in the winter. I have an idea how we could decrease number of homeless people with our help. I think in every city in which is a large number of homeless people we should help them get a roof over their heads, keep them out of the streets and give them food. Firstly we could aproach municipality and different kinds of humanitarian organizations. To start the idea we need space, a house or apartment. For example house, which we would rearange into some kind of hostel. We would welcome homeless people in the house, where each person would be given clean bed (bunk bed). In addition each person would we given clean clothes. Also they will have an option of three meals a day. To solve the problems of clothes and food for these people, there will be an option so every one of us could donate clothes, shoes and food. Local stores could sell food before the date of expiry for a little price. Also I know, a lot of local bakeries at the end of the day before closing the bakery throw away food and I don't think this is right, where there are a lot of people starving. I think bakeries who throw away food which is left at the end of the day should be fined. Instead of throwing it away, they should give this food for free, for homeless people. We should start a community for homeless people where everyone would help each other. If a person would like a clean bed, some clean clothes and food, they should do something in exchange. I suggest weekly schedules. One person would be responsible for one day, that every person in this community gets a clean bed. The other person would be responsible for one day so every person in community gets food. So every person would get his turn to make sure community is running and everything is ok, everyone is safe, have a place to live, food to eat. They should make effort to get food, one day they should cook, the next day they should clean, the day after they should do the laundry, and so on. They should be responsible for themselves, they should be doing things for themselves, we would just help them to get clothes, food, money, so they can make it work. Also when they get a place to live, clean themselves, they should try and get a job. Municipality could help them get jobs, so they could get income and with time they could put their lives back in order. They should be aware that if they want a bed, food and clothes, they must do something in exchange and they must try hard to get a job. If they would think that this is just free food and everything, they can't be welcomed in this community. Each of them must try the hardest they can, after all it is their life, we are just here to help. We just have to stop closing our eyes when we see them on the streets, and we should all start thinking how we can help them to get off the streets. Maybe it is just donating some money, giving them clothes, giving them food, giving them a roof above their heads, giving them a job. Something is better than nothing.
''Lucky are the one who finds the shelter and disgust are the one who finds it but with no peaceful atmosphere.''
Idea 1: Temporary housing with rehabilitation facility, skill training to the homeless people, fill the gap of labor market after training, if success assure permanent based on conditions. It is most common way but depends on the number of homeless people.
Idea 2: Religion as source to make the homeless realize about the life. example- I remember, when I was doing course in my country Vivekananda Institute of Languages run by www.rkmath.org. Its run by monks, saints who spread the message of humanity and life. In the premises they offer free food to homeless and needful people. The people who used to eat daily there has realized about life and changed themselves.
Idea 3: To put them in the prison, counsel till they realize about themselves informing their near and dear about the same.
Idea 4: Most of the Top firms together can create a community and tackle the issue by providing daily needs and training them, using for their business purpose as labor, employee or any other kind of employment.
Idea 5: For woman there should be woman community/association to look after all woman, girls for safety and security reason if not have to face the issues like molestation or harassment. Similarly for very old age people.
Idea 6: Provide skill training to them and outsource them wherever there is shortage of labor.
There are all my views through some knowledge acquired while reading articles, newspapers, real time situations,etc.
My name is Kim and I'm currently living in Antwerp. Sometimes when I walk over the streets, homeless people ask me for money. I have to say that I feel sorry for the homeless people, but I never give money to them. The first reason: I'm a student and I don't have a lot of money to spend. The second reason: you never know what someone will do with your money.
It doens't mean I don't want to help these people, it means that I'm not convinced they'll use the money the way they should use it. That's why I came up with a few ideas. It's not just 1 solution. It are seperate ideas which together can lead to decrease the number of homeless people.
At first: we need other people to help homeless people. I think there're a few ideas which can help to open the discussion for homeless people.
1. We need to let people experience themselfs how it feels like to be homeless. We need social media for this. Nowadays every country has famous vloggers or just famous people of that country who are willing to volunteer for charity.
Invite these people for a day and tell them it's for a charity project. But it's important they don't know which project, we have to suprise them so they won't be biased. We restyle these people and let them be homeless for 1 day or maybe 2 days. Let them walk around and let them ask people for money etc. They will experience how it feels like to be homeless and they will share the experience with their followers. If you're a fan of a vlogger then you will feel adressed and you will feel like you have to do something to help.
2. Let people know HOW they can help.
Everyday a lot of meals end up in the trashcan. We should make a 'homeless app' with different purposes.
a) For people who'd like to donate their leftovers
b) For people who'd like to invite homeless people to their house to have dinner
c) For people who'd like to 'adopt' homeless people.
Number a is logical. You have some leftovers and you donate this to charity. Number b and number c are weird. Why would someone invite homeless people to their home?
I think there're people who'd like to help others. Nobody wants to give money, but if you adopt someone for a month and help them out with their appearance then these people are able to find a job or at least able to contribute to society. The only thing the family has to do is: give food to the homeless and give them a place to clean and to sleep. The rest of day the homeless should go to an organisation who helps them to come back to society. Like give trainings and do some volonteer work.
The homeless people make their own 'profile' supported by an organisation. So families can chose themselfs which person they want to adopt.
The app should be linked to local shops. The more you help someone, the more discount you get in local shops. After a month the homeless people can get to a housing assistance or maybe something like that. They've had a month of training, being around people again, now the real search to work can start.
I know you need a lot of things to achieve this. For example:
- Famous people or vloggers who're willing to volunteer for the job
- Social media (updates about people who invited homeless people, give reviews and support others to work on it)
- Someone who can build an app
- An organisation for homeless people. This is a place where the homeless go every single day. They have to help them with making a profile for the app. They have to help with the food. If someone donates food to the organisation it has to make sure it gets to the homeless people. They have to organise trainings.
- Big companies and local businesses. We need big companies to support the charity. Maybe to give the homeless the opportunity to get a (volunteer) job or an internship. We need local business to support the families: give discount to people who help the homeless.
- Umbrella organ: someone who'll organise everything that has to be done.
At least: I think it's important to convince people that giving money to homeless people is not the thing we want to do. Make sure they don't get anything, so they NEED to find help and they NEED to bring their lifes together again.
I hope you understand my ideas.
I would only like to state my opinion on this matter.
In my eyes, most homeless people from all around the world are simply human beings who have had it worse than the rest of us. It doesn't matter and it does not concern us what happened to them and how they have gotten themselves to being homeless, what matters is that these people are on the verge of giving up, they do not have to reach to the final state when they would end their lives because all they are able to see is hopelessness and despair. I understand it as this: for them to be sitting on the street, freezing and starving all day and depending on other people's mercy means that they did not try hard enough to do something, to fight back and get up on their feet once more, or perhaps they were unfortunate to fall victim of inconvenient and unpleasant circumstances that have led to their current misfortune.
To be honest, I don't believe that depending on other people's mercy and waiting for someone to give you a dollar or two so you can buy a bread and make sure you don't die of starvation just for today is the right way to help the homeless. I think these people need more than anything motivation to snatch their lives back into their hands or simply to make them at least a little better. These people need someone who can easily extract a connection to them and touch their hearts, give them a reason to live, to try and to fight for what they truly deserve. Everyone has done wrong and everyone has made mistakes. And just like everyone deserves a second chance, so do the homeless. Give them that second chance not by buying them food for a single day, as that for me is but a false hope and prolonging their suffering. That chance should come with something a lot more valuable - a moral lesson, a reminder that they are human beings too, they are not just trash. They can fight and they can be strong like the rest of us, they simply need a little push. These people need to get their faith back, not in God but in their own selves. They shouldn't believe that an invisible entity whose existence has yet to be proven will simply cross its fingers and make things better, no. They must believe that they can achieve all they want, depending only on themselves, on their own strength and abilities. They need to be thankful to themselves and have respect for their own doings. I believe having that will make them far better people and if that proves to be successful, maybe they will share their knowledge with other homeless people and help them live in a better way. Maybe they won't become rich and have a bright luxurious apartment and go to trips every month with their beautiful wife, but they'll be happy from the inside because they won't be feeling lonely and hopeless anymore.
We should try to make it clear that it's not so much financial aid they need than moral support. If they receive that, I believe they will have what it takes to stand back up and move on.
A way for starters could be smaller or average companies to lend a helping hand by instructing them for simpler positions. Offer them a job and gradually teach them some basics. If the company is understaffed for example, it could hire a homeless person for simple help outs. Depending on the case that could be a benefit for both sides. Of course, that could also present a risk because one could never be completely sure what exactly it is that they're dealing with. Here comes the role of that one person I mentioned before, the person who is good in understanding others and who can reach out to people's hearts. Someone who is really good with their choice of words and who can motivate. I believe that person is an extremely valuable resource and it'd be good for companies, agencies and organizations to have that kind of someone who not only desperate people can turn to, but regular average people as well.
If one day I manage to succeed in my career and work on a high position which would grant me certain rights, I would definitely have a miraculous sweet talker by my side and present him to the task of a little campaign on the street. I would do this as a test at first because, well, these are all only my beliefs that I have nothing to support them with. They're only based on theories of how I would react and what I would do if I was in a homeless person's shoes. Then again, why not try sending someone out to talk to them? That wouldn't hurt anyone, it could only lead to giving someone a chance for a better life. Then, if that turns out well, in due time the selected one could strive to reach higher ranks in the given company or maybe do something else they believe is better for them, who knows.
About the home problem itself, well I wouldn't say they should be provided with their own apartments or anything. Perhaps if the given company can afford it, it could provide something like a temporary shelter. As long as those poor homeless people aren't out in the cold it should be fair enough as a start. Later on, when they earn their own money, bit by bit they will able to rent or buy their own place to live in.
I have personal experience with homeless people for 6 years thanks to Community Saint Egidio. Time with homeless people form the opinion, that only reason they are still without homes are not money.
The main reason they are homeless it that they are on the edge of society, other people have prejudice with them and they just ignore them like a human being. Homeless are meeting only with other homeless and they are missing motivation to change their lives. Saying "If I know 5 people you are meeting the most, I know you" has how us that, if homeless people are meeting only with other homeless, there they do not any light examples for them.
My solution is to connect homeless people with the society and society connect with homeless people. How? Very simple.
Let's say we have some lunchroom in the houses where people are taking care about homeless people. We will ask companies, if they would like to sponsor lunch once per mount for homeless people. During their sponsored lunch all employs are welcome to join that lunch and speak to homeless people. People from the companies can better understand the problems of homeless people. Homeless can feel more motivated if they feel to be accepted by the society.
If we built the bridge between homeless and society on friend base, I am sure there will be more opportunity to employ the homeless from employers and more motivation to apply for the job from homeless.
How often the lunches?
For one company is it one per month. For the homeless people it depends on number of companies we have involved in the project. It can be 2 time per week if we have 8 companies involved.
Which homeless invite for the lunch? I any homeless who are taking care of himself and trying to be clean and don sting (there are many homeless with hygienic habits).
Which companies ask to be involved in this project?
All companies which are representing themselves very friendly to society. This can also increase their PR.
You can find my solution in the enclosure.
Marissa Peters- ter Linde
I do feel concerned. It's not a nice view seeing everyday people struggling and begging for money or food.. living in such misery on the streets.. on the other hand this global warming causes even more problems with the weather and not only. When you expect it to be chilly and wintery.. it's warm.. the air is not fresh, people get sick.. suffering from different diseases.. when you expect it to be warm it's insanely hot.. and all these people on the streets are dying, not having a chance to see that the life is beautiful. I know a lot of us are having things in our homes that we don't really need.. if everyone give something that's no longer needed in their house.. can not only help those people but also make them smile and happy. A little charity of clothes, books, food, shelter or even a simple job could do the trick for these people to live better.
Companies that sell for example construction material or building related tools could give a percentage of their income to a fun which supports homeless people. Therefore, a client who is buying a building related product for his/her home is not only doing good for his/her family but also supporting someone who need the help the most. Let's say that there is a company called Construct 101 and that company is giving 2% of its income to a fund that helps the poor (in our case homeless people). If the company is not the biggest but has at least 10 clients a day spending 20€ each in average. That is a 200€ profit for a day and let's remove the 2% which is 4€ for a day. This money means nothing to the company but if this happens every day then the profit for a month would be 120€ which is a decent amount of money for a homeless person.
However, we know that one company would not just support one homeless person. I am going to give you a even better example which relies on my country's homeless people problem. According to Eurostat, Estonia has about 62 000 homeless people which makes 4.8% of the whole country's population. The country has over 10 000 construction material and tools providing shops. Let's for simplicity say that every shop earns profit 200€ a day and give 5% (10€) for the fund. That means every day the fund would get 100 000€ and for a month the number would be 3 000 000€. Now let's divide it with the number of homeless people and the result of supporting money per person would be almost 50€. That is only if we involved the construction companies. It would be easier to collaborate with food companies as there is more of these and their income is higher.
This was my solution to this huge problem the whole world is facing right now. If you have any further questions, I am open to answer any time.
Hi, my idea is that "homeless people should make own roof".
So many people around the world have no houses, foods, family to take care of them. So I thought, why not making them build own Hauses from scratch and as they learn how to build a house, they have already a job to continue their life. They have to also make their own foods, I mean from scratch. From the seeds. So first, we ( people around the world who have houses and enough money to help them) collect money from society to gather these homeless around the world to some places that they can make a veritable field and learn how to build a house using only sources that they can find. The other day I was watching a red talk and there was a Thai guy who make his own house using no money and he has no money but a lot of houses and he was happy. We need to get a help from these people around the world. I am sure they are generous and eager to help us. Then they can learn how to build a household as they make vegies. Until the houses and foods are enough for them, we help them live with our collected money, after a lot of veggies have grown they can sell them to earn money and they will donate a little bit of money that they earn to Syria to help childrens, Africa for the medicine and so on. Also this is a good chance to volunteer. Young people around the world can also come and learn with them, they can talk to a lot of homeless people and hear their stories. So that the homeless people can gain communication skills and no more loneliness. Some people from this community can also work as a carpenter or something. But first this project needs a lot of people's help. From young to old. To help homeless people. Let's make a world better place and let's make a circle of goodness. Thank you.
Nowadays it's common knowledge that the homeless population is growing constantly due to inability of meeting their financial obligations. However it's not a hotly debaited isse around the world.
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The things you can do to decrease he number of homeless persons is that you need to support them. Even if you are financially unstable you gotta help them. Welcome them exactly 1 month and 1 week to your house, i know it sounds crazy but this is one way, give them a bath some clothes , then assing them to a company o the following persons can get a job a balance themselfes.
So the thing is that homeless people aren't becoming broke after they are born, something must have happened to them in their families or to themselfes, they get kicked out of the house or lose the house due to financial problems. My idea could help even though they are homeless persons they can get a job, I mean construction workers need help, factory workers always need anoher helping hand, they can do so many different things.
I already started this 2 years ago when I met one cool guy he's parents couldn't send money on time, by the way he's a student and he's gonna become a doctor. Anyway let's dive in , He was broke didn't had much to eat, then the problems came, he got kicked out of the house cuz' he was renting a small apartament, and I met him 3 weeks before that so i didn't know much about him, but I took him to my house he stayed the whole summer in my house ut it was cool and he's a great guy, since then we are great friends.
Anybody can help improving the stats, just by helping them go up so they can get financially stable, it's not hard and believe me or not most of homeless persons are great people with good life stories.
HOW CAN WE HELP HOMELESS PEOPLE?
There are many ways to decrease the number of homeless people. It begins with preventing people to become homeless in the first place up to the point where those who already are living on the street can be helped in many different ways. Subsequently, I will shine a light on the different options we have if we want to help as we do own homes. In a second step, I will offer answers to the additional questions given. In the end, I am going to present a specific concept I developed that can help making a significant (global) change.
Every paragraph marked with a star* contributes to the draft of my project which I will introduce at last.
I think that it’s no use to offer a starving farmer a bag full of potatoes instead of showing him how to plant, grow and harvest himself. The following solution approaches are therefore mainly based on this opinion of mine.
Offering different solutions
How would you help to decrease number of homeless people?
1. Preventing homelessness
Subsidy As many countries face the problem of homelessness to different extends and for various reasons it is probably wrong to lump them all together. Also, they all treat this issue differently (whether it is for cultural or other reasons) and making changes in governmental guidelines may be the longest and most difficult procedure.
Offering monetary support to those who cannot bring up certain sums can be a first step. Free assurances, informative and therefore supporting material or gestures of goodwill from employers can help. As every decision that wants to be tackled on a nationwide level making such a change requires the participation of every citizen e.g. by voting.
Closing the gap between rich and poor
Another problem that has to be solved on a nationwide level is the ever-growing gulf between rich and poor people. Besides offering equal chances regardless of the parent’s income, providing support for those in need and taxing super-rich people can be first steps towards a more balanced society. Encouraging voters to express their opinions by telling the people about these issues is probably the most effective way to make a change locally when wishing for one globally.
Free medical help
Besides unemployment benefits a country with welfare state principles can go even further by offering free medical healthcare for everyone. This provides the early treatment of first signs of alcoholism, addiction or depression before it is too late. The adequate dealing with disabilities can be acquired.
As this situation is desirable of course, even in welfare states medical help cannot always be provided for everyone at any time. It has to be considered that medical care can be very expensive and time consuming. That’s why it might be an idea to allow doctors and dentists to also treat those who are not insured. What about offering free treatments one day a month only for those in need?*
Support for those in risk Now not everyone wants and needs to go to the doctor or dentist straight away but maybe deals with smaller problems that should not grow either. A businessman knowing that all those night-shifts are slowly getting too much or a young lady having lost an important person in her life struggling with the loss.
Maybe they do not feel like attending self-aid groups and maybe they do not want anybody to know about their problems as it might be bad for their career.
How about creating a website where you can chat about your problems anonymously and safely? A place where you can choose between exchanging with people having the same or a completely different problem. Volunteers are welcome to login as well and offer understanding and openness. Bringing together people, allowing everybody to connect and form groups if they like in which special issues can be discussed might be an idea.*
2. Helping someone to get out of the viscous circle
Governmental support cannot only prevent one to become homeless but also help when a person has already lost everything he or she had had. Offering homes and a minimum salary can be a good starter pack in order to be able to look for an own job and earn money again. Welfare states that offer those concepts show how good this can work if people are willing and wishing to get back to a normal life.
As Scandinavian countries show, supporting homeless people by offering them money and shelter from the state as long as they work voluntarily in return works really good. And (at least in theory) everyone – internationally – has the right to housing.
Just as I wrote before free medical help during the state of homelessness is an important factor. Helping people to get out of their depression or addiction is existential as a healthy state of mind is a requirement for acquiring the will to go on and do better soon.
But also physical wounds should be treated. In either a welfare-state-concept or by voluntary service* by dentists and doctors people can be helped.
Ameliorating the image of homeless people in society is substantial. Not every person that has to sleep on the street is a criminal, lazy, unhygienic, unfriendly drug dealer that is only interested in stealing my money. And even though most people know that they keep a distance. But how to solve this issue?
In the first place, I would bring the problem of homelessness to the minds of people. Open-minded Facebook-slogans, Twitter-campaigns or Instagram-feeds can spread quickly and reaches many people. A German internet platform (“Jodl”) that actually only serves for entertainment once contributed to a very similar problem solving: In the city Mainz a boy published that he had met a very friendly homeless man during his stay in a hospital. Immediately many motivated people offered their help and in the end, they contributed plenty of new clothes and food and they even found an apartment and a job for him together. This story definitely ended very well.
Governmental parties can also tackle the subject and make it a public discussion. Plus, schools, universities and other institutions are able to make homelessness more present by allowing expositions and theme nights.
Now you might say that it doesn’t really help a homeless person when everyone knows that it’s a problem. That alone doesn’t change anything with their situation so far.
Integrating homeless people in the everyday life is therefore a very important aspect. Making school or theatre performances free for homeless people, maybe offering them a certain access to libraries, gyms, sports events and giving out free food by restaurants or bakeries can definitely include the homeless more and change other people’s minds concerning their skepticism. Then it will be easier for homeless people to find a job and then a home.
Below, I will talk about the idea of sharing accommodations in a detailed way as I think it might be a very good point to begin with.
Answers to additional questions
1. How can sharing accommodation model help decrease number of homeless people?
There are many different types of sharing accommodations.
Homeless people share accommodations with each other.
By building large groups of maybe ten to twenty or even more people everyone could contribute to the rent so that everyone only has to procure a small part. Some street musicians maybe have earned some money during the month and by helping the farmer another has received some vegetables for free. By sharing small outcomes of voluntary working (like helping out in libraries or cleaning parks) many people might profit and stick together. This doesn’t only provide money or food in the best case, but also makes homeless work in teams which can quickly become something like a second family or very good friends. People interested in such a concept can meet via a certain website that finds others in their area.
People who own a home but are willing to offer shelter for homeless on a short-term basis.*
I imagine it to work like websites like “AirBnB” for example: people who do not need their house / flat / room for a short time because they are going on holidays, visiting friends over the weekend, have to work abroad for some time, participate in a workshop for just a week or maybe just a nice man or woman wanting to give the concept a try can offer their home for this period of time to a homeless person. Examples like “Housesitting” and “Spotahome” show that people often are not worried about welcoming strangers in their homes in order to entrust them their properties for some time so maybe there are also some who are not too skeptical with homeless. People interested in such a concept can meet via a certain website that finds others in their area.
People who own a home but are willing to offer shelter for homeless on a long-term basis.*
There a many reasons why a room gets free in the house. The son or daughter moves out in order to go to university in another city, an old person’s partner died or the house they chose is just a little bit too big – whatever the reason might be, this could be the chance to offer shelter. Including them in the daily life like having dinner together, sharing stories or even if it’s just light housework this concept might bring open-minded people together. That might also provide cheap support for elderly people, who might need some help around the house (in the garden, by cooking or when cleaning) as they can get a helping hand being thankful for the shelter. People interested in such a concept can meet via a certain website that finds others in their area.
2. How would you open the discussion about homeless problem, to make people more involved?
What we are most concerned about is our own health and wellbeing. That is why I would try to capture people’s attention by making them imagine they would be in the situation of a homeless.
“Especially those, who have worked hard for years and years in order to be able to provide a wonderful house for their children and themselves will probably understand how much would change if they would not be able to work anymore (even if it’s due to an accident that wasn’t even their fault).
There are a thousand reasons why one is not able to earn money anymore and most of them could happen to any of us at any time: disease, the sudden death of a beloved family member, a changing working environment (what if the new boss prefers younger / more experienced workers?), when you can’t get back to work after pregnancy ...
Maybe it starts by not being able to buy the clothes you used to before. Then you begin to use the bike more often. I need exercise anyways, you might say, but at the latest when you sell your car you know how serious the situation is. Perhaps you still get an amazing offer by tomorrow? You have studied, you have spent time abroad, people should lick their fingers to hire someone like you. And hope dies last. So you go on applying and keep fingers crossed. You tell your children everything is fine and everything will be fine. To play it safe you google for a smaller apartment. It cannot be wrong to have a backup plan and the house has been too expensive from the very beginning, you said it all the time, didn’t you? And we do not even have to own an entire house to experience the horrible state of incapability when we start realizing that we might lose what has always been so natural to us. Our residence, let it be a small apartment or the biggest mansion, it is always our home. Here we live, here we laugh, here we spend time together with our family and friends, here we can be whoever we want without putting on a mask. Here we can hide when all our problems are too much for us.
But what if there is no home and exactly this fact is the biggest problem you have? No place to come home, where to sleep, where to wash, where to eat? The sneering and tattling of other people walking by. Feeling excluded and not finding a way out: Nobody will give you a job when you don’t even own a home and nobody will give you a flat as long as you cannot pay for it. It is a viscous circle getting worse and worse. Being so dependent from others charities makes you feel so bad, as if you couldn’t work yourself, as if you would be too lazy to work. You wonder what others talk about you, maybe former friends as well. They do not want to deal with the homeless and you would not want to ask for help. You would rather sleep in the cold because summer should come soon and then things might get better. Then maybe someone discovers that money alone doesn’t define a person’s character and gives you a chance by offering you a job, maybe a home then follows. Because hope dies last.”
My personal concept
“Find your homie” online version
This idea is based on two facts: First, the internet is connecting our world and second, there are people who do and others who don’t own a home. That’s why the website “Finding a homie” is designed for two groups: the homeless, of course, and the people who can offer something to those in need. It doesn’t matter if it’s a home, food or drinks or anything else.
With only a few clicks a theater can announce free tickets when a show isn’t entirely sold out, restaurants can give away free food that remains after a day or – and that is supposed to be the biggest part – homes can be offered.
As I have mentioned above there are two schemes of how people with homes can offer their apartment or house to someone who lives on the street: There is either the option of “housesitting” while the owner isn’t there or a new family member is welcomed on a long-term basis until the former homeless has found an own apartment and job / another host / … The voluntary host decides how long the stranger can live in his home and is able to interrupt the agreement at any time when the experiment doesn’t work.
With “Find your homie” people enter where they are located, what they offer or look for and are then shown the best fitting results of their research. The easy handling intends to make it very simple to bring people together. A group of teenagers are still looking for team members when playing volleyball at the beach in an hour? You’re at your parents-in-law’s house this weekend and have a free room for someone who looks for the cat during that time? “Find your homie” can be a great solution to not only integrate but also support homeless people. Of course, the best case would be to make both sides happy: the host and the guest.
Besides a home or other services “Find your homie” doesn’t only provide advantages for the homeless person. Of course, they cannot pay for the rent but they are able to help in the household for example. Especially elderly people might be very happy about a helping hand since caregivers are often very expensive. Maybe going to a nursing home can be delayed then. But young people, too, would probably welcome some support. Standing at the beginning of their career they do not earn much. Having to work and care for toddlers is a demanding job. Having a babysitter, cook or general support for free can definitely help then.
Maybe you still remember that I have also talked about the opportunity of chatting. Everyone who has a problem (however small it seems) and wants to talk about it with someone can click on a small button in a corner and will be directed to the interactive platform. Whilst remaining completely anonymous many people can talk about their concerns. Volunteers (like-minded people, those with similar issues, even therapists or doctors) may listen to one’s problems, groups can be formed or joined and maybe in the end even a suitable solution can be found. With this website or app, I aim to not refer to homeless people as a lower class but rather as guests in need that can become your friends.
I have attached three examples of cases in which people may look for or offer different services. The chatroom is added separately. As you will see I tried to keep it as simple as possible and wanted to avoid that many people have to enter much personal data. However, a host-to-be probably wants to know their future guests as well as possible before being able to choose one. That’s why I offered the option of creating a detailed profile for a user looking for a home. But before I talk too much maybe you want to have a look yourself, I’m sure you’ll see what I mean anyways.
“Find your homie” offline version
For “Finding a homie” I relied on the ability to access the internet. In case a homeless person doesn’t have any opportunity to go online the world might need an offline version.
A host, restaurant or shop owner can download and print out a colorful poster that is meant to be hung on the front door where it can be seen easily. It shows the “Find your homie”-logo, the green and yellow house. Before printing the sign the host can write underneath what he or she offers and who is meant to be addressed by this offer.
So those are ideas how I would approach the problem of homelessness locally. This planet offers so many amazing places to be but don't we all admit that our home is the best of all?
Firstly you would understand who are the homeless.
Secondly you need to know about the homeless .
Thirdly you would respect them and understand the homeless needs .
Fourthly all person to offer love the homeless people and
Lastly all person with different profesionals would work in valeentery work to help the homeless people
The best solution is to construct a big building and make diffrent thing like a littel rooms and all sso they cab start an new life without asking other for money or clothes ?
I have a relatively easy solution. Government just need to fund material for building the house and few workers, and homeless people could build home together. Also we need to give homeless people some kind of job. They should clean our cities, streets, public bathrooms. Work, volonteering, and stop taking drugs and alcohol will save them. They need to become valuable members of society.
This is a one of the good thing to make our fellow members happy in the society we are living. Firstly, should collect the list of homeless persons in the city and other details about them. Secondly, try to search a full time or part time job for them. If they get a job, they feel very happy to work.
Accommodation will help them initially but it doesn't help them for long time. They should live their life own. If they get a job, it will change their lifestyle.
Food is the major problem for them. In each street, there should be a place where people can keep food for homeless persons. In every home, we are wasting food alot. Instead of wasting,we can give these food to the homeless person. It can be used by anyone not only for homeless person. This is our world, we are only there to help each other.
If people started to see them a fellow members, we won't see any homeless person in this world.
Eradication Of Homelessness.
There are lots of homeless people all over the world and it's a sad thing and for this to be tackled people with like minds need to come together to work on it. First of a plan has to be drawn out by whomever is willing to make this change before the idea can be pitched out to others in order to attract them.
-Here's a plan: starting small.
-An apartment/house should be rented that can accommodate at least 15-20 people.
-A years rent should be paid out right.
-Teachers should be employed to teach them on basics like Mathematics, English and also teachers for skills like cooking, bead making, hair styling.
-After about a month or 2 of settling in, Jobs should be found for them and should be allowed/ advised to save their income.
-when they're on their feet again & saved enough money and it's sure that their income will enable them to rent an apartment on their own, pay the bills and feed, then a good apartment should be found out for them, first month paid off as a farewell gift and they could start a life of their own.
-These also frees the apartment for more people to come in.
This should be printed out and given to people and talk to them, work friends, colleagues, boss, churches. This is mainly to find extra hands and donations. With the extra hands found, fist thing to do is register the organisation with the government as a non profit and non governmental organisation because people will like to know that it's credible. Then with whatever donations gotten something should be started in order to pitch to people to get better and more donations. Once enough money has been gathered and everything ready, then, commence.
Also a go fund me account could be started and put up on Facebook and other social media accounts stating our goals, just to get it out to the world and more donations too.
Once this has started, now we can start to pitch up our ideas to bigger organizations for donations, have fund raisers in order to move to a bigger location to take up more people
Goals should be stated saying that we want to expand so we can help more people. As it expands it can become global and reach the world.
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There are a lot of abandoned buildings all around Athens and I believe that a lot of other cities will have abandoned places as well. People can really use them, make them more homy and put all those homeless people inside. They can also give them a job in food places or something and paying them by giving them food. At least for giving them a good start.
Settled people usually have access to basic education, and a lot of the internationally recognized high school / middle school education programs encourage their students to be socially involved through charity and volunteer work.
Having studied in a school that supported internationally accredited programs such as the General certificate of secondary education (GCSE's), MYP (middle years program), A Levels, Advanced Placement (AP) and the International Baccalaureate diploma program (IBDP), I know that schools that provide these programs give a significant importance to any sort of social work as an integral aspect of an ideal students schooling experience. Therefore, if all the schools around the world that provide these educational programs are targeted, we can form an organization or program that can be used to approach to all these schools around the world, and encourage the youth to participate in through donations for homeless people, or even give them the opportunity to independently organize and market this issue to their respective schools.
The idea would be to form a program that provides students with an organized and easy way to help homeless people (through donations of money and/ or survival resources such as clothes etc.). And in order to make sure that we get as many schools as possible to follow or implement this program, we can approach the international education providers of the above mentioned programs and get them to impose this independent project as an opportunity recognized by them, allowing the students to adhere with this program, through the influence of the recognition from their own educational providers.
This is a win-win situation as the students that attend schools like these, are usually expected to attend internationally recognized universities, and all of those competitive colleges are hungry for students with initiative. This program not only allows the students to glorify their CV's and university applications, but also make an impact on homeless people around the world.
This can also be approached to world recognized universities, and persuade them to publicize their affiliation with this program to further enforce the influence of this program on the privileged youth around the world to help the underprivileged.
Majority of the time should be used up in formulating an organized and easy to follow program for young adults to independently implement the program in their respective schools, they can be given tips on how to proceed with gathering money from the students at their school. For example: through charity sales, events, internal advertisement for general donations etc.
Once the schools affiliate this program with their education system, we can allocate to them a specific region of the world that suffers from homelessness, and then their efforts will be directly pointed to a specific place. This will give the process of developing this program within the schools an identity and direct purpose. It will give them the ability to feel the irreplaceable satisfaction of helping other humans around the world, and on top of that they will know exactly who they helped and how much. They can also be given a selection of choices so they can choose the region/ country they want to aid, with information including statistics of homeless people, target amounts and/ or specific resources that the place of concern lacks.
This program can be flexible enough to be approached to firms around the world as well, that may want to make a positive impact around the world along with giving their company a more positive image.
Another way to encourage schools or establishments to impose this idea internally, can be a sort of reward or a prestigious certificate of recognition that can be treated as a form of achievement for the schools/ firms once the project has been executed.
The students/ employees should be provided with a package that contains specific details on the execution of this program within their school/ firm.
Some major topics in this pack can be:
- Tips on how to be an effective leader
- Different ways of collecting money/ resources for homeless people
- How to form a group of volunteers, and how and what kind of tasks to allocate to them
- General information about the program and how the students efforts will benefit homeless people
- Exactly which region of the world they are collecting for and helping
- Contact details of agents who've developed this program for any questions or help
In the duration of the execution of this program, students will be able to learn about poverty, alongside feeding their materialistic desires by improving their CV/ applications by portraying independence, initiative, social awareness, organization and leadership skills.
I feel that this is a highly effective way to help homelessness around the world as we are providing students who are required to be internationally involved/ aware with a direct opportunity to make a difference in the world in a way that also benefits them personally.
The investment in this case would be on the refined development of this program and any legal processes to officialize this program internationally, then the actual transfer of the collected resources/ money to reach the areas that would be targeted by each school or establishment.
Well first of all, I experience nothing towards like alcoholic and drug addicted homeless people because in most cases there is no hope for them and no actual way to help them. But sometimes there are people who just don't deserve to be homeless, and it's these people I would gladly help.
So first thing I would NOT do is give them any sort of money or new materials, what I would rather recommend is giving them an opportunity to make a change like a place to settled for a month or so and spend time learning some skill and/or getting job with out worries about place to live and what to eat. Some sort oh hostel for free.
Also this place could help to get rid of addiction for free as well, cause sometimes homeless people were once smart sucsefull people whom suddenly some drug appears in their life and they didn't noticed it until it was to late.
So basiclg too long didn't read:
1)don't give homeless people any money/cloth/anything material
2)give them an opportunity to live with out a worried about future (not for ever)
3)as a rule for free living they must learn some new skill and/or get a job to sustain them self with out help
4)help to cure addictions they might have
“Hey, I just met a very nice guy, he is awesome and homeless, he is going to be my new friend, we made an appointment to hang around later.” Have you ever heard these words from somebody you know? Well, haven't and it made me really concerned. So I came up with some ideas, that I developed as campaigns. Their main idea is to bring homeless people closer to..not homeless people. I want to make it happen for homeless people to feel free to meet and make contacts with new people saying “Hi, I don’t make any money at the moment, in fact I am homeless, but I am working on it.”
You will find my ideas in the attached PDF file down below.
The homeless should be one of our priorities. Initially, the state should take care of their housing. After finding them a job to have an income. We can set up a group to addressing the homeless to us for help. Then we come in contact with people be prepared to give shelter to a homeless person but also with people be prepared to give work to someone. So depending on the skills he has every homeless and the area where is located we can help them make a new start.
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In my opinion just giving food or temporary accommodations to the homeless won't help in the long run since,without a job,they can't pay rent and sustain that way of living on their own for long.
My idea is to concentrate more on the singular rather than the collective and by that i mean to take one homeless person and help them get a job,source of income,so there would be little possibility for them to become homeless again.Even though more productive,helping a large group of people can only go so far with limited resources.
As far as money is concerned it wouldn't take much,some new clothes,haircut and temporary apartment while looking for a job and when they get it move on to the next person,while keeping in contact if more help is needed.A go fund me page can even be made as people are very charitable towards these causes.
Even though a slow process i believe it would help substantially in reducing the chance of them being on the street again and nullifying the hard work and resources given.
among the first to put each person money as we can to help them make a center in each country / city
my name is Monika Polešenská and I study International Management at Comenius University and Financial Management and European Studies at Université de Lorraine. I would like to send you my ideas about how to decrease the number of homeless people.
Please find the attached file
Thank you for interesting topic
I have experience working in direct contact with homeless people, and knowing them closely I must say, no matter how harsh it can sound, the homelessness is not only a tragedy but also a way of living. There are opportunities for the homeless to start all over again with their lives, to find job and place of residence, but it is their choice weather they would take that chance or won't. In the most cases, quite sadly, they couldn't escape the homelessness and even don't want to.
There are various factor that contribute to this phenomena, and most of them are linked with mental disorders and addictions. It is very hard to include a person who is homeless over three years to the social life of the community. They are used to their lethargic life and don't want to change those habits. In some other cases , some of the homeless persons are developing various forms of claustrophobia. In most of the cases homeless people tend to be addicts (drug addicts, alcoholics, gamblers etc), and all of them can be diagnosed with some mental disorder ( various neurosis or psychosis).
To become a homeless persons can happen to anyone. But whether one will stay homeless it is a choice. The best way to contribute toward decreasing the number of the homeless is to cut the root of the problem, to prevent homelessness to became individual's way of living. First of all, must be acknowledge that psychological support is one of the most important ways of dealing with the particular problem.
An illustrative example – if you see a homeless person begging and you give them a certain amount of money, you may think you have helped them, but that is not the case. With that action, the homeless person is even more dependent on a life of lethargy and easy earning. Also, there is the possibility that the money will be used to buy drugs or alcohol, which can further make his inclusion in society more difficult.
To prevent the aforementioned occurrence, it is necessary for homeless shelters to have professional psychologists which will work with the homeless. First, it should be made clear that losing their home is a breaking point in their life – it might go well or not, but it should also be made clear that that is their choice. Furthermore, all new homeless people should have a determined psychological profile, which will reveal the main indicators, which can then in turn contribute to the person choosing to not return to the normal course in their life. Homeless people should also be informed about the chances they have to start a new life, to provide them with the necessary social, economic and health care, and further direct them towards dealing with their situation. The main aspect of this approach is psychological help and disallowing homelessness of becoming a way of life for individuals. It is important to prevent it in its early phases and inform people staying at the shelters that it is temporary lodging, as well as directing them towards fulfillment of their capacity to resolve their existential question.
My name is Andrew and I'm living in Athens. If you know about Greece now Greece has lots of problems with homeless people and suddenly there isn't much help to them. I'm a volunteer to the homeless people, I love helping those in need.
My ideas are: We have to organise charity events to raise money or clothes or food or even toys for the kids. Money to help families in need to pay their food or their bills. Charity events with sponsors and we can ask from a celebrity to host that event for free. Some families are in danger to become homeless because they don't know how to use their money properly. We can help them with their financial by give them advices, not from as but from professionals
To decrease the number of the homeless we have to decrease the number of those that already are. There must be a place for homeless people to sleep, eat, wash themselves. There must be a place to make them as we can live like human beings not like dogs. We have to protect them from bad weather conditions. We must make people understand that if we were in there position we would need help. Most of them had a normal life but because they lose their job they lose everything. It is our duty to help them.
The following solution is highly based on the humanism of people, so if this is not a prosperous way to solve the given issue please do not read further.
I had no personal encounter with this problem as of this morning when a friend sent me a link of this campaign. Even then it was a prospect of winning a month of living rent free. But of course, as life tends to be vigorous and surprising, I met a homeless person battling leukemia this very evening. And then a switch flipped and suddenly this issue became a personal matter. I talked to this person, a man with a master's degree in IT, who offered me all the possible solutions to this problem. And it is only in my hands to put it in writing and hope to make a difference.
I live in Lithuania, a small country that has only over twenty years of experience of independence. Considering our rough past under the regime of the Soviet Union it is undeniable, that it had its consequences. But one that can possibly be a solvation to the problem of putting people out of the streets are abandoned buildings, that are grandly named 'cultural heritage'. It is a beautiful idea in itself – saving and restoring the heritage of old buildings for future generations to cherish as a part of their national identity. But in reality these buildings are standing abandoned in the lands that people have bought from the government. Because of laws that defend these heritages, people are unable to exploit businesses in these buildings and are forced to rebuilt them. In often occasion, this is not the case and these buildings are left to rot, standing useless. But they need'nt bare this tragic fait. A vast majority of homeless people shelter in these buildings. But this shelter is taken from them when people that own the land and these buildings are forced to sell them back to the goverment as it gives no financial value, more oftenly the opposit – derives them of money. Then the goverment seeks to demolish these buildings and sell the land to potencial buyers. And this is the loophole that fascinates me and the man that I happened to encounter today. This is the time when people are able to sign pettitions wishing to turn these buildings into someting different than just a rotting carcase, or a pottencial supermarket for businessmen. An example is an old police building in the city of Klaipeda that was petitioned to be an artist studio. Although the fait of this particular building is yet unkown there are plenty of potencial buildings that could be restored into homeless shelters. But this requires the humanism and awareness of people that i mentioned above. Providing a substantial amount of advertising, in my belief, could be enough to gather enough signatures to turn atleast one of these ghostyly buildings into a home.
Another great issue that this man pointed out to me is the tragic reality of charity. He revealed that the leading charity in our country “Maisto bankas” distrubutes its products trough curches. But he experienced himself as one of the volunteers, that food that is still within its >span class="hiddenSpellError" pre="">exporation date is transfered to market places and the products that are expired are distrubuted to the homeless. The only answer to solve this issue I think is again humanism. Gathering teams of unbias volunteers might me the only possible answer to this issue.
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I always thought that people know the reasons why whose people became homeless and that their life is difficult. However, after watching this video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0BXxxfc4aYc) I understood that people do not understand that difficulties whose people face and why they became homeless.
I have been thinking about this problem for a while now, and I think that I might have found a solution.
Homeless people need an house and work. So that are basically the things we need to work on. I'll explain as clear as possible how I'm willing to accomplish this.
People make rooms for students. Why can't we do this for homeless people? Because they don't have the money. Yes, that is a problem. But people need an adress before they can start to work. So we need to change one of those. It is difficult to let someone work if they don't have a place to stay. But maybe we can let them live somewhere, even without money. Let's say that they are allowed to stay there, and the first month they don't have to pay for the house. And they will get a small package of food to live on. But in that month, they need to search for work and do as much little jobs as they can find (for example: mowing, ironing, let dogs out,...). After that month they'll need to start paying. Sometimes it is difficult to find a job in a month, especially if you've been homeless. But they need to try and do theyr best. Once they have a job, they may stay in the house for the next five months. After that, they are obligated to find an house for themselves. Because once you have worked five months you are capable to live on your own and pay rental. At the end you'll need to pay for the first month and for the food. Than the next homeless can take this place in the room.
It will be difficult to find people who want to give place for homeless people, but I think that it is possible. Some people will want to help. After all, it isn't for free. Only the first month will be freely, and after six months you'll get paid for the first month and the food. How do we chose who will be the first? Homeless people need to come to us. Let's say, if we have a house with capacity for ten people, we'll chose from the first twenty who have signed up. We'll check wich one needs it the most (pregnant, children,...) and those one get first. After that it will depend on wich one was first. Hopefully there will be enough houses so that it won't be necessary to chose.
It wil take a time before the first house is found where homeless people can stay. And at the beginning it wil cost some money. But after a while it wil pay itself back. Homeless people will have theyr life back, and the money you invested will be paid back.
This was my idea to help the homeless people. Why did I chose for this? Well, I don't like the idea of people voluntering by making food for everyone. It will help for the moment, but the day after they need food again, but it doesn't help to get them of the street. My idea will help them directly and give them the chance to get somewhere and to bring theyr life on track again. It is still possible to volunteer. You can help them by searching for jobs with them, or organizing workshops so they know how to deal with things which they are not common with.
I hope that I can change the world on my own way and that this will help. I'm sorry if my text isn't clear. I'm a girl who lives in Belgium and I'm not used to wright in English. If you have questions (something unclear or that you don't understand) don't hesitate to contact me.
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COMPREHENSIVE HELP FOR THE HOMELESS
Providing cheap shared accommodation could help reduce homelessness; however, that alone is not enough. Homeless people have more problems than just being without a home, which is why I think the solution is in not only providing them with housing but a comprehensive system of help. This is my proposal for helping fight homelessness.
I would build (or repurpose an existing building, of course) a kind of a centre for the homeless, which would in the first place provide them accommodation, but would be much more than just that.
This could be done with the help of donations and sponsors, perhaps in collaboration with the country's Red Cross or similar organisation. Depending on the country, it can be registered as a non-profit organisation, so that there are fewer taxes, and I would make sure to apply for every possible funding which could help the centre. Fund raisers would be organized and people would be asked to donate furniture and clothes they don't need anymore. Perhaps a good idea would be to connect with a nearby church.
In the beginning, it would be a very simple building with only the necessities. After it would be running for some time, it could be renovated and modernized (the residents themselves would help paint the walls etc.).
In the centre, there would be a small number of employees. At first we would find volunteers for as many staff positions as possible, only then would we start to search for paid workers.
There would be someone at the "reception", receiving new people who would apply to live here and controlling who enters the center. There would also be social workers and people taking care for the appearance of the residents (see paragraphs below) but the idea is to have as little staff as possible. I would not employ any cleaning ladies because I think it's good if the residents took care of their living facilities on their own (like you would in your own house).
Helping prepare for a new life style
The most important part of this centre would be the workers (preferably psychologists and sociologists) who would help integrate the homeless back into the society. They would help them find a job, prepare them for job interviews, help them take care of their finances, try to help if they have a drug or alcohol abuse problem, perhaps even help them reconnect with their family, if they have one. They would have sessions a few times a week at first, and after they start integrating well, then there could be just one session per week where they would talk about their progress and tackle the problems which they might still have.
Developing skills and increasing employability
The residents would be encouraged to educate themselves, which would give them better opportunities for finding a job. In Slovenia, we have an office for the unemployed, which provides free "courses" for different manual work. If there is no such office in the country, another option would be to arrange a kind of "internships" with local workers (like plumbers, masons etc.) where the residents would learn for free how to do such work. It's a win-win situation, because the residents would learn and the workers would have free helpers (it should be though out, though, how much free work is acceptable so that there's no exploitation of the residents).
Even if they went to high school or even university but never had a job, they would probably have to start with some manual work before getting better paid jobs in the future, and this could help them get a headstart for their working life.
Maintaining appearance and hygiene
Because homeless people usually don't have nice clothes, the centre could also have a collection of clothes, donated by people, which the residents could borrow for job interviews and other occasions. I would also arrange with a hairdresser to come every week or every two weeks and give simple haircuts, so that the residents would be groomed and could thus make better impression at the job interviews. I am certain that there would be someone who would be willing to do the haircuts for free or for a very small payment.
The centre would also provide the hygienic products, such as soap, shampoo, towels, combs, toothbrushes+paste, razors, tampons etc. It could all be accessible at all times, but if it turned out that they are not using it rationally or fairly, it would have to be rationed (so everyone would get as much as they need).
In the centre there would also be a kitchen where the residents could cook their own meals. If there is some land around the house, there would be a garden which the residents could work on.
At the end of each day, it could be arranged with food stores that they could donate the expired food (because it's probably still good but they can't sell it anyway) and the bread they didn't sell that day. Same as with hygienic products, the food would be accessible to everyone at all times, except if they couldn't share it in a fair way.
As mentioned in the beginning, the centre would be run mostly by donations. The homeless without jobs could stay there for free at first, but after they stay here for a while or when they would get a job, there would be a small fee (just so they would get the feeling for how it is to pay for accommodation, for when they will move out of the centre). This fee could get higher with time, as this centre is expected to actually be the transitional step between the homelessness and normal life.
If possible, there would be no limit for the maximum duration of stay in the centre, but the residents would be encouraged to start living on their own as soon as possible. The workers would help them find a new accommodation and apply for social support, so that they wouldn't end up on the streets again after they move out of the centre. (But if they did, the centre would welcome them again and start a new cycle of integration back into society.)
This new accommodation probably couldn't be an apartment only for themselves, but rather a shared one. If the centre would have enough money, it could buy some apartments and rent them out to the (former) residents. If the centre wouldn't have enough money, the residents would be helped to find some other shared accommodation, or an independent flat if they earned enough money.
After leaving the centre
After the center would be running for some time (a few years) and some residents would successfully transfer from the centre to shared or their own apartments, they would then be encouraged to come back for a visit and talk to the present residents about their experience, how they live now, to make them see that it's possible to conquer the homelessness and start living a normal life again.
Hello everyone :)
Before explaining my idea I would to share with you a quick story that happen to met two years ago.
2 years and half ago I move to Czech Republic, Prague, from France. I remember it was Christmas time and I was waiting for a friend with some hot peanut from the market. This homeless guy came to me and I thought maybe he was hungry so I wanted to give him my peanut. He start speaking Czech and I had no idea what he was saying, until he said "1 crown" equivalent of 0.30 euros. So I realize that was not for alcohol and I gave him 2 as I didn't have one. It was the first time I was giving something as in France they are way more agressive and I didn't wanna give 10 € for them to get drunk. So I was still waiting for my friend and he run back to me with the change of 1 crown, he bought his small baguette for 1 crown and just come back to me with the change. It made me cry, I ask him to keep the change, he almost cried and gave me a hug. I saw him again and again buying food and so on. I wanted to take him to my place to cut his hair, give him a shower, anything. But I had roommates + I couldn't speak his language so not possible. I didn't see him for long time now and I hope he is well because he seems smart ( I saw him fixing his phone)
Back to my idea.
We need more building for homeless people, safe building. And maybe you've ever heard of this new place that open for drunk people after party, where they can relax and get better.
I've thought the opposite for homeless people. Some of them have really the hope to get better and not wasted everyday (not judging not saying).
So we could have different building, but in order for you to get into it you need to be sober (the only problem with that is how to make sure that non homeless people will get there probably a security at the entrance ?).
So you can go in there and have a shower, a bed to sleep, some dry food and a lot of water. This could also create work for them. No alcohol allowed in the building. Juice and water as much as they want.
Meanings : I'm a homeless woman, I'm going in this building, I get better everyday, I could at some point work in this same building to make some money (checking if nobody bring alcohol, cleaning , changing sheets) and then maybe got even better enough to leave and find a job which I study for in the past. And get my life back.
How can people help : In this same building, maybe twice a week why not having a hairdresser that came and do free haircut and make people look and feel better. There is already this hairdresser (in NY I think) that his offering free haircut for people in the street.
If we have a big budget : Hire people who wants to help them, give them a budget per person , and once this homeless person is ready take them out for some shopping or doing an activity.
If people have motivation or if we can make advertisement : We could offer someone to stay at our place, like an airbnb for homeless people but unfortunately I don't think they could afford to get a phone and get the application. A lot of those people are willing to give a lot of themselves and have nice story (which brings me to another idea)
Finding work : I've heard a lot of story around me from homeless people that have a degree in this, or made study in that but after a tragic story they lost everything and few months later they are in the street. It's possible with all the Youtube Network, to create video with profile of different person, present them, what study they did and what kind of job they can do. And make advertisement for them, so the company could hire some new people.
How many YouTube videos did you see already where those guy goes and give money or food, and this reach millions of view. I don't know about you but I've seen A LOT of them, and always it makes me cry and I feel bad because I don't have the money to do anything or to help them. But bringing someone at my place that is responsible, not drunk, to offer him a bed, a plate and a shower BRING IT ON !! The only problem would be that I don't speak Czech enough so that would be hard but I have friends that can help)
Well... Stop people in the street and tell them that you are making a social experiment (they love this stuff) and ask them How they feel about homeless people, how they would handle being by night in the cold, ask them is they want to participate to your social experiment, make them look homeless, sit for 15 min in the street, asking for money and ask how they could feel about it . The answer would be pretty terrible because of the amount of people that would judge them in those 15 min. And then ask them to offer a possibility to homeless or anything that could change their mind.
Here is my idea on how we could change it and make it a better and safest place for them.
Have a great day !!
A basic problem all homeless people face with is finding a job . If a homeless person could find a job and have a steady income then he would be able to comfort back to his old life . A lot of homeless people look dirty and have ripped clothes so to begin with i suggest that salloons and clothing stores should start a campain to raise money to give that homeless person the makeover so that he or she will be able to have a presentable look for any job interview . Furthermore if that person is able to get a job he should be monitored by a specialist to see that he is not reverting back to any kind of bad behavior like using drugs etc. . I believe that the problem with all the fundraisers is that its a dead end we should think bout the problem in the long run . Providing food or money for food or even clothes does not help the individual it just makes their life easier thus not making them functional to this society . The solution lies ahead of us we should make them functional . There should be a team of volunteers if possible (so that means no cost ) to go around and ask the homeless where they exceed at and then try to find a job to them appropriate for their skills . If the individuals dont have any skills whatsoever there should be a specialist to teach them those skills and when he feels theyre ready he should issue a certificate approved by the goverment or some high ups . Those specialist could teach stuff like plumming or electricians or repearing painting . So basically what i am proposing is to not cover their needs but to loose those needs . To sum everything up my ideas have been
Almost everything i have listed can be possible through fundraisers . Theres an idea for the shops that i have seen in another place any costumer that comes in can be able to pay the ammount for a example a shirt so that someone without money can go buy it .
That sadly accounts only for the people who have no health issues and are able to be functional . That is 110,000 LGBTQ youth ,550,000 unaccompanied, single youth and young adults under the age of 24 the ammount that is able to be functional is 50 percent of homeless people . The other 50% is veterans and people with health issues , vision impairment , hearing loss etc.
This idea might only be for that 50% but i consider it a great ammount . Imagine the homeless population decreasing that much that would mean that all the money raised for the people that cannot be functional will be able to be placed into better use and help be able to help them even more .
I want to share with you a document from web https://www.homelessworldcup.o...
There speak about global homelessnes statistics, so you can see that not only the poor countrys have homeless people but and richiest country have to.
So if any of us are interesed to help thoose people let's reflect and see the reason why they are homeless?Why they dont have a job? If we want to help homeless people , we first need to known about state politices for them , when a state is so rich, why there have homeless?Why the state dont find a job for those people.This is the real problem.Not just to find a roof for their head.
My solution for resolve this problem is the cooperation with non-profit organizatoin for the humman's right to make peace protest's to bound goverments to make programs for emplyment of homeless , so we can decrase their number.
I think this is a good way to resolve this problem.I hope my oppinion will considered by you.
I hope the best for.
From Albania Mr.Emiljano Metani.
I would keep things simple. Here's the list of my ideas:
1. If you have the money, offer to pay the rent for one homeless person. If you don't have the money to pay for the rent, ask a friend or two to help you out. People need to be educated into helping each other. When you have plenty of money, it is not that hard to pay for somebody's rent.
2. If you are a company, you could also offer to pay for homeless' people rent.
3. If you have an apartment that you do not use and don't need the money from its rent, you could invite some homeless people to stay in.
4. If you are an old person or a single person in an apartment that is too big for you, you could share a room with a homeless person. This way, you could also have some company and help someone.
The sharing accommodation model helps decreasing the number of homeless people because it requires that each apartment that is willing to take in a homeless person will lead to one less person on the streets.
To make people feel more involved, I would talk to a homeless person, find out his stories and then invite him to come with me in order to share its story. I would emphasize the fact that it could happen to any of us. I would also write about it whenever I could, as I am a Copywriter.
my name is Kristyna and I am from czech republic. I want to talk about czrch homeless people. One thing I have on my mind is that czech homeless ppl dont need some help cos they dont need it. They are living on streets and they like it. It is their life. If u ask homeless ppl if they want to live normal life, have a family and live in a house, a lot of them will they u no, this is my life and I like it. I am free, no problems etc. They are just happy as they live. All of them a are.
I know there is a difference between czech and english homeless ppl. But I know what czech homeless ppl think so that is why I am talking about czech homeless.
Maybe u are asking do they have sex? Yeah they do. One czech youtuber has own channel and he is doing videos about homeless ppl in Prague. They said they are really happy.
So... this my opinion and view on czech homeless ppl.
Poverty and homelessness are the main problems of our society and it is not easy to find a solution. The corruption from the government and the ignorance from them makes this society the worst.
How can we help?
- Ask donations from food markets like target, Cosco.. for foods and supplies. For sure they can provide something, (If they can sponsor a contest or give Ellen deg. audience something for free then for sure they can provide something for the homeless - Even a dozen of water will do.)
- We can use abandoned houses as a centre for homeless people. (If ghost can live there, so can the living)
I saw the challenge you posted on the site Challengest about homeless people. Homeless people is a global problem, which seems to be more and more increased. In my country, which is Greece, you can find homeless people almost on every pavement. It is sad that many people out there are poor and they don’t have important things in their lives, like a roof on their heads. Something that most of us take as granted, is actually something that can be lost very quickly.
It is difficult to help every homeless person, but I don’t think that there is no solution. It would be a great idea if there was an organization that would make a specific product. This product would have to be something that people need and it would have to need a small amount of money to be created. This organization would give the product to homeless people, so they could sell it on the streets, for the double cost of its actual cost. This organization would also make sure to advertise this purpose and raise the awareness of people, so they would buy this product from homeless people. Half of the money would be returned to the organization for the cost of the product and half of the money would be left to the homeless people, so they can have their own money.
It would be difficult, in the beginning, for each homeless person to earn enough money to rent a house, so the organization can keep some more money out of the sells to preserve some sharing accommodations. So, homeless people would make their own money and maybe they would save enough to start their own business and live a normal life, they would also have a job, that would make them feel better and having a target in their life and also the sharing accommodations would be able to function properly and shelter more and more people, who are in need.
To sum up, something very effective has to happen, in order to help the most of the homeless people. Everyone wants to help homeless people, but no one can help them all. Buying a product from a homeless person, would be a win-win situation. You buy something you need and you help someone to live normally. I hope my idea is going to help people build a normal life.
To help homeless people it takes much more than just a will, but that's a start. Recently I saw this video about how spanish hair salon decided to give a homeless man free makeover, and I was mesmerized by how kind hearted these people were. They trimmed his straggly beard and gave him a new outfit to wear, and he loved it. My point is to be kind to homeless people, they are fighting their own battle, and one way to help them is this.
We could ask one of the start-up companies who look for lots of new employees to hire homeless people, and give them the right accomodation as long as they work, and I think that seems fair, because it motivates people to work harder so they don't lose their home again, and for employers it's great because they will have a lot of hard-working employees.
I think it's the great way to show that we are human and ready to help other people around us.
I have idea about helping of homeless people. So we can do courses for homeless people and even schools for them. My idea is to learn homeless people some kind of job where they will can work and will can take home enough money to have a home and food. These courses can be cheaply made as we use schools in the afternoon or even at night. The teachers just should be paid and we can save money from building new schools and and we just should buy school materials for instance pens, notebooks and books. In addition to this the homeless can learn a job in a particular fabric or shop where they will can train the learnt at school and begin to practise it in the reality. In my opinion the sharing accommodation is a good suggestion for solving this problemessage but we should be careful because the sharing accommodation can pose a threat to homeless people or the homeless people can be a danger for people who give shelter to homeless people. Also this is not solving the problem because these people cannot shelter these people forever. I would involve more people in this pRobles as I make campaigns where I will explain people how many people live on the streets aND show them several homeless people who the people can speak directly with.
Okay,this can be a long shot,but it can be done. First of all,best idea is to rent place,large place for homeless people who pass through selection,to live for some time. That's one part,other part is selecting homeless people,bring them to HQ(another rented place) where they can have conversation with kind of life coaches,wich will try to get them back on track. We invest in individual,to buy him clothes,just clean him,get thim some blueprints how to find job and place to live,in exchange for 10% of his payments,till he returns invested money
I believe that if we could refurbish old and abandoned houses and we turn them into social centers where homeless people could get an education to improve their prospects in the future and also a place to spend the night away from any dangers that are likely to happen on the streets, it would really solve homelessness everywhere.
Building a big house, like a hotel let s say, in the suburbs and have some plots, workshops, a mini factory near where they should work. This will be like "The place of soul recovery" where that people can study, learn new ways of think and act, take their time working and refind them self with activities of personal development or like finding new talents on them. Of course, this will have strict rules(you have to really work, no alchool, drugs, no stealing). Those who have a violent comportament or are addicted of drugs/ alchool will participate on special training. After each person put his soul together again, he will get a job that s a match with his talent and rock the world. Each person that is able to pass throw the homeless title can help another persons and be the trainer.
I would make website, platform where they all can be registered and they can find jobs there.
Jobs from small to big. Small like regular people need help, nursing old people, or bodyguard for models when first meeting a photographer..
The problem why there are so many homeless people is because every company or an Individual when they're hiring they all want someone with experience. I know it's much better to work with someone who knows just a little bit what he/she's doing, but every one can learn anything. Nothing is impossible. The other problem is because we are are greedy. We take care only for us and the people we love, but we don't see people who needs love. A lot of people have so much money and they buy expensive cars etc. but they don't want to spend money for someone else only for them. I'm not saying that we don't give others, we give to charity and that's beautiful. But we don't see homeless people. If you give someone you will get back. It's karma. We shouldn't be looking out only for ourselfs and what's better for us, we need to look out for others to. If you help someone you will feel so much better.
So my plan would be to not look so much on the education. A lot of people leaves school too early because they have a dream and they want to work. And then they don't have any education and people won't hire them so now they're homeless. Everyone is looking only ''book covers'' but no one know the inside of the ''book''. If I would have much money I would buid a building for homeless people and we would have different courses or classes, so they could learn more and get a job much easier.
Solutions to decrease the number of the homeless:
1. Install a programme in schools which educates the youth to look at the homeless in a more human way. Which would help diminish the stereotypes that every homeless person is lazy to work for their own good and would better 'steal' tax-payers money. First it's important to set out mindset in a right way then we can take action. Should start from older students in high-schools because the teenagers are more aware of the problem and could help educate their families and junior pupils.
2. After the improvement of society it's necessary to start advertising voluntary work A LOT. It seems that it's only talked how nice it is to be a volunteer, but no one says that it's important to become a volunteer, especially in those places where the sick, old or homeless are in need of a helping hand. Less talking more working. Improved voluntary work will lead to more mutual understanding and solidarity. Also, will establish more charities.
3. Create work places. Filter homeless people, let them show you what they've got. Maybe some can calculate figures, some can teach, some have rare mechanical skills. It's best to give a chance for a person to show their worth than block them out of your way. I'm sure the world will show its gratitude.
All this will require a lot of financial support and time, it's not the best way to improve our nowadays society so I hope there are more people who are generating ideas for the better. Any good thing is hard to achieve so the best way to accomplish something impossible is just work for the better good and don't put many hopes into it because that leads to great disappointments.
My solution to reduce the homeless people is to get them bach in society. If you provide them free things in change of other things liks when a homeless wants to het a haircut he can go to the barber and let cut his hair for free in change of one day work. He can wash other people's hair or clean the floor. If he wants to go for a coffee he can get a free coffee instead he can do one hour dishes or making other coffee's. This way he can learn many jobs and get things for free once in a while. When a boss likes the work of a homeless man of woman he can offer a full job so the homeless can actually start making money and build his life again. It's not a very fast solution but it wil work in a couple of months. After getting a job he can look for a place to stay and save money for other important stuff.
i think we should try to open a community that offers free education for the homeless peaple with free food. Why? First, the food would be as an energy for them to participate in this community. Second, this community should contain teaching classes for small jobs or others. It will help us see what the homeless peaple are able to do. The world and the peaple are always in need of help and the homeless peaple are capable on doing what is in need, if you give them the energy to do so.
This community should also contain a place where the homeless peaple can sleep in. You think that this might be a failure, but think very wisely. In order to make the homeless a successful person. then we need to put a lot of rules for them, so they can take it seriously not a joke.
It is not fair to avoid peaple who did not finnish tgeir school years or who did not get a high degree, because peale run into many situations or have other problems that will destroy their road to success. It is our job to help them to find a new road to their success. There is alwaysan extra need of help and the homeless peaple are the solution for that.
I hope you like it.
My ideas for solution to decreasing the number of homeless people are:
- socializing and personal work with coach or pshycologyst for the homeless person
- living in comunity so this person can create new relationships with people
-creating safe and free accommodation so one can build some feeling of security
- providing payed work and maybe work that helps others, for example if the person was homeless he can work this type of job where he can help other hopeless people
- self-suficiency - builduing and creating gardens, growing your own food
- creating daily habits and routines so the person can go out of the hopelessness and bad mental habits
- stimulation for self-growth, self discipline and having a vision for life
There are several aspects of the homeless people situation that should be kept in mind before implementing any sort of project aimed towards solving this issue. First of all, most of the orphan children in my country (Romania), who live in orphanages, became so due to the fact that, when they turn 18, which is the legal age in my country, they are asked to leave the institution and deal with everything related to making a living for themselves, finding a place to stay, and what not, by themselves, without any sort of help. Most of them end up doing illegal jobs, homeless, and resisting of the social integration process. One way to combat this phenomena is to provide such children with the appropriate tools to face whatever obstacle may come their way. For instance, orphanage institutions should have weekly psychotherapy sessions available for each child, where they should increase their chances of better integrating themselves in the society. Any antisocial behavior, mood disorder, such as depression or of the anxiety spectrum, should be addressed and dealt with before they are being asked to leave what they considered their home for 18 years of their lives. Although you could reach out to students of the psychology master programs for volunteering in such social housings, it is better to use more specialized help, such as psychotherapists with experience, that know exactly how to understand their needs and what is the best treatment plan for every situation. The minimum cost of a psychotherapy session, according to the APA Code is 5 to 10 euros, which is hardly motivating for an expert psychologist, who might be willing to give up some of their time for such an extraordinary cause like this one, but it would not be enough. Dedicated psychologists with expertise are in need here, therefore, my solution is this:
One psychotherapist for 10 children = 10 psychotherapy sessions of 30 minutes each= 5 hours/day + 1 hour lunch = 6 hours
If this psychotherapist is paid the minimum fee, which is 5 euros, they would be making 50 euros each day, without taxes, 1100 euros per month, without taxes
If you pay more than the minimum fee, say, 7 euros per session, that would be 1540 euros, without taxes, which would be more motivating.
It is not recommended that you increase the number of sessions per day for the psychotherapist because of the exhaustion effect: each session takes its toll on the psychotherapist, as well.
Such psychotherapy services should be available in any sharing accommodation model, because the root of it all is the motivation to strive and become part of the working and engaged society, with access to healthcare, education, and all resources to fulfill one's goals. A person without a sense of direction in life, or without a healthy sense of direction in life, better said, will fail to make a living outside an institution, therefore, it is imperative that we rehabilitate them psychologically first and foremost.
You could provide homeless people with temporary housing, with food supplies and occasional doctor's appointments, but their way of using these aids will not be efficient on the long run, they would still be living on the streets again after they are going to be asked to leave the temporary housing offered at some point, the food supplies will be gone and so will be the medical care. What homeless people need are skills to be able to find a job, maintain that job, find ways to pay for permanent housing, and become involved in the society. I strongly believe in the psychotherapy experts can deliver, I also believe in compensating them for their efforts and creating a working system that enables both parties to strive.
I would like to make my idea simple and compact.
As we all know it is better, easier and more efficient to prevent any kind of illness, issue or problem than to treat it/solve afterwards. That is why I would like to focus on how to prevent people from becoming homeless rather than to do it later. We need to notice that there is a great deal of people becoming or deciding to become homeless every day from many different reasons.
I believe that promoting an idea of sharing accommodation would be a great idea. An application, website which connects people with the property owners and presents the ‘rules’ of living would be quite useful What do I mean by the ‘rules? For example, in Italy, where I currently live there is a significant number of retired people. Many of them leave alone, they usually need help and most importantly.... just someone to talk. I am sure they would appreciate someone staying with them, sometimes helping them, sometimes just spending time. Undoubtedly, It would bring benefits to both sides
But there comes a question.. how those retired people will find their new future ‘flat mates’? Yes, in US social media is quite widespread and (not depending on age people just use them).But in Italy? Here we would need to use more traditional way. Spread the information in church communities and other communities of old people.
What is more, we need to talk. We need to talk not only about homeless but also with them. I know, it’s hard, you cannot run the same conversation as with your neighbor, but you can ask them how they are, ask them about their story, their need and then.. and then connect the people. I am sure everyone of us knew a great deal of old people and everyday (at least me, here in Rome) sees many homeless people. We simply need to make a dialogue. A meaningful one.
As a result of the global economic crisis, there are a lot of empty homes and homeless people. Being from Lisbon, I see that this is something that you realize when you walk through the historical areas of the city. Streets are full of degrated houses due to the impossibility of the owners to pay the loan, which sometimes can be too high. We can start by taking away the power from credit companies that take people's homes when they can't compromise with the loan and instead give power to institutions that can give an alternative shelter within the community.
This solution envolves political and social effort but I believe it's possible. Another solution might be creating low cost loans so that people can actually afford a place to live.
Here in Portugal, the City of Lisbon has a simillar project for students.
It's only one thing that need to understand, What is mine is yours too. If we start thinking like that nobody will be homeless.
All those charity organisations can continue raising money the way they do and spend them by building 3D houses. Incld. Bathroom etc. By the time they look confident looking in the mirror, the chance an employer to give them a shot will increase.
Walking down the streets you come upon a sad sight.There are everywhere blankets,cardboard boxes,hats for the money and sometimes some fruits.Homeless people are everywhere and almost none of us do something to help them,give them the opportunity to live a normal life like we do.
As I was wandering around the city, I noticed so many old buildings without any utility or a person cares about them,abandonded and the goverment does nothing.There are thousand of people out there without home,water,food who needs those houses.Goverment must recondition those buildings in order to be safe for someone to live in there and then,by sensitizing people to gather furnitures,clothes,food and whatever is need so all those homeless people start a new life.Also, goverment has to help them find a job, so they will be capable in the future to pay their bills,buy food for themselves and do whatever an ordinary person do with a normal life.
I know it is hard to find a house for all the homeless people, so I would like to suggest the creation of restaurants especially for those to eat free or people with a leftover meal could give it to those who need it.Furthermore,they could sleep for the night inside buses,metros,museums even in shops,so they are warm.
I hope my suggestions to be of some help and everyone starts helping those people.
We all know there's a whole bunch of homeless people on the streets that barely make it to the end of the day. For instance, companies, shops, media etc can help by producing something like newspapers, candies, coffee, anything that can be sold on streets and the sellers will be homeless people, and with the money they earn, homeless people should get at least 50% of what they earn, that way they'll learn to save up some money and their personal situation, will hopefully, get better, the rest of the money goes to companies or whom they "work" for because they actually made or produced the product. We need to give homeless people a chance to prove themselves and to find their work ethic.
We can start by making homeless shelters safer for them. As you may find out, at least in Romania, homeless people are afraid to go sleep in the shelters provided for them, because it often happens to have their things stole, so they choose to sleep in the open sky, in various temperatures and conditions. As a second thing to do is give them a makeover. They look so neglected that people are even scared to walk past them, and how could someone hire them? And they could work for some deposits, or places that need a lot of workers, and they don't ask for them to have any qualification. It's hard for them, they lost faoth in humanity. There's not even a hand to hold so they could rise themselfs up.
Homeless people have been an issue for a long time all around the globe for me personally think that the best way to decrease the number is by creating a new type of organization that is run by the homeless so okay let me explain this organisation will be announced by the people who are not homeless to the people who are homeless much like an advertisement in the billboards and posters and different type of adverting so that the people that don't have shelter can her about it and be informed.
So next step they are informed they go to the meeting or location that is told for every area is in some place that is open and clean so therefore there will be place for maybe at least majority of them to get together and hear the meeting and of course i understand that some of these people don't work because their physical conditions and etc etc.
basically what happens next is really simple and productive this organization that they hear about is going to be like big company that these people would have to invest in to keep it alive by their own work earnings okay some might say but they barely make money of course but its not only about the money because most of the homeless people that are homeless as much as they make that much they spent immediately on random things because they are not motivated of their earnings and that random thing most of the time is either food or alcohol, so what this organisation does its that it brings together everyone to learn well they would not hear about it as that they would hear about it as a meeting that will help them understand and grow with the on going society if not even better than the society so yeah they would hear about it as a - BIG OPPORTUNITY TO CHANGE THEIR LIVES -
the secret is so in this meeting they hear about some places that the org founder knows that need workers and need people that want to spend their time doing something rather than sitting on one place just so he or she earns just some money to eat and then sleep and over again.
I see that in my city there are A LOT of abandoned houses that can be used to give a home to homeless people.
1- those houses need materials to be restructured;
2-homeless people also need a job
so let's try to combine these two needs: the man will work for the material and himself will make his house work (in one house, with 3/4 rooms, 4 to 8 people can live. which means that 16 hands can work.)
*if not everybody is good at costruction, others can take care of gardening, cooking and cleaning.
this can be done for the house and for the houses near by (so they can get paid)
They can learn how to do they're one food(tomatoes, apples,ect...) and try to sell those too.
so here the part of communication would be super important. we should start in a neighborhood that has this type of problem and that wants to solve it. once we have a successfull example of how it work, people will start to get encouraged and we can try in another neighborhood and then another and so on.
my solution for that case is not only providing them houses or food to be able to proceed with life requirements but also providing their mind with the right path for the future , so many countries are suffering from the lack of labor, and in the same time they have so many homeless people at the street trying to find the way to servive whatever what this way is harmful or helpful for the community it doesn't matter , so my plan is start collecting those people from the streets start listening to them felling their problem figuring out the reason which lead them to that , then putting them in one area together and start making conversations and listening to them each one has different approach , each one of them are ready to do some things but life didn't support for that , that's will be fine for the coordinator association to know what they want it will be much easier to help or shifting then to the Competent authorities to help them and qualify their initiative soul to Do something, then they will be qualified to take part in the daily life community and finding their ways to live better life , and for those who don't know what they want it will be better to start with them intensive courses on specific thing to provide them with the knowledge to change their mentality through finding the hope for living and taking part in the community and so we have solved the reduction of human resources , and ignorance.
Social entrepreneur .
I believe that global society should be viewed as a key for finding the solution. There are many responsible citizens, who are well aware of the problem and who are ready to contribute for the change. I suggest creating registration form, where the families/individuals that are willing to accept the homeless to their home (share the household) will complete the specially designed questionnaires. These questionnaires will consist of the information about the type of personality/character/individual with whom they would agree to live. On the other hand, homeless people will also be registered and given the same questionnaire about themselves, so that they can be assigned to appropriate host families. Moreover, to avoid the possible threats and dangers put to the host family after sheltering one of the homeless people, these homeless individuals should go through some psychological tests proving that their previous lifestyle did not affect their mentality and did not damage it. In addition, specially designed organization or institution should control/keep an eye on the homeless; meaning that, institutions should receive feedbacks about the host families as well as from the host families about the guest. There are many people who live alone and would like to have somebody else living next to them. There are also people, who are already entering older ages and would like to have someone to take care of them at some point. Therefore, the number of “helpers” would rise from time to time.
Motivate young people to have work experiance isnt about great marketing, its about great intership - findout more informations about it in my solution.
My name is Miloš, I am from Serbia and I'm obtaining my Masters degree this fall.
My solution for your challenge would be a social media campaign on Facebook. The campaign would last over a course of 8 days and would have three parts.
The first part is introduction to the campaign. The point of the introduction is to get traction and people interested for the upcoming giveaway. I recommend using boost post on Facebook just for this one post to reach as many people as possible because of the giveaway I have planned for the second and third part.
Second part is a competition in the course of four days. Each day there would be a blurred photo with a celebrity that got its start as an intern and your followers would guess in the comments who it is and also tag a friend. That way, your Facebook page/post would reach more people and get more followers. After all four days I suggest using a website random.org to select two (or more) winners who got all four questions right. The prize would be a voucher for two free months of Kickresume Premium that you have offered in the challenge.
Third part would be an essay question. Participants would write about their dream company to intern in. In that post as well they have to tag a friend so that there is as many people reached. The prize would again be a couple (or more) vouchers for two free months of Kickresume Premium.
On the next day there would be a post that announces the winners and also the final photo would be uploaded that invites all the followers to try out the website if they haven't already and get started on their internship/job hunt.
All of this in more detail is in the attached powerpoint presentation.
Thank you for taking the time to read this and watch my presentation!
Have a great day and have fun picking the winner,
Dear KickResume team,
You can find attached the solution to KickResume challenge.
Have a beautiful day!
Have you ever thinking of doing an internship? If no, I am here to give you the inside scoop on it.
As a college student, I've completed a ton of internships, every kind of them, whether an internship is paid, for credit, unpaid or not-for-credit doesn't change its value. Actually internships appear to be a considerable investments in your future and I will tell you why.
Often, students are reluctant to pursue internships because they worry they'll be stuck doing menial tasks like getting coffee or making copies and let's face it- no one wants to work for free. The truth is, although not all internships pay in cash they do pay in other ways.
I have conducted a serious research on that topic and based on my previous experience I would be glad if I could help you to cope with that tough decision. I will keep short and practiful with some of the key reasons why an internship rocks:
Last but not least..
7. Gaining confidence: After you’ve done an internship, if an interviewer asks if you know how to do something, you won’t say “um, yes, I think I would be able to do that” but can say “absolutely” and supplement your assertion with examples.
So far,it seems that internships are a great tools to improve your chances as a job applicant and help make you a better potential employee. Furthermore, they will:
Most of all,you will learn new things every single day,that`s way you will never run out of anything (information, words, topics for discussions, general knowledge, etc), because what you gain today, will for sure help you tomorrow.
So, if for some reason now, after all these lines,you are feeling that you are not ready or you keep telling yourself that maybe someday you will go on that internship, I must tell you something.. There is NO someday, because someday is NOW and you will never be ready, for anything. You just need to push away the fear of failiure and start living the life of your dreams, start preparing for that internship with first changing your thoughts on it. Because you will make it! You are unique and in this is your strenght, your inner power! Just believe in it and show to the world what you are capable of, right? Because motivation is what gets you started, but habit is what keeps you going.
So, you are a little weird? Work it! A little different? Own it! Because better be a nerd, than one of the herd!
Tell the story why you should try the internship and how your peers already did it. It is not that unreachable. Show them that is actually easy and effortless to create and execute your own idea. These are the steps we should do:
- one question to young guns as Petra Špaková, Jakub Chudík, Filip Šanta or Marek Dlugoš why do they decide to try internship and studying abroad and what was the benefit for their life?
Either video or written interview
--> we need to show to the students the real examples and motivate them via stories from their peers, who are "reachable"
--> schedule video content on Facebook and Instagram every other day with call to action to kickresume https://www.kickresume.com/online-web/
- show the students how easy is to create their personal brand website via kickresume.com, CTA https://www.kickresume.com/online-web/
--> instagram story telling:
schedule pictures how to build a CV / personal website step by step
- one question to HR specialists as Dalibor Slavik, Josef Kadlec or Martina Kovacova why do they appreciate young people with drive and engagement
--> schedule video content on Facebook every other day with call to action to kickresumehttps://www.kickresume.com/cover-letters/
- now is the best time: one question to guys like Martin Hauge (0100 campus), Vaco from Connect, Katka Chomova Talentway or Brano Smidt Impact Hub why is the university the best time to start your own project / business
--> schedule video content on Facebook and Instagram every other day with call to action to kickresume https://www.kickresume.com/online-web/
--> story telling 3-6 pictures step by step with Kovac from Rozbehnisa how to launch the project in easy way
- cooperation with companies like JobAngels.co who shoot pictures and videos from the companies and present them online.
--> to motivate youngsters through pics and videos and show them the offices where they can grow
SOLUTION FOR “BETTER TO BE A NERD THAN ONE OF THE HERD“ CHALLENGE
In order to motivate young people to do something we have to use something they like, something they love or something they’re interested in. In this case, would they be interested in being just nerds? I don’t believe so. You have to add something interesting, like finding a unique mix between fun and being a nerd. Also, it would require big companies to step in and offer such internships, because if they aren’t interested in attracting more people in order to find right ones for the job, who is?
What is the best way to reach young people? Look around a bit: almost everyone is holding a phone in their hands, surfing the internet, checking social networks and their e-mails, that’s a thing that should be used. What if we made a phone application that is available for all young people to access? For example, they download the application, they watch a video that explains why internships are important, what they gain from them, what possibilities they opens up, and what they would lose if they don’t try them. After that they could do a quick survey, so we have a better insight of how they think and to collect their data which we could use to make a database. And now fun part - anyone who fills out the survey receives a certain prize which they choose. For example, they could be offered a 10% discount on the purchase of tickets for various sport events/parties/festivals/training/seminars/your services, anyone can choose depending on their interests. Additionally, you could add several bigger prizes like a holiday trip or a laptop, for which a drawing will be held…But that’s not the end, all those within the database will be invited to events where they can get acquainted with the internships of various companies and their representatives. It would be some kind of a cocktail party where, in various ways, companies show internships they offer, young people see what their job would be and the benefits they would have from them. There would be no communication with company representatives until the night’s main event – we would organize “quick meetings” where every person would choose a few companies whose internships he liked the most, the representatives would talk to them for 5 to 10 minutes, giving them additional information and trying to get them to apply for their company’s internship. On the other hand, companies would have a list of participants of the event, so even the representatives could ask for a meeting with someone who they’re interested in. I think the participants should be rewarded again,with 20%-30% discount on the prize they already chose.
What do we get? Satisfied companies that get more applicants for their internships and potential talents for them to employ.Young people who are aware of the importance of internships and are ready to apply, at first maybe because of the prize, but they will understand the importance of it and will reach some very successful companies, in a fun and interesting way.
What is missing? Aggressive promotion that would include advertisement on the internet, especially social networks, also promotions in colleges and everywhere where the young people are, even festivals and parties for which they could obtain discounts.
I accepted your challenge, now I’m excited! Are you?
I am a nerd!
It was not that long time ago, when I was learning not for myself, but for my parents.
I went to school, not being aware of the true purpose of it. I was one of the best students, mostly because my parents forced me to.
Now, I am the best student in class. Bu this time, because I know it's right. I realized that, for the bright future, hard work is very important. When people ask me what do I like to do, among the other many hobbies I have I mention learning, too. It's not that I enjoy learning from a book. But I love gaining knowledge when reading online, when travelling or just by watching other peoples lives.
I live in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Young people are very unmotivated. Very few students around me are motivated to study and work hard. Situation here is tough for young people, because even those with finished universities find it very hard to get a job. So these younger people who are still in school say: "Why should we learn, when there's no job anyway".
I look at the things differetly. I think when I have wide and good knowledge, I can do anything in future. Many young people left the country, about 800.000 to be exact. I think that staying in my country is better because it offers many opportunities to make my own business. As you can see I'm very ambitious.
I hate the fact that I'm sorrunded with people who find learning stupid. People who make fun of me if I read a book. Who laugh at me if I know something.
I would like them to be more aware of the situation. Present where the TVs are the brainwashers, where our phones make us idiots and where you should be shamed of your knowledge and proud of your stupidity.
I have seen with my eyes more than one example of person being proud of its stupidity, I thing that's the exact moment when I realized we are all screwed.
My solution for this problem would be raising motivation for gaining knowledge on young people. I personally, find the most inspiration in travelling, photography and other occupations I enyoj doing. Those who have boring life feel hard to move, to make a step for their future. My life is ecxcting, I enjoy every moment of it. And I want to succeed in my life, so I can enjoy the rest of it like I did until now.
Best regards and a lot of luck to succeed in your project,
i hope that you will like the video
Hello, I send my solution in word format below.
"BETTER BE A NERD THAN ONE OF THE HERD"
You, dear young human being who are reading this, YOU are the very beautiful kind of person of this earth (except if you're ugly) because you are young. And, because you are young you probably haven't got a job yet. But you are studying, you are doing your best at school, having the biggest grades (or not, that is actually not important). "DON'T WORRY" because one day you are going to GRADUATE and, guess what ... lots of employers won't give you credit to join them. Why? Because, of course, there is no professional experience that you gained during your studies. Well, this is how the well-known issue arises: I NEED SKILLS TO BE EMPLOYED, BUT I NEED TO BE EMPLOYED SO THAT I CAN GET SKILLS. That wouldn't actually be a reason not to worry about but, HEY! You know what? LIFE IS HARD, BUT IS PASSES EVENTUALLY (haha, I know this "joke" is not appropriate, the reason you read this is to find out how to start your career). Well, why companies don't want to hire you if you do not have a professional background ? Because, obviously, they can't rely on somebody "young and inexperienced", they don't want to "put their money on you" because they don't know you. Will you be a valuable employee for them in the future? What if you don't ?
WHAT IF...... they don't have to hire you ? What if they don't have to risk anything with you but still giving you a chance to build a start ? The answer for them would be "Yes, we need to support the youth". But the most important advantage is for YOU and not for them. This is where you start your career path: with an INTERNSHIP (or TWO). This is how you gain the very desired professional experience that will help you launch yourself towards a great career. A period of time when you both enjoy all tremendous things of student life and learn the punctual tasks from a company. Moreover, lots of internships are paid, so what do you wait for ? Just apply for it and remember this:
YOU HAVE NOTHING TO LOOSE!!!
LEAVE YOUR BOX (whatever it is: your room, your boring daily routine or your classes)
THINK OUTSIDE THE BOX!!!
STEP OUTSIDE THE WALLS!!!
DARE FOR EXPLORING NEW THINGS!!!
YOUR MIND IS STRONGER THAN YOUR BODY, SET IT FOR CONFIDENCE!!!
REGRET ? NOTHING IS REGRETTABLE, WHAT STORIES WOULD YOU TELL YOUR GRANDCHILDREN IF DO NOT MAKE MISTAKES ?
EMBRACE THE UNKNOWN, YOU'LL GET USED TO IT!!!
I'm sending a 3minutes video to give a solution to the problem
“Do you have big dreams? Having a successful career, in your favorite city, continuously developing your skills, gaining more and more experience… Then stop dreaming! We can help you to start working for it! You just have to score your internship by a convincing resume.
And it’s easier than easy!
1. Take a picture about your dream job. How do you imagine a working day?
2. Write a few sentences about the company where would you like to work and explain why.
3. At last send it to us until 25th May in email
Don’t forget to use your imagination.
The 2 most creative and clever idea wins one month of free Kickresume Premium and a lifelong experience. That’s how we help you to live in your dreams.
Send your pictures to - firstname.lastname@example.org”
That’s how I imagine the invitation to a game, where participants are motivated to do an internship and Kickresume is getting more attention.
The first step is creating an Instagram and Facebook profile to the game. Than we have to fill this profiles with content. My suggestion is searching companies with internship possibilities like Bosch, Google, Ford, etc. and sharing their offers . They win new applicants; we win more attention from our target group. To promote the game and information about internships is necessary to pay for Facebook and Instagram adverts. Social media is the key element to the successful campaigns, especially in campaigns which are targeting the younger generation.
Building a community is difficult, but rewarding. According to my experiences, those who were doing internships are sharing their experiences with fellows by choice. It follows that we have to use their wish to share memories, advices, and experiences with each other. Motivate them to become a habit posting their best photos, asking their questions, sharing their new internship possibilities at our platform. In this way is possible to ensure a continuous traffic on the profiles.
After this our job is to share the game and to raise the traffic of the profiles by sharing the pictures from the competitors. The best timing for social post depends on many different factors: the platform, the region of our target, the goals, how the target audience interacts with the platform. Young people use Facebook at work/school and at home so I advise to post on Saturdays and Sundays between 12:00 and 1:00 p.m., on Wednesdays between 3:00 and 4:00 p.m., on Thursdays and Fridays between 1:00 and 4:00 p.m. Because people tend to be happier on Fridays, posting funny content can help to reach our audience’s mood.
In the case of Instagram we can post any time, because of using mobile phones our audience is always available. I would like to attract the attention to hashtags. Offering a package of hashtags for the audience can easily increase the numbers, like #mydreamjob #kickresume #nevergiveup .
All in all that’s how I could imagine motivating young people. I hope you enjoyed, and wish good luck to the project .
I think the best way to motivate anybody is by showing them the reward. Presenting them what their life could be if they worked hard and reached their full potential.
Example: If I wanted to be part of the film industry, it would be phenomenal if Woody Allen came to my university and gave a speech about his way to the top and offering himself to give an opportunity for an internship and told the crowd what to expect.
We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.
To conclude, the most efficient way to make someone do great things, is by bringing to them someone who did it, told them their story about he/her achieved his/hers dream
Hi, I'm Sid.
I sometimes used to have the attitude of "it will all work out". I never really put a severe amount of importance on my future.
However, following the 2008 global financial crisis, I saw a lot of people lose their jobs. Parents of close friends were all of a sudden unemployed and with the world changing so fast, I saw how difficult and competitive the labour market became.
In the latter half of 2010, a documentary was aired on national TV in Belgium where they highlighted the modern reality of the job market and interviewed people who are clearly overqualified for their job; for example, they interviewed a number of MBA and PhD graduates who were working for IKEA simply because they didn't have enough field experience to get another job.
It really put my life in perspective and it changed my mindset for good. I was 13 or so at the time, and ever since I was 14 I've done at least 1-2 things per year to add value to my life and CV to better my chances of success in the future. And honestly, experience doesn't necessarily mean to sit in an office and glare at a computer all day and make photocopies/coffee! There are so many different forms of work experience from working at a relative's company, to working at your local supermarket/hotel/cafe/etc., to working at a major corporation, to working for a startup, etc.
There is an immense demand for young talent for internship positions, it's up to you to take it or leave it.
My suggestion to generate a stimulus for idle youngsters would be to create an impactful 3min or so video with a tonne of people on the workforce and showing the reality of the job market and the competitiveness of getting a worthy job. Testimonials are honestly super impactful and can truly make a difference in one's mentality. And then spread the video all over social media! With a small budget, we can impact a tonne of people!
Let's be honest, if they're idle to work on their future, it's unlikely they'll attend conferences or meetings or see an ad in the newspaper. The most effective place to target them is through social media and try and get it spread as much as possible which is definitely possible through something like this
It's controversial. You think that time changes things, for the better, but it seems like that's not true. Young people want acceptance. They want to know they belong somewhere, even if it's the school's 'popular group' or the school's 'nerdy group'. Nerds keep it to themselves, they stay in, reading or playing videogames or actually creating. I have a huge respect for nerds, for I am one myself. I don't really like going out. I like solitude, listening to music, watching movies and series and creating things I love. No one has to stop being a nerd, but wouldn't it be awesome if all nerds can come together? Like comic cons and stuff. A simple facebook group could help people get involved. You get to know people, chat with them, share your ideas and passions. Posters on the streets, about places or meetings. Those are the actual ways people learn about things nowadays. A library or a comic store, wouldn't that be awesome?? Organizing meetings and 'movie nights' or board games nights. Nerds don't have to stop being nerds, but they definitely need to meet other nerds, cause that will be epic!
You have to stand up and say "I can do it!" cause you have your life and you have to say to everone what do you think. You have to go out, take a breath of learning and playing video games, you have to go out and hang up. Meet new people. You can't be in 4 walls all every day, you can't shut up all life! You have to be powerfull, you are smart, good, nice, you just have to relax and try something new. Something funny, cool, with a litle adrenalin. You have to fight for your own! Never show your white flag, aleays go to the end! If you are president of yout class, you have to fight with teachers and profesros, you have to stand up for your class. Don't be shame or feel fear, feel the fier, feel how you're burning and tell everyone who you are and what you can do. And nos go out, find some friends, go to party, go to gym, relax, find a boyfriend/girlfriend, and just feel free!
Learning by Daring #iamanerd
Objective: Intrigue 500.000 students to apply for an internship
Duration: 3 months
Cost: 300 euro
We inspire young people to act. Do you dare to learn? #iamanerd
“Better to be a nerd than one of the herd!"
Being a college student, I believe it is important to combine our undergraduate and graduate programs with our activities so that we can increase and apply our knowledge and get a sense of the job market and the world works.
Here is my proposal to motivate young people to stand out from others:
-Awareness campaigns in schools / colleges with real testimonies of successful students (To draw more people and motivate them to participate) where you explain the benefits of performing an internship;
-Creation of a fair for extra-curricular activities: Where representatives of several companies with placements of internships, to establish a more personal contact with the students and to be able to clarify doubts, to explain the concept of the company, etc.;
- Remunerated Internships: generally when an internship is paid, it motivates more people;
- Creating a Challenge: make a challenge / challenge for young university students to be able to participate For example, the company NOS create a challenge where the Briefing is to improve its marketing department) and as final award, an internship (paid or not) in the company in question.
- Give credits for participation in an internship to be able to integrate your university plan: For example, I participated in a 5-month internship and that gave me 3 credits. Of the 180 credits required to obtain my degree, I can include the internship credits and thus replace a course unit.
- Creation of an Ambassadors Program: Create partnerships with university students to become ambassadors for a particular company in the field of internships.
- Creation of an App (App Mobile) for search of internship available placements: By creating this application, it makes the lives of young people much easier to find internships, which makes them more likely to attend one.
This is my suggestion to motivate young college students to step out of the "box" of undergraduate classes and begin to gain experience outside of class and college.
I believe that any child / pupil should not be taken away by the rest of the children just because they dress stranger or have a worse situation in the family. The child must be helped and loved, not given away from the rest! I have seen a lot of cases and I am a case unfortunately, I had a situation like this from kindergarten to high school and by grade 10 I decided to parse school only from the case that I was not accepted I did not have friends! I came to the idea that you had to continue school with good and bad because you do nothing without school! So do not let anyone get you back to school because you will not have a real job without school, you will get home to do bad things!
Everyday we see lots and lots of people but we don't have to know each of them personally.We grow up going to schools till we finish and than we try to get a job.I am pretty sure that is all we hear from our parents and that is all we mostly talk with them.We get bored,sometimes even frustrated from hearing the same thing over and over again.I know I am an adult now and should behave as if but I also was a kid and a teen,you know.I had the same problems,the same worries and of course the same way "to party".We have to understand that life is all about phases.I am not saying you should not go to school or to not learn but I am saying that we can make time for all of it.It seems like bullshit right? Well,it is not because time is only a perception and it is better if we use time than for time to use us.Hey there body no matter how old you are,remember you have got time to do anything including even those homeworks you hate and the hanging out with friends that you love.I know what you are thinking...when will I need this in real life,when I am going to be a child again,a teen again and you are absolutely thinking to let go of everything in every single moment.Don't be surprised if this is what you thinking and how I know perfectly fine your everyday thoughts.As I meantioned I was a kid like any other adult that used to be a kid once and we used to like the things that you all like now but tomorrow you won't be able to afford getting out ,partying or hanging out with friends whenever so use the moment to make things happen.If you will study hard ,your grades will be perfect,your relationship with your parents it is going to be as you are now wishing and with that you get to do the things you like.That is when you are still little and far from being unsatisfied in other things that your parents are already thinking.Make a bit of effort into saving your now and your future,doing things on time and that is it you know.Get up now from where you all sre sitting and start doing everything on time and you will not have to worry about then,now and tomorrow because all is going to be fine.
It is the time you spent for your rose that makes your rose so important! Well said! Stop getting worried in things that you have in your hands to make the difference.
Don't be a nerd but think about being heard!
Dear Kickresume team,
My name is Panagiotis Hatziioannou, an eighteen year old freshman at the University of Macedonia, Thessalloniki Greece, and I would like to present you my idea about the challenge that you have set. Below, you will find a .rar file packed with all the documents presenting my idea and its contents thoroughly. Please read the readme! document first, so you can have a better understanding of the whole concept.
The first question in a student's mind when he/she hears about an internship is do I have time for this? The problem behind this is some students are not able to organize their time efficiently. So, to catch the attention, the company which offers the internship has to make a sample of the activities there. What is this sample? Is an event in which is briefly described the way of work in that company and then some experienced employees talk about their start and their journey in that firm. Some of the students will be immediately interested to see with their eyes what and how is happening there. At the end of the event all students will receive an invitation to spend a day in the company.
That day should be a combination between a usual internship and a team task. All students who are present there will have to work for a common task. In this way they will have to use not only their personal abilities, but also the social skills: communication, public speaking, sustaining their ideas with arguments, and so on. If there are too many students, there will be made more teams (in a team should be at most 4), but with different tasks, not to encourage the competition, but to encourage the team work. At the end of the day, the leader of each team will have to present the stage of their work and in this way the company will see the capable students. Of course for the ones who accomplished the task an internship will become a strong choice. To be sure that this experience will not change the view on work of the students, all will receive small prizes and a certificate. Because these actions implicates some costs I'll present you the advantages and disadvantages of these events:
I spoke about time organization in the first lines. Even if the student offers time to these two events it can be a problem with the schedule in an internship. To make him to accommodate with the working hours, it should start with 2 hours a day in the first 2 weeks, 4 hours till one month, and just then to start having a part time or full time program.
Another question can be: Will I understand with my colleagues? I prefer to work alone. This thing is easy to observe as a company in the second event. The ones who divide the teams and separate from the others they are individual workers and an internship with a big team is not a good choice for them. So, in this case, the firm have to identify the best alone workers and give them appropriate tasks.
And the biggest question is: Will I earn something more than just experience? Yeah, this is a hard problem. In this world the student says: time cost money, and if I don't earn money I prefer to waste my time. It doesn't matter if it is wrong or right. The companies should establish a goal for them. A title, a certificate, why not a wage or a prize, there has to be something important or which appear important to fight for.
In conclusion if we mix all these ideas, we will find a very good solution to make the young people to step outside the walls of their class and stand out from the crowd of job applicants by doing an internship.
Make something that we never did before tell the homless people to the children that they can be someone that they love finish the school fight without asking for somebodys money
Once upon a time, there was a boy. That boy was smart. He didn't look too pretty, but it doesn't matter. This boy was in bad moods of his crush because that crush didn't want him and she knew that he felt something more than just "I like you". It was getting only worse for 2 years. Then he realised, that he has to let her go. Move on. So he made it. And finally, he had a girlfriend and everything turned back to normal. He had good grades again, he slept much better, he had a life. This story is not exactly what challengest wanted, but point of this story is, that you have to do something. You can't just get stuck in one place and do nothing. If you want something, go for it. Do something for it. Because if you truly want it, and you will do your best, you will get it. So don't just stand there and go for it. You can do it if you really want to because people are under certain circumstances capable of everything. So go. Now!
Mai bine sa fii tocilar onu Decat UNUL DIN !!! Turma
Cea ce ne intrebam des este ca de ce noi nu suntem asa de "perfect" ca "X" si "Y".
Solutia este ca nimeni nu este perfect. Ceva interesant ar fii ca un "tocilar" este mai indragit decat ceilalti. Asa ca ,daca vom fi unul din "turma" nu vom fi chiar deloc surprinsi ca ceilalti oameni se vor uita la noi cu un ochi. Nu ne vor placea si ne vor critica.
Nu trebuie sa fii destept doar cu cartea ci si cu mintea.
Hello, my name is Ionescu Cristian Ionel, I am from Romania and I would like to share my internship experience with all the students who want to make this make BIG step, they won`t regreted.
Beside of this, I will let here one of my projects, a link, where you cand find more details also about Erasmus+ scholarship, how to apply and how to travel the world for free!
Learn to earn!
Life-time-value: live your life, but value your time!
It is very nerve-wrecking to be young educated and jobless as a young adult! Asking your parents for money to go out with friends feels almost rotten. They pay your tuition fees, meals and accommodation sure that after you graduate you WILL be having a job. Little do they know that having a degree means almost nothing in modern day society. That we (our generation) joke that we are studying and graduating on 'unemployment'!
The point is not dwelling in self-pity though. Is finding a way to survive and to grow. I have my own perspective on how to achieve that.
It will sound rubbish but becoming successful and employed does not come easy BUT is not that impossible or difficult to the point that you have to chant in despair and call to the gods either! There are a few simple steps you have to do first:
1. Convince yourself and really believe that you can advance in your career.
Again that sounds stupid, boring, unimaginative, been -there- done- that type of thing. Well, it is not! If you tell yourself that you are going to finish University and then start thinking of a proper job YOU ARE MISTAKEN. The world is expansive and changeable! Nobody out there is waiting for you unless you make them! No one is going to look for you or for your particular skills! So, remember, you must really want to be ambitious and not just vaguely wish it upon a star.
2. Take out pen and paper and write down your skills no matter how silly or unnecessary and/or ridiculous those my sound to you (trust me you will be surprised)!
I know this is so cliche you want to cry. Well, let me tell you that cliche means known, and a known path is a safe path. What we are looking here is not something that won't put us out of our comfort zone because if that was the case we would die of ignorance and hunger! The point of this step is to create self-confidence and awareness! For example one of your skills could be photography and a way to enhance your employability is to create a blog or an Instagram account or tumbler and take amazing creative pictures until you get sponsored to do them in exchange for a fee. Even something as irreconcilable as 'taking sultry poses' could make you highly marketable because your attractiveness can make people want to scout you to become a model! Now the point here is not to become superficial or commercial but to find ways to come to the surface. If you know a foreign language then get an online certificate and get yourself employed as a freelance content writer until you finish University, but different from your peers you will have work experience! Which brings us to the third step.
3. Don't base your worth solely on your current degree, become sharp and up to date with the market. Get professional certificates that qualify you in specific areas on the field you are studying!
Relevance and expertise will never go out of style. The more competent you're the better you will look in your future employer's eyes. Professional certificates have become popular for a reason: they help young professionals look, sound and BE professional. They teach you theory and practicality all at the same time. The best part is they are either inexpensive or free! Just be careful that they are credited and awarded from credited institutions!
4. Never stay still. Always have a job and most importantly start by finding a modest position (waiter, call center, bartender) and work up in the job market.
What's the point of starting low? You will understand what WORKING HARD means and how capitalism works and what to expect in the future. Not only you will be prepared and ready to venture into something that requires hardship but you will be able to tackle the most mundane of everyday tasks. Why? Because you will become handy, practical and down to earth.
5. Do not be afraid to accept or apply for a job that has nothing to do with the field you are studying.
University studies DO NOT defy you or your interests! Sure it will be a big part of shaping you and your knowledge but not necessarily your career choices. Maybe on the way, you found out that you want to do something else with your skills, that doesn't mean you have chosen the wrong major (not necessarily that is). You simply want to have a different career pathway than the traditional one. And if you think you have chosen the wrong major than make it work for you by adjusting it to your needs (adding a minor) or changing it completely. Nobody wants to live an unhappy life and wake up one day at 50 and regret all their career or life choices that would be just horrible.
6. Do not give up under pressure and do not let failure stop you and also keep applying for jobs.
Along the way you are going to get rejected, looked down on, called unintelligent or inexperienced. The job market and the adult world is tough but never forget that if you want to advance to better life and salary after uni you have to conquer your insecurities and inhibitions. The only way to do so, unfortunately, is to try to face them conquer them and become confident in your skills. And trust me when I say that it will be then that you will get lots of job offers and call backs from job interviews.
See it wasn't difficult, was it? You just needed a bit of a wake-up call, harsh reality check and motivation to be the best version of you, now stop reading and start doing, the world is not waiting for you but it can stop to give you a glance if you are well prepared.
Better to be a nerd than one of the herd
In the world today, days have gone by and certificate is no longer enough, having a certificate today is the base that will be taking into consideration during an interview and it will take only 10 % of recruiter’s decision whether or not to hire you and 20 % will go to your positive attitude towards the job offer, your look that is dress well, positive body language and on time arrival for the interview and the remaining 70% will go to your professional experience base on the high level of Job applicants in the market today thus, making competition very high. For you to be able to stand out as an exception you would need something more than a certificate, which is work experience, taking my self as an instance, i had so many ups and downs in the pursuit of my career, during my studies at the university i was a good and bright student , focused and all i had in mind was to finish my studies first and then start looking for a Job, i ignored all the opportunities i had to partake in an internship during my studies and then carried on to obtain a degree in computer science. Later on i started sending my CV, looking for job every were on the Internet, in most cases I got no reply, and in some case i will get a reply that “sorry we a not able to consider you for this position” then i sent a mail to ask why, i got a reply that at the moment we need experienced experts. I waited for a year without a job, later on i finally got a mail inviting me to an interview for an internship, i took the test, had a face to face conversation with the recruiter . I passed the test and luckily enough the recruiter was impressed with my attitude and i finally got the internship.
Further more, i worked with this company for a year and after then the company got out sourced to a new company and my experience was not enough for the new company therefore i was excluded by the new employer. I stayed at home for another three months searching and looking for new opportunity luckily enough got another offer and i was chosen for an interview base on the fact that i had a year working experience, i scaled through the interview and i was enrolled for the internship with the new company for 10months after waiting for such a long time to acquire more experience, finally i got employed as a regular employee with a permanent contract of employment. Today as i write to you, i am an IT specialist with the huge help of work experience. A word of wisdom to all the peers out there “It is better to be a nerd, go for work experience when you have the chance” don’t wait, you don’t have to go through what I went through, the long road then you stand a better chance of survival in the highly competitive crowd of other job applicants.
Author Mose Thomas
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I suggest to create a vlog of intern. There students can see how it is interesting and practical doing an internship.
The solution to this problem isn't whether there should be a social media campaign or making a video where you show all the nice stuff about the job in order to promote an internship in your company. You don't have to convince students about the fact that the job they will do can be interesting, otherwise they wouldn't study that course. Those actions will only have their effect if students picked up a single piece of attention for the internship.
So the capital question is: How do you get the attention of students, in order to make them even more excited by an internship (where social media, videos, etc. can help).
First of all: Facebook:
Students, no matter what field they're into, often got a facebookgroup. If you'd keep score, i strongly believe these groups get far more often consulted than official schoolwebsites. Reason? Simple: These days, Facebook is the central area for communication. That's the reason why companies should be in the first place member of these groups. Acception by the administrors won't give any obstacle. On the contrary, students often are alreadyinto an internship. The problem is the distance in connection with companies.
Another tool in this matter of connection, are student organizations: they represent students and organize various events for them. Partner up with them to show yourself as company and get again the attention.
But... Not only the connection is a problem. Once you get your connection as company with students, you need to look to the different interests of students.
Like i already said, the interest in the core business of the job isn't the main problem. The biggest competition are two things:
1. Psychological: prejudices: Students often think that only the top students can get an internship, so most of them won't give the slightest effort to apply for an internship. Debunk this prejudice (by the way of events of studentorganizations/faceboukgroups), and you're halfway there.
2. Money: On top of what's been told hereabove, students reason: i'll just do a regular student job, because I'll get paid more. Just offer students a competitive salary, in comparation with regular student jobs. It won't be a big cost because student jobs aren't that big paid and students are already a lot cheaper than regular employees.
Follow these guidelines, and I'm very confident the number of internships will increase.
Sibrecht De Saedeleir
My solution actually targets what I as an undergraduate student believe to be the biggest issue of "slackers" - the lack of responsibility. I claim this to be true because it was my very own issue up until 2015. What I have to bring to you is a campaign that deals with the problem the same way modern culture attacks the young minds - through marketing.
The solution is a web-page, facebook page, a blog, a youtube channel - basically anything with concise and precise content relating where the students are standing now with where we want them to be.
First step is to reach to a lot of young people. We do this by attempting to intrigue them, make a low-profile campaign by making stickers indicating an important question regarding young people, for instance: "Need money?";"Need a job?"; "What is in it for me?", but not too revealing though! A clever thing to add to these stickers is a QR Code linking to a web-page, facebook page, or any other prepared content that will advertise pretty students "enjoying" their internships. Afterwards we take the stickers and stick them in places occupied by young students and people who are going to make use of them.
After appearance of the stickers you use the color you picked for the background of the pictures as the background of facebook advertisements as well as instagram advertisements. Here consistency makes materials related.
Next step is making real life relatable to where they are, yes if the university does not do that right, someone has to. Since the majority of target audience will be impatient and give you short time to elaborate on your stickers and promo materials, you strike fast! Video content is the best for this instance, as it brings them a short vlog or kinetic typography video of 1-3 minutes in duration to convey the following message: "You are the only one responsible for yourself and it is great that it is so!" If your content is of other type, such as textual, pictures, or some audio track, beware it has to be on point.
Important note: Whatever we offer students must be enjoyable so it appeals to them, and the reason for this is simple, need is now competing with entertainment and it wins in the right time only if it is competitive enough in terms of marketing.
Make the grown-up world look good, we'll appreciate it!
Bom dia Portugal!
We, the 7 ambassadors representing Romania in an Erasmus+ project in Portugal, had a lot of fun with youngsters from Lithuania, Macedonia, Poland, Portugal and Slovakia. Our main topic was "Euro Youth Citizenship" and we attended many interactive activities during hole week. Of course, our purpose was to have fun, meet new people and see as much as we can in Portugal.
Lisbon is Portugal's capital and the hub of a multifaceted area that appeals to different tastes and senses. The wide variety of landscapes and heritage is always close by, whether to the north or south of the capital. With beaches, natural parks, cultural routes and accommodation for all tastes, it is hard to escape the Lisbon region on a visit to Portugal.
In Portugal, every street, building, store or whatever you want, has something special, an unique detail that makes a big difference which wins one's heart immediately.
Portugal is the westernmost country of mainland Europe, being bordered by the Atlantic Ocean to the west and south and by Spain to the north and east.
Aveiro, Portugal, is perhaps one of the country’s most unique and inspiring cities, and yet it remains a “hidden gem” that features on, surprisingly, few travel itineraries for visitors planning their trip to the western flank of the Iberian Peninsula.
The lucky visitors who make their way here each year will definitely leave with the feeling of having discovered an alternative Portugal that many will never be fortunate enough to experience.
So yeah! We were all very excited about Portugal and the people we met there, especially the team from Lithuania and can't wait for the next project.
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Better to be a nerd than one of the herd!
One different letter change the meaning of everything. What does it mean? What's mean nerd? Heard? The meaning of this two words it's in our mind. Like all its one meaning,but what they mean in our minds? You see that i repeat mean and meaning. Of course everything have a meaning, have a point. The difference is for who and where.
Nerd for more people its some kind of problem with you, something that is not okay. But not okay for who? For someone somewhere? They think that you are a nerd because you dont comunicate with everyone, that you make something normal but with absolutely unnormal way. Is it nerd if you love the history, and you are interesting of some things that happend before an ages? Is it nerd if you just believe in yourself and doing everything like you want? So many questions, that i cannot give you a concrete answer. I can tell you one for sure - Dont stop to do it! Why? Because this is you, because this is your decision and this is your faith in something. This is your interest. Its sound comercial, but you dont have to believe what the people say or think. For example, imagine that you are dedicated to the computers, IT and technologies. Dont explain to me. Just imagine. Everyday your friends going out, drink alchohol, or travelling, or flirting, or take a drugs, or just make something different of that you do. You wake up and sitting infront of the computer. Searching, exploring, trying to make and invent something. Just imagine, okay? And all of your "friends" think that you are the strange one. You are the wrong one, you are the nerd. But why to be you? For you - they are. Thats what i mean when i said "meaning for who".
But one day you succeed. Succeed to invent, for example, this app that you was worked about. And for just one day, everything changes. Its happend, and you are proud with yourself. Here we can say about the herd. The herd that think you are absolutely nerd, and your life its a misunderstanding. But they star to download it, to use it. And for one month you are the GREATEST MIND. They ask themselves why they didnt invent something so simple. Everything it looks simple when its from the other side. Only you know how hard it was. But you did it. That's why, dont stop to be yourself, to prove it to YOURSELF, not to someone. Because if you dont believe to yourself..nobody else will. You never know for who and where this will have meaning. The most important its to be the most important thing for YOU! Now, remember about John Atanasov, he invented the computer. Yes, this one who everybody though its nerd. He had his own way,yes. But now you are sitting infront of your device and smiling. Because you know i am right. Now your facebook reminds you about that you have to check the challenge in your life. Mark Zuckerberg take care for this. Do not forget that, your nerdness its important. And if the herd its not from nerds, they will follow you one day! Believe in your imagination and never stop to impress yourselve!
Alright so i was going to make a video for this but i myself am a really nerdy person and would take a long time to decide and make myself happy for a proper video i'm just gonna go on a streak and say it in text for my kind ...
Why wait this long and think for different ways when you could just end it by stepping out for yourself and dealing with the real world that is right at your face every day for the last whatever years of school spend in.
i don't understand a lot of people that i know are either unemployed or studying but to this day i haven't seen neither one person that says i am studying but i also have a job that i applied as an intern or someone that is unemployed that is motivated to find a job most of them say meh why got apply when i have support from this support from that support support support its not that you have support its the support that you make for yourself to support yourself in life with the support that you make for yourself that is what is important not what your evil side of the brain thinks but the good part of it that's what is important i know that every single one of these people want the best i mean come one i worked and supported myself throughout school only by myself and no one else and what happened did i waste my time did i waste my health did i waste my money only one of those three i wasted and that's money but those other too nah i don't regret money yeas i wasted but i earn it because its material but those other to nah why some might ask well i will answer with this the time that i wasted was to learn better for the job so i have experience for it in the future the health no because i was working i was more healthy then staying home and only studying in one place like a parasite so i combined study and work and made a balance between those to for what to support myself so i just want to say one thing to the young people out there stand up for yourself stand out from the crowd of job applicants by doing an internship. GET FREE 2 MONTHS OF KICKRESUME PREMIUM to get help to score your first internship CODE:iamnerd
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Realising the fact that we have to pay attention to the balance between virtual and real world is a really good start to became attractive to young candidates. As I see a big change in the communication of the companies could improve the sens of balance between this two world. A move toward creating a more active, ready for challange society.
My solution is called Shledon 2.0. and everything about it you can find in document which i uploaded. If you are interest and want to know something more, pleas dont hesitate to contact me, it was pleasure for me work on this project and i will gladly help you.
Hello IBM team,
i don`t have the time to create a proper submission as i just found out this site, but i would like to share a quick suggestion that you may find helpful.
The reason behind this digitalization addiction on our age has a psychological origin. Humans always choose what their brain thinks will be more benefitial for them satisfaction wise. Social media offers a lot of these endorphin ruses, with the likes, its surprise elements, feeling of belonging etc.
One solution that i found some months ago is a big-scale project that i would like to realise some day. But a more generic answer would be gamification. If you implement this, combined with real life, people can actively spend less time in front of a screen. You can see its results into the tabletop industry, as it grows all the time; into gamification projects for education purposes and more or just for entertainment purposes.
The basic structure of games offer goals, purpose, a story, socialization, problem solving and more. One of the basic characteristic of humans is that they can and love to project themselves. That's why we have empathy, why the movie and gaming industry are huge, and so on.
Without going into any further detail, these two factors are the solution to this evergrowing "trend".
Good luck in your project and thank you for your time.
Nowadays, young people use virtual world to escape from reality. A dependence is created and they loose their own personality. The healthy line is really subjective and depends on anyone interpretation. But if I have to stablish a relation between virtual and real world I would say that an healthy line is the one where the virtual and the real world colaborate with each other and give people benefits, to the extent that through the virtual world we can learn things and apply them in the real world.
Companies can have a crucial role on helping young people to lower the amount of time spent on virtual world like, for example creating an app! We live in a world that we use apps for everything: to poste photos, to talk with our friends, to do exercise, etc. Why not having an app that can manage the time spent on virtual world?
I had an ideia for an app, which consists on the following: a person install the app on his mobilephone, create an account and stablish the time (in hours) that want to spend on the internet. When the limit is almost reached an alarm sounds. The limit can be changed over the time.
This is an idea and a lot of ideas start on the virtual world and then is transposed to the real world. For example, my idea has to be tested virtually and only then commercialized. To explain all the process, company can create a tutorial where explain its operation (bringing the virtual to the real world).
Being IBM specialized on informatic area, could produce this app professionally and effectively. It would be neessary an investiment to produce this app, but is everything explained on the presentation that I attached here!
Hope you enjoy my idea,
I attached a presentation in power point. I wish to receive some feedback.
My solution will be a description of how reality and virtual world should be combined at work so that it can support socializing and human interaction.
online internship application for youth .
It is difficult to implement solution for spending too much time online, while I am currently doing this project online, using internet to finish it. My assumption is: that it is inevitable to be present online in developed countries nowadays. Companies also need to keep up with this trend, considering that it might be developing more and more next years.
Everything is constantly changing and we should be able to adapt but taking some activities back to reality and focusing on getting real-life experience is an important task.
People tend to get bored easily, because they use many devices at the same time, so I've tried to make everyday life of average young adult more fun and exciting and to change their focus from mobile phones to natural surroundings.
Presented in a form of combined graphic and text.
Credits to data on how much time people spend online: here
With kindest regards,
I'm happy that I was born in times where internet was not that much popular like nowadays. While doing my yoga exercise I'm sometimes thinking and memorizing how great childhood I had, playing in the ground with my friends till sunset and then my mom calling me: " Ademi go back home it's getting dark". Meanwhile I see how my 2 years little sister sitting and watching YouTube cartoons, and I'm sure her childhood is not going to be like mine...
Mostly people who are shy in real life are more likely to play some virtual games. I had period in my teenager times when I didn't want to go out , but just play games and watch series. I believe till nowadays the feeling which films and games were giving me were more exciting feelings. Unfortunately, reality was boring and ordinary. And this is main issue of today people started to forget how amazing were times spending with friends and family.
Another example might be how girls get affected by ads of Instagram, and change totally their looks trying to follow new trends. I believe companies should focus more on advertisements, so called " healthy " ads which will provide with a new trend of healthy lifestyle among young generation. Because not only girls get affected , but children and other individuals as well. Which leads people to loose their identity , become more like dolls addicted to virtual world.
I have made the presentation about escaping from the virtual world. As I have finished it I realized that I am not able to save it as a file, because I would have to pay. In lack of money I am not able to pay for it, so I can only send you the link. If you like my idea, I can manage to pay for the download. I am so sorry about this issue, but I wanted to make a good looking, well built presentation. And it is only able with Prezi (as far as I know).
So here is the final result of my presentation:
I really hope that my idea fits for your expectations. I am really thankful for the oppurtinity even if I would not win anything. It was a great experience for me and looking forward for other interesting challenges.
As one of the millennials, I think the solution to this problem is to offer activities that might interest us. Build a program base on the our interest. There aren't many companies or organizations that offers us activities where we can grow. We choose the social media because we can see our interest there, it offers us freedom to see and to build our own world.
More companies should offer hands-on activities of our interest;Pizza making, Interior designing, Event plannings, Photography (You can put selfies as category) - with fee *low-cost if possibile or without. Many of us won't join programs because it is too much to pay and some are not worthit. We need to see a good promotional/marketing skills from companies or organizations to convince us.
It is true that it's difficult to balance the reality and social media relations to us, but if there is someone that will offer us or convince us that reality is more fun and great through activities of our interest (Not courses that make our brains bleed and boreds us) then maybe will escape from our little world and be back to earth.
I'm 23 years old. I'm younger. I also have this problem. As I know myself I think I can make or give some solutions for it, because I'm living inside this.
At first, about reasons: dissatisfaction and boredom.
These are general and very comun reasons. Some people enter to net for a bit time for searching messages but unfortunately they couldn't manage their time. So the first SOLUTION for this is to put "Time Organiser" in every website which shows every millisecund.
Proliferate similar sites like this. It's good idea to involve young people in finding a solution their own problem. It can make them to think about this.
There is another solution also. It's to increase value of the book by organizing some more competions amoung youngers.
Nowadays most of youngers interested in travelling, making friendship with foreigners, studying abroad and learning languages. It's also one of the reasons to save their time on net.
It will be better to organize and amplify programs like an Erasmus.
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Healthy line depends on every people individually. For example, healthy line is to come on beer with friends to talk about life, what is new or only for chill out, school etc. and all guys can throw up the phone on the table screen down and really talk with each other instead of stare to his smartphone all time. Maybe you will be surprised, but the most of young people can`t do this. Look to the public traffic, all people talk to phones, or hold the tablet and watch movies or listen to do music and during this, they are always online, even in kitchen, bed and toilet.
Of course there is. People must talk with each other on intern meetings in companies, business meetings/breakfasts, in school to talk about their projects or seminars degrees. Social media or virtual communication can be handy to finalize all this things, but if all this will happen through the internet and virtual world, people will degenerate.
Responsibility of each company should be to take care about information flow in this topic. People can`t understand, how the virtual world acts on their social and real life, alone. Companies should run some project to get people live their lives in their lives, not in virtual world. People should understand, what is more interesting in real life than in virtual life. I work with children and they always come to our weekly meeting in the afternoon to evening to learn Morse code, how to survive in nature, why we have to keep nature clean and how to taking care about it, play some social games and more stuff, that was hidden for them.
What corporate companies should do is to organize social activities for intern people, social meetings with business partners, organize sport activities, barbecues etc. because this events really missing in our every day world.
Workshops is the right way. For example, you can hardly expect that employee can understand the soft skills and how to use them only from the video. People on workshops must colaborate with each other or in groups and try to solve some tasks or challenges. Gamefication can work well too.
Stereotype is the biggest enemy, because it can get people bored, and when you are bored, you are try to find the way out and you pick up your smartphone to look on Facebook, Linked to kill some time.
I don't think 50 minutes is the right amount of time we all spend daily on Internet and TV. Unfortunately, everyone spends at least 3 hours on their phone every day, and that's what should really concern us. But we shouldn't be looking for an answer in the world, or anybody else, but in us.
In my opinion companies can't make any impact on people to reduce the time they spend on social media every day. Why? Because making any commercial or post about it is ironic. It wouldn't change anything if people saw a post saying that it's a bad thing for your health to be so into Internet, especially children, who see every day that they should be more outside than stuck on the computer.
My point is, we should start changing ourselves first, changing our perspective and the way we see everything around us, and like that, influence people we are close with, and like that start ''a revolution'' against the Internet and TV, because we are all aware it damages us, that it's toxic, but we still do it every day.
Organizing more outdoor activities is a great idea, games, projects, everything that keeps people away from their phones as long as it can.
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These days people spend a lot of time on social networks, especially teenagers and young adults. Personally speaking, I spend way to much time using social networks as do all my friend. I think that healthy border between reality and the virtual world is then you are able to do all your works, chores and then your social networks are not disturbing it. If you feel that social networks are destroying your real life, your communication with others then it is too much. Apart from that, these days there are so many ways to communicate with people through social networks that a lot of people, especially younger ones, forget how to communicate in reality, they lose their abilities, self-confidence and etc.
Solution. From my personal view, while using social networks I lose my sense of time. So, my recommendation would be to install a program in technologies that could help to limit your time in the virtual world. For example, you could set time limitation for about 20 minutes and after that, your would get alarmed (or just notification) that time is over.
This solution could help to bring responsibility and communication with others to real life. It would help all younger and elder to generate their works, leisure and time spent on social networks.
As a high school student, I do not have much information how long it could take to reach success in this project and how much it could cost. However, I do not think there could be a lot of expences because these changes can be made in existing calendar or clock in our devices.
My solution is based on changing the work environment by creating spaces to increase employee's networking and make them share time toghether rather with mobile devices, increasing employee's productivity.
Hello! My name is Darija and I'm from Serbia.
Yes, I think people of all age spend to much time on mention application. People are living in virtual world.
I think, maybe one of the solutions will be, to make short video about this, about our health and the way of thinking about virtual world.
Making a program which will recognize when person is using app more then one hour, and then shows the video or something that will make them notice that they are to much on apps.
Many people, even me, uses this apps for work, so that makes a problem, because program wouldn't (maybe) recognize differences of using apps. But even then, your health is insured, so every person who is using, should know how bad is that and how long are you really using apps. So, maybe making some list of using apps by day, week, or even month wouldn't be so bad. When person see the number of spent hours, will ask themselves and be more thoughtful.
That's some little thinking about this. Unfortunately, I'm not good in programming and other technology stuff, but I know this is possible and very good idea.
I believe in the 8 Hours rule, 8 hours of sleep , social life, school. However sometimes its gets really hard to apply for a person like me since i travels on a train each day and that leads to me using my virtual life more than my liking because every time i think about facing reality ( studying , family, cleaning) it gets so overwhelming and i just sit on the internet for hours. However, if a person makes a calendar daily than i believe there could potentially be a healthy line between virtual world and reality.
Nowadays virtual life plays a huge rule in the status of a person and it would be nice if people did not depend on social media to make themselves have status more than they do. yes status could be brought back from social media ( virtual world) and it would be nice that we do not look at our phones so much to see if someone is looking at our Instagram pro-folio!
They could for instance, make a bottom that tells the user that they cant use their social media more than 4 hours and socialize 4 other hours in reality. However, it could be difficult to online entrepreneur since they work online most of their time. This could show every social media user that they need to consider the time they could use beneficially rather than wasting time online and if anyone wants to use internet more than 8 hours than they need to pay which benefits that company.
Networking could be brought back to reality since most people who are online just want to enjoy their time from the comfort of their homes and socialize with people and network. However, going outside a getting some vitamin D and networking is more fun and beneficial since its 2 in 1.
I think i mentioned that above. Hence, they could control the amount of time the virtual world can be used by youth and every other groups.
Virtual world.Why are we so attracted to it? In this big world of ours anybody can be lonely sometimes. We all are trying to find the best expression for our situation.We all need somebody to be there for us and listen to us but deep down we know that a lot of people don't care because they have problems too.
Sometimes we don't want to bother other people about our problems or we are to scared to talk about it.
In virtual world we find our solution. Sometimes even I find it is easier to talk about problems with stranger online than with somebody in my family or somebody who I am close with .I guess we are scared of their reaction or scared of judging.
In virtual world you can find your virtual friend or even better,a virtual friend who has the same problem as you. You start to talk about a lot of things without judging and after a while you turn off your device and somehow you feel better.
Some people are trying to find attention in this virtual world. They are not happy about themselfs so they want to represent themselfs differently.
Some people are just looking for entertainment so they spend a lot of time in this virtual world.
So i have a question. Are we all spending so much time in this virtual world because we are hiding from our reality? I think the answer is-yes.
Reality become very harsh,for some people even extremly harsh. We are insecure in ourselfs and afraid,that's why we can not make a world a better place so that's why we are running and making our better place on Facebook,instagram etc.
People don't see the world as it is. We are making our reality. We listen to media a lot, we spend a lot of time on internet but I feel like we closed our eyes and we are walking around like a zombies with phones in our hands and everybody is doing fine this way.
Why are we running away from this reality,this beautiful wonderful world? What is planted in our heads? What is stronger than our will to survive,to love,to hug,to run,to dance,to smell,to see???
Nothing will never change if we don't change our way of thinking,our way of living.
Why should we destroy this reality if we can have the best of it?
Conquer your consciousness and bring back happiness to life.
1) Helathy line is there when users spend time online practically, applying for jobs and makinkg money.
2) Yes, notes and alerts for the events in real life.
3) make activities to raise consciousness to see values of real life.
I hope you'll enjoy it!
First of all i think that if we are thinking that the companies should do something to help young people to find the balance between social and real its kind of hmmm stupid. If a company need young people for the money ...if the balance makes a company to loose money then why help? :/ ( Also even if they say that they care for the young people at social media ...practicaly nothing is changing)
Social media ( the vegans, the atheist, etc) , but especially the way of acting on social media its a mode. If a young person wants to be liked then he has 100% to interact at social media...for more than one hour a day...
So i believe that if we want to help young people...should make the real life more in mode than the social life.( with commercials that we see them every where , conversetions etc ) or make them to actuate through the social media...like i am doing right now...or go to an event they saw to social media...
Also...its about to understand the possibilities that a young person has from social media. If you understand something its way easier to find the balance. So why not to learn young people about social media at school so they can know the responsibilities...the bad and the good of social media.Also to meet people that because of social media something happend to them good or bad....so make the young people be more critical to what they read ...hear....If a young person is able to think critical...the good and the bad of something then would be easier to find a balance.
At the end i think that the most important thing is to ask a young people.....if he or she did something today in real life...i believe its a question that makes everyone to see what realy happen when it comes about real life.
With the boom in internet popularity, we are spending more and more time online. Whether it is on Facebook, Snapchat or Instagram, we are getting more addicted to social media. My parents and grandparents often say that my hands must be glued to my phone and I am sure, I am not the only one who has heard this sentence. For our parents and grandparents this kind of "addiction" was not a problem. They did not have to face the temptation our electronic devices provide when you have to study for an exam for example. The older generation must feel strange travelling with public transport surrounded by youth constantly typing on their phones. However, our generation grew up with internet and extreme technological improvements. We had to learn to find the balance between reality and our virtual life. Unfortunately, many of my peers are lost in this world. In my opinion, the key point here is to beaware of this line. On the internet you can be anybody you want. you can reinvent yourself. But it is essential not to get lost in that image. You cannot lose track of your offline connections and personality. It is important to have a hobby and organize programs outside of the internet's grasp.
However, the confidence that you can experience while 'hiding behind your computer' is something that can be brought back from the virtual world to reality. You have to realize that the way you feel online can be achieved offline, it just depends on your attitude. Companies can help not only in this matter but in reducing the time youth spend on the internet as well. The key factor here is again awareness. Some people simply do not realize that they are addicted to the devices and they are leaving their real world behind slowly. Planting only the seed of doubt that the amount of time spent on social media for example is not healthy can make a huge impact. Another point companies can help with is to show the youth what the actual reality can offer to them. Many people are simply at a loss as to what to do with their free time, so they automatically reach for the comfort of their computers or tablets. Companies can show and organize programs in their environment. This can help to show youth that they can belong to a community in the offline world as well.
Ironically, the way to reach today's youth is through the internet. That is why my presentation, my program, is about an app. In it my aim was to show people possible hobbies and activities one can do offline. With the Community Challenges implemented in it every month, the users will also have the opportunity to connect to others and feel the belonging to a group (which every one of us needs) offline as well. Hopefully, it will help bring them crucial experiences in real life that might make them think about doing more programs offline.
To sum up, the mentioned problem really exists and should be faced. Addiction to electronic devices is something that we meet every day. The key factor is to know the healthy balance of the virtual and real world is awareness. You have to recognize the signs when you are getting lost in the online space. This is where companies can help. My app is designed to reach these kids and take them out for a bit from the online world. See more detailed description of the app in my Power Point presentation.
I think no matter what the world do to help themselves and others to a better life, is something impossible. To help balance between virtual world and reality world will need a lot of time. I think the solution is, to minimize the hours for the peaple who are working, so they can spend their free time with their family in the outside. Doing lots of outside activities for all ages.
When you make alot of activities and programs with low prises, is the time you will gain more peaple. We have to help peaple to find a way to get them out of their bubble. We have to make them feel free with no judgements . The solution is right outside the house as it was in the old days when our parents were young and the generation before them.
If we collected all types of holidays or taking ideas from the peaple of what would be the best thing they would do out of the house and turning it into reality, that would give a great result. It is not easy to do but it will spread joy, happiness and love all around the world.
That is what i think . I hope you will get something out of this.
Platforms like Facebook or Instagram could send out notes or reminders to users after some amount of time spent online. If a person has been scrolling through their Facebook feed for half an hour, they could get a note from Facebook saying: 'Hey, you've been online a lot today. Take a break.' They can if course keep scrolling, but it would give them something to think.
The healthy line between virtual world and reality is at that point when after you checked your accounts such as facebook, mail and twitter, the gut feel tells you that you should be doing something else that will have some consequences in your real life and surfing on the internet or doing something not related to work will only cause waste of time, an irrecoverable resource.
As the internet tends to say, despite the real facts, is that all these social networks connects people. This statement is true, but just in some cases such as finding an old friend that went overseas for continuing his education or making the way easier for people with the same ideals creating a band or a "NGO" and that is great because we can share our experiences from one to another and learn from them and evolve in someone wiser. The main problem it's about the youth who didn't discover yet what and whom should they follow or not and they get swallowed in those social networks as a result of what the majority of population does. For example, there was a social experiment where five people were waiting on their chairs in a clinic for a consultation at the doctor. The actual experiment starts when they are waiting. A bell starts to ring and two people stand up for two seconds and they sit down, the rest of the people following them in actions, looking to each other to assure themselves that everyone will do it, but none of them knowing why. This is a strong fact proving that over 70% of the people have lack of confidence and their decisions are taken based on the other people's actions and not on their judgements, considering that if one individual actions in a different way, it's considered bizarre by the others even if it may be the single one who did something that should have been done. So, if there is something that should be brought back from virtual world into reality it's the socialising part, and to get to that point, first we have to change our mentality. We have to inform ourselves, to have knowledge upon what concerns us as citizens so we can make decisions that don't affect the others. People stopped socialising one at the time with the beginning of the social networks because they have the basic information of the others, what they need, and they easily became hidden or two-faced so, if till that time people were saying a thing and acting on another, this time, they are doing it 10 times more once that their needs are half covered, but they forget they need more to fulfill their needs and desires, they get fooled about that minimum.
Ironic or not, I believe that a modern company would help young people to lower the amount of time spent in virtual world by making a trend. Trendsetting the real world, as it is something cool, trendsetting consists something major in fashion world so why it would not evolve in the process of getting back to our lives, real ones?
The companies can bring the experience and learning into reality through awakening the passion that comes through all of this, briefly, the feeling of accomplishing, the satisfaction that comes, remembering how good feels to actually know about the subject that they are talking about no matter the circumstances. Real emotion shown through gestures feels better than messages, as in showing my ideas right now to you, instead of presenting them to you. Also, it's scientifically proven that our messages are 80% emotion, intonation, gestures and related, more than our spoken text.
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That is how I call the word we live in today. Half of the time we are connected to the offline word and half with the online one. And it is getting worse! But that is not a surprise!
First of all, can we separate the virtual world from the reality in a healthy way and enjoy our life in the meantime? Some of us consider having online friends, a truth friendship but when they realize they are alone, they are very disappointed. A lot of other examples and be noticed but that is not the point of my thoughts today. What I would like to say is that it is not hard to find a balance between these two words and to cross a line that defines which is which. I think it depends a lot in how we see things, like if for me it is very important to have followers, and subscribers, and hundreds of likes, and then of course I will spend a lot on the social media. If not, if I live my life how I want, and do not give a damn about the others I will post less on Facebook, I will share less of my life experience. That is obvious! The healthy line between these two words is exactly where we feel it right.
Second of all, we spend a lot of time online because we find it more interesting and challenging than the reality. I would say, how about make your life as you please offline, to see the real people, real results, real advantages not just a bonus of 100 points in some game, or 3$, or worse, nothing. Reality is much more extraordinary than the virtual one if you want to see that. And no, you do not need anything from the online platform to bring into the real word just to make you feel less comfortable or more desired. Life is full of surprises, and mystery and awesome experiences; you just need to discover them.
Third think that needs to be emphasize is that online always gets to you faster than offline. What?! Well, listen! You see a commercial faster than you see a magazine, nowadays the majority do not buy magazines at all; and then, you pay the bills online because it is faster, you write to a friend rather than call him, you open a word document rather than a notebook or scroll down in Facebook rather than go out in the park. This is commodity, which is not good. What companies should do is let you the choice, make you pay more for being online more than 4 hours per day, pay for all the applications, and a lot of others things. But, they have been doing the contrary… they have proven that mobile phones can have a bigger battery, laptops as well, they made all the applications free, they even pay you to spend time online doing surveys so, sincerely I do not think that modern companies are going to do anything to improve our life. They are going to think in their benefit that is for sure. If there is somebody helping people to give up to this online-flue are themselves, I mean people who recognized they spend too much time online, they play too much and do not get out or who post too much.
From my point of view, I think world needs a strong strategy in order to evolve as we are expecting. I am saying that you cannot work 8 hours in an office on the computer and then go home and spend another 6 hours online too just because you can and you like it. No! Try to improve your life style, diversity is the key, take risks and be happy. The strategy the world needs is very simple: do not give too much, just how it is necessary. It is not normal that in 50 years, technology has grown that fast, we can do whatever we want, as little as flying alone, but we are not far away from that either. We need to take things slower, people do not get used to something and it is already vintage, old, unfashioning. Why not try to rectify the old phone, or car, or laptop, not to improve it and add another button, or a bigger battery just so you can sell them and make money. Where are we heading to?
I strongly think that technology is unstoppable, and it offers us an experience and an obsession in the meanwhile, that we learn to love. We take it for granted, thinking that we are what and who we want but it keeps buying our time, our friends, and our lives for free. Internet knows almost everything about us without stealing anything. These experiences could be brought to reality if people would be more honest to each other without feeling the need to hide behind plasma. Companies should organize meetings for different themes, like, for players, for vloggers, for readers, for bikers, in the real world.
Only if you want to minimalize the virtuality you will succeed, if not nobody can.
The healthy line between those two is 5% of your activity time is on virtual and other 95% on reality. I think that on the media sites we should encounter only feeds that are related with our daily activity and now all the ads that occur when you try to search for something. I think that we should bring the power to connect with other people in reality, like the web connects the computers and the free acces to the information is strictly needed. A company can pay you for spending less time on the reality and banning you for exceeding the 1 hour a day on the web when you really don't need this. Companies could hire social experts to spend time with young people and take them into the nature, organize different out-going trips and try to solve problems in nature; observe it and learn from it. For example , some engineering students can practice some life simulations of building something from a beaver or from the work of ants , or from the bees. These I think, can teach young people to inhabit the power of the group and that everyone has its own duty to accomplish .
The healthy line between virtual world and reality depends primarily from the purpose we use internet. The virtual world introduces a lot of possibilities. Some of them are:
- To learn languages.
- To compare the price of goods we want to purchase.
- To seek jobs.
- We could also create our own online business, if we don’t have enough funds for offline one.
Considering this, spending couple of hours daily, could be even helpful for us.
It is highly riskful to use the virtual world for satisfying our unsatisfied needs. Such needs as: lack of social contacts, boredom (lack of hobby), sense of inferiority. In this case, even though if we spent less time using the web, the propensity to addict is higher.
Modern company can help young people by creating an opportunity for satisfying above listed necessities. This can happen when virtual and real world cooperate.
My idea is the following:
To elaborate a social application, in which every person can enter and fill out a test (created in cooperation with psychologists), that will define in what field we have interest. This could be hobby or other activity. After we receive the result (with the help of gps), we receive location of the nearest: education center, place where we can apply our hobbies and etc. Hereby people can: study languages, dance, sport, gain experience in certain field, for less money. How does this work?
In the developed application are participating firms, which agreed to work on preferential prices.
Why they should do this?
-Increased attendance and promotion of their business.
-Improving of their image.
-Leading firms in the country (worked with most people) will have a top position in the application.
-Boost their business.
In my opinion, happiness is hidden in finding out our own potential and to discover a cause, which inbreathes us.
To be happy is a choice that we make. Start today!
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The solution I have devised with my friend tackles a few areas of office life, which could be improved, and therefore young employees would interact less with virtual reality and social media. Young people will be motivated by more social interaction at work and being given an opportunity to develop their creative potential and social skills along with their professional experience and knowledge.
My name is Danielė Kieraitė and I am from Vilnius, Lithuania. I am 17 years old. I think my ideas could help your company to reduce young people time in a virtual world. And I hope that you like them.
We live in innovative world. New inventions in education and in medicine improved human IQ, saved million's people's life's and created better world.
On the other hand, new inventions have some bad habits. There are lots of social networking sites where people spend most of their time. Social networking sites reduced our social interactions to other person eye to eye. People can't talk to each other without a phone in their hands. Most of scholar's education became poor, because they can't concentrate their attention to the lesson. They think about their phones most of their time.
In my opinion your company can change this situation and I have some ideas how to do that:
Now I will explain my ides. First of all I will tell you about an advertisement.
I will give you example, how I imagine this type of advertisement. It can be shown as a person's life story. In the beginning, there can be a boy or a girl who can't put a mobile phone down of their hands. Parents are telling him or her to put a phone down, but child can't do that. Because virtual world is more interesting than reality. All advertisement could show that child's until he or she grows up life phases. One day, when that child become an adult he or she discovers that he or she has a cancer. Than there are showing all his or her cancer phases with all details, especially wounds, physical and psychological pain, until he or she dies. This advertisement would show people virtual world price. Advertisement couldn't be allowed to turn off, until a person, who wants to enter his or her profile in a social networking site or watch a youtube clip won't watch advertisement till the end.
Another my idea is to make a worldwide day without smart phones. In this day people in all around the world should celebrate attending in various interesting events in their cities without a smart phone. Events would be like like massive streets dances, demonstrations, free concerts, free theater performances, fairs, friendly competitions with a funny and cute prizes. This day's culmination would be that people in all around the world in the same time in their country capitals would say their wish to other countries and be filmed by the journalists. These wishes would be shown in the TV's new's show in all the world. And this worldwide celebration without a smart phone day would be in every year in the same time, like other celebrations as Christmas or Easter.
I think a film should be about how and what health problems people gain using their computers and smart phones too much. These health problems should be shown without any embellishes. Film must be shown in all countries schools.
In my opinion we need to make some changes in a world's education system. These changes should concentrate in a student's personal growth, forming him or her as a person, who knows which things are good, which not. Visiting in citizen's trouble places like jails, retirement's home's, animal's shelter, homeless shelter, hospitals, children's house, can help students to become better persons and know the real life's values. Schools should make an order to visit students in citizen's trouble places at least 1 time per month. This can help them to see a life from different perspective and put their smart phone away at least for some time.
Another my offer about changes in education system is that: if a student want to have a high school graduation diploma, he must have worked some hours for civil society without any fee. It means, that student would have work in citizen's trouble places as a volunteer. Otherwise he or she may not receive high school graduation diploma and won't be able to study in a college or a university. This option would help to reduce young students spending time in a virtual world, see real life problems and create better society.
One thing that drives me nuts, it's when I am with my friends and they are all over their smartphone. They receive notifications all the time and they will be checking the phone immediately. For this type of situations, we could create an app that would turn the phone into a dumbphone, leaving only the option to receive calls, because of emergencies. This app would use bluetooth to know if you are with your friends. Of course that you would to add their devices first, what should be easy to do by challenging them, and if you turn off the bluetooth, the smartphone will remain locked. Only if the bluetooth is turned on and if the smartphone does not detect the other smartphones, you will be able to unlock it. This way we will be able to give attention to the ones that deserve it. It is inevitable to stop using them, we have only be able to choose the right moment to use them and not let them "eat" all of our attention. This solution is easy to implant, very broad, does not take to much time getting it to work, it should be easy create an app to do this and can be implanted long term. This will be providing quality time, in times that people are easily distracted.
The problem for humans is not an hour a day on the social network, but in many cases almost no or minimal real interaction with other people, what is clearly influenced by technology. Mobile phones, computers, tablets- all of it subconsciously force us to spend time in the virtual world. This is the reason why more young people do not have a partner and why it increases the amount of stress and depression. Therefore, the communication between people should be delegated from the " facebook conversation" to "face to face". It intensifies the work communication and also improve teamwork. The company should organize at least once in 4-6 weeks joint action, where will not be allowed to have a cell phone or tablet. For example, the company can organize a one-day bus trip for its employees, with the reimbursement of a certain percentage of travel costs. During the journey the team leader can open the discussion on possible improvements in the company, which will make employees feel they are part of decision-making. There is a lot of options that the company can provide for its employees. Important is to make the experience and work relations unforgettable.
MAKE YOUR WORLD ALIVE
Keywords: senses( touch, taste, smell, hearing); make memories; grab your time; community building
Targeting: 18-25 years old people
Short film: about a group of people who are exploring weekday activities, make their senses alive, breathing fresh air, talking with each other while the make memories in the real world. They also can use their smartphone to ask others to join them, they can post some photos or video different kind of platforms like Instagram or Facebook but in this way the virtual world has a connection function(not disconnection). In that way we can show that how to use the technical world to make your real life better.
First of all, younger population (90s kids - millenials) has grown with virtual world in their everyday reality and their parents have not, so we can not have the same solution for different ages - but we can try to make two different worlds help each other! I know I help my mother everyday with her facebook account and she helps me remember that when we are having family lunch together I shouldn't be looking at my phone.
Healthy line is different for every individual, but my opinion is that with a bit of understanding we can make good things happen :)
We sholud more compliment and talk with each other (not just like each others posts on facebook)
A modern company should work on (ironically) sponsored fake commercials on social media with catchy slogan that is intended for people who are often active on their profiles. The fake commercial should lead to people to an event that is organized in nature, or maybe a page that has tips and tricks how to have an awesome time without using your phone.
Meeting requests - there should be a rule that before you plan to send a meeting request for business, talk with your coworkers/associates on the phone or even better live.
Make contacts with online, but learn and expeirience them in real life.
live in reality
This will happen if companies create time for its employees to bond through playing games
Letting them have alittle time breaks while working. Appreciate each other no matter the positions in the company. Have fun together after work on fridays and celebrate each others birthdays
We are living in 21st century so Internet and social network has a huge impact and importance in our life. Peoples from all over the world spend too much time for this but, this way aren't we missing/forgetting our real life experiences, Sport, friends and family?
This is what exactly happening today as shown in picture. We don't have time for family friends and other more.
I am from the South East Asian corner of the world, where children use to hear story from their grandone. Meanwhile I saw 6/7 years old child from Europe hanging on mobile (social network) and Grandone needs a caregiver or someone else to spend their time. The point is if we can collaborate them in the same time children and youth can get knowledge and life experiences from Grand one. By this way our old age citizen can spend their day putting smile on face.
There are some several ideas on my mind, but I am not sure how much it will applicable to service provider.
NOTE: Grandone means old-individual, whoever lives in our society.
Soulution 1. Social Networks and devices (mobile phones,tablets,computers...) should have the timer of use in some corner so users can see how much time they are realy spending on virtual reality and how much time they are spending in the Real World.
Soulution 1.+2.Those Timers should also have an option to remind those that use too much of their time on devices and Social networks that they need to rest,meditate or do some yoga ,maybe even block them from using those devices or social networks with some not removeable pop ups with a countdown timer, where they can choose some music for meditation with a black screen or some parks,lakes/places with beautiful nature nearby or some socialising events,yoga centers...
The technology is something that more people are starting to like,and some company's take the technology to the next level:VR,3D.
But sometimes it's gets to a part that you don't notice,but the technology is consuming you.
Modern company's should try doing things like telling to people socialize more and Inc.
People should do posts talking about what's going bad on their life,that's why we must socialize more with each other to know the person better.
Maybe put timers on the VRS or virtual materials are the best solutions.
Some company's always show new products and sometimes people get out of control sometimes they always want the newest product and that just make people get more addicted to the technology
Can we use a powerpoint presentation for the challenge? :D
Hi! I think that I have an idea with how we can save our entire world. We all know what Tor means and we all know that there is selling a lot of drugs, which literraly can never be really stopped, and in this area will be more, and more people just because they are not educated about that. Simply think, if the gouverment will sell the drugs like their stuff, in target areas? Drugs tested, and clean, builded in a clean area. We know that this war against drugs will never be gained! There are millions of dollars which money are going to the wars, or to the bad guys, What will be if all the profits will pe keeped for 40 years? And wi will not let the fucking wars or ISIS to be paid with this money and after 40 years of selling drugs, do you think that all that money will be enough for all the hungry from the planet? those money will escape all the world, and with those money we can learn people about drugs, like Portugal are doing, and we will offer anythink for everyone! We will have enough money for building robots to do all the jobs for human, and we will have anythink everywhere. Just for 40 years!! And we will save all further generations! Project Venus can pe sustained with this money! Hope you will understand that this think cand really owrk! And is for the good of all the planet!
Let's do it! This is the only way to escape. And will work!
To start with, I would like to start saying that I consider myself a sports-lover. I love group-activities and any sport related with nature.
But as a newly employee, with a schedule from 8 to 5, I don't find the time to go to a local gym, to run outside or even to go to the park for a walk.
I thought about this problem in the last two weeks, and how should I start working out outside, now that the spring is finally here and the days will be longer.
What I would love from my company to offer, is 30 min a day working out during a break, or some organized sports activity during the weekend. I see through my collegues a lot of single, wanting to hang out kind of people, and I find myself between them too. I think it would be more than amazing if companies could spare a room to turn it into a mini gym, even if you're working out with videos from YouTube, or you are doing some exercises you saw on the internet. It's really important for the people to feel a sort of bonding and to hang out with close people.
A sort of gym at the working place would also spare a lot of time for the employees.
In the place I work, we already have a fruit-Monday. And it really is a success.
I think people would be really interested in more days like this, a fruit day, a vegetable day, nuts day, and maybe twice a week a working out together.
And a plus, some organized activities together during the weekend( going to the pool, playing tenis, running in the park) etc.
As a plus, the companies could implement some courses on confidence and self-esteem, the importance of working-out and the importance of a healthy nutrition.
Well , the healthy line between reality and virtual world is that people sometimes stick in the traffic and standing under the rays of the sun in their cars or outside and that cause some effects on our health like pressure and getting dizzy instead of going to the virtual word and ordering what they want.
If there is something should be brought back is the time that we spend although the spent time is not an issue because every minute passages in the virtual word is precious and useful. For instance Facebook. We use facebook just to contact, have fun or wasting time as most of us think but actually even if we mean not to learn any thing, the truth is we are learning from seeing the latest news, the new vocabulary and even more we become professional of using the device with no idea such like typing.
The company can help young people to lower the amount by creating or inventing a new technology or kind of apps better than the existed ones utilized to help learners to accomplish their assignments as a part of their study used daily and by that young learners will start to lower the amount of time in the virtual world by themselves. The reason behind that is no one likes to spend his/her full day in a virtual world.
What can bring back from virtual world to reality is absolutely nothing because the acheivements of the human race have mainted a huge change in the world and by that we would not like to bring back what we have acheived before in order to keep our progress moving to the front not to the back.
Finally, I think most of the companies are doing well but not their best and I suggest that companies should strengthen their motives by providing compitetions full of chances to win a prize to the public and by that the public will be motivited to involve their thoughts and ideas in the competition exactly just like what your company does.
I hope that will answer your questions and I really appreciate your new idea to attract the majoritys attention.
In the 21 century there is just no line. I've always said that we shouldn't begin things from step one, but from zero. What do I mean there is too much violence and intolerance all over the word. We live in the of individual human being, and yet the individual is not always accepted. That creates fear of hurt, of rejection, of making a mistake. The social network is that kind of safe place- wrong coment can be deletted, a friend could be "unfriended" without having to talk to him of her about it. We fear each other and that why we use technology to try and save ourselfs from hurt, dissapointment, making a mistake. So where is the zero here you would ask and where is your solution. So the zero is that we are still human beings. We will get hurt, we will face intolerance, violence and we will most defenetly make a mistake. And just to peove it I did't check my grammar and so on and will have made a many mistakes, because I use english for the last time 5 years ago. What could we do to reduse the use of social media, well that is simple- to incourage, to guide and to give up when something feels wrong. To allow ourself to just be humans and stop acting like anything more just because it's modern. If the solution should be practical I would say that if I was a manager of a company I would do so: I would allow all my employees to use it all day long and give a bonus only to those who don't. I would just say: Hello everyone I know you' ve been working hard, and you've being checking your accounts secretly, so from now on you can do it. I don't unless it's in my break or work related so to those of you who choose to follow my example there will be a bonus, because you"re working like a boss. All they have to do is make young people see that succesfull and wellpaid people live in reality and leave the fears behind.
Dear board, my name is Cyntia Maries and I'm 19 years old. I think I know the answer.
Being 19 give me the opportunity to see and feel what I would need to be in the present. The millennials are not just texting and surfing the internet, they are living in the phones. There is their life, memories, friends, music, shops. And how cand you blame us, is magical. It gives us all the things that we need, all the information that the generation X reed it from the books.
There is no line between reality our virtual world became our reality. To live in the real world, we expect that life to be better than our internet experience. For me the solution would be traveling for makeing friends, memories, learning, seeing, understanding what the world can offer. Make it a group, not everyone being a piece of a puzzle working alone, make it work together, in different places. I think if you take a man that plays Counter Strike and take him to Irak to see what kids left with their parents dead next to them, no water, no home, no food, no heath, no education, it would change his way of thinking.
In order to be in reality, we have to feel the reality, so much of us is taking with persons across the globe ? on social media, because we can't be there, as simple as that. I think that working with other companies across the globe and changing experience, or even giving the opportunity to work there, maybe you'll change people life. Get people socializing in real world make a marathon, and bring people from africa there and get your people working in africa. It can be expensive but that's the reason we are on our phone. Real world often limits us extremely much.
This ideea you can impliment right now, take your top employers and show them that reality is so much better and fun , go to Dubai and do what you do best !! Take a team from Dubai and mix it together with your team learn something interesting about eachothers and then make two teams and rase to the best performances! Good luck and send me some photos, real ones !!???????
There is no doubt that in recent time the power od virtual worl is condidered to be main thing since even somebody beleive that they have to spend 50% of thier life in virtual anothers for real life. Imrovement in technology give us many chance, many people are not interesting to work in real life they want to earn money in the internet they can not accapt life without virtuality. However, If you read many books even you try to learn how to be rich in real life it is not enough for manager you have to read book as time with using interenet, yet when you wamt to get job after graduation, you can not achaive your good job without using internet, Manager also require you to must learn like Microsoft and using internet.It is deffinetly so difficult to find somethinh which should be brought from internet to real life, becouse we are seeing that it increase our result amd our achaivment, we are using internet to calculate somethng, we are taking more information if we do not understamd something like watching some helpful you tobe canal.Actualy, now many companies try to help young people to use virtual lower becouse of being unhealthy in such case
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It is really interesting question .most of the people use social network for their entertainment and business purpose .but most of the youth spend their important time in social network only for fun.they are wasting their time.because they have not interest in their study .even they always think about that is life.it is the main reason people have degree but they do not have knowledge about their study what they are reading .the solution of these problem is that we can change over bad habit into good habits .we can use these social network for knowledge purpose or business purpose. because it is platform for youth how can we use this social network for business purpose .we can use YouTube for learning purpose instead of seen funny videos or fun .because YouTube is a best way to learn anything .the solution of these problem is that educate people how to use these social network for skill development rather then use chatting or fun.my English is not too good please bear with me .
Posielam Vám návrh na riešenie tohto problému v programe Power Point. Ďakujem za umožnenie zúčastniť sa na tomto projekte.
My solution is explained in the attached pdf file.
Osnova mojich nápadov:
Dúfam, že sa Vám moje nápady páčili a považujete ich za kreatívne. Viac sa dozviete v priloženom dokumente.
Moje řešení je finanční mobilní hra, která bude budovat finanční gramotnost nenásilnou hravou a dost možná virální formou :) Více v dokumentu.
My solution for Generali is a video game. Through simulation of real life situations young people can face how to be responsible, independent, how money works, why do they need to know how to work with money.
Community Partnership Program
By: Kaja Thiele
Financial Literacy is an important issue that I believe can be tackled through quality education of children and youth. Research has found that financial education can have a meaningful impact on financial behavior and well-being. For financial education to be effective it should employ a variety of strategies that combine the teaching of financial theory along with providing opportunities for financial decision making. Although personal finance classes offered in high schools would be the best solution, they would require large amount of planning and financial input from the board of education who may not necessarily see financial literacy as a priority for the time being.
My solution is to create a community partnership program that will connect high schools with financial advisors who are willing to volunteer two hours a month to lead financial workshops at local high schools. This is a mutually beneficial arrangement that will be discussed in more detail below:
Benefits for financial institutions:
- Engagement with the community
- Opportunity for a more complex form of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) that includes "actions that appear to further some social good, beyond the interests of the firm and that which is required by law"
- A larger base of educated consumers who will know what their financial options are once they enter adulthood
- Satisfaction from volunteering
Benefits for schools:
- Access to highly knowledgeable educators who are practitioners in their field and aware of the economy as well as financial trends
- Lower cost due to not having to invest in teacher training
- Ensuring a better more financially stable future for their students
Benefits for students
- Awareness of financial strategies
- Being critical and educated consumers
- Confidence about their future
- Financial stability in the future
Suggested form of workshop/classes:
The exact materials that would be used during these workshops/classes should be decided upon collaboratively by experienced teachers and financial advisors. The most effective approach as defined by past research is experiential learning. A few suggestions for incorporating financial education into an interactive lesson full of learning experiences is as follows.
- Students are presented with information about interest rates, types of accounts and banking fees to then research and critically examine different bank offers and choose one that suits their needs while considering the above-mentioned information.
- Students are presented with information regarding insurance fraud and other types of financial fraud and are then presented with various offers and that they must navigate through to spot warning signs that will enable them to effectively reject fraudulent and suspicious documents and contracts.
- Different forms of investment are explained to students through an interactive presentation that takes their prior knowledge into account: trusts, bonds, savings accounts, and the stock market are explained. Students are then given a project in which they receive a sum of fictional money that they must invest and keep track of the growth (or loss) of their investment in a table. This can be done in groups that compete with one another, a winner can be declared after a set amount of time. A similar project can be done with mortgages.
These are just a couple suggestions, there are plenty of lesson plans and teaching resources available online.
This is only an outline of an idea that I would gladly elaborate on and provide exact references and justification for the choice of experiential learning, community partnerships and corporate social responsibility. I would also love to work on the implementation of such a project, as it is related to my field of study. I would like to work in Generali.
Here is my solution to you. Hope you like it as I have good time doing it.
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“HOW WOULD YOU INCREASE FINANCIAL LITERACY.”
HOW WOULD YOU INCREASE FINANCIAL LITERACY.
Financial education is increasingly important, and not just for investors. It is becoming essential for the families trying to decide how to balance its budget, buy a home, fund the children’s education or to ensure an income when the parents retire. Of course people have always been responsible for managing their own finances on a day to day basis, spend on a holiday or save for new furniture but recent developments have made financial education and awareness increasingly important for financial well-being. Marcolin and Abraham (2006) identiﬁed the need for research focused speciﬁcally on measurement of ﬁnancial literacy.
But what is the meaning of Financial Literacy? Here is the definiton: The standard deﬁnition of literacy developed by the Literacy Deﬁnition Committee and used by the National Adult Literacy Survey is “using printed and written information to function in society, to develop one’s knowledge and potential” (Kirsch et al. 2001, pg. 3) Without an understanding of basic financial concepts, people are not well equipped to make decisions related to financial managements. People who are financially literate have the ability to make informed financial choices regarding saving, investing, borrowing, and more.
How Literate Are We?
Research conducted for the OECD’s study on financial education indicates that the level of financial literacy is low in most countries, including in developed countries. In Japan, for instance, 71% of adults surveyed knew nothing about investment in equities and bonds, while surveys in the US and Korea found that high school students failed a test designed to measure students’ ability to choose and manage a credit card or save for retirement.
No matter how financially literate you are, the important point is always to improve this skill set. The information is up to you. The issues involved continuously shift are so complex that there is always something new to learn and understand.
Does Financial Literacy Matter? Why Is Financial Education Important?
People with relatively high financial literacy also tend to have a few things in common, behindhand of where they live. Adults who use formal financial services like bank accounts and credit cards typically have higher financial knowledge, regardless of their income. Financial literacy was measured using questions assessing basic knowledge of four constitutional concepts in financial decision-making: knowledge of interest rates, interest compounding, inflation, and risk diversification. Two examples may help epitomize the point.
First, complex global financial markets make the 21st century different from previous eras. There are more financial products from which to choose among with a wider array of features – the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage is no longer “standard” and checking accounts require more choice than just “what color do you want your checks?”
Second, the burden for financial security in later life has shifted from employers to employees with the decrease in defined benefit pensions, an increase in the use of 401k’s, and a more fluid job market that in previous generations – all serving to increase the level of individual responsibility for retirement savings.
Naturally we seek to learn not just how much people know, but also how financial literacy matters over the life cycle. Intertemporal economic choice models posit that people formulate acceptance about their lifetime resources and make expenditure decisions on those foreseen resources, rather than simply based on current income. Some degree of forward-looking perspective is required, so that people can save to effortless consumption over their lifetime. Yet implementing such life cycle model would require taking a stand on a host of assumptions about preferences and risk aversion as well as discount rates, expectations about lifetime income streams and capital market returns, borrowing possibilities, and income shocks most of which are not particularly easily measured in experimental data.
Globally Statistics Of Financial Literacy.
According to the latest statistics, the countries with the highest financial literacy rates seems to be Australia, Canada, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Israel, the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, and the United Kingdom, where about 65 percent or more of adults are financially literate. On the other end of the spectrum, South Asia is home to countries with some of the lowest financial literacy scores, where only a quarter of adults—or fewer— are financially literate.
Not surprisingly, financial literacy rates differ enormously between the major advanced and emerging economies in the world. On average, 55 percent of adults in the major advanced economies–Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom, and the United States–are financially literate . But even across these countries, financial literacy rates range widely, from 37 percent in Italy to 68 percent in Canada.
If you are financially illiterate, it is absolutely in your best interest to change that situation. To make it realize you need advice that taps into your motivation, or what really matters to you. Intelligibly, if you would prefer not to learn financial literacy through regrettable circumstances, start with ciphering out what financial literacy means to you. Underestimate your current level of financial literacy. In this context I would like to show some basic recommandations, as following below;
Also obey the speculative statements. Knowledge is power. Economics is an Ocean and we all are a 'drop' in it! It is a Social Science. The more you learn, the more assurance you will gain and thus you will be using your logic as to how to make your investments deliberately.
I typically recommend that those looking to learn more about personal finance literacy start by reading these two books listed below, on which I personally gained an extraordinary information guide based in finance;
You need to learn to manage your finances better. You need to always live on no more than 90% of your income. People have a tendency to live on 105% of their costs and no matter how much they make they will spend more than they make.
Improving financial literacy should be a first-order involvement for policy-makers, with potential gains not only for the individuals who would benefit directly, but also for their family members. While financial education is important, it is only one pillar of an acceptable financial policy to improve financial literacy and access to financial services. Financial education should also go hand-in-hand with improving access to financial markets and services. Access to financial services is a compelling issue in many emerging economies, as well as for significant groups in OECD countries, such as minorities who do not have bank accounts. Governments are clearly informed of the need to improve financial literacy.
One key element for the future is advise consumers that they need financial education and enabling them to access it. Also important is better financial education in schools. Today’s school-leavers need to be a lot more financially literate than even their parents were if they are to administer their personal finances successfully through life. The role of financial institutions in arrange financial education, needs to be better defined and further promoted. More work is clearly needed to establish ways of measuring the success of financial education programmes, and governments need to invest time and money in appraise them.
 Policy Brief, “The Importance of Financial Education”, July 2006, pg.1.
 J.Houston Sandra, “The journal of consumer affairs”, pg. 296.
 Policy Brief, “The Importance of Financial Education”, July 2006, pg, 4.
 S. Mitchell Olivia, Lusardi Annamaria, “FINANCIAL LITERACY AROUND THE WORLD: AN OVERVIEW”, June 2011, pg,7.
 M. Hogarth Jeanne, Financial Education and Economic Development, Federal Reserve Board, U.S.A, November 2006, pg.1
 S. Mitchell Olivia, Lusardi Annamaria, “FINANCIAL LITERACY AROUND THE WORLD: AN OVERVIEW”, June 2011, pg,7.
 S. Mitchell Olivia, Lusardi Annamaria, “FINANCIAL LITERACY AROUND THE WORLD: AN OVERVIEW”, June 2011, pg,8.
 Klapper Leora, Lusardi Annamaria, Peter van Oudheusden, “Financial Literacy Around the world, Insights From The Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services”, Global Financial Literacy Survey, pg 8.
These days’ kids get used to spending money for everything. Thanks to mom and dad I can never hit the bottom. But it comes the day when you don’t have an unlimited bank near yourself. When hard times like this one come, we start to think about what exactly means to work with money.
To prevent such situations, we should start educating kids from 5th grade. I think that 10-12 years old will be able to acquire the material step by step starting with a game. Once in 2 weeks, their teachers can show them a presentation where the main character ends up in different crisis situations. Through its journey, the kids will help it to “survive”. And at the end of every “chapter”, there will be a lesson for a conclusion. This way the kids will learn the basics of how they should work with money. In addition to this, they will be able to get in their parents’ position and understand the meaning of “we can’t afford this”.
We can talk life to change crisis in high-school. Small inattention in signing a contract, illness in the family or a car accident that can bring people into misery. For this, I suggest a representative of a bank should give a lecture. Before the lecture starts talking, he/she should hand out some contracts and tell students to sign them. After saying a few words what is the contract about and receiving their signatures he/she can gather the contracts and tell them what a bad deal they have made. You should stress them a little bit to make them listen. If we tell them “you received a cute dog in return you must clean the streets for the rest of your lives. Congratulations!” they will be interested. You can also organize meetings with representatives of insurance companies. They will give them information on how these types of companies work. Give your best to make the meetings out of school. Otherwise, it will be “just another lecture that we have to listen to”.
Another way to catch their attention is to make mini-cards (or booklets) with QR codes. On every page, you set the topic, give information and let them scan the code that will open an URL-address on their phones/tablets. Whether you hide a game or presentation behind this QR code is your choice. *In the presentation, you can see an example of how the info should be structured on every page.
Giving you these ideas and examples I hope you will be able to accomplish your goal.
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Všechna videa, fotky a písně jsou komerčně využitelný.
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Dexter Britain - 05 - Seeing The Future
Rád bych pracoval v Generali.
S pozdravem a přáním pěkného dne,
This could be used as a game at schools/universities/open doors’ days...
Ask a person if they usually fit their budget, if yes then they don’t have any problems, and this is not made for them.
So it is kind of a CARD GAME..
The purpose is to save the biggest amount of money and to stay with the better welfare (=fulfill a dream or some dreams), (if a person has a „happy” emotion he has to improve it to „amazed”, etc).
The game’s purpose is to make the players think how they can earn money, how not to spend on something they do not really need, how to save some money and how to fulfill their dreams and become financially independent.
There are SEVEN types of cards:
Cards with the amount of the participants’ budget (they could be printed or the person can write it by himself), (=their pocket money / salary per week);
Cards with the participants’ dreams/wishes with its’ costs (has to be filled by the person), (examples: visit another country / buy something / pay for something, etc);
Cards with participants’ real costs per week with money equivalent (rent / bills / meals out / shopping / doctors etc), (has to be filled by the person, plus prepared ones like „new pc/shoes/dress/ or a dinner/party with friends”, every real situation how young people spend money, but everything has to be doubled/tripled due to that it’s supposed to represent a whole week);
Cards with emergencies (about this participants do not know, but those costs should be more obligatory.. any unexpected costs like a dentist’s visit or a broken car / pc / iron, etc);
Cards with options how to get money (can be prepared in advance, but better be filled by the participants during the game (asking parents for money is not acceptable), they can write just they ways how they could get money by working, borrowing (but paying back is obligatory).. they receive blank cards, if anyone comes up with an idea, they write it down with an approximate payment, the game’s host evaluates how real it is);
Cards with emotions (prepared in advance; there are people who are satisfied with their money flow and others, who try, but fail to save some of it), the players receive it in the beginning of the game;
Cards for options how to reduce the costs (participants have blank cards, if at the moment when they have to choose to pay or not a cost, they can think a way how to reduce the price, then they write it down, the host evaluates it and decides how much the participant should pay then);
THE PROCESS OF THE GAME:
How to start: \
First they do not know anything about the cards.
A person receives the amount of his pocket money.
The person imagines a situation as if he lives the same life.
He takes/receives a card from the pack of costs & emergencies (they have to be mixed).. then he decides if he has to or wants to pay it, or if there is a way how to make this costs smaller, he acts following the instruction (pays/passes/chooses the alternative and saves some money).. if he decides to pay the full price he keeps the card, but gives the amount of money it needs. If it is about buying something, the person can keep the card for two rounds and decide if he really needs it!
Then the game continues.. meanwhile if he thinks about an income (like an extra job, for example tutoring or translating, or starting a part-time job) where or how to get more money, he writes it on a peace of paper and again it has to evaluated by the host (if the participant is able to do it and if the amount of money he seeks to get is real).
And then the player receives an emergency (like a doctor’s visit or his car is broken, or he has to pay a fine anything what he does not expect) then it is his decision how to pay it (if he still has enough of money or maybe he can borrow money (short-term, everything has to be returned in a month) (this is the moment when they have to understand that there are unexpected moments for which they should be always prepared).
When the „week” ends he has to count how much (if so) he has left, multiply it by four, give back all the debts, then the host multiplies it by 12 (a whole year) and sees who is the winner (who may be able to fulfill his dream)...
I can not write costs / prices in numbers because for each country they are different.
This game can be presented as a card game or an application.
I would like to work in Generali.
This are my ideas in the presentation below :)
Hello, my name is Nickie Vandenbrouck.
I am a first year International Relations Student at the Metropolitan University in Prague and I believe we can motivate young people to be financially responsible by including personal and household finance in high school curricula, and by encouraging the use of financial trackers on mobile devices linked to your local bank account.
The first solution presented in this submission might be slightly harder - and less profitable - to put into practice than the second, but it is clearly the most important and effective solution there is; We learn all these things in high school that supposedly prepare us for the real wold, but in the mean time no one teaches us how to do the important stuff like how to pay your bills, how to take care of our insurance, and how to take care of our household finically. It is like we are just thrown into a pool which we call "the real world" without even learning how to swim ... this is why I believe we should include a program within our high school education to help us understand how to navigate the world of finance and our future.
The second solution may already have some examples on the App Store market, but I believe that these apps need a lot of perfecting still.
I use an application for example called "Wallet" to track my finances, but in my own experience it is sometimes very difficult to maintain it for multiple reasons;
1) I am a mix apple/android user and most applications lack compatibility with other brands
or even devices like iPad or tablets, which is something that needs to be addressed.
2) Me and my partner live together so sometimes he goes shopping with my wallet and vice
versa, but since the application does not allow for joint accounting I always end up with
holes in my tracking, which could be avoided if joint accounting were possible.
3) The application offers a link with your bank account, but since its head quarters are
mostly in the US it is difficult and near to impossible to get your local bank on that list,
that is why we either have to encourage banks to get in contact with already existing
applications or we should create our own application based in Europe that establishes
these connections itself.
With the second solution of course comes the responsibility of promoting these type of applications by encouraging local banks to inform the youth about the existence of these apps and/or to create similar applications themselves including budget guidelines and other educational options.
This was my first submission on Challengest and I hope you have appreciated my take on this issue, thank you for your attention.
You can start an Investment Club
The purpose of an investment club is to learn about investing in stocks and to make a return on investments. This is a long-term commitment for a group of ten to fifteen individuals who want to learn about the stock market through investments in stocks. The National Association of Inventors Corporation is a nonprofit organization that offers investment education and practical investing experience through investment clubs.
Another good idea is to help Your Kids to Learn
Open a savings account and teach your kids how to save. Starting to learn about money management when young is key to improving financial literacy as an adult. Organizations like Jump Starts Coalition Personal Financial Literacy , a national coalition of organizations, tries to improve the financial literacy of K-12 and college students through advocacy, research, standards, and educational resources.
this solution was created out of idea that people learn from people and situations. that is why i came up with this three steps.
Step 1: video presentation of people (young or old who have increased their wealth through wealth creation and who are consider success financially or they are on their way). Do an informal video/ interview asking questions like, Do you consider your self a financial literate? how old did you start learning about finance or money? what are the things you have put to work that you would say added to your success? did you learn financial literacy from books or tape or mentoring? what has been or what is your biggest financial challenge? what would you tell you people about money? and at the end of every interview/ video let them say "you too can do it". After doing this video put it out on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and other social media platform and make it go viral if possible. This leads to step two.
step 2: the challenge
this next phase is to challenge young working people who have seen this video (step 1) to learn the act of saving and investing their money, from the number of people who sign up to learn this act of wealth creation, 10 people should be selected ( individual should be selected based on why they would want this opportunity because their why would motivate them, they would make a video if they have to explaining why they would like to learn and go through this process). There are book and materials like richest man in Babylon, the millionaire next door etc. that talk about the benefit of saving and how to save and invest, this different books should be put together bu the facilitator and their lessons taking out and understood (understand what the author was saying and how it can be implemented). This selected individual would go through a 2-3 months learning, saving (saving their money, they should have a target of the amount they would like to save and why) and build not just their saving habit but them-self in their skills so the can earn more (that means the facilitator have encourage this young people to also develop their career). the facilitator have to have financial knowledge or researches on money management, debts management, self control not to spend more than you earn, budgeting, investing, mindset of a successful person, (one of the books to be studied or looked at should be "the power of the mind") . to this end, the Facilitator have to look for investing opportunity for this money that they (the 10 selected young people) have been saving to be invested in (investment opportunity). that is taking investing opportunity have to be explained and taught. they have to see their return to encourage them so long and short term investment should be considered.
the last step: which is for this young people who have learnt and develop themselves after 3 months suggest 5 young people each to this program (that is 50 new set of young people) to go through this process.
this steps can be done online (webinars or Facebook live) no need for a classroom setting.
why this would take months is because they have to save their money over time and put to work what they learn and an action become an habit after 21 days. this way you are sure they have the habit of saving and looking for opportunity to invest the right way.
We believe that invensting in education has the greatest results. At the very moment there is no working institution which socalize the youth to become responsible in personal finance. The most effective way to involve generation Z into education is through creating a gaming platform where they can compete and learn at the same time. Our digital solution brings joy into studying while creates greate awareness about financial literacy. Every student will have the opportunity to play in a virtual world where they have to solve real-life financial challenges. The greatest players will win prizes and also their schools at the end of the game. Having the opportunity to win the prize will mobilize the school's teachers to teach the students how to be responsible as well. Cooperation within schools can achieve the broadest impact.
I suggest that first of all one must know the price of "money". For knowing how to spend it , you must know how to gain it. I would put everyone in this situation to spend a month in place of every employer to face their duties and encounter new aspects of life. I would support them in not trying to obtain a load from a bank but instead to gather money . I would teach them to make a list with all the needs they can't live without and try to make a buget and see what is lest for other needs. I would let them to travel around the world to compare the value of other currencies and to understand the value of work exchanged for money.
HOW INCREASE FINANCIAL LITERACY?
Town of Cacak,Serbia
We live in a world where every new day brings changes of global proportions. The medias bombard us infinite amount of information, almost every second day come out new technological "miracle" in the market, and at all of that human needs grow. Companies and large enterprises are forced to think globally, a top manager has to be proactive in step with inovations.Reason for all of this is to achieve profitability. But every new product on the market awakens in people a new need, and need looking for financial resources. What makes the difference between the current generation and our grandparents? Response is in understanding the concepts of : Finance and economy. Often in the family,we can find a conflict between children and parents and in that word"save money". Today experience of money is on the wrong side. Money is not an end in itself, when viewed through the prism of luxury, then we are definitely in the wrong way. Of course it is a fact that the money is part of our everyday life and that without money we would not be able to improve our health, we would not be able to fix the stove, etc. But if we do not know how to control the flow of money and to shake hands with him, then we come to the financial crisis, and with it comes the depression and dissatisfaction. The question is: What next? The answer to this lies in the understanding of money as a way to make life easier for yourself, and not to spend it without any sense that we would have felt happy or fulfilled. Because money can not buy us unconditional love and desire for personal development.
1. Improve financial literacy
There are many resources at our fingertips to help improve our knowledge about making financial decisions. Of course, raising awareness of the importance of money and responsibility towards money, it can not happen overnight. This includes the development of critical thinking, reading books on personal development, practical experience and life lessons.
Begin to read the financial section of your local/regional newspaper.
Read finance and business newspapers like the Wall Street Journal and The Financial Times . Both provide insight into the domestic and global world of finance and business.
Search the internet: On this way ,we can find many online resources to increase our financial literacy. Many of the cable news networks have websites with a finance tab. Some educational resources provide tutorials that can cover single topics.
Listen to talk radio: Learn from callers’ questions and financial experts.
Use Financial Management Tools: Very good way to gain financial literacy is to have a finance management tool to your personal accounts. On the internet you can sign up for one of these services and connect your checking, savings, credit cards and mortgage. Financial management tools like Mint are great aids to improving financial literacy. These tools will also help manage your personal finances.Also this would be quality resource for managers at the different levels in the company or enterprise.
Course about Finance: Today, many colleges offer the possibility of learning about finances and financial statements. In this way it is possible to improve ourself in this area and use this knowledge in personal life.
Read the books about Finance and Financial Management: For example „Essentials Of Health Care Finance“ authors: William O.Cleverley and Andrew E.Cameron.
Junior Achievement Finance Park :This program helps students build financial skills by engaging them in experiential, hands-on learning opportunities on topics related to entrepreneurship, work readiness, and financial literacy. The on-site activities are managed in a dynamic environment outside the classroom. In this way, young people could talk to managers of large companies and financial experts .
2. Ways of better decision-making related to finance
1.Changing awerness about money
Today we are surrounded everywhere by propaganda with the slogan "Money is everything. You're lucky if you're rich and have a lot of money in your pocket." But it is precisely this attitude with the young people and the steps towards the path of pleasure and happiness, and doing jobs they do not like just to get to the money and slave.The main reason for that is belonging to the society and to make us accept as suitable for hanging. This money seen as a luxury and difficult achievement. But if we just look at the essence of the human being, we will realize that we have actually moved away to each other as human beings and that we mistakenly put environmental values. If happiness and satisfaction is understood as something that can be reached by working on ourselfs and our relationships with others, we will realize that money is only a means to simplify our lives. And if we do not work only for money, but if we do work that fulfills us and it seems that we are entering the most out of ourrself, then money comes with natural process.
2.Buying things that we really need
We can before going to the store or market to write down on paper all the things that are important and necessary for next days. In this way we will save money, and the house will not consist unnecessary things that we will eventually throw in a landfill. And this act creates additional damage: pollution load of nature and the natural environment.
3. Work on emotional intelligence and emphasis on cognitive behavioral
The biggest financial mistakes are made of affect, or when we take emotion and not thinking. Therefore, it is important that we do to ourselfs and to develop cognitive element.This means that before buying clothes or food products critically consider whether we need this thing and that will be of substantial help in the future. We should also avoid to go shopping when we are depressed or when have a bad day, because just then spend money on products or services that can give us the device and less on the card. And why make something that will later repent?
4. Start an Emergency Fund
No matter what our financial situation is right now we must begin to put money away on a consistent basis as an emergency fund. Whether we have student loans, high credit card debt, or just feel like we don’ t make enough money, not having an emergency fund is like driving a car with no brakes. There is absolutely No reason why we can’ t start saving NOW! Start with 1 or 100 euros; the key is to begin the habit so eventually it becomes automatic.
5. Pay Our Bills On Time
When we are late paying bills, we not only jeopardize our credit, but there are usually late fees and other financial penalties are the byproduct of disorganization. Who wants to receive an annoying call from some bill collector reminding you of an unpaid balance or get a nasty letter from a creditor? To avoid missed deadlines, set up some kind of reminder system. It doesn’t make sense to pay additional fees for bills that we can clearly avoid.
6. Unplug Appliances
Even when not used, appliances such as cell phone chargers, curling irons, coffee makers, microwaves and other appliances drain energy when plugged into wall sockets. Be sure to unplug appliances when they are not in use. Learn the art of saving energy and money and our electricity bill will significantly decrease, saving our some ends.
7. Set long-term financial goals.
If we can accomplish the above ten financial goals, we’re going to be in a great position financially compared to other 20-somethings. It’s now time to start thinking about longer-term financial goals. It could be saving up a certain amount for a down payment on a home or getting a certain net worth in your 40s. Whatever those goals are, write them down and start plugging away at them.
If we don’t already have a budget, now is the time to start. We need to get in control of where our money is going, as soon as possible so that we can get ourself on firmer financial ground. A few things to remember to make a successful budget:
o Be sure to account for all of our expenses, including ones that only come up once a year or so, like car registration fees and holiday gifts or fee for University programee.
o As we write our budget, look for expenses we can trim or eliminate altogether. Even if we’ve been paying for them up to now, remember that we are financially vulnerable. This is a serious situation and calls for some cutting back until we’ve got things under control.
o However, do allow yourself an allowance of money to spend on miscellaneous personal expenses to keep this plan sustainable in the long run. This doesn’t have to be a huge amount, many people do just fine on having $20 a week to blow on anything they wish.
9. Stop comparing yourself to your friends
Financial success is a marathon, not a race. Don’t compete for short-term wins with our friends when we have a lifetime to prepare for. This means that if we need to buckle down and pay off our student loans, then skip the travel or new car this year. Pay no attention to your friends. Your diligence, hard work, and intentional living will pay dividends (literally and figuratively).
10. Switch to frugal mode
The ability to kick into “super-saver mode” for a stint is vital when unexpected expenses come up or income suddenly drops. This could involve skipping taxis and taking public transportation, bringing sandwiches to work, stretching hair care products, switching to basic cable and “go phones,” getting a roommate, ride sharing, going to free concerts, and skipping restaurants to have friends over instead (with a dish in hand)—whatever it takes to make ends meet. Frugal mode helps you avoid resorting to credit cards in a crunch.
11. Grocery shopping without any additional costs
It means foods purchased directly from the manufacturer (excluding marketing costs and additional tax). In this way it achieves social impact-reducing prices of basic foods and quality for almost half, making them accessible and for members of vulnerable families. Also in this way local retailers can increase the profit. Sustainability -Principle reuse of packaging prevents the formation of two kilograms of waste per family per month and show carbon dioxide. This is a very important component, as per World Bank survey quantity of solid garbage will increase by 70% by 2025.
3. Responsibility for Our Life
We are totally responsible for our life. This is the principle we must embrace if we plan for happiness and success in life and work. Every problem can be explained away with reasons why they can’t affect the situation or the outcome, especially at work.But without taking responsibility, we're all the more likely to look at our career as a failure because we allowed any passing wind to blow you around, all the while blaming the wind for how things turned out.
The next time we catch ourself making an excuse, whether for the late project, the unmet goal, or the job we work, gently remind ourrself - no excuses. Spend our thought time planning our next successful venture.
Positive thinking becomes a helpful habit. Excuses fuel failure.
Live every day as if what we do matters – because it does. Every choice we make; every action we take – matters. Our choices matter to us and create the life we live. Our choices matter at work, too. We choose the path of productivity and contribution or, we choose the path of a marginal employee.
Every action we take affects organizational progress in one way or in another. We always make a difference. Let that difference move the world forward. We matter. And, our thoughts matter, too.
„THE MAJOR KEY FOR YOUR BETTER FUTURE IS YOU“ JIM ROHN
Leaving in Greece you have to face up to reality. Due to financial crisis, from an early age young people have to work in order to help their parents by not asking them for money. In their sixteen most of them have already found a job and they are responsible for their expenses! That's when it all starts.
We learn how difficult is to find a job and how demanding the job market can be. As there are not many opportunities for job and every moment we can be fired we learn how to manage our finances and be self-supporting until we work again. That's what I am doing in order to save up money and never need to ask my parents for some.
First of all, I make a list of what is nessecary for me. We all know that the moment of pay we start spending to things that we do not need! So, I write in a paper what I want to buy and then, I search for the best price. That's a good trick, if you want to save up money.
Secondly, and most important open a bank account. When you have the money in your house and you can easily access them is more likely to waste them without realising! A bank account will be your money box that will prevent you from wasting all your savings.
Thirdly, set goals. It may be a journey or dance lessons or an expensive watch. That will give you a motive to save some money.
Finally, write down your expenses every month and think about what you can do in order to save more the next one.
Hi there! How was your day? Any financial problem occurred and brought you down?
Don’t lose your faith, I’m here to help you. I was here; I’m actually still here, struggling, but my financial literacy is constantly growing. And that’s almost all that matters. You need to understand that we all are pawns on a big game called LIFE. You like games? I hope so…
Ok, first think about your financial income. You may be a student, like I am, you may be a employee, or passing on a unemployment crisis. Whatsoever is your status, you NEED money. You need it to eat, wash yourself, need a place to live, and many more expenses; well, I’m not done, you are ready to add another expense on your list? It may sound awkward, but you need to put aside a little of your income percentage and start a part-time business. I know, I lost you; that’s not what you are able to do; that’s not what you like; let me tell you what do you like: MONEY. Even though they don’t bring happiness (myth), it may be reduce your stress, so ride with me.
Most of the people, as soon as they get married, get a house. Unfortunately, most of us cannot afford that on their own and here the banks become our “beneficent”. Actually, you just stepped in the biggest trap of your LIFE game, and it just got harder for you to get out of debt. After that, when your money is not enough, your “beneficent” knocks on your door and hands you a credit card for you daily expanses, and so, being lack of money you keep falling on the debt trap. But hey! You just got promoted, and you misery days are about to vanish. Your money is enough to pay monthly debts, get you some tasty dinners in the city with your beloved wife, new furniture, bigger TV and more and more. And then you realize your money is still not enough, work harder ane get promoted again, and the story goes on and on and on. So, in short lines, bigger income comes with bigger expenses.
So what should I do? You may ask.
First, you need to invest in yourself, in your financial education, and then start your part-time business.
What do I mean by part-time business? Well, think of your income as an opportunity to grow, obviously, using baby steps. Start putting money aside and grow your asset list. Your asset list helps you to gain passive income. Passive income puts money in your pocket without doing anything. And so on, you keep doing that and realize your monthly income gets bigger and bigger, continue investing first in yourself, and then money. I’ll grab a beer and I will wait you to tell me your way to financial independece.
Happy to express myself. Have a nice day and thank you for your time.
I am a student, I don't work so i bring money from my parents.
Because I don't know how is to work for money, it's easier for me to spend a lot of money quickly. Everybody knows that for girls fashion is a temptation so i used to spent a lot of money for new trends of clothes and accessories .
To make me more responsible for my life I've got an idea. I told to my parets to give me a fixed amount of money per month. A part of them are for bills and the amount what remains are for food and other stuffs.
Saving money is hard but not impossible! For saving monei i made a list with what i must do:
In conclusion i could say it really works because i tried that. Now everything make me very reasonable and i'm thinking more before spending money on objects.
my idea is to create application for all people over the world to enhance their financial literacy and to widen their perspective on basic economic principles. You will find more details in attached presentation.
Looking forward to your answer, Jana Stancic
Zasielam Vám svoj nápad na zlepšenie finančnej gramotnosti v AJ.
Either we want it or not, either we accept it or not, our financial situation really determines our life and the decisions we make.
We often under-evaluate this concept, especially when we're young and our parents still provide us with all the food, clothes, books and courses that we need.
Time passes by though and we will suddenly find ourselves having a job, an income and not knowing how to handle it.
Financial literacy can certainly start from a very young age, but it's all up to us: "the grown-ups". Exactly like we teach our kids how to speak languages, how to read and how to write, we should be as well able to teach them how to be responsible for the money they earn and how to spend them wisely.
But how can we teach our kids how to be financially conscious if we don't know ourselves what that means?
How can we improve financial literacy then?
When it comes to a 8/9 years old kid, the first idea that might pop up in our mind is: school.
School occupies a lot of time in the life of a kid and it's a place where you learn and take things seriously (hopefully most of the times).
Kids are wonderful human beings because they're amazingly opened to learn new concepts without prejudices, so why not have a specific subject that allows them to know more about money?
The sort of subject which should be divided between theory and practice. The first one should be oriented on the history of money, how it all started, how at the beginning all cultures had different views about money. While the second one should be concentrated on teaching them basic things like how to behave in a shop, how to buy things from a shop or from the Internet as well. Teachers should also give them quests to solve like the one I have attached to this project (File number 1 which was forwarded to company from Challengest on the 6th of April 2017) in order to create a fun subject that will actually teach them things.
If it's too hard to get a real subject such as this one at school, then all that was said above could be applied to school projects or a specific course at which kids can participate.
The situation becomes slightly harder when it come to teenagers. Adolescence can be frustrating for some of them and they will probably not be interested in fables and games anymore.
In spite of this, there will always be something they might have an interest in: money. But, more than money, they will be interested in the people who have them and in getting to know how those people arrived where they are: the struggle they faced, the money they lost and regained, the aim they had in their heart, all the plans they made to reach their goals. People such as Robert Kiyosaki, Steve Jobs, Mark Hughes, Elon Musk, Warren Buffet... and many many more. Stories can be very motivating and for teachers they could be a good pitch to attract the attention of teenagers who might have never heard about financial freedom or literacy.
But first, they need to understand that it's important for their lives to learn how to handle money and that, if used well, money can be a very good tool to help thousands and thousands of people.
On another point of view, you, as Generali could do something that could not only improve kids and teenagers financial literacy, but also the adults' one.
You could create either online or real courses that give the opportunity to people to learn more about finance and consequently become more responsible for their lives and make important financial decisions on their own.
In order to stimulate them to take the courses you could give advantages to the clients who completed them, such as a free dinner, a little discount on one of your services or a birthday gift.
This is what I think could improve people's financial literacy. It can start from schools for kids and teenagers, but it could also be up to you when it comes to adults.
Благодаря Ви за възможността. Бих желал да предложа съвсем просто и ефикасно решение по поставената проблематика.
Идеята е, да се създаде финансов съветник, който да е под формата на интерактивна игра, но също и да представлява мобилна апликация, която служи за извършване на финансови ориации към Generali.
В рамките на изполдването на приложението, когато даден потребител трябва извърши действие за изпълнение на някоя услуга към Generali, като превод или заявка..., то след нейното изпълнение се появява интерактивна игра с затворен тип въпроси, служеща за предоставяне на информация относно финансовите термини при извършената опрация (кредит, транзакция, дебит...)
Потребителят група точки, а при грешен отговор, му се предоставя нагледна информация за финансовия термин чрез infographic-ка с илюстрации. Точките могат да се ползват чрез замяна за преференциални условия към Generali.
Ще се радвам, ако решите да приложите идеята за осъществяването ѝ на практика. Също, ако решите да се спрете на нея, с радост бих помогнал в процеса на изграждането ѝ.
С пожелания, за успешна инициатива.
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My solution is submitted in a word file.
Hope you like it,
You can find my solution attached as a power point presentation.
THe solution is attached.
A mobile application (mock-up) called Financial advisor that consists of a personal budget panel, education panel and crediting panel all in one place for the user's general convenience...
More info in the attached document.
My solution would be for each person to receive an amount of money and after spending it, everyone will talk about what they got with the money. At the end of the lesson, some may envy others' choices and they will learn to think twice before spending money. The best way to learn something is to practice it and when the 'students' will see how fast the money will fly, they should want to learn to take more responsibilities when it comes to financial management. Also, every item / service bought should be noted - when you see the spendings on a paper you will start to prioritize your desires.
My name is Atanas Georgiev and I am 4th year student.
My solution is down below. I will appreciate if you read it
and even criticise me for the things you do not like.
Hope I can help you with my solutions.
Thank you! :)
v příloze posílám podání k soutěži: Jak zlepšit finanční gramotnost.
Please find attached the presentation link.
I hope it will be usefull for your open day. It is basically condensed essential aspects of psychology in spending habits in our society. I have been doing some worshops on this topic few years ago. If you want me to develop some ideas of the research result mentioned in the presentation please let me know.
Nowadays, that became my favorite question because I am a student as well. The constant need of money made this question my daily occupation. Searching for a solution I realized that we live at that era of time when we constantly need to show ourselves that we are capable of doing everything that the crowd is doing, we struggle to be at every place that comes in our head and we cannot stand when we are slowing down, when we are behind others because of the money. Unfortunately, we still depend of our parents money and as we grow up we realize that this idea cannot last forever and we're searching for anything which can make us decrease our financial dependency.
I will suggest some things that I already learned from my experience and until now I can honestly say that 90 % of the things that I did made an excellent job and helped me with increasing my financial independence. Every time when I see my achievements and what I've done by myself I am so happy and so proud. Trust me, following this steps you aren't so far away from doing the same.
This is for all those who take scholarship every month:
- They can invest 10-15% of the whole scholarship amount and invest it in an investment Fund
- As students we have a right to have ISIC (INTERNATIONAL STUDENT IDENTITY CARD) which is so cheap and can give us such a great opportunity for some discounts for example in coffee shops, bars, cinema, markets, theaters, visit some buildings and national treasure basically in culture life.
- Buy a bike is smart solution for big cities because we spend so much money on transport and we constantly wain about our weight and kilograms. With riding a bike we boost our metabolism and improve our health and we save money at the same time.
- The chance to be a student can give you so much opportunities to have some discounts. Search for it, ask your friends when you drink coffee or when you spend the time together. Use your student voucher during your studies or give it as a gift :)
- During the summer, the period of time when we are free of charge because we do not have university lectures or exams, we are free to find summer job to spend the summer. It can have so positive influence on us. First of all, we improve our daily habits to wake up early, to be more responsible for our things, more responsible with spending our earned money, to develop a better communication with others, learn something more and to improve our language skills if we work a job in another country.
For those who don't take scholarship every month:
- 5-10% of monthly inflows we can place in a jar with a plan to save more and to spend it on the things we love for example concert or vacation or buy something that we desperately need.
- 2-3 days of the week we can take homemade sandwiches or fruits or vegetable in a box for those who are vegetarians or want to lose weight for example women in spring time. For those who are coffee lovers like me,they can make coffee for themselves and bring it to university. They know how to made the tastiest and sweetest coffee in the world :)
- If we cannot abandon the car, we can make an economic solution to share the costs with the people that are in the car for example if we go to university every day with the same people first of all we hang out together we are not alone and second we save money sharing the whole prize for gasoline.
- We do not need to be out every day spending the money on expensive cocktails or having dinner in a fancy restaurant. Instead of that, we can made a meal by ourselves with a company. It can be very fun and we can save money as well. Double happiness.
- There are so many extra funding to help in our university for example hardship funds which help us when we face some financial problems.They are usually awarded by university, and the amount of money is given on a case-by-case basis. Others include fee waivers which reduce the amount of our tuition fees. Some student finance package is welcomed as well.
-Write down every financial move you make. It doesn't depend if it is an investment or a dept- its equally important.
Long term thinking is the best. Price and value are not the same.
- Warren Buffett.
My idea is to incorporate lessons on financial literacy in kindergarten, school and in the workplace. In kindergarten should it be taught by role-playing, game-like simulations and the lessons should go around buying small items or food and saving the rest. In school Robert Kiyosaki's game "Cashflow 101" for the lower classes would be wonderful - it simulates the real life to a certain extend and teaches the children how to manage their money with bigger/ more expensive purchases. I think that manadgement, economy and enterprenuership classes would be a very nice bonus to the game. In highschool the game should be "Cashflow 202", accompanied by lecturers from the financial sphere on occasions.
But without the example of the parents, no kid or young person would take these classes seriously. So I suggest, that the parents also play the game with the teachers or certain profesionals in their office and learn how to properly manage their money, while at work.
If this is impossible at the moment, then forming and promoting clubs at school and at the work place, in which a professional is teaching how to manage money would be a good subtitute. Still, the need of financial literacy should be acknowledged with the help of the bisuness, mostly the financial sector, the media, the schools and the parents.
My solution and ideas are described in the attached .pptx file.
My suggestion is to launch applications that will help young people to better manage their finances. The application itself would have a dual role. One of the roles of the application would be constant news updates on the financial markets, and constantly informing people in the form of notification regarding the actualities around different forms of payment. This notification should give people an idea in which direction to realize their financial endeavors. The essence of notification is that clients can accumulate proposals and actions that before performing any work that has to do with finances reflect on the positive and negative things. On the other hand, in the special application section, ie. menu, users would answer questions that are periodically updated. On a monthly basis, users with the most acceptable answer would be given prizes of Generali's. For those who show unsatisfactory level of financial literacy, Generali would organize various lectures and workshops on the topic in branch offices. An integral part of the application, and also one of the most important applications segments represent definitely forum where users publish their positive and negative experiences with payments and other aspects of financial literacy. For example: unpleasantness when paying cash at a coffee shop, a combination of cash and debit cards, and when to use one and when the other way of payment, mBanking experience, etc. The experience can be documented combinations of text, images, video content. In summary, the focus of the app would be the following three parts: notifications, quiz and forum. Simply speaking, the function of notifications is to supply customers with useful advices, warnings and information.
I would like to work in Generali.
The Winner's Planner
The Winner's Planner is not just a planner – it is your friend, your guide and your chance to become the winner of your life.
It is not just a notebook either. It is a personal annual planner for everyday use that helps you to keep up with your responsibilities, activities and also your finances. The first page at the beginning of the month is dedicated to personal goals. These goals can be anything – even a monthly “ticket” to a purchase that you wanted to make but never managed to save enough money. Now is the right time to do it and you can achieve it yourself with a little help of your new friend =). The purpose of the goals is to follow them and now you can do it easily. Each day is a step that can lead you closer to your dreams.
The calendar in the planner is very transparent. Each day has its own window where you can write your plans and reminders. It also has a section where you write all of the expenses and incomes of the day. These fellas are going to help you to keep your spending habits in control. In order to follow your goals, your little friend is also going to encourage you with the quotes of people who showed the world that they own it (for example - on one of the pages the sentence that will help you stay dedicated is going to be Jaffe’s quote: "It is not your salary, that makes you rich. It is your spending habit."
The last page is a place where you write the goals from the beginning of the month again. The page is divided between goals that have been achieved and the ones have not been. If the reason that the goal is not achieved is hiding in your bad spending habits, you can take a look back to your monthly expenses and see where you made a mistake. Did you award yourself with a little bit of “anti-stress shopping” after learning for an exam? Maybe you took too much money to the club and lost it somewhere inside just like last week … Keeping a diary of your expenses is going to help you to be aware of the bad spending habits you have and it will also show you that you can achieve your goals if you stick to the plan and stay focused.
Every day is an opportunity for a new beginning and every month could be the time when your dreams are going to come true. This planner is the key to all of the doors in the world and anyone can learn how to use it. We would all like to be winners, but the goal achievers are already making their way to a great success.
Moje meno je Andrej Banas, študujem na ekonomickej fakulte v Banskej Bystrici, externý odbor financie, bankovníctvo a investovanie a rád by som Vám ukázal svoj pohľad na problematiku, ktorej venujete tému a taktiež možnosti jej riešenia. Keďže pochádzam z Oravy pokúsim sa riešenia implementovať nielen v globálnom, ale práve aj v regionálnom pohľade. Vo všeobecnosti je finančná gramotnosť ľudí na Slovensku veľmi slabá a ľudia, čo je asi najväčší problém, sa jej učia „za pochodu“ a na svojich vlastných chybách. Práve preto, že nemajú prehľad sa pripravujú o príležitosti a hlavne premrhajú to čo je vo svete financií najcennejšie. Premrhajú ich čas, ich najlepšie a najproduktívnejšie roky života. Premrhajú čas kedy nemajú žiadne záväzky a rodinu na to aby si vybudovali základy na ktorých postavia svoj úspešný finančný život do budúcna keď ich finančné toky budú nútení presmerovať inam než na finančný trh v takej miere v akej si to mohli dovoliť práve v tomto období. Preto je práve slabá finančná gramotnosť veľký problém. Na Slovensku ľudia nemajú moc tendenciu sa nadmerne zadlžovať. Nebrať do úvahy už špeciálne prípady jedincov, ktorí sú každej spoločnosti a ktorí tu budú vždy. Avšak aj v tejto skupine sa nachádzajú ľudia, ktorí sa do zadlženia nedostali vlastnou vinou alebo nedostatkom snahy žiť normálny, usporiadaný a slušný život.
Je to ťažká úloha. Primäť ľudí, hlavne tých mladých vo všeobecnosti, k zodpovednosti za ich životy. Zo svojho vlastného pohľadu z pred pár rokov si veľmi dobre pamätám ako ležérne som bral všetko vôkol mňa. Vo všeobecnosti nemá veľkú váhu pojem vlastný život. Väčšinou je to niečím umocnené. Vzťahy s rodinou, priateľmi, s partnerom, rôzne koníčky, záujmy alebo štúdium, ktoré dávajú životu dôležitosť a pokiaľ jednotlivec neprekročí hranicu, alebo nenadobudne dostatok týchto umocňujúcich činiteľov, jeho život mu bude pretekať medzi prstami a nepocíti k nemu žiadnu zodpovednosť. Je to jednoducho v nás. Človek ako jednotlivec si bez okolkov nedopraje potešenie všelijakého druhu ak si to nemôže dovoliť, aj keď je v jeho silách a schopnostiach si tieto potreby naplniť. Jednoducho nevystúpi zo svojej zóny komfortu kvôli sebe samému. Takýchto jednotlivcov, ktorí sú ochotní napredovať a zlepšovať sa čisto len kvôli sebe je v spoločnosti veľmi málo. No dajte priemernému človeku rodinu a spraví všetko preto aby si nikdy nemuseli nič odopierať. Doslova a do písmena obetuje samého seba aby pre svoju rodinu zabezpečil maximum.
Preto je riešením ponúknuť ľuďom tieto dôvody. Či už sú to kultúrne podujatia alebo voľnočavosé aktivity. Mladí ľudia by mali cítiť potrebu a chuť založiť si rodinu. Mali by mať dostatok príležitostí žiť aktívnejší život a nielen stereotyp kedy sa cez víkend „idú zabaviť“ do klubov kde figuruje alkohol a drogy. Mali by mať pocit, že si naozaj užívajú svoj život v prostredí v ktorom žijú. Áno dnešný svet ponúka veľa možností, ktoré prišli s internetom a Európskou Úniou. No bohužiaľ tieto možnosti sú skôr pre jedinečné príležitosti ako na nejaké pravidelné aktivity. Je to otázka aj vnútrošťátnej politiky a jej venovanie sa kultúre, turistike a športu. Keď som bol dieťa ja behali sme stále niekde vonku. Dnes tomu tak nie je. No zvaľovať vinu len na to, že je tu internet a sociálne siete je veľmi krátkozraké. Vtedy sme mali kde behať celé dni. Uilce boli prázdne a oveľa bezpečnejšie. No keď už tu máme toľko veľa áut a miesta kde sme ako mladí trávili voľný čas sú teraz vlastne parkoviská z nutnosti je úlohou samospráv a štátu aby zabezpečil nejakú náhradu. A keď už sa on zriekne tejto zodpovednosti mal by to prenechať súkromnému sektoru a ľuďom, ktorí sú ochotní spraviť niečo pre svoje okolie a pre ľudí ktorí v ňom žijú, skvalitniť im ich život a malou troškou doňho prispieť svojím pričinením. Mám na mysli nepríjmať zbytočnú legislatívu, ktorá cestu k svojmu snu len znepríjemňuje namiesto toho aby motivovala. Ponúknuť jednoducho ľuďom možnosť tráviť voľný čas inak a tak ich zhlukovať o spoločenstiev a v rámci nej budovať vzájomne vzťahy a ktovie, možno práve v ich vzniknú zárodky aj nových spokojných a zodpovedných rodín.
Takže riešenie je dať priestor pre organizovanie aktivít pre všetky vekové skupiny obyvateľov. Od aktivít pre rodiny až po aktivity na ktorých sa zúčastnia hlavne mladí ľudia. Pomôcť občianskym združeniam pri ich činnosti a hlavne dať dohromady ľudí, ktorým záleží na ich okolí a vytvoriť spoločne športové podujatia spojené s kultúrnym zážitkom. Z môjho vlastného pohľadu sa zamerať práve na športovú stránku v rámci škôl prostredníctvom krúžkov a pre mladých ľudí, ktorí už pracujú im sprístupniť práve túto možnosť ísť si zašportovať. Pretože to čo sa hovorí „v zdravom tele zdravý duch“ je veľká pravda a človek s dobrou kondíciou sa cíti lepšie a rozmýšľa oveľa zodpovednejšie a sebavedomejšie.
Osobne mám vypracovaný biznis plán, ktorý má presne toto za cieľ. Súčasťou ktorého je neskôr nielen športová činnosť, ale práve aj organizovanie aktivít pre širokú verejnosť a taktiež vzdelávanie v rámci organizácie aj z pohľadu finančnej gramotnosti.
Čo sa týka práve už spomínanej finančnej gramotnosti. Riešenie vidím v dvoch úrovniach. Prvou je výučba už na druhom stupni základných škôl a stredných škôl všetkého druhu. Kde na základných školách by to bolo formou prednáškových hodín v rámci štúdia a tak povediac hry počas celého trvania druhého stupňa základnej školy. V rámci výučby by sa žiaci zoznámili s jednoduchou teóriou finančného trhu a jeho produktoch ktoré na ňom figurujú. Boli by odmeňovaní za dochádzku a celkový prospech „školskou menou“, ktorá by slúžila na praktické vzdelávanie a skúsenosti na zjednodušenom modeli finančného trhu. Vytvoriť jednoducho na školách systém ktorý bude oddelený od reality a žiaci pocítia vplyvy z reálneho. Napríklad tým, že keď budú mať slabší prospech budú takisto menej ohodnotení, čo bude mať za dôsledok užšie možnosti v rámci výhod v škole. Myslím, že dať dokopy celý koncept odmeňovania a možností ako tieto „školské peniaze“ utrácať by nemal byť veľký problém. Ďalej, už na stredných školách by sa systém a model trhu stal zložitejším. Všetky jednotlivé zložky by sa zosúladili takže by žiaci v rámci toho, že by poberali „mzdu“ za prospech a dochádzku mali možnosť aj investovať, brať úvery, byť poistený a každý jeden školský rok by znamenal desať rokov v realite kedy by počas tohto roka, odlišne zažili všetky možné situácie, ktoré sa môžu v živote vyskytnúť (choroba, strata zamestnania, nečakané výdavky, úrazy, pády trhu atd.). každý jeden rok by teda bol vlastne spätnou väzbou ako hospodárili a bolo by im vystavené „finančné“ vysvedčenie, na ktorom by videli aké chyby robili a čomu by sa mali vyhnúť, aby sa vyhli napríklad zadlženosti, krachu, alebo naopak čo robiť inak aby na trhoch zarobili investíciami viac a ako využiť dlh vo svoj vlastný prospech. Tento systém by nielen učil žiakov ako manipulovať s peniazmi, kde za jeden rok by zistili dopady svojich rozhodnutí a na druhý ich mohli zlepšiť no hlavne by sa učili na vlastných chybách bez toho aby stratili desať rokov svojho reálneho života, kedy už je naozaj neskoro prekopávať celé svoje financie a začínať odznova.
Po ukončení štúdií na strednej škole, ktoré štandardne trvá štyri roky by videli výsledok ktorý by im hovoril ako dobre sa pripravili na svoj dôchodok a dalo by im to reálnejší pohľad na svet financií.
Čo sa týka financovania by bolo nutné financovanie od štátu a od samotných inštitúcií no v konečnom dôsledku by to prinieslo oveľa viac zisku. Keďže by sa vychovali finančne rozumný ľudia, ktorí namiesto toho aby svoje financie držali v zásuvke doma boli vzdelaní aj v oblasti investovania čo by pomohlo nielen finančnému trhu samotnému, ale taktiež ekonomike ako celku.
Napriek tomu, že toto riešenie je dlhodobého charakteru pre krátkodobé a nejaké jednorázové vzdelávanie by boli určené prednášky v maturitných ročníkoch alebo v rámci úradu práce ľuďmi priamo z pôsobenia finančného trhu. Tu však treba dbať dôraz na prednášanie pravdivých informácii a naozaj vzdelávať mladých ľudí v tejto oblasti. Nielen informovať aké produkty na trhu sú, ale čo obsahujú, čo znamenajú a na čo si ako zodpovedný a rozumný jednotlivec musí dávať pozor, aby sa vyhol nástrahám ktoré vyplývajú z konkurencie na trhu a rôznych pochybných spoločností. Financovanie by zastrešovali v prípade škôl rodičia s participáciou školy alebo štát ktorý ponúka pre ľudí, ktorí sú registrovaní na úrade práce ako uchádzači bezplatné kurzy pre zvýšenie ich hodnoty na trhu práce.
Toto nie je odvetvie kde si kupujete drevo na jednu zimu. Kde keď zistíte, že ste zaplatili veľa, alebo ste podpísali nevýhodnú zmluvu na druhý rok budete obozretnejší. Obyčajní ľudia využívajú produkty dlhodobo a niekedy aj na celý ich produktívny život. Preto by mal byť kladený dôraz na pravdivosť a transparentnosť informácií k naplneniu cieľa a zlepšenia finačnej gramotnosti na Slovensku.
Money & Expenditure
We all know money can't buy happiness but lacking of sufficient amount of money it can be cause of our cryness. A question will come in everyone's mind, how much money will be sufficient? The answer is even Bill Gate is unsatisfied by his wealth. Here Economics and it's laws can help us. It plays vital role for our daily life expenditure.
Because of unlimited human wants and limited resources we have to make choices over things. For example if you are unable to buy a Laptop or Pc, either you should consider for a Tablet or you can buy a secondhand (used) one. The point is we can have excess to the world even with limited resources.
These days, most of youth are suffering from fund lacking. Because of relative age youth want to achieve things faster no matter if they have to take loan for it. If you are a youth and suffering from fund lacking I would like to suggest things below.
Whatever your problems are you have to solve it by it your own. In this case your best friend and girlfriend is not gonna pay for you always. Think twice before expensing your one month salary or pocket money. Think what suits for you more.
Learn to make choices and give preference for important one.
My solution is that young people should be introudced with basic financial definitions by a small video or presentation even a web site where they could ask things that they dont understand. The cost of the site or the video wont be much because a student himself can make a site or a video nowadays. The presentation itself should have a guide on saving and thinking about the future. Being made by a student can help his/her peers understand the topic more.
I would raise people's conscience about finances by doing surveys and asking random people about how they spend their money and doing a test with them about how much money they would save if they didn't spend it on things like sweets, soda, unnecessary items, taxi if they could walk and things similar to those. In fact, I would learn people how to organize their time, and therefore they would know better how to deal with their finances. I think people wpuld be amazed by how many things would chane only if they didn't spend money on some small things that apear not to be that important, but when time passes, you see there were many things like those and lots of money spent on unimportant items, so other than surveys, I would try to have presentations on colleges, to those who need it the most, the students. Other than that, I would try to be a host in some TV show so I could show my study to numerous people and affect them as much is that possible.
First of all, we should think as a kid.
Where our money come from? Under the age of 18, most chindren become pocket-money from their parents or as a gift from other relations. But not many kids actually know the amount of money.
As I told, I prefer to think as the little ones while talking about this problem, so I`ll speak from my own experience in one little story.
I`m almost an adult now (I`m 20 years old), and I can say honestly that I`ve always known the value of tne money and that I should not spend them unreasponsible, because of the impact of my parents. I`ve really understood how hard it is for a father to take care for his family and to make a living, maybe, a year ago, but I`ll talk about that later.
When I was little, my mom always insistet on asking kind, when I want something like `Would you buy me..`or `Do you have enough money to buy me..` and I remember that I really did that at the age of 4. And when she refused to buy me something, I`ve just accepted it. Sentences like `I want..`and `You must buy me..`were unfamiliar to me. That tought me that I can`t have everything, because our money didn`t grown on trees and that was okey.
When I was a teenager, they gave me money for the week and I`ve should divided them as I like. After 15 they`ve always were cleared with me about our family finances. I find that one really important. When you`re kid know, how much you work, what are the incomes and expenditures at home, it becomes more responsible, when spending this money.
Last year, my father needed me to help him at his work for a month, and of course I did it. That was the moment, which I`ve actually saw the presure he bears and how much patience it takes to do all the job everyday.
At the end of this story, I shoud say, that the main reason, I`ve told it, was to show, what`s going on in a kid`s mind. In my opinion, the parents are these, who should make their childrens sensible of the amount of money. Mine successeded in making this. I`ve never had problem with spending money on silly things and when I want something, I still always thing `do I really need that one`or `I think that`s an unnesessary expense at the moment, I`ll buy it, if I really need it`, when I`m going shopping or see something I like. And I think, that though should be in every teenage head, when they want something from their parents, they should know, what it takes to earn that money.
Young people are the biggest spenders,being a teeneger is the best part of our lives.Most of the teenagers are spending a lot of money on games and shopping which is not quite the right way to spend the your savings.There are kids who are happy to have a dollar and they are happy with with what they have,usualy in the teen age instead of saving money or sharing them in different donations and good deeds money are spent on fast food and net quite needed things and that is usualy not changed by the teens and they are not to blame because of the it is not the same when parents give money and when you start working for your money.When people start earning their own money things are getting changed we are starting to realize that we have far more goals and places to visit we want to make things better.Saving your money is easy but you are wondering how? Well try changing your bad habits,stop buying things you don't need and start a new better routine start saving and focus on your goals,start helping the poor and homeless people it will make you feel good even if you have 1 dollar you can share it in 100 pieces just stop for a secound and think about the people who beg for that 1 dollar start saving your money even a dollar can make you think differently.
volám sa Monika Polešenská, som študentkou Fakulty managementu UK a európskych štúdií Université de Lorraine a posielam Vám môj pohľad na to, ako by sa dala zvýšiť finančná gramotnosť ľudí. Jednotlivé riešenia sú zoskupené podľa vekových kategórií a snažia sa zábavnou a interaktívnou formou vzdelávať spotrebiteľov k väčšej znalosti finančných nástrojov a možností k sporeniu.
Téma výzvy ma zaujala, pretože sa už dlhšie zaujímam o spotrebiteľské práva a ich osvetu medzi ľuďmi a keďže finančná gramotnosť je dôležitým predpokladom sebavedomého spotrebiteľa, rozhodla som sa ju prijať.
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Some questions may be harmful in the process of developing ideas about how we try to plan our lives: what if I inherit money unexpectedly? What if my parents will support me for one more year again and again? What is I find someone who solves my financial problems? Only one question can take you back to the Earth: what if not?
Nowadays the value of long-term goals is strongly underrated. It sounds like something very boring and requires more planning and work than just spending the money. The youths of today do not feel the power of saving money. As I am among those who are planning their lives intensively every day, I started to test what I am capable of and I was very surprised after only 5 minutes of calculation.
We have numerous opportunities which are unique and characteristic of our generation. Scholarships, support from grand-parents, parents and student work for example. We have periods when we can save money because our food, accommodation is secured by someone else. Who do not get a little pocket money from relatives on a holiday? I am sure that most of the people do not make any suggestion about the amount they get in these ways. It can be a great start and a wake up call for everyone.
The second step can be that you can imagine what you could buy from it in this moment. Would you be happier with it? The fact is that you bought toys, chocolate, later alcohol and so on instead. It is easily nothing that you own, use today.
The third step is to understand that it is never too late. If you start today, what will you have in 1-2 years? If you skip a wellness weekend or you go to have a party half as much as before and invite your friends to do something for free. It is countless on how many areas you can save money but just pick some and plan with those. Setting a goal will help to “survive” saving and shows you even results and gives motivation for the future.
Paying debt is basically paying extra money to get the amount as soon as possible. It is a frequent phenomenon that people do not find the difference between need and impatience. It is also should be an issue that the value of the purchased services or goods will increase or diminish during time. You should look at a debt like: you are paying for example one and a half more back, you are the only one who is going to work for years to pay back the price of not planning. With this thought a debt simply loses its power. You get money, pay more. You get time and also lose is from your future instantly. Is it worthy to do? Also the question: from the interest what could you buy instead?
Preparing for unexpected expenditures should be a must. Nobody can escape from tragedies, problems in the Earth. Sooner or later you will need money. You can choose acquiring debt or just spend what you already got. In these cases you will not be realistic enough to make financial decisions. Under pressure the risk increases exponentially.
Anyway. We have to work through a life and it only depends on us when we stop to pay for our mistakes and start to build slowly but steadily what we can call only ours.
Leaving out the basics of financial literacy from education is insane. Of course, we have to select certain things but for example understanding that after acquiring a debt what is the real, final amount we have to pay back is essential. It is not enough to teach the calculations, it requires logic, facts and awareness raising, visual tools. For example we could symbolize money with weights or pictures about the things we will never have without planning ahead. We could calculate our savings with very low and very high numbers. It could give a range which have a higher chance to be realized later. Situational games also could be introduced in lower grades. The task could be to make them feel that how similar the life can be.
The solution for this problem is pretty simple.Most young people these days enjoy their life by spending almost all money they have,because they dont know that they will need them afterwards.You should create a video featuring a teenager/university student.It should begin when he is spending the money having fun.Then,parts of his life should be shown from the point when he is having fun spending his money to the point when he is having trouble making ends meet.These scenes should really try to show his anxiety and trouble trying not to starve.That's the whole point of the video.Show the young a relatable person doing relatable things.Then,they will feel his anxiety and pain and they will probably consider saving at least a bit of money.This will work for at least 65% of the viewers if the presentation is decent.
1. Microwave meals instead of cooking with a gas stove.
2. Hanging laundry up to dry instead of using a gas or electric dryer.
3. Avoid burning wood, leaves, trash, and charcoal during ozone action days.
4. Using public transportation for short local trips.
5. Raking leaves rather than using gas-powered leaf blowers.
6. Reducing dependence on central air conditioning with fans and open windows when possible.
7. Avoid running your car's engine during traffic jams and train crossings.
In order to better control air pollution, even the simple little things listed here can go a long way if enough people do them regularly.
1. Microwave meals instead of cooking with a gas stove.
2. Hanging laundry up to dry instead of using a gas or electric dryer.
3. Avoid burning wood, leaves, trash, and charcoal during ozone action days.
4. Using public transportation for short local trips.
5. Raking leaves rather than using gas-powered leaf blowers.
6. Reducing dependence on central air conditioning with fans and open windows when possible.
7. Avoid running your car's engine during traffic jams and train crossings.
In order to better control air pollution, even the simple little things listed here can go a long way if enough people do them regularly.
Lets react to our actions. Promote green emission to create new tradition.
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Europe in despair:
The levels of intoxication in Europe are well above what our lungs can handle. Air pollution may lead to heart diseases, lung cancer, asthma, countless body inflammations, headaches, and other horrible effects.
Recent studies have shown Europe is in despair by falling well behind in terms of air quality. Burning fossil fuels, toxic releases from factories, motor vehicles overloads, waste are among the major factors contaminating the air.
I respect my environment - I reuse and recycle, I use energy efficient devices, I keep the nature clean and ride a bicycle, so that I give you a chance to take a breath of fresh air. Please, do the same for me!
Hello! I am submitting an infographic on air pollution.
As for the Facebook post - the infographic can be linked to the company's website for the full view of the graphic. The text goes -
"The choices we make everyday influence not only each one of us as an individual, but also the environment and more importantly - the people around us. Poor choices can threaten the safety of our own health, of those who we hold the dearest and even of people we never knew existed.
Being informed of the dangers of outdoor air pollution is the first step before taking an action to improve the world around us and not leaving it for others to ruin. It should be of everyone's interest. In the infographic below you can introduce yourself with some of the main facts about air pollution in Europe. "
With hope of this being of some use,
“Earth provides enough to satisfy every man's needs, but not every man's greed.”
― Mahatma Gandhi
We are becoming significantly more aware of the harm we do to our habitat, the Earth, that's true.
We are surrounded by hundreds of media buffers that 'pollute' our minds and understanding about the global environmental issues and makes us believe that a change shall never come. That we will always be provided with all the resources we need for a sustainable development. That we will always have as much, as desired, to satisfy our needs. Basically, that the resources we are daily supplied with, are infinite - in such an illusion we all live. Among all resources, air clarity we disregard the most. We assume it to endure all types of emission poisoning we throw into it. But eventually those dust and chemicals, those acids and smog will be spread around so that we will not notice that we already inhale them, and poisoning not only our environment but ourselves as well.
However, it is in our own hands, the fate that will be bestowed upon us. Our conscious choices of what car to drive (an electric or a fuel-powered one), what bottle to buy (plastic or glass) and where to put litter (in separate boxes for different types or altogether in one pile) make infinitesimal but powerful alterations to the way our future will look like. In fact, we cannot stop factories from releasing poisonous and harmful gasses into the air, at least not outright and without coordinated actions. Though, on the individual level, we can always make a change by simply making another choice, by supporting the change in many industries that are providing more efficient and environmentally-friendly solutions to our routine problems.
For example, choosing an electric car over a petrol or diesel fueled one is a step forward, a step toward sustainable, healthy driving. In the past few years most popular world capitals, including London and Paris, has been highly concerned about the quality of air in the cities, and it was reported to significantly exceed the norm, which put both cities on high alert. Bratislava, which is the capital of Slovakia, has seen its capital suffering from extreme air pollution despite being one of most popular Eastern European tourist destinations. Budapest, one of the most beautiful European cities visited by over 12 million tourists per year, is suffering from the same issue: It amazes the visitors with its beauty and makes them suffocate from condensed, polluted air - especially, in the summertime.
Therefore, it is important to recognize the role of traffic pollution on such occasions, and be considerate of the environment we are going to preserve - or rather flip - to the upcoming generations. Which will be an egoistic, cruel and irresponsible act on our behalf.
Let's make wiser decisions, let's make our future 'clean' again.
We can say rest in peace to gas cars and hello to electric mobil.
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Have a nice day.
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Hope you like it,
It seams like it is not a big deal to sort your trash or choose regular car instead of electric one, but look on it from the other side. The most known pollutant from cars and trucks is carbon monoxide. The inhalation of the carbon monoxide blocks oxygen from the brain, heart and other organs. It slowly poisons your body and steals the time you could spend with your family or follow your dreams.
Would you rather choose to destroy the nature, or rather build a healthier life for you and your family? Ride a bicycle, go for a walk, sort your trash and breath the healthy air. Choose to live longer by saving our planet that is being destroyed. You can make a difference!
With this logo, my objective is to make people aware of the problems that we are going trough every day more and more. The extraction and use of fossil oil, the constant burn of fuels and trash, are leading us toward a dangerous and ill world, therefore an uncertain future. Today the economy leaders our society, but are we welling to give up our health and our environmental welfare for it?
This hand represent those people how despite all the controversies are still willing to fight against all the damage we are causing, to lighten the word toward a brighter future:a world where sky is still blu, and air is still young.
People destroy the environment because of money. They're not realizing they won't need it, when they have nothing to breathe.
David Nemec, Slovakia
People like to solve problems with a little fun, don't they?
Viktoria Havranova, Slovakia
1 min in your car = 3kg of CO2 produced
Next time, before getting into your car, remember that fresh air is limited.
If not now, when? If not here, where? If not you, who?
Air pollution has several harmful effects on both the environment and human health. The environmental effects of the automobile are well known: motor vehicles cause, for example, as much as 75 percent of the noise and 80 percent of the air pollution in our cities,so the best solution would be giving up on vehicles, at least giving up on useless use of them. You can always avoid using your vehicle by using the public transport or at the best you can use a bike which is a lot healthier.
Air pollution is an incurible disease, it can only be prevented, and i am not asking this for myself, but i am asking this for our children because its not their fault that they are living in a world where even breathing can cause harm to you. "ITS OUR FAULT", so it is our duty to make a better world for them. STOP causing harm to your children, STOP causing harm to their FUTURE.
Some people say that we are what we eat...
I think that we also are what we breathe!
SHARE AIR, NOT WI-FI
2017 is about wi-fi. Step out of your car, stop looking down at your phone. Look up to the sky. Be responsible for the future. Let 2071 be about anything other than air.
I think people should be encouraged to use more and more unpollutive ways to transport themselves im cities like bikes longboards etc and this will challange them to do more sport too, and for car fuel, I'm sure there are lot's of solution for fuels that do not pollute for example water. Using water as fuel would be greaat❤
We still have a choice! :) let's choose wisely.
This is my video to raise awareness about the air pollution. And my text:
You think you don't smoke ? Think again.
"We feel that it is important for people to be aware of the quality of the air they breathe, and why it is so. If it is polluted, what is causing that pollution?"
The air we breathe contains fine particulate matter that adversely affect our health, but were do these particles come from?
Well, most of them comes from tailpipe emissions from transportation, but what can we do to avoid this? Transportation is very important, we can't get rid of it.
So, if what you see in the following picture, you don't want to happen to your country, don't buy or own a diesel car!
People in many countries already need a face mask to breathe. Instead of feeling sorry for them, take action! (<---- a title for the photo).
Klaudia Havranova, Slovakia
I am sending you my solution in attachment . Picture contains both small text and picture connected to airpollution problem . Message of this picture ,as you know, is to increase awareness about air pollution among the people . It is simple , clear and brief as well. I hope you will like it.Thank you for your time and consideration .
Since I have no graphic skills and I'm not a photographer, I chose to "borrow" a picture from one of the VOX's posts (see: http://www.vox.com/2015/2/24/8...). From what I've learnt in my field, family is one of the strongest "motivators" for people, but most of the time it is used as a tool to manipulate us for the profit of companies. However, I decided to use this path for a good manner... Using this picture for a campaign without a permission would be at least problematic, so if I was in a leader's position, I'd contact the original owner of this photo (VOX is not the owner) or try to recreate a similar one and add a simple message (like):
"WE are the ones who create the future FOR our CHILDREN. Are our cars more important than our children's health? Learn more at (provide link)"
"THIS could be YOUR CHILD. Is your car more important than your child's health? Learn more at (provide link)"
I believe that using this pressure and providing a link as an immediate source of information is the quickest way to at least make people read about this problem, but the next step, the step to battle the pollution is on them.
'Open the window and let in some fresh air!' - how often do you hear it from your parents? Over 46000 people in Europe die every year because of breathing this air. Toxic compounds which can be found outside your house cause irritation of eyes, headache, breathing problems, impacts your liver, blood and heart!
But YOU can make a change! YOU can contribute to cleaner air! And it is easier than you think, and can even save your time! So are you in?
Here is your task for today: instead of driving to school or work - hop into the bus or tram! Maybe you will come across an old friend? Maybe you will not be stuck in traffic? Maybe you will meet someone with the same music taste as you? Who knows... What I know is, that thanks to your decision WE WILL ALL BE ABLE TO BREATHE IN SOME CLEAN, FRESH AIR!
From now on, just repeat the task every morning.
Breath in…Breath out…Left. A house, people cuddling near the fireplace early in the morning…Smoke…Right. The border line, not endless fields of grass as you would’ve expected, just a grey old -fashioned factory, waiting for its workers…Smoke…Down. Your neighbor is just leaving for work, a promotion, a bigger car…Smoke…Up. And you see the sun, shinning brighter than ever. It’s like he is fighting, fighting you all. Silly, you think. He is one and so many of you. As you keep watching his struggle a thought crosses your mind, what if he will be the winner, he has light…Breath in…Breath out…You turn around, put out the fireplace, flatten that crumpled paper on your desk, put your keys on the counter, and turn to the bicycle that has rested on the balcony for way to long. At least he won this battle.
Search for the sun. The war ends when conquering in all the battles.
Hello this is my project for the awereness about air pollution.
I´ve decided to propagandize this project because I share this idea. I think that we can less pollute the environment with travelling by bus instead of car. We can save more gas. I hope that my idea will help to society. Thank you, Patrícia Voľanská.
link where I share this project: https://www.facebook.com/photo...
Considering that the traffic and industry the main sources of air pollution, emission reductions can be achieved by replacing the source of energy.When price of production of hydrogen (which is not used in traffic and production of electrical and thermal energy) as fuel is lower than the price of fossil fuels will be reduced the emission of waste gases from power plants and traffic.
Hi! i hope this will help
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Privilege is when YOU think something is not a problem because it is not a problem to you PERSONALLY. But did you realise that some problems might concern you without your approvement? Did you know that deaths caused by air pollution cost the European Union €161 billion? Or that 65% of the deaths in Asia and 25% deaths in India are due to air pollution? And the most important - our future? Just to imagine possibilities, by 2050, 6 million people will die per year due to air pollution. Do you still think it is not a problem? We all should CARE. Actually, VolunCare is a better word to express what our planet needs. Your help is needed. But your help has to come from your heart. It has, to be honest, to work. If you are asking how can you, simply unique creature, save the part of our planet, just follow the opportunities like recycling, using public transportation, planting a garden, turn off light when you do not use them, using solar energy or even the easiest for beginning like using both sides of a paper, reusing paper bags, avoid plastic bags or use blankets when it is cold outside instead of wasting heat. Make up your mind now, and decide under which conditions you want to leave our planet to our children. Where do you want them to live?
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The posts aim is to get the attention of the audience by using a stereotypical fact and falsifying it to create the feeling of fear and uncertainty: the only object visible from space has always been believed to be the Great Wall of China. Well, not anymore - pollution is now the other landmark that is that huge that it can be observed from afar.
Mentioning facts in posts usually builds strong response rate. Furthermore, using the measure of something being visible from such distance magnifies the issue of air pollution itself and shows its full-scale situation and possibly also suggests its seriousness.
Please see attached.
Copy of the post:
Air pollution can be easily reduced with the help of each of us - it is our job to make the world a better place now! Start TODAY with some of these simple steps:
1. Drive less & walk where possible
2. Inflate your tires
3. Plant something
4. Turn off lights when you don't need them
5. Dry clothes on clothesline instead of in a dryer
6. Reuse bags
7. Unsubscribe from junk mail
That easy? Yes. Now no excuses, let us save the planet.
All videos, photos and songs are free to commercial use.
Songs (free to commercial use): credits go to The3amAssociation. Changes made.
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This is my facebook post right here:
Picture edited by me. This is a piece of my mind.
Thank you for this opportunity!
The day is not far when this type of tours will be organised if we continue to deplete our natural resource and pollute our environment. If we compress the earth timeline to a year, humans have existed only from 31st December 23:58 PM and imagine in this short period the damaged they have caused. Transportation has been a major contributor to the ever rising level of air pollution resulting in chronic diseases and other harmful effects on nature. Burning of fuel is much more dangerous than one can imagine, leaving a Carbon footprint of high value. We need to think about the mother nature because we need nature to survive and not vice versa. If we do not get aware of the damage we have been causing the environment, there is no return. Its not a question of providing a safe environment to our kids, because without the nature, there will not be kids.
The main idea of this picture is to influence people emotionally. Most of them dont have a strong bond with nature, but if it goes about their loved once, children or pets, they are really intrested.
Where Would You Want To Live ?
How do you usually go to work?
You are what you breath
I believe in the power of simplicity. My suggestion is to put those few words above a big blank grey square.
We can also go a step further and ad a sentense: Who you want to be?
If we had a chance to paint our future, which color would we choose?
White and pastel colors of wedding day or grey gas color of street traffic?
If we do not decide it now, just imagine how figures for the wedding cake in the future will look!
"Air pollution kills more than 5 million people prematurely every year. Traffic related pollution increases the risk of cancer as well as heart and lung diseases. Next time you go out, go green."
(I would also add a note at the end redirecting the people to a dedicated website about polution. e.g. "To learn more about traffic related pollution and how you can contribute towards a cleaner society visit www.websiteaboutpollution.com")
This is a really big problem and everybody is afected. I believe that one day this will be in the past and we will breathe natural oxygen. So,what is my solution? For someone it will be really fantastic, but i think its not. Imagine to build something like an electronic tree,but bigger..? This tree have to work the same way like the real ones. Why not? They made so strange electronics - like un insects, like the butterfly,like the birds..why not like..the trees. In the most dirty places in the countries to have a electric garden,can be also with sun-batery. The idea its just to give us real air!
Power should be replaced with solar panels, thermal power plants are causing many diseases in cities that are in their vicinity
Its winter and you still wearing your T-shirt… Your child is so young and already has asthma… Your uncle was recently diagnosed with lung cancer… You get short of breath when getting up the stairs … You watch the fish you eating, dead in polluted water…
You see all these thing around you every single day and you doing what?
You prefer taking your own car everyday when there are public transportations and bikes. You litter the streets when there are bins all the way around you. You leave your garbage at the beach when you should keep these beautiful places clear. You do not recycle even if you know the economic and environmental advantages. You blame big industries, you complain about wars chemical weapons, you even claim all this disaster is a natural phenomenon.
Stop conniving youself.
You are the problem and you are the only solution. Only you can save the world. Only you can rebel and take the bike to the work. Do it for the environment. Do it for your children. Do it for the inspiration. Do it for your health!
The solution for Air pollution. In theory we all want a solution for a greater earth but in reality it can never be done but we can try. We all come from different background and taught differently and so does our mindset.
My solution would be if we could show the dirty side of big billionaires and the government that is mostly responsible for the air pollution cause. The harms that bring to our people and the cancer that the poor people get from indoor air pollution. These poor workers that build our laptops, IPhones, samsungs. They are humans too, just like us.
To prevent air pollution individually, we can all use the public transport. Try to stop smoking if there are any smokers that are reading this. We can use less electricity and make use of daylight as much as possible.
Not only that we are suffering from air pollution but our future generation will suffer more. Imagine our children and their children. We need to consider these and try our best from destroying this earth. We have done enough damage already.
Dense grey fog is falling down above the city but you have 45 km more driving to home until the fog has covered you. You are driving faster but it catches you. It cuts your way. You have nowhere to go beside to pass it in front of its eyes.
But, it is standing right in front of you, it is watching you, it is feeling your fear, it is mocking to you and says: - ,,You challenged me with your everyday driving with your cars. The garbage thrown around, the forests that are destroyed, the unfiltered factory chimneys are calling me and now you can't run away. I came here to clear up our bills. Every polluted cell that you've sent to me I will send back to you. You destroyed my organs so I'll destroy yours too."
You shouldn't wait the grey fog to turn into black. Start from today because we can't change our organs. Keep the air clean!
My solution is an animation linking measures we have to take due to the polluted air (e.g. pollution mask) to the source of this pollution (in this case traffic). The question written on the image aims to make people consider how they, too, contribute to the air pollution by using fossil fuel transportation.
I have completed this challenge. The text I would use for Facebook:
'You do not have to be a scientist or an environmentalist to know, that air pollution is getting worse. With growing traffic the amount of harmful substances in the air is growing, too.
It is up to us to change it.
With small steps we can make a huge difference together. We can reduce the number of cars on the road and traffic jams by using public transport, carpooling (sharing rides) or walking by feet/using bicykle.
For the better quality of air, make changes today.'
If it is necessary to use shorter version:
'For the better quality of air, make changes today.
Air pollution is getting worse and it is up to us to change it.
We can reduce the number of cars on the road and traffic jams by using public transport, carpooling (sharing rides) or walking by feet/using bicykle.
With small steps we can make a huge difference together.'
Video was sent to you via email on the 30the of March. Music is from YouTube Audio Library: I Am a Man Who Will Fight for Your Honor.
Have a nice day!
Air pollutants emitted from cars cause cancer and contribute to such problems as heart disease, birth defects, asthma and eye irritation.
Carbon monoxide. Hydrocarbons. Nitrogen oxides.
This will matter when you will see it with your own eyes.
I hope that day you will still be able to see.
I am sure that the only way to get people to think about environmental problems is their involvement and practical demonstration. Air pollution, especially outside the big cities is not as visible issue, even if it touches everyone. My solution is a government established one day in the year / 24 hours, when is strictly forbidden to go by car or other non-electrical transport. This day would be, for example, Saturday. Regarding with this day, the people would create the food supplies, so stores would not lose profits, and also it is a great way to remind people the importance of movement for health. That day might television stations broadcast a short spot during the ads about pollution caused by cars and options for reduction by the individuals. Exemptions should be only for rescue, police and fire brigades. If this one day would be implemented across the EU, it would be an opportunity for scientists to create the studies for politicians to demonstrate that the EU is a leader in the fight against global warming and meet the Paris climate agreement and for people to improve their health.
Can you picture yourself here? How would you feel if this was the everyday reality? You wake up, open the window and you see... nothing! This is not a joke nor a dream - wake up!
This is becoming our reality. We can't let that happen because we deserve fresh AIR, warm SUN, blue SKY, beautiful NATURE! You are important and your effort counts! Open your eyes while you can still see.
We have to act now because later will be TOO late!
Don`t "invest" in oil to destroy nature, INVEST in the power of wind to maintain nature clean. #greenenergy #investmore #protectnature
In the movies, "the good" always wins. What if we imagine our current situation with air pollution as a movie? Humans vs. Earth. Who is "the good" there?
Since we are destroying our planet and all living beings without any good cause, it means that we are "the bad" in this movie. Does that mean that we will lose the fight?
No, not if we change the strategy - if we form an alliance with nature and fight "the bad" together. Who do you want that loser to be? Earth, humans or air pollution?
Choose wisely - give this movie a happy en