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Zambrero – A mexican with mission

One of the best part of being Human is that we have a feeling – a feeling of love, care, affection and sorrow. What ever the nationality you have, which ever religion you follow, that doesn’t matter and what matter is it really hurts when you suffer.

Ever since I landed Australia, I was always looking forward to be the part of any social organisation through volunteering and finally, today, I got that opportunity.

Zambrero – a plate 4 plate movement

How many of you had lunch today?

How many of you will have dinner tonight?

The event started with this two questions and almost, everyone raise their hands.

Even I…….

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Blog 1 – Big Idea Competition

 

Well, I was Lucky enough to get entry in The BiG Idea competition even in the last hour. Thanks to Bikesh, a social Champ in our Uni who called me last week and invited me to be the part of the competition and this time, there was no any chance to miss this great opportunity.

The Big Idea competition is a national social enterprise competition for Australian university undergraduate and postgraduate students, organised by The Big Issue national magazine.

”Don’t assume, be empathetic, dream big, work hard, co-design, prototype and remember it’s not about you, it’s about those that you are designing for! Make sure your idea meets a need in the market and ultimately contributes to positive social impact and change.”

This inspiring words from our Program Manager Ashley Clarke really inspired me to deeply research in the social issue of Australia.

Well, there were number of social issues like disability, crimes, unemployment, bullying in school, sexual assault but the unemployment issue in Western Sydney region really impact me to do more research on this problem. As per report of Youth action, Youth who are around 15 to 24 years of age have high rate of unemployment in Western region. But the most interesting factor is that there are some percentage of disengaged youth who are not even attending school nor doing jobs or not even taking any training. They are completely disengaged. So, the increasing number of disengaged youth in Western Sydney is creating other social issues like drug abuse, mental health problem and the economy of that region is very low.

I thought this will be the perfect social issue for the Big Idea competition. So, Today, I proposed my research with other two members of our team and they were convinced. Finally, this is our topic and we will be doing research on this issue. We even did some brainstorming over our idea. Our motive is to develop a social business that will help to reduce the disengaged youth rate in western Sydney.

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At the moment, we have sent a draft of our idea to the Program Manager Ashley and We have been provided Mentor, Upamali Amarakoon. Every Tuesday at 11 am to 2 pm we have a meet up in Social innovation hub.

So, our next activities are to meet with our Mentor and brief our idea to her. The second thing is to carry out the research work to clearly define the problem going through Human centered design.

 

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