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There are many primary schools throughout Belize and the main writing tool of the students is a pencil. Traditionally, pencils are made using wood; but, what if they could be made with another material, like paper?Every week, newspapers are bought, read and later discarded. My idea is to create pencils made from recycled newspapers and market initially to Belizean primary school students and later to the Caribbean.Paper pencils are not a new concept, but, it is to Belize. Such a business will not only create employment, but create an environmentally friendly product through the use of recycled newspaper to make pencils, rather and using the traditional wood.
Name
Keon
Last name
Clare
At what stage is your proposal?
Idea phase
What category/categories do you want to address with your idea?
Employment
Describe the need or problem you want to address
I want to create employment opportunities for young persons through the creation of a product new to Belize.
What is the main product or service you will offer?
Pencils made from recycled newspaper.
Briefly describe the community or population that will benefit from your solution and how do you plan to involve them in the project
The target employment population are young men that may be unskilled and/or may only have a primary school education. They will employed in the manufacturing of the pencils.
Does your proposal have a business model (i.e. strategy to generate revenue)? Please describe
Yes; majority, if not all, primary school students in Belize use pencil as their main writing tool. The pencils will be marketed to them and later for export to the Caribbean and Central America.
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