Safe Sex!

Safe Sex!

Singapore
Organization type: 
nonprofit/ngo/citizen sector
Budget: 
< $1,000
Project Summary
Elevator Pitch

Concise Summary: Help us pitch this solution! Provide an explanation within 3-4 short sentences.

A SexTEE initiative that will provide 20% of the proceeds to teenage sex community toll-free helplines. The rest will go into operation costs and future innovation plans.

About You
Organization:
National Junior College
Section 1: About You
First Name

NJC

Last Name

InE

Website
Country
Section 2: About Your Organization
Is your initiative connected to an established organization?

Organization Name

National Junior College

Organization Phone
Organization Address
Organization Country
How long has this organization been operating?

Less than a year

Your idea
Country your work focuses on
Innovation
What makes your innovation unique?

Since it is difficult to discourage adolescents to abstain from sex totally, what we can do is to encourage them to practice safe sex by using condoms. With this in mind, we propose printing/selling T-shirts that carry funny/amusing advertisements with appealing/trendy designs featuring the advantages of using condoms. While it should be aesthetically pleasing, the message must be clear. There can be many designs, from the simplistic I (heart) condoms, to the usage of bananas in all sorts of appearance. Examples of amusing euphemisms can be seen from most Durex advertisements. Teenagers hang out at the same joints, providing the perfect platform for by the apt use of walking advertisements - the fastest and most efficient way to help raise awareness for the need to practice safety if their inherent desires cannot be curbed, and in a profitable way.

Do you have a patent for this idea?

Impact
Tell us about the social impact of your innovation. Please include both numbers and stories as evidence of this impact

We aim to impact youths by imbuing awareness of sex, and what they are actually getting into.

Problem: Describe the primary problem(s) that your innovation is addressing

Primary problem would be mass adoption. In a semi-conservative society like Singapore, sex may still be a taboo topic/area.

Also, females might be uncomfortable to wear such loud clothes around.

Actions: Describe the steps that you are taking to make your innovation a success. Include a description of the business model. What might prevent that success?

Proceeds of the sale will go into covering running overheads and engaging street designers to rejuvenate and innovate designs. It is a constant cycle. Designers may be unwilling to associate themselves with a social enterprise to protect their image. In this case, we'll approach amateur polytechnic design students and ask them to design for a nominal fee

Results: Describe the expected results of these actions over the next three years. Please address each year separately, if possible

Year 1 - Conclusion of designs and start off with street sales
Year 2 - Appeal for media coverage
Year 3 - Push for mass adoption, promotion in schools, engage more sexuality talks

How many people will your project serve annually?

What is the average monthly household income in your target community, in US Dollars?

$1000 - 4000

Does your innovation seek to have an impact on public policy?

No

If your innovation seeks to impact public policy, how?

If possible, we are looking at reducing the punishment for adolescent sex, yet pushing for self-awareness on adverse consequential effects.

Sustainability
What stage is your Social Enterprise in?

Idea phase

Does your organization have a board of directors or an advisory board?

Yes

Does your organization have a non monetary partnerships with NGOs?

No

Does your organization have a non monetary partnerships with businesses?

No

Does your organization have a non monetary partnerships with government?

No

Please tell us more about how partnerships could be critical to the success of your Social Enterprise

Partnerships with official associations like Ministry of Community Development, Youth and Sports (Singapore)(MCYS) will give our organisation legitimacy and much needed coverage and dissemination.

We would like to learn more about how your initiative is financially supported. Please explain your business plan/revenue model

To begin with, we will collect orders for our designs before actually printing them, as we are all beginning from a 0 capital basis

Proceeds of the sale will go into covering running overheads and engaging street designers to rejuvenate and innovate designs. It is a constant cycle. Designers may be unwilling to associate themselves with a social enterprise to protect their image. In this case, we'll approach amateur polytechnic design students and ask them to design for a nominal fee

The Story
What was the defining moment that led you to this innovation?

We students are constantly being taught about teenage sex and how it could give rise to unwanted pregnancies and disruptions to academica. Yet, we saw a gaping hole; there was a lack of an effective, appropriate and relevant domain that could appeal and simultaneously, constantly etch the all-important message into their mind.

Tell us about the person—the social innovator—behind this idea.

We are a small group of 3 currently enrolled in year one of Junior College (or 11th grade, Junior Year equivalent) We are part of a school entity called Innovation and Enterprise Club.

How did you first hear about Changemakers?

College or university

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