We have put together a curated list of about 20 campaign ideas that you can choose from.
Solar powered computer lab
Computer labs for school are synonymous to books for libraries. In this 21st century computers are a must for any educational institution that wants to produces students that would compete and add value to the community and workforce. Our first campaign idea is a computer lab for schools and this should be powered with solar as we are aware of the current power shortage. The lab can also serve for an adult education centre for the community
School Building / Classroom
A school building or classroom is ideal before a computer lab campaign is started if there is no available building for the computer lab. The benefits and satisfaction of have been part of team or year that is responsible for putting together a campaign for a new school building is quite overwhelming. The building can serve many dual purposes, for the computer lab, for a library, for an auditorium etc.
School / Community Library
Books are the highway to an innovative mind and a library holds large quantities of books and is open to the entire community to encourage and support learning and seeking of knowledge. The purpose is to help every member of the school community — students, staff, families and the public gain new knowledge, skills and dispositions for learning and personal development that they will use throughout their lives
Renovate / Build Football Pitch
Sports plays a great role in our life as it keeps us healthy, wealthy and active. Great achievements come our way when we maintain our physical and mental well-being. Football happens to be one of the most popular sports in the world. Having a standard football pitch will encourage students to take up the active sports and also encourage inter-school tournaments all year round.
Bore-hole / Water System Development
Access to clean water isn't just a matter of thirst and hunger, sanitation and hygiene but a matter of opportunity for livelihoods through agriculture, an opportunity for more sustainable nutrition through growing crops and an opportunity for better education through more time for studies currently wasted queuing water for not just the school children but the community. The building a borehole connected to a solar-powered water system to provide water to the students, staff and community which can be utilized for all domestic uses including farming and irrigation.
School / Community Solar Farm
A solar farm is where solar panels are used to ‘harvest’ energy from the sun in larger numbers. The size of a site might range from one acre to 100 acres. The panels can be set on the ground in a field or on the roof of a commercial building; anywhere where the sun’s rays can be captured. The energy that is made can be used to cover the school energy needs and with any surplus being fed into the national grid, generating revenue a return of around 6% a year.
School / Community Food Bank
Eradicating hunger and poverty has to be an action that concerns everyone. The concept of food bank, which is a place where stocks of food, typically basic provisions and non-perishable items, are supplied free of charge to people in need. The management, stocking, distribution and support of this venture requires lots of effort, cost and dedication. However, the benefits provide nourishment to people in need as times are very tough and it is definitely not the easiest thing to make money. Many people struggle and food banks help needy people and they can help save people lives
Successful JETS Club/ Engineering Innovative Projects Development
Have you ever been involved or been part of team that developed a project that was successful and relevant but couldn’t go any further due to lack of funds to create a commercial working product of the prototype. Personally, been part of the jets club and involved in several projects I know that feeling. That can now change as you can plan an active campaign for your project and get it developed and ready for the commercial market.
School / Community Farming (Plants, Livestock & Fishing)
Farming is one of the biggest industries in Nigeria and has taken a dramatic turn to a better direction in recent years, creating jobs and opportunities. The benefits of setting up a medium to large scale farm as well as for food independent will also support the educational aspects of learning and as a means for commerce where produce can be sold off in the markets place.
School Community Center / Event Hall
A school having their own event centre or hall can be quite a lucrative venture and beneficial for times when there is need for an indoor event, celebration, training or disco. The hall can also be rent out to the public for a subsidised fee to cater for the management and maintenance of the facility. Its a place where members of a community tend to gather for group activities, social support, public information, and other purposes.
AI/Machine Learning Center
With the growing popularity of Artificial Intelligence and AI-enabled smart solutions for businesses, Machine Learning is also gaining rapid prominence in the global business world. Machine learning is proactive and specifically designed for "action and reaction" industries. With the promise of an algorithm economy that is destined to take over the normal business environment in a few years, it is imperative that more AI or ML students, enthusiasts, and practitioners take the time to learn and understand the subject to fully understand the scope of Machine Learning applications for the business world.
Robotic Research Center
The goals of most robotic projects are the advancement of abilities in one or more of the following technological areas: Artificial intelligence, effectors and mobility, sensor detection and especially robotic vision, and control systems. Having a research centre with state of the art technology and advanced equipments will play a pivotal role in the country relevant participation both locally and internationally in this futuristic domain. Examples of interesting robotic projects include: Object Tracker & Follower Robot Using Raspberry Pi; Rough Terrain Beetle Robot; Smart Solar Grass Cutter with Lawn Coverage; Automatic Vacuum Cleaner Robot Project.; Joystick Controlled Steering Mechanism Vehicle; High Performance Hovercraft with Power Turning etc.
Building Olympic Standard Swimming Pool
Swimming have been researched to give your muscles a makeover, transform you into a cardio king, turn back the clock, and calm you quicker than a secluded beach in the Bahamas. Other benefits relates to Full body workout, Great for general wellbeing, De-stresses and relaxes, Burns those calories, Lowers the risk of diseases, Supports the body, Increases your energy levels and Exercising without the sweat. A pool owned and managed by the school can also be made open to the community for a subsidised fee which would be used to maintain the facility.
Building Standard Basketball Court
Basketball is one of the most popular sports in the world and one of the most widely viewed. Its also a great way for kids to get active and have fun. Whether you are out shooting hoops by yourself, playing a game of pick-up basketball or on an elite competitive team, basketball is a great way to get fit and stay in shape. In fact, even President Barack Obama plays the game on a daily basis as part of his fitness regimen. A great workout that can help you: burn calories (an hour of basketball can burn 630–750 calories), build endurance, improve balance and coordination develop concentration and self-discipline, build up muscle etc.
New School Bus
If your school does not have a school bus it might be the time to consider having one as the benefits are several. Parents should also take into consideration the benefits of having their children ride the school bus. The benefits include: It can teach children time management, Taking a school bus is safe, It provides economic benefits, It provides convenience to students, It greener thus reduces air pollution, School buses improve traffic conditions, It keeps kids more active and It encourages independence. A fleet of school buses can be shared and managed by several schools who reside in close proximity to each other.
Excusrion Visit to NASA or Other Similar Educational Places
Benefits of travelling are priceless, and as students there so much history and adventure out there, so you need to Educate Your Mind to be able to Change the World. An organised tailor-made school trip to the world most incredible sites such as NASA, Pyramid of Egypt, Grand Canyon, best educational museums, archaeological sites, and historic architecture, the Coliseum in Rome, Greece to see the ruins of the Acropolis and so on.
My School Got Talent Show
With all said and done, the human imagination is what stands out the most, and hidden talents should not be hidden any more. With My School Got Talent show, anyone with a unique talent can be discovered and consequently make their school and family proud. Voting can be opened up to all schools pupils to vote for their favourite acts. A more social activity which can lead to future stars been discovered in an instant. Give it a try!
Drainage / Anti-Flooding System
The recent flooding in Nigeria exposed a host of problems with our drainage system that has since been swept under the carpet as they were not disruptive, until now. The 0.5 rise in sea water level which has led to massive flooding nationwide with over 30 million people would be displaced in 30 states and 100 local government areas in the federation. Yes, I agree it’s a state and or national government issue, like all most issues, but I would differ that we can help in fixing the problem as the entire community will benefit from the solution. The disruption to students and schools especially is a driving force to take action and start a campaign.
Road Development / Construction
As you have seen, you can literally raise funds for just about anything, but what if we look at our immediate problems, like a very bad road you take to school everyday. Guess what, the delays from that bad road, pot holes and traffic especially in bad weather like flooding is experienced by everyone who plights that road, so fixing it will be a big relief to the whole community. And I am very positive with proper planning the state government will be very supportive towards the project.
School / Community Health Clinic / Sick Bay
School health services operate where most adolescents are, and are accessible to families. They overcome barriers such as transportation, inconvenient locations or appointment systems. They can act on multiple determinants of health, including public health interventions and environmental change strategies. They are also highly valued by pupils, parents and communities and can provide links between schools and communities. Reports suggest that school health services have the potential to reach the underserved, low-income, and high-risk populations with basic health care.