#219 CREATING SMART JOURNALISTS UNION (S.J.U)

By skillzy

Summary

Nigeria being one of the African Nations with the highest population is filled with alot of unbanked citizens who lack trust for government controlled institutions . With only a few of the country’s citizens being aware of the cryptocurrency ecosystem, it is a great opportunity to increase the awariness, adoption, acceptance and follwership of smartcash in this Nation. I being the chairman of the Nigerian Union of Women Journalists , Kaduna State Chapter; intend to introduce journalists to decentralization and cryptocurrency through conferences and workshops; laying huge emphasis on the adoption of cryptocurrency using Smartcash to site examples. With journalists who are key players in the dissemination of information in the scene, it won’t take long before Nigeria is turned into a Smartcash Nation with a huge amount of its populace being aware of cryptocurrency and having Smartcash being the first cryptocurrency they bought.

Description

CREATING SMART JOURNALISTS UNION (S.J.U)


Summary
Nigeria being one of the African Nations with the highest population is filled with alot of unbanked citizens who lack trust for government controlled institutions . With only a few of the country’s citizens being aware of the cryptocurrency ecosystem, it is a great opportunity to increase the awariness, adoption, acceptance and follwership of smartcash in this Nation.

I being the chairman of the Nigerian Union of Women Journalists , Kaduna State Chapter; intend to introduce journalists to decentralization and cryptocurrency through conferences and workshops; laying huge emphasis on the adoption of cryptocurrency using Smartcash to site examples.

With journalists who are key players in the dissemination of information in the scene, it won’t take long before Nigeria is turned into a Smartcash Nation with a huge amount of its populace being aware of cryptocurrency and having Smartcash being the first cryptocurrency they bought.

Objective
The core objective of this proposal is to create mass awareness for Smartcash in Nigeria by holding three (3) conferences and workshops in three Nigerian states which are mainly centered on journalists (and other press personnels) who would in turn write and publish articles about Smartcash in various media.

We will be setting up a Smartcash Journalists Union in each state, and these union will be made up of various types of press personnels ranging from news-caster, journalists to bloggers. Members of this union will be given the duty of promoting Smartcash through various press mediums.

How we intend to achieve this
I and my team will be holding three (3) conferences and three (3) workshops in three different Nigerian states. These conference will be held in each state’s capital which is usually populated by highly educated, intelligent and influential iindividuals whose adoption of Smartcash will make huge difference. Amongst these individuals are lawyers, engineers, doctors, journalists, etc.

These conferences will be centered on journalists and other press personnels in the state. During each conference we will be encouraging these journalists to contribute their quota to the betterment of the country by promoting cryptocurrency which ensures freedom and full participation in the nation’s financial decisions.

After each conference in each state we will have journalists who whole heartedly accepted to make the shift from fiat currency to cryptocurrency (Smartcash) write and publish cryptocurrency related articles centered on Smartcash through various media which include Print, Online, TV and Radio broadcast and also follow up on Smartcash community on Twitter, Telegram and Discord.

A Smartcash Journalists Union (S.J.U) will be setup in each state, in which each will have a chairman who leads the union towards the goals of Smartcash. Each subset of the Union in the conquered states will hold one workshop every three months to imtroduce new individuals to the Smartcash community and the cryptocurrency ecosystem as a whole.

I and my team will be making an introductory smartcash handbook for newbies; this handbook is geared towards explaining what cryptocurrency is and why it’s adoption is important and simplified information on the features of Smartcash and how to be part of the Smartcash community.

The Smartcash handbook and some other souvenirs such as Smartcash T-shirts, Pen, and Jotters will be shared in these conferences to increase non-verbal adverts outside the conference room .

Project Kick-off and Duration
We intend to start work immediately this proposal is aproved, currently we are working on the Smartcash handbook which contains basic subjects on Smartcash.

This project is to be embarked on for three months, which means we will be concentrating on one state per/month.

We intend to start with Kaduna state which happens to be one of the states with the largest landmark and population as well. Kaduna State has a population of 6.3 million people with about 60% being civil servants who are tired of the inflation of the country’s currency and corruption of the government and so seek other means to secure their financial futures.

Next we will be taking on Katsina state, a state which has a population of 6.7 million people and happens to be the border to Niger Republic and other nations.

Lastly we will be having the last conference in Lagos state. This is a state which used to be the country’s Federal Capital Territory. With most of the locals unbanked and highly learned, it is a fertile soil to plant Smartcash as the number one cryptocurrency of the people where all is fair.

Who is Coin-fairy
Coin-fairy is a journalist, cryptocurrency enthusiast and fashion designer who bought her first cryptocurrency (bitcoin) in the third quarter of 2016 and ever since has clung to the idea of financial freedom and transparency which cryptocurrency promises.

Since 2016, she has dedicated part of her time researching and advocating for the adoption of cryptocurrency. She has been able to convince a couple of store owners to accept bitcoin in her community so she can be totally unbanked.

She is also the chairman of Nigerian Association of Women Journalists, Kaduna State Chapter. An association filled with vibrant women journalists who write for various renowned media houses across Nigeria and abroad.

Why I chose Smartcash
Since my discovery and adoption of cryptocurrency, I have researched and used a handful of cryptocurrencies and almost all of them seemed to be the same with only those who have huge amounts of the coin being the only ones with the voice but once I discovered Smartcash everything changed.

My love for Smartcash grew after I bought my first Smartcash and participated in the voting of some proposals. Knowing that everyone in the community has a voice and opinion that is respected no matter the amount of Smartcash you have in your wallet made me want to be part of its community as well as contribute my quota to its goal and overall success.

My Team
My team is made up of five highly educated cryptocurrency lovers and adoption activists. Amongst them are; a programmer, an engineer and three journalists who write for renowned media houses in Nigeria.

Each person in my team became aware and adopted cryptocurrency during my little workshops which I have had a handful of with about 40-50 people present in each.

Validation
To validate the progress of this project, I and my team will be uploading reports, pictures and other evidence on the Smartcashdiscord server which will validate the amount of work being done by I and my Team

Budget Breakdown
Kaduna State, Katsina state and Lagos state
Conference Room = $500
Advert = $50
Sound = $210
Alternative Power. = $200
Photo coverage = $180
Souvenirs (Smartcash pen, handbook and t-shirt) = $1400
Pull-up = $70
Banner = $50
Graphic Design. = $100
Transportation (5 persons) = $250
Accommodation (5 persons) = $1000
Feeding (5 persons) = $120
Team bounty. = $1250
Subtotal = $5,381
Contingency = $600
Total. = $5, 981

Categories

Outreach

Milestones

Date Amount (US$) Amount (Σ) Description Status
May 09, 2018 2,100.00 124,796.81 * Kaduna State: We will be holding our first set of conference, seminar and workshop in Kaduna State which is one of the states with the largest population in Nigeria. In progress
June 09, 2018 1,331.00 79,097.41 * Katsina State: Katsina will be the second state in which we will be holding conferences and setting up a Smart Journalists Union which will be made up of Journalists who will promote Smartcash efficiently through various media channels. In progress
July 09, 2018 2,550.00 151,538.98 * Lagos State: this will be last state we will be holding conferences, seminars and workshops. We will also be setting up a Smart Journalists Union which will supervise and oversee the other sub-unions in the remaining states. In progress
* Estimated

Requested Amount

  • Total USD: 5,981.00
  • Estimated SMART: 355,433.20
  • Estimated BTC: 1.82337231

Schedule

  • Created Date: Thursday, April 19, 2018
  • Voting Deadline: Thursday, May 3, 2018 13:24:00 UTC
  • Payment Date: Payments will be made in accordance with the delivered milestones

Status

  • Funds Allocated (Not Started)

Votes

98.04%
Yes (579,800.31)
1.71%
No (10,103.97)
0.25%
Abstain (1,499.60)

Voting Audit

Address Voting Power Vote Is Valid

Comments

  • nitego 05/02/2018 00:59

    Questions: 1.Do journalist really have that much influence in Nigeria where a good number of people or on the internet on their phones accessing news via social media. 2. Your team of experts how knowledgable are they on smartcash? what makes us unique ?

    skillzy 05/02/2018 05:55

    The press (I.e. Journalists included) play a vital and major role in the dissemination of information in all Nations and so they have that much power. They just don't disseminate information through print alone, some of them have online media houses they work with, hence the information people access through social media. Above all it is journalists that source for information for the rest of a Country's populace which could be accessed online or offline. Yes, we are quite knowledgabae about Smartcash and what makes it unique. We mentioned one out of the many in the "Why Smartcash" section. Which is what really drived us to contribute to the community; as we share in its purpose and goals. Thanks for the questions.