#671 SmartCash for Newly Admitted Students of The University of Cape Coast (UPDATED)

By Alhassan Abdul Basit

Summary

Having consulted some members of the SmartHive, I have revised my previous proposal #507 and I hope it meets the kind consideration of all. The previous proposal didn’t pass the test of voting with a little difference of 2.65% (50.71% voted No while 48.06% voted Yes). In an attempt to act on the suggestions of some sampled Smarties, I have restructured the failed proposal hoping that You give me the chance to contribute my quota to this incentivized decentralized community. This is the link to my old proposal ( https://forum.smartcash.cc/t/smartcash-for-newly-admitted-students-of-the-university-of-cape-coast-updated/5009/4) I aim at contributing to the ultimate goal of massive adoption and usability by introducing SmartCash to newly admitted students of the 2018/2019 academic year. These fresh students represent a ‘Virgin Publics’ and do not probably have any idea about cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology. It serves as an opportunity to introduce SmartCash to them as they start their journeys to getting their first degree. This is obviously not a new idea to this community but I believe that even existing ideas can prove viable and significant when introduced well to new markets. This is known as Market Development which proves beneficial as a growth strategy. This proposal shall be executed with a budget of $1302

Description

Who am I?

I am Alhassan Abdul Basit on Facebook ((https://web.facebook.com/alhassan.abdulbasit.77) and @Mr. SmartCash on the Discord community. I am a Bachelor of Commerce graduand and a SmartCash advocate in the University of Cape Coast. Just like everyone here, I believe that SmartCash is the future and a real example of a 21st century currency because of its incentivized and decentralized nature. I also believe that students should be our target if we really want to precipitate the massive adoption and invasion of SmartCash as a generally accepted medium of exchange.

My vision is to see SmartCash being adopted as a store of value and medium of exchange inside the University of Cape Coast and beyond. I seek an opportunity from community members to achieve this vision.

What are the primary revisions to the old proposal #507?

In the previous proposal we aimed at organizing five (5) different workshops at hall levels within the University to educate fresh students. In this current one we aim at organizing just one big workshop to educate our target audience. There is a significant cost reduction from $2940 to $1302 representing 55.71% reduction in the previous budget. We are going for a bigger venue this time and more work will be done on publicity so as to involve as many fresh students as possible.

What’s our aim?

Basically, our goal is to introduce SmartCash to a new set of publics (Fresh University Students) through a workshop/seminar. If approved, this shall further increase the size of the SmartCash community and aid the massive adoption and usability of SmartCash. Just like me, many students are ready to learn and embrace any idea that will lead to financial freedom. 

Execution of this project will trigger the invasion of SmartCash as a generally accepted medium of exchange and also educate students on all the benefits and merits of using SmartCash against other cryptocurrencies.

About the University of Cape Coast

The University of Cape Coast (https://www.ucc.edu.gh/aboutus/about-ucc) is one of the largest tertiary institutions in Ghana with an incremental annual enrollment status of about 15,650 students. The university, which is five kilometers west of Cape Coast, is on a hill overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. It operates on two campuses: the Southern Campus (Old Site) and the Northern Campus (New Site). The University is very large with geographically dispersed students.

The good news is that most University students have laptops and smart phones and are actively involved in conversations on social media platforms such as WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Also, First year students reside in Halls with wireless internet connection which creates room for all-day internet connectivity. These serve as opportunities to introduce cryptocurrencies especially SmartCash to these fresh students since they have the needed devices to join the ‘Smart Train’.

Action Plan

 A workshop/seminar shall be organized inside the University community to educate Students about SmartCash. The education and training outline for participants is detailed below:

  • At the workshop, all participants will be given a general education on the Blockchain technology and crypto currencies. They will be lectured on SmartCash and given practical training on how to set up Smart Wallets and its features, how to send/receive SMARTS, buying/selling SMARTS on local exchanges and the merits of choosing SmartCash over other cryptocurrencies. Participants will also be educated on why they should invest in SmartCash with respect to SmartRewards and SmartHive projects.

Timeline for the project

This project shall be executed on 22nd September, 2018. 

Proposal Budget:

Transportation   $115

Hiring Venue for Workshop  $255

Refreshments for all Participants  $150

SmartCash T-shirts   $300

Communication, Publicity, data calls  $90

Photographer/Cameraman $150

Tokens for Participants in SMARTS   $50

Banner for Workshop   $130

Sub-total  $1240

Contingency (5%*1240) $62

TOTAL   $1302

We are therefore asking for $1302 or equivalent number of SMARTS to execute this project.

Justification

We shall make every necessary reports, photos and videos available to members of this community.

Categories

Outreach

Milestones

Date Amount (US$) Amount (Σ) Description Status
September 21, 2018 1,302.00 77,902.21 * Preliminary preparations, transportation to the University, organize a day workshop, give out SmartCash T-shirts, educate fresh students about blockchain technology and SmartCash, give out airdrops, refreshment for participants. -
* Estimated

Requested Amount

  • Total USD: 1,302.00
  • Estimated SMART: 77,902.21
  • Estimated BTC: 0.39496418

Schedule

  • Created Date: Sunday, August 26, 2018
  • Voting Deadline: Sunday, September 9, 2018 20:15:00 UTC
  • Payment Date: Payments will be made in accordance with the delivered milestones

Status

  • Not Funded

Votes

24.41%
Yes (5,225,977.39)
72.08%
No (15,430,426.63)
3.50%
Abstain (750,165.48)

Voting Audit

Address Voting Power Vote Is Valid

Proposal Audit

Date Description Yes No
2018-08-26 11:34:30 Proposal created. Waiting for approval. -
2018-08-26 20:14:56 Open voting. Deadline up to 2018-09-09 20:14:56. (slpin1) -
2018-09-08 20:19:40 Last 24 hours of the vote. Σ 5165999.83906 Σ 15649273.60460
2018-09-09 20:15:45 Voting closed. Status: Not Funded. -

Comments

  • Alhassan Abdul Basit 08/26/2018 20:42

    Hello Smarties, I am here to answer your questions The link to my old proposals is here: https://vote.smartcash.cc/Proposal/Details/Introducing-SmartCash-to-Newly-Admitted-Students-of-the-University-of-Cape-Coast-UCC-Ghana

  • Alhassan Abdul Basit 08/26/2018 20:42

    Hello Smarties, I am here to answer your questions The link to my old proposals is here: https://vote.smartcash.cc/Proposal/Details/Introducing-SmartCash-to-Newly-Admitted-Students-of-the-University-of-Cape-Coast-UCC-Ghana

  • Alhassan Abdul Basit 08/26/2018 20:42

    Hello Smarties, I am here to answer your questions The link to my old proposals is here: https://vote.smartcash.cc/Proposal/Details/Introducing-SmartCash-to-Newly-Admitted-Students-of-the-University-of-Cape-Coast-UCC-Ghana