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Global Problem Solvers: The Series – Episode 2.5: The Business Plan

Global Problem Solvers: The Series – Episode 2.5: The Business Plan


(engine whirring) – My name is Putri, and I have assembled a team to take on our world’s toughest challenges. ♪ Global Problem Solvers ♪ ♪ Let’s go! ♪ (Huti hoots) – Cristina, the hurricane has flooded so many roads. There is no way we can get our emergency classroom kits to teachers. – Ivy, what about your Aunt Sherry? Doesn’t the Air Force have more high-water vehicles? – I checked. They’re all being used to deliver food and water to people in need. – You’ve visited Tampa many times. Is there anyone here who you think can help? (chimes twinkle) – Hmmm … When I was young, my grandparents used to take me to Tampa’s “Monster Truck Showdown.” Humongous trucks would race and perform stunts in an arena. My favorite truck was called Lightning Bolt. Even then I loved anything that had to do with weather. That truck was unstoppable, like a storm! Those monster trucks can drive through anything. And with the hurricane canceling the Monster Truck Showdown, maybe its trucks are available. They could deliver our emergency classroom kits to shelters across Tampa. – Great idea Ivy. But how would we pay for the trucks, drivers, and fuel? – That’s where my entrepreneurial spirit comes in. I am hoping the Monster Truck Showdown will see the value in helping us. As their trucks deliver our kits across Tampa, they will also be advertising for the showdown. Once the showdown starts up again, attendance will skyrocket. (Huti hoots) – Now we just need Florida’s Department of Education to buy our kits. Then we have a pretty strong plan. (Huti hoots) – I will craft a business plan to build, sell, and deliver the kits. We can use it to pitch both the showdown and Florida’s education commissioner. (Huti hoots) – [Group] Huti, enough! (Huti hoots) – Ivy and Kelile, talk to the showdown’s promoter. Adrien and Beela, talk to the education commissioner. Global Problem Solvers, let’s go! – Bone Crusher meet Executioner! Vroom. Woo hoo! The crowd goes wild! – Uh, Mr. Randazzo? – Oh, I’m sorry. (cars crash) How can I help you kids? With our city mostly underwater, I’ve got nothing but time on my hands. – We have an idea that might solve your problem. And ours. – Well, OK. Lemme hear it! – I have the electric company on the other line. They say power is still weeks away from reaching schools. – Uh, Commissioner Gardner? – Oh, pardon me. (sighs) Now, where did you children say you’re from? – We came here from Tampa. – Tampa? The hurricane has brought education there to a standstill. – Well, we are also here with a solution. – Lemme hear it! (engine whirls) – Beela, how’s it going with Florida’s education commissioner? – She has agreed to buy a kit for every shelter in Tampa! – That’s incredible. Kelile, how’s it going at the Monster Truck Showdown? – Uh, pretty good. The showdown has agreed to deliver our kits. Thankfully, they will also provide drivers. – Yeah! – Yee haw! (engine whirls)

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