Project Name: A Kindergarten for Tribal Children in Rural India Location: Hazarwadi, Maharashtra, India Application Club's Length of Affiliation: 8 years Parent Organization: Nandanvan Trust (Integrated Tribal and Watershed Development Program), Jesuitenmission Nurnberg, Germany Website: www.jesuitenmission.de/projekte/projekte-in-asien/indien/watershed-programm.html Project Funding Breakdown:
Labor: masonry, carpentry, plumbing, electrical $1700
Construction materials: cement, steel, wood, paint, wiring $3400
Sanitation equipment: toilet, sinks, pipes $200
Misc.: windows, doors, ventilation system $200
TOTAL: $5500 Purpose of the Grant: Nandanvan has successfully used watershed development ("catching the rain") in desertified areas of Maharashtra, India to replenish groundwater, to increase agricultural production, and to improve the lives of tribal inhabitants, amongst the poorest people of India. To ensure the sustainability of this socio-economic advancement, it is essential that children, especially girls, of these communities receive an education. Fundamental learning skills and habits necessary for attending public schools can be acquired in kindergarten. This DG will finance construction of a kindergarten building in Hazarwadi to serve 48 tribal families in three villages, where a watershed program was just completed. The 50m2 building will contain a classroom, kitchen, and sanitation facilities. A needed foundation for future education will be provided, bringing sustainability to the new socio-economic growth.
Project Name: Center for Families and Children to Read and Learn
Location: Murang'a County, Kenya Application Club's Length of Affiliation: 5 years Parent Organization: Stahili Foundation Website: www.stahili.org Project Funding Breakdown:
Conversion of container into workable library space $3000
Books and resources (office and stationary supplies, chairs, tables, etc.) $2500
TOTAL: $5500 Purpose of the Grant: Poverty and lack of access to good education have been driving forces of family separation in parts of Kenya, leading many children to live in orphanages even though they have families. Education and training services for children and their caregivers are key factors in keeping families together. The DG funds will establish a community learning facility and library for families and children in Murang'a County, Kenya, which will be created from a converted shipping container. The Centre will be the first library in the community and will host innovative educational programming to primarily aid women and children and strengthen independent and resilient families. Through education, families will be able to enjoy a space where they can learn, read, and grow together.
Project Name: Euphrasia Women's Centre Training Programs
Location: Ngong, Kenya Application Club's Length of Affiliation: 25 years Parent Organization: Our Lady of Charity of the Good Shepherd Website: www.ewc.co.ke Project Funding Breakdown:
Training materials: dress making /design/hairdressing/beauty $1400
Training materials: cookery and baking $1800
Lunch/Tea for trainees (daily nutrition guaranteed) $1500
Water tank (basic sanitation and program operation) $800
TOTAL: $5500 Purpose of the Grant: Euphrasia Women's Centre (EWC) addresses problems defined by FAWCO as critical: unemployment, crime, prostitution, and violence in Ngong, Kenya slums. EWC will train at least 50 women in dressmaking and design; hairdressing and beauty; cookery and baking, giving them the skills for jobs that will generate sustainable income needed to transform their lives. Since its founding in 1992, EWC has implemented its mission through activities that align with FAWCO's own goals of "...providing vocational training, teaching practical skills, promoting social entrepreneurial initiatives". The DG funds will be used to expand EWC's existing successful vocational training programs by purchasing training materials for these trades, leading to economic empowerment for these women and girls, improving their self-esteem and giving them alternatives to prostitution.
Project Name: Gardens Within Walls
Location: Casablanca, Morocco Application Club's Length of Affiliation: 1 and a half years Parent Organization: Relais Website: n/a Project Funding Breakdown:
Social worker (30% salary) $1200
Training costs: Trainer (2.5 days/week) $3000
Vegetable garden equipment: (tools, seeds) $900
Hen house equipment $400
TOTAL: $5500 Purpose of the Grant: This project is part of the reintegration of underage girls into society through support and training, using the DG funds to build a vegetable garden and raise chickens for eggs. The project will be carried out at the Abdessalam Bennani Childhood Protection Center. The detainees are girls aged between 5 and 18 years old. Personal development is one of the most effective levers for better social integration and combating recidivism. Alienation, lack of self-confidence, lack of self-esteem and the fear of not being accepted in society explain the high rates of recidivism. Increased confidence and skill learning, thanks to the activities proposed, will have a positive impact on their place of life at the center, therefore on society. The animal-based therapy will assist in creating an opportunity to be responsible for animals and develop a rapport with them.
Project Name: Handwerkerinnenhaus: Broadening Career Paths for Girls
Location: Köln, Germany Application Club's Length of Affiliation: 3 and a half years Parent Organization: n/a Website: www.handwerkerinnenhaus.org Project Funding Breakdown:
Teaching materials: $350
Materials (wood, metal fittings, coatings, paint) $1150
Publicity/outreach to schools $250
Personnel costs $3075
TOTAL: $5500 Purpose of the Grant: When girls don't finish school, they are vulnerable! They lack skills to negotiate the world around them; employment opportunities are limited, and they are at greater risk of being trafficked or otherwise compromised. Broadening Career Paths for Girls with the DG funds will provide critical interventions at differing stages of drop-out risk for girls in grades 5-10, many of whom come from challenging backgrounds. Through courses supported by professional craftswomen, educators and social workers, girls learn the basics of craftsmanship, operating machinery and safety measures. They receive career counseling, help find internships, structure and a safe place to work. Girls who have left school are able to complete their academic requirements. They rediscover a love of learning through practical application; their confidence grows, and self-esteem returns. They are back on track gaining skills, which will allow them to earn a livelihood and achieve independence.
Project Name: Hope Alive Foundation - Mary Handley initiative on Child Health and Education, Tertiary Education Project
Location: Malawi, East Africa Application Club's Length of Affiliation: 60 years Parent Organization: N/A Website: N/A Project Funding Breakdown:
6 student's tuition for 3 terms $450
Primary school uniforms for 43 children $417
2 sewing machines $778
Carpentry and joinery tools $730
2 sets bricklaying equipment $287
2 welding machines, tools and materials $556
Materials and supplies for use during classes $150
Qualified tutors from TEVET to teach, certify and assess $1042
Counselling/12 months, workshop and schools $700
Transport for supervision of activities and school visits $100
Additional office/internet expenses project related $190
Contingency fund for additional materials and equipment repairs $100
TOTAL: $5500 Purpose of the Grant: Children are currently assisted up to completion of secondary school - tuition fees, uniforms, books and materials are provided. Graduation is a huge achievement in difficult circumstances, but it rarely leads to employment. There is need to support more children in the completion of secondary school education and to create a Tertiary Education Project to provide skills training during the important transition period from high school graduation to financially independent adults. The DG funds would be used for tuition fees for 6 children and school uniforms for 43 and provision of skills training for graduates in the areas of tailoring, brick laying, plumbing, welding and joinery. The project would involve acquisition of equipment, hiring of qualified tutors to train, assess and issue recognized certification.
Project Name: Hope Schools
Location: East London, South Africa Application Club's Length of Affiliation: 2 years Parent Organization: Sophumelela Centre Incorporated Website: www.hopeschools.net Project Funding Breakdown:
Textbooks (2 subjects, 10 grades) $5500 Purpose of the Grant: Hope Schools (Grade 00 - Grade 9) provides holistic care for HIV/AIDS infected, affected or orphaned children from the townships and informal settlements of East London so they can become catalysts for improvement in their communities and country. Our children come from severely poverty-stricken homes. Our vision is to grow to Grade 12. The school added Grade 10 in 2019 and now has over 250 learners. We provide transportation, a feeding program, and a first-class education. We receive no government subsidy. The DG funds will allow us to continue building our textbook collection into 2019 and give our children a sense of pride in their "own" textbooks. Currently our teachers photocopy all materials for the children. It is a very time-consuming process that is also not environmentally friendly.
Project Name: Keeping Backpacks Full of Hope
Location: Dakar, Senegal Application Club's Length of Affiliation: 11 years Parent Organization: Women for Girls, WFG Website: www.womenforgirls.org Project Funding Breakdown:
School fees and scholastic books for 58 girls in secondary school $4600
School supplies for 58 girls - notebooks, paper and pens $400
Aminata Kouta salary and travel reimbursement $500
TOTAL: $5500 Purpose of the Grant: Secondary education for impoverished girls delays child marriage and pregnancy, creates increased economic growth, reduces population growth and improves children and women's health. Secondary education can end the vicious cycle of poverty. Keeping Backpacks Full of Hope benefits 174 people - our 58 slum-dwelling girls and their parents - by keeping these girls in secondary school. WFG supported these girls throughout elementary school when there were no school fees and we promised our support until they completed school. The DG funds will pay their school fees, supplies, and increase our coordinator's visits to their families and teachers. Keeping girls in high school is a yearly uphill battle, and so worth fighting; it is one sure way of giving girls the power to make proper choices later in life.
Project Name: Mama Anakuja - Educating Our Children
Location: Malindi, Kenya Application Club's Length of Affiliation: 10 years Parent Organization: n/a Website: www.mamaanakuja.org Project Funding Breakdown:
Primary School fees for 18 children ($300 X 18) $5500 Purpose of the Grant: Mama Anakuja's Home for Needy Children in Malindi, Kenya is a home to 104 children between the ages of 1 day to 18 years. These previously abandoned children are now cared for in an exceptional manner, fed, clothed, sheltered, receive health care and love. One thing the Home strives for is to give the children a good education, ensuring a brighter future for them all. Their biggest challenge is to find the school fees as they rely entirely on private funding and donations. They currently have 51 children in Primary School and the DG funds would provide the school fees for 18 children in a reputable Primary School for one year. This would really help the Home and give these children the advantage of a good education.
Project Name: Media Matters for Women Presents Mamie & Omo
Location: Sierra Leone, West Africa Application Club's Length of Affiliation: 2 and a half years Parent Organization: Media Matters for Women Website: www.mediamattersforwomen.org Project Funding Breakdown:
Salaries of 2 writers and presenters $3000
Salary of 1 Executive Producer $1500
Operations: staff transportation, Internet and mobile phone fees,
administrative support in bookkeeping $500
Equipment: audio recorders, external hard drive for archives,
CDs and flash cards for distribution to MMW Listening
Centers and radio stations $500
TOTAL: $5500 Purpose of the Grant: Mamie & Omo is an audio podcast, an innovative communication network run by journalists, each reaching 3,000 listeners per month, providing a public space for women's voices to be heard. Although radio is pervasive in Sierra Leone, women still lack information relevant to their lives. Our mission is to connect women and girls with knowledge that enables them to understand and fully enjoy their rights - using mobile phones. Through this, rural women and girls can gain knowledge by hearing timely messages, learn from their peers, share this drama series with friends and family. The DG funds will pay journalist salaries, audio equipment, internet and mobile phone fees and other expenses ensuring access to information and dialogue in local languages, without which these women are unaware of their rights and entitlements and cannot take effective action to challenge injustice and improve their lives.
Project Name: Tools for Equal Opportunities: Tutoring Disadvantaged Girls in Niger
Location: Niamey, Niger Application Club's Length of Affiliation: 6 years Parent Organization: Association les Amis de Hampaté Bâ Website: www.lesamishampateba.org Project Funding Breakdown:
12th grade, scientific track $,596
12th grade, literary track $1449
11th grade, scientific track $490
11th grade, literary track $490
10th grade, scientific track $490
10th grade, literary track $490
9th grade $490
TOTAL: $5500 Purpose of the Grant: Les Amis de Hampaté Bâ, focuses on educating 50 girls from extremely disadvantaged backgrounds in secondary school in Niamey, Niger. These girls come from illiterate families, have no electricity, walk more than 1 hour each way to school and frequently do not have enough food. Niger is one of the poorest countries in the world, at the bottom of the UN charts for girls' education, and sadly at the top for early marriage. The DG funds will finance a tutoring program with specialized remediation teachers in small groups in key subjects, providing training and ensuring the girls have equal opportunities to not only stay in school, but succeed with diplomas that will help them find employment outside the home and break the cycle of poverty.