Posts about Education
Through the efforts of many Neighbours over the past 18 months Garden Library has received many donated books! The library has the capacity to hold over 4000 books however right now the library holds 500 books. We have empty shelves! The Library needs more books!
Following the knitting training, Sabina has several other ideas in mind for how to increase the income possibilities of the underprivileged women in Yoshinkhel. These include tailoring, and soap and candle making. But of course other skills might also be interesting for the women, so in coordination with Sabina volunteers with any other useful skills would be very welcome too!
There is currently an order of 500 pieces of the woolen products for the women who passed the first skills training. However, there is no perspective yet for what will happen after the 2 months that the production is ongoing for this order. Fortunately the Association of Craft Producers also said they would put an order. But of course a more stable income would be of great benefit to the women!
Are you a marketing specialist? The first important thing would be to do market research. There are currently 25 knitters who can produce
Knitters can knit 2 hats per day
Gloves 2 pairs per day
In Yoshinkhel we have plenty of opportunities for individuals who would like to help the community not only over the computer, but also in the village itself as volunteers. How could we attract them? Or are you yourself interested?
Specifically we are looking for people to help with
1. developing the knitting program into a professional business
2. training the women in advanced knitting (or other professional skills)
3. designing/constructing the building
4. training the tutors of the school children
The Children Education Project is based on the idea of a tutoring model in which older school children mentor younger children, tell them stories, play with them, etc.. Through this both sides are taught the value of education.
Based on the objectives defined in the business plan, we are looking for a Nabuur who would write a curriculum/lesson plan for the training of the tutors to prepare them for their tasks. One of our neighbours, Simone, is willing to create a CDRom with the relevant content for the tutors: Can you help her to develop it?
We have identified potential donors and partners to support the various parts of this project. However, it is a lot of work to write to all kind of donor organizations – so let’s help Sabina in this task. Based on the draft letter you can find under resources we look for Nabuurs who would be willing to write to the organizations (by email) and follow up until a reply is received.
We think it would be easiest and most convenient to get funding
1. for the business development of the knitting project