Posts about Organisational activities
COMASA has been working with Nakyerongosa community to increase access among the people to safe water, latrines and good hygiene practices. Some success has been achieved and there has been increased awareness among the people of the need for good hygiene practices and a reduction in the incidences of diseases associated with drinking unsafe water and poor sanitation and hygiene practices. A lot has been done and we are very grateful to all the partners that have continued to give us advice and support.
As mentioned in the background summary, a big goal is to get more rooms for the school in order to teach more children.
On Friday, 3 July 2009, Daniel wrote:
We had a meeting last Monday at Kiserian village which was started by a prayer from one of our community members, Ester Muthoni.
The main issue of the meeting was how we can get a big space or a big school. One of the member suggested to rent a school which was vacant. He got a lot of support from community members to the issue and we sent some members to go next day to ask about it.
Help us to find organizations, websites, NGO's, etc that can be important to help Buterere raise funds or collect money.
Daniel received this email from the Global Fund for Children:
Please read the background on the school which can be found here.
For this task, every neighbour is invited to post their ideas.
One idea which was implemented already was to sell bracelets, soap, salt, paper bags & toothpicks at the Kiserian market to generate income for the school. Also, children who are enrolled pay a fee.
Do you have any ideas what else can be done? The aim is to make the school at least self-sufficient.
The task is to write a five-year plan which can be presented to potential donors who think about supporting the school.
It will give them a certain degree of security to know that there is a plan, to see what the school's goals are and how it is going to reach them.
Thanks to MariaZ for the excellent idea!
Check out the link below for the discussion, and some websites MariaZ found that have step-be-step guides etc.
This task is planned to be started after some brainstorming about how the school can become self-sufficient. See the link below for results.
MariaZ had the great idea to join globalgateway (see link on the bottom) and get a partner school in the UK. This will have several advantages for Sajos Academy in the long term: It will be better connected, and after some time it is possible to share resources or raise money with the partner school. However, the main reason for connecting should not be money but an educational partnership.
So, the task here is to enter the school's details and motivation into the website and connect with a school from the UK.
Kimsorn has identified a prospective funding opportunity via the Canada Fund for Local Initiatives in Cambodia which aims to help projects that seek to address the issue of food insecurity. There is only 1-week left before the deadline and Kimsorn would really like to get a proposal submitted from the CYDC.
For this task, we are seeking a volunteer who can provide immediate support in helping Kimsorn complete the funding proposal. Information is attached that may be useful in addressing the proposal requirements.