Adjust the business plan for ICT training for orphans in Jinja (Phase I)

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The current business plan consists of setting up ICT training AND starting an internet café. Because the startup of the internet café is very expensive, Paul would like to start with the IT training first.

Please help write this Business Plan - Phase I.
The current business plan will be the starting point. Most of the information needed is already available.

Thank you Mary for the information and all the search you have made i will call in there and i think it will help us .
Thank you.
I think if its possible you would send the down loads together for some offices here are too busy and it might take me so long to have what i want i will be very grateful for your help.

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Hi Paul

Its worth you contacting them to see if they can send you printed copies - these will be helpful if you want to use them in discussion with your group when you are not in front of the computer.

Just waiting to find out whether it is me or Barb who is going to put software onto CDs as the docs can go on the same one. Not sure exactly how long it will take for CDs to get there - I have only sent stuff to Uganda once and that took just over a week, so hopefully you will have something from one of us sometime in the next few weeks.

Mary

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Dear friends,

How are you doing?
We hope that you started 2008 well. At least BEHOD did. A week ago the members sat together and discussed their goals for 2008.

Where are we now?
Yesterday the shower service opened and got it’s first customers!!! Paul is now planning to do some advertising, so that more customers will follow. BEHOD hired someone to serve the customers and keep the showers & toilets clean.

The computers have arrived in Kampala and are to be distributed. We expect to receive them later this week.

Just before Christmas BEHOD’s own website went live. You can check it at www.behod.org.

Plans for 2008
BEHOD board and members sat together and we set the following goals for 2008:
In February the computer trainings will start. We decided to hire two guards, one for the day and one for the night. Our fencing is not good so we need to put it right.

We still plan to set up the internet café. So for the café we will need to get some more computers, because we are also going to have many classes. We’ll also need to add chairs and tables for the café.

In order to raise some money for support we will start offering secretarial services and we want to open a stationary shop.

Priorities
Finalizing phase 1: We will be able to start the training if February. At the beginning we will be using part of the monthly support we get for paying the guards. The shower service has started and if it picks up we’ll be able to use that money for continuing our operations.

Phase 1+: We want to start with establishing the secretarial services, which will provide extra income. In order to do so a photo copier is needed.
Next to that we want to start the stationary shop. These activities will help us generate income in order to realize phase 2, the internet café

Phase 2: Internet café.

In order to establish the secretarial services we need a photo copier. If you have ideas how we can get it, share them here.

We hope this puts you all back on track!

Warm regards,

Paul & Pelle

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As from our side we(Stefan, Joël and I) would like to publish our project paper soon. It should contain an updated business plan, advice on emergency power supply and a segment dedicated to behod.org. Last week we handed our temporary version in to give our coordinators a chance to catch up with what we've done so far and to have it checked for potential errors. Meanwhile we have had two posters placed in school (one A2 and one A3) and so far received a lot of positive criticism on the posters. Hopefully it will get a lot of parents and students to visit Nabuur.com

regards from the cals college consultants

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Dear all,

It's been quiet lately, but we didn't sit still. Via NABUUR office we got in touch with FairGround Sessions (FGS), a Dutch organisation that combines tourism and volunteering. A Dutch company might be interested in sponsoring BEHOD for a longer term (1 to 2 years). Other than that, FGS seems interested in visiting the place on their regular trips as they already pass by Jinja.
This would mean a lot of additional attention (and hopefully contributors) for the activities of BEHOD :-D

Attached you'll find the application Paul and I put together for FGS.

Pelle

P.S. HEREis their website

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Good news for the extended business plan:
Stefan and Joël are processing the information Paul sent to them (although I heard it wasn't really all they needed) and I have written a thorough piece on future management. It gives an analysis of what might be done with the organisation in terms of investing after phase 2 is complete :)

I will post it tomorrow or the day after
(tuesday is the deadline for our final paper)

greetings,

Marc

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pelle aardema wrote:
Dear all,

It's been quiet lately, but we didn't sit still. Via NABUUR office we got in touch with FairGround Sessions (FGS), a Dutch organisation that combines tourism and volunteering. A Dutch company might be interested in sponsoring BEHOD for a longer term (1 to 2 years). Other than that, FGS seems interested in visiting the place on their regular trips as they already pass by Jinja.
This would mean a lot of additional attention (and hopefully contributors) for the activities of BEHOD :-D

Attached you'll find the application Paul and I put together for FGS.

Pelle

P.S. HEREis their website

Dear all volunteers,

Really I am very attracted by yoour friendly works here! I am the Local Representative of Buterere Community. When I read your post, I totally was attracted by the messages and would like to explain how much our community (Buterere Community in Burundi-Bujumbura) is wishing to develop collaboration with UGANDA-Jinja Center.

We have revised our old plan and volunteers provided the Brainstorms ideas:

There are actives volunteers, students and young professionals to offer: trauma and HIV counselling - training on disease prevention, family planning and balanced nutrition - arts and media courses helping the youth to express themselves - sports and music events that raise awareness on disease prevention.

We have also dened Income generation activities:

-DIY Solar and ICT trainings
-Environmental programs (Planting Moringa Tree plenting, education of Farming,

- We strongly believe ECOLOGICAL and cross-culture programs through Arts and Environmental activities(Moring tree) using ECOTOURISM,

we would be glad to collaborate with you all and develop close collaboration.

From Buterere Community:http://www.nabuur.com/modules/newbb/viewforum.php?forum=341

Stay blessed! :lol:

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Quote:

pelle aardema wrote:
Dear all,

It's been quiet lately, but we didn't sit still. Via NABUUR office we got in touch with FairGround Sessions (FGS), a Dutch organisation that combines tourism and volunteering. A Dutch company might be interested in sponsoring BEHOD for a longer term (1 to 2 years). Other than that, FGS seems interested in visiting the place on their regular trips as they already pass by Jinja.
This would mean a lot of additional attention (and hopefully contributors) for the activities of BEHOD :-D

Attached you'll find the application Paul and I put together for FGS.

Pelle

P.S. HEREis their website

Dear all volunteers,

Really I am very attracted by yoour friendly works here! I am the Local Representative of Buterere Community. When I read your post, I totally was attracted by the messages and would like to explain how much our community (Buterere Community in Burundi-Bujumbura) is wishing to develop collaboration with UGANDA-Jinja Center.

We have revised our old plan and volunteers provided the Brainstorms ideas:

There are actives volunteers, students and young professionals to offer: trauma and HIV counselling - training on disease prevention, family planning and balanced nutrition - arts and media courses helping the youth to express themselves - sports and music events that raise awareness on disease prevention.

We have also dened Income generation activities:

-DIY Solar and ICT trainings
-Environmental programs (Planting Moringa Tree plenting, education of Farming,

- We strongly believe ECOLOGICAL and cross-culture programs through Arts and Environmental activities(Moring tree) using ECOTOURISM,

we would be glad to collaborate with you all and develop close collaboration.

NOTE: WE NEED YOUR INPUT TO HELP US WITH FINDING AIRLINES WHICH CAN TRANSPORT 4 Computers raised ( 2from Nigeria and 2 from Germany).We approached Kenya and Ethiopian airlines for shipments but no positive results, if you know others to help Buterere it would be great

From Buterere Community:http://www.nabuur.com/modules/newbb/viewforum.php?forum=341

Stay blessed! :lol:

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Hi Jean Claude,

Better late than never... quite a busy spring time here...

Good to see the similar ideas between the two projects. Perhaps we can start with sharing ideas about the small solar power solutions?

We've opened a discussion about them here.
I'll have a look at your site too, to see what you're doing!

Keep in touch!

:-D

Pelle

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Dear all,

The students from Cals College have completed their assignment. I've attached their report (though a bit big to download).

Thanks for sharing your ideas, guys! And good luck with the school exams you're facing now :-D

Pelle

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First thoughts on usefulness:

Business plan:

Expenses:
- monthly internet costs are not correct: the service charge mentioned for a connection is a monthly fee, not a one of... so the monthly costs are $ 300 higher.

Income:
- No income is calculated for the computer trainings and the internet cafe :-(
- the sale of softdrinks seems to be a great source of income, but I can't find where these figures come from?

Overall there's too much information missing in order to be useful.

Power Supply System:
The document contains an overview of a few options: batteries versus diesel generator.
I guess this contains useful information for the new discussion here

Pelle

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Dear All

It's nice to know that, u both will be developing as partner projects.

From Jean's message i came to know,he needs information for free transportation, of his computers.

Free Shipping

1)

www.mr-transport.nl

US Office :

MISSION AND RELIEF LOGISTICS, LLC
P.O. Box 125
Akron, PA 17501-0125
USA

Tel +1 717 859 3312
Fax +1 717 859 3430
Email info@missionandrelief.com

Dutch Office :

MISSION & RELIEF TRANSPORT BV
Noordeinde 57
2761 BR ZEVENHUIZEN (ZH)
The Netherlands

Tel +31 79 3203344
Fax +31 79 3203340
Email mrtrans@mr-transport.nl

2)

www.dpanet.nl/introduction-menu.htm

Email-
info@dpanet.nl

3)
www.crossroads.org

E mail-
enquires@ crossroads.org.hk
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Free Airways-

1)
www.klm.co.in

It has offices in different countries of the world.so you have to please find contact -e- mail- id ,from the contact details-(it is under "About KLM"),which is at the right side of the website.You bring the pointer of the computer there,you will find,"several sub-headings" under that.At the second sub-heading is the "Contact Information"

If you know where the donated things are coming from,call airlines to inform you,when there is space left in the aeroplane.

Though i am not sure,but as far i think,you have to first contact Dutch airlines office of your country Because contacting over phone the country ,where the things are donated,it will be too expensive for you.

Warm regards,
Sushmita,
India

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Hi Sushmita,

Yes, we could work together on the small solar solutions... I don't find it useful though to copy all Jean Claude's needs into Jinja's discussions.

Pelle

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Dear all,

Paul is working together with FairGround Sessions, a Dutch organization, in order to arrange a trip for 6 people with disabilities & 6 buddies from the Netherlands. They will come to Jinja to do voluntary work and exchange ideas with BEHOD. FairGround Sessions is advertising this trip as we speak (attached brochure in Dutch)

We'll keep you posted!

Pelle

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Hello people,

I am one of the persons who is going to visit Jinja in august. I'm also disabled but always think positive!
Try to look at your possibilities!

Hope to see and speak to you soon!

Ruth[img align=right hspace=15]http://www.nabuur.nl/uploads/img_485fb88858f71.jpg[/img]

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