Write a Funding proposal and outline for youth centre

Status: In progress
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In order to get equipment from willing donators it is useful to have a outline of the project its goals and a budget estimate. This will help organizations to assess whether the Youth Center is something they can or would help with.

We are seeking help from neighbors who have had experience writing these sorts of proposals. However, we would greatly appreciate anyone how has a good idea to add.

Hi Again,

I have put together a draft letter for your review. I listed a few possible benefits to the donor, but we will need to examine this. We need to know where the potential donor is so we can tailor the benefits to them. For example, donors in Canada/UK may be interested in getting their name out their, out on websites and in marketing materials. This may not be the same for donors in Ghana. Also, I don't want to committ to something that can't be delivered.

Best wishes.

Barb

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Hi Barbs & April,

I think once we have been able to complete our Project Plan we can add it to the letter and send it to prospective donors who will be interested to fund our project. In that sense it will give them a full idea of our intentions and plans for Oyoko community.

What do you think?

Regards
Ernest

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Hi Ernest and April,

I hope all is well.

Yes, once the plan is complete, sending it out to funders would be fine, but we also need to look at alternatives. Are there ways the centre can be operated without funds? Are there parts of the operation of the project that do not require large amounts of funds? Are there alternative ways of raising funds for the project? I mention these as contingency plans and to encourage a dialogue about ways to get the project up and running if funding does not happen or until it does. From a sustainability point of view, this is important as well, as I'm sure you are aware.

Barb

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Hi,
For the life of me I can't remember the name of the store. I think i forwarded the email i received from the journalist to Ernest maybe you have it in your old mail? I am have 'issues' with my computer at the moment and have lost all my old mail and addresses. Anyway, I know that the journalist offered to promote our story in the local papers in Ghana if we needed. Perhaps now that the plan is almost finished it would be a good idea to get mr thompson (I think that is his name) on board.
in regards to sustainability and getting the project up and running. In my dept at work there are youth workers who work with a lot of indigenous kids, anyway they were telling me that what they do is give the kids a talk on a topic (say sexual health) then get the kids to make their own posters with slogans that they have made up in groups, using traditional aboriginal art techniques.
could this be adapted to the youth of ghana?

regards
april-

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Hi April/Barbs,

What you are saying is right we should be able to adapt some workable modules in similar environment into our project. In this sense we will be able to sustain this project for long. I did say in our methodology we will blend the local knowledge with formal knowledge to make things happen.

My new contact person from Green Standards, UK is going to present our project and work to the Borad of Trustees. His name Alan Cooper and we will be hoping that something positive comes out of that.

As Barbs said we should look at alternatives and cast our net wide and we may strike luck.

Regards

Ernest

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Hi All,

I have been away for a while and also little busy because of work commitment. Not having computer at home is also not helping.Procastination has become a thief of my time as i always promise to buy a computer but not fulfiling my promise.

Well nothing serious has come through regarding my search for funding and Green Standards too has not come back to me yet. I will be calling them tomorrow to find out if they hava had their board meeting which i was told will be used to discuss our proposal.

I will update you tomorrow regarding this.

Regards

Ernest

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Hi All,

An article has been posted on the Local News column which is very interesting. Is about the new educational reforms in Ghana and how ICT has been incorporated in it for all schools.

The government is not in the position to provide computers for schools in towns to the extent of those in the villages but with Oyoko position now, it makes the implementation very smooth for the village.

Oyoko is at the pole position in this new education policy and i hope if we are able to provide this Youth Advisory Centre, a time will come that government policy will be use to initiate this and Oyoko will be well prepare and far ahead of all the others.

Regards
Ernest

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Dear All

I have Drafted the Funding Letter.

You are Most Welcome to Edit it, if necessary.

Warm regards,
Sushmita,
India

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Hi Sushmita,

Thank you for your interest in our village. You are highly welcome to our village. I hope you can bring your experience to bear in pur small village. Thank you once again for the drafted letter.

Regards

Ernest

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Hi Everyone

I would like to let everyone know that I will be stepping down from the role of facilitator of Oyoko. My work and personal life has been getting a little out of hand lately and I feel that the village would be better with someone who had more time to devote to the cause.
I will stay on as a neighbour and will help out in what ever way I can.

Thanks for being so wonderful.
Good luck for the future.

Very Warm regards
April Shorrock

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Hi All,

We will made known to our neighbours our next line of action and developmental goal for Oyoko very soon

Ernest

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Please new supporting website was started at Oyoko.org containing already over 10 articles and 70 photos, where you can add and edit articles. After building adequate content, link exchange and increase of visits we will include advertisement for project funding.

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Hi.

Good sharing experiences and ideas.

zahra

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