Yalla2School

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Yalla2School: Through Education, We build strong nations

Hammem Sousse, Tunisiain all Sousse, Tunisia
Year Founded:
2015
Organization type: 
nonprofit/ngo/citizen sector
Project Stage:
Idea
Budget: 
$1,000 - $10,000
Project Summary
Elevator Pitch

Concise Summary: Help us pitch this solution! Provide an explanation within 3-4 short sentences.

It's heart breaking when an adult asks your help to read or to write, even more when an elder does!

The main aim of "Yalla2School" project is to make material needs the least of your worries ^^

WHAT IF - Inspiration: Write one sentence that describes a way that your project dares to ask, "WHAT IF?"

What if you can invest in poor people's education ? Wouldn't be the best investment ever ? It's heartbreaking when the world is trying to colonise the moon when still there is millions of children working at early age instead of going to school!
About Project

Problem: What problem is this project trying to address?

Because of the lack of financial resources and families issues, education for poor children especially girls ,is not always a given. As their parents think that their children would be more beneficial in the farms or begging in the street or working as housekeepers than going to school and because they can't afford school tools and materials (books, pens,bags , copy books etc.. )

Solution: What is the proposed solution? Please be specific!

In a lot of different areas in the country which are affected by poverty, education can be the path to peace and success. All children deserve a strong start in life, and we believe early education is the key to unlocking future success. That's why the aim of our project is to make sure that school materials needs wouldn't be an obstacle or a reason to force kids to drop from schools. We will try our best to afford those needs and help as many poor families as we can by helping them sending their kids to school .
Impact: How does it Work

Example: Walk us through a specific example(s) of how this solution makes a difference; include its primary activities.

Well we still in the idea phase where our group members meet very often to discuss the strategies, our target population , our future goals, how we gonna start and talking to people about our project idea and what's their opinion about it ect.. but since most of us are volunteers in local associations we got an opportunity to help in 2 occasions already : *we managed to afford some schools tools and books for 2 poor kids in our local community . *we have the opportunity to send books and different school materials to a poor area in Sousse in coordination with an other association.

Impact: What is the impact of the work to date? Also describe the projected future impact for the coming years.

*The projected future impact we see beside helping poor kids in our local community to go to schools without worries ,is to help them also during the year if they have difficulties in their studies by looking for volunteering teachers to help them or we will do it ourselves since most of us are in the university now. We will work inside the school making out of it the best place where the kids spend the time by creating clubs to boost their innovation, leadership capacities, and the volunteering work. we look forward to create small libraries through the "read to me"mini project inside the schools to encourage them to read. we will integrate them in cleaning campaigns and redecorating the classrooms and the schools, planting trees ect.. *An other goal is to help adult and elderly people unable to write and read.

Spread Strategies: Moving forward, what are the main strategies for scaling impact?

Where do we see this project in 10 years ? We see it turned into a well known associate that works hard to help kids study finish school so they could get jobs that would give them a proper life. Firstly in our state Sousse and later on, we would spread our wings and move on to other states. We would go even go further as to try to get school buses for those that live far away from the schools' location. We would try to help the schools with their supplies (Computers ,Tables ,Chairs...) by collaborating with big associations and the government as well.
Sustainability

Financial Sustainability Plan: What is this solution’s plan to ensure financial sustainability?

(Through credibility and honesty ) We believe that our positive impact and our work in the community will defend us . We will ensure the initiatives financial sustainability by giving reports of our activities to them . Beside we will market our project to find other people or association that believes in the same cause .

Marketplace: Who else is addressing the problem outlined here? How does the proposed project differ from these approaches?

There are various associations which are working for the same cause such AIESEC , JCI , Tunisian Red Crescent and many more ... But the difference between us would be that instead laying in a pile in a corner until someone finally moves them to the other corner, all the school equipments and materials we would get would actually reach those who need it. An other difference remains in the fact that those associations organise an event to collect books and that's it unlike us . Beside we won't be limited just to helping with the schools materials .
Team

Founding Story

Well honestly i had a different idea 2 months ago in Uconn and i changed it because i find out that this one needs more attention! The "Aha" moment was when one day i passed by the local of an association to look for books for poor kids and i was extremely shocked by the mountains of books standing in the room. And when i went to an other association i saw the same picture and people coming in and coming out donating books and school materials but it just makes the mountains bigger without any destinations and in other hand the need of this equipments by poor area is very big that's when i thought about a project that coordinates the efforts and be engaged in this cause .

Team

well we are a small group of active youth in the local community since we are volunteers in local associations . The oldest member is around 60 and the youngest is around 17 but most of us are in college with age between (22-25) We study different things for exemple we have who are studying management, business, entrepreneurship, design, law, , information, webmarketing ect.. and a retired teachers ,as for now . With the project going bigger we will integrate other people. As for work we meet , discuss , help each other and coordinate efforts taken into account of course each one's specialities and competences.
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