MARIA MOTHER OF CHARITY RELIEF HOME

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MARIA MOTHER OF CHARITY RELIEF HOME

Zambia
Project Summary
Elevator Pitch

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

ALLEVIATING POVERTY IN MY COMMUNITY THROUGH EDUCATION EMPOWERMENT BY OFFERING FREE EDUCATION  AND INTRODUCING COMMUNITY SURVIVAL SKILLS FOR THE VULNERABLE.

About You
Location
Project Street Address

Mungwi Road

Project City

Kasama

Project Province/State

Northern Province

Project Postal/Zip Code

+260/10101

Project Country
Your idea
Country your work focuses on:

ZAMBIA

What stage is your project in?

Operating for 1-5 years

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What is the average monthly household income in your target community, in US Dollars?

<$50

Innovation
Describe your idea in fewer than 50 words.

EMPOWER THE VULNERABLE SOCIALLY, ACADEMICALLY, ECONOMICALLY, POLITICALLY AND SPIRITUALLY SO THAT THEY COMPETE FREELY IN ALL LIFE CHALLENGES.

What makes your idea unique?

MY IDEA IS INDIGENOUS AND I AM DIRECTLY INVOLVED IN COMMUNITY PARTICIPATION.I AM PART OF MY COMMUNITY AND SO I AM ABLE TO INTERACT FREELY WITH THE TARGET GROUP AND GET THE FIRST FEEL OF WHAT AFFECTS THEM. I RELY ON WHAT I HAVE IN THE HANDS TO ACHIEVE WHAT I HOPE FOR.

I BELIEVE IN LOVE AND SELF CONVICTION WHEN DEALING WITH THESE SOULS AND I AM THEREFORE ABLE TO HELP THEM JOYOUSLY.

I HAVE MANAGED TO MAKE GROW THE CHARITY WITHOUT ANY KIND OF SUPPORT FROM EXTERNAL OR INDEED INTERNAL SOURCES. I HAVE MANAGED TO PRODUCE BREADWINNERS ALREADY WHO ARE AN ENCOURAGEMENT TO THIS NOBLE CAUSE.THIS IDEA HAS ACHIEVED ALOT.

THE SCHOOL HAS INTRODUCED AN ADULT LITERACY CENTER WHICH HAS SEEN A GOOD NUMBER OF PARENTS ENROLLED INTO DIFFERENT GRADES. THEY HAVE LIKED THE IDEA AND THEIR ACADEMIC RESPONSE IS POSITIVE.

WE ARE RUNNING OUR LESSONS USING AN EASY LEARNING TOOL CALLED"BREAKTHROUGH TO LITERACY". THIS IS A SYSTEM WHICH EMBRACES LEARNING IN A VERNACULAR LANGUAGE. THIS MAKES READING AND WRITING VERY EASY EVEN WHEN IT IS INTRODUCED IN AN OFFICIAL LANGUAGE.
BOTH ADULT PUPILS AND THE REGULAR PUPILS HAVE FOUND THIS TYPE OF LEARNING TO BE VERY INTERESTING.

What is your area of work? (Please check as many as apply.)

Children & Youth , At risk youth , Behavioral issues , Boys' development , Child care , Child exploitation , Child labor , Child protection , Early childhood development , Education , Education reform , Girls' development , Mentorship , Play , Youth development , Youth leadership , Development & Prosperity , Adult education , Business , Communications , Community development , Consumer protection , Corporate social responsibility , Economic development , Employment , Energy , Fundraising , Globalization , Housing , Hunger , Income generation , Information technology , Infrastructure , Labor , Mentorship , Networking , Poverty alleviation , Rural development , Scholarships and grants , Social Enterprise , Sustainable development , Technology , Rural , Water , HIV/AIDS , Recreation , Sports , Substance abuse , Human Rights & Peace , Abuse and violence , Child exploitation , Civil rights , Conflict resolution , Gender equity , Human trafficking , Hunger , Indigenous cultures , Intercultural relations , Men's issues , Racial equality , Security , Tolerance , Vulnerable populations , Women's issues , Public Participation & Engagement , Citizen participation , Citizen sector , Corruption , Cultural preservation , Ethics , Intergenerational relations , Law , Mentoring , Public policy , Social work , Spirituality , Sports , Transparency , Volunteerism , Women's Issues , Youth leadership.

What impact have you had?

GREAT IMPACT AS I SEE SOCIAL, SPIRITUAL AND ECONOMIC TRANSFORMATION IN THE LIVES OF MY TARGET GROUPS.

Describe the primary problem(s) that your project is addressing.

POVERTY ALLEVIATION

Describe the steps that your organization is taking to make your project successful.

EMBARKED ON A SCHOOL PROJECT WHICH OFFERS FREE EDUCATION TO THE VULNERABLE CHILDREN AND ADULTS.
LINKING THE PROJECT WITH POSSIBLE FUNDING AGENCIES WHO SHALL HELP US GROW STABLE INCOME GENERATING ACTIVITIES.

Impact
What will it take for your project to be successful over the next three years? Success in Year 1:

INTRODUCTION OF A MODERN BOARDING FACILITY ACCESSIBLE BY FEE-PAYING STUDENTS AS AN INCOME GENERATING ACTIVITY ALSO BENEFITING PUPILS WHO CAN NOT ACCESS THE SCHOOL DUE TO THE DISTANCE BETWEEN THE SCHOOL AND THEIR HOMES.

Success in Year 2:

INTRODUCTION OF A SKILLS TRAINING CENTER EQUIPPED WITH WOOD/METAL WORKSHOP MACHINERY, SEWING MACHINES, KNITTING MACHINES ETC.. FOR SERVICING THE VULNERABLE BUT INDIRECTLY ACTING AS AN INCOME GENERATING ACTIVITY.

Success in Year 3:

INTRODUCTION OF MODERN SOCIAL AMENITIES WHICH SHALL ATTRACT MANY FEE-PAYING PUPILS TO THE SCHOOL THEREBY BROADENING THE INCOME BASE FOR THE GOOD OF SELF-SUSTENANCE.

Do you have a business plan or strategic plan? (yes/no)

NO
THE DUTCH STUDENTS AT WORLD SCHOOL ARE DEVELOPING A BUSINESS PLAN AND A PROJECT PROPOSAL FOR US.

What are the three most important actions needed to grow your initiative or organization? STEP 1:

COMPLETE THE CONSTRUCTION AND FURNISHING OF THE SCHOOL INFRASTRUCTURE IN ORDER TO EXPAND THE SCHOOL INTO A FULL FLEDGED SCHOOL.

What are the three most important actions needed to grow your initiative or organization? STEP 2:

EQUIP THE SCHOOL WITH MODERN EQUIPMENT SUCH AS SCIENCE AND COMPUTER LABORATORIES IN ORDER TO EXPOSE OUR PUPILS TO FULL TECHNOLOGY AND ALSO ATTRACT MANY FEE-PAYERS WHO ARE THE MAIN SOURCE OF OUR INCOME.

What are the three most important actions needed to grow your initiative or organization? STEP 3:

ELECTRIFY THE SCHOOL SO THAT THE PUPILS WILL BE ABLE TO CONNECT TO THE GLOBAL NETWORK THROUGH INTERNET FACILITIES AND ALSO SEE THE PUPILS ACCESS MODERN EDUCATIONAL EQUIPMENTS WHICH NEED THE USE OF POWER(ELECTRICITY).

Describe the expected results of these actions.

EXTEND THE LEARNING OPPORTUNITY TO AS MANY VULNERABLE CHILDREN AND ADULTS THEREBY ERADICATING POVERTY IN MANY LIVELIHOODS.

What was the defining moment that led you to this innovation?

I GREW UP IN THESE COMMUNITIES AND MY PARENTS STRUGGLED TO GIVE ME AND THE REST OF MY FAMILY MEMBERS THE HUMBLE EDUCATION THAT WE HAVE TODAY. I HAVE PERSONALLY TESTED POVERTY AND SO I KNOW ITS IMPACT IN UNEXPLAINABLE TERMS.

Tell us about the social innovator behind this idea.

THE SOCIAL INNOVATOR BEHIND THIS IDEA IS THAT POVERTY WHICH HAS STRICKEN MOST HOMES IN MY COMMUNITY CAUSING YOUTHS TO RESORT TO SOCIAL VICES SUCH PROMISCUITY, THEFT,DRUNKENNESS AND THEREBY BRINGING FORTH INCURABLE DISEASES SUCH AS HIV/AIDS, SHALL BE REDUCED.

How did you first hear about Changemakers?

I FIRST HEARD ABOUT CHANGE MAKERS THROUGH "TEACH A MAN TO FISH" WHO SENT ME AN INVITATION TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS COMPETITION.

Sustainability
What would prevent your project from being a success?

LACK OF INCOME GENERATING ACTIVITIES AND LACK OF INFORMATION LEADING TO POSSIBLE FUNDING AGENCIES.

Financing source

N

If yes, provide organization name.

N/A

How long has this organization been operating? (i.e. less than a year; 1-5 years; more than 5 years)

1-5 YEARS

Does your organization have a Board of Directors or an Advisory Board?

YES

Does your organization have any non-monetary partnerships with NGOs? (yes/no)

NO

Does your organization have any non-monetary partnerships with businesses? (yes/no)

NO

The Story
Does your organization have any non-monetary partnerships with government? (yes/no)

YES

Please tell us more about how these partnerships are critical to the success of your innovation.

THE ZAMBIAN GOVERNMENT IS A STAKEHOLDER IN ALL EDUCATION RELATED BUSINESSES. IT ACTS AS A REGULATORY BOARD THROUGH THE MINISTRY OF EDUCATION AND IT INSPECTS ALL BUSINESSES TO MAKE SURE THAT THEY ARE IN CONFORMITY WITH THE SET RULES AND REGULATIONS.
GOVERNMENT ALSO SUPPORTS THE SCHOOLS BY ISSUANCE OF PRACTICING CERTIFICATES AND WHICH ARE AUDITED ANNUALLY. THEY ALSO PROVIDE US WITH TEACHING AIDS LIKE BOOKS(READERS) AND THEY INVITE US TO EDUCATIONAL WORKSHOPS AND SEMINARS.

How many people will your project serve annually?

100-1000

What is the total number of employees and total number of volunteers at your organization?

1 PRINCIPAL
1 SENIOR TEACHER
12 TEACHERS
5 CDEs

What is your organization's business classification?

Non-profit/NGO/citizen sector organization

Have you received funding from any of the following groups? (Please check as many as apply.)