the program established a school meals program, worked on improving infrastructure like classrooms, provided clean and safe water through water harvesting,improved toilets at school and in the communities and supported communities to improve their farming methods. parents are encouraged to participate in providing food for school meals, participate actively in managing the schools and ensuring that children attend school irrespective of whether they are boys or girls. The local government has established by laws against parents who don't take children to school. the project rewards parents whose daughters complete the primary school cycle and girls who are needy and would otherwise not continue to secondary schools are given scholarships to continue with their education at secondary school. teachers are given training in teaching methods, how to mange schools, how to offer effective guidance and counseling. Functional adult literacy is also offered to community members. During the sessions a message regarding the importance of sending children to school is stressed. the communities are trained on sustainability of the interventions in future when the project exits.
The project will further support learners to stay in school, promote a physically and physiologically healthy community. The activities related to health like distribution of mosquito nets and HIV and Aids testing , counseling will lead to a healthier population. The conveying of important messages using a popular sport will attract youths to learn and the embedded social action projects on environment, water, energy conservation and improved hygiene will help this community attain a better life. the inclusion of ICTs will help in reducing the digital divide. the sexual reproductive health sessions shall empower the youths to avoid HIV Aids and minimize drop out rates for girls that result from early pregnancies
What will it take for your project to be successful over the next three years? Please address each year separately, if possible.
2010 will focus on advocacy for the stakeholders to embrace active participation in the program, through meetings with the various stake holders we shall agree and work together , assign ourselves roles to ensure that the eiight millennium development goals are attined
2011 Focus on scaling up the practices that are seen to work, consolidate activities that promote sustainability of the activities when the project
exits.Invite more players to partners with us to ensure the implementation of the best practices.
2012 will focus on strategies of sustainability eg Community contribution, stake holder involvement and effective management of the project through shared responsibilities.
What would prevent your project from being a success?
1.Some of the interventions are very sensitive to un predictable weather.
2.The social dynamics especially due to the fact that the country has a national elction next year may affect the attitude of the communities towards the various interventions.
3.Some cultural norms eg the gender based issues may require a lot of training and convincing of the beneficiary communities
4. Unpredictable economic factors like demand for the crops grown might affect the prices and returns.