Relax Time Foundation

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Relax Time Foundation: Relax Time Project

Nyarugenge, RwandaNyarugenge, Rwanda
Year Founded:
2012
Organization type: 
for profit
Project Stage:
Start-Up
Budget: 
$1,000 - $10,000
Project Summary
Elevator Pitch

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

Our vision is to empower the young people to be critical thinkers and positive change makers in our society through Talent utilization,Networking, Sports, Education and Skills transfer from one generation to the other.

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

The result will be a community of self- confident young people who inspires change in the society by starting initiatives in business
About Project

Problem: What problem is this project trying to address?

"Mismanagement of talents amongst the young people, this is the major problem we want to tackle in our society”.

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

We shall organize and attend motivational sessions at location that shall help the youth improve their self esteem for example attending sessions at renowned places which many youths from informal settlement dread to visit or even hardly get a chance to visit such places. Some of the topics or even field activity under inspire shall evolve around reflection of self, personal branding, creativity, talent utilization.
Impact: How does it Work

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

Educate, inspire and connect young people with themselves whereby they shall use their skills and talents to impact on social change. They will rise above the poverty and social challenges regardless of who they are or where they come from because they will develop personally and academically, identifying opportunities and going for them. Reading will not only build and transform the individual but every fabric of the community because having transformed people translates into a transformed society with less social vices and problems. A community of people that understand their historical and cultural background, who are active socio-politically and are charting a new course for the future.

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

We intend to work with 2000 students & 10 teachers from 10 different schools in Rwanda by 2015, we will give out free books to the community. For every community we work a community library will also be set up to sustain the project By 2020 we would have worked directly organizations, students from 50 different schools, mentors (story tellers) to encourage young people love reading that we will work. creating access to relevant literary and cultural materials and information, not only for the students but also for the communities regardless of their socio-economic status.

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

You can never know of something unless you have been told about it, evidenced it and definitely when you have read it. We are on the campaign of creating great academicians, journalists, poets/writers and name it. Through reading as one of our activities, we have different strategies of developing the habit of reading amongst youths and STREET BOOK CARNIVAL being one of them.
Sustainability

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

The established Street book carnival will be maintained through the following 1. Monthly library subscription by library users 2. Donation of books from book donating agencies 3. Grants from foundations and donors 4. Support from local businesses, Individuals and organizations 5. Donation of books from local writers and publishing houses 6. Annual fund raising through Relax Time Foundation campaign

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

there are Measures to be taken We shall request for a traffic police guide to avoid the risk of accidents. We shall need more of tangible support like that of books in order to serve all the attendants. Seeking for medias Payment (fees)of the mentors. Transport and carry out the book from library to the event locations.
Team

Founding Story

Norbert Musabe has made it his personal crusade to improve the knowledge of young people out of their vacances of the studies. Working with young people from the poor area of Kimisagara, he learned to understand not only the world as it was but his own role in molding the world as he envisioned it. He shows that there is another way of life and a different battle to be fought. Norbert Musabe got the chance to go abroad, especially in Mozambique, Tanzania, Burundi, South Africa, where he learned different young activities management depending on the context of the country and moving toward a new society, one in which youth are nurtured and empowered to live productive, culturally rich lives.

Team

The team is made up 2 staff and 7 mentors all of us we intend to share skills and transfer knowledge from generations through a curriculum developed by experts from diverse backgrounds especially from the informal settlements who have made it to greener pasture in life, the idea is into tap local solutions and understanding from people who live or used to live in the community that faces challenges that we shall work towards uplifting.