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Care and Share Foundation - Uganda

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Project Proposal

 

1.0    PROJECT TITLE:    Care and Share Child Development Centre

2.0     PROJECT LOCATION:   
8 kilometres Jinja - Kamuli Road, North of Jinja Town found in Lwanda village, Mafubira Sub County, Butembe County, Jinja District, Eastern Uganda.

3.0     LEGAL OWNER:
Care and Share Foundation- Uganda , P.  O.  Box 1226 , Jinja , Uganda 

4.0     STATUS OWNER:
Care and Share Foundation- Uganda was founded towards the beginning of 2003 by a team of dedicated members with commitment to fulfill the Great Commission of Jesus Christ.  It is an evangelical Christian Non - Governmental Organization with its head offices located in the Republic of Uganda
It was registered in August 24th, 2004 as a Community Based Organization under 120563 as its registration number.  It was established to focus on holistic needs of people in Uganda . It has started many spiritual and social economic programmes including support to HIV/AIDS orphans and vulnerable children, HIV/AIDS affected/infected persons and holding evangelism and discipleship campaigns.

5.0    IMPLEMENTER
Care and Share Foundation- Uganda
P. O. Box 1226 , Jinja , Uganda
Tel: +256 - (0)712 - 429498
Email: waibius@yahoo.com

6.0    BACKGROUND:
6.1    Background of the country where the project is implemented.
Uganda has an area of 241,000 square kilometers. It is landlocked and different countries surround it, Sudan in the North, Kenya in the East, Tanzania in the South, and Rwanda in South West and Democratic Republic of Congo in the West.  It has large water masses has fertile soils.
For a long time Uganda has been described as "the Pearl of Africa” The country was once a British Protectorate but gained her political independence on 9th October 1962, since then it has gone through many political challenges and has coup detats and counter coup detats had in addition, it has gone through armed conflict due to civil strife which has had devastating social economic effects on the population.  The result has been many orphans, widows and widowers.


The new government of National Resistance Movement (NRM) came to power by the barrel of the gun and ushered in what many people describe as "parent peace" in different regions of Uganda .   However, there is still some presence of armed conflicts in yet other regions of the country.
On the other hand, the country has the problem of AIDS, which has claimed a large section of the population like wars leaving behind hundreds of thousands of orphans, widows and widowers.
The country is also experiencing poverty, which means a great number of people especially in the rural areas, cannot afford the basic necessities of life.
6.2     Background of the organization
Care and Share Foundation was founded in 2003 and its head office is located in the Republic of Uganda.   It was established to focus on holistic needs of people in Uganda.   It has started many spiritual and social economic programmes including support to orphans, HIV/AIDS affected persons and holding evangelism and discipleship campaigns.
6.3     Background to the project and problem statement.
As indicated by the statement on the challenges Uganda has gone through, one of the categories of the population, which has been affected greatly, are the children.     There are many vulnerable children who are at risk, which include orphans, street and displaced children.
It is with this background that Care and Share Child Development Centre was launched to bring healing and offer childcare and protection of the children who are especially in difficult circumstances.    The project takes advantage of the cultural practices of childcare, which is community, based with a focus on the extended family. 

7.0     TARGET BENEFICIARIES:
Care and Share Child Development Centre is to provide support to an estimated 50 children initially.
However, the number of children will be increased as need arises and resources allow.

8.0    MISSION STATEMENT.
Bringing hope to vulnerable children and enabling them to attain improved living.

9.0     OBJECTIVES OF THE PROJECT:
The objectives for which Child Development Centre has been established are as stated below: -
9.1    To meet the physical needs of the children and foster families by providing food, clothing and other basic needs of life.
9.2    To promote the spiritual well being of the children.
9.3    To establish and operate a sponsorship scheme to give education opportunities to 50 vulnerable children.
9.4    To empower 50 children and 30 foster families with resources that will enable them engage in income generating activities for self-reliant living.
9.5    To offer career guidance and counseling services to children and foster parents.
9.6    To promote community based health care among the children and foster parents.
9.7    To conduct child evangelism, make available bibles and Christian literature.
9.8    To enhance water and environmental sanitation facilities within the communities where the children and foster parents live.
9.9    To establish and run Vocational Skills Training programmes to impart market - oriented skills to children.

10.0     PROJECT STRATEGY: In order for the objectives of the Centre to be implemented the Board of Directors for Care and Share Foundation has designed the following strategy: -
10.1         Resource Mobilisation
The planned activities of the Centre can be achieved when various resources are obtained.    The Board focuses on the following:
*     Human resource: The Centre needs to be run by qualified staff that possesses skills and talents, which are useful for the Centre.    The staff needed include Managers, social workers, health workers, church leaders, officers, cleaners, cooks and watchmen.
In building construction of the Centre, there is need for masons, architects, painters and decorators.    The Board have made a plan to recruit the personnel at different stages when need arises and resources are obtained.
*    Money:    The Board needs to rise the necessary funding in different ways in order for this project to take off.
*    Materials:    The Project requires a variety of materials including building materials such as cement, sand, stones, timber, water, metal pieces, and iron sheets.    There is need for training materials and craft raw materials.
*    Equipment:    The Centre requires equipment ranging from that used in building construction works, office, and kitchen for cooking and compound cleaning, Vocational skills training tools and for workshop use.
2.    Land:  The construction and eventual establishment of the Centre requires a sizeable piece of land. That is on addition to the already acquire piece of land, that is purposely for future expansion.   
3.    The Board has designed a schedule of activities to include management meetings, staff recruitment, contracting engineers, constructions, recruitment of children who will benefit from the Centre programmes, designing training manuals for vocational skills training scheme, finally monitoring and evaluation of the Centre programmes.

11.0    JUSTIFICATION:
The Board is justified to establish and operate Care and Share Child Development Centre because of the following: -
11.1     There is a pressing need of HIV/AIDS orphans and vulnerable children.
11.2     There is favorable peaceful environment
11.3    The government policy encourages intervention mechanisms of voluntary organizations.
11.4     There is open support by local and international communities.

12.0     FEASIBILITY:
    The Centre activities are feasible because:
12.1     There are hundreds of orphans and vulnerable children within the community of Mafubira sub-county.
12.2     There are people with qualifications and skills required by the Centre.
12.3     The Board has identified sources of funding and hopes to continue with fundraising activities throughout the life of the project.
12.4     The building materials are available within the area
12.5     The required equipment can be obtained within the country at favorable costs.
12.6    The infrastructure favors the project since there is electricity, piped water and accessible road.

13.0    SUSTAINABILITY:
    The Board hopes to sustain the activities of the Centre through: -
1.Continued staff development through training and retraining.
2.Continued resource mobilization using different strategies including membership and subscriptions, grants, donations, charges on services offered by the Centre

14.    PROJECT MANAGEMENT
The Board of Directors for Care and Share Foundation has put in place a management structure for Care and Share Child Development Centre as indicated below: -

15.    ACTIVITIES

Communities mobilization to identify OVC A1. Identify their needs
Training of OVC A2: Train them in needs assessment
Counseling of OVC A3: Undertake needs assessment
Conduct home visitation A4: Make reports of specific beneficiaries and their need
Training peer educators A6: Capacity building workshops
Children retreat A6: Monitoring
A7: Evaluation

16.0     MONITORING AND EVALUATION:
The Board hopes to carry out monitoring and evaluation of the activities of the Centre as follows: -
16.1    Internal Monitoring and Evaluation.
*     The staff working in different positions will monitor and evaluate the Centre activities on day - to - day basis and will submit activity reports to the Programme Coordinator.
*     The Programme Coordinator will receive monthly reports from staff under him.
*     He will compile and submit monthly reports to the Executive Director of the organization.
*     The Executive Director will submit quarterly activity and financial reports to the Board of Directors.
*    The Board of Directors will cause the writing of annual activities reports and audited accounts.
16.2    External Monitoring and Evaluation.
The Board plans to hire independent persons with expertise in management skills to carry out an evaluation exercise.   This will give outsiders opinion in the programmes of the Centre.  The evaluation report may give recommendations for improvement of the programmes of the Centre.
The external partners/donors will carry out monitoring and evaluation annual at a time convenient for them.    This will be in addition to quarterly and other regular reports.

17.    PROJECT BUDGET
The Board of Directors for Care and Share Foundation has worked in consultation with technical and management consultants to produce the budget estimates in two phases.

ONE-YEAR MAJOR BUDGET

PARTICULARS AMOUNT USHS US DOLLARS
RENT FOR THE OFFICE AT 120, 000 PER MONTH x 12 1,440,000 $ 800
SPONSORSHIP FOR 50 CHILDREN BELOW THE AGE OF 18 TEXT BOOKS, PENS ETC @ 100,000 PER TERM x 3 ITEMS 15,000,000 $ 9,000
2 UNIFORMS EACHS, SHOES, SHOOLBAGS 50,000 x 50 2,500,000 $ 1,400
SUPPORT TO 30 FOSTER PARENTS PER YEAR @ 200,000 6,000,000 $ 3,500
BIBLES AND CHRISTIAN LITERATURE FOR EVANGELISM FOR SPIRITUAL GROWTH 5,000 x 50 BIBLES TRACTS AND CHRISTIAN BOOKS 5,000,000

3,000,000
$2,800

$ 1,700
CHILD HEALTH CARE 5,000,000 $ 2,800
OFFICE FURNITURES 2,000,000 $ 1,150
COMPUTERS AND ASSESSORIES 2 PIECES 4,000,000 $ 2, 300
STATIONARIES AND OTHER OFFICE EQUIPMENTS 3,000,000 $ 1,700
WATER AND ELECTRICITY 4,000,000 $ 2,300
STAFF ALLOWANCE 12,000,000 $ 6,700
Retreats 3,000,000 $ 1,700
SUB TOTAL 75,940,000 $ 37,950

GENERATING INCOME SO AS TO MAKE IT A SELF-SUPPORTIVE PROJECT

VOCATIONAL TRAINING PROGRAMME


PARTICULARS AMOUNT USHS US DOLLARS
LAND 5,000,000 $ 2,800
(14 Seater 4 X 4) FOR OUTREACH 22,000,000 $ 12,200
CONSTRUCTION 20,000,000 $ 11,200
ASSORTED BUILDING TOOLS 6,000,000 $ 3,400
2 MOTOR CYCLES 6,000,000 $ 3,400
15 SEWING MACHINES @ 200,000 3,000,000 $ 1,700
7 PIECES OF COMPUTERS AND ASSESSORIES @ 2,000,000 14,000,000 $ 7,800
10 BICYCLES @ 100,000 1,000,000 $ 550
SUB TOTAL 80,000,000 $ 42,850

GRAND TOTAL        -    Ushs: 155,940,000
AMOUNT REQUESTED FROM DONORS, WELL WISHERS
140,940,000        US $ 80,000


17.4     STATEMENT OF APPEAL:
Care and Share Child Development Centre is established to meet the needs of, HIV/AIDS ORPHANS and the hurting children at risk.    The Board members will be delighted to enlist local and external partners in assisting this important section of the population.
Money can be sent as a cheque in the names of Care and Share Foundation

18.0    COMMENCEMENT:  2009 and when funds are available.

19.0    DATE OF SUBMISSION: 2009 (To friends, good spirit people, Foundations, Organizations...) 

20.0    SUBMITTED BY:
Mr. Waibi Robert
Executive Director
Care and Share Foundation
P. O. Box 1226 ,
Jinja , Uganda .