I am William Luhanga from T/A Chindi in Mzimba District, Malawi, Central Africa. I have been supporting four kids from my home village providing them with spotanious financial support every school term so that it will go over supporting them on their school needs. What I have noted from my latest visit in their school, I had charts with their teaches and have learnt that there are equally some deserving young men who are ittelligent but are facing alot of challenges in school fees payments later alone some material things to better there education. As a result, some of them completely drop out from school while others strugle as a result their perfomance is badly affected.
From the above case, I had discussions with the teachers that act as my focal persons as i send my support to these school children. What we have done now is to include village members in our committe as well as Head teachers on top of our focal persons. We have Identified a local Community Based Organisation called Guta Vision Trust so that we can work with them in better identification, supporting, monitoring our targeted school children.
The Education system in Malawi is such that we have a free primary school from Grade 1 - 8 at least for goverment schools, then secondary school from Form 1 - 4 which needs school fees regardless of whether it is goverment or private. The critical support is much needed when a well deserved kid is selected to go to secondary school yet his/her parents are unable to support for this cause. Thats where we come in to help, so that the kid may still realise his/her dream. We take up the role of parent patner in providing the necessary support to these well deserving kids
The objective of this project is to support african children attain better education through support in -text books, study materials, school fees, pocket money, additional clothes (School Uniform including School shoes, sholl jerseys), Bus fares during opening and closing of school term
BENEFICIARY IDENTIFICATION-The committe will work together with primary school teachers/Head teachers to identifiy kids who may require support should they be selected to go to secondary school. There will be review of their school reports, charts with their parents to better understand every kids problems individually. Support will be given on the critical area which the parent/guardian proposes to be of high priority of which they feel may not be able to fully support the kid should s/he get selected to go to secondary school. Close monitoring will be done through out their grade 8 year so as to make sure that our selection goes to only deserving childrens
SHARING SESSIONS-The committe will be organising sharing meetings every school term to share progress of our kids, share quarterly reports, challenges that are beeing met, Suggested solutions to our challenges, plus all maters that need disscussions. These meetings will be comprised of Commitee members, School teachers, parents, The District Youth Officer (Goverment representative), Primary Education Advisor (Ministry of Education representative) as well as representatives of the Village Development Committee. This sharing session also offers a platform to review our students educational progress.
We intend to source funds on yearly basis since requirements will vary year by year. Our initial target will be 10 students to increase by the same number yearly as and how we succeed in our progress till we reach 100 students. The success of each year will determine the expansion of the preceeding year. This is why this funding request is for USD5000 to cater for 2013/2014 calendaer year.
We would like much to enter into partnership with some strategic individuals who will also be assisting us in future in sourcing Funding for our yearly requirements, the exact support that Gogetfunding is providing us now. These partners will also be travelling to visit us and appreciate our work on the ground so that they can have first hand information from our forums as well as from our beneficiaries. As soon as we enter into partnership, we would also be filling our quarterly reports to them so that we move together in the implementation of our project. These Partners will also be of vital importance in identifiying opportunities beyond our current ones so that we can realise visions beyond our current outlook. For more on partnership you can write to me directly on [email protected]
2013/2014 GUTA VISION TRUST BUDGET (10 kids this year for 3 school terms)
Item Description Amount in USD
School fees (Goverment sec only) 2750
Shool Clothes (Uniforms, jersey,shoes) 650
Students Bus fares (return fares/term) 600
Extra study Materials (Text/Study books) 750
Sharing Sessions(3 meetings) 150
Goverment representative fuel (monitoring) 100
Grand Total USD5000.00
Together we can make a difference in an african child, The little support you provide will go an extra mile in assisting these needy children.