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Onde Group/NICE Team : Hands of Charity Proposal

This will be between June and August. In June/ July weekends will be used to access the facility. Then in August, two weeks continuous seminars in all the centers. Each center of the 5 will have 20 computers.

Hands of charity (HOC) was established and registered as a self help organization to take care of the needy in society. It is engaged in providing basic Education to less privileged children and Youth in the community.  HOC supplies food and clothing to the less fortunate, temporarily as it supports them to get back to their feet and be able to live reasonably, responsibly and respectfully. Through Onde Group OLPC project to bring “Centers of Learning and Media Technology” to our community in Africa, the Hands of Charity will provide us with the centre.  HOC has a school that will be used to carry out the project in a community setting. The local educators and leaders will also come in to establish continuity and technical support.

SUSTAINABILITY

OBJECTIVES

     1. Establish collaborated leaning model for the children and teachers
     2. Improve basic writing and reading skills through project collecting information, entering into computer and sharing it with other students
     3. Learn -  child rights, record and write stories, use math and science tools to investigate the community food use, energy use, health statistics.
     4. Make children agents of change that is needed in Africa, not just objects of teaching, future leaders, well informed to cause change in society. Access world/ opportunities through internet
     5. Each child to own a computer, grow with it, value themselves, especially girls, group presentation skills, computer literacy, improvement of intellect and social skills
     6. Computer keyboard and navigation, computer text entry, using video and camera on computer
     7. Role models in society, self worth and success 

Build in sustainability the NGO will provide the university student leaders will include - Charging a small fee from community members who may use the facilities - Donations from well wishers locally and internationally - Annual subscription from the listed members or participants - Income generating project to be initiated - Initially we propose the project timeline to be six months after which time to review - Communication of the ongoing progress and obstacles via internet, monthly. - Laptops to be passed to other areas in the rural as there are more than one stations of operation done by Hands of Charity TARGET GROUP – OUR PROJECT TARGETS - Children 6-12 years - Children from areas in Western Kenya and Kasarani in Central Kenya 1. Kasarani in Nairobi (urban) 2. Butula in Busia District (rural) 3. Baroberi in Ugenya – Siaya District (rural) 4. Kisumu in Kisumu district (rural0 5. Sirisia in Malakisi – Bungoma West District (rural) HOW WE SHALL WORK WITH CHILDREN This will be between June and August. In June/ July weekends will be used to access the facility. Then in August, two weeks continuous seminars in all the centers. Each center of the 5 will have 20 computers.


LOCAL PARTNERS . Community leaders and church pastoral leaders will be recruited to partner with our NGO, for the purpose of overseeing and sustainability. .Some members of our NGO hail from areas near the sampled centers. They will be instrumental in strengthening the relationship between the project and the community. They are conversant with the local languages, Kiswahili and English for communication purposes. Incase of communication difficulties with locals, interpreters will be engaged. The locals will be trained to run the project after we leave but close follow-ups and monitoring will be made by our NGO and the leaders.

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