training

GIVING HOPE

Project Location
Country: 
Rwanda
City: 
RWANDA (MUHANGA CITY / SOUTHERN PROVINCE)
Organization
Organization Name: 
YOUNG WOMEN’S CHRISTIAN ASSOCIATION OF RWANDA (YWCA RWANDA)
Organization Type: 
Association
Website
http://www.ywcaofrwanda.org
Project Type
Education up to 10 years
Project Description
Description Frase (max. 500 characters): 
TO PROTECT THE RIGHTS OF AND TO PROVIDE SUPPORT TO ORPHANS AND VULNERABLE CHILDREN HEADING HOUSEHOLDS SO THAT THEY MAY BE EMPOWERED TO MANAGE THEIR OWN WELLBEING AND THE STABILITY OF THEIR FAMILIES, TO PARTICIPATE IN THE SOCIAL AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT OF THEIR COMMUNITIES AND TO LIVE IN THE SHELTER OF HOPE
Project Summary (max. 2000 characters): 
GIVING HOPE IN RWANDA STARTED IN THE AFTERMATH OF RWANDA 1994 GENOCIDE PERPETRATED AGAINST THE TUTSI WHICH LEFT THE COUNTRY WITH A SIGNIFICANT NUMBER OF PEOPLE INFECTED WITH HIV AIDS AND HUGE NUMBER OF VULNERABLE CHILDREN AND ORPHANS. WITHIN THE IMPLEMENTATION OF GIVING HOPE, YWCA IS OPERATING IN ELEVEN DISTRICTS OF FOUR PROVINCES IN RWANDA. IN 2004 YOUNG WOMEN’S CHRISTIAN ASSOCIATION TOGETHER WITH CHURCH WORLD SERVICE (CWS) INITIATED GIVING HOPE PROGRAM IN RWANDA. THE TARGETED BENEFICIARIES OF GIVING HOPE PROGRAM ARE ORPHANS OF HIV/AIDS AND OTHER CAUSES, YOUTH CAREGIVERS (YCG) OF HOUSEHOLDS UNDER 25 YEARS OLD, ORPHANS LIVING WITH HIV/AIDS AND CHILDREN LIVING WITH ELDERLY CAREGIVERS. THE GIVING HOPE PROGRAM PROVIDES AN INNOVATIVE MODEL TO ADDRESS RWANDA’S ORPHANS AND VULNERABLE CHILDREN (OVC). GIVING HOPE USES AN EMPOWERMENT METHODOLOGY THAT GOES BEYOND MONETARY SUPPORT, FOCUSING ON THE INDEPENDENT DEVELOPMENT OF “YOUTH CAREGIVERS.” THIS TERM REFERS TO MINORS WHO, THROUGH TRAGEDY, HAVE BECOME THE HEADS OF THEIR HOUSEHOLDS. THE FIRST STEP IN GIVING HOPE IS TO ORGANIZE “PSYCHOSOCIAL SUPPORT WORKING GROUPS,” NETWORKS OF PARTICIPANTS BASED ON PROXIMITY. EACH GROUP CHOOSES THEIR MENTOR, A TRUSTED LOCAL ADULT. THE GROUP BECOMES A SURROGATE FAMILY, SHARING ADVICE AND INITIATING SAVINGS AND INTERNAL LOANS. ORPHANS AND VULNERABLE CHILDREN (OVC) ARE THEN ENCOURAGED TO CREATE A PLAN FOR THE REALIZATION OF THEIR GOALS, CALLED “DRAWING A DREAM.” THE HOUSEHOLDS ILLUSTRATE CONCRETE GOALS TOWARDS WHICH THE CHILDREN CAN DIRECT THEIR AMBITIONS. FINALLY, SPECIFIC VOCATIONAL TRAININGS AND INCOME GENERATING ACTIVITIES BEGIN ACCORDING TO THE DREAMS IDENTIFIED BY GROUP MEMBERS. IN ADDITION, OVC ARE EDUCATED ABOUT THEIR SOCIAL AND ECONOMIC RIGHTS. GIVING HOPE GIVES STARTUP CAPITAL TO YOUTH GROUPS AND THE MEMBERS CAN ININTIATE COMMON INCOME GENERATING ACTIVITIES AND INDIVIDUAL HOUSEHOLD CAN HAVE LOAN FROM THE FUND OF THE GROUP TO REALIZE THEIR DREAMS AND PAY BACK THE LOAN WITH SOME INTEREST TO BE SAVED ON THE ACOUNT OF THE GROUP. THE MEMBERS GATHER WEEKLY TO DISCUSS IMMINENT NEEDS, AND ULTIMATELY, THE BENEFICIARIES “GRADUATE.”
How long has your project been running?
03/2004
Objectives and Innovative Aspects
What are the specific objectives of the project and what are the instruments used to achieve them?: 
RWANDA HAS A GREAT NUMBER OF ORPHANS AND VULNERABLE CHILDREN. MANY OF THESE CHILDREN ARE HAVING TO SUPPORT YOUNGER SIBLINGS AND FAMILY MEMBERS. THEY HAVE NO EMOTIONAL SUPPORT AND LITTLE MATERIAL SUPPORT. EDUCATION IS NON-EXISTENT AS THEY HAVE TO SPEND THEIR TIME STRUGGLING TO FIND MONEY OR FOOD TO SUPPORT THEIR FAMILY. FOR THE PAST SEVEN YEARS YOUNG WOMEN’S CHRISTIAN ASSOCIATION OF RWANDA (YWCA RWANDA) AND CHURCH WORLD SERVICE HAVE BEEN HELPING THESE CHILDREN TO ACCESS EDUCATION AND TEACHING THEM LIFE SKILLS. THE SPECIFIC OBJECTIVES ARE TO INCREASE LOCAL ATTENTION TO THE GROWING NUMBER AND NEEDS OF ORPHANS AND VULNERABLE CHILDREN, TO INCREASE SUPPORT FOR SELF-EMPOWERMENT OF VULNERABLE CHILDREN. REDUCE HIV/AIDS TRANSMISSION AND PROMOTE CHILD PROTECTION THROUGH YOUTH CLUBS AND TO ENCOURAGE INDIVIDUAL CHRISTIAN FAITH AND SPIRITUAL GROWTH OF OVC. AS FOR INSTRUMENTS, YWCA USES TRAININGS, YOUTH CLUBS AND YOUTH FORUMS AND PARTNERSHIPS WITH LOCAL LEADERS AND MENTORSHIP. BY TRAINING THE YCG IN VOCATIONAL SKILLS AND IN THE SKILLS TO RUN THEIR OWN BUSINESS AND BY ENSURING THAT THEY HAVE ACCESS TO FUNDING WE ARE ENABLING THEM TO SUPPORT THEMSELVES WITHOUT SUPPORT FROM YWCA OR CWS. IN ADDITION, BY TRAINING THEM TO BECOME TRAINERS THEY CAN TRAIN THE NEW GROUPS OF YCG IN VOCATIONAL SKILLS TO ENSURE THAT THIS TRAINING IS SUSTAINABLE WITHOUT THE SUPPORT OF YWCA. YWCA RWANDA HAVE TRIALED THIS MODEL AND IT HAS PROVED SUCCESSFUL. IF WE CAN ENSURE THAT THE HIV/AIDS YOUTH CLUBS AND THE YOUTH FORUMS ARE SET UP TO BE ABLE TO MANAGE AND RUN THEMSELVES THEN YWCA CAN WITHDRAW AND THE CLUBS AND FORUMS CAN CONTINUE. IN ADDITION, BY ENSURING THAT THE COMMUNITY, THE LOCAL LEADERS AND AUTHORITIES, AND GOVERNMENT INSTITUTIONS ARE INVOLVED WE CAN INTEGRATE THE STRUCTURES INTO SOCIETY SO THEY BECOME COMMUNITY OWNED PROJECTS ALLOWING THEM TO GO FROM STRENGTH TO STRENGTH. THE SAME APPLIES TO THE MENTOR SCHEME, IF WE CAN GET IT INTEGRATED INTO EXISTING COMMUNITY STRUCTURES IT WILL BE ABLE TO BE SELF SUSTAINABLE. IN ADDITION, IF WE CAN TRAIN MENTORS AND LINK THEM TOGETHER FOR SUPPORT, YWCA RWANDA WILL BE ABLE TO WITHDRAW AND THE MENTORS WILL BE ABLE TO CARRY THE PROJECT ON WITHOUT YWCA OR CWS.
Results
Describe the results achieved by your project How do you measure (parameters) these. (max. 2000 characters): 
GIVING HOPE HAS REACHED 16,027 ORPHANS AND VULNERABLE CHILDREN WITH 5,479 HOUSEHOLDS, 409 WORKING GROUPS. THEY HAVE RECEIVED THE EMOTIONAL, MATERIAL AND EDUCATIONAL SUPPORT TO ENSURE THEY GROW UP TO BE WELL-ROUNDED, HEALTHY AND KNOWLEDGEABLE INDIVIDUALS. MANY OF THESE BENEFICIARIES ARE NOW AT A STAGE WHERE THEY ARE READY TO EMBARK ON CAREERS AND FAMILIES OF THEIR OWN. HOWEVER, YWCA RWANDA HAS FOUND, FROM EXPERIENCE, EVALUATIONS, AND BENEFICIARY INPUT, THAT THE SYSTEMS AND STRUCTURES ARE NOT IN PLACE OR ARE NOT STRONG ENOUGH TO ENSURE THAT THESE BENEFICIARIES CAN EMBARK ON THEIR LIVES SUCCESSFULLY WITHOUT DEPENDENCY ON YWCA RWANDA. IT IS NOT SUSTAINABLE FOR YWCA RWANDA TO SUPPORT THE YOUTH CARE GIVERS (YCG) INTO THEIR ADULT LIVES, NOR IS IT BENEFICIAL FOR THEM AS ADULTS TO BE DEPENDENT ON AN ORGANIZATION. WE NEED TO STRENGTHEN THE CURRENT MECHANISMS OF THE GIVING HOPE METHODOLOGY TO ENABLE THEM TO OPERATE AUTONOMOUSLY OR WITHIN LOCAL AUTHORITY REMITS. DURING THE MONITORING AND EVALUATION OF GIVING HOPE, YWCA RWANDA MET WITH THE MENTORS, YCG AND COMMUNITY LEADERS TO DISCUSS THE PROGRESS OF THE PROJECT. THE MENTORS, YCG AND COMMUNITY LEADERS SHARED ASPECTS OF THE PROJECT THAT HAD WORKED WELL AND HIGHLIGHTED AREAS WHICH COULD BE IMPROVED. WE ALSO DISCUSSED THE FUTURE OF THE PROJECT AND ITS SUSTAINABILITY.
How many users interact with your project monthly and what are the preferred forms of interaction? (max. 500 characters): 
YWCA RWANDA INTERACTS WITH AT LEAST 2000 BENEFICIARIES AND LOCAL AUTHORITIES MONTHLY. IN ADDITION TO DAILY CONTACTS THE SOCIAL WORKERS HAVE REGULAR FIELD VISITS TO MEET WITH THE MEMBERS OF THE GROUPS IN THEIR RESPECTIVE AREAS. THE MENTORS OF YOUTH GROUPS MOSTLY INTERACT WITH THE BENEFICIARIES AS PEOPLE WHO ARE VERY CLOSE TO THEM. THE PREFFERRED FORM OF INTERACTION IS ON “DREAM DRAWING”
Sustainability
What is the full duration of your project (from beginning to end)?: 
More than 6 years
What is the approximate total budget for your project (in Euro)?: 
More than 500.000 Euro
Is your project economically self sufficient now?: 
No
Since when?: 
07/2012
Transferability
Has your project been replicated/adapted elsewhere?: 
Yes
Where? By whom?: 
GIVING HOPE PROJECT IS ADAPTED IN UGANDA; IT IS IMPLEMENTED BY THE CHURCH OF UGANDA; IN BURUNDI, IN ETHIOPIA AND IN TANZANIA, BY YWCAs OF THOSE COUNTRIES AND IN KENYA.
What lessons can others learn from your project? (max. 1500 characters): 
SOME GROUPS SUPPORTED BY THE PROJECT HAVE MADE SIGNIFICANT ACHIEVEMENTS AND THE MEMBERS THEMSELVES OPTED FOR CREATING THE OTHER GROUPS OF VULNERABLE CHILDREN WHICH THEY THEMSELVES SUPPORT AND SUCH GROUPS ARE CALLED BABY GIVING HOPE THAT IS THE LESSON THAT OTHERS CAN LEARN FROM OUR PROJECT.
Are you available to help others to start or work on similar projects?: 
Yes
Background Information
Barriers and Solutions (max. 1000 characters): 
THE MAIN CHALLENGES WHICH WE FACED WERE FINDING SUFFICIENT FUNDS IN ORDER TO RESPOND TO A GREAT NUMBER OF VULNERABLE CHILDREN. ANOTHER CHALLENGE HAS BEEN THE INSTABILITY OF MEMBERS OF THE GROUPS BECAUSE OF CHANGING HOME AND MARRIAGE. THE SOLUTIONS TO TACKLE THE PROBLEM ARE THE PROMOTION OF BABY GIVING HOPE AMONG THE GROUPS ALREADY SUPPORTED AND CAPACITY BUILDING OF MENTORS TO STRENGTHEN TEAM WORK OF GROUPS MEMBERS.
Future plans and wish list (max. 750 characters): 
AS FAR AS FUTURE PLANS ARE CONCERNED, YWCA RWANDA IS PLANNING TO DEVELOP THE SPIRIT OF WORKING TOGETHER AMONG THE YOUTH GROUPS BY CREATING THE YOUTH FORUMS WITH AN INTENTION OF BROADENING THEIR VISION TO INDUCE THE MEMBERS OF THE FORUMS TO WORK LIKE COOPERATIVES IN ORDER NOT ONLY TO GET SUPPORTED BY YWCA RWANDA BUT ALSO TO BENEFIT FROM OTHER OPPORTUNITIES SUCH AS BANK CREDITS, FUNDS AVAILED FOR YOUTH SUCH AS FUND FROM NATIONAL YOUTH COUNCIL AND OTHERS. THE VISION IS ALSO TO BUILD THE YOUTH CAPACITY SO THAT THEY CAN BE ABLE TO DEVELOP BUSINESS PLANS BY THEMSELVES AND SUBMIT TO VARIOUS DONORS. AS THE NUMBER OF VULNERABLE CHILDREN IS STILL ENORMOUS IN RWANDA BASED ON NEW CASES FOUND DURING FIELD VISITS, YWCA RWANDA THINKS OF IDENTIFICATION OF NEW OVC AND TRY TO DO ADVOCACY FOR THEM AND FIND HOW THEY CAN BE SUPPORTED.

TEEP ICT CENTER FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT OF THE ENVIRONMENT

Project Location
Country: 
Kenya
City: 
Port Victoria
Organization
Organization Name: 
Tumaini Educational Endowment Project
Organization Type: 
Other
Specify: 
Non-Profit Community Based Organization (CBO)
Website
http://www.facebook.com/tumainicbo
Project Type
ICT for environmental sustainability
Project Description
Description Frase (max. 500 characters): 
Using of ICTs to support information and knowledge exchange that enhances monitoring climate, environmental disaster management and adaptation.
Project Summary (max. 2000 characters): 
Low income communities like Bunyala (Port Victoria) stressed and posed with climate change related stressors, need to develop the capacity to adapt to climate change in order to cope with short-term shocks and long-term trends. ICTs will form an essential part of that development. Our initiatives successfully combine local and external information and knowledge to make a valuCommunications, Early warning systems. 3. ADAPTATION: Environment, health & resource management, up scaling technologies and building resilience.able contribution to deliberate, pre-planned strategies for adaptation, focusing on the informational role of ICTs and combining local and external capacities. Climate change adaptation demand emergent actions that cannot be foreseen in advance, and which require the development of communities more as self organizing systems. The project concentrates on the adoption of new and emergent technologies in three broad and interrelated activities: (1) monitoring of climate change and the environment, (2) disaster management, accounting for preparation, early warning systems (EWS), and response and recovery, and (3) climate change adaptation. Other pertinent activities such as mitigation, resource management, education and capacity building, networking, monitoring and evaluation, and climate modelling are also to be addressed in stages. Specifically Information and communication technologies involve: 1. MONITORING: Observe, Detect & predict, Inform science & decision making. 2. DISASTER MANAGEMENT: Communications, Early warning systems. 3. ADAPTATION: Environment, health & resource management, up scaling technologies and building resilience.
How long has your project been running?
05/2011
Objectives and Innovative Aspects
What are the specific objectives of the project and what are the instruments used to achieve them?: 
Our objective is to explore the possibility of using ICT for sustainable development of environment by using: PDAs  (Personal Digital Assistants) for food security and climate monitoring to collect data regarding changes in food security and climate situations; to build a Health Information Network by using electronic data upload and download through PDAs and mobile phones to facilitate decision making among health workers located in remote health centres; to use Data-Agro by sending SMS to farmers using low-cost mobiles regarding information on weather forecasts, market prices and cultivation practices; set up an environment Text Centre where the information is processed and responses are sent back via SMS and where Farmers and field volunteers send text to a central Internet-connected server where information is processed and responses are sent back; establish Flood Warning Systems that uses mobile phones to collect data for flood forecasting and forward to central early warning systems, which are then disseminated via traditional warning systems; set up Warning System Technologies, thst uses a wide range of new and emergent ICTs for receiving and disseminating alert messages to the public or central command posts.  With availability of resources we would like to implement the use of Wireless Sensor Networks (WSNs ) are systems of intelligent sensor nodes deployed to monitor particular environmental cues, such as temperature, light intensity, water levels, local meteorological data and pollutant level. The ICT is used to map the vulnerable areas for environmental conservation and data keeping for action.
Results
Describe the results achieved by your project How do you measure (parameters) these. (max. 2000 characters): 
We can now use the ICT experiences to for potential ICT development projects to support both deliberate and planned strategies in practice.We have transformed the loop to largely work for communities to particularly become more self-organising as  they had not particularly developed local informational capacities or, at least, not to extent necessary given the demands being placed on them by the increasing intensity and frequency of climate change and related stressors. Communities are now more informed and involved in environment management and development. We recognise that since agriculture, including forestry, livestock and land-use changes, account heavily on global greenhouse gas emissions, the sector needs to be included in climate change management and reduced emissions from deforestation and forest degradation programmes. Moreover the project acknowledging that agriculture is the main driver of deforestation recognizes the interface between sustainable agriculture and reduced deforestation. “Re-greening landscapes” is a key element of climate efficient agriculture. In Bunyala emissions from land use, land use change and forest deforestation account for high of GHG (global greenhouse gas emissions).
How many users interact with your project monthly and what are the preferred forms of interaction? (max. 500 characters): 
2450 users per month, that would translate to 894250 users per year. The ICTs will be used to improve practices in agriculture and forestry; monitor air and water pollution; improve disaster warning and relief; improve the efficiency of the energy, transportation, and goods and services sectors; and harness social networking for transformative change.
Sustainability
What is the full duration of your project (from beginning to end)?: 
More than 6 years
What is the approximate total budget for your project (in Euro)?: 
More than 500.000 Euro
Is your project economically self sufficient now?: 
No
Since when?: 
05/2011
When is it expected to become self-sufficient?: 
05/2017
Transferability
Has your project been replicated/adapted elsewhere?: 
Yes
Where? By whom?: 
Lake basin flood prone communities for disaster management and adaptation.
What lessons can others learn from your project? (max. 1500 characters): 
Others can learn from our project, that: ICTs play a crucial part in the development of climate change adaptive capacity. They do this in four ways: i) by combining existing data in new ways; ii) by enabling access to new data, information and knowledge; iii) by reducing costs of access to transactions and services; and iv) by their productive role in ICT-based enterprise. Our focus here has been largely on the first two applications, with the more transactional and productive roles that ICTs can play set aside due to lack of evidence, at least in relation to climate change adaptation. The dominant pattern of thinking on climate change adaptation has been top-down, deliberate, planned. This is a vital part of capacity building, but it is only a part. There needs to be equal recognition that many climate change adaptive actions will be emergent unplanned and arising from within individual communities and regions that should be understood as complex adaptive systems. The application of ICTs to climate change adaptation must also be shaped by this equality of recognition.
Are you available to help others to start or work on similar projects?: 
Yes

BUNYALA RURAL COMMUNITIES ICT AND CULTURAL DIGITAL MEDIA CENTER (BRCICTCDMC)

Project Location
Country: 
Kenya
City: 
PORT VICTORIA TOWN
Organization
Organization Name: 
TUMAINI EDUCATIONAL ENDOWMENT PROJECT (TEEP)
Organization Type: 
Other
Specify: 
NON PROFIT COMMUNITY BASED ORGANIZATION (CBO)
Website
http://www.facebook.com/tumainicbo
Project Type
Helping youth step in the job market
Project Description
Description Frase (max. 500 characters): 
To provide opportunity for young people to acquire ICT literacy and necessary technical skills for job opportunity.
Project Summary (max. 2000 characters): 
The project puts emphasis on using information and communication technologies in the context of global youth priorities, such as access to education, employment and poverty eradication. In addition, the cost of ICT access (mobile phones and Internet) is much higher as a proportion of per capita income in these particularly disadvantaged countries. We want s to bringing together all relevant stakeholders, including governments, civil society and the private sector, and encouraging them to work together to provide an environment that fosters the development of young people and enables them to realize their potential in the Information Society. The ICT centre will act as a resource centre for community mobilization, training and empowering young people to engage in community economic development by venturing them into employment. Disadvantaged and marginalized youth, such as migrant and refugee youth, youth with HIV and AIDS, indigenous youth, youth with disabilities, rural youth, youth experiencing poverty, and those facing discrimination, are often excluded from access to ICTs. The effective allocation of resources so as to ensure equal opportunities and access to ICTs for youth living in vulnerable situations is critical to ensuring that ICTs are used and developed in an inclusive and equitable manner.
How long has your project been running?
09/2010
Objectives and Innovative Aspects
What are the specific objectives of the project and what are the instruments used to achieve them?: 
We must address unequal opportunities for ICT use within groups. Important factors in this respect include an individual’s socio-economic position, level of education and place of residence. We want youth participation in democracy and the possibilities that may develop after the digital revolution. Opportunities for children and youth to express their ideas and opinions about different issues in society have traditionally been very limited. We want to participate strengthen policies for the provision of information and communication technologies (ICTs), including access to internet, for education, and including the promotion of ICT training for education that is relevant and of high quality. The project seeks to serve Youth through a number of products and services: Participatory Project Design; youth Led Innovative Program Implementation; seed Grant Projects for Entrepreneurship Development; developing multi-stakeholder partnerships for program design; building local capacity for program implementation; using new technologies for livelihood generation; community Driven Development; initiating Pilot projects; livelihoods based approaches to enterprise development in: Renewable Energy, HIV/AIDS, IT, Rural Development, Water and Sanitation and community volunteer-ship.
Results
Describe the results achieved by your project How do you measure (parameters) these. (max. 2000 characters): 
In a broad sense, the benefits arise from improvements in education and access to information. At the individual level, ICT has assisted some young people to gain more meaningful jobs, to communicate easily with other youth from all over the world, and thus share their experiences. Some youth are capable of using ICT in diverse and novel ways, as a result of which traditional forms of socialization such as the family and school are increasingly being challenged and overtaken. These technologies offer a culture of information, pleasure and relative autonomy, all of which are particularly appealing to young people. Many young people are simultaneously experiencing life within the global and local spheres. They develop a global consciousness yet still have to function and survive in their own locality and culture. The project evaluation criteria includes study on: the importance of the role of youth entrepreneurship in creating employment opportunities from ICT; the value of public-private partnerships in making the most of the employment potential of ICT for young people; how ICT opportunities can also assist vulnerable groups of young people; ways that ICT can help link the informal sector to opportunities in the world economy.
How many users interact with your project monthly and what are the preferred forms of interaction? (max. 500 characters): 
• Every computer 20 Users Per day • 20x120 = 2400 users • 50 x1 computers for professional training • 2450 Users per day • 2450x30= 733,500 per month • 2450 Users x 365 days • Total, 894,250 Users per year • 50 computers x 3 centres • 50 computers x 3 (mobile ICT Unit, Schools) • 300 computers for public usage • 100 computers for professional training • Total, 400 computers. • 500 e-books (for e-library)
Sustainability
What is the full duration of your project (from beginning to end)?: 
More than 6 years
What is the approximate total budget for your project (in Euro)?: 
More than 500.000 Euro
Specify: 
Fundraising, donations, grants, products and services sale, endowements like Micro entrepreneurship - business opportunities for the youth
Is your project economically self sufficient now?: 
No
Since when?: 
09/2010
When is it expected to become self-sufficient?: 
01/2017
Transferability
Has your project been replicated/adapted elsewhere?: 
Yes
Where? By whom?: 
In other communities by national ICT access programme.
What lessons can others learn from your project? (max. 1500 characters): 
Youth and ICT play an important role to uplift the living standard of youth themselves and the community they live in. Furthermore, ICT can increase the interest to learn new things, easy mean for job searching and application, easy money transfer and payments for school fees, easy communication and mass media entertainment; ICT helps in the cognitive development aspect of children, students, and all; ICT helps everyone to develop and shape their thinking power; logic sense; ICT increases the self confidence of a person, opening up to diversity and inclusion, helps in skill development. On creating job opportunities: youth use skills to open micro-entrepreneurship like mobile phone money transfer, setting up a community disaster management training- warning - and mobilization center as a mean for social development and resource support. ICT projects are vital to improving rural community livelihoods by: informing and forming on relevant decisions about livelihood strategies, thereby reducing disaster impact (flood, disease, drought warning and mitigation), and increasing income diversification; improvements in efficiency and effectiveness of rural service delivery across areas of health, education, agricultural extension, training and knowledge resources.
Are you available to help others to start or work on similar projects?: 
Yes
Background Information
Barriers and Solutions (max. 1000 characters): 
<div>Despite the many benefits, Technology in general and ICTs in particular, the project offers to the &nbsp;youth and other &nbsp;citizens, modern ICTs pose several obstacles including the implied costs, keeping up-to-date with ever changing technology and abuse. In our solutions we seek to improve community awareness and participation in the project. Next steps: 1. More feasibility studies 2. Educating Juniors and the community about the project 3. Recruiting more Juniors and training them 4. Secure endorsement of concept by investors, donors and sponsors 5. Pre-development phase fund-raising, donors, investors 6. ICT professional, artists, architecture; engineering team and selection 7. Partnership development with the donors and advisory and ICT constructing companies like CISCO and SAFARICOM to help in project definition, planning and technical support. 8. Development of a strong fund-raising committee and concept refinement.</div>

TRAINING WOMENS PATIENTS IN ICT

Project Location
Country: 
Peru
City: 
LIMA
Organization
Organization Name: 
INSTITUTO DE MEDICINA TROPICAL ALEXANDER VON HUMBOLDT UPCH
Organization Type: 
1
Website
http://catalog.openentry.com/mujereslideres
Project Type
Helping youth step in the job market
Project Description
Description Frase (max. 500 characters): 
Socially, women in the third world still have less access to education and income, have increased dependence on men and less access to information and adequate health services.
Project Summary (max. 2000 characters): 
The status of access and rights of women in Peru is very poor and so far despite the increase in cases of women living with different diseases in the region, there is a comprehensive response by governments and other sectors to respond appropriately to their needs. When we consulted knew that if a trade would not exercise and the reasons stated were: "¢ Do not have the capital to buy supplies or equipment. "¢ Do not want to borrow for their condition. "¢ Lack of equipment and materials "¢ No real estate that endorse The gaps identified are: 1. The lack of specialized educational information for women 2. The lack of processes to strengthen gender-sensitive and women 3. The lack of safe spaces to support projects and relevant to advocacy and direct participation The Project will follow the following steps: "¢ Identify business objectives "¢ Identify and leadership skills of each member "¢ Each member will manage your business "¢ Organization and building technological platform friendly and easy to handle. "¢ You will meet your needs "¢ Collection of information to analyze the results of the project. "¢ It includes innovation, impact, sustainability, strategic partnerships, gender equality and social inclusion.
How long has your project been running?
07/2010
Objectives and Innovative Aspects
What are the specific objectives of the project and what are the instruments used to achieve them?: 
Identify business objectives "¢ Identify and leadership skills of each member "¢ Each member will manage your business "¢ Organization and building technological platform friendly and easy to handle. "¢ You will meet your needs "¢ Collection of information to analyze the results of the project. "¢ It includes innovation, impact, sustainability, strategic partnerships, gender equality and social inclusion.
Results
Describe the results achieved by your project How do you measure (parameters) these. (max. 2000 characters): 
1. Creating your website to market their products 2. Motivation and leadership workshops - Ministry of Production 3. The training will take place in the IMT AVH UPCH The results and / or products should be organized according to specific objectives which include: 1. Assessment at the beginning and end of project. 2. Not only is highly beneficial for them, who significantly reduce their costs associated with the sale process, but also for customers without being transported to the point of sale. 3. But, it is necessary to work hard on improving the mechanisms associated with Internet sales, as competition in any niche market, is very high. This means that profit margins must be reduced, so improving the performance of marketing efforts it becomes critical for the company profitable. 4. Use of marketing for Product Reference: email, skype, chat. 5. An efficient system to work 24 hours a day 6. It is very important to the economic independence of women to its evolution. 7. A robust database for customer management. No doubt by now that Internet has become one of the most important sales channels in recent times.
How many users interact with your project monthly and what are the preferred forms of interaction? (max. 500 characters): 
We have 30 persons per month.
Sustainability
What is the full duration of your project (from beginning to end)?: 
From 1 to 3 years
What is the approximate total budget for your project (in Euro)?: 
Less than 10.000 Euro
Specify: 
efforts with others institutions, we have not budget
Is your project economically self sufficient now?: 
AV. HONORIO DELGADO 430 LIMA 31
Since when?: 
03/2011
When is it expected to become self-sufficient?: 
12/2013
Transferability
Has your project been replicated/adapted elsewhere?: 
Yes
Where? By whom?: 
we have a plan in working in the area rural and urban, in this phase the proyect is only in the urban area.
What lessons can others learn from your project? (max. 1500 characters): 
ICTs benefit the needs of women living with different diseases, it is important to stress the need for diversity in the use of ICTs.
Are you available to help others to start or work on similar projects?: 
Yes