Heart to Hearts Volunteer

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Heart to Hearts Volunteer: Building an independent young generation with a Vision

Lilongwe, MalawiLilongwe, Malawi
Year Founded:
2012
Project Stage:
Growth
Budget: 
$1,000 - $10,000
Project Summary
Elevator Pitch

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

There is an average 141.2% gross enrollment ratio in Primary school and average of 10.05% in secondary schools,the increasing school drop out of youth has contributed a lot to unemployment and poverty in Malawi..We believe in young people's unleashed dream and the need of support to reach them.

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

We could have Nation of inspired and motivated young people with a vision to achieve there dreams with all the support and resource availability
About Project

Problem: What problem is this project trying to address?

Lack of adequate Education and frustrated young dreams,has contributed to the high levels of unemployment and Poverty, because of this the country is bringing up young generation of frustrated people who feel forsaken,betrayed by the system and looks at life as unfair, therefore increasing crime rate,high dependency on government has strain on public resources affecting even th health sector and overall economy

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

The solution would be to empower young people to be self dependency by giving them adequate education and support their dreams and initiatives,for example back to school program that encourages sponsoring of children in schools therefore reducing dropouts and creating opportunities. Entrepreneurial Training for youths to become employers therefore creating opportunities for the coming generation this can be achieved by organizing competition for innovative ideas to revive dreams and encourage innovation through companies that would be willing to sponsor the competitions.creating opportunities Also training Mothers in businesses and do follow ups to growth to support their families and provide education for their children .
Impact: How does it Work

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

We are currently supporting teens in secondary school,some of them are girls who dropped out of school the next things that happens is marriage so we have saved some girls from early marriages and and all of them have just passed their Junior certificate of education last month obviously giving us the strength to go on,this has also attracted other young girls that are willing to go back to school and the trip we took to a Secondary school has opened the eyes of youth in schools to the real issues out here and we went with other young graduates and entrepreneurers who inspired them which attracted organization to work with us.

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

Though our plans are long term, we have seen the significant impact it has made in these young people and others that are willing to join the program.Since the program started we only had one girl and now we have about 7 teenagers that we are supporting In the future we see these young people to creating a chain of sponsorship when they get their education or become entrepreneurs they will be able to provide employment and support others because the programs will have changed the mindset of most young people not to look only at employment as source of income but also think of ways to create employment for others,building multinational businesses and fulfilling their God given dreams therefore growing into Nation of inspired and motivated young people with less crime rate,prostitution,early marriages for girls and this will build the economy of the country and Africa as a whole.

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

Finding more sponsors for the children Secondary & Tertiary education like companies and organizations or individuals... Add more youths to the program until we are satisfied that we have reached out to a bigger percentage of our region with the help of one child one sponsor back to school initiatives then we would move country wide. Get Training to support,motivate and accrediting volunteers and their work and organize events to attract new volunteers to improve work performance and reach out fast Generating income by writing funding bids and fund raising to make projects sustainable
Sustainability

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

Sponsorship programs for the youth will help to ensure constant financial support aswel as fundraising program which will be conducted by volunteers ...We plan to use the creative ability of these young people to make money for example fashion designing,catering and arts etc.We plan to hold shows and art display for the purpose of the raising funds and some of the volunteers are entrepreneurs who have committed to grow to contribute financially
Team

Founding Story

I was chatting with my friends one day when we started talking about how blessed we are to be where we are that other people do not have what we have though it doesn't seem enough but we are thankful,we talked about dreams ad inspiration that led us talking about how African youth's dreams seem impossible because of lack of resources.Most of us start something but don't complete it because we don't have support.support. Realizing how blessed we are and other people and companies that are making money we thought of a way how we can share resources between the rich and the poor by encouraging people to support the underprivileged youth who have dreams but are failing to reach because of lack of resources.Thats how this was born

Team

Team leader & Vice Team Leader-Full time .Coordinates programs .Liaising with organizations develop partnerships Treasure-Part time Developing budget ,financial policies development Secretary-Part time plan meeting and keep minutes Event Coordinator-Part time support Events plans, and coordinates activities Committee members... We are planning to employ a full time administrator to coordinate things since we are all part time

Comments

Naly HERINIAINA's picture

Hello and thank you for sharing your already growing project.
Excellent in reintegration project for young people in schools.
On this reintegration of youth in school, is that this is the project that supports tuition?
If so, how do you identify the real kids who really need help do not fall into the young people who only wanted the project to pay only the tuition?
how to ensure that young people can be self-dependence in the program?
Thank you and good luck.

Naly HERINIAINA's picture

Hello and thank you for sharing your already growing project. Excellent in reintegration project for young people in schools.
- On this reintegration of youth in school, is that this is the project that supports tuition? If so, how do you identify the real kids who really need help do not fall into the young people who only wanted the project to pay only the tuition?
- how to ensure that young people can be self-dependence in the program?
Thank you and good luck.

Elsie Bowazi's picture

Hi Nally
Yes it supports tuition of Secondary school students and we usually identify them through community leaders, like the ones we are supporting we identified them through the local church pastor.And usually schools have those kids who are constantly sent out of class or have dropped out because of school fees that another way of identifying them.We have role model who are set as examples for them to work hard in school and become independent one day,We encourage entrepreneurship spirit in as much as we can pay or find sponsors for their tuition they also need to use their hands or talent to generate income especially to support them with other needs.We are also planning programs to bring out innovative ideas of young people,one of the programs is Entrepreneurial competition which will help young people with good ideas to get support to start up their dream and create more jobs for other young people.

Naly HERINIAINA's picture

Hello and thank you for sharing your already growing project.
Excellent in reintegration project for young people in schools.
On this reintegration of youth in school, is that this is the project that supports tuition?
If so, how do you identify the real kids who really need help do not fall into the young people who only wanted the project to pay only the tuition?
how to ensure that young people can be self-dependence in the program?
Thank you and good luck.

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