Education for the future
Many of us have heard the saying: "give a man a fish and he eats for a day, teach a man to fish and you feed him for life"; few of us actually live by this code however.
There are so many organizations that are giving aid to Africans and we don't want to undermine their efforts; the hard work of these people, who are often volunteers, too often go without the praise they deserve. For a sustainable future Africans need more than aid, and temporary relief efforts; they need solutions. Africans need to seize their own future and own it for themselves and this is one of the profound ways in which we want to transform Africa, beginning with Kenya.
- Education for the Present
- Jobs for the Future
By using a foundation of knowledge and contacts that our board of directors has developed throughout Canada we are in the process of creating a curriculum that will teach Kenyan's the skills to be professional care givers.
Our organization, with funding from the Kenyan government as well as private and corporate donations, will train these people using our program as well as to give hands on training in our shelters. Due to the wide variety of situations and people that our care givers will be exposed to they will quickly develop, with the guidance of our management team, the skills necessary to work in many situations.
Although we will begin teaching the material to our future care givers using teaching staff from abroad we will begin using qualified participants of our own program. This will ensure continuity of the material as well as giving future areas of growth to our participants.
Our curriculum is one of our most valued assets and although it is still under development it will assuredly be ready for the opening of our first facility in Nairobi, in which we will train our first recruits in professional care giving.
The job creation from our en devour will be pervasive and limitless. We will directly be responsible for job creation and future growth in Kenya in:
1) Professional care giving within our institutions
2) Professorships for our program (using our own past participants)
3) Managers of our foundation in diverse areas such as: health and safety, operations and human resources
4) Construction in the building and maintenance of our facilities
There will also be a trickle down effect throughout Kenyan and international markets. In time we also wish to create the first international standard in care giving and give our care givers the opportunity to work abroad as their skills become ever more crucial.