Best Projects 2019 features all the nominated entries submitted ‘Submit your Project’ category. All the entries consist of innovative projects run by existing enterprises in the form of businesses, NGOs or informal programs.
Creating a leveled play ground for both the boy and the girl child
Explain your project in details:
Boy Child Initiative is a community Based Organization working within Korogocho Slums of Nairobi Kenya to transform the lives of the vulnerable boy child through rescue, rehabilitation, education, empowerment, mentorship, psychosocial support, talent-nurturing, life skills, feeding program and reintegration of the destitute boys who have been in streets, dump sites, child labor, drug abuse and criminal activities.The organization further offers physiotherapy services to the disabled boy child, as well as psychosocial support for the abused, neglected and abandoned boy child. Families of the destitute boys are also established small scale businesses which enables them afford basic needs, hence preventing the boys from running back to the streets, dump sites and criminal activities.
Impact of your enterprise on sustainable development
-Reduced number of boys in the streets, dump sites, child labor, drug abuse and criminal activities by 73%-Increased enrollment into ECDE Centers by 65%-Increased transitions to primary schools and enrollments by 68%-Increased access to physiotherapy services for the disabled boys by 80%-49% of vulnerable families strengthened through livelihood programs
Sustainability and future plans
Boy Child Initiative is currently focusing so much on the programs sustainability, and is aiming on the following. Advocacy. The organization is currently petitioning both the County and the National governments to allocate resources for the vulnerable boys during budgeting. BCI is further petitioning Parliament to introduce street boys fund. Income Generating Activity. Boy Child Initiative is sourcing for funds to upgrade its tailoring unit; an initiative that will raise more funds to sustain the programs.
Your profile as an entrepreneur
Am a holder of a Bachelors Degree in Social work and Community Development, currently pursuing a Masters Degree in Development Studies. I have also undergone several work related trainings including Child Rights and Protection, Program Management, Monitoring and Evaluation, Resource Mobilization, Fundraising, Governance among others. Am a program development specialized with ten years record of successful launching, directing and managing grassroots, community programs and large scale international humanitarian work by performing management functions. I have guided several departments including programs, social enterprise, monitoring and evaluation, fundraising and finance in designing and developing projects through implementation stage. Collaborated with management teams to deliver assigned programs, developed group and individual timelines, assessed, identified potential bottlenecks in each project, program process. Directed the recruitment process of key employees and the selection of consultants and outsource-vendors. Developed and initiated internal processes to improve program delivery within specific timeframes. Established goals and milestones as per the desired results to be generated by the project. Defined the resources required for completion of a project and allocated resources accordingly. Managed teams working on different programs and smoothed out any areas of possible conflict. Evaluated the timely performance of different teams working on a project and documented the progress accordingly. Ensured that all programs were executed within established time period and complied with the defined standards.