Best Projects 2021 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.
Published on June 14, 2021 um 09:52
Type of Enterprise
Year the ngo or company was founded
Explain your project in details:
Heal mankind is an idea extracted from "My Age My Help International (NGO) that seeks to provide psychsocial support to people through capacity building trainings for livelihood activities, health education and care, and community sensitization. Activities include: *At least monthly home visit with health screening; checking of vital signs, e.g. blood pressure, blood glucose levels , total cholesterol, temperature, etc *Renewal of health insurance for all beneficiaries *Health education on conditions and management of stress *Organizing psychosocial intervention programs like "experience sharing amongst youth and the elderlies", pension management, etc *Fund raising programs to support beneficiaries livelihood. Establishing Snail farm has been the approach to sustain the project in the future. Active beneficiaries and their relations shall in turn be employed in the project to boost economic competence in the community.
Impact of your enterprise on sustainable development
My Age My Help International has succeeded in the following: *Engaging one hundred aged (over 60 years old) with twice monthly healthcare in their homes and communities. *Holding "Experience sharing programs amongst the youth and elderlies of people of Abuakwa North Municipality of Ghana, which got the youth sensitized about challenges in life and aging, and also empowered aged about their worth in society. Gifts were shared to all beneficiaries (aged) to boost their morale and went a long way reducing depression. *Health insurance of all beneficiaries have constantly been renewed to curb outrageous healthcare expenses. *Two healthcare nurses have been permanently employed by us with remuneration. *Siting land for snail farming to feed the project.
Sustainability and future plans
Heal Mankind currently depends on contributions from Executives of the NGO and any other donations from individuals, to start the snail farming project. Also fundraising exercises and fund soliciting strategies have been ongoing. It's our plan to generate revenue from the snail project to run the activities of the organization including providing the basic needs of all our beneficiaries (aged) and their close dependants. Most of dependants of our beneficiaries would be employed to earn income for themselves as well. Produce (matured snails) shall be internally and externally be marketed and sold for running of the organization.
Your profile as an entrepreneur
I am 33 year old self motivated aged advocate and social activist who yearns to see smiles on the faces of people especially, the elderlies and underprivileged individuals in the communities. I am a Physician Assistant, Medical and Senior Staff Nurse by profession who have realized keen interest of the welfare of the aged because of the unfriendly environment they find themselves; so much stigma and rejection ranging from attention, provision of basic physiological needs, love, etc. Depression has set in the lives because of the perception by society as irrelevant and mean. Right from inadequate provision by state with unenforced laws supporting the aged down to the immediate community and families of the aged contribute to such ill perception and high aged related diseases in the country. It is in this light that I haven taken it upon myself to initiate warm and fundamental measures to address such problem to give our elderlies hope and room to live good lives with contentment of worthiness. One hundred aged have been roped into my project with objective of getting a snail farm business running with your support to feed my clients (elderlies and underprivileged)
Office of the NGO with training for volunteers
Home visit with service delivery for my clients