Humanitarian Projects Needing Volunteers

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October 9, 2017

Rwanda

Empower Villages

To give women the space to manufacture and sell their goods to both local youth as well as source out for profit and build upon their economic health. Another goal is to provide the community a space to gather and host programs and activities.

Project Needs: Architects, civil engineer, and structural engineer.

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October 9, 2017

Rwanda

Empowering Villages

This master plan community development project aims to provide flexible and creative space for businesses to thrive together. We hope to include an industrial "business incubator" for entrepreneurs to come and use the area for both manufacturing products like gravel and roof tiles to sell and trade, empowering the local economy to take initiative in growing their own businesses. The initial goal of Empowering Villages is to provide energy

Project Needs: Architects, civil engineer, and structural engineer.

October 2, 2017

India

Covenant Schools

1. We would like to request you to design for an International Christian school for Children of surrounding villages in Prakasam District. We would like to invite and facilitate schooling and Housing for at least 300 Children in the beginning.This land is located in Ongole city in Andrapradesh state India.The
we have a building in Ongole and want to design it to an international school design.This is where we want to offer low fee and Free schooling of the poor and Orphan children.

Project Needs: Architects, civil engineer, and structural engineer.

September 20, 2017

Malawi

Child Legacy International

The goal of the extension would be focused on primarily education
1) vocational school focused on commercial and mechanical training
2) Agricultural based training area focused on promoting conservation agriculture and farming techniques with breakaway demonstration plots
3) satellite health outpatient unit
4) solar power houses
5) staff housing

Project Needs: Architects, civil engineer, and structural engineer.

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September 14, 2017

Mali

GRACE LEADERSHIP FOUNDATION, INC

This project came to light in search of the birth place of our deceased father. I promised my dad that I will go visit Samaya. On May 31, 2017 the Village Chief sent us a letter of request of the needs in his village with a list of supplies. On July 20,2017, my family paid a visit to the Village and met with the Village Chief and its council. While in Samaya, the Village Chief wrote a second letter addressed to Grace Leadership Foundation, Inc in assisting in the rehabilitation of Samaya Medical Center.

Project Needs: Architects, civil engineer, and structural engineer.

September 8, 2017

United States

But God Ministries (via Third Lens)

Design of 4-6 residential homes concepts (800-1,200 sf) for an affordable housing project in rural Mississippi. The community is riddled with dilapidated houses and mobile homes, which will be replaced by new homes and afford occupants to become first-time homeowners.

Project Needs: Architects, civil engineer, and structural engineer.

September 1, 2017

Rwanda

Empowering Villages

Empowering Villages is engaged with the Rwaza Hydropower Plant to fulfill its socio-economic mission to better the lives of the surrounding community that it is operating in. The objective is to provide a containerized community library & learning space next to the run of the river hydropower plant on the Mukungwa River in the North West of Rwanda. The objective is to design and built two retro-fitted 40 foot containers with covered patio space that the community can access for learning and economic empowerment.

Project Needs: Architects, civil engineer, and structural engineer.

August 20, 2017

Thailand

Garden restaurant. Project

Would like to make my own business on my poor land to make unique garden restaurant. To have my own business.

Project Needs: Architects, civil engineer, and structural engineer.

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June 6, 2017

Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe Rural Schools Development Programe (ZRSDP)

It is located in a rural settlement near Bulawayo. ZRSDP has already built the primary school according to the country blocks standards and we are raising funds for the secondary school, for which we will try to complement the primary school class times so we can use some of the blocks for both levels.

Project Needs: Architects, civil engineer, and structural engineer.

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May 17, 2017

Nigeria

Zwakala Youth Village

Molded after the Yemin orde and Agahoza Shalom youth villages in Israel and Rwanda, the Zwakala Youth village is a proposed home for teenagers directly affected by the book haram victims.
The village will admit 50 teenagers between the ages of 12-17 years for an opportunity to be transformed into socially responsible and independent adults.

Project Needs: Architects, civil engineer, and structural engineer.

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May 12, 2017

Morocco

Junior CorpsAfrica/Maroc

In order to implement change within Tizi Zoughaght village, a multifunctional building will be built, which will integrate solutions to the villagers' problems. This building will consist of a pre-school, a women's cooperative, and a meeting place for the community members. This project will be done with the collaboration of CorpsAfrica/Maroc and Journeyman International. This project will have a great impact on the village's development. As a result of this commitment, our team expects outcomes which will result in families breaking away from the poverty cycle. By implementing our project, the village’s women will be empowered and trained for economic independence, the village’s literacy rates will increase, and the local community association will have a stable meeting place.

Project Needs: Architects, civil engineer, and structural engineer.

April 21, 2017

Uganda

Rescue Mission International Inc.

The project involves construction of class rooms and other buildings for a school that will cater for the educational needs of children from pre-school to secondary school.

Project Needs: Architects, civil engineer, and structural engineer.

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April 5, 2017

India

Mission Foundation Movement

The Organisation has open the first Pre-service Missionary Training in Mizoram state, India on 2005 by Faith. It is a six month course designed with Mission Oriented curriculum. Mizoram is a small states with just about One Million population, majority of the people are christian. The state is surrounded by three major religion in the worl like Muslim in Bangladesh, Bhudhist in Burma and Hindu in Assam state India. Many of our people (youth) wanted to go out as a Mssionary serving in our neighboring states sharing the Gospel and reaching out the Gospel to Unbelievers. We have trained about 540 students out of which 431 are now in Mission field, sharing the Gospel. We conduct a Training course twice a year, we still don't have our own Building, we rented a house, and we can't provide accomodation to students from rural areas. It is our heart desire to have our own building and provide quality education and Training Institution for World Evangelism.

Project Needs: Architects, civil engineer, and structural engineer.

April 4, 2017

Uganda

Network of Women in Agribusiness and Development

We would like to develop a website for a social enterprise in order to increase its visibility

Project Needs: Architects, civil engineer, and structural engineer.

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February 4, 2017

Uganda

Kisoro International Vocational Institute (KIVI)

KIVI is a Community Vocational Education and Training Institute (CTVET) company. It was established on 9th September 2011 aiming at helping the community with in Kisoro district and neighborhood especially girls and those who could not manage to join University and other higher institutions of learning like vulnerable children, orphans and marginalized group of people (pygmies) have access to Vocational study skills.

Project Needs: Architects, civil engineer, and structural engineer.

December 23, 2016

Uganda

IBANDA VALLEY NURSERY AND PRIMARY SCHOOL

It is a community school. The parents of the pupils support the school by paying little fees for their children, scholastic materials and providing food and other building materials.

Project Needs: Architects, civil engineer, and structural engineer.

December 11, 2016

Senegal

ASSOCIATION DJANGO KOENDIMO

-Build a school for access to education
-Build a center of a center of activity (Arts and Crafts.)
-A living space for elderly Bungalows.

Project Needs: Architects, civil engineer, and structural engineer.

October 1, 2016

Papua New Guinea

Highlands Christian Grammar School

Our school, founded in 2009 in Mt. Hagen, Papua New Guinea, has been using lease-free facilities in the centre of town. In many ways this has been ideal, certainly from the expense side! But, our enrolment has grown dramatically in the last 18 months and now stands at over 80 from preschool through Year 9. It's time for new premises. We have been working on acquiring a suitable piece of land.

Project Needs: Architects, civil engineer, and structural engineer.

September 28, 2016

Peru

Inca Thakhi

Inca Thakhi's need for orphan housing, kitchen for all programs, education rooms/ buildings, and a water treatment facility are of utmost importance at the current time. The goal of the project is to provide a safe, multipurpose facility for at risk kids and young adults in the immediate and surrounding community.

Project Needs: Architects, civil engineer, and structural engineer.

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September 21, 2016

Brazil

Nossa Escola da Terra

A school located in a rural area in a poor brasilian city. We need a low cost project, and we intend to build the school by ourselves moth by month in collaboratives community efforts.
We look for a ecofriendly buildings, social areas, mini farms, kitchen gardens, etc.

Project Needs: Architects, civil engineer, and structural engineer.

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September 19, 2016

Nepal

Himalayan Foundation Nepal

Himalayan Foundation Nepal wants to build a new permanent home for orphans, street and communities children, who lost their parents due to the 10 year political war and the very recent earthquake (April, 2015). We already have the land, where the orphaned children home will take place and we need your support to build it.

Project Needs: Architects, civil engineer, and structural engineer.

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September 17, 2016

Uganda

THE DREAM FOUNDATION OF UGANDA

This home is gonna help house vulnerable and homeless children in Uganda with a maximum of 60 children, with a community library where children from all walks of lives can come in to access resources with a place where 15 volunteers can stay and deliver free services.

Project Needs: Architects, civil engineer, and structural engineer.

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September 15, 2016

Sierra Leone

The Needy Today

The Needy Today Orphanage Primary School in Mathinka Community, Makarie Gbanti Chiefdom, Bombali District is barely run by our organization. Presently there are 599 pupils attending this school.

Project Needs: Architects, civil engineer, and structural engineer.

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September 15, 2016

India

GLOBAL RELIEF AND NEW DEVELOPMENT TRUST (GRAND)

Background information:

The Rural Area where the project is to be implemented is famous for agricultural operations, and agriculture is the primary occupation of the people as irrigation facility is provided with canals of the river. However despite these irrigation facilities the economic standards of the people in these areas are very low, especially among the vulnerable sections of the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes.

The main reason for this disparity is high concentration of with a small group of 18%, belonging to the upper strata of the society. Even small and marginal farmers have to struggle a lot to bring their lands under cultivation as they do not possess any, assets or financial ability. Ultimately they have to struggle a lot to bring their lands under cultivation as they do not possess any, assets or financial ability.Ultimately they have to depend on money lenders, naturally these money lending and land owing class take advantage of this situation, render loans with exorbitant rate of interest and expect payments in kind by fixing low price to the farmer’s produce, usually the paddy.

In this situation another victim is woman, the exploitation on backward communities is a common feature in the society and the same is meted on women. Though she plays a major role in family maintenance, economy, child development etc., the due recognition is not given to her from any corner of the society. She starts her life in the small hours of the day to arrange comforts to others and works in the fields on par with men. Despite all these jobs she is neither regarded nor paid wages on par with men. The exploitative system is meted on women from the very beginning of her childhood. She is not sent to school and she has to take care of younger siblings and to assist her mother in household work.

With regard to the field of Education there is a lot to be seen critically especially in the context of the micro realities. Though there are primary schools in most of the villages around Hanuman Junction the drop rate is very high, about 45% of the children drop out themselves before they could complete their 5th standard, while another 35% before reaching the middle school. The residuary percentage of the children reach school final with great difficulty. Even this section of the children come from the middle class families or the families with economic support, but certainly not from the poor. The poor consider children as economic value and sending children to school would mean economic loss to them.

Problem Statement:

Children Education is the very serious problem which we are aiming at. As children are considered as economic value they are not sent to school and find placements in agriculture, cattle grassing and household work etc. As a result they are deprived of their basic right to Education and thereby losing chances of having better life in future. This situation will pave the way to crop up many social problems as there are chances of these children becoming antisocial elements when they reach cities and towns in search of work. Therefore the plight of the poor children is in expressible, unless those children are educated and/or trained in vocational courses their families cannot be developed in any manner.

Further to the surprise of every body there are more semi orphans in this area. Education is a myth and fulfillment of basic needs is a serious problem to these children. Though they are in the school going age it is rather unfortunate to know these children are 100% illiterate and no chance of going to school in life. A majority of such children are working with landlords, struggling very hard for their Master’s Development by not leaving any thing behind for them for their self reliance. In a way one can not blame the presents for their indifferent attitude as they are busy in struggling for their livelihood, hardly they have only hand to mouth living. Therefore the future of these children is left to their fate and to the mercy of the land lords. When a survey was conducted it is very strange to note that there are many child labor, street children, neglected, and abandoned-orphans and poorest of the poor in the below poverty line who cannot afford to have education and are engaged in other fields.

Proposed Program:

Proposed program aims at holistic development of the children. Self reliance of the Children has been stressed, because Education is not the only program proposed. “Vocational Courses” have also been incorporate in the program. Because as far as Indian situation is concern it is not worth depending on Government for employment. Therefore Skill Development Programs are proposed for Self-Employment and Self-reliance.

Education :
All the proposed children will be brought to the Home and compulsory Education will be provided up to class VII (Upper Primary) within the campus. After completion of Class VII Children those who are re interested will be sent to High School and for the interested candidates vocational training will be given. Children attending school will be kept in the Home till they complete school final and thereafter will be sent out for College Education.

Vocational Training – Trades
For Vocational Courses children after completing Class VII will be selected and trained. After successful completion will take the responsibility of finding placements for them. It has been planned to assist children to start production units on cooperative basis.

Some of the trained children may be engaged in the Home itself in its “training cum production center”. For initial investment if necessary local assistance will be mobilized from Banks and other sources to start income and employment generation units. However by keeping “self reliance” in view the programs and placements will be planned.

In this process it will be ensured that a minimum of 35% will be reserved for girls. During their stay in the Home all their needs will be met food, clothing, shelter, education and all other necessities including medical aid and health care.

Tailoring and Embroidery, Typewriting, Motor Winding and Rural Electrification are presently identified as suitable and feasible in this area and children can have some assurance of having regular work. Tailoring and Typewriting are primarily meant for girls, however boys will also be trained. For typewriting students need to complete school final at least to find a better placement.

.Self Reliance – our Ideology :
Depending on donor agencies for years together is not the real development, rather it is making people more and more dependents. Therefore a serious through has been given to self reliance of the project and finally decided to procure assets to the organization in order to generate income. In addition to income from the Agricultural land the Training Cum Production Units will also contribute their share.

Therefore it is easy and possible to maintain the Home and School without depending on any external help. Therefore initially Project needs to be supported for five years at least and therefore become self sustainable and project will be continued with it’s own resources

CHILDREN AT RISK – A CHALLENGE FOR CHILD ACTIVITIES :
Bonded Children:
It is estimated that there are ten million bonded child laborers or slaves in India. In Andhra Pradesh, the bonded children must be over a million by most conservative estimate.

Child Sex Workers:
Child sex workers, mostly girl children (for instance, Child Devadasis and Jogins) represent the most abominable manifestation of exploitation of the child and therefore demand action at once.

Where does this problem begin?
The child is prostituted with the collusion of his or her family.

GIRL CHILD DISCRIMINATION:

* Three times as many girl children die as boys due to malnutrition or murder.
* The literacy rate in India is 39% for women and 64% for men illustrating the unequal educational opportunities.
* Girls are still given less all occasions of food and health care than their male counterparts.
* Female infanticide.
* The killing of female fetus.

CHILD MARRIAGE:
* As per 1981 Census the percentage of married children in the age group of 0-14 in rural ares was 5.4% for boys and 15.59% for girls.
NUTRITION AND HEALTH CARE:
* 11,000 children die every day due to preventable diseases and it is estimated that 1.5 million children die every year because of diarrhea alone. The contributing factors to these unnecessary deaths include over populations, lack of health care resources in rural tribes, and a lack of education in nutrition and health.
PHYSICAL VIOLENCE AND SEXUAL ABUSE:
* Child battering and injuring the child physically by the parents, teachers and others in authority.
* Sexual abuse of the child: some estimates show that in 30% to 50% incidents, the offenders are family members, close relatives, neighbors and friends and 80% of children know their attackers.
* Traditional themes of the sanctity of the family, prerogatives of parents and children viewed as parental property have protected abusive families from inspection and intervention by society.
* That so many of the children brought to the detention center reported abuse as the primary reason for their presence on the streets suggests that child abuse should no longer be called a family matter that can continue to persist behind closed doors.

Project Needs: Architects, civil engineer, and structural engineer.

September 13, 2016

Rwanda

East Africa Power

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Project Needs: Architects, civil engineer, and structural engineer.