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DIVINE LOVE REHABILITATION AND LITERACY CENTER

  • Social Welfare

Description

Mainstreaming the Orphan, Semi Orphan and Street children in the national building by providing care, support & protection through shelter, food, and education is our mission.

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY


Like most countries, Cameroon’s youthful population host a large fraction of orphans and street children. This fraction keeps increasing annually. The rise in the number of orphans and street children can be attributed to the following factors;
- Urbanization and industrialization.
- Deaths of parents and guardians
- Re-marriage of deserted / widowed / divorce women
- Absence of love and security in the families
- Family disputes
- Unwanted pregnancy leading child trafficking as girls are sexually exploited.
These orphan and street children are left without care and support. These children are involved in rag picking; pick pocketing and participating in anti-social, criminal activities. Therefore, we envisage mainstreaming these children in the national building by providing care, support and protection in by creating ORPHAN CHILDREN HOME which will serve as a rehabilitation and literacy center for orphans but open to the public.
Mission:
Mainstreaming the Orphan, Semi Orphan and Street children in the national building by providing care, support & protection through shelter, food, and education is our mission.
Background:
In spite of planned development and special provision for accelerated socio-economic development of neglected/disadvantaged sections, the issue of orphan, semi orphan and street children is not properly addressed. In our project area many Orphan, Semi Orphan and Street Children are found. The problem of orphan / street children is acute due to urbanization and industrialization. Due to the Deaths of HIV/AIDS affected persons, Re-marriage of Deserted / Widowed / Divorce women, Absence of love and security in the families, Family disputes, Unwanted pregnancy of Trafficking / Sexually exploited girls; these orphan and street children are left without care and support. These children are involved in rag picking; pick pocketing and participating in anti-social, criminal activities. Therefore, we envisage mainstreaming these children in the national building by providing care, support and protection in our ORPHAN CHILDREN HOME. The project proposed in this scheme is meant for additional support to create and run this facility.
Vision
This project aims to provide care, support and protection for at least 400 orphan & street children. It will employ the following;
- Care Takers
- Teachers
- Vocational instructors
- Cooks
- Security personnel.
- A doctor and 2 nurses to attend to health concern.
All the inmates will be provided with 3 time’s nutritious food, all educational needs and regular dresses. Every child has opportunity for indoor and out-door recreation and play facilities along with training in crafts and hobbies.
Potential Long Term Impact
This project has potential & impact full in main streaming of orphans & street children. Their basic needs are met & they will get new life through gaining knowledge, vocational skills & life skills. They will get love & affection as if their parents provides. Their confidence level will increase & become good asset to the community. They are developed physically & psychologically & made as good & productive citizens. They will inspire by philanthropy & show humanity towards the community.
Project Objectives:
• To provide orphan / semi orphan / street children, a childhood that they never experienced and help them to become useful members of the society.
• To encourage orphan / semi orphan / street children to kindle their potential by providing creative opportunities
• To make available a secure place where orphan / semi orphan / street children can play and enjoy their childhood.
• To provide basic education to orphan / semi orphan / street children.
• To provide such welfare services like free lodging, boarding, health and recreation
• To provide basic literacy and facilities for those who wish to study further
• To select and prepare for a vocation in order to live on their own legs
• To accomplishing physical, intellectual and aesthetic development of the child
Project Activities:
• Identification of orphan / semi orphan / street children brb • Pre-view of the incoming orphan / semi orphan / street children problem/difficulties
• Emotional acceptance of the child
• Teaching facilities for basic education
• Teaching facilities for vocational courses and crafts.
• Lodging and boarding facilities for all inmates.
• Recreational facilities.
• Primary health.
Methodology:
We have been identifying orphan / semi orphan / street children through our volunteers, citizens, police, women & child welfare department. We Pre-view of the incoming orphan / semi orphan / street child problems/difficulties. We counsel and arrange for Emotional acceptance of the orphan / semi orphan / street child. We have been working with other Orphanages and providing assistance with local donations and contributions only. We have limited resources to take care of about 50 orphan / semi orphan / street children. But, day by day number of children are increasing due to various reasons. Additional support from donors and philanthropists is needed to meet the needs of increasing orphan / semi orphan / street children in our center. We seek support for about 3 years. Meanwhile, we will sustain to mobilize continuous local donations through exhibiting our good work and service. We are planning to build permanent home by acquiring land from the donors and philanthropists.
STRUCTURE OF THE RBABILITATION AND LITERACY FACILITY brb SECTOR 1 – ORPHANAGE
- INFRASTRUCTURE
• The orphanage will constitute 2 buildings
• The first building (the staff quarters) will have 3 floors containing 2 offices, a reception, a kitchen and 8 bed rooms.
• The second building will have 3 floors to serve as accommodation facility for the orphans. • The accommodation facility will have a refectory (14mx10m) which will also serve as a hall for devotion and other events.
• The second and third floor will contain 8 dormitory halls (7m x 10m: dimensions of each room) each and one male and female bathroom and toilets on both floors, big enough to accommodate above 5 persons at the same time.
- STAFF • Director of the orphanage
• 2 male and 2 female coordinators
• A chaplain
• 2 cleaners
SECTOR 2 – BASIC EDUCATION brb - The nursery and primary schools shall share the same building.
- First floor
• 4 classes (for nursery 1 and 2: French and English sections)
• 1 hall
• 1 storage
- Second floor – primary school
• 12 class rooms (6 for French and 6 for English sectors)
• 4 toilets
- Third floor – Administrative unit.
• 1 hall
• 1 staff room
• 4 offices
SECTOR 3 – VOCATIONAL CENTER
- FACILITIES
• Class rooms
• Staff canteen
• Students canteen
• Administrative unit
• Workshops
• Auditorium
• Gym
• Pool
• Sporting facilities
• Health center
• Library
• IT center
• Sewage treatment center and production of biogas
• Water treatment facility.
- SCHOOLS AND DEPARTMENTS
 School of science and engineering
o Department of Electricity
o Department of Automobile
o Department of construction
o Department of IT and Computer Engineering
 School of Arts and Culture
o Department of fashion and design
o Department of music and performing arts
o Department of creative arts
 School of Business
o Department of management
o Department of marketing
o Department of accounting
o Department of economics, banking and finance
 School of Educational psychology and special needs
o Department of educational psychology
o Department of special education
- INFRASTRUCTURE
 Block A – Administrative block
o 3 floors.
o 24 office spaces
o 2 halls
o 4 toilets on each floor.
 Block B – Class room block
o 4 floors
o First 3 floors will have 8 class rooms each (7m x 7m per class room)
o The last floor will have 2 classrooms for combined disciplines
o 4 toilets on each floor.
 Block C – AUDITORIUM
o 1800 Square meters. (30m x 60m)
o 3 offices
o 3 bathrooms
o 2 storage
o 1500 seats.
 Block D
o 2 floors
 First floor
 Library
 Dispensary
 2 offices
 2 toilets
 1 storage
 1 laboratory
 1 ward
 A reception
 Second floor
o 1 IT Lab.
o 2 toilets
o 2 reading rooms
 Block E. – 4 workshops
Impact analysis:
The project will be monitored at regular intervals through a “Project Advisory Committee (PAC)” constituted with the President of the organization as convener/member secretary. Authorities from the Funding Agency, Local District Administration etc., will be nominated as members to the project advisory committee. This committee would meet periodically once in 3 months and advise on various aspects concerning implementation of project and review of the programs/activities undertaken. The Project Advisory Committee will also review the accounts and audited statements.
Budget and Cost Areas
The budget for this project is estimated as nine hundred and seventy-five millions francs CFA (975,000,000 FCFA).

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