Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Kids First Project Proposal - Ethiopia


Kids First
Project proposal

Care and Support for Impoverished Children
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia


Executive summery 
Children are the potential hope of Ethiopia. Educating, guiding and proper care of them is investing on the future development of the country. In 2008, the total population of Ethiopia was estimated to be 76.9 million, of which about 57 per cent were 0–19 years old and 45 per cent were below age 15 (Ethiopian Central Statistics Authority, 2008). According to Single Point HIV Prevalence Estimate of Ministry of Health, There are an estimated 5.5 million orphan and Impoverished children living in poverty. Yet, the needs of children are often not adequately met.

Poverty in childhood is a root cause of poverty in adulthood. Impoverished children often grow up to be impoverished parents who in turn bring up their own children in poverty. In order to break the generational cycle, poverty reduction must begin with children.

In order to break this poverty cycle Kids First  support orphaned, semi orphaned and poorest members of the community by focusing on the following thematic areas:-

·         Food and Nutrition
·         Educational support
·         Counseling support
·         Primary health care
·         Livelihoods Promotion via Income Generation Activities (IGA)

Source of Funding
Child Sponsorship program funding is provided by individual and corporate sponsors supporting specific children with $25/month for a sponsorship. Sponsors can help more than one child or two and more sponsors can support one child.
Summery Budget – 1 Year Operation


2012 (100 kids)
2013 (200 Kids)
2014 (300 Kids)

Total Budget
Sponsors contribution
Kids First contribution (Volunteers)
Sponsors contribution
Kids First contribution (Volunteers)
Sponsors contribution
Kids First contribution (Volunteers)
 Total Sponsors contribution
Total Kids First contribution (Volunteers)

BUDGET LINE ITEM
Annual USD
Annual USD
Annual USD
Annual USD
Annual USD
Annual USD
Annual USD
Annual USD
Annual USD
Salary and Benefits
      4,080.00
    27,000.00
      9,139.20
      30,240.00
    20,471.81
     33,868.80
    33,691.01
    91,108.80
       124,799.81
Travel and Per diem
2,400.00
0.00
4,800.00
0.00
9,600.00
0.00
    16,800.00
                -  
         16,800.00
Supplies and Equipment
0.00
2,375.00
0.00
4,750.00
7,125.00
0.00
      7,125.00
      7,125.00
         14,250.00
Program Delivery






                -  
                -  
                      -  
Objective 1. Educational Support
6,450.00
1,500.00
12,900.00
3,000.00
19,350.00
4,500.00
    38,700.00
      9,000.00
         47,700.00
Objective 2.  Food and nutrition Support
3,600.00
0.00
7,200.00
0.00
10,800.00
0.00
    21,600.00
                -  
         21,600.00
Objective 3.  build the children with ethical value
1,425.00
0.00
2,850.00
0.00
4,275.00
0.00
      8,550.00
                -  
           8,550.00
Objective 4.  To create medical access
7,800.00
0.00
15,600.00
0.00
14,400.00
0.00
    37,800.00
                -  
         37,800.00
Objective 5.  To facilities IGA
2,400.00
0.00
6,000.00
0.00
3,600.00
0.00
    12,000.00
                -  
         12,000.00
Other Direct Costs
$1,368
$6,900
$1,505
$7,590
$1,655
$8,349
      4,528.08
    22,839.00
         27,367.08
Grand Total in USD
    29,523.00
    37,775.00
    59,994.00
      45,580.00
    91,277.09
     46,717.80
  180,794.09
  130,072.80
       310,866.89
Average cost per child per month (Grant total /12 months)/#children
$25

$25

$25





1.   General Information
Project Name:  Kids First
Starting Date: January 1, 2012
Project Title: Care and support for impoverished children
Project Holders: All members and supporters of Kids Fist
Project Location: Region: Addis Ababa, Sub city:  Yeka and Bole Sub-city
No. of beneficiaries total Children: 300 Families ( Average 5 per family): 1,500   
Contact person Name: Samuel Mulugeta, Tel: 0911-483679, E-mail: samimulu@gmail.com
Alternate Person to Contact: Adanew Diro, Tel:             520 256 9475      , E-mail: kidsfirstethiopia@gmail.com
Proposed period of Performance: 3 years
Proposed Budget: 310,866.89 USD (out of which 130,072.80 is matching)

2.     Project rationale

2.1.      Problem Statement
Enduring childhood in Ethiopia is difficult enough with a family to care for them, with one out of five children dying before age five. After losing their parents, the plight of an orphan in Ethiopia is one of hopelessness. Life expectancy in Ethiopia is just 46 years of age. It’s a country composed mostly of children in that 52% of its population is under the age of 18, and over a quarter of those are under five years old. It’s no wonder that 43% of the children are forced into child labor. Average income in Ethiopia is less than $1.75/week, but poverty is more than ‘how much money one has’.

Why educational support?
Adult literacy is at 39% and net primary school attendance/enrollment of only 30%. Though primary schooling in Ethiopia is free; for the average Ethiopian living below one dollar a day, it’s difficult to pay the required school expenses like uniforms, exercise books and school maintenance costs. Additionally, families may be reluctant to send their children to school, since they depend on their children’s labor for survival. Many families do not understand the value of sending their children to school.

Why Medical expense support?
The health status of Ethiopia is poor, even when related to other low-income countries including those in sub- Saharan Africa. The population suffers from a huge burden of potentially preventable diseases such as HIV, malaria, tuberculosis, intestinal parasites, acute respiratory infections and diarrheal diseases.
Preliminary results from the 2000 Ethiopia Demographic and Health Survey1 (DHS 2001) indicate that roughly one out of ten children die before reaching their first birthday, and one out of six die before turning five.

Why counseling support?
This program is not only providing physical support to the children. Children should get both external and internal support. Neglecting the internal or spiritual part of children and thinking real change in the life of the children is impossible. Thus, this project plan to address physical, educational, spiritual and social needs of the children.

Why Food and Nutrition?
Malnutrition weakens children's ability to resist attacks of the infectious diseases. It also has a negative impact on children's cognitive development. Fifty-two percent of children in Ethiopia are stunted and Forty-seven percent suffer from being severely or moderately underweight.

Why Livelihoods Promotion via Income Generation Activities (IGA)?
Economic strengthening is pivotal for the sustainability of impact of all Kids First interventions at the household level. For children and families to thrive, households need a source of income which will translate into being able to access more and better services such as education, health, and food for their children. So in this project the families of the children will refer to appropriate vocational training opportunities as well as a range of economic strengthening activities.

3.   Project Description
3.1.    Project Goal:  
The goal of this project is to reduce vulnerability among orphaned, semi orphaned, poorest members of the community and their families by serving helpless children regardless of religious and/or political affiliations.

3.2.      Objectives:
Objective 1: To provide access to education and educational supplies to 150 orphaned, semi orphaned and poorest members of the community  
Objective 2: Providing food and nutrition support for needy
Objective 3: To build the children with ethical value
Objective 4: To create medical access for the poorest Children in needs of health support.
Objective 5: To facilities income generating activities for the sustainability of the project.

4.   Project Location
Country: Ethiopia
Region: Addis Ababa
Kefele Ketama – Yeka and Bole Kefle Ketema
The project focuses on area with concentrated orphans, semi orphans and poorest members of the community who are characterized by poor access to education, malnutrition, inadequate health care, no sanitation facilities.

5.   Project activates
Activities for Objective 1:- To provide access to education and educational supplies
·         Provision of educational materials (uniform, stationery items, text books, etc.) for needy school age children
·         Monitoring and supervision school attendance of target children with school visit,
·         Linkage and arrangement for tutorial services through peer educators and volunteers,
·         Create strong relations with schools and school principals for special attention and support in the school environment

Activities for Objective 2: Providing food and nutrition support for needy
  • Assessment of the nutritional status and food needs of target Children to identify those requiring support,
  • Provide basic food supply quarterly.
Activities for Objective 3: To build the children with ethical value
  • Teaching ethical values for sponsored children
  • Train volunteers on counseling skills for three days to provide ongoing home based counseling services for children and their parents by making regular home visit. 
Activities for Objective 4: To create medical access
·         Assess regularly the health status of OVC through household visits.
·         Refer the child to health services based on needs assessed.
·         Follow up to ensure receipt of health services and identify whether child is better.
·         Cover medical expenses for affected children.
·         Arrange appropriate health education to children their families.
·          Provide personal hygiene materials for needy children.

Activities for Objective 5: To facilities income generating activities for the sustainability of the project.
  • Assess household situation in which the children and their family live and determine if there is income to support needs of children.
  • Train families / guardians/ on entrepreneurship and business skills by volunteers.
  • Conduct Income Generating Activities Selection, Planning and Management (IGA-SPM)/BBS   with the families.
  • Provide financial support for graduated and family in the form of loan to start the selected IGA.
  • Follow up the progress of the business and guide for the best way of doing business.
 6.   Evaluation
Progress and results are documented monthly for communication to contributors. Two standard reports are Interim Evaluations and a Final Evaluation, as detailed below.

Interim Evaluation
Progress and performance of the project is communicated to grant providers and The member of the projects via the Interim Evaluation on the 15th of each quarter. This report is presented in three parts:

Part I – Activity report: This overview (generic to all donors), details the progress of overall operations in relationship to the Project Timeline. Slowdowns or barriers identified are accompanied by proposed resolutions. Additionally, the overview contains Summary Financial Reports for overall operations of the project.

Part II – Expenditure Report: This section is a detailed Expenditure Report of that donor’s gift or grant.

Final Evaluation
Upon completion of a one year cor project, a Final Evaluation is submitted to the funding agency. The report follows the same format as the above Interim Evaluation, but contains:
Part III – Summary: The past progress is recapped along with a summary of the resulting benefits.

Special Reporting Requirement
If any special reporting is required beyond the Interim Evaluations and Final Evaluation, please specify your requirements and we will be happy to comply.

7.    Selection of Children
There is no discrimination of race, religion, or gender. Children are selected according to the following criteria:
• An orphaned child who has lost his parents or one of his parents.
• School age children who cannot afford to attend school and school relate expenses.
• Children not supported by another NGO or organizations.

7. Operational Expense Budget


2012 (100 kids)
2013 (200 Kids)
2014 (300 Kids)

Total Budget
Sponsors contribution
Kids First contribution (Volunteers)
Sponsors contribution
Kids First contribution (Volunteers)
Sponsors contribution
Kids First contribution (Volunteers)
 Total Sponsors contribution
Total Kids First contribution (Volunteers)


Cost / Child per month
Annual USD
Annual USD
Annual USD
Annual USD
Annual USD
Annual USD
Annual USD
Annual USD
Annual USD











Salary and Benefits










Country Representative
$6

$7,200

$8,064

$9,032
0.00
24,295.68
    24,295.68
Admin. and Finance Head
$3.00

$3,600

$4,032

$4,516
0.00
12,147.84
    12,147.84
Community worker (2 to start +2/year)
$1.70
$4,080

$9,139

$20,472

33,691.01
0.00
    33,691.01
Program Manager
$3.00

$3,600

$4,032

$4,516
0.00
12,147.84
    12,147.84
M and E Officer
$2.00

$2,400

$2,688

$3,011
0.00
8,098.56
      8,098.56
Executive Secretary
$1.25

$1,500

$1,680

$1,882
0.00
5,061.60
      5,061.60
Casher
$1.25

$1,500

$1,680

$1,882
0.00
5,061.60
      5,061.60
Purchaser
$2.00

$2,400

$2,688

$3,011
0.00
8,098.56
      8,098.56
Accounts
$2.25

$2,700

$3,024

$3,387
0.00
9,110.88
      9,110.88
Documentation Clerk
$1.75

$2,100

$2,352

$2,634
0.00
7,086.24
      7,086.24
Sub total  salary and benefits

     4,080.00
   27,000.00
      9,139.20
   30,240.00
   20,471.81
    33,868.80
33,691.01
91,108.80
  124,799.81
Travel and Transport










Local travel ( increase 100% per year)
$2.00
$2,400

$4,800

$9,600

   16,800.00
0.00
    16,800.00
Sub total travel and transport

2,400.00
0.00
4,800.00
0.00
9,600.00
0.00
16,800.00
0.00
    16,800.00













Supplies and Equipment










3 Laptops
$4.00

$1,200

$2,400
$3,600

     3,600.00
$3,600
      7,200.00
4 Computers
$2.50

$1,000

$2,000
$3,000

     3,000.00
$3,000
      6,000.00
 Video Camera for documentation 
1.75

$175

$350
$525

        525.00
$525
      1,050.00
Sub total Supplies and Equipment

0.00
2,375.00
0.00
4,750.00
7,125.00
0.00
     7,125.00
$7,125
    14,250.00
Program Delivery










Objective 1. Educational Support










Provide Scholastic Materials ( 4pens * # children * birr $.5 / pen , 2 pencils * # children  * birr $.25/ pencil , exercise books 50 sheets ( 10 ex. Book *  # children * $1 / exercise  book)  
$1.75
$1,250

$2,500

$3,750

$7,500
                   -  
      7,500.00
Cover the cost of school uniform for  # children (  $25 / uniform/year)
$2.09
$2,500

$5,000

$7,500

$15,000
                   -  
    15,000.00
Cover School maintenance  fees and other fencing fee  for # children  ($3 * # children * 4 times / year )
$3
$1,200

$2,400

$3,600

$7,200
                   -  
      7,200.00
Tutorial service
$3
$1,500
$1,500
$3,000
$3,000
$4,500
$4,500
$9,000
$9,000
    18,000.00
Sub total for education support

6,450.00
1,500.00
12,900.00
3,000.00
19,350.00
4,500.00
38,700.00
9,000.00
47,700.00
Objective 2.  Food and nutrition Support










Provide basic food supply (4*$9*#children)
$9
$3,600

$7,200

$10,800

$21,600
$0
$21,600











Subtotal for Food and nutrition Support

3,600.00
0.00
7,200.00
0.00
10,800.00
0.00
21,600.00
0.00
21,600.00
Objective 3.  build the children with ethical value










Teaching ethical values for sponsored children (2hours / week)
$0.25
$1,350

$2,700

$4,050

$8,100
$0
$8,100
Train volunteers on counseling skills for three days
$0.25
$75

$150

$225

$450
$0
$450
Subtotal to build the children with ethical value

1,425.00
0.00
2,850.00
0.00
4,275.00
0.00
8,550.00
0.00
8,550.00
Objective 4.  To create medical access










Cover medical expenses for affected children.
$4
$4,800

$9,600

$7,200

$21,600
$0
$21,600
Arrange appropriate health education to children their families.
$1.00
$1,200

$2,400

$1,800

$5,400
$0
$5,400
Provide personal hygiene materials for needy children.
$1.50
$1,800

$3,600

$5,400

$10,800
$0
$10,800
Subtotal To create medical access

7,800.00
0.00
15,600.00
0.00
14,400.00
0.00
37,800.00
0.00
37,800.00
AAAObjective 5.  To facilities IGA










Train families / guardians/ on entrepreneurship and business skills
$1
$1,200

$1,200

$2,400

$4,800
$0
$4,800
loan to start the selected IGA.
$1
$1,200

$4,800

$1,200

$7,200
$0
$7,200
Subtotal to facilities IGA

2,400.00
0.00
6,000.00
0.00
3,600.00
0.00
12,000.00
0.00
12,000.00
Total program delivery

21,675.00
1,500.00
44,550.00
3,000.00
52,425.00
4,500.00
118,650.00
9,000.00
127,650.00












Other Direct Costs (Assume 10% increment per year)










Telephone  and fax @($15 x12m)

$180

$198

$218

$596
$0
$596
Photocopy and related@($12b/ year x12m)

$144

$158

$174

$477
$0
$477
Bank Service charge @($6/yx12m)

$72

$79

$87

$238
$0
$238
Head Office Rent @ ($575/month x 12m)


$6,900

$7,590

$8,349
$0
$22,839
$22,839
Mobile card ( $10/mx 10 staffs x 12 months )

$600

$660

$726

$1,986
$0
$1,986
Office supplies ($16 /month * 12 months )

$192

$211

$232

$636
$0
$636
Utilities ( $15/month * 12 months )

$180

$198

$218

$596
$0
$596











Sub total other direct costs

$1,368
$6,900
$1,505
$7,590
$1,655
$8,349
$4,528
$22,839
$27,367
Grand Total in USD

   29,523.00
   37,775.00
    59,994.00
   45,580.00
   91,277.09
    46,717.80
 180,794.09
    130,072.80
  310,866.89
Average cost per chilld per month (Grant total /12 months)/#children

$25

$25

$25







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