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BUSINESS PLAN FOR THE ADYAKA OROHANS VOCATIONAL TRAINING INSTITUTE (AOVTI) PROJECT.

Presented by ADYAKA ORPHANS DEVELOPMENT INITIATIVE (AODI) – UGANDA.

Contact Person The Local Representative Alex Enon Adyaka Village Lira District Northern Uganda Postal Address: P.O BOX 841, Lira Uganda. Telephone: +256 782562447 Email: adyakaorphansdevt@yahoo.com

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2 .We take action. Overall goal of Vocational Training and Life Skills Education.7 AODI – Uganda Business Plan. 1. Courage . These are the key mechanism or tools AODI uses in implementing projects for OVC. violence meted out against individuals and communities has left them psychological problems that predispose them to behavioral change that increase the likelihood of acquiring HIV/AIDS. strategies that accelerate responses to the OVC crisis are required. Mission: “To partner with orphans and other vulnerable children in developing their potential to have best possible access to opportunities Values – What keeps us strong? These are the beliefs on which AODI has been built and they are the cornerstones of our success.2: Introduction Adyaka Orphans Development Initiative is a humanitarian child-centered community based development organization formed in 2004 basing on a background of insecurity as a result of civil war between Rebels of Lords Resistance Army (LRA) and Uganda government since 1987 now 20 years conflict. decisions and relationships as we work towards fulfilling our mission.4 1. These enduring values guide our actions.3 1. To improve the economic and social wellbeing of orphans and other vulnerable children through food security. education and Training in the next three years. PROFILE 1. Help for Self Help. 1.5 1. Key strategies/ methodologies and operating principles. Insecurity in Uganda specifically Northern Uganda has disrupted the provision of basic social services and family lives leading to proliferation of Internally Displaced Persons.SECTION 1. Commitment – We keep our promises Accountability – We are reliable partners. AODI focused to provide orphans and other vulnerable children with psycho-social support. This is particularly pronounced in women and girl children aged 10-30 years. income generating activities. traditional and moral values and support structures as well as a dramatic increase in the number of women and child-headed households.6 1. This has led to breakdown of cultural. Utilizing these strategies generate measurable impact in the live of OVC and households.1: Background. Vision: “A society where orphans and other vulnerable children have the opportunity to maximize their potential and to influence decisions that affect their lives”. In addition. skills development and income generation for sustainable livelihood. To achieve AODI overall goal.

Advocacy and Promotion. ♦ AODI mobilize resource from development partners. so that their capacity to take care of themselves may be strengthened over the long term. AODI works through collaborative linkages and networks to ensure that issues concerning vulnerable children and caregivers are accorded the necessary attention. b) Mobilization. a) Direct interventions. management. ♦ AODI provides training.The essential components are. monitoring and evaluation of the programmes and increase their influence through community dialogue. Help for Self Help. academic. Leadership. ♦ AODI works in close partnership with local government department of Education and Community Development/ Planning. ♦ AODI advocates effectively at various levels. Gender Analysis ♦ AODI maintains awareness of the differential impact of vulnerability on males and females in the community while improving the situation of girls and child mothers bears dissaproportionate burden of the care and support of OVC and family. resources and commitment over the long term without unnecessary duplication and delays. AODI uses a leadership platform of individuals to galvanize national and international attention to the issues of OVC. business. entertainment. public and private sectors and civil society organization so that sustainable change will be realized in the lives of OVC and households. ♦ AODI considers diversity in age of vulnerable population. children’s rights and faith based areas. economic. among various sectors and stakeholders to ensure that resources are committed to making a difference in the lives of OVC and households. 3 . best practices and lesson learned for scaling up at the national and district levels in order to reach OVC and household with effective programs. ♦ AODI mobilizes communities to actively participate in the planning. the children themselves who are bearing the physical and emotional brunt of loosing parent and the working age population who are having increased number of dependants under their care. psycho-social and material support directly to OVC. with potential leaders of goodwill coming from political. social. ♦ AODI allows the local culture. AODI – Uganda Business Plan. ♦ AODI carryout and document sustainable monitoring and evaluation structures. particularly older persons who are taking on the increased responsibility of child rearing. indigenous knowledge and positive values to enrich the planning and implementation of the programme at all levels. Collaboration and linkages. c) d) e) f) Documentation and Assessment.

♦ AODI disseminates widely monitoring and evaluation assessments of progress. Regular cash income < US $ 1 equivalent per day. In need as determined by consensus. Orphaned or other vulnerability. migration). Living on their own/institutionalized. The criteria for selection should serve only as guide. Single paternal (Father known to be dead) AODI – Uganda Business Plan. Unstable environment (abusive.C. trends and quality assurance at all levels of implementation. so that ineffective efforts can be amended and effective efforts scaled up in a timely fashion. Poor shelter (grass thatched and mud walls) Lack of regular Education. local government officials and AODI working in partnership. Furthermore. it is recognized that resources are scarce and even when they are available. they are not infinitely available as such. conflict. Five Board Criteria for selection of OVC. Community Consensus. These members should come together by consensus and prioritize children that need to be assisted. Who are in greatest need? The criteria are not meant to be prescriptive but to assist communities in determining those in need. The selection of vulnerable children and households at the village level (L. it is important to ensure that resources are directed to those in most need of support and increase the number of those supported as resources allow. i) Criteria for selection The criteria for selection are articulated from common characteristics of orphans and other vulnerable children and caregivers. Inadequate clothing (less than three sets including uniform). Inadequate food (one meal or less). In need / impoverished. Orphans Single maternal (Mother known to be dead). The ultimate choice of whom to prioritize depends on a consensus from within the communities relative to all those in need of assistance. Help for Self Help. g) Targeting. 1) will be guided by community members. h) (i) (ii) (iii) (iv) (v) (i) • • • • • (ii) • • 4 . Definitions of the Board Criteria for selection above. Psychosocial status poor/potentially poor. The population of interest for purposes of AODI is the group of vulnerable children and households who are in greatest need or most vulnerable as defined by community consensus without inadvertently causing discrimination and hostility against the individual or house hold being assisted.

Details of this work are included in our annual report for 2007. ♦ District wide education program for 800 teachers to help them deal with the challenges of having OVC in schools and classes. 1. Abandoned (Parents known to be live or assumed alive but cannot be located). ♦ Reception and rehabilitation of former 1700 abductees and re-integration to the community. Other Vulnerability. However. For such a project. ♦ Over 10. SECTION 3: PROBLEM ANALYSIS AND SOLUTION ANALYSIS AODI – Uganda Business Plan. Participatory and team management style is applied during implementation. • Chronically ill parents or child. We are therefore proposing establishment of vocational skills training center for OVC with the full participation and involvement of the local community. Collective management will be encouraged to do the following. Monitor performance. we are sending you this business plan in the hope that you will be able to support our work. more resources are needed than we can hope to rise from our members. Until now. • Disability AODI’s Track Record. many of which are themselves poor. we believe that a more concerted effort is needed to prepare communities to deal with the challenges. Help for Self Help. The major achievements are.8 SECTION 2: Management. • Parent or guardians cannot be located or are absent (parents are assumed dead or Known to be missing and cannot be located). Therefore. 5 . Deal with things that are going wrong. Meet with staff members regularly to review progress and provide support and feedback. The project coordinators will co-ordinate activities with AODI Central office. During the past Five years.• (iii) • Double orphan (Both parents known to be dead). the work has been funded majorly by contributions from the members. Help staff members set standard for productivity and quality. we have focused on providing support to OVC’s through community and local government structures under community based Rehabilitation project.000 OVC’s acquired life skills Education focus on HIV/AIDS prevention. ♦ 42 OVC’s are secured foster homes.

child transmission or through defilement. often lack the human and financial resources to adequately respond to the problem. education and other needs. Therefore. because many on more economic responsibilities as result it becomes important to provide vocational skills training as a means to provide for themselves and their families. Objectives 1. many of these care-givers are over-burdened and often lack the socio-economic capacity to provide adequate care and support for those children. Many children who are orphaned are forced to live on the streets or under exploitive conditions of labors. Help for Self Help. 3. vocational skills training basic education. However. incorporating vocational skills training in to the education plan for orphans would directly meet their needs. AODI – Uganda Business Plan. Some of these children are infected with HIV either through mother-to.2: Solution Analysis Basing on the needs identification exercise. Many live in child-headed households where they have to fend for themselves and support their younger siblings. Thus introducing vocational training and apprenticeships for children becomes a pathway to development as well as protection from risky behaviors. it was found that most often orphaned children become the head of their households. Children that are orphaned are vulnerable economically sand this increases the risk for them to pursue prostitution in order to earn money to support themselves and their families. shelter. This is not only reduces the cost for the school of training students. in order to provide for themselves. medical care and counseling and micro-credit services. Community organizations religious bodies and other civil society members have stepped in by providing information. such as prostitution and crime. In the larger context of HIV/AIDS pandemic.3. One in four households in four households in Uganda foster at least one orphan by providing for health. Children with knowledge of certain trade are able to then hold a job and earn money for their families. To establish Vocational training Center for vulnerable children aged 13-25 years. but also equips the children with trade that may be in great demand when their mentors are no longer able to work. AODI have instituted a community mentoring program whereby existing community members pass on their trade to their student. sexual abuse. Children that are orphaned are vulnerable economically and this increases. Community based initiatives to tech children these skills can be both successful for the students s well s cost effective for the community. vocational training for youth is an important and effective policy that is often understood and provided for by community initiative. The older siblings are forced to remain at the home and take care of the house chores. Children often do not have the skills necessary to obtain decent paying jobs and are very often forced to enter into dangerous occupations. 6 . generate income and members.1 Problem Analysis The situation of orphans and other vulnerable children in Uganda Uganda communities have traditionally absorbed orphans within the extended family system. These groups too. nutrition. Studies have shown that extreme poverty is something that most orphaned children experience.

time.phone costs.2. Consultancy firm.Number of students recruited. Monitoring and Monitoring and Evaluation. Operational research May 20010 June 20010 July 20010 May 20011 Construction committee Construction committee Construction committee Technical team Money. costs. allowance. Introduction of new courses & purchase of the equipments and tools. sand. printing Cement & local materials. printing. transportation of materials. bricks.Aug 2009 Construction committee Cement. and source documents presence/ number of instructors. printing. Indicator: . instructors/ tutors.[Orphans and other Vulnerable children] SECTION 4: ACTION PLAN Result Area: -Establishment of Adyaka vocational institute to train 400 OVC’s. transport. Progress Indicator:. attendance list. text books. recruitment of Teachers. Administration. Purchase of Training equipments Aug . thus 200 in computer Education and 200 in tailoring in the year 20010/11. transport. Consultancy SECTION 5: HUMAN RESOURCE NEEDS. Help for Self Help. 4. labor Tools & equipments. Programs coordinator.Available resources (including 50 computers and 50 sawing machines) and students registered to be trained ACTIVITIES TIME FRAMES PERSON COST/ INPUTS RESPONSIBLE Financial Resource mobilization March 2009 – Finance committee Phone costs. Sept 200-April Instructors and tutors transport and Beginning of training 20010.Presence of trained OVC’s who have met the requirements for training Means of Verification: . money. External Auditing. lunch. transport and Alex’s time Registration of students and July – Aug 2009 Technical team Time . Time. materials and tools and observation. 3. consultant’s time . To ensure intellectual technical and vocational growth of orphans and other vulnerable children in order to make them productive members of society.Sept 2009 Procurement committee Phone costs. printing. labor & (contractors). workshops. Acquiring land for constructing the institute. Izale Daniel printing. house Vocational Institute Alex Enon. e-mails and acquisition of 50 computers July 2009 Alex Enon costs. 7 . (01) – Graduate in Vocational / Business Education with administrative experience of not less than three (3) years. To provide individuals with appropriate skills and knowledge towards self-employment and income generation. Tendering of the construction work Construction of computer lab and tailoring block. AODI – Uganda Business Plan. June 2011. training equipments. May 20010 evaluation team & Time. and 50 tailoring machines. e-mails and tools. Renovation of the building to July . printing. To enhance job creation and self-reliance among the OVC’s.

SECTION 6: SUSTAINABILITY PLAN 1. Help for Self Help. Lab Assistants (02) – Diploma in computer science or IT with experience in hardware and software maintenance. (01) – diploma in business related course. RAISING FUNDS TO SUPPORT THE COMPUTER LABORATORY AODI – Uganda Business Plan. Assistant tutor (01) – certificate in tailoring and designing. Computer Education.- Finance officer (01) – Graduate in accounting or member of professional accountancy board ACCA and CPA with experience of not less than 2 years. Instructor – (01) Graduate in Computer science or IT with experience of not less than 2 years in related field of training. Tailoring and Embroidery Education Tutor (01) – diploma in tailoring and designing. Clear Security officer. 8 . Accounts Assistant.

3. Offering computer extra money for themselves and the computer lab. Getting the PTA involved before the school gets computers is good idea. so that the PTA has a sense of ownership over the computers and an interest in keeping the lab maintained. Offering the Lab as an internet cafe after school and on weekends Offering lessons in internet use. Money can be raised in two ways either through charging people to use the computers themselves hence allowing students additional practice in typing and using the computers. RAISING FUNDS BY OTHER METHODS Using the P T A. Other ideas. - AODI – Uganda Business Plan. 9 . Making of school sweaters on contract basis to raise some fund for sustainability 2. - 4. Searching to find out pieces of information. Offering tailoring courses to local people after school. local people often need documents to be typed up. Help for Self Help. TAILORING TRAINING As a business facility for the community. By offering computer courses to the local community in the evenings and at weekends RAISING FUNDS USING AN INTERNET CONNECTION. Establishing commercial designing centre Volunteer services. Phone charging would also bring in some income since we could charge at 500 per phone charged. That way. The internet is an invaluable resource for information finding service where you charge for information people need. Sponsorship by a private company. you know as long as the lab is in place it is self sustainable some plans to use the laboratory to raise money are: As a business facility for the community.The best way of raising money to support the computer laboratory is by using the laboratory itself. lobbying for support from private companies which can donate equipments or services to the school.

000 107.000 12.000 80.000 1.500 18.000 134.000 1.000 30.000. Help for Self Help.000 2000. 10 .000 3000.000 600.000 15.125.000 20.800.Total Specification Manuals Electric Charcoal Electric Metallic Standard Regular Set Wooden Wooden QTY 50 05 50 25 200 200 15 25 55 03 Unit cost 150. (UGX) 2009/10 000 5.000 12.000 Computer Education budget for 2009/11 only.000 800.000 _ 80. Item Sewing Machines Sewing machines Flat Iron Box Flat Iron Cutting scissors Measuring Tapes Models Drawing patterns Chairs Tables Sub .000 30.000 45.000 1000.000 20.000 30.000 200.000 5000.000 2000.500. Item Computer System (Second hand) Desk top Laptop Server Printer Scanner Photo copier Digital Camera Extension Cables APS Generators Internet connection Digital Video Camera Public Address System Board Chairs Tables Consumables (maker & Ink) SUB .000 250.000 3000.500.000 10.000.000 1600.000 96.000 1.000 5000.000 200.000 900.000 2.000 27.000 210.650.000 1500.000 Total cost 7.000 3000 3000 60. AODI – Uganda Business Plan.000 600.000 300.500 38.950.000 Unit cost 550.000 3000.000 50.000 71.000 500.000 TAILORING AND EMBRIODERY EDUCATION budget for 2009/11 0nly.TOTAL Specification PII & PIII PIII Standard Canon Canon Sony Standard Standard Hunter Service fees Sony Regular Standard white Wooden Wooden Standard Q’TY 50 02 01 02 01 02 10 50 01 01 01 05 50 30 50.000 5000.000 300.000 1500.000 1500.000 1000.000 5000.000 Total cost 27.000.000 3600.000 15.335.000 2000.000 70.000 750.000 UGX 2009/10 000 7.SECTION 7: BUDGET PLAN INCOME Sales: Training (Computer and Tailoring) Internet services Business facilities Sub – Total Donations Probable Promised Sub-Total TOTAL INCOME: EXPENDITURE Equipments and Tools.000 _ 80.

000 3.000 Development Expenditure - Administration Salary . USHS 15.000 5.640.000 40. (12months) 6.Clearer.000 85.000 1.000.000. (12months) -Security officer..000 5.000 AODI – Uganda Business Plan.Finance officer (12months) .Accounts Assistant (12months) .000.000 30.000 1.000.000.000.000.000 6.000 960.000 960.640. 2009/10 USHS Purchase of land for extension Construction of computer lab Construction of Tailoring & Embroidery block.Programs coordinator (12months) .000 3000.200. 11 . Sub – Total - 20010/11.200. Help for Self Help.

In summary.000 3. Research and Development. We already have substantial support from the community and land.000 3.000 5000. Accommodation.000 350.000 400.000.000 500.000 600.640. Help for Self Help.Assistant tutor (12 months) 5.160.000 3500.000. Rent Telephone. AODI – Uganda Business Plan.000 500. We believe that the context in which we are operating makes such project an imperative. Cleaning Consumables Electricity/ water Fund-raising Future/Equipment Meetings Insurance Legal Fees Postage / courier.950.000 800. • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Audit Fees Advertising Bank charges. Transport/ motor Vehicles Travel.000.000 8.000 1250. Repair / Maintenance.000 1000.000 840.000 1200.000 8.000 3.000 5000. 12 .760. We are presenting this business plan to you hoping that you will support us in establishing Adyaka Orphans Vocational Institute which will provide computer and tailoring training for 400 Orphans and Other vulnerable Children in 2009/10.000 26.000 900.000 300. Printing/ Stationary.000 Sub – Total Directorate.000 800.000 600..Tutor – Tailor (12 months) .000 600.000 2.Instructor . GRAND TOTAL 150.160.000 700.000 1200.computer (12 months) -2 Lab Assistants (12 months) .000 60.000 500.950.400.000 200.045. 36.000 1000.000.000 2.000 27.000 1200.000 550.000 360.000 5.000 36. We believe that our track record and our management and financial competencies qualify us to make success of this project.000. The emphasis on community based vocational training makes it likely that the project will be sustainable.000 150.000 400.400.400.640.000 1000.000 450.000 800.000 Sub – Total.000 2.000 500.000 2500.000 6000.000 600.000 300.000 5000.000 SECTION 8: CONCLUSION.000 148.

- We encouraged you to support our budget by considering any of the line items. INTERNATIONAL FACILITATOR Dr. 13 . Richard Priestley Rhc health consulting ltd The Beeches Ashbourne Drive Market Drayton Shropshire TF9 3EA United Kingdom Tel 0044(0) 1630 653444 rjpriestley@onetel. Help for Self Help.com AODI – Uganda Business Plan. Looking forward to work in partnership with you towards this noble cause.