Connecting People to Create Change
Magoye Library and Resource Centre, Zambia
A community-led committee with representatives from teachers, headmen, youth, parents and Mazabuka District Council is implementing this project. The library and resource centre will improve access to information and computer technology; literacy among children, youth and adults; provide an inclusive community hub and point of referral for community support; and empower youth, especially girls, through integrated library programming. Community volunteers will be trained in inclusion, diversity, gender equality and anti-stigma to ensure that all feel welcome and included in the use of this space. This will be the first library in Mazabuka District.
Garden Fence Project at the Won-Manu Training Centre, Togo
The ASPAD/Won-manu cooperative manages a unique agro-ecological training centre to train young farmers and contribute to reducing poverty and food insecurity. The rehabilitation of the fence of the cooperative's market gardens will allow the centre to resume gardening activities, production of tree nurseries, relaunch practical training in agro-ecology of young school dropouts and produce vegetables without fertilizers or chemical pesticides.
Renovation of Ophthalmic Training Program Student Dormitory, Liberia
The New Sight Eye Center (NSEC) Ophthalmic Training program is the first in Liberia and is increasing human resource capacity for ophthalmic nurses and optometry technicians. This project renovated a dormitory to provide accommodation for up to 10 students and includes a kitchen, 3 bathrooms, 1 store room, 1 dinner room and 1 sitting room. The dormitory will promote academic performance as it is located beside the school with increased access to internet, the school's library and will minimize the challenges related to travel time and cost.
Renovation of Teachers' House, Zambia
The renovation of teachers' houses is a community priority to support retention of teachers, reduce time required to travel within rural areas. During the COVID-19 outreach activities to identify priorities a local school committee emphasized the need for this renovation. This is the first of 5 houses that Pamodzi will be renovating.
School Internet Access, Togo
Internet access was provided for Yanfouom College, a school in Dapaong with over 1,000 students.