We’ve been working on a credit crunch approach to realistic fundraising targets by splitting our plan into smaller incremental steps. This will help us get out to Uganda quicker and start making a difference to babies’ lives:
Phase One (1 Year)
- Find suitable rented accommodation to set up a transitional babies’ home in Kampala for 20 infants, from 0 – 2 years-olds.
- Nursery and 24 hour medical care.
- Head Social Worker to establish relationships with existing service providers, Ministry of Gender, Senior Social Probation officers and local NGO’s. Establish and implement a fostering and adoption service
- Produce regular updates and video content on the Child’s i Foundation website to keep Supporters updated on the progress and purchase specific items for the Home
Phase Two (1 year)
- Conduct a land recce and situational analysis
- Buy and register 2 acres of land with an existing structure to set up HQ
- Final designs and bill of quantities
- Competitive tender out to local building contractors
- Secure the site
- Build transitional babies centre.
Phase Three (1 year)
- Open a short-term transitional babies’ home in Kampala for 50 infants, from 0 – 5 years-olds
- Head Social Worker to expand social work department to cater for increase in children
- Produce regular updates and video content on the Child’s i Foundation website to keep Supporters updated on the progress and baby shower to purchase specifics
- Volunteer scheme to provide support for home, volunteers to cover expenses and live in rented accommodation off site
- Introduce a skills exchange programme and partner up with Ugandan Broadcasting to teach Ugandan’s TV skills
Phase Four (1 year)
- Expand the Home to cater for 80 children and expand medical department to include facilities for premature babies and children with special needs
- Expand the social working department to cater for increase in children
- Build volunteer accommodation and expand volunteer programme as an income generation project
- Build a nursery for either income generation or provide a day care service for struggling local families. The strategy will be decided after meaningful community consultations and the Government of Uganda