NGO Training. Theresa Morrow Bill Ristow April 7, 2014 Maendeleo Foundation Training Centre. Telling your NGO’s story – compellingly!. Good writing: Helps the reader identify with the subject Helps them see the real people you are helping Puts a face with a story
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April 7, 2014
Maendeleo Foundation Training Centre
Show, don’t tell
“Forrest Whitaker’s life changed when he played Idi Amin.”
“Forrest Whitaker’s forehead wrinkled into a frown as he struggled to describe how his portrayal of Amin affected him.”
MAKE ME SEE HER!
He burst into the room NOT He had entered the room
READ IT ALOUD
& have someone else read it
When you are talking about something big, start small.
*BUT make sure it is relevant to your project – and tell the people how you are going to use it
Summary of who you are, what your project is, and why it’s important
2. Annual report
Market your NGO
THIS IS WHERE YOU GET TO SHINE
Please give a brief description of your organization, including its vision, mission and date founded.
At a small library in the village of Busembatia, an elderly woman sits at a computer next to a secondary school student. Using local-language software, the student reads instructions from the screen to the woman, who starts to giggle and then develops a huge smile as she starts writing, using a simple Paint program. It is not only the first time she has seen a computer: it is the first time she has seen her name written out.
The mission of Maendeleo Foundation is to help bring the power of technology to the citizens of Uganda, a country where 87% of the people live in rural areas plagued with endemic poverty and only 9% of the total population has access to electricity. We overcome these challenges using an innovative mobile classroom, computers powered by solar energy, and our own teaching software, called emPower, that works with all 42 languages spoken in Uganda.
“With computer knowledge, I have hope for my future,” said Opio. “I want to be a doctor but I’ll never get to University if I am not computer literate.”
Cause: No power in rural communities causes computer use to be inaccessible.
Effect: Rural youth can’t get jobs, literacy slow,, etc.
Use these …
Not these …
The resulthappens because of the activities:
Crisp description of organization
Clear about your project proposal & its impact on the community