PROGRAMMES

Programme  number with the prefix A, are run in collaboration with Action10. Programmes numbers with the prefix H, are run by HR&S only.

ON-GOING

No

Name

Country

Partners

Start

Status

Ambition

Outcome, Impact & Lessons learned

A3

Community services through small scale businesses

Togo

S.E.VIE, M.YAWO, L&D

2011

On-going

Support villagers to start and run a business, while also providing access to school for their children.

Began 2011 with S.E.VIE. SEVIE preferred to move the programme to Tsevie in 2019. Restart 2019 with L&D.

A4

Table banking

Kenya

Amani Women Group,  LIP.

2011

On-hold

Facilitate for villagers to have access to loans for their businesses.

Supporting the structure already established with more funds, so that they can increase the size of the loans.

A6

Ghetto survey of Former Child Soldiers

Liberia

IDEFOCS

2013

On-going

Learn from ghetto dwellers about their ambitions and challenges.

Completed survey report and advice for framing programme A19.

A10

Support to local entrepreneurs

Nigeria

SpellAfrica. Seeking support from RISE Nigeria

2013

Negotiation

Support small-scale business owners to scale, by coaching on basic business management.

A small survey among street vendors and small-business owners identified that coaching on accounting seemed to be useful.  Shall be coordinated with other initiatives taken by Spell-Africa.

A19

Botanical Reintegration Village

Liberia

IDEFOCS

2014

On-going

Provide re-integration support to former child soldiers and women who went with fighting forces, based on the surveys mentioned in A6.

We have procured land in Little Basa, built a reintegration home, cleared farmland, planted crops and offered coaching to a ten Target partners.

A20

Back2School

Nigeria

SpellAfrica

2015

On-going

Provide education in English to people who only knows Pidgeon English.

Lectures in English have been provided to adult students in Lagos. This is a continuation of previous initiatives taken by SpellAfrica with the same ambition but different designs; A5 and A15.

A21

Raising awareness about early pregnancies

Togo

S.E.VIE, L&D.

2016

On-hold

Community members; girls, boys, mothers, fathers, teachers and other stakeholders are provided with awareness raising about the consequences for a girl, if she becomes pregnant. Face-to-face meetings are arranged where the topic is openly discussed.

Successfully planned by SEVIE but an international fundraising campaign failed. To be continued through L&D.

A23

Small scale businesses in urban vulnerable settlements

Uganda

256 Creative Arts & Ubuntu Art House

2017

On-going

People with small-scale businesses in vulnerable settlements in Kampala, are supported with coaching and start-up loans, in case they want to scale-up their businesses.

We made a survey in the community and started giving out small loans and provide coaching.

A24

Enabling women teachers in natural science subjects

Burkina Faso

IDS 2018 – 2019. Seeking new partner

2018

Negotiation

To provide young women who want to study to become teachers in natural science subjects with baby care support.

The programme was put on hold as we could not identify a structure for sustainable economy.

A25

Tailoring in urban vulnerable settlements

Kenya

Dolas Creation

2018

Start-up

Dolas Creation has a tailoring production business in Kibera, a vulnerable settlement in Nairobi, and the ambition is to support scaling the business.

We have agreed to collaborate and are discussing the structure.

A26

Small-scale businesses in urban settlement

Togo

S.E.VIE

2018

On-going

The ambition is to copy A3, and to offer small business loans and coaching to business people in a semi urban settlement, Tsévié.

In 2019 we were approved financial support from Stockholm Rotary International, and the programme was launched i January 2020.

A27

Accreditation of Scientific laboratory

Burkina Faso

Senou BOUBACAR

2020

Start-up

The ambition is to accreditate chemical scientific laboratories in Burkina Faso and ensure business through selling chemical analyses.

Start-up negotiations.

H1

Research management workshops

Sub-Sahara African countries

Scientific  Institutions

2015

On-going

Knowledge sharing

20 workshops have been held in 12 Sub-Saharan African countries.

H2

Laboratory management workshops

Sub-Sahara African countries

Scientific  Institutions

2015

On-going

Knowledge sharing

Five workshops have held in thee Sub-Saharan African countries.

H3

Land procured

Togo

SEVIE

2015

On-going

Social enterprise

Land procured in  2012. Initiated by SEVIE, to be taken over by L&D. EURO 7,000 invested.

H6

Land procured

Liberia

IDEFOCS

2015

On-going

Social enterprise

USD 2,000  invested in 2013 and land procure in 2014.

H7

Solar panels & mills in rural villages

Togo

S.E.VIE,
M. Yawo, L&D

2015

Re-opened

Euro 2,000 invested in SEVIE and two solar panels and two millse were procured. The mashins were used until broken down, no income saved. Re-start through L&D and M Yawo in 2020, seeking funds.

H8

Karité

Togo

Karité House

2015

On-going

Deliver to HR&S Shop

H9

West-African fabric & tailoring

Togo

Délali ADEDJE

2015

On-going

Deliver to HR&S Shop

H10

Laboratory management

Nigeria

PSAN, Noveleq

2016

On-going

Scientific researchers in Sub-Saharan Africa often lack access to functioning advanced scientific equipment.This programme aims at enabling researchers in Nigeria access. The initiative benefits from the HR&S practical strategy “Functioning Advanced Scientific Equipment (FAST)” and an office in Abuja managed by Noveleq.

The initiative is taken in collaboration with Noveleq registered in Nigeria.  A pilot project started 1 January 2020 and addresses five Nigerian scientific institutions. The programme reaches out to TETFund in Nigeria and international scientific equipment manufacturers.

H13

Cards and paintings

Uganda

Ubuntu Art House

2017

On-going

For HR&S Shop

H14

Community Centre

Liberia

IDEFOCS

2018

On-going

Buchanan

A Centre was constructed. School for children trauma counseling for adults.

H15

RISE Centre Togo

Togo

L&D

2019

On-going

Lomé

Office hosted by L&D

H16

RISE centre Burkina Faso

Burkina Faso

RISE Centra

2019

On-going

Ouagadougou

Office hosted by Nella Consult

H17

Trauma counseling

Liberia

RISE

2019

On-going

Crowd-funding on StartSomeGood was not successful

H18

COVID-19

All RISE centres

2020

On-going

Identify solutions addapted to lock-down, closed borders and other pandemic contexts.

H19

RISE Uganda

Uganda

RISE Uganda

2020

On-going

H20

RISE Nigeria

Nigeria

RISE Nigeria

2020

On-going

H21

RISE Kenya

Kenya

RISE Kenya

2020

On-going

H22

Team-building & Motivation

All RISE Centres

2020

On-going

H23

Training social workers

All RISE Centres

2020

Idea

Concluded or postponed

No

Name

Country

Partners

Start

Status

Ambition

Outcome, Impact & Lessons learned

A1

Basic education and children abuse prevention

Togo

S.E.VIE

2009

Concluded 2019

All children in the villages where we support cooperatives, have access to and manages primary education. Awareness raising around children’s rights.

Integrated in A3 and thereby made financially sustainable. The 200 children entering the programme were successfully taken through primary education.

A2

Community mill and school lunches

Togo

IARAD

2011

Concluded 2014

The profit from community mills pays for school lunches, while villagers do not have to walk far to mill their corn and cassava.

We did not reach impact, and the lesson learned was that “needs driven” in its most profound HR&S definition, has to be honoured.

A5

Language education over radio

Nigeria

SpellAfrica

2012

On-hold since 2014

 

Offer education in English to adults who knows Pidgeon English.

Integrated in A20.

A7

Access to sanitary pads in rural villages

Uganda

BanaPads

2013

Concluded 2017

Manufacturing of sanitary pads from banana steams, and support vendors to develop a small business through selling the pads in the villages.

The partnership and the programme went well but then our partner received a major aid grant from Sida in Sweden, and decided to focus on aid instead.

A8

Child care centre

Colombia

Kiwanis

2013

Concluded 2018

We aimed to build a child-care centre in a vulnerable settlement outside Kali, we also aimed to train single mothers in a professions.

We did try programmes in Colombia but we were not able to bring our message about sustainable economy across and decided to focus our efforts on only one continent, Africa. Our strategy was implemented to some extent and was well appreciated.

A9

Health cliniq

Togo

S.E.VIE

2013

Concluded 2016

Facilitating the set-up of a  health care centre in a rural village through social enterprising, by providing start-up loan and coaching.

We benefitted from a health care centre building constructed by a charity organisation. The services went well, but income generation was not enough to cover the costs.

A11

Village libraries

Cameroon

LINK-UP

2013

Concuded 2018

The ambition was to ensure school books for pupils. The business model was a combined library and book store.

We looked into the possibility of shipping free books from Sweden to Cameroon, but the shipping cost was too high. The programme was concluded due to lack of a favourable business model.

A12

Water, sanitation, hygiene

Togo

S.E.VIE

2013

Post-poned

The ambition is to offer safe drinking water, toilets and hygiene facilities in rural Togo.

In the cooperative programme A3. village meetings we always ask our partners what they want to see next. After a few years of collaboration, they mentioned hygiene as their next priority. SEVIE made a calculation on the business model for providing water and it seemed sustainable, and we made an effort to raise start-up funds, but were not successful.

A13

Letter exchange

Cameroon

LINK-UP

2013

Conlcuded 2016

The ambition was to offer a letter exchange programme between children from different continents, as a complement to A11.

A letter exchange programme was run for two years, between Cameroon and Sweden as well as between Cameroon and USA.

A14

Rural banking

Togo

S.E.VIE

2013

On-hold since 2016

To save money from the profit generated through A3, and use this to set up a rural bank.

Funds were set aside as part of the profit while running A3. These funds were then shared with the person who had saved so that she had a capital to invest, but the aspect of paying back again was not reached.

A15

Language education application for cell phones

Nigeria

SpellAfrica

2013

On-hold since 2016.

 

Provide education in English to adults who speaks Pidgeon English.

Integrated in A20.

A16

Ebola prevention campaign

Liberia

IDEFOCS

2014

Closed

Share timely and state-of-the-art knowledge from HR&S to local partners that is further shared to the local community, and acted on,  by our partners.

Ebola awareness raising campaign successfully implemented and concluded 2015.

A17

Construction of houses

Colombia

Kiwanis

2014

Conlcuded 2018

Kiwanis ran a very interesting programme where they coached women to build houses. The method was developed in a manner that the workers did not have to be physically strong. The ambition was to scale the programme locally while learning and copy the approach to other places in the world.

The collaboration effort was linked to A8 and A18, but we could not agree with Kiwanis on the financial sustainability aspect.

A18

Training in a profession.

Colombia

Kiwanis

2014

Conlcuded 2018

This ambition is linked to A8 targeting child-care. In A18 aimed to train single mothers of the children in a profession, while the children we taken care of. The profession was home-businesses as well as plastic recycling business.

Kiwanis ran profession training according to a regular programme benefitting from volunteer trainers. Our effort to scale the initiative was successful in the sense of sharing strategy, but we could not agree on the financial sustainability aspect.

A22

Empowerment of speech in vulnerable rural settlements

Togo

GOLD

2016

On-hold since 2018

It is obviously the people that live under certain conditions that knows what works locally. The ambition with this programme is to collect this information directly from the source.

GOLD initiated a network with rural Liberian farmers and took time to listen and compile to their stories .The effort to support scaling was challenged due to local conflict of interest

H4

Livelihood improvement

Kenya

LIP

2015

On-hold

EURO 1,000 invested in 2012

H5

Small-businesses

Cameroon

LINK-UP

2015

On-hold

EURO 1,000 invested in 2013

H11

Scientific research & Enterprising

Rwanda

INES

2016

On-hold

H12

RISE centre

Rwanda

STYLOS

2017

Planning

Kemera

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