G-2297

Technology Innovation Hub

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Project Description

Region: Africa

Country: Uganda

Location: Mbale

Total Budget: $79,683

Area of Focus: Community economic development


The Rotary Club of Mbale will partner with the Rotary Club of La Jolla on this Global Grant which will provide funding to equip Mbale with a Technology Hub with free technology education and Internet access. The target population of the Mbale Public Technology Hub will include, unemployed and underemployed youth of the Mbale community. The direct beneficiaries of this project will include community members both males and females with an emphasis on including women who have been previously marginalized and alienated from the workplace and youth 15 - 30 years out of school. To enroll beneficiaries will have an employment or entrepreneurship goal and while enrolled in the ICT classes they will also be provided with a variety of related life, work, health, communication, entrepreneurship, and digital art skills to benefit their ultimate goal. They will also receive mentoring to support their employment goals.

The Rotary Club of La Jolla will partner with the Rotary Club of Mbale, to provide computer skills training, life skills, job skills, entrepreneurship skills, and women's empowerment skills to enable and advance economic empowerment in Mbale, Uganda, a disadvantaged region where the population is living in abject poverty. Additionally, students in government schools without computers and access to the Internet are at a disadvantage without appropriate tools to improve their academic performance.

Therefore, the Mbale Public Technology Hub will offer free computer training and Internet access to those most in need and eager to learn with a commitment to advancing their livelihoods and that of their family and community. Highly trained instructors at the Mbale Public Technology Hub will educate the youth in Microsoft Digital Literacy Curriculum, in both theory and practical skills to mastery in a two-month program. Upon graduation, the beneficiaries will receive a Rotary Club certification which will be highly regarded and advance the opportunity for employment or become entrepreneurs. Those with a penchant for computer skills will have the opportunity to partake in an advanced computer training program to develop skills for online up-work to become independently employed. The youth will also have free access to the Internet.

Additionally, the women will have the opportunity to enroll in the Women's Empowerment program providing women classes to advance their lives including, women's rights which includes topics such as reduction of gender-based violence and early-child marriage, reproductive health, self-esteem and confidence building, public speaking, entrepreneurship, computer skills, writing business plans and specific Vocational Skills training. Additionally, there will be a curriculum component of all classes addressing child trafficking with Mbale being a border city facing this problem.

The estimated number of direct beneficiaries will be 50,000 while thousands more will benefit indirectly from the outcomes of employment income leading to an increase in children in school, improved nutrition, and medical care as well as a reduction in gender-based violence and early-child marriage.

Budget:

#Category Description Supplier Cost in USD

Equipment: 50 Desktop Computers Mbale - 20000

Equipment: 3 laptops Mbale - 2000

Operations: Internet Mbale - 2000

Supplies: Wires/UPS/Cables Mbale - 6000

Equipment: Generator Mbale - 600

Equipment: Furniture Mbale - 6000

Project mangmt Monitoring/Eval: Mbale - 500

Equipment CCTV Security cameras: Mbale - 1000

Operations Stipend 5 Instrs: Mbale - 9000

Equipment 2 Projectors Mbale - 900

Supplies Generator fuel Mbale - 1000

Equipment 10 Tailoring Machines Mbale - 1000

Supplies Tailoring inputs Mbale - 1500

Supplies Hairdressing chairs Mbale - 500

Supplies Hairdrssing inputs Mbale - 500

Publicity Signage Mbale - 500

Equipment:Refrigerator/Freezer Mbale - 1500

Equipment: Oven Mbale _ 500

Mbale

Total budget: $55000

Primary Host Partner

District: 9211

Rotary Club of: Mbale

Primary Contact: Sydney Nsubuga

Email: sydneynsubuga2002@gmail.com

Primary International Partner

District: 5340

Rotary Club of: La Jolla

Primary Contact: Deb Plotkin

Email: deb.plotkin@u-touch.org

Project Status

Your project is "Fully Pledged". This means the amount of the pledges is equal to the total budget of the project. Now the project needs to be finalized and go through the approval process with The Rotary Foundation. This process gets started on the administration page.

Project listed for the 2021-22 Rotary Year.

Proposed Financing

Existing Contributions Towards This Project

Date

Cash

DDF

Total

Mbale (9211)

10-Dec-19

$100

$100

$200

La Jolla (5340)

13-Jan-21

$15,000

$10,000

$25,000

District 5500 DDF

31-Mar-21

-

$14,713

$14,713

Del Mar (5340)

8-Apr-21

$2,500

$2,500

$5,000

La Jolla (5340)

11-Apr-21

$3,920

$0

$3,920

District 9211 DDF

21-Apr-21

-

$5,000

$5,000

Amount Requested from The Rotary Foundation

-

$25,850

$25,850

Total

$79,683

Note: as of July 1, 2015 there is a 5% additional support fee for cash contributions. This fee does not appear in the financials above because it does not apply if the funds are sent directly to the project account (without going through TRF, and therefore without Paul Harris credit). Clubs sending their cash contribution to TRF must be aware they will have to send an additional 5%.

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History Log Entries

10-Dec-19

by Janice Kurth

System Entry: Creation of project page.

13-Jan-21

by Deb Plotkin

System Entry: Pledge of $5,000 by Deb Plotkin of the Rotary Club of La Jolla, District 5340.

31-Mar-21

by Deb Plotkin

System Entry: Pledge of $6,000 DDF by Phil Silvers of the Rotary Club of Valle Verde, District 5500.

31-Mar-21

by Deb Plotkin

System Entry: Pledge of $15,000 by Deb Plotkin of the Rotary Club of La Jolla, District 5340.

31-Mar-21

by Deb Plotkin

System Entry: Project is now "Fully Pledged".

31-Mar-21

by Deb Plotkin

System Entry: Pledge of $10,000 by Deb Plotkin of the Rotary Club of La Jolla, District 5340.

31-Mar-21

by Deb Plotkin

System Entry: Pledge of $6,000 DDF by Phil Silvers of the Rotary Club of Valle Verde-Green Valley, District 5500.

2-Apr-21

by Janice Kurth

System Entry: Project reverted to "Published".

2-Apr-21

by Janice Kurth

System Entry: Project reverted to "Published".

8-Apr-21

System Entry

System Entry: Pledge of $2,500 with $2,500 DDF by Karin Davies of the Rotary Club of Del Mar, District 5340.

11-Apr-21

by Deb Plotkin

System Entry: Pledge of $3,920 by Deb Plotkin of the Rotary Club of La Jolla, District 5340.

11-Apr-21

by Deb Plotkin

System Entry: Project is now "Fully Pledged".

11-Apr-21

by Deb Plotkin

System Entry: Pledge of $3,920 by Deb Plotkin of the Rotary Club of La Jolla, District 5340.

21-Apr-21

by Deb Plotkin

System Entry: Pledge of $5,000 DDF by Sydney Nsubuga of the Rotary Club of Mbale, District 9211.

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