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Georgia's EGP Presentation

  1. 1. Edinburgh Global Partnerships Cameroon Project 2009
  2. 2. Who? <ul><li>Edinburgh Global Partnerships (EGP) is a student-run organisation based in the University of Edinburgh, Scotland. </li></ul><ul><li>It is a registered charity (no.SC018757) that has been running for 17 years, funding and sending volunteers to development projects across the less developed world. </li></ul>
  3. 3. What? <ul><li>EGP forms partnerships with local non-governmental organizations (NGO). </li></ul><ul><li>It supports small scale, grass roots, sustainable development projects aiming to help local communities achieve their own development goals. </li></ul><ul><li>EGP volunteers raise the funds for the project, before going out and working alongside the local community. </li></ul><ul><li>By living and working alongside the local community, EGP aims to promote cultural awareness and understanding, and form lasting international partnerships with local communities. </li></ul>
  4. 4. 3 Aims <ul><li>EGP has 3 aims: </li></ul><ul><li>To support community lead initiatives, working together with people to help them achieve their goals for development. </li></ul><ul><li>To allow students to develop new skills and a wider perspective on the world we live in. </li></ul><ul><li>To promote international understanding through projects that are focused on building friendship, trust and respect between EGP volunteers and people across the world. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Cameroon
  6. 6. EGP Cameroon 2009! <ul><li>The project that I coordinated in Cameroon is ran this summer for 9 weeks in the small rural village of Bamendjing, in the western province of Cameroon. </li></ul><ul><li>The project consisted of the construction of a Trade and Development Centre. </li></ul><ul><li>The construction was proposed and supported by the local community, and aims to give support to small scale agricultural suppliers, by giving them a place to store, organize and sell their produce in between market days (Yenkosi) and giving them the opportunity to promote their activities. </li></ul><ul><li>The centre will also be used by other members of the community, to tackle the social problems of the area, including HIV/AIDs. </li></ul>
  7. 7. How? <ul><li>The budget for this trade and development centre was over £8300 </li></ul><ul><li>This budget consisted of the direct costs of the construction, including the materials, and local labour. </li></ul><ul><li>(The EGP volunteers covered all personal costs themselves, such as flights, visas, vaccinations, food and accommodation.) </li></ul><ul><li>We are organized several fundraising events in Edinburgh, including music and band nights, social events, a food stall in our union, and we also ran the 2009 Edinburgh Meadows marathon! </li></ul>
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  9. 9. Your Help! <ul><li>Unfortunately, due to the changing exchange rates and falling of the pound, we ran out of money! </li></ul><ul><li>Luckily, we did finish the project, however we had to get a loan from the EGP Central fund. </li></ul><ul><li>So…I am looking for your financial support of this project! </li></ul><ul><li>Donations of any sum will be much, much appreciated! </li></ul><ul><li>If desired arrangements can also be made for donors to monitor the progress of the project, and interact with the community involved via internet or phone  </li></ul>
  10. 10. Thanks so much for your time!  <ul><li>Here are a few additional links: </li></ul><ul><li>Edinburgh Global Partnerships: </li></ul><ul><li>http://egp.eusa.ed.ac.uk/ </li></ul><ul><li>EGP Cameroon 2009 </li></ul><ul><li>http://egp.eusa.ed.ac.uk/2009Cameroon.htm </li></ul><ul><li>Just Giving EGP Cameroon </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.justgiving.co.uk/egpcameroon </li></ul>

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