Do you know a community...<br />seeking independence and development through sustainable local skills?<br />
Do you know a community...<br />interested in supporting local entrepreneurs through business skills training?<br />
Do you know a community...<br />looking for children&apos;s programs in<br />arts, sports and education?<br />
THE<br />foundation<br />Consider partnering with our foundation...<br />
OUR  MISSION:<br />To create a lasting Net Positive Impact (&quot;NPI&quot;) in developing communities around the world by...
HOW IT WORKS:<br />We have a network of experienced professionals who are already traveling the world. <br />We provide ma...
WHY ARE WE DOING THIS?<br />Our volunteer trainers have achieved a level of success & experience in their personal lives. ...
OUR PHILOSOPHY:<br />“If you have come here to help me, <br />you are wasting your time.<br />But if you have come because...
OUR APPROACH:<br />What kind of training would your community be interested in?‏<br />Step 1: Listen<br />To be successful...
OUR APPROACH:<br />How will the training work in your community?<br />Focus on schedules, <br />seasons, travel and time<b...
OUR APPROACH:<br />Step 3: Match & educate	             our trainers<br />Which of the Muskoka trainers are best for your ...
OUR APPROACH:<br />Workshops are ~1 week and focus on training people in your community who can then train others <br />St...
OUR APPROACH:<br />Step 5: Follow-up<br />Provide necessary support & resources to keep the program running <br />ask for ...
SAMPLE PROGRAM: PHOTOGRAPHY<br />How it works:<br />  WHO: 	Experienced travel photographers<br />WHAT:	Train children in ...
SAMPLE PROGRAM: PHOTOGRAPHY<br />all images shown were taken by the children of the Eyes Of Hope Project in Rwanda<br />
SAMPLE PROGRAM: PHOTOGRAPHY<br />RESULTS<br />In 2009, the images from 11 orphan children in Rwanda:<br /><ul><li>Displaye...
On show at the United Nations
Published in The Overland Journal
Created & sold a custom calendar
Raising over $2,000 for these 11 childrenby and forthemselves.</li></ul>all images shown were taken by the children of the...
SAMPLE PROGRAM: PHOTOGRAPHY<br />How the Program can work in your Community:<br />We will work with your school / communit...
OTHER PROGRAMS<br />We have many other community training programs:<br />     - Entrepreneurship		   - Technology in Educa...
SOME OF OUR TRAINERS<br />Roseann and Jonathan Hanson<br /><ul><li>Roseann is founder of Conserventures – Producers of Ove...
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Community Development Programs for New Partners of The Muskoka Foundation

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An introduction for communities and philanthropy organizations that are thinking about partnering with The Muskoka Foundation. If you know of a local village, NGO or developing community in Africa, South America, or Asia, that might be interested in working with our volunteers, please contact us!

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Community Development Programs for New Partners of The Muskoka Foundation

  1. 1. Do you know a community...<br />seeking independence and development through sustainable local skills?<br />
  2. 2. Do you know a community...<br />interested in supporting local entrepreneurs through business skills training?<br />
  3. 3. Do you know a community...<br />looking for children&apos;s programs in<br />arts, sports and education?<br />
  4. 4. THE<br />foundation<br />Consider partnering with our foundation...<br />
  5. 5. OUR MISSION:<br />To create a lasting Net Positive Impact (&quot;NPI&quot;) in developing communities around the world by building skills and independence through training workshops for children and adults<br />training • development • cross-cultural relationships<br />
  6. 6. HOW IT WORKS:<br />We have a network of experienced professionals who are already traveling the world. <br />We provide materials and plans for them to give free training in education, healthcare, business skills and the arts. <br />We work with partners and local leaders to ensure that the training is valuable and creates sustainable programs in their communities.<br />We are a 501(c)3 registered non-profit, with no government, corporate or religious affiliations. <br /> training • development • cross-cultural relationships<br />
  7. 7. WHY ARE WE DOING THIS?<br />Our volunteer trainers have achieved a level of success & experience in their personal lives. They are now traveling the world and wish to create a positive impact,and build meaningful relationships in the communities they visit.<br /> training • development • cross-cultural relationships<br />
  8. 8. OUR PHILOSOPHY:<br />“If you have come here to help me, <br />you are wasting your time.<br />But if you have come because your <br />liberation is bound up with mine, <br />then let us work together.”<br />- Lilla Watson, Aboriginal activist - 1986<br /> training • development • cross-cultural relationships<br />
  9. 9. OUR APPROACH:<br />What kind of training would your community be interested in?‏<br />Step 1: Listen<br />To be successful: Learn from our local partners<br />
  10. 10. OUR APPROACH:<br />How will the training work in your community?<br />Focus on schedules, <br />seasons, travel and time<br />Step 2: Develop a Program<br />To be successful: customize the program<br />
  11. 11. OUR APPROACH:<br />Step 3: Match & educate our trainers<br />Which of the Muskoka trainers are best for your community? <br />Focus on skills, timing, location; we educate our trainers on your community history and needs<br />To be successful: send knowledgeable people<br />
  12. 12. OUR APPROACH:<br />Workshops are ~1 week and focus on training people in your community who can then train others <br />Step 4: Run the workshop<br />To be successful: bring more independence<br />
  13. 13. OUR APPROACH:<br />Step 5: Follow-up<br />Provide necessary support & resources to keep the program running <br />ask for feedback and make changes as necessary<br />To be successful: seek & act on feedback<br />
  14. 14. SAMPLE PROGRAM: PHOTOGRAPHY<br />How it works:<br /> WHO: Experienced travel photographers<br />WHAT: Train children in creative photography, <br /> Provide free cameras & supplies<br /> FOR: Children at schools / orphanages in developing communities<br />
  15. 15. SAMPLE PROGRAM: PHOTOGRAPHY<br />all images shown were taken by the children of the Eyes Of Hope Project in Rwanda<br />
  16. 16. SAMPLE PROGRAM: PHOTOGRAPHY<br />RESULTS<br />In 2009, the images from 11 orphan children in Rwanda:<br /><ul><li>Displayed in 3 galleries in New York
  17. 17. On show at the United Nations
  18. 18. Published in The Overland Journal
  19. 19. Created & sold a custom calendar
  20. 20. Raising over $2,000 for these 11 childrenby and forthemselves.</li></ul>all images shown were taken by the children of the Eyes Of Hope Project in Rwanda<br />
  21. 21. SAMPLE PROGRAM: PHOTOGRAPHY<br />How the Program can work in your Community:<br />We will work with your school / community to review and customize the workshop curriculum, timing & student selection.<br />Parents, teachers, and other leaders are involved to help maintain the program.<br />Creative outlet: students find personal expression and build a portfolio which becomes the basis for applications to art schools, photography apprenticeships<br />Income generation: images can be published in calendars, cards, magazines, sold in both local communities and globally through our network.<br />These provide a means for the children to earn an income through their own efforts. <br />
  22. 22. OTHER PROGRAMS<br />We have many other community training programs:<br /> - Entrepreneurship - Technology in Education<br /> - Nutrition Education - Music recording & sales<br /> - Sports Coaching - Access to markets for artisans<br /> - Nature Conservation - Pre-Natal Healthcare<br />
  23. 23. SOME OF OUR TRAINERS<br />Roseann and Jonathan Hanson<br /><ul><li>Roseann is founder of Conserventures – Producers of Overland Expo
  24. 24. Jonathan is Executive Editor of Overland Journal
  25. 25. They are the authors of dozens of books including Skill and Knowledge for Outdoors, Nature Almanac & 50 Common Reptiles
  26. 26. Executive directors of The African Conservation Fund</li></ul>view more profiles online www.TheMuskokaFoundation.org/travelers<br />
  27. 27. SOME OF OUR TRAINERS<br />Doug and Stephanie Hackney<br /><ul><li>Traveled to over 40 countries together “exploring the world and meeting its people” traveling by bike, sailboat and their custom built Fuso BEV
  28. 28. Doug has written award winning books including How the World Works and The Next Name
  29. 29. Background in business, entrepreneurship, events & public speaking
  30. 30. Creators of the “Giving Pictures” photography program</li></ul>view more profiles online www.TheMuskokaFoundation.org/travelers<br />
  31. 31. SOME OF OUR TRAINERS<br />Gary & Monika Wescott<br /><ul><li>They have traveled all over the globe over the past 36 years in several iterations of their special overland truck, known as the “Turtle Expedition”
  32. 32. Background in education, journalism, automotive equipment, and photography
  33. 33. Combining a sense of wonder, respect and ability to build relationships has allowed them to become personally involved in many of the communities they visit</li></ul>view more profiles online www.TheMuskokaFoundation.org/travelers<br />
  34. 34. INTERESTED?<br />We are actively seeking new partners & communities to work with.<br />If you know of a school, orphanage or entrepreneurship organization that would be a good fit, please let us know.<br /> training • development • cross-cultural relationships<br />
  35. 35. The Muskoka Foundation is a privately funded, non-partisan, secular 501(c)3 registered charity in the United States.<br />For further information, please contact:<br />Alice Gugelev<br />tel: +1(650)888-1283<br />Alice @ TheMuskokaFoundation.org<br />www.TheMuskokaFoundation.org<br />All rights reserved – © 2009, The Muskoka Foundation<br />

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