Mukuru rehab proposal rdp incl bud june 2012[1]


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Mukuru rehab proposal rdp incl bud june 2012[1]

  1. 1. MUKURU PROMOTION CENTRE PROJECT PROPOSAL REHABILITATION PROGRAM FOR STREET BOYS.Background information:Mukuru Promotion Centre is a church based charitable organization that was established by theSisters of Mercy in 1985. The organization started as a temporary school in the heart of theMukuru slums and its key objective then was to provide education to the children of Mukuruhence get them off the streets.Since its inception, MPC has expanded a great deal and now operates several projects that focuson three key areas: Education (including vocational training), Health, and Social Rehabilitation.MPC’s vision is that the Mukuru community will attain sustainable and holistic humandevelopment and self reliance. Over a period of 25 years, the organization has made remarkable impact in the lives of thevulnerable Mukuru population (approximated at 600,000) such as the community has access toaffordable and quality health services provided at the Mary Immaculate clinic, 5000 pupils attendprimary schools daily, over 200 students have been sponsored to secondary school, 60 boysundergo rehabilitation each year and over 100 youths undergo vocational training yearly.The overall goal of all MPC actions in 2012-2015 will be to continue its contribution to thealleviation of the dehumanizing effects of poverty and disease through interventions that lessenthe burden of living and liberate the population to focus on development initiatives.Project Context/ Justification:Mukuru Informal Settlement:The Mukuru slum lies within Nairobi’s industrial area with an estimated population of 600,000people, majority of them being women and children. Most households within this community areheaded by women. Like all other informal settlements in Nairobi the Mukuru slum is severely overcrowded,insecure and lacks basic health and sanitation facilities. Most people here live under absolutepoverty as majority are unemployed (especially the youth) or work as are unskilled casuallabourers earning less than 1 dollar a day. 1
  2. 2. MUKURU PROMOTION CENTRELack of viable income generating activities has led to high crime rates , illegal brewing ofalcohol and other social vices. The school going children are not spared, as a substantial numberof them drop out of school at an early age to fend for themselves. They engage in theft, selling ofscrap metal and begging to cater for their daily basic needs. Most of these children eventuallyend up permanently in the streets especially those that are exposed to physical/ emotional abuseat home/ or those from dysfunctional families. Needless to say, life is the street is harsh and theserunaways are quickly initiated into this life, they are introduced to drugs, alcohol, organizedcrime, prostitution etc. in order to cope with this harsh life most street boys and girls indulge indrugs and within no time, they become addicts.Despite the fact that, street children/ families are not gender specific, it has been argued that mostchildren loitering the streets of Nairobi today are boys.The rehabilitation centre was founded to rescue boys who have just been initiated into street lifethat prevents them from getting addicted to drugs and other vices. The program does not have thecapability to rehabilitate long term drug abusers, hence does not recruit this category, howeverthe social workers are able to refer such cases to other institutions that have such services.Recruitment is on a voluntary basis. Each boy must first decide that life on the street is notsomething he wishes to continue with. During recruitment, social workers from therehabilitation centre also come across street girls who are willing to abandon street life and theytoo are referred to other centres that MIRC networks with.Goals and ObjectivesThe project has two major goals and specific objectives within each of the goals.Goal 1 – To rescue and rehabilitate street boys within our catchment area and its environs.Objective 1.1 - To recruit 65 boys from the streets each year for a year rehabilitation program. In the first two months of the one year program, Social Workers from the Centre visit the bases where street-boys are known to gather; establish a rapport with them; invite them to participate in the program if they are willing to change their behaviourObjective 1.2 - To offer the boys non-formal education i.e basic literacy and numeracy for those who have never been to school. Two teachers assess the standards of education and needs of the boys on entry to the programObjective 1.3 – To give a second chance to the school drop outs by coaching them in key syllabus subjects to enable them to join formal schools after rehabilitation. 2
  3. 3. MUKURU PROMOTION CENTRE Two teachers offer coaching at different levels, depending upon the assessment. Classes conducted in the morningsObjective 1.4 - To equip the older boys who are past school going age with vocational skills. Training in carpentry skills is offered to the older boysObjective 1.5 - To send the boys pursuing skills training for industrial attachment in order to prepare them for the job market before the end of the year. Centre manager and carpentry instructor establish relationships with local business to provide industrial attachments for the graduates, and to take them on board after completion of the courseGoal 2 – To reintegrate the rehabilitated boys back to their families/ community.Objective 2.1 -To visit the homes of the street boys and assess the prevailing social and economic environment. Centre staff meet the relatives of the boys to offer support, counseling and guidance to optimize the chances of success of the boy returning to the family environment.Objective 2.2 -To prepare the 65 boys and their parents or identified guardians for reintegration at the end of the rehabilitation period through organising regular meetings and counselling sessions.Objective 2.3 -To identify (in partnership with parents / guardians) suitable formal schools for those boys who are prepared to continue with formal education.Objective 2.3- To successfully reintegrate 80% of the boys rescued from the street into the community.Objective 2.3- To follow up with the exited boys and offer emotional support and guidancewhere necessary for up to 2 years after reintegration.Anticipated outcome or result:The expected outcome can be summarized as follows: 260 (over 4 years) Mukuru street boys arerescued from the streets and undergo a one year rehabilitation program.It is expected that, the boys who go through behavior change will be more productive membersof the society. The program gives them a chance to continue with education and also enablesthem to relate better with their families and other community members 3
  4. 4. MUKURU PROMOTION CENTREIt is anticipated that at least 80% of the targeted street children will be successfully reintegratedback into the community on completion of the 1 year program.An important aspect of the reintegration process of the street boys has been and is still theestablishment of close relations with the families/ guardians of the rescued boys in order toidentify reasons that forced the boys to embrace street life. Through regular home visits, individual and family counseling sessions, the social workersstrive to create a more conducive environment for the boys in preparation for reintegration, However as indicated above, not all the boys are ready for reintegration at the end of one yearfor various reasons such as the social workers are sometimes unable to trace the homes of someof the boys and other guardians / parents are too hostile towards the boys hence do not acceptthem back.To address these issues, the program has put in place long term solutions for these boys i.e.sponsoring them for further education / training, placement within the MPC vocational trainingcentre, and networking with other organizations for referral purposes.Beneficiaries/ clienteleThe beneficiaries of the 4-year program as stipulated in our current strategic plan will be 260street boys within the age of 7-16 years, recruited from our catchment area – the Mukuru slumsand its environs.All the rescued boys will be sheltered at the centre for one year. Within the year, the centre willrun an intensive rehabilitation programme that will encompass: non-formal education, skillstraining, counselling and numerous outdoor activities. The basic needs of the rescued boys willalso be catered for and the care takers will maintain close contacts / communication with thefamilies/ guardians of the street boys as a prerequisite to reintegration.Staff/ Administration:The Project will engage 10 full-time and 3 part time staff. Centre Manager (full time)- The key responsibility will be to ensure the smooth running of the centre. He will oversee the recruitment of the boys and ensure that the rehabilitation program is implemented as planned. He will also ensure that all supplies and equipment necessary for the smooth running of the centre are available. He will hold monthly meetings with all the staff to monitor progress. He will be required to prepare and submit comprehensive quarterly progress reports to the MPC management. 2 Social Workers- Their key responsibility will be recruitment of the street boys into the centre and consequent home visits to families / guardians. 4
  5. 5. MUKURU PROMOTION CENTRE Social workers will establish communication with these parents and guardians andestablish a relationship between the boys and their guardians in preparation for eventualreintegration.They will assist in counseling and contribute to overall behavior change.They will also participate in outdoor activities and guide the boys to carry out their dailychores. At the end of the year, the social workers will be fully responsible for the reintegrationphase which includes follow up on the exited boys for up to two years later.2 teachers: (full time)- responsible for teaching / coaching the boys who dropped out ofschool and are willing to resume formal education after the rehabilitation period.The teachers will teach according to the 8-4-4 system of education though the focus willbe on key subjects like Maths, English and Kiswahili. The teachers will monitor eachboy’s progress as each boy must be allowed to learn at their own pace depending onindividual capability.The teachers will fully be involved in the day to day running of the centre i.e. Supervisionof the boys, engage them in sports, monitor hygiene and daily chores.2 Skills Instructors: (Part-Time) - Responsible for vocational skills training i.e. Art andcarpentry. These classes will be held during morning hours for six days in a week.They will implement the government set curriculum for level 111 Grade Test Exams. Theboys will therefore be issued with a recognized certificate at the end of the year.In addition, the instructors will also be involved ensuring discipline and order at thecentre.3 house Parents: (full time)-They are in charge of the night shelter. Their keyresponsibility is supervising the boys after normal working hours (after 5pm.) and overthe weekend i.e. they supervise cooking, cleaning, homework, and ensure that the boysadhere to all the laid down rules and procedures. They also participate in outdooractivities.Part time Counselor: Counselling is a key rehabilitation tool and its importance cannotbe over emphasized. An experienced and qualified counselor will be engaged on parttime basis to offer these services.1 Security Guard: (full time)-His responsibility is to offer security services at thecentre.In addition to the above staff (who are directly implementing the action) there are otherpersonnel who will be involved in the overall running of the program.The MPC Project Director- oversees overall program development and operations andplays a key role in establishing and maintaining links with key donors, and otherstakeholders. 5
  6. 6. MUKURU PROMOTION CENTRE MPC operates centralized Finance, Human Resource and procurement functions. These functions are all essential components in the project. The Human Resource function will handle Staff recruitment, Training and development, remuneration & welfare while all the financial issues are handled by the finance department.Project Monitoring & Evaluation: As indicated above under staff/ administration, the key individual in the monitoring function will be the centre manager. He will work closely with the Project Director / Deputy Director to ensure the smooth running of the program. The manager will monitor the program daily i.e. ensure that the staff at the centre attend to their duties as required. He will ensure that rules and procedures are adhered to, updated records kept and that the rehabilitation program is implemented as planned. The coordinator will meet the staff on a monthly basis to access their work progress and discuss challenges and he will be required to report on the same during the monthly Heads of Department meetings. He will hold regular discussions with the counselor (every two weeks) as a way of monitoring individual boys cases and progress. The co-coordinator will submit quarterly reports to the MPC managementEvaluation:At the end of each year, an evaluation will be carried out to measure/access the success of theprogram against the set targets and goals. The evaluation will involve open discussions with thebeneficiaries, the client community, the companies that offer industrial attachment to the boys,and numerous physical visits to the schools and homes of the exited boys.The data collected will be analyzed and a report will be prepared and shared with the donors andother stakeholders. This evaluation report will be utilized by the project implementers to improve on projectexecution in years that follow.Project sustainability:Unlike other MPC run programs, this program cannot employ the cost sharing initiative hencerelies entirely on donor funds. 6
  7. 7. MUKURU PROMOTION CENTREThe government has not supported the program in any significant way in the past and hence notmuch government involvement is expected in the future.It is important to note that, the program so far attracts a lot of goodwill from companies andindividuals and hopefully this will continue.The MPC management needs to constantly establish new partnerships and encouragesponsorship from both local and international donors.The Sisters of Mercy Congregation under which MPC operates has been very supportive of allthe projects within MPC. Most senior staff at MPC is sponsored by the congregation.The congregation also supports the projects financially from time to time and hopefully thisintervention will continue.The centre has also embarked on small scale agriculture. The ministry of agriculture donated agreen house to the centre.The centre will definitely be able to produce all the vegetables required all year round and maybe market some.The two workshops i.e. carpentry and art also produce a few items that are put on sale henceearning some income for the centre. This initiative will be enhanced for more income.MPC is also looking into establishing an ALUMNI . This will encourage past beneficiaries tosupport the programSee next page for budget 7
  8. 8. MUKURU PROMOTION CENTRE REHABILITATION OF STREET-BOYS PROGRAM BUDGET 2012-2015. Activity cost 2012 2013 2014 2015 Total Personnel 2,860,000 3,003,000 3,153,000 3,310,000 12,326,000 Running Costs- -Food 1,200,000 1,250,000 1,300,000 1,350,000 5,100,000 -Educational Materials 500,000 550,000 600,000 650,000 2,300,000 -Follow-up cost 100,000 110,000 120,000 130,000 460,000 -Rep and maint. 750,000 750,000 800,000 800,000 3,100,000 -Other running Costs 800,000 800,000 800,000 800,000 3,200,000 -Reintegration 150,000 165,000 180,000 200,000 695,000 Total Running Costs 3,500,000 3,625,000 3,800,000 3,930,000 14,855,000 Total programme cost 6,360,000 6,628,000 6,953,000 7,240,000 27,181,000 Administration Costs 636,000 662,800 695,300 724,000 2,718,100 Total Project Costs 6,996,000 7,290,800 7,648,300 7,964,000 29,899,100 Less:Donations in kind -360,000 -360,000 -360,000 -360,000 -1,440,000 TOTALS 6,636,000 6,930,800 7,288,300 7,604,000 28,459,100Statement on Short- term outputs208 out of 260 street- boys will be successfully reintegrated to a decent life-styeStatement on Long-term impact208 boys have a positive impact on their own lives and thuscontribute to the improvement of the welfare of their communitiesTHE DONOR MAY CHOOSE TO MAKE AN ANNUAL CONTRIBUTION TO THE TOTAL COSTS.FOR EXAMPLE 2012 2013 2014 2015 TOTAL -Educational Materials 500,000 550,000 600,000 650,000 2,300,000 -Follow-up cost 100,000 110,000 120,000 130,000 460,000 -Other running Costs 800,000 800,000 800,000 800,000 3,200,000 TOTAL 1,400,000 1,460,000 1,520,000 1,580,000 5,960,000Sr Mary Geason 8