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Most useful actions Washington DC college students can do? 1 help catalogue owners of Job-creating orphanages

Washington DC is at the epicentre of so much pie in the sky NGOs- entrepreneurial revolution aliumni want to ground some bottom-up movements around the leading development studies student in this part of the planet

I am writing to see if you can help  form an entrepreneurial association of friends of owners of orphanages who want some of the  dynamics of their orphanages to turn into job creating labs (for the community and for apprenticeships of their orphans) and linked in youth search networks around DC, and through historically black universities once DC has sustained student network momentum in the form of student clubs or whatever passes on across college years

 

I am writing NOW for the following reasons

1 I am fascinated how africa's best model for a youth microcredit  jamii bora (whose founder Ingrid Munro I know quite well) began with a love of orphans and how the would leading primary financial literacy program aflatoun was innovated out of a mumbai street orphans foundation

 

2  I have spent a little quality time with 2 orphanage owners -enough to know they are life-dedicated to their orphanage's sustained future. Dc-based Kadiatou  founded an ophanage in mali and is strongly supported around DC and through the MALI embassy; Navneet in atlanta owns several orphanages which he set up in areas after disasters have struck. I have discussed with both the idea that the orphanage can be a 21st c hub for job creation especially as it often has advanced resources compared with the rest of the community in healthcare, in mobile or technology access , in green or agricultural knowhow. The jobs-smart orphanage has an interest in knowing what apprenticeships (and peer to peer training networks) the community needs to develop. In fact it has an interest in changing local educators wherever they are not microentrepreneurially directed at livelihood training. As you may know the true microcredits out of Bangladesh were founded around making markets for 60 village mothers at a centre; why should orphanages be futures-centres of a similar energetic spirit

 

SECOND ANNUAL PAN DC MD VA CELEBRATION OF STUDENT INNOVATED SOCIAL ENTERPRISE

University of District of Columbia - the main HBU in our whole region - is launching a term of social enterprise activities on january 30  (culminating in a social enterprise competition which is the community-deepest and most collaborative in the region for connecting with specific goals that HBU spirit uniquely resonates as do what I used to think of Obama Yes We Can youth back in 2008 ) This spring process is coordinated by Sylvia Benatti who I have known for 2 years now and one of their first speakers will be the Martin Luther King alumni coincidentally called Chris King who is leading the conscious capitalism chapter in DC region and connecting knowhow of benefit corps and black youth in the region and diaspora models across africa- some of these diaspora models use analogous processes to ones orphanages could be using - eg in crowdfunding - so it makes sense for everyone to share best practice knowhow of these processes which help youth support any community that has become digitally o otherwise disconnected from livelihood investment

 

3 I believe an association of orphanages could also help map out which eg african embassies in dc actually want students to help with projects like these. There is a lot of PR talk in DC of better connecting students and aid/development organisations but from the student viewpoint I see very little collaborative action spaces for doing this in ways that sustain across year to year. Such lack of longitudinal collaboration is a great failing in major DC universities systems and if they need to get zero rankings on this metric in the coming US value guide to universities so be it.  It would help tremendously if embassies would longitudinally clarify when they actually want help from students who are are passionate about their country's sustained development

 

4 By coincidence I received the footnoted message today from Pastor Dickinson- now I have never heard of this organisation - but verifying such cases is something a group of us could do - especially if the end to end diaspora clubs king has told me will be forming this year through DC take shape

 

5 Over the next 2 years friend and I aim to link both the most grounded and collaborative youth summits ever seen in usa - see my blog http://youthcreativelab.blogspot.com or my father's 42 year old curriculum of entrepreneurial revolution http://erworld.tv  and the most extreme open education and apprenticeship projects where capital cities wish to twin both in job creation and youth participation in millennium goals. Having an association or friends of orphanages who want to create jobs would fit as one interconnecting process between such summits and educators- though i hugely welcome hearing any other ideas youth/students have that could massively and collaboratively fit this

 

6 I am fascinated how africa's best model for a youth microcredit jamii bora (whose founder Ingrid Munro I know quite well) began with a love of orphans and how the would leading primary financial literacy program aflatoun was innovated out of a mumbai street orphans foundation

 

7 I have no wish to reinvent the wheel- if you think there is already a space out of DC that connects the above sorts of actions - please tell me where/who it is

 

sincerely 

 

chris macrae  bethesda 1 301 881 1655 Norman Macrae Foundation http://normanmacrae.ning.com - Youth Capitalism and Open Education

Archives of The Economist's 42 year long curriculum - Entrepreneurial Revolution and Collaboration Futures of the Net Generation

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Footnote case (source not yet verified!)

Pastor Ruhasha Dickson has sent you a message.
Date: 1/03/2014
Subject: Assist children Poultry farm for poverty eradication
Dear Chris Macrea, 

Friends Orphanage School. FOS is a community based organization Reg. No UG/CBO/MAK- 220 in Uganda that started in 2001 with a plight for HIV orphans,vulnerable children & needy women and operates under the Cornerstone Miracle Fellowship church. Our support to 450 orphans is in education, food, medicine and shelter. 

FOS charity is currently undertaking a project to implement a children's nutrition and poultry farm project to feed children, provide children between 9-15 years with skills in birds rearing for self dependence, generate incomes through egg an meat production for sustainability and create jobs to our local people hence eradicating poverty.Its for this reason why we write to request for your funding support to Implement this poverty eliminating program at Friends Orphanage School (UG.). With your 1 time funding Grant of $10242, the poultry farm will be implemented to innocent lives. 

waiting to hear from you. 

Sincerely, 

Pastor Ruhasha Fresiano Dickson 
CEO Friends Orphanage School - UG 
www.friendsorphanageschool.com 

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