REPORT ON THE COMMUNITY INNOVATION RESOURCE CENTER as per 25 July 2013
Since we started the campaign for fundraising for the resource Centre, we have been reflecting and evaluating the love, generosity, knowledge, advice and guidance support you people have rendered to us in our struggle to make Kikandwa people computer literate. We continue to think of finding appropriate words to say thank you but we continuously fail; but allow us to express our sincere gratitude towards what you have done for us so far, the community is very grateful with all what you have done.
We are so thrilled to be a piece of the GlobalGiving Community and we fully understand that the center could not be in place without you.
The center is a multi-purpose place where information is generated, disseminated, managed and shared. It is a place of reference and referral whose main target is the local community, researchers, and government and non-government organizations.
It has had working staff members who are determined to make it a success on ground in the local community and this is what they have achieved and encountered along their endeavors.
Figure 2: Students of the resource center having a meeting with the staff
Since the time we opened up the resource center, we met a lot of challenges. These ranged from financial to every day challenges that arise from change of environment.
The center is planning on introducing a photo studio in the area since there is nothing like a photo studio in the area.
Due to the above mentioned challenges, we are looking for all avenues where we can raise money to especially buy new computer monitors (as the students now are dependent on the projectors to have lessons) and to install internet at the center so that we can serve our community better. We continue to dream of the day when we will have our own Internet connection and know that the Community Innovation Resource Centre can be open every day to provide services to the community.
We are so thankful for your support. So thankful! Your donations are exciting the whole community each time we receive them.
The whole of the future is built in global partnerships and we are so honored to have this relationship.
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Items which are urgently needed per year for the resource Centre to be fully operational.
Subtotal per year
Cost of internet setup $900 (a one time payment)
Cost of internet services $1800
Allowances for the computer trainer $2400
Cost of electricity $600
Cost of stationery, computer repairs, printer and photocopier maintenance $3600
Binding machine $200
Radio and television $950
Daily newspapers both English and local languages $720
Purchasing of 4 new computers $2000
Transport (2 bicycles) $300
Grand total $13,470
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