Leaders to be the MC of their fundraising event
The Project, lasted for 3 years, has come to its final stage in October 2016. A consultant was hired to conduct a comprehensive evaluation on the project by collecting feedback from the participants, the in-house trainers through individual interviews and focus group method. According to the below 3 objectives of the project, we have achieved encouraging results.
- To strengthen the organizational capacities of self-help marginalized women's groups
- To empower the fundraising capacity of the self-help marginalized women's groups
- To increase society's awareness and support to the vulnerable/marginalized groups in Hong Kong
One organization, due to emergency happened to the chairperson, has suspended their work and thus failed to continue their participation in this project. The remaining two organizations , a sex workers' self help organization and a new immigrant women's organization have achieved amazing change in their organization. From their learning in the core trainings, both had successfully designed their fundraising event and raised over the required amount of USD 1300. We matched the amount with USD 5000, and the sex workers organization used the raised fund to organize a community education program, while the new immigrant women's group to organize a learning exchange for their members to Taiwan new immigrant women's services.
Grassroots leaders of the two organizations have immense growth in their confidence, awareness, knowledge and skills on organizational management, below are quotes from the participants said, "
“ at the beginning, I am afraid to express my opinions, now I am more proactive, eager to join in groups and ask questions”
“ after the training, there is obvious improvement of my skills in facilitating discussion in exco meetings, encouraging their participation in discussion and leading the organization to move forward.”
There was significant positive in their team work within the executive committee, as one said,
“Now our exco can contribute themselves in different parts of the work in the organization. Every one has her specific role to play.”
“Most significant improvement is in dealing with organizational matters, there are more division of work, discussion and can solve problems together in less time.”
As their work became more organized and well managed, they also have improved their communication skills and increase support from the community. The participants said with excitement ,
“More people are aware of the activities we organized, such as the fundraising event.”
“Have positive feedback from participants of our community activities.”
Grassroots women leaders are empowered to lead the organizations and are able to recruit new potential members into their executive committee, with their growth and raised in capacities, they are capable to support the development of the organizations and serving more women in the community who are in need of help and support. All these achievements are made possible because of your donations and encouragement ! Thank you so much !!
fundraising dinner organized by the women
interesting tour fundraise for sex workers' rights