Assist In Developing Water hygiene and sanitation Projects
Mission and objectives
EACO’s mission is to reduce poverty and HIV/AIDS through the creation of economic empowerment and educational opportunities and support for disadvantaged groups of people. EACO’s activities are targeted toward vulnerable women, particularly widows and those living with HIV/AIDS, as well as vulnerable children, youth, and the elderly. EACO believes that effective and sustainable development comes through empowerment programmes, where vulnerable members of the community are given the skills, motivation and support to improve their lives and communities. ORGANIZATIONAL OBJECTIVES 1. To stimulate, promote, and support economic activities in rural communities that improve quality of life for disadvantaged and marginalized persons; 2. To prevent the spread of HIV/AIDS and mitigate its effects; 3. To improve agricultural production by making necessary resources available; 4. To build and strengthen the capacity of community groups in order to improve upon management and planning at the local level; 5. To build and strengthen strategic partnerships to maximize and effect change; and 6. To mobilize resources and facilities from key stakeholders, government, and donors so as to implement community programs. The activities that EACO does include; 1) HIV/AIDS prevention / mitigation and awareness campaign through availing necessary information to the general public by conducting HIV/AIDS seminars, sensitization and workshops on malaria and other diseases. 2) Women development enterprises, here women collaborate with other needy women to foster their own development through setting up different income generating activities that would help to enhance their capability in development. 3) We work with and to support people with Disabilities through a set of different activities like advocating for their rights and concerns, emphasizing working together/ no discrimination
This task involves providing assistance to the Project Coordinator in identifying potential donors, developing new project proposals, reviewing existing ones and writing concept notes. The online volunteer will also provide support to the Project Coordinator on strategic thinking and provide or share ideas on how to look/target for donors, foundations and humanitarian/development agencies. The online volunteer will not submit any funding requests on behalf of our organization. The project Coordinator will work together with the volunteer on the development of this project. EACO will be able to help the volunteer by providing guidance and necessary information about our activities. It in anticipated that this will occur over email, and via telephone and Skype. It is expected that the volunteer will work in conjunction with EACO staff members on a short term 12 weeks maximum.
The online volunteer will assist in: 1. Providing assistance to the Project Coordinator in identifying potential donors 2. Developing new project proposals, reviewing existing ones and writing concept notes. 3. Provide support to the Project Coordinator on strategic thinking and provide or share ideas on how to look/target for donors, foundations and humanitarian/development agencies.
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