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At Young United Afrikans(YUA) we are doing our part by working on creating financial sustainability within the community, thus giving the most vulnerable a fighting chance during these tough times. We have created the SUSTAINABILITY FUNDING INITIATIVE PROGRAMME (SFIP) that we have launched on 04th January 2021 and it will close on 02 March 2021. This is how it works:
Step 1. We are contacted by a charity or we contact them
Step 2. YUA team and the charity do a brainstorming session to aggregate ideas that may be suitable for their community.
Step 3. Charity chooses a sustainable idea that can turn into a permanent project.
Step 4. Draw up a digital plan for this project and deliver it to the community for support and approval.
Step 5. Project is submitted to YUA and the Board of Directors at YUA evaluates and approves the idea.
Step 6. YUA facilitates and enhances the idea by adding value and expertise into it, before it is launched.
Step 7. YUA galvanises the support and coordination of the Funding process and connects all the different charities and groups to share knowledge, experiences and expertise.
Our charity local grassroots groups have stayed loyal to their cause and continue to support people. Groups such as the Hackney Somali Community who provide Food bank services for Somali descendant people. Rudo Global who empowers young vulnerable people with tools to overcome daily challenges(Crawley). The Root Education, focused on supporting Children with SEN in Ethiopia. El Betel Children Centre, who provide shelter to vulnerable children, young vulnerable adults, ex offenders & victims of crime in Angola. Ex offenders play an active role in creating employment opportunities and agricultural foundations within communities led by our charity partners in Brazil & Colombia, such as Instituto Hoju & FADA who provide services in education, agriculture, shelter and food banks to deprived & vulnerable Afro Brazilians & Afro Colombians women, children & families.
Young United Afrikans has created - the Sustainability Funding Initiative Programme - (SFIP), where we work together with these essential service providers and key Enterprises with the sole purpose of funding the creation of AUTO SUSTAINABLE operational economic projects that will generate funds to support their efforts in the long term without facing the many financial difficulties due to the impact of COVID-19.
The Key BENEFICIARIES - Enterprises on our Portfolio are:
1. EL BETEL CHILDREN CENTRE - ANGOLA
They have a Patron in the UK through the well known Angolan author & Artist @Henrique_Sungo. -Instagram
@Centrodeacolhimento El-Betel Benguela - Facebook
Stage 1 Target: $10,000
Stage 2 Target: $40,000
SFIP PURPOSE: Build a bakery shop to self sustain the four (4) children centres across Angola.
EL BETEL ANGOLA has 4 centres across Angola, in the cities of Luanda, Huambo, Benguela & Huila, with a new centre coming soon in the southern city of NAMIBE. Initially El Betel requires $10,000 to purchase an industrial baking machine that would allow the institution to create jobs and funds to support its centres across Angola. By selling bread, baked goods and confectionery goods to the public they will be in a position to be self sustainable and not become overly reliant on donations. Additionally they require $40,000 to fund the new centre in city of NAMIBE.
2. INSTITUTE HOJU - BRAZIL
@institutohoju - Instagram
Stage 1 Target: $10,000
Stage 2 Target: $120,000
SFIP PURPOSE: Build a Cyber Library for young children. Increase Agricultural land & Resources to increase production to support Afro-Brazilians with low cost savings vegetables, poultry and meats. To build a small hospital in the favelas in Rio De Janeiro, no Morro de Mangueira.
In 1998, in the town of Candelária, in Morro de Mangueira, a group of women living in the favela (some still girls), believed that they could collectively rescue the right to dream and realize.
Following an organic path - based on the knowledge transmitted orally and on the making of matriarchs and griô masters from the favela itself - we continue to build a History and of existences and survivals.
In a community made up mostly of black people (descendants of Africans who were enslaved in Brazil), we believe in our cultural capital as wealth, ignoring all attempts at silencing us.
Racism is a secular systemic mechanism, renewed every morning as a potential for traumatic sequelae that affect us both as people of African descent as well as descendants of Pindoramic peoples, originally from Brazil.
***PLEASE GO ON YOUTUBE (YOUNGUNITEDAFRIKANSHQ) TO WATCH OTHER VIDEOS OF OUR PARTNERS WHERE THE ENTERPRISES TALK ABOUT THEIR STORIES IN DETAIL ****
3. THE ROOT EDUCATION - ETHIOPIA
Founder: @Hana Hailu
They have a Patron in Ethiopia through the well known Ethiopian YOUTUBER & Digital Content Creator @WongelZelalem
Stage 1 Target: $10,000
Stage 2 Target: $90,000
SFIP PURPOSE: Build a Cyber Library for young children. Increase the number of educational centres across Ethiopia.
Root is a social Enterprise initiative in Ethiopia. It’s main goals are to minimise and remove obstacles to access to education for children in Ethiopia. The Root provides solutions to these issues in the form of unconventional approaches to learning and teaching by understanding the demographics and studying the culture of the students and fully grasping the challenges that children face on a daily basis, such as hunger (breakfast club), disability and lack of transport and access to school premises. The challenges to learning often begins at home and many children don’t make it to school as going to school becomes a burden on the families.
4. FADA - Foundation for Social Inclusion - COLOMBIA
They have a Patron in Colombia through @YeniferQR
Stage 1 Target: $10,000
Stage 2 Target: $100,000
SFIP PURPOSE: Build a Bakery for sustainable growth and all the profits will go to local communities projects and support community diversity. Increase the number of educational centres across COLOMBIA.
We are a foundation created for the benefits and inclusion of different populations, which we promote and drive projects for integral development and a better quality of life in urban and local areas. With inclusive, reeducational pedagogical orientation approaches, with moral and spiritual principles, developing workshops and training aimed at differential populations, creating recreational and cultural sports spaces. In addition, we promote comprehensive health, psychological, physical and spiritual campaigns; We also work within the framework of the fundamental rights of the Magna Carta. We have a highly committed and competent interdisciplinary team for the development of quality activities and programs.
WHY WE ARE TAKING URGENT ACTION NOW WITH THE SFIP?
Unemployment is already hitting crazy heights, Child mortality has skyrocketed, for example, Child Mortality in Angola, South West of Africa is 46 a Day. That is 46 children under the age of 5 who are dying of hunger & malnutrition on a regular basis. Sadly, CHILD PROSTITUTION is also becoming a way of Life hence most of our partners have children as their main focus.
YOU CAN NOMINATE AN ENTERPRISE OF YOUR CHOICE IN THOSE REGIONS TO BE A PART OF THE SFIP
This is where you come in. We already have some Enterprises and charities who are on board BUT we also want you to #NOMINATE another one to be a part of this humanitarian project. Then we would love to receive your generous donations and then let your friends and family know about this cause. #SHARING is CARING