Our plan for phase 2

27 May

At the beginning of May we started phase 2 of our African Pilot Project. During this new phase we are introducing a few changes:

Political Map of Africa

Image credit: Wikipedia. Derivative work by Bobarino | Eric Gaba.

All of these efforts require a much stronger organizational structure that is now being coordinated by an Executive Committee responsible for overseeing six other committees.

We’re going to talk with every person who volunteered during phase 1 and encourage them to reach out to us via Skype (iduka.skype) and to re-enroll by filling out this online form. The project officers and I already started making calls and having one-on-one conversations with anyone interested in getting to know more about this new phase and how to start a Local Outreach Chapter or join a National Outreach Council. Be ready to speak up and provide the feedback we need to shape our project across Africa.

If you’re ready to start a Local Outreach Chapter, simply register it here.

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4 Responses to “Our plan for phase 2”

  1. tsedze mensa kwami May 29, 2011 at 7:31 am #

    I was the coordinator of Iduka in Togo during phase one. As recommended for phase two, I want to register a local Iduka Chapter. I’d like to know if there is National Council established in Togo and how to create one if it is not yet in place in my country?
    Thank you.

    • Iduka May 29, 2011 at 7:43 am #

      If you want to participate in the Outreach Program and through this participation have a seat on the National Council, please make sure to register your Chapter. Anyone can start a local Chapter. All you need is 4 friends to fill out the registration form.

      No National Council has been established in Togo, and most likely we will not create one until the at least the entire program is announced…. meaning all ranking levels are defined and we have Chapters registered in all administrative regions of Togo.

      If you belong to a local NGO that has applied to become a Field Partner, we encourage your organization to create a Chapter, and to help establish and promote the establishment of these local Chapters. They are another tool in our arsenal to mobilize the youth around post-secondary education through Iduka’s initiatives and ultimately raise the necessary funds to tackle this major crisis plaguing the continent.

      One practical aspect is the fact that if you start, for example, a LOME IDUKA CHAPTER you will automatically have a seat on the National Council. The National Council is responsible to set the policy and the tone for our operations in each country, which includes defining the fundraising strategies to sustain our local operations.

  2. Dear Friends,

    Greetings from Burundi. I want to start registering my Chapter, and I will continue working to register the Council in Burundi if there is no other existing for IDUKA microfinance in Burundi.

    • Iduka June 13, 2011 at 12:40 pm #

      Please proceed with registering your local chapter. Once we have enough chapters to cover most or all Burundi’s administrative regions, we will be ready to form the National Council. We look forward to getting your registration via this link.

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