ACORN Kenya October 2010 Report

ACORN Kenya October 2010 Report

ACORN KENYA TRUST

OCTOBER REPORT 2010                                                                                                                 7/11/2010

Introduction

The month of September 2010 saw a lot of energy and time directed towards the finalizing the analysis report on education situation in Korogocho.However,other areas of engagement were still going on as summarized bellow.

NO

ITEM

STATUS

ACHIEVEMENT

CHALLANGES

1.

Membership building

  • Membership building in progress
  • Acorn community strong and cohesive

 

  • Highridge has attained a membership of 480.Atcive ones are 300.

They meet on monthly basis

  • Kisumu Ndogo has 350 members. Active ones are 200.They meet on monthly basis.
  • There is a demand from the other villages to engage them in organizing
  • How to keep and sustain fire burning among Acorn members
  • Majority of members not active

2.

Leadership building

  • Leadership in both areas still ad hoc
  • Highridge has 14 leaders. They meet twice per month.
  • Kisumu ndogo has also 14 leaders who meet twice per month.
  • Some leaders are yet to understand the principles, philosophy and concept of Acorn. They want to work and operate the NGO way.

3.

Dues

  • Monthly dues collection in both villages still irregular
  • Highridge collections in September 2400
  • Kisumu ndogo collected 1600
  • Majority of members can’t afford to pay the monthly dues because of extreme poverty.

4.

Capacity building

  • Leadership training in both villages in progress
  • Have training 24 Acorn community leaders in conflict management
  • Good leadership.
  • Lack of funds to carry more leadership training
  • Ways to motivate leaders to own the ownership process of organizing

5.

Acorn registration

  • Registration of the organization as Acorn Kenya Trust is in advanced stage
  • The deed has been approved and the registration number is 2131
  • The lawyer informed us that the process of acquiring the Certificates takes a longer period but with the approval of the Deed the Organization is now fully recognized.

6.

Field office

  • The field office yet refurbished
  • Managed to acquire a field office within the community
  • The office needs to be fully refurbished.

7.

Account opening

  • Opening the organizations account is in progress
  • The organization has selected Kenya commercial Bank among other institutions as its bank
  • Two bank signatories from the community have already been identified. One from Highridge and the other one from Kisumu ndogo
  • One community member has not acquired a personal pin number which is one of the mandatory requirements in opening a bank account.
  • This has delayed the process of opening the account.

 

 

 

8.

Issue based campaign

  • The campaign on education is at advanced stage
  • Held a stake holders forum on 25th September 2010.
  • 50 people attended
  • Disseminated information on education situation in Korogocho.
  • The campaign on education is complex and of high conflict

 

 

 

 

Which way now?

The way forward from the stake holder’s forum is for Acorn Kenya Trust to hold village to village meetings share and get more information from the community. This will culminate into a big campaign covering the whole of Korogocho as shown in the campaign schedule.

 

EDUCATION CAMPAIGN

SCHEDULE OF THE ACTION PLAN

Village to village forums on education campaigns

  • Target is 300 people per village
  • Final campaign will target 2,500 people

 

village

Activities

Dates

Venue

Expected output

Requirements

KA

  • Disseminate information on Education
  • Plenary reactions
  • Sharing personal experiences
  • Way forward

 

16-11-2010

 

  • Information on education disseminated to at least 100 people
  • Recommendations on how to improve education in KA
  • Real experience on the agony of accessing bursary fund
  • Tactics and strategies designed on how to face the targets .
  • Venue
  • Seats
  • Tea and snacks
  • Air time for community mobilization
  • Documentation and other materials

KB

  • Disseminate information on Education
  • Plenary reactions
  • Sharing personal experiences
  • Way forward

 

18-11-2010

 

  • Information on education disseminated to at least 100 people
  • Recommendations on how to improve education in KB
  • Real experience on the agony of accessing bursary fund
  • Tactics and strategies designed on how to face the targets.
  • Venue
  • Seats
  • Tea and snacks
  • Airtime for community mobilization
  • Documentation and other materials

Kisumu Ndogo

  • Disseminate information on Education
  • Plenary reactions
  • Sharing personal experiences
  • Way forward

 

19-11-2010

 

  • Information on education disseminated to at least 100 people
  • Recommendations on how to improve education in Kisumu dogo
  • Real experience on the agony of accessing bursary fund
  • Tactics and strategies designed on how to face the targets.
  • Venue
  • Seats
  • Tea and snacks
  • Air time for community mobilization
  • Documentation and other materials

Highridge

  • Disseminate information on Education
  • Plenary reactions
  • Sharing personal experiences
  • Way forward

 

18-11-2010

 

  • Information on education disseminated to at least 100 people
  • Recommendations on how to improve education in Highridge
  • Real experience on the agony of accessing bursary fund
  • Tactics and strategies designed on how to face the targets.
  • Venue
  • Seats
  • Tea and snacks
  • Air time for community mobilization
  • Documentation and other materials

Grogon A

  • Disseminate information on Education
  • Plenary reactions
  • Sharing personal experiences
  • Way forward

 

16-11-2010

 

  • Information on education disseminated to at least 100 people
  • Recommendations on how to improve education in Grogon A
  • Real experience on the agony of accessing bursary fund
  • Tactics and strategies designed on how to face the targets.
  • Venue
  • Seats
  • Tea and snacks
  • Airtime for community mobilization
  • Documentation and other materials

Grogon B

  • Disseminate information on Education
  • Plenary reactions
  • Sharing personal experiences
  • Way forward

 

19-11-2010

 

  • Information on education disseminated to at least 100 people
  • Recommendations on how to improve education in Grogon B
  • Real experience on the agony of accessing bursary fund
  • Tactics and strategies designed on how to face the targets.
  • Venue
  • Seats
  • Tea and snacks
  • Airtime for community mobilization
  • Documentation and other materials

Gitathuru

  • Disseminate information on Education
  • Plenary reactions
  • Sharing personal experiences
  • Way forward

 

23-11-2010

 

  • Information on education disseminated to at least 100 people
  • Recommendations on how to improve education in Gitathuru
  • Real experience on the agony of accessing bursary fund
  • Tactics and strategies designed on how to face the targets.
  • Venue
  • Seats
  • Tea and snacks
  • Airtime for community mobilization
  • Documentation and other materials

Whole of Korogocho

  • Rally
  • Memorandum
  • Petitions

 

 

Korogocho community centre

 

  • Venue hire
  • Posters
  • Airtime for mobilization
  • T/shirts
  • Refreshments
  • Media coverage
  • Documentation

 

 

Sammy Ndirangu

David Musungu

 

 

 

 

 


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