Thanks for taking time to look at our page. The idea of this page is to raise £4000 for a capacity building community centre in Manduar, The Gambia in the next two weeks! Global Hands believes that we should teach people how to fish instead of giving them fish. We have raised over £20,000 for this project and need another £4000 in order to complete the building and formally open the Manduar Hub in January of 2015. Please donate what you can and feel free to share with friends and family. Each person who donates will receive:
- a personal letter
- a personal gift from Global Hands Gambia
- a short video of the official opening.
The Manduar Development project, upon completion will:
1. Microfinance and Business Incubation Centre
With the support of experts both from The Gambia and outside, this component of The Hub will focus on training and supporting young Gambian entrepreneurs to set up businesses and receive adequate training whilst being incubated in The Hub. Training, including market analysis, product development, marketing and any other identified skills-based needs, will be offered to young entrepreneurs, including microfinance to kick-start their business ideas. A mentoring program will also be established to offer young entrepreneurs a period of 6-12 months to incubate their ideas and projects in The Hub.
2. Institute of Technological Innovation
This component of The Hub will focus on training young Gambian entrepreneurs, scientists and innovators to develop technological solutions to Gambia’s many challenges that include solar energy. Gambian scientists and others outside The Gambia will be engaged to train young Gambians in the field of technological innovation. De Montfort University’s Institute of Sustainable Development has already expressed keen interest to be involved in this process.
3. Youth and Community Hostel
This component, having the capacity to house 100 guests, will also host annual regional/ national camps where 100 young people will be trained yearly over ten days - around topics of community development, capacity building, needs assessment, informal education, fundraising techniques, project management and other grassroots oriented development initiatives. It will also host youth groups from outside The Gambia regularly as well as international scientists and others taking part in the Global Hands Skills Bank and other development projects. The target is to host a group of up to 30 visitors mainly from Europe and North America every month as well as being recognised worldwide as a quality youth hostel for young travellers and students interested in studying sustainable development.
4. Institute of Globalisation, Informal Education and Community Development
This institute will, in the long-run, engage in empiric research, deliver accredited programmes and other associated professional development courses. It seeks to be a leading and internationally recognised centre for critical thinking and capacity- building.
- David Batchelor
- Global Hands DMU
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