(+254) 728124462 or (+254) 725836815 info@anointedcommunityacademy.org

ANOINTED COMMUNITY ACADEMY FUNDING PROPOSAL

 Click Here to Download the Funding Proposal in MS Word Document

 

Executive Summary

Anointed Community Academy is a school run under the principles of the Bible. It is located at Muruli village in Mois Bridge Sub-Location, Nzoia Location in Likuyani District of Kakamega County in Kenya along Kitale-Eldoret route. The school was founded on 5th May, 2015 with a vision to improve the quality of education among residents of Muruli Village. The main objective of the school is to;

  • Provide quality primary and secondary education considered as basic level education,
  • provide associated learning materials to needy pupils,
  • establish a food programme to needy pupils and
  • finally to propagate the gospel of Jesus Christ to pupils and to the rest of the surrounding region of Muruli.

With the current enrolment now standing at 25 pupils, the enrolment is expected to shoot to more than 65 by December, 2015. The project cost is estimated at US$ 556,820 both in the short term and long term period as shown in the budget schedule. A needs analysis was done and a logical framework drawn. The project has various tasks with respective persons responsible for each task. The proposal also shows the projected enrolment and associated costs for the next five years. Projects personnel have been indicated with their clear responsibilities. The Director and the board look forward to getting support from individual and organization to ensure the vision is realized.

 

Background and Justification of the Project 

Education plays a vital role as a change agent for present generation. It continues to receive a huge portion of nation’s budget in many countries because of its power to address poverty, income inequality, illiteracy, unemployment among others. As a tool to improve human welfare and social equity, stakeholders are grappled with the challenge of making it accessible and affordable and ensuring that retention rates, graduation rates and transition rates are high above the danger zone. School dropout rates, repetition rates and child abuse remain one of the major focus of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and Education For All (EFA) agenda. Kenya as a country and Kakamega county is not exempted from these challenges. In an effort to address the education needs of Muruli Village, Anointed Community Academy seeks to address issues of education quality, educational access, nutrition and health of school going children, and poverty in this region. The school is located in Mois Bridge Sub-Location, Nzoia Location in Likuyani District of Kakamega County in Kenya, The school was founded on 5th May, 2015 with a vision to improve the quality of education among residents of Muruli Village. The academy has had a steady increase in enrolment now standing at 25 pupils. There are a lot more children who have not enrolled to kindergarten or class one. The area has a conspicuously high illiteracy level thereby causing a low pupil enrolment. The school is several miles away from the nearest tarmac road and therefore lacks basic infrastructural facilities such as clinics, lighting among others. The school management continues to teach the pupils enrolled while providing lunch programme. Government’s effort to provide free primary education is quite commendable. However, most parents lack ability to provide uniforms, writing materials, and good shelter, lighting among others. According to the Kenya Demographic and Housing Survey 2014, (KDHS, 2014), the population of the area is estimated at 100, 000 people, with illiteracy rate standing at 80% and most families living below 1US$ per person, per day. The report further shows that pupil’s enrolment rate is 45.6% and high dropout rates with most pupils not able to transit to high school education. High dependency burden occasioned by death of parent(s), single parenting, and low women empowerment are among the economic issues that educationist should address in this region. The stride the school management intends to take to alleviate these issues is overwhelming and a daunting task that cannot be solved alone. We seek donor support to ensure that residents of Muruli get quality education, have more pupils completing basic education and reduced adult illiteracy rate.

 

 Objectives of the Project

It is on the backdrop of this set of circumstances that it burdened my heart and together with like-minded individuals/church group, we have mooted the idea of setting up a school that will seek to address the deficiencies of free education by addressing:

  • Subsidized quality primary and secondary education
  • Provision of associated learning materials
  • Provision of food to support the educative efforts
  • Sharing of the gospel to students and school community

The school will also provide community-based projects/training development programs, outside of school hours, all of which can be attended by parents and older family members to enrich their education, thus bringing some cohesiveness into the community alongside the children’s education.

Table 1 showing the logical frameworks (log frame) for the project stated above.

 

The log frame matrix
Project Structure Indicators of Achievement Means of Verification Important Risks and Assumption
Project goal:Provide

quality education by

increasing access to

primary and secondary education and

improving the social

welfare of Muruli area

Residents.

·         Enrolment rates

·         Dropout rates

·         Poverty index

·         Transition rates

·         Disease prevalence

·         Mortality rates

-Government reports

-Educational statistics reports

-Sufficient funding

 

Objective 1: Provision of quality primary and secondary education Improved individual mean score

 

-Reduced Dropout rates

-Increased enrolment rates

-Exam performance records

– school attendance records

– School Admission records

 

-Community support

-Parents involvement

-Funding

Output:

Improved quality of Education

-At least 70 % completion rates

-at least 80% enrollment rates

-Ministry of Education report

-County Government education report

-zonal examination reports

-Harmful traditional practices

– Illicit brews

-Poverty

Activities: Provide learning environment through school infrastructure and teachers -Build 10 classrooms in 1 year

-Build 2 dormitories each of 300 capacity in 2 years

– Ensure two pupils per desk

– Minutes of meetings

-Procurement reports

-Site Reports

-Physical plans reports

-Engineers Reports

-Tender advert and award reports

-Delayed funding

– Delayed inspection by ministry of public works officials

-Poor weather

Objective 2: -Provision of learning materials and equipment -Increased Text book –pupil ratio

– Number of writing materials given to each pupil

-Textbook pupil ratio

-Stationery issue records

– financial reports

-Sustained Funding

– Economic empowerment of local community

Activities of Objective 2: Purchase learning materials -Purchase 10 exercise books per pupil

-Purchase two pencils per pupil

-Textbook pupil ratio of 3:1

-Number of learning materials bought -Funding

-parents will provide uniform

Project Structure Indicators of Achievement Means of Verification Important Risks and Assumption
Objective 3: Establish feeding programme to needy pupils -Lunch meal per day

-Fruit diet per day

 

-kitchen records -Funding

– Parent’s support

Output of objective 3: Better diet to pupils -Reduced Incidence of sickness

-Improved health

-Improved class attendance

-Medical reports

– leave sheet reports

-Attendance register

-No disease outbreak

– Funding

Activities of objective 3: Purchase food stuffs -Items bought -Kitchen reports

-stores records

-Funding

Objective 4: Gospel outreach programme

 

-Seminars/workshop/conferences e.g. marriage and youth seminars

-Number of crusade programmes held

-Training manuals

– Attendance records in meetings

– Budget expenditure on this vote head

 

– Funding

 

– Government regulation

– Guests and participants respond to invitation

Output of objective 4: Changed lives

 

-Number of people whose faith is turned to Jesus Christ

-Number of improved family lifestyle as a result of gospel truth

-Number of people attending church programmes

-Attendance records

– follow up programme reports

-Crime rate reports

 

– Funding

-Sustained spiritual support

Activities of objective 4: Preach the gospel of Christ -Number of people who become Christians – records of converts Spiritual support

 

Problem Identification

The director who is a church minister had gone to officiate a wedding in a religious ceremony in Muruli Village. Looking at the area and the economic state of this region, he became inquisitive about this concern. A hearty discussion emerged with the host pastor. The discussion prompted him to conduct a simple base line survey following this discussion a month later. The main respondents in this survey were; church leaders, community opinion leaders, village elders, local administrator, and local political leaders. The base line survey gave the following findings;

Economic problems;

–           There is high proportion of population usually between 70-90% engaged in agriculture.

–           Very little savings and capital per head, leading to low investments.

–           Poor credit & marketing facilities

–           Underutilization of factors of production.

–           Poor housing and nutrition.

–           Low agricultural output with rudimentary and simple tools.

–           Low yield per unit area

–           Agricultural development is restricted by lack of infrastructures e.g roads, health   facilities.

(ii)        Demographic Problems;-

–           High morbidity & mortality rates & low life expectancy

–           Inadequate food leading to poor nutrition

–           Rudimentary hygiene, poor public health & sanitation.

(iii)       Cultural & Political Problems;-                       

–           High rates of illiteracy- leads to inadequate skilled manpower resources.

–           Inferiority of women’s status and position

–           Traditional – bound behavior pattern which impede progress.

 

Table 2 showing the summary of needs analysis for Muruli Village in Likuyani District of Kakamega County.

 

Problem/Need Type Possible Causative Factors Potential Development Problem Rational/appropriate Project
Lack of quality education ·         Poverty

·         In adequate learning facilities

·         School distant apart

– Dependence burden

– Juvenile delinquency

– Food shortage

– High demand for social

services

– High unemployment

-build more schools

-train on appropriate technology in farming

Low enrolment rates ·         High poverty levels

·         Sick parents who cannot take care of children

·         Deaths of parents/guardian

·         Illiterate parents

-Joblessness

-Crime

-Increased adult illiteracy

-Poverty cycle

-Hunger

-Poor or no family planning method

-community awareness

-provision of education

-Empower families through provision of education

Poverty ·         Poor farming methods

·          Joblessness

·         Lack of education

-sickness

-illiteracy

-poor infrastructure

-crime

– Introduce modern farming techniques

– Train farmers/

Parents

Poor infrastructure ·         Poor planning

·         Poverty

·         Lack of resources

 

-Lack of access to school

-Lack of access to hospital

-lack of access to farms

-Lack of access to market farm produce

-Donor funding for infrastructure

– Government and community involvement in development projects

Traditional practices ·         Lack of education

·         Resistance to technology

·         Resistance to religious teachings

-Child abuse

-Early marriage

-High dropout rates

-Lack of education

-Awareness programme

 

 

Idleness ·         Unemployment -High decency burden

-Poor productivity

-Recreational facility

 

Stakeholders Involvement

Educational institutions fall under the ministry of Education. The county government is involved in the administration and management of early child hood education. Anointed Community Academy hopes to get the following from both governments;

  1. Educational policies for school management and general administration
  2. General security for the residents of the land
  3. Curriculum guidance- the school will adopt the Kenya Curriculum of education
  4. Administration of national examinations
  5. General guidance on physical planning of the school, certify building plans
  6. General guidance on public health
  7. Certification of candidates
  8. Grant educational permit

The academy hopes to get the following from nongovernmental organizations;-

  1. Technical support
  2. Financial support
  3. General academic partnership programmes such as exchange programmes
  4. Sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ to local community
  5. Training of staff

The school management is obligated to oversee the following;

  1. Ensure that we develop a whole round child- spiritually, mentally, academically and socially
  2. Oversee Quality education- Kenyan Curriculum
  3. Ensure proper guidance Curriculum implementation
  4. Oversee feeding programme for poor pupils if funds are available
  5. Oversee infrastructural developments such as classroom, dormitories, offices, kitchen, stores lighting e.t.c
  6. Look for donors and engage in other income generating activities.
  7. Give quarterly reports to relevant individuals, bodies/officers and other stakeholders

 Project Implementation and Management Plan

Table 3 showing the Project Implementation Plan for First 12 Months

 

Activity Timeline Person responsible
Finalize grant contract Month 1 Director and Board of Trustees
Establish board of Trustees Month 1 Director
Begin quarterly meetings: Parents, Teachers and Board Month 1, Month 3, Month 6, Month 9, Month 12  Director, board of trustee representative
Contract and hire teachers Continuous as need arises Director and Board
Enroll pupils into school  Continuous Head teacher
Construct classes, toilet Continuous as per plan and contract Project coordinator
Purchase furniture Continuous, Progressing Project coordinator
Community sensitization programme Month 1, Month 5, Month 11 Head teacher, Director
Pupils/parents cum together party Month 7 Head teacher
Modify programme activities based on additional input from parents Month 10 Head teacher

Project director

Outreach program for next academic year Month 11 Head teacher

Teachers

Enroll pupils for next year Month 12 Head teacher

Project director

End year review Month 12 Board of trustees

Headteacher

Project Manager

 

 

  1. Budget proposal

Table 4 showing Budget Proposal

 

Project Title

 

Anointed Community Academy

Beneficiaries Residents of Muruli Village, Mois Bridge sub location, Nzoia Location in Likuyani District of Kakamega County
Partners
  • Individuals, Local community and Parents
  • Churches and education stakeholders

·         Ministry of Education

·         County Government of Kakamega

Duration The project will take: continuous
Budget US$ 556,820 no funding sources have been identified, the parents will provide time and labour for non professional manual works
Theme Knowledge is power
Priority Issue Construction of classrooms, Purchase of furniture and pay teachers salary
Goal The goal of this project is to provide quality education, by increasing access to primary and secondary education and improve the social welfare of Muruli area residents.
Objectives ü  Provision of quality primary and secondary education

ü  Provision of associated learning materials

ü  Provision of food to support the educative efforts

ü  Introduction of the gospel to students

Activities Ø  Purchase of school land

Ø  Purchase of furniture

Ø  Marketing and advertising the project to local community

Ø  Meeting with residents of Muruli on educational matters

Ø  Enroll pupils to the school

Ø  Feeding programme

Ø  Outreach program

Ø  Pay teacher salary

Action needed v  Make a proposal for funding with hope to get funds
 
Itemized Budget Activity Cost(US$) 1US$ = Ksh.100
Achieved

Phase I

Purchase of land (0.5 acres) 5000
Construction and Purchase of iron sheets and Timber for temporal structures(classrooms) 5000
Construction of temporal washrooms 1000
SUB TOTAL (A) 11,000
Required

Phase II

Community Outreach programmes(3 major ones per year) 1000
Publicity of school (Radio ads, posters) 500
Office Block 40,000
Office furniture 10,000
Dining Hall 100,000
Food stuff 3000
Bore hole 5,000
Kitchen 20,000
300 desks @ 20US$ per desk 6,000
Teacher salary(8), an average of US$ 200 per teacher per month 19,200 per year
Electrification project(Includes application and wiring) 1,500
Purchase of additional 5 acres of land @US$10,000/ acre 50,000
Build 10 permanent classes@ US$ 8000/Class 80,000
Build 2 permanent abolition block(separate for male and female pupils) @ 15000/block 30,000
 

 

SUB TOTAL(B) US$ 366,200
Long term plans

Phase III

v  Additional classes for the primary section (5 class rooms)

v  High School –(four class rooms)

v  School bus- for transport of pupils from and to school

v  Income generating activities in farming (Dairy farming, Tents for hire, crop farming, e.t.c)

v  Young business club to encourage entrepreneurial skills

v  Water harvesting project

v  Computer Room

v  Equipped Library

 40,000

32,000

35,000

 

5000

1000

1000

20,000

 

20,000

SUB TOTAL(C) 154,000
 Amount requesting TOTAL BUDGET(Short term)-A+B US$ 377,200
Less Phase I of 11,000 US$ 366,200
Administrative costs(10%) of (A+B) US$ 36,620
Total Budget Phase II US$ 402,820
Long Term Budget –Phase III US$ 154,000
Grand Total US$ 556,820

 

 

Additional information

Table 5 showing Projected Costs (in USD) Associated With Increased Enrolment

 

Year 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Unit Cost USD Units Cost Units Cost Units Cost Units Cost
Head teacher 1 2400 1 2400 1 2400 1 2560 1 2560
Deputy Head teacher 0 0 1 2400 1 2400 1 2400 1 2400
Teachers salary 5 12000 10 2,4000 14 33,600 16 38,400 18 43,200
Watch man 2 1,200 2 1,300 3 2400 3 2500 3 2700
Class rooms(Cumulative) 2 16,000 2 16,000 4 32,000 4 32,000 2 16,000
Dining Hall 1 100000 1 1 1 1
Office block 1 40,000 1 1 1
Abolition block 1 1 1 1 1
Kitchen 1 20000 1 1 1 1
Desks 65 1300 150 3000 215 4300 20 400 20 400
Land(acres) 0.5 5,000 5 50,000 5 5 5
Bore hole 1 5000 1 1 1 1

 

Project Personnel:

Personnel Roles/job description Terms of reference
Local and international partners -Offer financial support

-Offer technical support

– Strengthen networking programmes

-Offer spiritual support

-As per agreement based on Biblical standards
Project manager/Director -Strategic Planning

-Link person with outside environment

-Organizing administration

-Procurement

-Maintenance of assets

-Hire personnel

-Permanent

Board of Directors -Advisory

-Review programmes and goals

– provide leadership and Direction towards project goal

-Controlling to ensure checks and balances

-Networking

-Renewable after three years

Head teacher -Run daily school programmes

-Ensure teachers attend to their duties

-Ensure discipline in the school

– Proper record keeping of all relevant documentation

Teachers -Teaching

-curriculum implementation

-core curriculum activities

– Volunteer

– Stipend allowances

 

Cook -prepare proper meals

-Ensure balanced diet to pupils

– Volunteer

– Stipend allowances

Security personnel -Ensure proper security to school assets and learners – Volunteer

– Stipend allowances

Store keeper/cateress -Ensure proper records of all assets in the school

-Ensure the welfare of pupils

-Maintain all moveable assets

– Volunteer

– Stipend allowances

 

Secretary/clerical officer -Typing

-record management

-receptionist

– Volunteer

– Stipend allowances

 

 

Leave a Reply