ANNUAL REPORT FOR ELIZABETH FOUNDATION - MAY 2015 - MAY 2016

 

OVERVIEW

The annual report covers all activities of our foundation between May 2014 and May 2015. Our activities within the last one year were carefully planned, outlined, funded, implemented, monitored, and evaluated following the objectives of these various projects,programmes and schemes. The foundation planned lots of initiative programmes, events, projects and schemes for her members, but due to the some challenges was unable to implement/organized these programmes.

 

PROJECTS/PROGRAMMES/SCHEMES

Health scheme:

Health-care scheme was initiated for our members (widows, orphans, destitute and the less privileged) and also implemented by the social welfare department of our noble foundation.

 

Areas covered

  • General body rehabilitations
  • HIV test and medications
  • Blood pressure
  • Hepatitis
  • Typhoid fever/malaria test and medication
  • Tuberculosis test
  • Cancer test

Beneficiaries

  • Widows
  • Orphans
  • Destitute
  • Less privilege
  • Vulnerable children

 

Objectives of the scheme

To give medical attention/treatment to our members.

To enhance general health status of our members.

To identify various health challenges faced by members and equally recommend appropriate medication.

To control mortality rate within members.

 

Challenges

The following were the challenges suffered during implementation of this health care scheme:

  • Finance
  • Inadequate medical equipment by the medical team
  • Time constraint

 

Solutions

The major challenge suffered was finance. Our foundation made use of the available fund allocated for the health-care scheme for the year, even with the fact that it was not sufficient for the scheme. The scheme also had the challenge of inadequate medical equipment due to unavailability of these equipments as at when needed. Time constraint was equally a challenge due to the large turnout of members for the exercise.

 

Success Stories

At the end of the exercise, we achieved the objectives of the scheme. Our members were happy and excited for such a timely scheme. During the exercise various ailments were discovered and treated with appropriate medications/treatments.

 

Appendices

Below are the pictorial evidences of our health-care scheme organized for our member:-

 

Empowerment scheme

In line with our vision to alleviate the plight of these widows, our foundation equally initiated an empowerment scheme. The scheme was coordinated by the social welfare department where widows were given various empowerments in areas of interest.

 

Areas of empowerment:

  • Industrial sewing machine and tailoring materials
  • Provisions
  • Raw food stuffs
  • Grinding machine
  • Saloon.
  • Plastics and kitchen utensils
  • Palm oil and kerosene business
  • Canteen/restaurant business.
  • Snacks business
  • Soap and detergent making business

 

Beneficiaries

  • Widows
  • Destitute
  • less privilege

 

Objectives of the scheme

  • To alleviate the plight of our members.
  • To create job opportunities through various empowerment programme thereby building opportunities for comfort and better living.
  • To eradicate poverty and the stressful lifestyle of our members
  • To achieve a psychological and sociological stability of our members
  • Assist our members to participate in global development
  • To achieve self dependence and also boost their economical status.

 

Challenges

The major challenge suffered during empowerment exercise is finance. Majority of our members were enlisted for empowerment but the available funds was insufficient for the exercise.

Inadequate expertise/professionalism in the identified business interest. Leading the foundation to organized various workshops.

Business location and marketing channels.

 

Solutions

The tasks were enormous and demanding following the objectives of the scheme and the positive responses of our members towards the exercise. Our foundation embarked on review of the allocated budget for empowerment scheme, which led to increase in our total budget for the year

Some of our members were not skillful in their various identified business areas. This led our foundation to organize skills acquisitions and entrepreneurial development programme for members.

A strategic business location were also suggested to various beneficiaries and marketing channels.

 

Success Stories

At the end of the exercise, we were able to achieve the objectives of the scheme. Our members were happy and excited for such a timely scheme. During the exercise all members went home with smile, following the implementation of the empowerment scheme.

 

Appendices

Below are the pictorial evidences of our empowerment scheme organized for our members.

 

Education: Scholarship Scheme

In line with our vision to alleviate the plight of orphans, destitute, less privileged, our foundation equally initiated a scholarship scheme. The scheme was facilitated by the social welfare department where lots of orphans, destitute, less privileged were enlisted for various scholarships in different categories ranging from nursery, primary, secondary and tertiary institution.

 

Areas covered:

  • Nursery
  • Primary
  • Secondary
  • Tertiary Institution

 

Beneficiaries

  • Orphans
  • Destitute
  • less privilege.

 

Objectives of the scheme

  • To eradicate illiteracy.
  • To raise leaders that will contribute positively to global development.
  • To groom children that will be useful to themselves and their families.
  • To eradicate poverty
  • To raise children and youth that will fight corruption and also foster unity among citizens.

 

Challenges

The major challenge suffered during the scholarship scheme is finance. Due to the large number of the orphans enlisted for the scholarship scheme and the standard schools we enrolled them into, the allocated funds for the scheme was insufficient for the exercise.

Inadequate accommodation suffered by the beneficiaries.

Solutions

 

The tasks were enormous and demanding following the objectives of the scheme and the number of children enlisted for the exercise. Our foundation embarked on review of the allocated budget for the scholarship scheme, which led to increase in our total budget for the year.

The standards of accommodation given to the beneficiaries were equally improved. Thereby achieving a more conducive atmosphere/environment for learning.

Success Stories

 

Knowing fully that educational scholarship is a long term exercise and human investment. Our foundation has produced some graduate from various Nigerian universities. Moreover, most of the orphans enlisted for this very scheme are now graduates and some seeking admission into the university.

 

Appendices

 

Below are the pictorial evidences of our scholarship scheme enlistment and some graduates produced

 

Training/seminar and workshop

In line with our vision to alleviate the plight of the widows, our foundation equally initiated a skills acquisitions and entrepreneurial development training and workshop to educate them in the area of their business interest. The exercise lasted for about a week, where the services of professionals and facilitators were engaged for proper facilitation and orientation. The scheme was coordinated by the social welfare department.

 

Area of specialization:

 

Knitting

Saloon

Preparation of food varieties and dishes.

Snacks making (fish roll, egg roll, meat pie, gala, cake baking and doughnut).

Soap and detergent making

Beneficiaries

 

Widows

Destitute

less privilege.

Objectives of the exercise

 

To alleviate the plight of our members.

To educate and give maximum orientation in line with business interest of the beneficiaries.

To eradicate poverty among members.

To educate and establish vocational centre to care for members.

Assist our members to participate in global development

To achieve self dependence and also boost their economical status.

Challenges

 

In this exercise, consultancy fee the major challenge suffered was which was on the high side.

Solutions

 

Following the objectives of the training, quality, versatility and professionalism of the facilitators, the management of our foundation embarked on the training irrespective of the fee.

Success Stories

 

At the end of the exercise, we were able to achieve the objectives of the scheme. Our members were happy and excited for such a training and workshop. After the exercise each member went home with certificate of attendance.

 

Appendices

 

Below are the pictorial evidences of our training and workshop organized for our members.

 

Accommodation/rent

The foundation also initiated accommodation/rent scheme for all our members. In this scheme each widow, less privileged and orphans were entitled to an accommodation to ensure their security and comfort.

 

Area of specialization:

 

Accommodation/house rent.

Beneficiaries

 

Widows

Destitute

less privilege

orphans

Objectives of the scheme

 

To alleviate the plight of our members.

Security of lives and properties.

To eradicate poverty and the stressful lifestyle of our members

To achieve a good state of physical/mental comfort of our members

Challenges

 

The major challenge suffered during this scheme is finance.

Due to the massive accommodation/rent need, most members were unable to secure the kind of accommodation they desired/applied for.

Solutions

 

We were able to sort all members out as far as accommodation issues were concerned through the available funds.

Success Stories

 

At the end of the exercise, we were able to achieve the objectives of the scheme. Members were grateful to the foundation for coming to their rescue.

 

Appendices

 

These are the pictorial evidences ascertaining the implementation of the scheme.

 

Staff Salary and Benefits

Since inception and operation of this foundation, we have being able to pay the salaries and benefits of all staff, from top management to the least staff. This is to serve as a motivational tool for maximum productivity in their various day to day activities. The foundation has consistently worked in line with the policies in accordance with its foundation’s constitution. All benefits both in cash and in kind were duly paid/granted to all staff as entitled.

 

Area of specialization:

 

Salaries, bonuses, loan, leave and all benefits.

Beneficiaries

 

All staff

Objectives

 

To ensure that all staff earn a living.

To serve as a motivational tool for maximum productivity in their various day to day activities.

To eradicate poverty and the stressful lifestyle of staff.

To achieve a good state of physical/mental comfort of our staff.

To achieve a good working environment for all staff.

To build/develop a career in human investment/development.

Challenges

 

More financial growth needed to enhance the salary and general benefits of all staff.

More professionals engagement/services needed in our foundation in order to enhance our productivity.

Solutions

 

The foundation is putting some measures in place to ensure the comfort of staff to enhance career development.

Success Stories

Our staff are doing well and still desiring to be more productive through the various initiated trainings organized for all staff.

Appendices

Below are our management and staff of our foundation.

Annual Office Rent/Maintenance

Since inception and operation of this foundation, we have being able to pay our annual rent and general maintenance of our offices. This task has being enormous and stressful but the foundation has no option since we are yet to secure our own permanent office. 

Area of specialization:

Office rent and general maintenance.

Beneficiaries

The foundation

Objectives

To ensure that we have an office for operation.

Access and location of our office address.

To achieve a good working environment for all staff.

To build/develop a career in human investment/development.

Challenges

High rent on annual basis.

Allocation of land for permanent address and location.

Solutions

Nil

 

Appendices

Below is the pictorial image of our current office.

 

 

SUMMARY

At the end of the whole schemes and programmes initiated/planned for the foundation, we were able to implement the whole programmes not minding the fact that, the budgeted figure for the year was exceeded and these led to stretch in our finance.

 

CONCLUSION

Programmes highlighted and aforementioned has invariably added vigor to the stance of the foundation in a geometric manner.

 

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Orphans

Elizabeth Foundation will be glad to receive donations in cash and in kind from those who share in our dreams and passions to alleviate the suffering of the vulnerable. The following are some of the list of items that the foundation will gladly receive for the empowerment of the widows; sowing machine, computer system, hairdressing equipment, grinding machine etc. If you choose to directly sponsor the educational development of an orphan, please contact us for details or if you choose to donate in cash.

 

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