The projects office has two Projects Coordinators responsible for processing the application of projects, ensuring that the projects have access to the available, designated resources, preparing and administering such resources and monitoring the progress of projects through the reporting system. The Projects Coordinators forward to Treasurer and Chairperson evaluated projects, recommending endorsement, financial support (seed funding) or both.
To date four projects have been submitted for consideration for seed funding. All projects have been approved for R2500.00 seed funding each (Total R10000.00).
BUSINESS CONFERENCE HELD ON THE 28TH OCTOBER 2011
Theme: “Changing your profession into bags of money”
Project Leader and Organizer: Tsepang Majara
The 2011 Business Conference took place in Maseru, at the ‘Manthabiseng National Convention Centre. The Lesotho National Television advertised the conference broadly to Basotho and Informative Newspaper and other media houses informed more people to come and support.
Lesotho Expo - Tsepang Majara
Educating the learners as to how they can use their careers to create businesses and jobs for others. This will be done by enlightening the students and Maseru community members about the value of the skills they have in establishing businesses irrespective of the profession they are in.
The Career Exhibition gave the learners the understanding of career opportunities available and how to go about making informed decisions on one’s career path. It also resulted in a plan to prepare an annual Career Exhibition that would benefit all high schools in Lesotho without only focusing on Maseru based schools. The project started in 2009 whereby during its launch, it served about 350 learners. Fortunately, in 2011 it has impacted 667 learners and attracted a lot of professionals to join the initiative at the national level. Hence there was an increase of 91%. The 2011 Career Exhibition was excellently organized and the goals set were achieved. The age group of participants was 16-25.
BUSHi Newsletter – Kim Smith
An independent student newspaper, free of the influence of UWC management, will be set-up with the objective of circulating unbiased information on current affairs and opinions of students, staff, alumni and others on topical issues. An exciting, interactive website will be established for the benefit of the Bushwhacker audience to enable them to blog and discuss issues, in addition to other services aimed to satisfy audience needs.
Publication have begun, with 5 000 copies per each issue (monthly issue). 3 issues to date have been published and targeted audience are positively receiving the newsletter.
Limpopo Tour - Henny Tinyiko Mavasa
To establish a ground/platform that will foster the alleviation of illiteracy, teenage pregnancy, drug abuse, continuous HIV infection, crime, poverty and discrimination in disadvantaged rural areas, particularly among youth and children in Limpopo Province
Project Green - Ssemakalu Cornelius
Project Township Green (PTG) aims to plant 1 million trees within a four year period in South African political and social marginalised communities known as ‘townships.’ In the creation and maintenance of a green environment such as this, communities will learn and benefit from this project.
The seeds (about 200 seeds) of different trees have been bought as well as seeding trays potting soil and have bought. 150 of these seeds have been seeded and we are awaiting germination. In addition to this am in the process of generating other trees through cuttings.
Arrears of Improvements
Continued encouragement to all scholars to report their activities even if its not for the purpose of requesting support, but for data base build-up. As CMRS we will be known because of what we do out in the world, we earn support (sponsorship and other) because of how different stakeholders like to relate to our activities. Therefore there is need to capture all projects happening out there.
How to express objectives in a S.M.A.R.T way. This lead to other projects being referred back to applicant for clear specification of objectives, there by lengthening the processing time.