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Submission Date: December 31, 2009 Project name: Shangilia Library Contact: Japheth Njenga, Shangilia Director Japheth.njenga@enchange.com +254 722 521582

Budget: $100,000

Table of Contents I. Project Purpose and Background...............................................................................2 II. Project Framework...................................................................................................3 Step One............................................................................................................................................................................... 3 Step Two.............................................................................................................................................................................. 4

III. General Approach....................................................................................................5 IV. Major Assumptions.................................................................................................5 V. Budget.....................................................................................................................6

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I. Project Purpose and Background-Describe the purpose of the project and how it will impact the health problem being addressed. Provide a brief overview of the prior work leading to your project. Describe how the proposed project relates to the broader context of ongoing activities in the field.

Shangilia was founded in 1994 by the late Kenyan film actress Anne Wanjugu. She had a deep belief in the power of the performing arts as a vehicle for rehabilitating, instructing and empowering vulnerable children, as well as for educating societies. She understood that the best and most secure route to reach and affect the lost children who had been alienated and exploited by adults, including their parents or guardians, was through their peers and trusted companions. Shangilia is located in a walled compound in the heart of the Kangemi slum. Under the leadership of Japheth Njenga, this registered Kenyan charity that began with 20 children, has a current enrolment of 230, all of whom receive health care, education, as well as psychological and career support, individualized to the aptitudes of each child. Where the children have living and identifiable family members or guardians remaining in the slums, Shangilia works aggressively to support continued familial relationships and invites the guardians to attend regular meetings at Shangilia. In short, Shangilia uses an integrated approach to community health and addresses serious, frequent and preventable health problems. A clinic run by a registered nurse is on the premises to address the children’s physical health issues. Despite universal awareness that street children are among the most highly marginalized and vulnerable human beings wherever they exist, the UN Convention of the Rights of the Child and other advocacies for the rights of children have regrettably had little visible effect on the rising number of street children, their exploitation, and the depravity they experience in their most tender years. The children’s suffering is apparent, touching, disturbing – and frightening. At first it appeared that those on the streets in Kenya were restricted to the larger cities, but the children have now spilled into rural areas. Nairobi alone has thousands of street children. Contributing factors include poverty, HIV/AIDS and other illness, rapid urbanization, population increase and social disintegration. Shangilia offers the children a set of programs where they are coached in performing arts, and life skills., which are focused in two directions: 1) Inwardly, Shangilia is committed to the hundreds of destitute children to whom it has provided educational residencies through which it heals (in body and spirit), educates and prepares for a confident life in Kenyan society.

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Shangilia’s staff and management is well aware of the number of the children who sniff glue and survive


by scavenging through rubbish heaps, picking pockets, snatching handbags and prostituting themselves. Each child has a different story, which is why Shangilia deals with each child on his or her own terms. The organization provides shelter, health care, counseling, schooling, and training in the performing arts as a means to empower, heal, encourage and equip the children. 75% of Shangilia’s community residents are orphans. The performing arts program teaches the children to integrate their new knowledge of health and safety issues into “edutainment” of fellow street children and citizens. Once subjected to abuse of every kind, Shangilia’s children now receive praise for their creative stage productions performed for a public who once thought of them as chokora (unwanted). Shangilia “graduates” are increasingly finding gainful lives, contributing to Kenyan society in ways that often include providing support for younger children in need. 2) Outwardly with remarkable work conducted at local, national and regional levels, of which the centerpiece is preventive health care – achieved by health education and awareness through the performing arts, with much of the communication undertaken by children themselves reaching out to other children. At the core is the innovative community wide Youth-to-Youth Program. This approach takes advantage of Kenyans’ enjoyment of participation in clubs and recognizes that youths are the most effective change agents. Shangilia created a pyramid program in which an initial “Basic” group of 32 young people were trained in matters of disease prevention and health care seeking behavior. Specifically, the work focused on HIV/AIDS, sexually transmitted infections (STIs), adolescent health, abortion, contraceptives, teenage pregnancy, drug abuse, and peer counseling. In addition, the group was trained in performance techniques, club management, and in capacity building to become responsible productive citizens. Drama with social messages largely on health issues holds the group together as the youth share ideas and scripts, plot strategy, and develop performances. Shangilia presently houses over 230 former street children in a cramped quarter acre rented plot consisting of a courtyard and a large colorful stage sided by twenty-eight rooms. There are eastern style toilets and showers and small shed covers, two large fuel-efficient wood burning stoves to cook meals that are communally prepared. The rooms surrounding the courtyard are used as classrooms, dormitories, stores, matron's room, library, clinic, computer room, recording room and offices. As the Shangilia children's creative talents developed, it became necessary to further address the needs of those whom were orphaned or had lived with abuse, insecurity and poverty on the streets. Shangilia

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has been successful in providing education and employment opportunities to many of the former street


children. Nevertheless, the compound housing the children is very crowded. And as a result of that, Cap Anamur, a German NGO, purchased a 6 acres of land and donated it to Shangilia. The potential for expansion is enormous, as there are plans to build baby class, nursery and kindergarten, classes 1 through 8, computer lab, library, staff offices, storage 80 square meters 4000 x 12 rooms, this comes down to a total of: $480,000. The Shangilia library is the focus of this project, and its purpose is to provide services to both the children and young people of the Kangemi slum and the Shangilia compound, which has a current enrollment of 230 students, all of whom receive health care, education, as well as psychological and career support, individualized to the aptitudes of each child. The total for the library will be $100,000.

II. Project Framework STEP ONE Strategic Area –Identify the foundation strategic area to which your project will directly contribute . If other strategic areas are applicable or secondarily relevant , please describe .

A 6-acre land donation was given to the Shangilia compound. Its plan is to expand its

Project Goal -Identify the ultimate impact your project will have if you achieve your stated objectives . This should be a clear , singular goal .

The goal of the Shangilia library is to provide a space for the students and children of the

infrastructure and programs, by providing a new library, which will contribute to the children and young people of the Kangemi slum and the Shangilia compound.

Kangemi slum, so they can continue to develop their life skills through books and educational programs. Shangilia also plans to: 1.

To open more services to transient homeless children; i.e., clinic

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To expand the educational curriculum and quality of teachers

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To expand the career preparation and support for the older children to expand the performing arts programme

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To continue targeting underprivileged children with a resident training programme for the performing arts

Objectives – List a small number of objectives or major components of the project , required to achieve the project goal and a brief summary of your approach to

Shangilia will have a 4-acre expansion, where it will build a new library for the students and children of the Kangemi slum. Phase I: Library construction

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achieving the objectives . In the event you are requested to submit a full proposal you will be required to identify the actual activities or tasks that will be needed to meet the stated objectives . STEP TWOIndicators of Success – What will success of the project look like? Identify the quantitative or qualitative ways of measuring or assessing: the impact of the project on the strategic area; progress toward the project goal; and progress toward achieving the stated objectives. Indicators of success can be either outputs or outcomes. Outputs are direct, tangible products or services of the project (e.g. reports produced). Outcomes reflect changes or benefits measuring the impact expected to occur as a result of the project (e.g. performance gains through application of new knowledge, health benefits). Please note: you are not expected to quantify or specify specific measures at this time; only to indicate the methods that will be used.

Phase II: Library book, programs and fulltime librarian. Phase III: Implementation of ICT infrastructure with 30 computers for educational programs.

Working across the framework Shangilia’s compound hast a vast membership growth, and is in great need of expanding its library. This recent land donation is an opportunity to build a library/ICT center for the students and children that reside in Shangilia. The 230 students will have more access to resources that help with their personal development. The quantitative indicators of success can be measured by the growing number of students and residents in the Shangilia compound. Programming can also be measured by the amount of students who graduate and are now serving the community in a healthy and more productive way. The qualitative indicators are based on the interest and motivation of young people who continue to participate in the provided programming and training, and who bring and invite their peers to join the various initiatives provided by the compound. Young people perform better in life as they are equipped with professional life skills. While quantifying a program’s effectiveness in an amorphous community of street children is difficult, it is clear that Shangilia has made a significant difference on the streets of Kenya . -The community youths who have been trained and/or supervised by Shangilia have proven track records of behavioral change and are viewed as an important part of a solution to a priority social problem. -Shangilia’s programs are youth-friendly with open-door policies. As a result many formerly reluctant lost children and other citizens have come forward for STI treatment and HIV testing at open-day testing. -Shangilia has been invited to start peer-education clubs/groups in approximately 20 institutions. Drama performances have also been requested – with a focus on principle issues of health, education and social protection. -Shangilia has an active community outreach program and has, for example, advised a governmental agency on the placement of condom dispensers at strategic locations (i.e., video game centers, community health centers). The sites for such dispensers were initially identified by Shangilia’s core group of 32 trained youth, who continue to monitor and replenish them. -Shangilia maintains meticulous records on all children with which it becomes involved. The records include children participating in residential education and those regularly participating in its programs. Such records provide invaluable data on this otherwise elusive segment of society.

Monitoring and Evaluation – Identify the methods and sources by which you will measure and evaluate the progress and impact on the strategic area, project goal and stated objectives. Please note: monitoring and evaluation may not be

The organization has maintained strict accounting practices, undergoes an annual audit and has been reviewed by an impressive array of international donors which support its work. Shangilia is overseen by a Board of Directors (four Kenyans and one American) led by the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda Judge, the Honorable Lee Muthoga. A growing network of international support is provided by Friends organizations in Sweden and the UK . Similar networks are in formation in the US and Germany . All supporters demand and receive strict accountability of the funds provided.

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relevant at the strategic area level for your project.

III. General Approach Shangilia will have a 6-acre expansion, where it will build a new library for the students and children of the Kangemi slum. Phase I: Library construction Phase II: Library book, programs and fulltime librarian. Phase III: Implementation of ICT infrastructure with 30 computers for educational programs. IV. Major Assumptions-

Describe any external factors that could influence the success of the project but are likely beyond your direct

control.

External factors such as the instability and security of the government can have an impact on Shangilia. Also the growing population of orphaned children by HIV/AIDS can influence the number of members and the sustainability of the compound. V. Budget-

Provide a preliminary project budget by the stated objective(s) and by year using the table provided. In addition, please indicate the total organization revenue for the most recent financial year. If applicable indicate whether additional support (in-kind or financial) will be provided for this project by other organizations. All financial figures must be provided in U.S. dollars. Please refer to the foundation’s Indirect Cost Policy when building the preliminary budget. Projects chosen to submit a full proposal will be required to adhere to the policy.

Direct Costs

Indirect Costs

Salaries of employees directly attributable to the execution of the project Construction Firm $20,000 Librarian/administrative support (full time) $15,000

Information technology equipment and support not directly attributable to the project

Fringe benefits of employees directly attributable to the execution of the project Librarian $500 Travel for employees directly attributable to the execution of the project Project Manager- US to Kenya $10,000 Supplies directly attributable to the execution of the project Books

Office school materials

$10,000

Electricity

$1,000

General administrative support not directly attributable to the project. Examples are as follows: Executive administrators General financial management IT support personnel Health and safety personnel Library & information support Executive management (CEO, COO, CFO, etc.) 0 Insurance not directly attributable to a given project Property insurance Child Support

$5,000

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