Community Solidarity Fund
The Community Solidarity Fund provides funding to Manitoba not-for-profit, community-based groups involved in development projects overseas. The fund is available to non-member and MCIC affiliate members and provides another way to help Manitobans work together with partners around the world.
Construction of a Health Care Centre
Osamipe | Country: Congo (DR) | Amount: $5,000 | Funded in 2014-15
This project seeks to contribute to providing improved access to basic health care services for 9,000 inhabitants of Nyalukungu village by constructing a maternity ward in Shabunda, DRC. MCIC funds will be used to procure building material.
Food Security through Conservation Agriculture
The Lighthouse Church / Score Against Poverty | Country: Zimbabwe | Amount: $5,000 | Funded in 2014-15
This project aims to improve food security for fifteen villages in Mwenezi District of Zimbabwe through conservation agriculture.
Accountable Development Works / Humankind International | Country: Kenya | Amount: $5,000 | Funded in 2014-15
The organization has constructed, equipped and staffed a school in the camp with 71 children currently enrolled. This project aims to increase access to early childhood education for 79 additional children in the Dadaab Refugee Camp.
Improving Small Holder Farmer’s Participation in the Tomato Value Chain
Manitoba Horticultural Association (MHA) | Country: Tanzania | Amount: $5,000 | Funded in 2014-15
MHA is supporting the Tanzania Society of Agricultural Education and Extension to train fifty small holder farmers on improving agricultural practices and facilitating development activities for youth and women’s groups.
Library Project for Elementary School
Bridges of Hope International | Country: Benin | Amount: $5,000 | Funded in 2014-15
A library project that seeks to improve the literacy rate and computer skills for two hundred students in Ecole les Leaders in Allada, Republic of Benin.
Peace-Building and Counseling Skills in South Sudan
University of Winnipeg – Faculty of Education | Country: South Sudan | Amount: $5,000 | Funded in 2014-15
The project aims to provide teacher training on peace-building and counselling skills in South Sudan. MCIC funding will enable partners from the University of Juba, UNICEF South Sudan and the University of Winnipeg in developing teacher training to better prepare teachers to meet the needs of children living in post-conflict situations.
Students for Sustainability
University of Manitoba – The Alternative Village | Country: Honduras | Amount: $5,000 | Funded in 2014-15
This project is a partnership between the University of Manitoba, World Vision Honduras and a community outside of Gracias, Honduras to construct a dining area and kitchen in an elementary school using recyclable PET plastic roofing panels, rainwater harvesting and a filtration system developed through graduate level research at University of Manitoba.
Taking Teacher Training to the Villages
St. Paul’s College | Country: India | Amount: $5,000 | Funded in 2014-15
The project is a partnership with the Loreto Day School Sealdah to provide teacher training to a thousand teachers in remote villages of West Bengal, India that is specifically tailored to their surrounding environment.
Women’s School of Esthetics
All Nations International Development Agency | Country: Ghana | Amount: $5,000 | Funded in 2014-15
This project aims to contribute toward improved livelihoods and economic empowerment for up to 45 women in Koforidua, Ghana by providing practical training in marketable skills.
Ziam-Ziam/ Panpoil Community Fishing Project
Winnipeg Rotary Club Community Service Fund | Country: South Sudan | Amount: $5,000 | Funded in 2014-15
The project aims to provide food aid and a long term economic development opportunity to a conflict ravaged community of 3,000 people (637 households) in South Sudan. Hooks and nets will be provided to increase fishing for consumption and barter trade.