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.
El Creciente Pueblo (The Growing Village).
University of Manitoba /The Alternative Village | Country: Honduras | Amount: $5,000 | Funded in 2012/2013
The Alternative Village at the University of Manitoba will partner with Consonlaca Honduras. Engineering students will construct an adobe house as a replacement for an existing structure that is not functioning at an acceptable performance level for the family in El Creciente Pueblo (The Growing Village). The long-term goal is to develop capacity for sustainable development.
K.P.S. Playground Rejuvenation Project
Mondetta Charity Foundation | Country: Uganda | Amount: $5,000 | Funded in 2012/2013
The K.P.S. Playground Rejuvenation Project is supporting the construction of a playground and play structure on the grounds of the Kamwokya Primary School in Kampala. Mondetta Charity Foundation is also involved in the feeding, renovation and educational programs at the school to create a positive learning environment.
Maples Kenya Connection Project
Seven Oaks School Division / Maples Collegiate Institute | Country: Kenya | Amount: $5,000 | Funded in 2012/2013
The Maples Kenya Connection Project involves dedicated students who raise money to support the Mama Tunza Children’s Centre in Ngong through a partnership with the Kenya Initiative for Development & Sustainability. The students, who will travel with chaperones to Kenya in the summer of 2013, will support the children by using sustainable solutions that create better living standards.
Mobilizing Educational Resources in India
St. Paul’s College Foundation | Country: India | Amount: $5,000 | Funded in 2012/2013
Sister Cyril Mooney has been working in Kolkata developing educational programs for children living in poverty and Mobilizing Educational Resources in India. Recently the Indian government has committed to provide education for all children between five and fourteen. This project will organize, develop and publish national resources to help upgrade children not currently in school.
Popular Human Development
St. Ignatius Loyola Church | Country: El Salvador | Amount: $5,000 | Funded in 2012/2013
Popular Human Development is a grassroots administrated, sustainable scholarship program that provides the opportunity for students in rural El Salvador (Municipality of Arcatao) to complete a post-secondary education and seek/create employment. Presently there are 36 students in the program.
Reduce Vulnerabilities in Santa Catarina Masahuat
Manitoba-Northwestern Ontario Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada/ Office of Student Life, University of Manitoba | Country: El Salvador | Amount: $5,000 | Funded in 2012/2013
The project will Reduce Vulnerabilities in Santa Catarina Masahuat by assisting in the development of facilities at the El Escalon School including the creation of a properly ventilated kitchen and paved, enclosed recreation area for students. The El Escalon School serves as an emergency refuge center and meeting place, so improvements to the facility will benefit the community as a whole.
Eglise Mont Sinai Canada / Self Hope Women’s Group | Country: Congo (DR) | Amount: $5,000 | Funded in 2012/2013
The ambition of this Tailoring project is to offer training skills to the people to accomplish their dreams and be able to sustain themselves. It will gather all the necessary materials such as sewing machines, etc. and it will also provide extra training of marketing and sales; to help them provide school uniforms to their children, pay the school fees and to generate income in their families in Sange town, Eastern DRC.
River East Transcona School Division / Kildonan East Collegiate | Country: Tanzania | Amount: $5,000 | Funded in 2012/2013
Tanzania 2013 is a group of students partnering in a humanitarian project with Canadian Physicians for Aid and Relief. The project will purchase building materials to construct rainwater harvesting tanks at a school in Karatu, Tanzania. It will also provide funds for latrines for girls, drinking water and hand washing stations, hygiene education, and training to establish a water management committee. Kildonan-East Collegiate students will have the opportunity to travel to Tanzania in May 2013 to learn firsthand about global issues and reinforce their awareness of global citizenship.
Widows’ Microloan in Uvira
Emergency Relief for Development Overseas / Canada Interaid Link, Inc. | Country: Congo (DR) | Amount: $5,000 | Funded in 2012/2013
The Widows’ Microloan in Uvira project supports the increased economic and social status of women through microloans that help create small businesses ultimately leading to adequate food in the home, money for school fees and savings accumulated as a buffer for emergency situations.
Before/After School Project
Stansberry Children’s Home / College Pierre-Elliott-Trudeau | Country: Bolivia | Amount: $5,000 | Funded in 2011/2012
Stansberry’s Before/After School Project works with over one hundred at-risk children, supplying the neighbourhood with academic tutoring, technical training and physical activity.