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.
Bright Stars School
Lord Selkirk School Division | Country: Uganda | Amount: $5,000 | Funded in 2011/2012
Students at Ecole Selkirk Junior High are assisting in the construction of a permanent classroom block for the children and community of Bright Stars School in rural Masaka, Uganda. This area has poor access to education and training, poor socio-economic conditions and a high population of orphans due to HIV/AIDS.
Building a Primary School for the Children of Ban Ngiew
School for Kids in Laos, Inc. | Country: Laos | Amount: $5,000 | Funded in 2011/2012
SKL is Building a Primary School for the Children of Ban Ngiew to replace a dilapidated one with something more permanent and adequate. This offers local children an opportunity to learn in a proper, safe environment.
Capacity Building for Community Problem-Solving
Mennonite Church of Canada | Country: Philippines | Amount: $5,000 | Funded in 2011/2012
The Capacity Building for Community Problem-Solving project works with staff and constituent communities of Peacebuilders Community Inc. Philippines, to develop, through training and mentoring, a core of leaders with skills for constructively processing community issues and providing problem-solving leadership on difficult issues.
Construction of a Sand Dam
Prairie Wind Mennonite Church | Country: Kenya | Amount: $5,000 | Funded in 2011/2012
The Rift Valley suffers from persistent drought, so riverbeds dry up quickly. The Construction of a Sand Dam will create a natural reservoir during the rainy season providing a year-round supply of water close to home. PWMC raises funds in Manitoba and works hands-on in Kenya so that women and girls in particular are spared the daily trek of fetching water from a distant source.
Migrant Workers’ Community Health Initiative
Winnipeg Chinese Lutheran Church/Fazhan International Program, Inc. | Country: China | Amount: $5,000 | Funded in 2011/2012
The Migrant Workers’ Community Health Initiative will mobilize health professionals as volunteers to provide public health for migrant children and to train migrant parents as community health workers. In China, there are over 230 million domestic migrant workers in cities who are generally denied access to healthcare, education and social services.
Quality Education & Safe Futures for Children & Youth
University of Winnipeg, Faculty of Education | Country: South Sudan | Amount: $5,000 | Funded in 2011/2012
The Quality Education & Safe Futures for Children & Youth project provides teacher and community training to support educational and psychosocial needs of primary and secondary children and youth. Four university and five NGO partners are developing teacher training curriculum, resources and workshops to meet the needs of children living in post-conflict situations in three districts of South Sudan.
Sustainable Development for Grandmothers
Grannies Gone Global | Country: Uganda | Amount: $5,000 | Funded in 2011/2012
The Sustainable Development for Grandmothers project will provide emotional and physical support for grandmothers who are raising their own grandchildren in the context of the HIV/AIDS situation in East Africa. GGG will help grandmothers to develop sustainable livelihoods to pay for school tuition fees, food and clothing for their grandchildren.
Vocational Training Centre for Women & People with Disabilities
Helping Hands Resource Centre / AKAM | Country: Congo (DR) | Amount: $5,000 | Funded in 2011/2012
The Vocational Training Centre for Women & People with Disabilities will provide training to women and people with disabilities in dressmaking and computer data entry in a village setting in Western Kasai, DRC. Sustainable employment will help people who are facing degrading levels of poverty and vulnerability.
Youth Looking In Speaking Out on Self-Harm
Crossing Communities Art Project | Country: Nepal | Amount: $5,000 | Funded in 2011/2012
The Youth Looking In Speaking Out on Self-Harm project connects youth in Kathmandu, Nepal with students in Canadian classrooms to share their views via video and through documented forum events on issues around self-harm and addictions.
Dairy Farming in Busowa
St. Augustine’s Roman Catholic Parish | Country: Uganda | Amount: $5,000 | Funded in 2010/2011
Dairy Farming in Busowa will work with HIV/AIDS affected and infected individuals in the Bugiri District of Uganda, increasing their incomes and diets. This will be accomplished via distribution of cows/bulls, husbandry training, shelter building, record keeping, and integrating crop production of food with management of resources.