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.
Amigos de Luis, Inc. | Country: Dominican Republic | Amount: $4,000 | Funded in 2010/2011
Humanitarian Visit will involve school personnel and students from Ste. Anne, Manitoba working with a girls’ orphanage and school to build recreational structures, plant a garden and deliver primary school programs on the northern coast of the Dominican Republic.
Kampala Educational Development & Feeding
Mondetta Charity Foundation | Country: Uganda | Amount: $3,500 | Funded in 2010/2011
Kampala Educational Development & Feeding supports the MCF’s efforts at Kampala City Council School to continue its nutrition and educational programs and undertake renovations to its building. A result will be foldable walls needed to create more classrooms.
Partnership for Research on Ugandan Women with Disabilities
Canadian Centre on Disability Studies | Country: Uganda | Amount: $5,000 | Funded in 2010/2011
Partnership for Research on Ugandan Women with Disabilities is a project that gives voice to local Ugandan women with disabilities and builds the capacity of the National Union of Women with Disabilities in Uganda to practice evidence-informed project development and policy formation.
Room to Play
Office of Student Life, University of Manitoba | Country: El Salvador | Amount: $5,000 | Funded in 2010/2011
Room to Play is a project in which the Office of Student Life is assisting with the development of facilities at El Escalon School in Sonsonate. The school serves as a community centre and emergency refuge and this project includes a properly ventilated kitchen and paved, enclosed recreation area.
The Barefoot Teacher Training Program
Jesuit Centre, St. Paul’s College, University of Manitoba | Country: India | Amount: $5,000 | Funded in 2010/2011
The Barefoot Teacher Training Program provides training and supplies to thirty youth at the Loreto Day School in Kolkata so that primary schools can be set up in urban slums and remote villages.
The Build a Home Challenge
Scouts Canada | Country: Mexico | Amount: $2,500 | Funded in 2010/2011
The Build a Home Challenge will enable Manitoba Scouting groups to build three houses for impoverished families in Vicente Guerrero. Living conditions in a poor community will be improved and young Manitobans will learn about becoming global citizens.
The Tree of Life
Winnipeg Rotary Club Community Services Fund | Country: Zimbabwe | Amount: $5,000 | Funded in 2010/2011
The Tree of Life program works to support youth affected by organized violence and torture in Zimbabwe. It creates spaces for youth to interact thus reducing the likelihood of violence recurring.
Widows’ Microloan Project in Uvira
Emergency Relief for Development Overseas | Country: Congo (DR) | Amount: $5,000 | Funded in 2010/2011
Widows’ Microloan Project in Uvira, is undertaken by Canadian Inter-Aid Link, sponsored by ERDO, to support micro-loans and training for widows and their families in Uvira Town, eastern DRC. Destitute women will use the funds to start a variety of small businesses to support themselves and their children.
Design & Computer Laboratory at “el mARTadero”
Fort Garry United Church, Winnipeg | Country: Bolivia | Amount: $5,000 | Funded in 2008/2009
The Association for the Development of the Arts in Cochabamba is rehabilitating a building that will be used by the local community, a poor neighbourhood, for arts and cultural activities and events. These funds provide affordable and accessible space for artists as well as recreational and educational programs for youth and others regardless of class or ethnicity.
| Country: Bangladesh | Amount: $5,000 | Funded in 2008/2009
The Pirkhain Project is a development model located in rural Bangladesh which has poor socio-economic conditions, high maternal and child mortality, and poor access to education and training. The introduction of computer education at the high school level is a continuation of development that started with a health care centre, a high school and a library.