International NGO Journal

  • Abbreviation: Int. NGOJ
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1993-8225
  • DOI: 10.5897/INGOJ
  • Start Year: 2006

INGOJ Articles

March 2008

Project proposal on raising the income of poor households in Offa

The long-term objective of this project is to guarantee food self-sufficiency of poor households in Offa woreda. Specific objectives include develop entrepreneurial skill of rural households, raise the income of poor households and reduce food insecurity of these households. Major activities to be carried out are training in trading skill, provision of credit to poor and employment of project personnel. The duration of...

Author(s):   Ashebir Borena

  • Article Number: 0E30E1B4807

March 2008

Project proposal on supporting poor girls in education

The overall objective of this project is to improve the educational status of poor girls to meet the millennium development goals. The specific objectives of the project are to initiate the community to advocate for support and education of poor girls, to increase the enrolment of students in the school, to increase the access of girls to education, to change the life condition of poor girls through education and to...

Author(s):   Ashebir Borena

  • Article Number: 310C4784811

March 2008

Measuring payoffs to agricultural training among small holder tobacco producers

  The broad objective of this study was to ascertain whether training in tobacco farming influences tobacco yields and returns among smallholder farmers in Guruve District of Zimbabwe. A total of 40 farmers, selected using quota sampling, were interviewed using structured questionnaires. A multiple regression model was developed to test the working hypothesis that training of farmers impacts farm outcomes at...

Author(s):   Edward Mutandwa Christopher .T. Gadzirayi and Richard Foti

  • Article Number: 3ABEA424784

February 2008

Gender differentials in science, mathematics and technology: why do fewer females participate in science, mathematics and technology courses in Nigeria?

  This paper discusses the problem associated with gender differential in science, mathematics and Technology (SMT) in Nigeria. Data for the study were obtained from a survey conducted in March, 2005 in two Local Government Areas of Osun state, Southwest Nigeria. The paper confirms the earlier assertion that female are underrepresented in SMT. It also reveals that: more than 70% of the household heads, 61.2% of...

Author(s):   Peter O. Ogunjuyigbe, Ayotunde S. Liasu and Adedokun Sulaiman

  • Article Number: 0587F223901

February 2008

Project proposal on fruit and vegetable production

The long-term objective of this project is to contribute to food security of rural households in Offa woreda. Specific objectives include diversifying crop production in the woreda, to raise the income of farmers and to improve the diet of community. Major activities of this project are conducting training for farmers, provision of seed, provision of gardening tools, monitoring and evaluation. The duration of this...

Author(s):   Ashebir Borena

  • Article Number: B7D2EAC3918

January 2008

Project proposal on raising the income of poor households in Damot Woyde Woreda

The long-term objective of this project is to guarantee food self-sufficiency of poor households in rural areas. Specific objectives include develop entrepreneurial skill of rural households, raise the income of poor households and reduce food insecurity of these households. Major activities to be carried out are training in trading skill, provision of revolving credit service to poor and employment of project...

Author(s):   Ashebir Borena

  • Article Number: FE672583859

January 2008

Project proposal on empowering women to fight against poverty, harmful traditional practices and HIV/AIDS

The overall objective of this project is to empower women to fight against poverty and HIV/AIDS and enable them involve fully in development activities to meet the millennium development goals. The specific objectives of the project are to empower women and young girls economically and educationally to enable them participate in development activities, initiate the community to advocate for support and education of...

Author(s):   Ashebir Borena

  • Article Number: F89B2D63871

January 2008

Project proposal on capacity building of Wolaitta development association head office

Overall objective of this project is to improve the achievement or performance of WODA in project implementation. The specific objective is to reverse the technical and material capacity of WODA. Major activities intended to carry out are purchase of materials for the office of WODA and training income collectors of WODA. The project duration is from October 2006 to December 2006 while total budget is Eth.Birr 54,747....

Author(s):   Ashebir Borena

  • Article Number: A79CF1E3883

June 2007

Supporting Poor Children in Education

The coverall objective of this project is to improve the educational status of younger generation to meet the millennium development goals. The specific objectives of the project are to initiate the community to advocate for support and education of poor, to increase the enrollment of students in the school, to increase the access of poor to education, to change the life condition of poor children through education and...

Author(s):   Ashebir Borena

  • Article Number: E1B732B3329

June 2007

Resource Link Foundation (RLF) HIV/AIDS Strategic Plan for (2007-2010)

Resource Link Foundation (RLF)-NGO is one of the active civil society organizations operating in the Train District in Brong Ahafo Region of Ghana. The threat of HIV/AIDS to the survival of mankind has attracted the attention of Governments, the District Assembly, Civil Society Organizations and Traditional Authorities to marshal both human and financial resources to combat it. In line with this, the government of Ghana...

Author(s): Christopher Sieh Kwaku Dapaah

  • Article Number: FB18ECC3338

June 2007

Seed Aid for Food Security? Some Lessons from Zimbabwe’s Agricultural Recovery Programme.

  This paper describes Zimbabwe’s agricultural recovery program and draws some lessons that can be used in the designing and implementation of future programs. Input aid was found to be most beneficial if it is packaged together with other backup services such as training in soil fertility and water management, development of lucrative markets, and provision of basic infrastructure. Complementarity's...

Author(s): Richard Foti; Violet Muringai; Zira Mavunganidze; Nyararai Mlambo

  • Article Number: C67A2783370

May 2007

Community learning through ecological action

This paper looks in depth at an ecological project in Gisborne, New Zealand, with particular reference to the broader 'community learning' implications of the project. It tracks the personal learning journey of some of the key participants in this project, and investigates what effect, if any, the project has had on the learning profile of the wider community. The theoretical framework of Paulo Freire's...

Author(s): Robert Nisbet Smith

  • Article Number: 66637A33284

May 2007

Skill Training of Youth

The long-term objective of this project is to capacitate the youth to be self-dependent in Offa and Damot Woyde woredas. Short-term objectives are to upgrade the skill of youth through training to diversify the income sources for youth and to utilize the potential of youth. Major activities to be carried out in this project are selection of beneficiaries, training them and providing start up capital. The duration of...

Author(s): Ashebir Borena

  • Article Number: 338AE753290

May 2007

Garbage Is Wealth

His association was founded on January 1999 by 23 residents of Kayole Estate. The number rose to 200 with time. Registered as a community based organization (C.B.O) in the year 2000

Author(s):   Simon N. Munywe

  • Article Number: 8B3EEF13301

May 2007

Society for Health and Development: Developed or Stagnated

Founded in 1995, Society for Health and Development (SHD) is a non-profit NGO working for health and deve-lopment in the state of Jharkhand, India. SHD was established with a vision and mission to empower people and communities through collective action. Previously, SHD had organised training programmes and undertaken activities like field action project/research, advocacy, and networking. The organisation also got good...

Author(s): Anant Kumar

  • Article Number: B824F5C3308

April 2007

Establishing Improved Poultry Production Center in Badessa Town

Long-term objective of this project is to increase income of households so that these households are food secured. The specific objectives are to increase the production and productivity of poultry, to raise the income of households and to increase income from livestock sub-sector. Major activities under this project are construction of poultry production center, purchase of furniture for the center, purchase of chicken...

Author(s): Ashebir Borena

  • Article Number: D8364B53226

April 2007

Spring capping in Zaba

The prime aim of this project is to increase the coverage of potable water supply in the woreda of Bolosso Sore. Short-term objectives include providing the people of the area with clean water, reducing water born diseases and reducing workload on women. Duration of this project is form January 2005 to December 2005. Total budget needed for the project is 205,000 Ethiopian birr or 23,672 USD. Activities that are to be...

Author(s):   Ashebir Borena

  • Article Number: 09F45833234

April 2007

Grassroot participation and management for rural water-related envirommental problems in Ebo Itumbonuso, Ini Local Government Area, Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria

Grassroots’ participation in the management of rural water-related environmental problems aimed at providing sustainable and safe water for drinking, farming and other domestic and public uses is hereby discussed. The scheme integrates the rural water stakeholders comprising the women, youths and elders into a network for the containment and abatement of water-related environmental problems that includes flooding...

Author(s): Iniobong Eyibio

  • Article Number: 833B9B83239

April 2007

Community learning through ecological action

The USDA report (November, 2005) puts India's cotton production in 2005 - 2006 at previous year's level of 19 million bales. India is the third largest cotton growing country in the world after China and the United States. India accounts for 12 per cent of world cotton production and 20 per cent of world cotton area. Country wise statistics released by USDA/FAS reveal that in 2005- 2006 (forecast) though in...

Author(s): Robert Nisbet Smith

  • Article Number: 3F23E3D3254

April 2007

NGOs in Bihar: Voluntary sector and its credibility

This commentary is based on my field visits, and interaction with over four hundred NGO’s representatives, staff and functionaries in Bihar. I also got an opportunity to see some of their work in the field and interact with their staff and communities. There is lot to share and I know many of NGOs and readers of this article may not agree with my views and the way I see NGOs and its emergence in Bihar and their...

Author(s):   Anant Kumar

  • Article Number: 693C86D3262

March 2007

Media Violence and Young Audience ( NGO Russian Association for Film and Media Education Survey)

  From an analysis of the test Russian Teenagers and On-Screen Violence one may conclude that the influence of on-screen violence upon Russian teenagers is rather significant. About half the teenagers were positive about its demonstration: they enjoyed films, television shows, and computer games containing on-screen violence and they admired the characters - including "bad guys". A third of...

Author(s): Alexander Fedorov

  • Article Number: 5765CCC2994

March 2007

Local voices, Global choices the Mocho Oral testimony project, Jamaica

  “…When I was a young girl…you would know which month we would have rain, which month would be dry, so as a farmer you could prepare what you are going to plant. But things are different now everything has changed. The rainy month turned to drought, the dry month turned rainy, in the hot month a storm is blowing. Everything has changed.”-- Hazelyn, farmer and housewife, Mocho,...

Author(s):   Indi Mclymont-Lafayette

  • Article Number: F174C083021

March 2007

Biodiversity Conservation of the Diaban basin: « Diaban Wula Lakana » (Sikasso Region, MALI).

The communities themselves are the greatest defenders of the environment when they perceive the responsibility of humans in its degradation and their interests in its protection. The survival of the fauna and flora of the Diaban stream basin, located in one of the last soudano-guinean forests still relatively intact, is under great threat.  Forest clearing, overgrazing, brush fires, and excessive hunting have...

Author(s):   Oumar Salim Mohamed Kaba

  • Article Number: 1CFFD243211

February 2007

The Role of Environmental NGOs in Protection Zayanderood River in Isfahan

  Isfahan is a famous city in Iran and Zayanderood is a river with a curved length of 420 km which divides Isfahan into two separate parts and makes civilization and life in its banks. Now with balancing weather conditions, beautifying, attracting tourists, providing drinkable water, supporting agriculture and industry, it has a significant role for the city. In the last years, it has been in danger because of...

Author(s): Mohammad Koushafar, Farhad Amini, Shiva Azadipour

  • Article Number: 1C408F12816

February 2007

Neglect of Girl Child Education: Bridging The Gap. A Case Study of a Nigerian Agrarian Northern Community

  Girl child education, the panacea of poverty, family disorganization and societal true development has suffered several sets backs over the years due to socio-cultural and economic factors. Till date, girls constitute the largest population of illiterate children worldwide. Using a cross sectional study design in November 2005, three different populations – parents, children of school age (5 – 18)...

Author(s): Obinna E Osita-Oleribe

  • Article Number: 91AA5EC2841

February 2007

Abantu Social Upliftment “Out of the Box”

It is the vision of “Out of the Box” to build a Skills School and Centre in Gauteng to teach skills, art and craft, to create small businesses, create jobs and market the qualified and skilled people with their new found skills, art and craft.  The School and Centre will be a major tourist attraction to visitors from all over the world. The skills with which students will be equipped, will qualify...

Author(s):   Nina Venjakob

  • Article Number: F66D5772901

January 2007

Dispelling the Misconceptions and Myths about Gender

This paper seeks to clarify the meaning of the terms that are associated with gender, and equally so to unpack the concept of gender itself and elucidate the fact that gender is not tantamount to women and that it does not exclusively cater for women issues and concerns but that of men as well.

Author(s): Dumisani Nyalunga

  • Article Number: 0AA77E62662

January 2007

Exploring the Causes of child labour series

Child labour is a problem we all either know much of or have heard much about. Many are daily working on it – some trying to help eradicate it while others are making money (directly or indirectly) from it. Our failures to significantly affect the incidence and prevalence of this social cancer are not due to poor trials, but primarily due to application of wrong principles based on faulty theories of causation.

Author(s): Obinna E. Osita-Oleribe

  • Article Number: B6792FD2689

January 2007

Beautiful Gate centre for children at risk; Muizenberg

Beautiful Gate project for children at risk is based in the seaside village of Muizenberg, Cape Town. The home accommodates eight boys from the ages of 6-14. The residential programme provides a home environment that offers physical, emotional and spiritual care, as well as educational assistance, sport and recreational activities. It aims to eventually reintegrate the children into their families and communities.

Author(s): Michelle Ruthven

  • Article Number: 73001532703

January 2007

NGO – Russian Association for Film and Media Education: Experts’ Discussion

Media education is the dynamically developing field. Media pedagogy in Russia has essentially started to assert itself since the 1920s (when film education and education on the material of press developed rapidly). However it was only in 1986 that the term “media education” appeared in Russian publications, while in western European countries it has been familiar since late 1960s.

Author(s): Alexander Fedorov

  • Article Number: E3D8FFE2716

December 2006

Children in the drivers’ seat

‘Participation’ is highly fashionable, and it is highly talked about especially among social scientists and develop-ment activists. It is a progressive word extensively used by social and anthropological researchers. One hears of participatory planning, participatory evaluative process-es, participatory programme implementation, participa-tory research, and on and on.

Author(s): Lolichen PJ

  • Article Number: 604ED082227

December 2006

An empowered and robust civil society as an ideal strategic partner of a municipal manager in the promotion of community participation in local government

Blade Nzimande, asserts that, the question of public participation is central in any democratic order, and it is something we dare not take for granted but must ensure that we constantly work on it all the time. To many, public participation is seen as a vehicle to promote and instil a culture of good governance at the local government level. Good governance is not exclusively the territory of the public sector or...

Author(s): Dumisani Nyalunga

  • Article Number: D2D75D72314

December 2006

Crafting active citizen participation through ward committees

The new government has provided for a legal framework that necessitates the establishment and institutionalization of ward committees as vehicles to entrench participatory governance at the grass root level. According to Roger Southall (2004)[1], ‘participatory democracy entails a high level of public participation in the political process through a wide variety of institutional channels’.

Author(s): Dumisani Nyalunga

  • Article Number: 2C4BC6F2321

December 2006

History of Daktari Wildlife Orphanage

Some years ago, the TV series Daktari told the story of a family in Africa which looked after injured or orphaned animals. Like thousands of children throughout the world, Ian Merrifield was fascinated by this series, which led them to do the same, many years later. He was working as a game ranger in a reserve when he met his future wife Michele. She assisted in hand-raising a baby zebra which had been attacked by...

Author(s): Ian Merrifield

  • Article Number: 0797DB92363

November 2006

Disturbing practices in development

This is an account of a donor funded project which is one of the several that together, supports a comprehensive education reform program in a progressive developing country. The project is substantially funded and is staffed by host country professionals with limited expatriate assistance. Project personnel work for a US contracting firm and a consortium of subcontracting institutions. To strengthen indigenous...

Author(s): Donovan Russell

  • Article Number: DC155CF2126

November 2006

The Revitalisation of Local Government in South Africa

Local governments are defined as political units or instrumentalities constituted by law (the peculiar or unique characteristics of which is their subordinate status to the central government) which have substantial control over local affairs and likewise have the power to tax. It is also defined as ‘a set of rule-making and rule enforcement activities binding upon a set collectivity, when the same collectivity is...

Author(s): Dumisani Nyalunga 

  • Article Number: 193B36C2133

November 2006

Children as informed participants in governance

Children have been the objects of research for centuries. Some of this research has been conducted perfunctorily in very short time spans. Their parameters are often determined by the funding agencies that do not allow for even the basic rigor to be followed arriving at erroneous results. Unfortunately, much of this research has informed the design of policy and action plans of governments and organisations. It is not...

Author(s): Lolichen PJ

  • Article Number: ECBDF3C2141

November 2006

The merits of the proposed constitutional changes in South Africa

  Since it was passed in 1996, the Constitution of South Africa has been amended on several occasions. However, this time around there is mounting resistance against its reform. The proposals tabled by the Department of Justice and Constitutional Development relates to these aspects:    ·     The authority of constitutional court will be increased with a...

Author(s): Dumisani Nyalunga

  • Article Number: 45A32752161

October 2006

Report on the Niger Delta Academic Foundation (NDAF) Activities

This Foundation kicked off in the Year 2006 (which happens to be her maiden year of operation) with a very huge and ambitious target that will strengthen and extend its existence by the end of its maiden operational year (2006). In consonance with this target, the Foundation swung into action by drawing up a budget and a calendar of activities for the year that will facilitate the Implementation of her Action Plan.

Author(s): Niger Delta Academic Foundation

  • Article Number: D7B4FA01995

October 2006

Social Enterprise in Africa: An Emerging Concept in an Emerging Economy

Africa is a misunderstood continent. Unfortunately, much of the continent’s information that is available to the world is that of unfortunate leadership, conflicts, emigration, economic incompetence, health issues and more. But just like every other human, the average African is daily faced with the challenge of meeting his/her needs, and possibly using such to follow up interests within their sphere of influence....

Author(s): Gbenga  Sesan

  • Article Number: 10543022014

October 2006

Organizational Details of Inkanyezi Child and Family Welfare Society

Inkanyezi Child and Family Welfare Society was established in January 1995. It formation came when the National government said that all crèches should fall under child welfare societies, from 1995 till 1999. Later the organization changed focus from supporting crèches to establishing and supporting income generation projects, which were funded by the Department of Social Welfare and Population...

Author(s): Inkanyezi Child and Family Welfare Society

  • Article Number: 81DA3B02024

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