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Improving the quality of service for managing pain during vaccination, for caregivers so parents have a pleasant experience in Africa.

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Describe what you intend to do and how you'll do it in one sentence (required 250 Characters)

Working with the World health Organization and youth development programs in Saint Lucia, I prioritize the training of caregivers in minimizing pain during vaccination for the people in Africa.

Explain the idea (less than 2,000 characters)

It is our intention to address the lack of vaccinations in western Africa and the lack of knowledge of caregivers in the administration of this very important work. Therefore, we plan to empower service providers and caregivers so that there is an improvement of service and front line workers are effective and efficient. We will be working with the world Health Organisation to help us as well as NGO's like the International Committee for the prevention of Alcoholism and Dependency, Mentor USA and many more others. We are also looking to see if we can get the Opera Foundation to fund this project as well. Our goal is implementation of proper vaccination for children in West Africa. Our vision is implementation of proper vaccination, which was conceptualized by using key organisations to rally with us for the good of Africa. We hope that it will be actualized through the efforts put in by those we approach so a positive impact can be made.

Which part(s) of the world does this idea target?

  • Western Africa

Geographic Focus (less than 250 Characters)

My idea targets people in West Africa.

Who are your end users and how well do you know them? (750 characters)

I have worked with them in the past.

How is the idea unique? (750 Characters)

The idea is unique because it is targeting a very serious health issue which no one else seems to care about. In a country as poor as this part of Africa , as help is needed as babies a dying because of lack of vaccination and the in capability of persons to provide it and the lack of training of caregivers to properly administer care. We can make a positive impact by giving a child a chance at life.

Idea Proposal Stage (Select 1)

  • Blueprint: We are exploring the idea and gathering the inspiration and information we need to test it with real users.

How many months are required for the project idea? (140 characters)

I think that it will take approximately 2 years to achieve our desires impact. This has to be done. We need to impact lives positively.

Organization Name (less than 140 characters)


Type of Submitter

  • We are a Private Sector Corporation

Organizational Characteristics

  • Youth-led organization

Organization Location (less than 140 Characters)

Grande Riviere, Gros islet Castries, Saint Lucia

What is the current scale of your organization’s work?

  • National (expansive reach within one country)

Tell us more about your organization/company (1-2 sentences)

We at Songtry believe in the idea od expressing one's self, and this is our motto. We are a small company which seeks to help young persons excel and to take up the mantle and help in situation of the world that need a ray of hope.

Who will work alongside your organization in the project idea? (750 characters)

We hope to collaborate with Opera Winfrey Foundation, Mentor USA, World Health Organisation, and Gros Islet South Youth and Sports Council.

How many people are on your team?


Tell us more about you and your team

We have 40 persons who indicated interest to be on our team. Personally, we have worked with many NGO's successfully, on projects like that, as well as some persons who are interested in working with us.


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Branching out. Well done!
Go for it!!!!

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There is a dier need here. This touches me. Want it to be a great Success.
Thank you Dawn.

Photo of Dawnnbooks .

I thought of taking part but now it's too late. Deadline dun pass.

Photo of Perlina Murray

Yup. It is such a good cause.