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Stakeholder Collaborative Mental Health Support

Supporting CSOs provide a virtual space for youth connecting and intellectual stimulation aimed at financial literacy and inclusion.

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Supporting CSOs with operationalising their work in providing mental health support and human rights training. This would be complimented by financial literacy training inclusive of personal finance planning, product concept awareness (insurance, cooperatives, etc.) and consumer protection in line with COVID-19 regulations.

What is the need are you focusing on?

Physical distancing and marginalized youth that were already systemically ostracized, excluded and discriminated against. The mental health and well being challenges are complex, inherently nuanced and would need to be complimented by some intellectual stimulation to help navigate lock down measures.

Which type of submission are you sharing?

  • Identifying a gap that needs to be addressed
  • Sharing a pivot idea your organization is considering or could consider

Describe the business pivot or adaptation in 3-4 sentences.

1) It will support mental well being challenges caused by distancing measures; Botswana's youth account for over 60% of the population. 2) Services include peer led support group meetings and learning sessions 3) It would mitigate suicide attempts and the psychological impacts of prevention, law enforcement and mitigation measures that are yet to be determined or properly documented.

Do you plan to implement this solution?

  • Maybe-with additional support

Describe the impact that this solution will create in the world.

It would present a replicable and cost-effective solution to invisible aspects of young disenfranchised and vulnerable communities globally. A timeline of the project is at least 6 months, in line with state measures.

What is the name of your business or organization?

Success Capital Oragnisation

What does your business/company do? Whose needs does your business/company address? Who do you serve?

We are youth led, managed and serving - equitably prioritizing and including young LGBTIQ+ individuals in our impact.

What is your profession?

Chartered Global Management Accountant

Where are you located (country)?

Botswana

Where are you located (region)?

  • Southern Africa

What industry is your business/company in?

  • Academia/Research
  • Activist/Community Leader/Organizer
  • Law Political Science/Governance
  • Non-Profit/Philanthropy

How many people does your business/company employ?

  • 0-10

How old is your business/company?

  • 5-10 years old

Which classification describes your organization/business?

  • Nonprofit/NGO

What kind of stakeholders and partnerships are needed to pursue this solution?

  • Funding- Grants
  • Stakeholders/Partnerships- Private Sector

Do you need help building partnerships and finding partners?

  • Yes

If Yes to the above, please share 1-2 sentences describing the specific help you desire.

1) Institutional support to keep (IT, facilitation, design editing & coordination) volunteers engaged and secure livelihood 2) Support for directly providing the means (airtime/data) for young people to participate, along with volunteers for wifi 3) Social media engagement and awareness

What do you think are the main barriers to implementing this solution?

Internet access, although infrastructure has been a challenge with the lock down; affordability has been the biggest impediment.

If you are currently working on a pivot, what have you learned so far?

Developing one whilst securing partnerships and funding.

Are you aware of any open source efforts, hackathons or other collaborative efforts related to your solution? Are you participating in these efforts?

No.

Website URL

Kindly note our new [and more comprehensive/reflective] website will be released soon. In the meantime: https://successcapitalngo.com/

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Hi Success Capital Team, thanks for sharing the work you are thinking about doing. I would love to hear more about the young people you are hoping to reach through healthworkers and what you think some of the additional needs you'll have in adapting trainings for these healthworkers?

Thanks for sharing your work!