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Felix Gift commented on Salinas Arts & Innovation Hub

The added photos make a lot of impression to the idea you are building up here. Thanks and keep up Marnie Glazier 

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Felix Gift commented on A two generational approach to development in Uganda

Isaac Jumba and Marnie Glazier , with the two generational approach, we help the child in a multi-stakeholder kind of arrangement as far as resource mobilization and utilization is concerned. So, we a link between the child and his parents or guardians. Usually the child and/or family will be a needy or very poor one that needs to work with to boost development and movement from one level to another especially using locally available resources through enlightening and envisioning processes with the family we work with. We do projects that aim at ensuring an income for the family and this is not done by us but we facilitate the family members to have the project plans worked out and then we together ensure that the said projects are started and implemented to fruition.
We are envisioning sustainability through the small group savings from the income generated from the projects implemented by the family member group which will be made up into cohorts. we then shall register the groups into Savings and Cooperatives and open up Investment club accounts with the banks which will ensure that our family members will now be able to save while as well accessing loans; loans not for daily consumption at homes but for furthering investments and asset acquisition. Through this, we envision scale up and further impact in the long run.
Apart from grants, we are looking at donations from well-wishers especially those aimed at community development. we also are looking at partnerships with local authorities, government and international agency support. I am an entrepreneur myself and consider myself to be a philanthropist where from my earnings and benefits from my consultancy company called Innovate Maxima International Limited (www.innovatemaxima.com) have been supporting initiatives and programs at The Gift Kids Foundation and hope to continue doing so.
I appreciate the questions and I hope I have fully and appropriately answered all of them.
Keep sharing with me more and I with my team at The Gift Kids Foundation shall be more than happy to respond.

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Felix Gift commented on A two generational approach to development in Uganda

Hey Dr. Jin Lee  I appreciate the fact that you see sense in what I am posting. I will have time to look at your idea as well. But am for everything that is for support of better livelihoods for children.