Welcome to CENFACS’ Online Diary!
19 September 2018
Post No. 57
The Week’s Contents
• Autumn of Freshness
• Autumn 2018 Programme: Starting XI Projects
• Autumn Involvement with CENFACS
… and much more!
Key Messages from the Week’s Contents
• Autumn of Freshness
Autumn is the time of natural recycling process of plants and trees. Leaves change colour and fall. Without reinventing the wheels, we can say that Autumn of Freshness at CENFACS is the season after the long sunny weather and break of Summer during which our body and mind naturally recycle and engage in renewed energy, strength and thoughts.
Autumn of Freshness is the season of
~ making fresh start after returning back from Summer to resume our life routine, work, education and voluntary action, particularly poverty relief work
~ restarting after having some life and/or work experience (e.g. volunteer experience over the Summer, project visits, holiday trips, tourism, travel/expeditions of all kinds etc.)
~ beginning to apply or introduce and share those new experiences, ideas and discoveries we had during the Summer break or holidays
~ novelty, creativity and innovation to try to resolve the old, new, challenging and emerging issues of poverty and hardships
So, the keywords for our sharing and engaging contents over the Autumn are Freshness and Fresh Start which will underpin all our works over this period.
• Autumn Programme with Starting XI Projects
Report, Refresh, Renew, Develop and Thrive with Fresh Start Projects from the Autumn Programme
Autumn of Freshness is about working together with our users and stakeholders through helpful collection of Fresh Start projects blended together to give a new seasoned leaf of relief during Autumn 2018.
The Autumn programme is made of
1/ Fresh Start Skills, Tips, Hints, Tweaks and Hacks
2/ Transformative experiences
3/ The Season’s appeal to stand up again against poverty and hardships
4/ A slice of Africa’s history
5/ Fresh Start thoughts and inspirations for a better climate protection and sustainable development agenda.
All this is flavoured with hopes, dreams and reasons to believe in the future; a poverty-free, sustainable and carbon-free world.
So, the line up for CENFACS’ Starting XI Projects for this Autumn is as follows:
(1) Women, Children and the circular economy
(2) Climate Protection and Stake for African Children (Phase 2) with Katowice Implements Paris as our working theme
(3) Adaptation for Building Capacity Development
(4) Project MISATU
(5) Save flora and fauna
(6) Making Memorable Difference
(7) A la Une
(9) Fresh Start Help
(10) Making Zero Hunger Africa
(11) Autumn Appeal
For more on these projects, read below under the Main Developments section of this post.
• Starting or Renewing your Involvement with CENFACS’ Work
The beginning of every season is an opportunity either to continue to do the things we always do as they work or to think of taking on new initiatives in the new season. There are many ways in which we can freshly start this Autumn.
For example, one can rethink on the types of organisations and projects they support. One may find appropriate to start or increase or even reduce their support to a particular development cause. One could also think of getting involved in CENFACS’ work or renewing their commitment to it if they have ever got involved in it before. The decision is theirs.
Below we have spelled out various ways in which you can enhance CENFACS’ cause and make a useful impact on poverty alleviation with us.
• Extra News: Supporting Literacy E-Learning for Poverty Relief (LePR project)
Our appeal for the support of the LePR project will go live on the 22nd of September 2018.
You can support CENFACS to deliver for educationally and digitally needy children in Africa an e-learning project of literacy to help reduce poverty there from the beginning of this New School Year.
For further details and to support this project, contact CENFACS.
Main Developments from the Week’s Contents
• Autumn Programme with Starting XI Projects
Please find below the projects making CENFACS’ Autumn of Freshness.
11 PROJECTS : 11 WAYS OF HELPING TO REDUCE AND END POVERTY THIS AUTUMN 2018
~ Save Flora and Fauna projects (advocacy)
~ A la Une (Autumn Leaves of Action to Upkeep the Nature in Existence (Campaign)
~ Autumn Fresh Start Help (Resource)
~ Autumn Appeal to Support projects (Humanitarian appeal)
~ Making Memorable Difference (History project): Role of Oral History in Poverty Relief and Development
~ Making Zero Hunger Africa (Campaign) – A new campaign to support Africa feed Africa, to make the decision between buying food and paying energy bills easier, and to reduce food poverty – NEW
~ Climate Protection and Stake for African Children (Phase 2): “Katowice Implements Paris” (Child Protection and Climate Advocacy project)
~ Women & Children FIRST Development Day (Thoughts): Women, Children and the Circular Economy
~ Triacontadi (Project 32): Together for Renewal of Infrastructures in Africa to Create Opportunities and Needed Transformations for Alternative Development Intergenerational – A project that helps to both create inexistent infrastructures and develop basic infrastructures destroyed by wars, armed conflicts and environmental disasters in order to relieve poverty (Basic Infrastructures project)
~ Project MISATU (Project M): Making Impactful Support to Africa Together with Users – A project that helps to capture and communicate in effective way the impact of support to Africa by involving users (Impact Analysis project)
~ ABCD (Adaptation, Building Capacity Development), which is a rebrand of Post-REI (Regional Economic Integration) Transitional Capacity Building and Development (Empowerment project), aims at enhancing people’s ability and capacity to survive in the new environment of exiting/exited economy.
Note: Although the above is scheduled for Autumn 2018, we may slightly alter our initial plan and or introduce occasional initiatives to cope with the reality of the unpredictability and complexity of development situations (e.g. humanitarian and emergency situations), in which case we shall let you know as early as we can.
• Getting the Most of your Involvement with CENFACS into Poverty Alleviation Work from Autumn 2018 and Beyond
Where to start: Sign up!
√ Register with us and or update us with your contact details
√ Respond to our communications and communicate with us when occasion arises
Stay in touch with our
√ Newsletter, and other paper and free-paper communication materials
√ Regular updated and upgraded resources and supporting information
Involving us in raising awareness of the poverty relief issue
√ Advertise with us for helpful good causes
√ Pass our relief messages on to interested third parties
Share your transformative experience
√ Tell us what you think and or your development story
√ Help us improve with your voices, comments, reports & feedbacks
Boost your support
√ Support us according to your means and limits as every support counts
√ Add value to your support, if you can, by improving your support to us to support you and or others
Get noticed to go further with your involvement
√ Register and keep up to date with information about your event, project, activity etc
√ Join up our network of poverty relief and development work
Stay ahead of the game with us
√ Communicate with us before hands and when the needs arise
√ Often read our news alerts, tweets and switch to our new developments
Make our communications with you to be a two-way process and multi-channel approach
√ Talk to CENFACS and CENFACS will talk to you as well and vice versa
√ Help us improve the flow of information on poverty relief and development using a variety of channels
Be contactable and present via
√ E-mail, (tele or mobile) phones, physical address and social media platforms
√ Word-of-mouth recommendations, outreach and other means of contact
Get the word out on your communication channels
√ Spread the word about CENFACS’ work on your social media links
√ Promote CENFACS’ work in what and where you think we can fit in
Keep your involvement with CENFACS digital and on papers
√ Up-to-date information on to your mobile by our free text alerts and messages
√ Check CENFACS’ website and make enquiries online 24 hours 7 days a week
Continue the legacy of CENFACS’ work
√ It is now 16 years and two months that CENFACS has been working on poverty relief and sustainable development since it was registered in 2002. You can continue this legacy with us.
√ You can be the face of CENFACS to those looking for a line of support from us.
The above ways of getting involved in CENFACS’ work may not be exhaustive. Should you have any other way, please let us know.
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Thank you as well to those who made or make comments about our weekly posts.
We look forward to receiving your regular visits and continuing support throughout 2018.
With many thanks