Economic Development

FUTURE CONNECT GHANA
Address: 99 Block A Municipal Road, Sagnarigu – Tamale
Tamale, Northern Region
Ghana
Telephone (include county code and area code): 233244894179
Your website: http://www.futcon.org
Level of Activity: National
Year Founded: 2012

Future Connect Ghana (FCG) is an independent registered non-governmental and nonprofit organization based at the Upper East Region and operates in the northern and upper regions of Ghana. FCG fosters an integrated community development, expands living standards and support in the creation of sustainable communities. FCG prime slogan is “Expanding Horizons” for building sustainable communities through capacity building and services delivery to the deprived and marginalized people of the society.

FCG’s mission is to achieve an expanded capacity and opportunity where they live a better life, away from poverty, hunger and increased environmental stewardship, community economic vitality and social inclusions. FCG aims at expanding horizons by creating sustainable programs to promote youth in agriculture, increase livelihood by empowering women and girls economically, increase productivity and crop yield through scientific research and innovation and building sustainable communities. Recognizing the immense role of the youth in contributing to the agricultural revolution, it is imperative to fashion-out a long-term all-inclusive program that would appeal and inspire the youth to actively participate in agriculture as a career.

Our Vision and Goal
A country in which the youth are empowered in available opportunities to increase the economic vitality of the communities in which they live in.

The goal of FCG is to contribute in improving the economic vitality and the living standard of the vulnerable communities in Ghana through effective community mobilization, capacity building, advocacy & strengthening of institutions at the grass root level.

Our Approach/Strategy

Future Connect Ghana is committed to building a strong community youth networks to drive the sustainable communities and poverty reduction agenda. Now is the time to seek alternatives and develop within constraints, thus FCG facilitates people in the rural communities to extract the capital necessary for community development in the three spheres that affect sustainable community development. We use our programme; Climate change and resiliency, Agriculture science research and innovation, policy and Advocacy, etc. to create the balance within the interplay of economic, social and environment (the three spheres). The program goal is materialized with a helping hand from members, donor agencies, Philanthropists, etc.

Empowering smallholder fish farmer; creating livelihood
Address: 3, Mojeed Ibrahim Lane, Off Molipa Road
Ijebu-Ode, Ogun-State
Nigeria
Telephone (include county code and area code): +234-805-392-6876
Level of Activity: Local
Year Founded: 2017

Our vision is to create a sustainable and mutually beneficial fish value chain in Nigeria that benefits all stakeholders. We aim to facilitate economic development, poverty reduction, food security, and livelihoods for poor farmers, especially women and youth.
Mission

Our mission is to be the first choice aquaculture chain business guided by integrity and social awareness, providing a holistic platform for critical value chain actors to synergize towards achieving economic benefit for all.

OTUMFUO OSEI TUTU II PREPARATORY AND JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL
Address: KANKAM BOADU STREE – P. O. BOX 34, MIM AHAFO GHANA
MIM, BRONG AHAFO
GHANA
Telephone (include county code and area code): +233240874162
Level of Activity: Local
Year Founded: 2001

To train the child to attain the highest academic standard; to continue climbing the ladder of education or to acquire gainful employment in the country.

Science is Elementary
Address: 1954 Old Middlefield Way, Suite B2
Mountain View, CA
USA
Telephone (include county code and area code): (650) 605-3027
Year Founded: 2008

Science education in the US is sorely lacking, especially at the elementary school level. Only 37% of 4th graders scored at or above proficient nationwide in science and the achievement gap between Whites and underrepresented minorities is 45-50 points; the gap between high- and low- income students is 30 points.

These achievement gaps begin in kindergarten and persist at least until 8th grade, proving how critical early intervention is for these students (http://bit.ly/scigapsbeginearly). Teachers spend less time on science than they have in the past, they are ill prepared to teach science, and don’t have enough resources to do so (WestEd 2013).

Science is Elementary is unique. We provide a turnkey solution to help schools and districts build capacity for high quality science education through implementation focused professional development for teachers coupled with engaging, hands-on, thought provoking, science experiments for students.

Our vision is that All children realize science is awesome and use its principles to better their lives and our mission is to effect systemic change in elementary school science education by teaching students, training teachers, and engaging the scientific community.

We have two programs: a direct service in-class program for students and a professional development program for teachers. Our In-class program offers monthly 90-minute lessons in elementary classrooms (TK-5th) during the school day, teaching scientific reasoning through hands-on experiments in physical science and engineering. Lessons are taught by scientists and engineers with deep classroom experience. Students show gains of 85% in content acquisition and and increase of 50%-100% in positive attitudes to science. Our professional development program focuses on how to teach rigorous science and engineering, and scientific reasoning, integrated with English literacy. Teachers increase their science teaching by 50% and 90% report increased confidence.

To date, we’ve impacted over 10,000 students and their teachers and have trained 1,000 scientists and engineers to serve as mentors.

Our goal is to double our program in the next two years, both locally and nationally.

Seeding Mercy
Address: 5600 South Crows Nest
Tempe, AZ
USA
Telephone (include county code and area code): 602 875 7704
Level of Activity: International
Year Founded: 2018

We empower communities to create sustainable systems designed to end hunger by providing the required resources and training needed to establish an abundant source of food, health and wealth.

Wisdom for Kids Inc
Address: 7309 Cody Ct
Plano, Texas
United States of America
Telephone (include county code and area code): 4694126355
Level of Activity: International
Year Founded: 2017

We Help Underprivileged Kids in Latin America become Entrepreneurs Using their Local Resources.

At Wisdom for Kids, we pride ourselves with our relentless dedication to our primary mission of helping underprivileged kids in Latin America become entrepreneurs by using their local resources.

The Foundation is made up of volunteers, called Angels, that:

Identify pockets of kids in need that are in depressed areas
Group the kids into two different age groups
Look for a place to gather with all those kids – with their parents-, in the largest number possible
Deliver one 2 hour session on Entrepreneurship every week to the kids – New groups every week are a priority –
Find two additional Angels to be responsible for
Onboard and trains them to do the same

The two-hour training sessions are conducted with the highest energy levels and motivation in order to inspire the kids. Music, dance, games, physical activities, and storytelling are just some of the techniques that are being used. The sessions inspire the kids to become entrepreneurs using easily accessible resources, with the support of their parents.

Hard Data:

The goal of Wisdom for Kids is to Change Latin America through their children:

81 Million kids living in poverty today, which makes up almost 51% of all children in Latin America
22 Million of them have almost no access to drinking water at all

In rural areas,

3 out of 4 kids live in poverty (in urban areas, only 1 out of 4)
90% of indigenous populations are poor

The higher the number of children per home is, the more poverty they’re subjected to.

Contact: Angel RIBO, CEO

Email: angel@wisdomforkids.today

Phone number: +1 469 412 6355

Veterans in Media & Entertainment
Address: 145 South Fairfax Ave.
Los Angeles, CA
USA
Telephone (include county code and area code): N/A
Your website: http://vmeconnect.org
Level of Activity: Local
Year Founded: 2012

To serve as the premiere alumni organization for veterans in media and entertainment by connecting qualified veterans to each other and to career opportunities such as jobs, internships and mentorships.