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Networking & Mobilisation

Flying Mission Care Ministries works with faith based, community based, and other non-governmental organisations involved in helping the vulnerable and marginalized in Botswana (e.g. working with those affected by HIV/AIDS, orphaned and vulnerable children, the elderly and people within the prison system). We seek to network them with organisations and individuals working in similar areas, provide training and advice, and mobilise resources for them. We have two categories for those with whom we work:

Associates ...

... are organisations and individuals that we support on an occasional basis in response to specific needs; for instance sourcing Bibles, chairs, cups and playground equipment, and the provision of specialised training or skilled short-term or long-term volunteers.

An example of an Associate project is the ‘Sedibeng Sa Lerato’ (translates to ‘Well of Love’) project which was initiated by a retired couple from their home and teaches life-skills, Christian values and healthy living to children aged 4-14years; many of whom are orphaned or vulnerable. We have supported this project in registering as a trust, providing bibles, chairs and bowls, helping them implement a children's discipleship teaching curriculum, and provided volunteers in response to the needs of the project.

Partners ...

... are organisations and individuals with which Flying Mission Care Ministries has a more formal relationship, where it is underpinned by a 3-5 year contract. We ‘walk with’ the partner to help them fulfil their vision and objectives and to get to a point of self-sustainability. This is done through conducting a needs analysis of the project and helping the partner identify how and from where these needs can be met. This may be through mobilising the local community, linking them with individuals or groups that can support them, by channelling donations made to Flying Mission Care Ministries, through providing training (e.g. governance, accounting, proposal writing, specialist training) and placement of short-term volunteers.

The Rerotlhe Day Care Centre is an example of a partner. The centre is located in Seherelela, a rural cattle past which is 160km outside of Gaborone. Flying Mission Care Ministries has been involved in providng governance training to the Rerotlhe Trust Board, Early Childhood education training for the teachers, helping to mobilise donations to support the running of the project and the development of the site and facilities (including a playground) and other resource provision. Flying Mission Care Ministries is actively working with them to help them become self-sustainable and to raise the standard of care they can provide to children in the community.