TROGLODYTE SOCIETY FOUNDATION

 

Summary

 

Both the political, and socioeconomic crisis that lasted for decades, preceding the devastating civil war, which resulted in some 120,000 casualties, the displacement of over 2 million people, the truncation of the nation’s economy, and the destruction of hundreds of schools, homes, and infrastructures, has created a staggering, and very tragic reality in Sierra Leone, the consequence which are immeasurable, and incalculable.

 

As the nation re-garners momentum, implementing its reformation programmes - to rebuild herself, remnants of her dark history can still be felt, and seen, all around. Cities lay squalid, and underdeveloped, and the potency of the haunting past everywhere, are being felt, even more so, by the nation’s most vulnerable people! Poverty has become the state of normalcy, and education, and youth development, has had relatively little, or secondary practicality, in the lives of many people. Sierra Leone, is by every economic indicator, one of the poorest countries in the world, and the majority of the nation’s population lives on less than $1.25 a day!

 

Studies from the UN’s Education Scientific, and Cultural Organisation’s (UNESCO) Institute for Statistics have created a very vivid and profound picture of the country’s education sector. A report published as of 2018, placed literacy rates at 70.6% for boys ranging between the ages of 15 – 24, and 62.7% for girls between the ages 15 – 24. According to the World Food Programme report of 2021, Sierra Leone ranked 182 out of 189 countries in the 2019 Human Development Index! This is the world, in which most of the 8,100,000 Sierra Leoneans, living in the country, find themselves in!


 

Our first Service Platform will be a “drop in” youth club, geared for the exclusive use of end service users, and designed to meet their specific needs and requirements, with members having a large influence on the running of the club, and its activities. Our second Service Platform will focus on the delivery of free Supplementary Education to Children, and Young Adults, in the areas of: Maths, English Language, English Literature, IT, Arts, and Music. Finally, our third Service Platform will focus on Micro Projects to help develop and generate employment, and to encourage micro-economic growth, in and around local communities.

 



 

Objectives

 

  • Enrol 100 students within the first year of establishment.

  • Support the education sector in meeting two of its Millennium Development Goals (MDG), by providing free universal education (supplementary) to children and young adults.

  • Develop an innovation-driven sponsorship programme aimed at fostering, and cultivating the minds of talented individuals, and small businesses dedicated in the pursuit of excellence, in the fields of Sports, Design, and the Humanities.


 

Mission

 

The mission of the TS Foundation is derived from our aphorism, ‘Bringing You a Better Tomorrow Today’. This key idea resonated at our very core, and guides all our decisions. We aim to achieve this by providing:

 

  • A safe environment for children, and young adults to learn, develop, and cultivate their aptitude, abilities, and soft transferable skills.

  • People with challenging, meaningful and rewarding careers.

  • Our Shareholders with continually improving student results.



 

Keys to Success

 

  • Cultivate an identity (brand) for the TS Foundation in Freetown, and subsequently nation-wide.

  • Expand our services and provision into new areas within Sierra Leone. 

  • Attract potential donors, and investors with whom we can create strong, and lasting relationships and partnerships.

  • Expand the donor/corporate partner base and corporate contributions that add to the financial resources of the TS Foundation.

  • Provide students with job skills that can open doors to future employment opportunities.

  • Meet, and continually exceed the needs of our stakeholder groups.

  • Acquire additional equipment to support future growth and offer greater flexibility, leading to expanded services offered by the TS Foundation that will further the goal of providing valuable work opportunities for the youth of Sierra Leone, and reduce the poverty level of the nation.




 

Organization Summary

 

The TS Foundation is a non-profit social, community, and cultural foundation, which aims to improve the quality of life of those suffering most in Freetown. Our initiatives are designed to initiate, facilitate, collaborate, and promote all aspects of youth development in the widest sense of the term. Our principal place of business is Freetown, Sierra Leone. Freetown is the economy, financial, and cultural hub of Sierra Leone. It is also the country's most densely populated city, with a population of approximately 1.2million.

 

Our goal is to create a better tomorrow in the lives of the people of Freetown, by providing free supplementary education for children, and young adults; centre based and mobilised youth work, micro projects to help develop, and generate employment, and encourage economic growth in, and around local communities.

 

As part of our 'Cultural Heritage, and Social Responsibility Plan', we will also provide sponsorship activities and enterprise awards for talented individuals and small businesses dedicated to the pursuit of excellence and perfection in the fields of Sports, Science, and the Humanities.

 

The TS Foundation, is a non-profit organisation, which strives to increase literacy rates of children, and young adults in Sierra Leone with the aim to assist in the cultural, social, and economic development of the nation.

Our values are morally intrinsic, and edifies our conduct both within, and without the foundation. As an organisation which serves the public by and large, we have an ethical responsibility to each and every member of the public. All actions conducted by members of the TS Foundation should be of a moral & dignified character.

 

  • Provide a safe and highly professional working environment for our students and employees, regardless of age, sex, race, colour, religion, national origin, mental, or physical states.

  • Showing sensitivity and caring.

  • Being accountable and responsive.

  • Pursuing professional excellence.

  • Offering a fulfilling work experience and professional development for its employees.


 

Management Summary

 

The initial management team consists of Ahmed Kadi, Executive Director; Shacoeya Kadi, Finance/Marketing Director and Tarek Kadi, Operations Manager.

 

Ahmed Kadi, Executive Director. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

 

  • Advise the board and carry out tasks assigned by the board.

  • Oversee daily operations, project planning, and special events, working closely with each program coordinator.

  • Personnel management (recruitment, hiring, training, evaluation and termination of staff).

  • Together with the board, develop and manage the annual budget for board approval including necessary revisions.

  • Program development.

  • Supervision of artistic staff.

  • Supervision of sponsorship programmers.

  • Develop a network of support within the arts community.

  • Develop and implement outreach programs.

  • Oversee the preparation of the annual report of activities as well as fiscal reports.

  • Coordinate work on annual audits.


 

Shacoeya Kadi, Finance and Marketing Director. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

 

  • Advise the board and carry out tasks assigned by the board. 

  • All marketing activities include establishing the marketing budget with the board; create and implement marketing plan; develop marketing materials; advertising placement; develop direct mail plan. 

  • Partnership management including establishing and maintaining partnership and prospective partnership databases; produce partnership mailings.

  • Publication and distribution of the quarterly newsletter.

  • Website maintenance.

  • Direct fundraising activities.

  • Coordinate volunteers.

  • Coordinate solicitation of corporate and in-kind donations.

  • Measure effectiveness of marketing activities (program tracking).


Tarek Kadi, Operations Manager. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

 

  • Advise the board and carry out tasks assigned by the board.

  • Assist in personnel management.

  • Development of administrative standards and procedures related to personnel and staff development.

  • Supervision of staff.

  • Serve as liaison between staff and board members.

  • Coordinate with the board to oversee activities including grant applications, management of grants, special projects, and fiscal management.

  • Together with the board, develop and manage the annual budget for board approval including necessary revisions.

  • Define priorities for all supervised staff.

  • Inventory management of Centre, and office supplies.

 

 

 

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