STRATEGIC AIMS AND OBJECTIVES
Future Focus Foundation aimed at creating an enabling environment for marginalised and vulnerable persons and groups (especially children and their families) to be able to voice out their opinions, stand for their rights and work towards the improvement of their status and contribute meaningfully to the development of their communities through rights-based approach.
- Strategic Objectives
6.2.1 To mobilise resources to improve the wellbeing of vulnerable and marginalized children and young people through Education and Community Based Protection Programmes (CBPPs).
6.2.2 To strengthen deprived communities with livelihood initiatives through entrepreneur ship and other business schemes to support the well-being of children and young people.
6.2.3 To strengthen the organizational development through learning and programming on child protection, financial management, fundraising, disability, and inclusion
Over the next five years, FFF will focus on interrelated strategic priorities, seeking to implement them in a coherent and complementary way. These priorities are categorized under four core components which include: Education, Protection, Livelihood and Organization Development. Each component highlights specific needs, targets and how these can be addressed over the coming years.
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We are keen on promoting access to equitable and quality education for children and young people; providing learning opportunities that are free from harm and abuse.
Education is every child’s right. The children of uneducated mothers are more likely to die in infancy than those whose mothers can read. An uneducated population has fewer opportunities to have a say in the decision making about their community’s development. In rural communities, most learning environments are not conducive (schools are accommodated in makeshift or dilapidated structures. However, Schools are also not built through construction or rehabilitation alone. Local teachers in most of the schools are not trained to national curricular standards, salary payment preferably by local government is often nonexistent, and the issue of school fees, is an ongoing obstacle to poor children.
We strengthen capacities of children, young people, and communities to protect, prevent and respond to all forms of violence against especially marginalized children
Child protection is one of our strategic priorities for the coming years. We recognize that communities, families and children themselves are an integral part of any effective child protection system. This means that, effective child protection requires community members and leaders to be aware of and committed to children’s right to protection, while involving the children themselves in the process.
We create opportunities for young people and women to gain the skills that they need to secure dignified economic employment and income for themselves and their families.
In rural communities, families are often destitute and unable to provide life’s basic needs for their children. A stable family income improves children’s prospects for healthy mental and physical development by providing them with easier access to food, shelter, health services and education. Young people especially young mothers are particularly vulnerable, because without a means of earning a living, the range of positive options narrows significantly. The Livelihoods priority is to help young people, their families and communities earn a living and become economically empowered and food secured.
Our Livelihood interventions have been most successful in previous projects where over 300 rural women, 50 young mothers and their families are now out of the absolute poverty bracket following our skills training and Group Savings and Credit Schemes program supported by Child Hope UK and Tools For Self-Reliance (TFSR)
We strengthen overall governance and other management structures including transparency and accountability mechanism across the organization with clearly defined roles.
Future Focus Foundation has a formidable governance structure known as “Board of Trustees”. It consists of 7 members from public and third sector backgrounds with a female chairperson who is also a child protection expert. The National Team Leader (Director) is the Secretary to the Board. Board members have diverse expertise: social work, gender activism, local governance, traditional leadership, NGOs and education. The board meets quarterly to review strategic decisions and support the management team in the execution of their work.
Future Focus Foundation must be modeled around its strategic choices to ensure adequate investment in the ongoing development of a transparent and accountable organization. Therefore, to add more value, the Board will be organized into committees identified as most crucial to Future Focus Foundation ongoing programme delivery and future development.