Angola Scout’s contribute to country’s development
4th Feb 2014
"The rate of development of a country is measured primarily by the rate of development of its human resources."
There are villages and communities in Angola who live precariously lacking basic needs like food, basic health care, clean water etc and in need of assistance.
It is on this basis that this project was borne and driven by at least 8 points which are in line the millennium development goals;
1 - Reducing hunger and poverty
2 - basic and quality education for all
3 - Gender equality and empower women
4 - Reduce child mortality
5 - Quality Healthcare for pregnant women
6 - Combat AIDS , Malaria and other endemic diseases
7 - Quality of life and respect for the environment
8 - Common Work for common development
For the Scouts to address some of these issues that were affecting their communities, they formulated 3 questions that would be the driving force of the project.
• What to do ?
• How to do it?
• Who will do it?
What to do?
The Scouts at a National and community level would create a Scout VILLAGE.
How to do it?
They would then identify a village or community where there are needy and poor people who are affected by either of the areas in the above 8 points. They would then narrow down to the most deprived community in areas such as health, education and environment and choose volunteers to help in the specific communities.
Who will do it?
Being a social responsibility project, the project is to society ie those people belonging to the village in question later if there is viability and cover everyone .
After getting answers to the above 3 questions they would present some specific goals of the project:
1. That each area/community identified for the implementation of the project is considered a VILLAGE Scout
2 . The Scouts in these specific communities to develop activities that will alleviate the issues affecting them as well as promote the Scout brand
3 . Participate in the development of education, health and environment in these communities