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New Hope Foundation Global Networks Mission Statement

1- ABOUT US:

Welcome to New Hope Foundation Global Networks(NHF-Global Networks) is the mother body of New Hope Foundation international Country Sections.

2- OUR FOUNDING HISTORY:

NHF- Global Networks was founded as New Hope Zimbabwe Trust (NHZ-Trust) by Elfas Mcloud Z Shangwa the current President and Executive Chairperson in year 2000 in a Southern Africa country called Zimbabwe.

Read more http://elfasz9.simplesite.com

The organisation got registered as a Trust in year 2004. Read more about its child rights work:

https://newhopezimbabwetrust.wixsite.com/nhz-trust

Read more about its Sustanable farming projects:
http://newhopezimbabwe.wixsite.com/newhopezimbabwetrust

President, New Hope Foundation Global Networks

2- FIRST FUNDING PARTNERS:

NHZ-Trust got its first funding in 2005 from Save the Children UK who conducted it’s capacity building from 2005 to 2007 through a U.N. emergency project called Central Coordinated Emegency Fund (CCEF), other funders like Oxfam GB and Firelight foundation came later in the years. As an organisation which was pushing for a self funding status it later on rastablish a T-shirt making and designing factory, a grinding mill and a restuarant in Zimbabwe to support its projects but all had to fold due to the hyper inflation period of 2007 to 2009, we now have plans to reopen the T-shirt making Factory for the Zimbabwe section before the end of December 2019.

3- OUR PURPOSE OF EXISTENCE:

We are a Global Movement promoting the atteinment of the 17 U.N. Sustainable development goals. NHF Global Networks impliments it’s value for money projects through its New Hope Foundation international country sections dotted around the World.

4- OUR MISSION STATEMENT:

To be the largest Global Network of NGOs with its presence in every country promoting the attainment of the 17 U.N. Sustainable development goals across the world by 2030.

5- GOALS:

To be an international NGO on Sustainable development that is recognised by the U.N. by year 2030.

To be the most effective humanitarian NGO offering hope to the economically marginalised people across the world by 2030

To impliment value for money projects and be transparent and accountable to our funders and beneficiaries.

To become a self funded NGO by year 2035

6- OUR STRATEGY:

We conduct our work through the Arts in community Initiatives, as we take arts, sports culture and recreation as a viable community entrance and exit as this empowers the communities we work in and minimises the dependance syndrome on our beneficiaries when it is time for us to leave.

All our projects are owned by their beneficiaries through community based clubs that we help to develop in each community we have our presence.

7- ADOPTION OF TECHNOLOGY

NHF Global Networks has adopted technology as one of its key projects as technology is now being used world over to solve social challanges and plays a key role in development. NHF Global Networks decided to adopt technology for its own survival and to improve its beneficiaries livelihoods.

8- THE ADOPTION OF PEOPLE’S CULTURES

NHF Global Networks has also started promoting people’s cultures as part of its activities, it is doing this to promote Sustanable development for people’s economic empowerment , we take this as a way of presaving their country’s eco-tourism.

9-SUSTAINABLE FARMING & WATER RESOURCES

We are also embarking into Sustanable farming in most parts of the world as a way of improving this sector’s value chain, in each of the countries we work in we will encourage local processing of agriculture and citrus products.

Through the Sustanable farming project we shall also eastblish water and sanitation activities to promote the availability of clean water to all people benefiting from our organisation. We shall train our beneficiaries on water harvesting and consavation.

10- OUR APPROACH TO ASSISTANCE:

In its approach to assit economically marginalised and disaster affected people across the world NHF Global Networks is undertaking benchmarking endeavours in every country with it’s presence to forge mutual partnerships that contribute towards it’s rescouces mobilisation efforts.

WE impliment our interventions proactively, strategizing according to people’s needs.

Before disaster strikes we are found to be giving people disaster awareness training, when disaster strike our teams are counted amongst those saving lives. In times of peace when lives are threatened by draughts or any other man made disasters or economic hardships our organisation partners with local and international funders as well the affected communities its leadership and their people to mitigate the effects.

11- CHILD RIGHTS ADVOCACY:

In 2007 the then Founder and CEO of NHZ- Trust Elfas Mcloud Z Shangwa working with the Global March Against Child Labour an organisation based in India and his Zimbabwe team, organised a Global event which was dubed the Global March Against Child Labour Zimbabwe 2007, a child rights advocacey project 541 kilometres long physical walk from Harare to Plumtree boarder post with Botswana, the march made NHF-Zimbabwe to be recognised on the global platform and made it to grow from streanth to streanth, this march was technically and financially supported by the following international funders, British Embassy In Zimbabwe, Save the Children UK and Tere-des homes Germany.

12– OUR PROGRAM UNITS:

1- Arts sports and recreation Unit.

2- Climate change awareness and environment management Unit.

3- Disaster preparedness and management Unit.

4- Sustanable farming and Watsan Unit.

5- Community and Culture development Unit.

6- Youths empowerment (substance abuse awareness) Unit.

7- Women in politics and empowerment Unit.

8- Child rights advocacy Unit.

9- Human trafficking awareness Unit.

9- Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights awareness Unit.

10- Information and Technologies Unit.

11- Advocacy and lobbying Unit.

12- Research, documentation and Policy Unit.

13- Cultural & Skills Exchange Programme Unit.

All our projects mainstream Gender, HIV/AIDS and disability.

13- PROJECT FUNDING:

NHF- Global Networks shall strive to raise 20% of its programs funding from its own sources and 80% from local and International funding partners while working to be a self funded movement by 2030.

While the movement fundraises for every section’s capacity building and bigger projects all country sections are mandated to conduct their own indipendent fundraising.

14- TARGET BENEFICIARIES:

New Hope Foundation Global Networks’s main beneficiaries are all economically marginalised people, disaster affected populations and the key population i.e. children, women, the disabled and the elderly around the world regardless of their race, colour, region, religion or political affiliation.

15- PROJECTS IMPLIMENTATION:

We have country Sections dotted around the world and we continue to eastablish more each day, each one of them impliments projects according to their speciality. Arts, sports, culture and recreation project being mandatory.

16- NAME CHANGE:

After the Global March Against Child Labour Zimbabwe 2007 the organisation briefly changed it’s name to Defence for Children International Zimbabwe and got affiliated to the Defence For Children International (DCI) an NGO based in Switzerland,this brief change helped to build the organisation’s International image as the leadership was involved in so many international events hosted by (DCI) and allowed to access funds from the Switzerland Embassy In Zimbabwe for its Child Rights Advocacy project.

This project gave NHF- Zimbabwe’s Founder and CEO an opportunity to showcase his skills in designing and authoring two children’s constitutional colouring books published in Germany which have now become its international project on Child rights advocacy.

17- BIRTH OF A GLOBAL MOVEMENT:

In 2015 a challenging decision was taken to promote NHF- Zimbabwe’s old name as the organisation leadership saw that it had lost its identity by becoming another organisation’s country Section. NHF- Zimbabwe then moved out of the Defence For Children International movement to Establish itself into a Global Movement now known as New Hope Foundation Global Networks to fulfil its funding goal of becoming an International movement on Sustainable development, that would bring New Hope to economically marginalised people across the world.

18- THE RELOCATION:

Facing socio-political challanges at home in Zimbabwe and to anable it to grow NHF- Global Networks had to move away from Zimbabwe and saperate itself from NHF- Zimbabwe it’s first Country Section and moved to South Africa where it established it’s first Head Office.

Now with violence againt foreign nationals rife in South Africa another challenge on operations arises, however there are advanced plans to relocate the Head Office to Botswana, with this plan in the pipeline a lot of physibility studies are currently being carried out in consultation with other partners. If agreed to, the Botswana Section will become the New Hope Foundation Global Networks Head Office by year 2020.

19- OUR LEADERSHIP STRUCTURE:

The Movement is lead by a President who also doubles as its Executive Chairperson, Currently this position is held by it’s founder Elfas Mcloud Z Shangwa, followed by 5 vice Presidents from different Continants who have various skills in running international NGOs and one international Secretariat Chief Executive Officer ( CEO), this position is followed by the movement’s International Financial Controller (IFC) a position held by a person who once worked for reputable auditing companies around the world and lastly on this group is a team of reputable International consultants who support the movement’s fundraising efforts, they liase with donors and negotiate with funding partners while promoting donor and public relations, this panel forms the organisation’s International Executive Council (IEC) the movement’s policy making and policy monitoring body.

This panel is followed by yet another body called the International General Committee (IGC), this committee is headed by the International Secretariat’s CEO and it’s composed of all Country Section’s board Chairpersons, their Country Directors and Deputies.

20- POLICY FOMULATION AND IMPLIMENTING

The IGC works as the implimenting body of policies agreed on by the IEC during a General Assembly held once each 3 years and monitors all Country Sections activities and financial expenditures, it’s also responsible for all projects formulation and implementation.

The IGC also forms subcommittees, the Country Directors and their Deputy Directors forum, this brings together the Directors and their deputies for a one day planing meeting, the Chairperson’s forum were the International leadership from sections from allover the world and their deputies meet at a time when the IGC is in session.

21- ASSOCIATE MEMBERSHIP:

These individual proffesionals in different countries who are willing to partner with New Hopeoundation Foundation Global Networks in its work, they will support with fundraising, monitoring of projects and hosting of event and more according to what they can offer to do.Each country Section can invite such proffesionals to join them from time, some as board members and some as volunteers

22- COUNTRY SECTIONS STRUCTURES :

From time to time NHF- Global Networks invites people from different countries to form country sections, 20 well experienced people with no criminal records are recruited and provided with their first online training through NHF- Global Networks social Networks, the national secretariat leadershop are then provided with a letter of attorney to enable them to use the name New Hope Foundation and be able to register the section in their country, after 6 months of registering and operating their section New Hope Foundation Global Networks will issue them with a membership certificate that guarantees their New Hope Foundation identity.

Our national sections are composed of national secretariats and a board of trustees/directors with the following structures:

1- Country Director

2- Deputy Country Director

3- Senior program Officer

4-Information and Technologies officer

5- Sinior finance Officer

6- Accounting Officer

8- Project officers and their field officers

9- Secretary/ receptionist

10- Office assistant.

23- THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES/ DIRECTORS:

1- Chairperson

2- Vice Chairperson

3- Secretary

4- Vice Secretary

5- Treasurer

6- Committee member 1

7-Committee member 2

8- Committee member 3

9- Committee member 4

10- Committee member 5

24- THEIR ANNUAL GENERAL MEETINGS:

All country sections are required to hold one annual general meeting a time they will plan their yearly activities and budgets , this meeting is attended by all secretariat members and all board members, after this they produce a report of their meeting which they will then submit to the IGC.

They also meet 3 times per year with the board to look at matters arising a time they will look at any thing that might need the IGC intervention, these meetings help the IGC to formulate resolutions which will be tabled at the IEC/ IGC General Assembly these three meetings are board meetings and are attended by board members only and the Country and Deputy Directors sitting as the board’s ex-officios.

25- BOARD ELECTIVE CONFERENCE:

This is an event with happens once every 3 years, it’s a time for all board members to seek a new 3 year Mandate to continue as board members, elections will be held and are presided over by the section’s Country Director and the Deputy Country Director as Election officers. After elections all board members are assigned to each department of the country office with the Chairperson and Deputy assigned to the office of the Country Director and Deputy respectively.

Members elected to the new country board become the monitoring and evaluation system of the country office and reports to the IGC.

The board is not allowed to take over country secretariat duties and the same applies to the country secretariat which can not takeover board duties.

26- GENERAL ASSEMBLY:

The IEC and the IGC meets once in 3 years, when they meet it will a General Assembly, a gathering to formulate and adopt proposed resolutions, this will be a 4 days elective conference and every position will be contested accept for the positions of the Presidency, Executive Chairmanship and that of the International Secretariat CEO which are protected positions.

27-Global Networks EXTRA ORDINARY GENERAL ASSEMBLY:

They IEC and the IGC also meets once every year to deliberate on any issues arising in the movement which needs urgent attention.
After the General Assembly the IGC meets 3 times each year on its own with country Directors, their Deputies and Board Chairperson and deputies to discuss and monitor country programs implementation and financial expenditures.

28- MONITIRING AND EVALUATION AND AUDITS:

The Movement carries out annual financial audits for all its Country Sections before the end of the month of May each year. Before this happens all sections are required to have submitted their brief quarterly financial and projects reports to the IGC after every 4 months in the year and then the final and detailed financial and projects report to the IEC through the ICG on or before the end of May each year without fail.

29- SYSTERMS POLICY DOCUMENTS:

The IEC through the IGC provides each section with policy documents to enable them to set up their systems, some of the policy documents have been uploaded on the documents section of the New Hope Foundation Global Networks Facebook group.

30- THE FUTURE AND MORE:

Our main goal is to become a U.N. recognised international NGO promoting the attainment of the U.N. Sustainable development goals that has its presence in every country in the world by 2030.

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