Nanapai Foundation

Purpose

Globally, NGOs distribute more aid than all of the United Nations (UN) organizations together.

Source: Buzzard and Webb, 2004, Mechanisms for PVO-NGO Collaboration, USAID.

USAID is now much more focused on minimizing terrorism and building sustainable democracies in fragile states.

Source: Buzzard and Webb, 2004, Mechanisms for PVO-NGO Collaboration, USAID.

The Nanapai Foundation helps residents of Ngorongoro, Kisongo, Lakes Natron and Eyasi whilst reinforcing their traditional cultural values.

  • Oxfam recently lauded the Masai culture; their ability to raise dairy and beef in desert conditions may well be an agricultural technique that the West will have to learn.
  • The Masai have the lowest Carbon footprint of any group on the planet; recycled materials, organic fertilisers, and a reduced dependency on advanced technology means that their way of life needs encouragement.
  • Tourism. Responsible tourism is no longer a fringe activity; visiting a boma and contributing to a school or borehole project is as natural as buying a ‘Big Issue’ newspaper, and significantly contributes to the local economies.

Roles

The work of the NGO will be divided into four stages.

  1. 1.     Provision of services
  2. Volunteers arrive, and provide their expertise to various situations, with local assistants in attendance
  3. 2.     Provision of training
  4. Volunteers provide in-depth training to the local assistants, expanding their skill-sets
  5. 3.     Supervision
  6. Volunteers supervise the local assistants in the delivery of services, as a stop gap
  7. 4.     Wind-up
  8. Volunteers supervise the local assistants in the training of a new batch of assistants.