27 Jan

Off to Nigeria Part 3 – What will we be up to?

What will we be up to?

Tim – hoping to get involved in project funding serving Nigeria group (Wycliffe’s office) and other partner organisations – helping them apply for project funding, and develop good habits reporting to their donors.

With projects in 90 odd countries, and monies being raised for those projects in nearly 60 countries, there is a complex but global funding system in place to serve the money providers and the projects they are funding.   Often stuck in the middle are the entities that are trying to start and run projects, but are required to apply for the funding and fill out the reports often required by the governments of funding countries like the UK.  I hope to get involved in project funding not only for Nigeria group but also hope to help the other organisations in Nigeria who are all trying to apply for funding to start projects.  It will involve some project management, lots of relationship building and probably some travelling 🙂

Also serving the director by taking on some logistical projects like organising meetings, or arrangements for visitors.  So often things land on the desk of the director, often because they don’t belong anywhere else.  Special requests or unusual meetings.  I LOVE organising things and getting stuff set up and sorted I hope that taking some of these jobs on, Ian the director will then be able to do more of what he feels is he role as the director – to do the strategic thinking planning, envision and partnering.

Ali – we hope she will be able to teaching in Hillcrest school in Jos

We hope Ali will be able to put her teaching skills to use at the international mission school down the road in Jos.  This is the school we hope Dan will attend, it covers school years 0 – 13 has a mix of Nigeria and ex-pat staff and pupils.  It is a little uncertain at the moment about Ali’s job there, they are saying there isn’t a position open but that could all change at any moment!  Although teaching there is what Ali wants to do, having a break when we first arrive is no bad thing!

We do have a wee DVD clip from the school though 🙂

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