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Mpule Kwelagobe Children Centre’s New Strategic Plan
05/04/13
Mpule Kwelagobe Children Centre (MKCC) will soon have a new strategic plan. This follows a commitment made by KENTZ last year to support the Centre in their efforts to develop a life skills training programme for its children when they eventually leave the centre.

Mpule Kwelagobe Children Centre (MKCC) will soon have a new strategic plan. This follows a commitment made by KENTZ last year to support the Centre in their efforts to develop a life skills training programme for its children when they eventually leave the centre.

Mpule Kwelagobe Centre is a government initiative started in 2000 as an NGO with only three housemothers, a social worker and the first child to be admitted at the centre. It was established to provide residential care, support and protection to OVCs in a residential environment.

Last week saw MKCC in collaboration with Stepping Stone International (SSI) and KENTZ Botswana presenting the draft of the new strategic plan for the year 2012-2016 to the Ministry of Local Government & Rural Development and the Department of Social Services for discussion and input. Through the plan, it is envisaged that an ambitious approach to overhaul the management and operation of MKCC would be arrived at as well as improve the delivery and quality of service provision by the centre.

With the new strategic plan on board, the partners believe the centre stand a better chance of attracting more new donors, how their donations will be used and how the new Mpule Kwelagobe will function. “There is no doubt that this will be a huge step change for Mpule Kwelagobe and to transform the centre and showcase it as the best in class residential facility for the care and protection of Orphan and Vulnerable Children (OVC) in Botswana.

The main objectives of the new strategic plan among others are to review the current modus operandi, identify functional gaps in the organizational structure; review the functional responsibilities, coordination and communication with DSS and the Ministry of Local Government & Rural Development.

Meanwhile MKCC currently is home for 51 residential orphans but has the capacity for 60 children.  So with the commitment of the strategic partnership between MKCC, SSI, KENTZ and the Ministry of Local Government, through the Department of Social Services, more can be done for the future of Orphan Vulnerable Children in Botswana.

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