Who We Work With And How
Total Care Unit seeks to provide practical and productive sustainable development solutions for rural and urban low-income populations by carrying out programs and projects that include feasibility and baseline studies, infrastructure work, institutional strengthen information supply, technical advice, training and influence. To do this Total Care Unit gives emphasis on partnership and we act as facilitators or project managers for our donor agencies/ government and the final beneficiaries which usually is the grass root in the society. Our Core Values are
(1) Collaboration and Partnerships,
(2) Inclusiveness and Diversity,
(3) Creativity and Capacity Building,
(4) Democratic and Accountable/Transparent Governance and then
(5) Social and Gender Equity.
Our theory of change is premised on the understanding that our activities and actions play a mainly indirect role in facilitating processes. We used a logical framework approach in our 2005‐2010 strategic plans. For the 2010‐2015 cycles, we have chosen to draw on the Outcome Mapping and Most Significant Change methodologies. “Outcome mapping works on the principle that development is essentially about people... [It] recognizes that development efforts will more likely be successful when they devolve continuing responsibility to local people and to local institutions”. The Most Significant Change methodology is a form of participatory monitoring and evaluation which involves the collection of significant change stories as told by the people involved and affected; in Total care unit's case, the stories will come from local stakeholders, partners, members and staff. As we are committed to the UN Millennium Development Goals, we have seen that the best way to achieve that is by solidifying partnership between the government and civil society organizations in terms of democracy and development. This is the fastest way to take sustainable development to the grassroots where it is most needed.
In accordance to our ongoing strategic plan 2010-2015 which was developed in line with the United Nations Millennium Development Goals for sustainable development, this strategy is basically on taking sustainable development to the grass root level. The major aspect of this plan is to organize the organizations work into four main program areas, which are as follows:
• Economic Empowerment
These programs will be implemented through the following strategies:
• Organizational led projects with authentic, analytical awareness/sensitization raising and capacity building elements.
• Effective networking with donor agencies, government and civil society organizations.
• Facilities for effective training and education
• Research, development and knowledge sharing
The organizations HEEG programs will also be strengthened by the following factors:
• Partnership and Resource
• Organizational Structure and Development
Our sources of funding are as follows:
• Philanthropists and Philanthropic Organizations.
• International Donors
• Fund Raising Activities
• Government Bodies
As we are committed to the UN Millennium Development Goals, we have seen that the best way to achieve that is by solidifying partnership between the government and civil society organizations in terms of democracy and development. This is the fastest way to take sustainable development to the grassroots where it is most needed. In our work, an important strategy to ensure the sustainability of our proposals has been to link them to local and regional government policies. This has resulted to numerous working agreements with regional and local governments, provincial and district municipals, as well as other local and private organizations.