NTC’s Participatory Development Process:
NTC believes that the people our work seeks to benefit should be at the center of decision-making. To this end, the NTC Kwala Committee, comprised of twelve community leaders from different institutions in Kwala and NTC’s Project Directors, meets monthly to propose, debate, and vote on projects designed to meet community articulated educational goals. The NTC Kwala Committee has direct and exclusive access to the NTC Kwala Fund, which is supported by fundraising initiatives in the United States and by visitors to the Kwala community. Project proposals are accepted at these meetings, proposed by committee members, including school headmasters, village chairpersons and health center workers. In order to propose a project, a formal proposal and budget must be submitted. NTC offers training in these areas for those who wish to have it.
Once proposals are made, they are voted on and those that receive the greatest number of votes are selected for implementation. “Winning” institutions work with NTC Project Directors to research the best method to carry out the project. As projects begin, they are monitored to make sure they are meeting their intended goals. Those implementing projects must report back to the Kwala Committee to ensure accountability and feedback.
NTC Project Directors:
NTC Project Directors are volunteers who live in the Kwala community for at least one year at a time, serving as ambassadors to the Kwala Community. Project Directors facilitate NTC Kwala Committee Meetings, facilitate cultural exchange programing between schools in Kwala and the United States, and facilitate many of NTC’s educational programs in the Kwala Community.
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NTC believes in the power of relationship building as a sustainable development tool. Not only does building global relationships encourage involvement in development throughout the world, but it also ensures accountability and feedback for development projects. To this end, NTC facilitates cultural exchange between students in the United States and Kwala, as well as exchange visits to and from Kwala.