This is a tremendous achievement as we are a small organisation – we are currently volunteer run in Australia and only had 3 full-time employees in Malawi at the time of application in 2014. Overall, we clocked in over 200 hours of effort to submit a robust application.
Arriving in Baticaloa, we didn’t know what to expect. Still a largely unexplored area by tourists given it’s the lack of activities, none of our friends were able to give us a heads up either. Once we got there it was beyond
It’s important to be clear about who you are impacting , the specifics of what is going to be done with the money raised (the more tangible the better) and why this is important to you/ your team. We are emotional beings and as per the ever popular
It became clear to me upon examination that it (working on social projects) was an escape – a drug of sorts. My intentions on the surface were good…but the internal drivers of this call to action were not entirely altruistic.
HAPPY new year to everyone! Clock by clock days hide behind the door- 2012 is now last year. It was an exciting year for Empower Inc’s initiative in Malawi, the Malawi project in all aspects of leadership, projects, partnerships and presence.
I was 4 years old as I stood with my mother in a crowded public bus in Kandy, Sri Lanka. I heard the drop of coins across the floor of the bus as an elderly women prepared to pass her bus fare to the conductor who was squeezing through.
Empower started as a university project in 2007. I had the idea of a rural electrification project in Sri Lanka – I suggested it to fellow students and there was a lot of interest. The designing and fundraising led to us form a not for profit organisation.