The Stouffville Igoma Partnership is a humanitarian effort providing opportunities for people, service clubs, churches, schools and businesses to participate with a needy developing country in a meaningful way.
Vision – To see a healthy, self-sustaining community of people inIgoma, Tanzania.
Mission - To actively engage the community of Stouffville to partner with the town of Igoma, Tanzania to elevate their quality of life through health and education.
- We value the people of Igoma as we do our community of Stouffville.
- We value accountability to our donors, supporters and each other.
- We value working with integrity and honesty.
- We are committed to excellence in all we do.
- To support the ‘I Care” sponsorship program.
- To provide educational opportunities for all people of Igoma at various stages of life.
- To make quality health care available to all residence of Igoma.
- To provide access to clean, potable water.
- To provide meaningful volunteer opportunities for the residents of Stouffville
Strategies and Success-
- Identify areas of interest & support capability within the community
- Initiate visible initiatives that would support the long term objectives
- Increase the health care capacity of the Igoma clinic through:
- 1. Providing medical equipment and supplies
- 2. Providing Mother Child Infant Care
- 3. Providing basic hygiene instruction
- 4. Recruiting professional volunteers
- 5. The support for, or the provision of training, for medical assistants
- Sustain a secondary school assistance program, providing funds for at least five new and deserving students to attend per year (up to four years per student). NOTE: The objective in 2008 was 5 students, but through sponsor support we are able to fully support 20 students in the first year. We have been able to increase this number to a total of 75 students in 2012
- Increase the number of vocationally trained individuals in Igoma through:
- 1. Providing scholarships that include tuition and room & board
- 2. Providing equipment needed for vocational training
- 3. Vocational training volunteers
- 4. Equipment and supplies for vocations and agricultural needs
- Develop relationships
- Encourage local primary and secondary schools to raise money for the purchase of learning aids (notebooks, pencils, pens, etc.)
- Develop pen pal relationships among students
- Encourage work team participation for specific projects in Igoma