Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Phase I Project Timeline

ESTIMATED PROJECT TIMELINE

Date

Activity

December 2008

Brainstorm project idea with community member; research donor organization for books.

January 2009

Contact Books For Africa to confirm book donation of 22,000 English books.

February 2009

Contact other PCVs to expand the library project over 3 provinces and 25 schools.

Mach 2009

Contact PCVs worldwide who have successfully completed the project with BFA.

March 2009

Identify target schools and discuss with administration to ensure meeting desired needs.

March 2009

Assess schools involved on appropriate library space. Prepare application for interested schools.

April 2009

Arrange logistics with RIDEV as NGO responsible for port clearance.

April 2009

Project marketing Stateside to raise awareness of the project and identify potential donors.

April 2009

Collect project application. Select participating schools. Deliver acceptance letter and project contract.

April 2009

Submit Peace Corps Partnership proposal for approval.

May-October 2009

Launch project campaign via social media to raise funding. Contact and encourage groups Stateside to fundraise for project.

November 2009

Complete fundraising; submit payment to BFA and enlist on shipping list.

December 2009

Books shipped from Books For Africa.

January/February 2010

Training sessions in each province and each school.

February 2010

Receive books in Douala port and ensure secured transportation of books to the West Province.

February 2010

Week long book sorting in the West Province.

February/March 2010

Distribution of books to each school.

March/April 2010

Library organization in each school.

May 2010

Oversee functionality of all libraries and continual training of staff.

June 2010

Project completion/evaluation.

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