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The HACOT Model
We primarily believe in imparting skills and education to poor and unemployed individuals to enable them to become independent earners without being a burden on society.
We believe that just training them and providing recognised qualifications is NOT enough because they can still remain unemployed and poor.
We believe that they need to be provided with self-development skills (efficiency, time management, honesty, social interaction and negotiating skills) and assisted to find jobs or to set up in small businesses.
HACOT has developed the HACOT Model for Eradication of Poverty and Economic Upliftment, over a period of 5 years. HACOT Model has been acclaimed at international level by significant players in the field.
The HACOT Model encompasses the following actions:
1. Market research
a. Identification of what jobs, businesses, products and crops are in demand in the local area
b. What is the cause of the poverty; can anything be done; what can the organisation do
2. Needs Assessment Survey – What are the existing skills of the beneficiaries and what occupations do they wish to pursue
3. Programme at HACOT Centre
a. Academic skills or work skills
b. Recognised qualifications (where relevant)
c. Self-development skills ( efficiency, salesmanship, negotiating skills, time management, honesty, social interaction and leadership skills)
4a. Recruitment Department (in-house) – for successful assistance in finding suitable jobs for beneficiaries. This will be easy to implement after developing rapport with local firms and Government agencies and
b. Enterprise Department (in-house) – for training in business start-ups, business management and, later, assistance in setting up small businesses
5. Monitoring & Evaluation – Progress of the Project and of the participants.
At the Centre in Mombasa, in Phase 1, from Nov 2011 – Nov 2013, 644 individuals were trained in Agriculture, Livestock Farming, Agroforestry, Fish Farming, Building construction, Business start-up, Business management and Computer courses. A success rate of 84% was achieved inasmuch as they started earning and had a particular vocation where they had none in the past. In Phase 2, from September 2014, courses are being offered in Mining, Oil, Gas, Petroleum, IT, Computer Hardware repairs and Mobile Phone repairs.
What is needed for the implementation of the project?
1. Human Resources
2. Financial resources
1. Person to conduct Market Research for Identification of what jobs, businesses, products and crops are in demand in the local area
2. Person who can interview the beneficiaries and collect the following details – name, age, their current skills/education and what they want to learn
3. Trainers for the courses that are selected to be offered at the Centre (after the results of the market research) and also trainer in self-development skills.
4. Person who will be a Recruitment agent who will contact and build connections with local businesses and Government agencies to get the successful participants jobs
5. Person who will be able to assist successful participants to start small businesses and assist with arranging financing
6. Person who can be in charge of monitoring and evaluating the progress of the project and the beneficiaries (using the LogFrame approach)
7. Person who will be in charge of looking for sponsors for the students or for general fundraising for the Project
8. Person who will be in charge of publicity and public relations
9. Person in charge of secretarial and administration duties
10. Person in charge of managing the Project Website and Social Media promotions
We can collaborate, wholeheartedly, with those who are sincere, selfless and determined for success in eradication of poverty for the benefit of humanity in general.