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CONCEPT PAPER ON ADDRESSING A UNIQUE APPRAOCH IN ACHIEVING THE MELLENIUM DEVELOPMENT GOALS
12 SEPTEMBER 2009

INTRODUCTION

At the United Nations Millennium Summit, world leaders put development at the heart of the global agenda with the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), setting clear targets for reducing poverty, disease, hunger, illiteracy, environmental degradation and discrimination against women by 2015. On the ground in virtually every developing country, UNDP uses its global network to help the UN system and its partners to raise awareness and track progress, while connecting countries to the knowledge and resources they need to achieve these goals.

CROSS OVER PROJECT (COP) (NPO), A SECTION 21 ORGANIZATION; as part of the mission and vision of the organization COP aims to address each one of the above mentioned targets through one concern which is currently choking the efforts already being implemented by many different organizations. THE CONCERN IS THE ISSUE OF DRUG ABUSE AMID OUR CHILDREN, AND SOCIETY, which has become a major concern to development.

DRUGS ARE A MAJOR CONTRIBUTING FACTOR TO POVERTY, DISEASE, HUNGER, ILLITERACY, ENVIRONMENTAL DEGRADATION AND DISCRIMINATION AGAINST WOMEN.

Based on the above statement, women who are the ones who bare the brunt and are directly affected by the depressing actions caused by children on drugs are calling for mass action against drug abuse. Women all over South Africa have had enough of the pain that is caused by the children who are on drugs in the society.

The impact of Drug abuse is still to be researched thorougly, currently studies show that the following are the direct results of drug abuse: * Children born with a deformity, increase in the spread of HIV which causes AIDS, escalation of crime, retardedness of drug abusers increase, influences poverty, the list is endless. We are therefore committed to address this particular driver of the epidemic to the fullest in the nine provinces of South Africa with a vision of going Globally upon a sucessfully achieved National Program. We hope to decrease the number of youth who are on drugs by 50% by 2015, We aim to have at least 50 youth on a skills program at each provincial drop in centre program, who are under rehabilitation from drug abuse. We also aim to empower the parents in recovering all the losses they have gone through because of the drugs causing youth to sell even braai packs from the fridge, clothes, cutlery in the house, any little thing they find that can buy them drugs bring poverty into the home. Parents will attend a capacity building workshop to develop their skills and recovering loss goods.

AIMS OF THE MASS CAMPAIGN

1.We aim to draft a memorandum against drug abuse and to have a signed petition from each participating region.
2.To conduct a survey in all 15 regions of South Africa on the impact of drugs in the household and in the community.
3.Present the survey results and the signed petitions to Former President Nelson Mandela for his approval and endorsement of the memorandum.
4.To adopt a law and act that states that Drug Lords should be sentenced to death or face the electric chair.
5.To adopt a law and act that states Children caught with drugs to be sentenced to life in prison.
6.These laws are aimed at the liberation of our children from becoming drug addicts, criminals, rapist, murders, illiteracy, HIV/AIDS and all the bad things associated with drug abuse.

STRATEGY AND METHODOLOGY OF THE MASS ACTION CAMPAIGN

STEP ONE:

Mobilization of strategic partners including all political women’s structures e.g.
ANC Women’s League
ANC Youth League,
Youth organizations e.g. Umsobomvu
Teacher unions
Universities
Organizations dealing with drug abuse, e.g. SANCA
Lawyers for human rights
United Nations Organization on Drugs and Crime
Local government
Police force
Faith based organizations
Media
People who have overcome and survived drug addiction share their stories e.g. Gregory Saunders
Empowerment strategy for drug survivors (PARTNERS DEALING WITH THIS AREA OF INTERVENTION TO BE IDENTIFIED AND SUPPORTED BY GOVERNMENT TO IMPLEMENT SKILLS TRAINING, ACCORDING TO THE WISHES THE VICTIMS POSSESED BEFORE DRUG ADICTION)

STEP TWO:

IDENTIFY MASS MEDIA TO ADVERTISE EVENT NATIONALLY ON TV, INTERNET, RADIO, POSTERS, BROCHURES, PAMPHLETS AND CAPS AND T-SHIRTS INCLUDING RIST BANDS AND CAR BUMPER STICKERS.

MOTO OF THE CAMPAIGN

WHO IS THE GOVERNMENT? THE GOVERNMENT IS THE PEOPLE.
WHAT DO YOU CHOOSE LIFE OR DEATH? WE CHOOSE LIFE FOR ALL. YOU HAVE A RIGHT TO LIFE AND NOT TO BE KILLED BY DRUGS. WE HAVE A LIFE TO LIVE IN A FREE DEMOCRATIC SOCIETY FREE FROM DRUGS, CRIME, MURDER, DISEASE, POVERTY, HUNGER, ILLITERACY, ENVIRONMENTAL DEGRADATION AND DISCRIMINATION AGAINST WOMEN.

STEP THREE:

IDENTIFIED KEY INDIVIDUALS REGIONALLY AS CAMPAIGN COORDINATORS

REGION
COORDINATOR
i.JOHANNESBURG
HILDAH MARIMA, LEBEPE OUPA
ii.PRETORIA
POPPY DAVIS
iii.NORTH WEST
DAPHNEY MOKGOTHO
iv.LIMPOPO
DORCUS MOSHIBUDI BENGANI
v.MPUMALANGA
TOBIAS
vi.FREE STATE
TBA
vii.EASTERN CAPE
TBA
viii.NORTHERN CAPE
TBA
ix.PETERMARITZBURG
SITHOKOZILE LILLIAN ZUMA
x.KWAZULUNATAL
NEESHIE NAIDOO, CLAUDETTE SAMUEL, CHANTELLE JONATHAN, PADMINI RAMIAH, BENARI SIBONGOKUHLE MABANGA
xi.PORT ELIZABETH
MERLEEN MOSES
xii.KIMBERLY
TBA
xiii.BLOEMFONTEIN
TBA
xiv.UPINGTON
DOENSIE JOHAN
xv.CAPE TOWN
SHIREEN DANIELS, SUSAN JOHANNESON, DENIZE KELLERMAN, ANTHON Y KOOPMAN

STEP FOUR:

Call for National meeting with all the identified regional Coordinators to develop an action plan. National Coordinator to visit all the regions to conduct the initial survey and to collect petition signed by concerned parents. The initial visit should last at least two days per region. The visit entails setting up the regional satellite office, with all the relevant equipment required to run an office smoothly. Negotiate with existing structures for office space.

SUMMARISED IMPLEMENTATION BUDGET

PERSONNEL BUDGET

NATIONAL COORDINATOR/DIRECTOR SALARY R32, 500 P/MX2
FOR 2 YEARS X 24 MNTHS
M & E SPECIALIST = R1, 560,000

REGIONAL COORDINATORS SALARY R20, 000 P/M
FOR 2 YEARS X24 MNTHS
=R480, 000 P/RC
X15 RC
= R 7, 200,000

VOLUNTEER STIPENDS R100 P/D
FOR 5 DAYS P/M X 24 MONTHS = 120 DAYS X120 DAYS
= R12, 000
X 15 REGIONS
= R 180, 000

TOTAL PERSONNEL BUDGET R1, 560, 000
R7, 200, 000
R 30,000
R 8, 790, 000

IMPLEMENTATION TOTAL BUDGET R 1, 425, 000
INFORMATION EDUCATION COMMUNICATION R30, 000, 000
SUB TOTAL IMPLEMENTATION BUDGET R31, 425, 000
PLUS PERSONNEL TOTAL BUDGET R16, 170, 000
GRAND TOTAL BUDGET R47, 595, 000

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IMPLEMENTATION BUDGETARY REQUIREMENTS

TASK & BY WHO
VENUE
REQUIREMENTS
OUTCOMES
TIME FRAME
BUDGET
NATIONAL PLANNING MEETING BY ALL REGIONAL COORDINATORS AND NATIONAL COORDINATOR
PRETORIA
SHERATON HOTEL
ACCOMODATION FOR 2 NIGHTS
TRAVELLING EXPENSES

ACTION PLAN
REPORT OF THE PLANNING MEETING
REGISTER OF ATTENDEES WITH CONTACT DETAILS
JANUARY 2010
R7,000 P/P X 15 PP
= R105,000
REGIONAL VISITS BY NATIONAL COORDINATOR
ALL 15 REGIONS
ACCOMODATION FOR 2 NIGHTS/REGION
TRAVELLING EXPENSES

SET UP OF REGIONAL SATELITE OFFICE
CONDUCT SURVEY
COLLECT PETITIONS FROM COORDINATORS
FEBRUARY 2010 TO MARCH 2010
R7,000 P/TRIP X 1 PERSON X15 TRIPS
=R105,000
SECURE APPOINTMENT WITH FORMER PRESIDENT NELSON MANDELA TO PRESENT SURVEY RESULTS AND PETITIONS BY NATIONAL COORDINATOR
PRETORIA JOHANNESBURG
MAKE CONTACTS WITH KEY PEOPLE
TRAVEL TO MEET WITH MADIBA AT HIS HOME

CONTACT WITH MAMA GRACA MANDELA THROUGH MICHAELA
TRANSPORT TO MADIBA’S HOME
MOU ENDORSED AND SIGNED BY MADIBA
MARCH 2010
NOT REQUIRED
TASK & BY WHO
VENUE
REQUIREMENTS
OUTCOMES
TIME FRAME
BUDGET
MOBILIZATION OF STRATEGIC PARTNERS BY REGIONAL COORDINATORS
ALL REGIONS CONCERNED AND INVOLVED
TRAVEL TO PARTNERS IN THE REGION
LAPTOP FOR EMAIL COMMUNICATION
3G CARDS FOR CONNECTIVITY
TRAVEL LOG
LIST OF IDENTIFIED AND APPROVED PARTNERS
SIGNED APPROVAL LETTERS

APRIL 2010
R5,000 PER REGION X 15 REGIONS
= R75,000
IDENTIFY MASS MEDIA BY COORDINATORS
ALL REGIONS CONCERNED AND INVOLVED
COMMUNICATION VIA PHONE, MOBILE, EMAIL AND FACE TO FACE
TV JOURNALIST IDENTIFIED
RADIO JOURNALIST IDENTIFIED
NEWS PAPER JOURNALIST IDENTIFIED
EMAIL MESSAGES COMMUNICATED TO RELEVANT POTENTIAL SUPPORTERS


APRIL 2010
R1,000 PER MONTH FOR MOBILE & 3G CARD X 15 RC’S
=R15,000 X 2 YR CONTRACT
= R360,000
TASK & BY WHO
VENUE
REQUIREMENTS
OUTCOMES
TIME FRAME
BUDGET
CAMPAIGN EVENTS SCHEDULED FOR 1ST MAY 2010
ALL IDENTIFIED REGIONS
TENTS FOR GATHERING AT THE EVENT
PROGRAM FOR THE EVENT
MARCH START OFF POINT & END OFF POINT
REFRESHMENTS & FINGER LUCH
15 TENTS FOR EACH PROVINCE SECURED
SIMILAR REGIONAL PROGRAM DEVELOPED
MARCHING POINTS IDENTIFIED
APRIL 2010
HIRED TENTS @R5,000 P/D
X15 REGIONS
= R75,000

CATERING FOR 1000 @R20P/P
= R20,000 X 15 REGIONS
= R300,000
ASSIGNED RAPORTEUR, PHOTOGRAPHER TO CAPTURE EVENT PROCEEDINGS (MAKE USE OF UNIVERSITY STUDENTS STUDYING IN THIS FIELD)
ONE IN EACH PARTICIPATING REGION
TO BRING OWN EQUIPMENT
ALTERNATIVELY HIRE EQUIPMENT REQUIRED
REPORT OF THE EVENT PER REGION
DVD DEVELOPED CAPTURING EVENT
ON 1ST MAY 2010
HIRED EQUIPMENT @ R5,000 P/D X 15 REGIONS
= R75,000

STIPENDS TO BE PAID @ R1000 P/D P/P X 15 REGIONS
= R15,000 X 2PP P/REGION
=R30,000

QUALIFIED OUTSOURCED SERVICE PROVIDER COST P/D FOR COVERAGE OF EVENT PROCEEDINGS AND DEVELOPMENT OF REPORT 7 DVD ESTIMATE R20,000 X 15 REGIONS
= R300,000
MOTIVATIONAL SPEAKERS FROM SODA
ONE IN EACH PARTICIPATING REGION
COMMUNITY SUPPORT
RELEVANT GOVERNMENT DEPARMENT
POTENTIAL COMPANIES AND ORGANIZATIONS
AVAIL SCHOLARSHIPS FOR INDIVIDUAL SODA TO PURSUE HIS/HER DREAM CAREER

SODA PLACED WITH THE RELEVANT INSTITUTION TO PURSUE DREAM CAREER AND BECOME AN INSPIRATION TO OTHERS
DETERMINED BY THE CAREER PATH CHOSEN
DEPENDING ON THE SPONSORSHIP ORGANIZATION
LETTERS OF INVITATION TO ALL STRATEGIC PARTNERS INCLUDING POTENTIAL SPONSORSHIP ORGANIZATIONS
IN EACH PARTICIPATING REGION
INFORMATION COMMUNICATION TOOLS, COMPUTERS, PRINTERS, EMAIL, FAX, HAND DELIVERY, TELEPHONE CALLS
CONFIRMATIONS RECEIVED AND FILED IN A RSVP FILE
BY APRIL 15TH TO 20TH LATEST
COST ALREADY CALCULATED ABOVE
NATIONAL COORDINATOR TO WORK CLOSELY WITH REGIONAL COORDINATORS BY GIVING TECHNICAL GUIDANCE AND SUPPORT
REGIONALLY AS WELL AS NATIONALLY
FULL AND COMPLETE OFFICE SET UP
VEHICLE TO MAKE THE NECESSARY CONNECTIONS WITH POTENTIAL PARTNERS
AND GOVERNMENT DEPARTMENTS
CONSULTATIONS WITH RC TAKING PLACE
CONNECTION WITH POTENTIAL PARTNERS TAKING PLACE
DATABASE OF ALL PARTNERS DEVELOPED
BY 10 MAY
NO COST
CAMPAIGN IEC MATERIAL FOR ALL 15 REGIONS
15 REGIONS
POSTERS
PAMPHLETS
BROCHURES
CAPS, T-SHIRTS
WRIST BANDS
BANNERS
BUMPER, TAXI STICKERS
KEY RINGS
INFORMATION EDUCATION COMMUNICATION MATERIALS DEVELOPED @ A COST OF R2 MILLION BUDGET PER REGION
BY FEBRUARY TO APRIL 2010
R30, 000, 000

ANNEXURES AVAILABLE

i.
ANEX A
SURVEY QUESTIONNAIRE
BY END OF OCTOBER
NATIONAL COORDINATOR

ii.
ANEX B
PETITION
BY END OF OCTOBER
NATIONAL COORDINATOR

iii.
ANEX C
MOU FOR ENDORSEMENT BY MADIBA
BY END OF OCTOBER
NATIONAL COORDINATOR

iv.
ANEX D
Standard letter of invitation to campaign
BY END OF OCTOBER
NATIONAL COORDINATOR

v.
ANEX E
Standard letter for donations
BY END OF OCTOBER
NATIONAL COORDINATOR

vi.
ANEX F
Standard letter to strategic partners
BY END OF OCTOBER
NATIONAL COORDINATOR

vii.
ANEX G
Standard letter to SODA
BY END OF OCTOBER
NATIONAL COORDINATOR

viii.
ANEX H
Standard letter to key speakers
BY END OF OCTOBER
NATIONAL COORDINATOR

ix.
ANEX I
Standard Approval letter for strategic partners signature
BY END OF OCTOBER
NATIONAL COORDINATOR

x.
ANEX J
Standard Programme for the event
BY END OF OCTOBER
NATIONAL COORDINATOR

ACRONYMS

ABBREVIATION
FULL NAME


SODA
SURVIVORS OF DRUG ADICTION

SANCA
SOUTH AFRICAN NATIONAL

PP
PEOPLE

P/D
PER DAY

P/P
PER PERSON

MNTH
MONTH

YR
YEAR

UNDP
UNITED NATIONS DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM

UNODC
UNITED NATIONS OFFICE FOR DRUG AND CRIME

RC
REGIONAL COORDINATOR

NC
NATIONAL COORDINATOR

MADIBA
NELSON MANDELA

RSVP
REPLY PLEASE

ANNEX
ANNEXTURE

MOU
MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING

TV
TELEVISION