Part B of two part discussion - A New Vision to End Family Separation and Increase Child Prosperity in 23 countries.
November 30, 2022
Host Dr. Laura Horvath continues her conversation with Katie Milazzo and Lucy Matsumoto of All for One Foundation, as they share with their work in 23 countries, and their experience founding the Child Prosperity Centre in Sierra Leone with a new family support and a focus on child/family reintegration. This is a great episode for those who are thinking of moving away from old models of international aid to promote a shift away from dependency on external donors. Our guests discuss how AFO went about undertaking this sea-change decision to repurpose a gorgeous new building intended to be a 200-bed orphanage planned for the national capital city of Freetown. Katie and Lucy share specific experiences and practical details of
- How Western Partners can operate to embrace the shift and partner in programs that focus on building capacity in the community to care for their own
- How to effectively partner with other organizations (i.e., Helping Children Worldwide, Child Reintegration Centre, World Hope International) with radical honesty and radical collaboration to share experiences, resources, expertise and fill gaps rather than working in silos and duplicating efforts.
- How fund and resource development is “everybody’s job” in nonprofits and how to leverage story-telling by program professionals to explain the value of investment to donors in shifting to family support and capacity-building models, and supporting greater collaboration and networking of knowledge and resources to increase impact.
- Shifting the philanthropic philosophy that motivates donors from “I feel bad” for the needy to “I feel like a partner” in making the world work well for everybody.
All for One
Child Prosperity Centre
World Hope International