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T.D. Jakes Transformation Centers serve as a catalyst to initiate sustainable community development

Did you know?

    • Some villagers walk 25 miles one way to get drinking water that is contaminated
    • Many village children never see their fifth birthday due to sickness and disease
    • No schools are availalbe to most village children
    • Livestock and crops die from a lack of rain and a dependable water source which threatens the food security of the people
    • There is no economic development to bring about change

MegaCARE Missions (MegaCARE) partners with community leaders, governments and non-governmental organizations(NGOs) to build T.D. Jakes Transformation Centers (Centers) that initiate social, physical and community transformation by identifying root causes that limit community development thus perpetuate poverty, illness and child mortality. These Centers provide needed infrastructure, facilities and training programs to empower impoverished communities and initiate self-sustainability.

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Our Approach

At MegaCARE, we believe in beginning with the end in mind. We envision strong, self-sustaining communities where people come together to find the best answers to the challenges approach-picthey face. A T.D. Jakes Transformation Center is a location where people are inspired, educated and equipped to face the future with confidence.

Once a Center site has been selected and visited, we begin by building relationships within the community and forming a team that will work together for the good of the whole region. Team Players may include Members of Parliament, Non-Governmental Organization (NGOs). Chieftains, Community Leaders and Residents.

Planning with the community team allows MegaCARE to customize a center that will both empower the community and respect the culture of its people. Through careful research and assessments, solutions are recommend that will directly affect the community’s quality of life, minimize or eliminate threatening needs and empower its families. Solutions like clean water, children’s resources and educational programs that address food security, agriculture development, livestock, aquaculture, health and hygiene are offered regardless of religious or ethnic affiliations.

The final step in the Center’s development is for the community to take full ownership of the Center and its programs. MegaCARE provides the support, as needed, to make the transition successful.

All of these elements enable families to become closer and stronger as their community becomes more productive. Parents are able to protect the posterity of their children by placing tools of advancement in their hands.

MegaCARE partners with organizations to implement development programs that foster social, physical and community transformation in rural area through the convergence of sustainable social, environmental and economic initiatives.

approach-social-bubblesSOCIAL TRANSFORMATION:
We partner to build a community team.

PHYSICAL TRANSFORMATION:
Clean water and agriculture programs are basic elements that can physically transform a community. These Centers provide resources that lead to economic development.

COMMUNITY TRANSFORMATION:
Communities are transformed as we influence the next generation by partnering with leaders that take ownership and pride in what can be accomplished when we work together to influence the next generation.

Research & Assessment

Many poverty reduction initiatives focus on combating a single element within the poverty cycle, while only a few are designed to address more than one of the multiple dimensions of poverty [1]. The correlation between environmental, physical and socio-economic improvements for the poor are intimately interconnected, and therefore require a systemic and integrated approach. On this premise, the Center’s methodology was developed to address the entire socio-economic spectrum of poverty for indigenous populations, as well as related environmental issues through a partnership initiative. This multi-dimensional and fully integrated approach systematically eliminates the major root causes of poverty (lack of health, education, income and resources); while simultaneously building sustainable infrastructures and teaching life-styles components that promote self-sufficiency to eradicate poverty within a targeted geographic population.

Transformation Center Model

At MegaCARE, we believe in beginning with the end in mind. We envision strong, self-sustaining communities where people come together to find the best answers to the challenges they face. A T.D. Jakes Transformation Center is a location where people are inspired, educated and equipped to face the future with confidence.

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All of these elements enable families to become closer and stronger as their communtiy bcomes more productive. Parents are able to protect the posterity of their children by placing tools of advancement in their hands.

Community Transformation

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Access to clean water and improved sanitation can reduce child mortality rates and illness. Men are stronger to work; the women, not having to spend full days in search of water, have more time with children.

FOOD & AGRICULTURE:
With proper tools and training the community is enabled to create and manage its own food supply. This promotes better health and increase in food production.

EDUCATION:
Education programs for children teach life skills and way to create a higher quality of life.

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT:
Micrefinance programs, small business training and other services help sustain a self-governing community structure for the future.

Self-sufficiency is essential to sustainable development, and sustainable development is the path to permanent poverty eradication, thus this initiative addresses root causes to poverty at the household level where the greatest social impact occurs. Therefore, the main objective of this initiaitve is to integrate infrastructure projects based on community needs including clean water, educational, agriculture, aquaculture, animal husbandry, medical and economic facilities that collectively operate as a local training center known as the T.D. Jakes Transformation Center. Impoverished households are provided the training and resources to develop into self-reliant and productive citizens. Transformation is accomplished when impoverished family working as a household unit adapt competencies into the fabric of their successful daily living. Competencies that range from basic hygiene, sanitation and family planning to permaculture, entrepreneurship and microfinance, which when applied to the indigenous situation ensure sustainable human and community development.

Self-Sufficiency & Sustainability

While acknowledging that regional poverty determinants and conditions vary widely, this initiative utilizes a “needs based approach” in making resources available within the targeted community. The result is a comprehensive system of infrastructure development projects and public facilities coupled with culturally sensitive training programs offered that preserve traditional values and cultural identity. These programs build “life-skills” that have the synergistic capacity to transform impoverished families into sustainable and self-sufficient communities. If necessary, the infrastructure projects and program competencies can be augmented to directly address and resolve any unique underlying determinants found in the initial assessments or through on-going monitoring for local and regional poverty patterns.