MAINTENANCE SUSTAINABILITY AFRICA

We are a new NGO with a strong focus on sustainable development of the African continent through advocacy and effective partnerships with government agencies and non-governmental organizations and development partners.

OUR BACKGROUND

(MSA) is a volunteer based youth led organization formed to foster the sustainable development of the continent. The organization was formerly known as the Non Allied Group. Our principal focus areas were electoral education & peace building and advancement of democracy through popular participation and mediation. Earlier 2014 we broadened our scope of focus and shifted from an entirely advocacy based group to include services. Following this, our name was changed to reflect our focus on sustainable development.

VISION

An Africa where development is sustained and infrastructure preserved”. We hope to contribute to this by offering sustainable solutions to development challenges, foster maintenance of infrastructure and to promote the sustainable development goals.

WHAT WE BELIEVE

We believe that if we can maintain the few infrastructure base and sustain our environment, we would be keeping a strong and healthy foundation for sustained development. This will help us to directly and indirectly help address other pertinent issues such as impacts of climate change, poverty, illiteracy, urbanization among others.

THE COO EXPLAINS THE FLEXIBILITY OF THE NEW INNOVATIVE PAYMENT MODE TO PARENTS

OUR CHERISHED EDUPAY AWARD WINNERS FOR THE TERM

MADAM FLORENCE. 'EDUPAY HELPS ME TO KEEP MY WARDS AT SCHOOL WITH EASE'

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EduPAY-Flexible Education Payment Model for the Rural Poor

Watch this video about our project
‘Piloting a Sustainable Education Financing Scheme (EDUPAY) for the Poor in Rural Low Cost Private Schools (RLCPSs) In the PresteaHuni Valley District (PHD) of Ghana’

International Recognition

Our flagship international award winning model, EduPay has been selected to participate in the 2017-18
Global Social Benefit Institute (GSBI®) Online program conducted by the US based Miller Center for social
Entrepreneurship and the Santa Clara University (SCU) . The mission of GSBI is “to Accelerate
entrepreneurship to end global poverty and protect the planet” Edupay was selected as one of the 21
finalists from over 350 applicants and 31 semifinalists to receive 6 months of program support,
mentorship, and access to a broad network of social entrepreneurs and impact investors. During the
program GSBI is expected to take Edupay through five schematic areas to prepare the model for scaling.
This will include fine tuning the Business Model, Impact Model, Growth path and Financial Model.
Funding Plan and Marketing materials shall be developed fully for sustainable growth of the Edupay
program. We at MSA  are proud that Edupay is part of the 13th cohort of the GSBI online accelerator
program. We are excited to be part of the program and very much thankful to Miller Center. We believe
and hope being part of the program shall endow Edupay with resources in order to reach out and assist
at least 50000 pupils and Parents. Kindly read more about GSBI and cohort members here;

https://www.scu-social-entrepreneurship.org/online-1/

20000 customers
2500 testimonials
50 projects in progress

Most current projects

Piloting a Sustainable Education Financing Scheme (EDUPAY) for the Poor in Rural Low Cost Private Schools (RLCPSs) In the PresteaHuni Valley District (PHD) of Ghana’: This is an economic sustainability model which is currently ongoing with five schools. Relatively poor Parents and guardians who paid fees via our sustainable payment model, (EDUPAY) actually confirmed that quality education within the Low cost private school framework can be made more affordableand less burdensome once the model continues.

Establishing a circular economy framework for the plastic sector in Ghana

: The program uses
Faith Based Organizations (FBOs) as plastic recovery center. Members bring their plastic bottles and
sachet to be stored in a receptacle to be picked up by plastic recycling companies. Leaders of FBOs
educate and sensitize their members on how to live clean and manage waste.

Women in Cocoa Capacity Building Program

This program was designed to help empower
women in the cocoa sub sector in the Bibiani Ahwiaso Bekwai District of the Western Region of
Ghana. MSA trained over 500 women including community leaders and 50 Trainers from Civil
society.

Edupay Program

: is a tuition fee payment model developed to provide an affordable education
financing scheme for low income parents. Through flexible payment and pre-financing schemes,
financial resources are recycled to allow students to experience uninterrupted quality education. The
program has benefitted over 9000 students and 4000 women single parents since 2016.

Monitoring Matters

Participating organization for Ghana’s component of the Monitoring Matters
project which sought to compare conventional scientific monitoring of natural resources to
monitoring by local communities sponsored by DANINDA and implemented through collaboration
between twelve (12) universities, research institutes and biodiversity management organization in ten
(10) countries including USA, UK, Ghana, Tanzania, Madagascar, Peru and Denmark).

Waste to Recreation (W2R) Project

The project transformed a 1.5 hectare unauthorized waste
dump site into a recreational center for the people of Prestea (Ghana) and other surrounding
communities. The facility is currently serving as an isolation center for covid 19 patients in the
District. This was done through a unique partnership with Golden Star Bogoso Prestea Limited.

Agri-Residue Charcoal: Affordable clean Energy for Rural Communities

The program was
designed to train the people of Dumase (Ghana) on the recipes for affordable Charcoal briquete
preparation and uses. Beneficiaries were also sensitized on economic and environmental benefits of
briquettes made from agric residue when used for domestic cooking and industrial use.

Protein Fields Project

The program pilots a replicable sustainable farming model where crop
farming residues are supplied to cattle farmers to curb resource conflicts and also as a climate
change adaptation strategy.

THE FUTURE

As to the future, Godfred Turkson, CEO of MSA had this to say, “The model is a pilot that we continue to evolve to strengthen its frameworks and the three major pillars:

Flexible payment scheme

Pre-financing fund

Project targeting infrastructure development

The efforts of MSA and their EDUPAY program are obviously worth highlighting, for innovation, remarkable contribution to sustainable development, and the vast potential of the model to support other impoverished regions of the world.

As a result, EDUPAY was nominated for Best Project in the Youth Citizen Entrepreneurship Competition conducted under the UNESCO Global Action Programme on Education for Sustainable Development received by Emmanuel Douglas Turkson on the EDUPAY model .

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