After year 2 of our ambitious 5-year Programme, looking back on this journey, TIPA team is thrilled to share with you its achievements and challenges! We are proud of the well implemented actions and 2017 objectives reached. Our efforts are rewarded with the enthusiasm of children in creativity classes, and the team is boosted by the continuous improvement of our educational tools and by sharing them with the teachers. Training initiatives expanded this year, and we have already reached some indicators aimed for 2020! We also launched one of our new actions: "Community Workshops", with a dynamic group of 4 parents and 9 youth in the locality of Tranquebar.
2017 also came with its challenges, for instance the difficult mobilization of parents due to limited human resources and having to depend on the Ministry of Education’s services. To support the actions on the field and improve the quality of our services to vulnerable people, it was necessary to optimize TIPA’s operating systems, namely: governance, management, human resources, financial resources and external relations. We therefore, invested in the development of new skills within the team: trainers’ competencies, advocacy, positive discipline and time management. This year, all the team also benefited from a continuous training in Impact Assessment, which encouraged each team member to develop specific tools for the actions for which he/she is responsible, thereby empowering TIPA team!
The next challenge for our team is the development of 2 new actions, while ensuring the good evolution of the actual ones. In this challenge, we also need to take in consideration the multiple constraints due to our limited human and financial resources.
In This report, we wish to share with you a general presentation of TIPA’s actions, with key performance indicators (KPIs) for this year, as well as our performance compared to the objectives planned until 2020. You will also find here the distribution of the financial resources, over the year, as well as a specific evaluation of every action. Concerning fundraising, we tried to vary our sources of income, in order to reduce our dependency to the CSR. TIPA is proud to have participated for the first time in an international crowd funding campaign! Through Global Giving and by achieving the target aimed, we are now part of this platform, which, we hope, will open other international opportunities.
All these actions were made possible, thanks to a dynamic and engaged team, a supportive managing committee, as well as valuable collaborators, namely Dr Emilie Carosin (responsible for the Impact Assessment), Bruneau Woomed (team coach) and Jacquemine Latham Koenig (team regulation). My warmest thanks to each of you, collaborators of the public, private sector and members of the civil society who contributed to getting closer to of our vision of empowering vulnerable people!
Enjoy the reading!
Angélique De La Hogue
TIPA Programme Manager