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Concept Note




1.1 Project Title, Location and Timing

Project Name


Specific Location


Project Duration



1.2 Agency Details

Name of Institution
Principal contact officer
Email address




1.3 Funding Request

Total funds requested

$ 63000

 Sh3m year one sh 1m year 2 sh1m year, 3, 4, 5 Total $63,000= Total amount requested from donors. Great Mercy will contribute $6,300 in kind. 




There is need to strengthen leadership at all levels in Great Mercy to enhance integrity. Proper integrity checks in the system will encourage transparency and accountability. This is bound to encourage more commitment to work which will result in academic excellence, better care for children who will have good morals. Strengthening leadership integrity in Great Mercy is a continuous need due to the dynamic leadership of the Development Centre. There is need to in calculate a sustainable culture of integrity which will impact positively on future generations. The new leaders and members who join Great Mercy will find a strong culture of integrity which they can only enhance but not change. This will in a way contribute to lessening the gap between the have and the have not’s in Kenya which for generations has been detrimental to development. Trainings and resources like computerized financial/library systems and Monitoring Information systems are needed to enhance integrity. Rewarding mechanisms to those staff and stakeholders who embrace and enhance integrity will also be needed. Rewards will be pegged on clear performance indicators of which integrity will be a major component. Building capacity for integrity will not only be theoretical but practical also. Credible capacity builders (trainers) on integrity will be needed.  


2.1 Technical Analysis of Current Situation (Local Context)


Integrity is a challenge in Trans Nzoia County where Great Mercy lies.Chidren and leaders do not have role models and hence lack of integrity has become business as usual. Structures that will create an enabling environment for integrity in Great Mercy are very important. Leaders who will be committed to integrity are needed. Proper structures with integrity checks and balances that can be monitored and evaluated will go along way to help the less privileged who are at the centre of Great Mercy vision and mission. Much as the top leadership in Great Mercy bear the greatest responsibility in ensuring integrity in the Centre, this responsibility will be easier if all the stakeholders of Great Mercy will be given Capacity on Integrity.

This section should describe the general development context in which the project will be taking place. It should make relevant comments on the cultural, social, political, geographical and, economic features of the situation, especially in ways in which they differ from the national or regional context.


2.2 Proposed Area of Intervention


Areas of need include ineffective communication systems, ineffective Staff performance contracts, unexposed leaders who  don’t value  integrity through accountability and transparency, lack of Computerized financial and library management systems, ineffective programme children recruitment systems that are monitarable and evaluatable.All these can only be effected by  leaders of unquestionable integrity.

Having described the general context in the section above, this section now focuses on a brief description and analysis of the need or issue that the project seeks to address. This should not be a description of the project, but a description of the actual (integrity) issue or need that is having a negative effect on people’s lives.


2.3 Objectives and Intermediate Results


The purpose of this section is to articulate the Objectives and the Intermediate Results, as well as give a clear idea of the thinking behind the project design.

 2.3.1 Major Objectives



  • To enhance integrity and accountability among staff, students, partners and other stakeholders of Great Mercy
  • To put in place leadership structures that will enhance integrity.
  • To establish programmee monitoring and evaluation system that will help measure progress to achieving higher levels of integrity and Transparency.
  • To put in place structures that enhance integrity like computerized library/financial systems.


What are the Major Development Objectives in this project?


2.4.2 Approach


Briefly describe:

A] How the proposed project is appropriate to address the problems identified?

Since leadership determines the success of an organization, it is hoped that when they are equipped and given an environment to be people of integrity they will in return trans late the same to all members and stakeholders of Great Mercy

B] What strategies you will employ to meet the objectives?Trainings,Programmes monitoring and evaluation Systems placement and use.

C] What change will be achieved as a result of the project? Academic excellence, a morally upright community, more productivity from Great Mercy Projects and a morally upright staff.





2.4.2 Intermediate Result(s)


What are the intermediate result(s) the project expects to achieve?

  • Increased academic mean score in classes
  • Strengthened leadership structures, morally upright leaders and members
  • Increased enrolment of the needy children: orphans and vulnerable


  • Computerized library and financial systems that enhance integrity and prudent use of Great Mercy resources in an accountable and transparent way.
  • Efficient communication systems will enhance commonality of knowledge on Great Mercy issues
  • Increased support from Great Mercy partners, friends, well wishers and other stakeholders that will enhance the child welfare and benefit other children who are currently not on the program




2.4.3 Project Activity Description


Briefly describe how the activities listed in 2.4.3 under “Inputs”, will achieve the Project Outputs, including the nature of each activity and its duration.

 A] To train great mercy leaders in integrity (Building Capacity) and leadership.



 B] Establish Monitoring Information Systems that will enable the management to monitor and evaluate integrity growth in Great Mercy.



C] To monitor and evaluate Integrity growth in Great Mercy


D]To put in place computerized financial and  communication mechanisms and systems that will enhance integrity and increase support to Great Mercy.

E] Put inplace a computerized library system.





2.5 Direct & Indirect Beneficiaries


  • Great Mercy children (70 girls and 80 boys).
  • Great Mercy Staff (9 males and 9 females).
  • Trans Nzoia community (A spill over through trainings to 250 people (125 men and 125 women).Through practicals, it is hoped that every trained person will translate the benefits to at least one person).
  • Great Mercy partners, supporters and stakeholders (50 men and 50 women-100 people in total).
  • 100 children (60 girls and 40 boys) i.e.20 children per year for 5 years who are recruited in Great Mercy either as needy or normal children who pay school fees to support the programme.
  • The statistics are from Great Mercy records.


Who will benefit both directly and indirectly, from this intervention? NGOs should present gender-disaggregated information wherever possible about beneficiaries. NGOs should also explain briefly how the information on beneficiaries was gathered.



Signature: Judith Mutange

Date: 5/4/2013



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