FTI PROGRAMMES / WHAT WE DO
Our programmes are mainly on Education, Leadership training, Capacity Building, Philanthropy.
We must do all that we can, to give our children the best education and social upbringing – for while they are youth today, they shall be leaders tomorrow –John F. Kennedy.
FTI believes every single child has the right to a good-quality education. This is because school helps children develop the skills they need to make themselves heard in the world and participate in the decisions affecting their lives, and to make positive changes to break free from poverty. Education is the passport to the future, for the future belongs to those who prepare for it.
FTI has a “Teen-Mentoring” unit for promotion of Education.
Leadership development is a concept that has been around for awhile, but is becoming more and more relevant, especially in the realm of education. Leadership development is the realm of teaching leadership qualities to someone, regardless of whether or not the learner will actually use the skills learned in a leadership position. This involves teaching communication skills, sharing, and the ability to motivate individuals through positive social influences.
Leadership development also stresses to potential leaders the how and when of leading. This process teaches when to be a leader and when to be a follower, how to lead by example, and the dynamics of being a leader within a group.
Learning to be an effective leader is a combination of character traits and learned skills. FTI is actively contributing to making young people future leaders. Our leadership training efforts include holiday workshops and seminars. FTI’s key role is to facilitate learning.
Capacity building is an ongoing process through which individuals, groups, organizations and societies enhance their ability to identify and meet development challenges. Our activities on capacity building hinge mainly on Career Guidance Counseling (CGC) and promotion of vocational education on local crafts and skills as well as recycling projects. This is partially accomplished by providing resources and training.
Philanthropy is about giving of oneself, whether it is with money or ones time. What is required is to care about something – an organization, a cause or a mission – and give something of ones’ self, an organization to support that which has touched ones heart. What is gained at the end of the day is that it helped to make a difference in our community and to improve quality of life.
FTI’s take on philanthropy is focused on providing opportunities for participation in FTI approved programmes which the beneficiary would not ordinarily have been able to participate in for the acquisition of lifelong skills. Life skills commonly refer to the ability and readiness to face and solve demands and challenges of everyday life. Those are based on the four pillars of learning: learning to know, to do, to live together and to be.
Presently, as part of our philanthropy, FTI started offering full sponsorships to deserving students to attend Model United Nations (MUN) conferences from 2009.