Features of the WSO
The three main features of the WSO are as follows:
1. Scholarship funds for underprivileged children from farming families and street children
Underprivileged children in developing nations lack the resources needed to escape from the cycle of poverty.
The WSO aims to formulate systems in various nations where underprivileged children who have finished compulsory education can receive funds in order to advance into Vocational Training Schools and Agricultural Vocational Schools. Those targeted will mostly be street-children from the age of 10-15 and children from farming families.
Moreover, a ‘Future Plan’ will be devised for these underprivileged children involved in the Scholarship Scheme. By working towards training specific skills suited to each child, the WSO will stand alongside the children as to materialise their ambitions. Essentially, we will oversee the growth of each child as they undergo skills training, where the scheme will allow them to gain the necessary abilities into becoming independent and self-supportive members of society.
2. Operating with a high level of efficiency and transparency
It is often the case that 30-50% of the donations given to humanitarian and development aid agencies are put towards management and operating costs. In running such organisations, expenses are inevitable like any other business. Yet the breadth of funds put towards operation costs is sheerly unimaginable for those providing the donations. By restricting costs unrelated to humanitarian support to the bare minimum (at around 15%), we aim to supply donations from individuals and companies towards the actual costs necessary to alleviate extreme poverty.
3. Management focusing on ‘continuation’
The reality of poverty reduction is that the operation of aid agencies is short-lived, due to a difficult of receiving funds in the long-term. As such, it becomes near-impossible to provide long-term support for those living in extreme poverty. We aim to construct a system alleviating poverty for 10, even 20 years ahead.