Interested in managing your own project overseas? Become an AC Captain!
As an ARCHIVE Connect (AC) Captain, you will manage your own small-scale interventions to improve the health of the world’s most vulnerable communities, from conception to completion. One project-cycle lasts 3 months and requires individuals to commit approximately 3-5 hours a week.
By the end of those 3 months, 2 households consisting of at least 8 individuals will be living in accommodation that is dramatically less susceptible to infectious diseases through low-tech, low-cost, quickly-deployed housing improvements.
Captains are given the tools to make the key decisions on their projects, choosing from a very wide range of possibilities in terms of health challenge and geographical location, all with the ultimate goal to one basic right – housing – to deliver one basic need – health.
Captains who complete 4 project-cycles – aiding 8 households of at least 40 people – are eligible for a Captain’s trip, in which they will travel to meet one of the communities that they have helped through their efforts.
Step 1: Sign up to be a Captain
Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, mailing address, phone number, and contact details (name and email address) of one reference. The subject line should say ‘Captain Sign Up’.
Step 2: Assemble your team
Gather friends, family or co-workers who are interested and can serve as researchers, fundraisers, marketers and technology experts.
Step 3: Research
Choose a country.
Choose your health challenge – an infectious disease that can be prevented through housing interventions (for instance, malaria, diarrheal diseases, tuberculosis).
Research the relevant household intervention or interventions (for instance, paved floors, improved ventilation, ventilated pit latrines, enhanced kitchen design).
Step 4: Fundraise
Use social networking platforms to promote your project. Have bake sales, raffles, involve your friends and get creative.
Step 5: Construction
Provide ARCHIVE with your proposal. See your project become a reality as ARCHIVE engages with community partners to implement your interventions.
Step 6: Monitor
Receive photo and video updates from beneficiaries of your intervention.
Step 7: Final Report
Generate a final report summarizing and evaluating the project.
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What is the role of ARCHIVE in relation to ARCHIVE Connect?
ARCHIVE engages with and coordinates the community partners on the ground in order to implement your interventions. ARCHIVE provides Captains with resources and support needed to complete the project.
Where and when do Captains work?
Anywhere and any time. Communication may be performed in-person or online, in real-time or via email. Team meetings may be held in public or private settings, in the home, at work, on lunch-breaks, at weekends, at parties, face-to-face or remotely.
Who will these interventions benefit?
The world’s most vulnerable, those subsiding on less than $2 a day, residing in unstable accommodation that simply lacks the basic infrastructure to protect and shelter against the most deadly infectious diseases.
What does the money cover?
Materials, training and labor costs necessary to complete the intervention.
I don’t want to be a Captain, but I want to participate. How can I get involved?
Email us at email@example.com. We will connect you with Captains seeking assistance.