We had a wonderful time to work as a team on a project about Villa Rosa. The project title was “Mother’s gift bag”, and project description was “Give hand up to mothers in need”
Villa Rosa created a safe environment where the young woman could find shelter during their pregnancies. The young expecting mothers are provided a place to live, individual counseling, life skills, education and community. Villa Rosa does follow-ups to 300 women every year.
Our project objective; in our initiation stage we discussed as a team and we came up with an objective that could be measurable, realistic, manageable, and timely managed.
As a team, we built-up our project charter with the necessary steps required to fulfill the project at hand. We decided on our work delegation to fulfill the project objectives.
Our implementation stage started off with a simple phone call to Villa Rosa to confirm our donation drive for the organization and to get an idea of items of scope.
Our objective was to collect 20 items for mothers in need, our items of scope where as follows:
- Body wash
- Hair brush
- Body lotion
As a group, we all came to the conclusion on which strategies that we could use to advertise our project.
- Created posters
Our next phase was to set up our donation bins located at the 433 Main St. Robertson College campus on the 13th floor and the 3rd floor. We have a picture below, showing where we have placed our donation bins. On a daily basis, we observed our donation bins to see how many items we accumulated.
The group equally took responsibility to complete the project presentation. On our last day for the group project, we explained what was necessary to be successful on this project. The team members equally shared responsibilities and expressed what they have learned during the project. The below picture is the four dynamic team members, who decided to raise awareness for those mothers in need during their pregnancies at Villa Rosa.
What we learned during this project as a group.
- Time management: we learned how to utilize our time well
- Team builder; how to work as a team
- Problem-solving; how to overcome challenges
- When change occurs and how we adapt to the situation
- Effective team members; we learned how to stay focused on the task at hand
- Valuing team diversity; accepting ideas from the members of the team.
- How to manage our resources
- Project team development
- Ethical behavior
- Brain storming
We were happy to be part of a donation drive that was dedicated to helping mothers in need and to provide a gift bag to them with the collected items of scope. We appreciate and thank all those who contributed to our project and its success.
Eric Ndahuara Mpangara