Pat Montani 201 Entrepreneur
Hi, My name is Pat Montani and I am a serial entrepreneur who has spent the last 15 years working on projects in Africa. Bringing bicycles to Africa to help Community health workers deal with HIV, allowing them to visit more patients was the start of the journey . Now the grassroots movement I founded has delivered over 325,000 bikes to 18 countries and it keeps growing. When we brought bieks to northern uganda's karamoja region, i knew I was home and over the last 7 years have tried to help the people of this region as best I could. To find out more about me, please visit Karamoja.org Thanks Pat
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We live in an internet world, skills are transferable anywhere globally and people can live and perk anywhere. Cloud Empowerment is putting up Hosted global apps. There are other apps and cloud platforms, for the people with skills, they can provide support, they can develop, sell and do a hundred other things with cloud companies. If a teacher can teach and they are good, why should they not work anywhere online. if a person has good communications skills, why not support product and l from karamoja wherever in Africa. I have been asked to find peopel to do some work for a Canadian company, they cannot get good people ,but we have them in uganda, and there are good jobs here. I believe rather than skills development, we need to create opportunity and places where people will get paid for doing a job
I have been bothered for awhile about an organization called, http://1millionhealthworkers.org. I have spoke ngo them, talked about technology and how it can empower health workers and there was no interest, which is fine. What bothered me more was the fact that they take in a lot of money provide some training, tell the world they share Helloing one million new health workers and they make it look like they are doing good work. In reality a very big percentage of those health workers leave the job, they aren’t to paid, and people expect them to work for nothing, when they have loved ones to take care of, yet the team at one million health workers gets paid. This is wrong on a thousand levels, They ahve a responsibility to help those workers make a fair wage for providing a great service.I think the goal should be to get one million community health workers trained and paid a fair wage. We have already started a project to compensate health workers based on donors seeing accountability. Another point, No one wants to touch helloing peopel get paid, they know it is tough, but thier dirty secret is, their model os way too inefficient to even think about paying anyone but themselves . Yes, I am being tough on them and I wil be equally touch on all who think that making people work for nothing is right, while they take home the money. healthcare is just one segment, i can think of many more where the local people are treated very poorly by the NGO crowd who should be doing more. Am I upset, yep, if it fair to ask peopel to work for free, nope, should a new model go into place that renders the inefficient outdated and out of work , yep. So here we go, one million paid community health workers , if anyone is interested in joining, drop me an email firstname.lastname@example.org